Situational Words and Phrases 情景词汇
1.absolutely ad. 绝对地
A: You mean you don't know?
B: I absolutely have no idea!
2.advantage n. 优势
A: Are you sure he'll win the competition?
B: Yes, because his former experience in the army gives him an advantage.
3.announcement n. 广播.公告
A: Sir, we're trying to get the train to Las Angeles. Do you know what platform it leaves from?
B: I think they just made an announcement about that, but I couldn't hear what they said.
4.a way vest 出路
A: Isn't there any way out?
B: Listen, you asked me at a bad time, John.
5.back sb, up 支持某人
A: Now tell me which side you are on.
B: Of course I'll back you up.
6.be true of 对……适用
A: Doctor, my baby's always sleeping during the daytime. Is anything wrong with it?
B: No, babies need a lot of sleep and this is particularly true of newborns.
7.cent n. 美分
A: Jimmy, listen to me. You can't do that, OK?
B: Who asked far your two cents?
8.clarify v. 澄清
A: Could you please clarify your third paint?
B: Of course.
9.close a. 接近的
A: What's that? A wedding ring?
B: You are pretty close now.
10.come up with 提出
A: Can anyone come up with a new idea?
B: Maybe we can try this.
11.comment n. 评论
A: Mr. Johnson，I'd be glad to have your idea on the plane crash.
B: No comment.
12.convince v. 使相信
be convinced of 相信
A: Are you sure you can bring the company to life?
B: I'm convinced of that.
13.date v. 与(异性朋友)约会，谈恋爱
A: We'll have a dance party this weekend. Will you come?
B: I'm afraid I won't. Sally's invited me to her home. I've been dating her since we met at a dance party two months ago.
14.find v. 认为
A: How do you find the flat?
B: It's too small, I'm afraid.
15.get at 意指
A: What are you getting at?
B: Well, it seems to me that you should talk it over again with her.
16.give one's word that 对……做保证
A: But why should I believe your story?
B: I can give my word that it's true.
17.get out with sb. 与(异性)交好，谈恋爱
A: Don't you know that she used to go out with a millionaire?
B: Yeah, but she's promised to marry me.
18.go steady with someone 与某人(异性)交好，谈恋爱
A: Would you like to go to the stadium to watch the football match?
B: Sorry. I've promised to see Romie tonight. We've been going steady for a year.
19.have sth. in mind 有想法
A: What do you have in mind?
B: Nothing. I'm at sea myself.
20.if you listen to me 听我说
A: You'll have to go on a diet, if you listen to me.
B: Thank you for your suggestion.
21.impression n. 印象
A: What impression did you get from my girl?
B: The mast lovely one I've ever seen.
22.inferior a. 低于，次于
A: Do you really think women are inferior to men?
B: I don't think so. But the fact is that women are so looked down upon in some places. It's such a biased idea!
23.in one's shoes 处在某人的位置上
A: How do you like the red T-shirt?
B: If I were in your shoes, I would certainly buy a green one.
A: What did the interviewer say to you?
B: He inquired whether I got married.
25.inquiry n. 询问
A: What a nice Christmas gift!
B: I don't know who sent it. I'll make some discreet inquiries.
26.make it 成功
A: The ceremony starts at 7:00. Can you make it now?
27.make of 了解，认为
A: What do you make of the Pakistan Coup?
B: It's really hard to say.