1-1-2 Greeting and Reception (2)
Clerk:How do you do, sir. May I help you?
Mr. Aden: How do you do,
I have an appointment with Mr. Zhou, your manager. Would you please tell me where he is?
Clerk:Are you Mr. Aden?
Mr. Aden:Yes, one of your manager's friends from Africa.
I want to have a talk with him about the relationship between your bank and our corporation.
Clerk: Sorry, Mr. Zhou is taking part in an emergency meeting now.
He left a message for you. You see.
Mr. Aden: Oh, that's a disappointment.
What shall I do now?
Clerk: If you don't mind, Mr. Aden, would you please wait a few minutes?
The meeting is to be over at 10:30.
There's only few minutes left before the end of the meeting.
Mr. Aden:OK. I have to wait a while to see him now.
Clerk:Here, sit down, please. Well, which do you prefer, tea or coffee?
Mr. Aden:A cup of tea, thank you.
Clerk:Have a cigarette?
Mr. Aden:No, thanks. I,m a non-smoker.
You make me feel at home. Thank you very much.
Clerk:That's alright, Mr. Aden.
I'm so glad to have seen you.
Oh, look, Mr. Zhou is coming in.
1.I have an appointment with Mr. Zhou, your manager.
I've got a date with Mr. Zhou, your manager.
I meet Mr. Zhou, your manager.
I date with Mr. Zhou who is your manager.
Sorry, I've already made an appointment with my friend.
I have an appointment with Mr. Smith's assistant to help him with the audit.
How many people will you be bringing?
2.Mr. Zhou is taking part in an emergency meeting now.
Mr. Zhou is attending a very urgent meeting now.
Mr. Zhou has an emergency meeting now.
When did your brother join the army?
Come along, and join in the ball game.
We’ll take part in social practice during the summer vacation.
He’ll attend an important meeting tomorrow.
3.What shall I do now?
What do I do now?
What am I supposed to do at present?
How should I do now?
What do we do next?
What would you advise me to do?
What do you expect me to do then?
What am I going to do with you ?
4.I have to wait a while to see him now.
L'll wait to hear from you then.
Let's wait outside.
I shall be waiting for you, so hurry.
More than months I have waited for this moment.
You stay here until I come back.
l'm waiting here.
wait a bit
wait and see
wait at table
wait for (up)
wait until [till]
wait up (for)
wait upon [on]
5.Which do you prefer, tea or coffee?
What would you like, tea or coffee?
What do you want to drink, tea or coffee?
Would you care for a drink, tea or coffee?
Which is your preference, tea or coffee?
I prefer to spend the weekend at home.
prefer sb. to do sth.
Their father prefers them to be ho-me early.
I prefer dogs to cats.
6.You make me feel at home.
I feel like home.
I am always very accommodating there.
I have a hunch that he didn't really want to go.
I have a weird feeling.
I have the feeling.
I get a felling that I should have been home yesterday.