A Conversation about Hobbies
Michael and John are on their way to the tennis court。 They meet Charles and David。
Michael: hi, Charlie and Dave, how is everything?
Thank you。 How about you? It seems like you two are going to play tennis?
John: Yes。We are gong to play tennis。 Would you like to join us? We can play doubles。
David: No。 Thanks。 We have a football game this afternoon。 But the goalie is not feeling well。 Do you know anybody who could be a goalie for our team? Just for today。
Michael: I am afraid not。
Charles, What’s so good about playing tennis? Why can’t you guys cancel playing tennis today and come to join us。
One will be the goalie and one will cheer for us。
Michael: You know what? I took tennis classes recently and I find myself so crazy about it。
I feel so energetic after playing tennis。
Charles: I don’t play tennis。 I just play football。 Tennis is not as exciting as football。
Michael: Charlie, I am afraid I can’t agree with you at this point。
John : me neither。
Michael:It is much easier to find one tennis partner than to find a whole team of people to play football。
Charlie: But, don’t you think more people are more exciting? Playing tennis is like playing a ping pong game。
You merely play back and forth。 It’s a kind of boring。
Michael and John: Noooooooo!
Michael: When you play tennis, you can keep fit and you don’t get hurt。
John: There is too much body contact in playing football。 I don’t want to be pushed, be stepped, be knocked down or……
Charles: that’s the best part of the game。
David: well, we all learn to play smart。
Michael: Sorry。 We can’t talk to you now。 We have to go to our tennis club now。
I can’t wait to play with John。
Charles: ok。 I have to call my buddies to see who would like to be our goalie today。
Michael and John: Gook luck! Bye!
Charles and David: Bye! Have a good day!
Michael John: you, too。
能告诉我下一趟到卡地夫的火车时间好吗?Could you tell me the time of the next train / bus to Cardiff, please?
是快车(直达车)吗?我需要倒(换)车吗?Is it an express train / bus, or do I have to change trains / buses?
有餐车吗?Is there a buffet car?
上车的的站台是那个?What platform / stop does it leave from?
火车什么时间离开?What time does it depart?
火车什么时间到达?What time does it arrive?
行车要多久?How long is the journey?
I'd like a ticket to London, please。
单程还是往返?Single or return?
往返车票。车费多少钱?Return。 How much is the fare?
That's £150。00 peak time, or if you travel off-peak between 10am and 3pm it's only £65。00。
我坐非高峰时间的，可订一张票吗?I'll travel off-peak then thanks。
Can I reserve a seat?
好，需多交5磅。Yes, but it's an extra £5。00。
A: 下一趟去华盛顿的车几点开?What time's the next train to Washington?
That's 9:26 on Track 14。
A: 什么时候到?When does it get there?
B: 列车时刻表是10点50到。It's scheduled to arrive at 10:50。
A: 多少钱?How much is it?
B: 单程票30，返程票55。It's $30。00 one way or $55。00 round trip。
A: 去天津，最近的一趟是哪个?What's the next train from Beijing to Tianjin?
T548 at 15:01。
A: What time does it get there? 什么时候到?
B: 大约4点26分到。It gets there around 16:26。
A: 多少钱?What's the fare?
Hard seat is RMB 30。00。
A ticket to London, please。
Paul Ryefield: - What time does the next train to London leave?
Railway Station Clerk: - At 16:35, from platform 8。
Paul Ryefield: - Is it a direct train to London?
Railway Station Clerk: - No, you have to change trains at Birmingham。
Paul Ryefield: - I see。 One ticket to London, please。
Railway Station Clerk: - Single or return, sir?
Paul Ryefield: - Single, please。
Railway Station Clerk: - 64 pounds, please。
Paul Ryefield: - Here you are。
Railway Station Clerk: - Here´s your ticket and change, sir。
不知道你要什么难度的？我这有一篇BEC高级口语的题目 压力管理你所在的部门，部分员工最近情绪低落，工作效率不高，部门经理对此十分关心。请就如何改善该局面给出建议。并讨论:1。员工为何工作效率下降2。如何帮助员工缓解压力A : You see, some colleagues are not as active and efficent in their job as usual and few made progress in their business in the passing months。
一些员工不像平时那样有效积极的工作了，过去的几月没有人有大进展。B: This is a situation that has to be improved。 First of all, we should find out reasons behing this, especially work-related stressors 这正是我们要解决的问题。
首先我们应该发现这其中的原因，特别是和工作有关的。A: As far as i konw , personnality changes among co-workers seem to be responsible。 we"d better orginse social activities, such as baskerball match, then colleagues can learn to helo and cooperate with one another。
就我所知，员工的性格波动是罪魁祸首。我们最好组织些社会活动。比如篮球比赛。这样员工就可以在其中领悟到互相合作和帮助。B: That would be a good idea。 Work setting can creat physical and mental stress too。
The office is a bit over-crowded and workers here just can not enjoy privacy。 we should think of moving to offices big and cozy enough。
这个办法不错。工作表会造成生理和心理的紧张。我们的办公室也太挤了。员工没有隐私。我们应该考虑帮到更大更舒适的地方。A: So many colleagues became passive on their work。 Leadership style can not be ingored。
The manger should communicate with his or her staff about the leadership style through questionnaire to find out problems timely adjust the polices related。
许多同事在工作中很消极。这和领导方式有原因。经理应该通过调查问卷来和员工沟通，发现问题并及时的调整相关政策。B: Talking about this reminds me of a popular saying- in a well-managed company, on one sholud feel that he has to burn himself out。