Laurance-Would you like some cookies? I just made them.
Soomy- Thank you. Yes, I would.
Laurance-These are chocolate,and those are almond-flavored.
Soony- I guess I'll try a chocolate one fu-st.
Mmmm... this is delicious.Are they hard to make?
Laurance-No, they're really quite easy. Wait a minute,
I've got the recipe right here. See...these are
the ingredients, and then you just follow the directions.
Soony- That does look easy. I think I'll make some tonight.
Inviting a friend to dinner.
Laurance- When can we expect you for dinner? Can you come tonight?
Soony- Not tonight. I promised to go to a concert with my sister.
Laurance- Well .... How about Friday then?
Soony- That sounds fine.
Laurance- Good. Shall we say seven o'clock?
Soony- I'll be there! You're still a fabulous cook, aren't you?
Laurance- That'll be for you to decide. I've got a new dish that I want to try out on you.
Soony- I'm ready. I think I'll fast all day Friday!
try out on you:原意是"以你做试验".
laurance-I need to get car insurance.Ya got any ideas?
Soony--- Well,you could try ny company.It seems to have fair rates.
Laurance-Do they insure older cars?
Soony--- As far as I know,they insure all kinds of vehicles.
Laurance-How long have you had a policy with them?
Soony--- Oh,I don't know.Maybe five years.
Laurance-And you say their rates are low?
Soony--- Not low reasonable.I've always gotten good service from them.Let me give you their phone number and you can call them.
BUYING A SECOND-HAND CAR
Laurance- What kind of a car do you have?
Soony--- An old one.
Laurance- I know it's old, but what make is it?
Soony-- - It's a Chevrolet. Why do you ask? You going into the car business?
Laurance -Nothing like that. My cousin is going to take a job overseas and he can't take his car with him, so he's going to sell it - cheap. It's practically new.
Soony--- WelL I have been thinking about getting a newer car. I can't afford a brand new one.
Laurance- Would you like to look at my cousin's car?
Soony--- Is it a four-door or a two-door?
Laurance- It's a coupe with a vinyl roof.
Soony--- Does it have automatic transmission?.
Laurance- Yes, and it also has power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning.
Soony--- I guess I might take a look at it. How much is he asking?
Laurnace- I don't know for sure, but he'll make you a good deal.
Soony--- Okay. Set it up for me to see it, if you can.
a four-door or a two-door=a four-door car or a two-door car,前者指宽敞的大篷车,后者指轻便的小型车.
power steering,power brakes:指有液动或气动装置使方向盘与刹车操纵非常轻便.
set it up=arrange it.
GETTING SOMETHING FIXED
(between customer and repairman)
Laurance- How long do you think it'll take to fix it?
Soony- Hard to tell. Sometimes we can find the problem right away and sometimes it may take an hour or two.
Laurance- Should I wait or come back later?
Soony- Suit yourself, but it's probably better to come back later.
Laurance- You will get it fixed today, won't you?
Soony- I don't see any problem. We should have it ready for you by three at the latest. But, better call before you come.
Laurance- Okay. Thanks a lot.
suit yourself=do as you please
by three at the latest=not later than three o'clock,类似的短语还有:
at the most/at the earliest/at the least/at the best/at the worst 等.
EXPECTING A PHONE CALL
Laurance-Was i hat the telephone ringing?
Soony- I didn't hear anything.
Laurance-I thought I heard it ring two or three times.
Soony- Sometimes when the windows are open, you can hear the neighbors' phone.
Laurance-Well, I'm expecting an important phone call, and I don't want to miss it.
Soony- Is it anything I should know about?
Laurance-Not really. It has something to do with work and doesn't really affect us here at home.
Soony- Well, why don't you go ahead and do what you wanted to do outside. I'll call you if the phone rings for you.
Laurance-Thanks. I think I will. I've been waiting so long now I'm getting nervous. I need to relax outdoors.
1. Not really.= It is not really anything you should know about.
2. have something to do with work:与工作有关.这是个常用句型.
have 动词之后可用nothing,something,anything也可用a lot,agreat deal, little等词替换.
3. waiting so long now(that)I'm getting nervous:口语中so...that结构中的that常省略.