Situational Words and Phrases 情景词汇
1.appoint v. 约定
A: I'm sorry but I forgot our appointed time. Can you tell me?
B: Sure, it's 8 on Saturday evening.
2.ask for leave 请假
A: Xiao Wang is the most diligent worker in our factory.
B: What's more, he never asks for leave.
3.early bird 早起的人
A: All through the years, I always get up no later than six o'clock every day.
B: You are really an early bird?
4.every two hours 每两小时
A: When does the next bus leave far Shanghai.
B: Buses leave for Shanghai for every two hours, the next bus will leave at 8.
5.fast ad. 快
A: What time is it now?
B: My watch says ten to nine, but mine is ten minutes fast.
6.fortnight n. 两周
A: Have you been here before, Mary?
B: Yes, I came here a fortnight ago.
7.in one's thirties 三十多岁
A: Do you know how old that woman is?
B: That I don't know. Somewhere in her thirties. I think.
8.interval n. 间隔
A: Last week I met my nephew after an interval of five years, and I could hardly recognize him.
B: He must have grown up and changed a lot.
9.keep good time 走得准
A: Does your watch keep good time?
B: Yes, it never gains or loses.
10.lose time (表)慢
A: What are you doing?
B: I'm repairing my watch, it loses five minutes a day.
11.off ad. 停止
A: Gan that clock be right? 10:30?
B: That clock is always off. It's 11:05.
12.on time 准时
A: Will you come on board at ten tomorrow?
B: Yes, I will.I'll come on time.
13.punctual a. 守时的
A: Are you sure your friend will show up an time?
B: Sure, my friend is a very punctual man.
14.recess n. 休息
A: How long do you have during your noon recess?
B: An hour and a half.
15.roughly ad. 大概
A: What time does it arrive?
B: It takes roughly two hours.
16.sharp ad. 正好
A: Excuse me. What time is it now?
B: It's four o'clock sharp.
17.spare a. 空余的，业余的
A: Can you do me a favor?
B: Sorry, I have no spare time.
18.weekend n. 周末
A: What are you going to do at the weekend?
B: I'm going to the cinema.
19.wind v. 给表上弦
A: My watch has stopped. I must have forgotten to wind it last night.
B: I've just set my watch by the radio time signal.