You can see them in every airport in the world. They are businessmen and women who have to travel for their work.
When they first applied for the job, they may have thought of good food and hotels, huge expense accounts and fashionable cities. Now they hnave to sit in airport lounges, tired and uncomfortable in their smart clothes, listening to the loudspeaker announce "The flight to Tokyo, or Berlin, or New York is delayed for another two hours". Some people say to me, "How lucky you are to be able to travel abroad in your work! You can go sightseeing without paying any money by yourself!" They think that my job is like a continual holiday. It is not.
There are advantages, of course, and I do think I am lucky, but only because I can go to places I would never visit if I was a tourist. (149 words)
Useful Words and Expressions:
apply to the consul for a visa向领事申请签证
apply a theory to practice把理论应用于实践
apply a plaster to a wound 给伤口贴上膏药
apply paint to a house油漆房屋
apply one's mind专心于……
We must apply our energies to finding a solution．我们必须全力想出一个解决的办法。
a fashionable hairdo时髦的女发型
become fashionable for a time风靡一时
a sightseeing car游览汽车
a sightseeing party参观团
a sightseeing tour旅游观光