場景1：必要的會議(A mandatory meeting)
A: Paul? I need to work out a time to get together with your people.
B: Does everybody need to be there? Hilary and Jason are on vacation this week.
A: It would be best if everybody could be there. How about next week sometime?
B: Let me take a look at the schedule. I’ll get back to you this afternoon, all right?
場景2：員工會議(Setting up a staff meeting)
A: We’re going to need everybody’s input on this project. So I’d like to fix a time to meet next week and hear what you all have to say.
B: I’d prefer to meet in the morning. I’m going to be out of the office most afternoons next week.
A: I don’t have any problem with that. Let’s set it up for 9:30 Wednesday morning. We can carry it over to Thursday if we need to.
B: That’s fine. What do the rest of you think?
場景3：預約維修(A maintenance appointment)
A: Hello? Is this the Maintenance Department?
B: Yeah. That’s right. What can I do for you?
A: We’re having a lot of trouble with our printer. Could you come and take a look at it sometime this afternoon?
B: Let me see. Yeah, all right. I’ll be over about two.
場景4：招聘預約(A recruitment appointment)
A: Excuse me. Mr. Emory?
B: Yes, Ms. Rodriguez? How can I help you?
A: I wanted to see if I could arrange a meeting with you to discuss recruitment.
B: Absolutely. I’ve been wanting to meet with you about that. Let me just get my book.
A: Hi, Linda, how many lessons do you have in school?
B: There are 30 lessons a week, and you?
A: It's the same. We have Chinese, Maths, English, Arts, PE, and music.
B: It's the same. What's your favourite subject?
A: I like English best, because it's good. and how about you?
B: Oh, I like Chinese best, because it's beautiful.
A: Haha, I see. What's your favourite after-class activity?
B: I like palying badminton, it makes me happy, and you?
A: I like playing basketball with my friends, we are happy, too.
A: Hi, Tom, can I borrow your bike this week?
B: Yes, of course, but why?
A: Mine is broken. We went to a mountain last week.
B: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. When do you want it?
A: This saturday
B: Oh, no problem at all.
A: How long can I keep it?
B: You can return it next week.
A: Oh, it's veyr kind of you.
B: it's all right.
A： I‘d like to get the ball rolling(開始)by talking about prices.
B： Shoot.(洗耳恭聽)I‘d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
A： Your products are very good. But I‘m a little worried about the prices you‘re asking.
B： You think we about be asking for more?(laughs)
A： (chuckles莞爾) That‘s not exactly what I had in mind. I know your research costs are high, but what I‘d like is a 25% discount.
B： That seems to be a little high, Mr. Smith. I don‘t know how we can make a profit with those numbers.
A： Please, Robert, call me Dan. (pause) Well, if we promise future business――volume sales(大筆交易)――that will slash your costs(大量減低成本)for making the Exec-U-ciser, right?
B： Yes, but it‘s hard to see how you can place such large orders. How could you turn over(銷磬)so many? (pause) We‘d need a guarantee of future business, not just a promise.
A： We said we wanted 1000 pieces over a six-month period. What if we place orders for twelve months, with a guarantee?
B： If you can guarantee that on paper, I think we can discuss this further.