August 19, 2005
Sorry I haven’t written you lately. I’ve been extremely busy with work over the past few months. I simply haven’t been able to find the time to write you.
I have been working on a number of potentially lucrative business deals. As a matter of fact, I am on the verge of making a very substantial sum of money. The only difficulty is that I am having a cash flow problem at the moment. I have taken out several loans, but I am still $6,000 short. I wonder if I can prevail on you to help me out. If you can loan me the money, I guarantee you that I’ll pay you back by the end of the year, and I’ll add another $2,000 as interest, since once these deals go through, I’ll have it made.
1. extremely 非常地
例:It would be extremely difficult to do this task alone.
2. potentially 有潜力地
3. lucrative 有利可图的
例:Marketing can be a lucrative career if you have the right kind of personality.
4. deal 交易&. vi.处理，交易
例:Can you deal with this problem
The gangster deals in drugs and illegal weapons.
5. As a matter of fact, S+V事实上，……
例:Yes, I know Tony. As a matter of fact, I saw him
6. be on the verge of+N/V-ing濒临……的边缘
例:Mr. Smith was on the verge of telling Jenny about his wife' s problem when his wife kicked him under the
7. substantial [ sab'stxn f al} a.大量的，相当的
例:A substantial reward has been offered for information that can help solve the case.
8. cash flow现金流转
9. take out a loan获得贷款
loan 贷款&. vt.借/贷给(=lend)
例:The couple took out a loan to buy an apartment.
I wouldn't loan him your car if I were you.
例:I want to buy that apartment , but I’m NT$500，000 short.
11. prevail on sb说服某人
例:Susie prevailed on Greg to give her a ride home.
12. help sb out帮某人忙
例:Do you think he' 11 be willing to help us out?
13. guarantee 保证，担保
例:The salesman guaranteed that the customer would be satisfied with the product.
14. interest 利息
15. go through(交易等的)完成
例:It will take a few weeks for your application to go through.