stress management, time management, prioritise tasks,
put something back phrasal verb
to arrange for an event to start at a later time or date 推迟
put something ↔ back to
The meeting has been put back to next Thursday. 这次会议推迟到下周四举行。
work out phrasal verb
if a problem or complicated situation works out, it gradually gets better or gets solved
Things will work out, you'll see. 你会看到一切都会好的。
to make your body fit and strong by doing exercises锻炼身体
to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way
be/get involved in
More than 30 software firms were involved in the project. 30多家软件公司参与了这个项目。
I don't want to get involved in some lengthy argument about who is to blame. 我不想被牵涉进这场旷日持久的关于到底是谁应该被指责的争论当中。
get off 寄出，发出 ▶SEND SOMETHING◀
to send a letter or package by post
I'll have to get this letter off by tonight. 我必须要在今晚之前把信寄出去。
I'll get the forms off to you today. 我今天会把表格寄给你。
Leaving answering machine messages
l Hello, person who is calling, time, day, place, purpose
Call 1 and 2 are precise and call 4 and 5 are quite difficult. Call 3 is intended to be in-between.
Call 3 is relatively concise. However, it is difficult for the use of socializing added in before Sue gets down to the message (How are you? I hope you’re not too busy…). They may also find her use of phrasal verbs difficult (work out, put back). Sue also uses a rather British way of asking for postponement (I don’t suppose…, could we?). It may be helpful for her to say when exactly she called and to give her number.
Call 4 is longer and it is therefore difficult to retain the message. One reason is that Colin includes unnecessary information (e.g. I’m traveling to a meeting with a client). The purpose of the call comes rather late and the sentences are very long, with more than one idea in each. It may be more helpful to leave his number at the end rather than near the beginning of the message. Once again, it may be helpful to say exactly when he rang.
Once again, Call 5 is quite long. Steve uses many of the features of British English mentioned in the article: understanding (e.g. a little bit on the optimistic side), get used with different meanings (e.g. which I’ll get off to you today), and a generally idiomatic approach to language. Again, Colin could say when he called and give a telephone or extension number.
1. trade fair
2. S126 25
4. Tuesday 23 / 23 November
5. (Kati) Gersel
Ø 姓名，全名 (full)name
Ø 姓 family name/ surname/last name
Ø 名 given name/ first name
6. the/ your message
8. not available
9. 27 November
get back to somebody phrasal verb事后告知某人
to talk to someone or telephone them later in order to answer a question or give them information
I'll find out the prices and get back to you. 我会找到价格并马上告知你。
1 something that is available is able to be used or can easily be bought or found 可以用的，可以得到的
Tickets are available from the box office. 你可以从票房买到票。
No figures are available for the number of goods sold. 没有已销售商品数量的数据。
There are plenty of jobs available in the area. 这个地方有很多就业机会。
2 [not before noun] someone who is available is not busy and has enough time to talk to you 有时间
Collins was not available for comment on Thursday night. 克林斯不能在周四晚上发表评论。
ￚavailability noun [uncountable]
British English英国英语US English美国英语
表达the twenty-sixth of October
October the twenty-sixth
1.在书写日期时，可以将表示序数词标志的st, nd, rd 或者th省略掉。这里也建议大家不要写出来，因为有很多人在书写时会将它们混淆。比如正确的写法是：
11号11 th (eleventh)
IV. Vocabulary Consolidation on Unit 1b (page 163)
V. Self-study 1b
(1) at the moment
(2) in +地点
(3) on the phone
(4) at +时间
(5) on +具体日期
(6) at +宗教节日
(7) on +电话号码
(8) in + 月份
(9) at + 时间
(10) on + 具体日期
介词用法简介Saying when things happened
in 1999 在1999年
in August 在八月份
in winter 在冬季
in the afternoon, in the evening, in the morning 在下午/在晚上/在早上
in the 1950s 在50年代
in the 21st century 在21世纪
on Thursday 在星期四
on 19 January 在1月19日
on Monday morning (请比较：in the morning)
on a cold night (请比较：at night)
at 5.30 p.m. 在下午5.30分
at Easter 在复活节
at the end of the war 在战争的末期
at the beginning of the term 在这学期开始
at Christmas on Christmas Day
at/on the weekend 在周末
VI. Memo Writing
To: Alice Hu, Secretary
From: David Guan, Manager
Date: 29 June 2001
Subject: Arrangement for my holiday
I’m going on my annual holiday next Monday 2nd July for three weeks. Please keep my mail until I return. If something urgent occurs, please report it directly to our Deputy Manager or contact me on 12345678903.
mail noun [uncountable]
1 the letters and packages that are delivered to you
2 especially American English the system of collecting and delivering letters and packages
British equivalent: post
3 messages that are sent and received on a computer
VII. Oral Practice
l What are your career ambitions?
l I would like to become a HR manager. Then I can help the company I work for to seek best candidate and make them fulfill their ambitions.
l I intend to be a receptionist to meet people and show the best side of our business.
l I aim to be self-employed.
l My career ambition is to set up my own company which can offer high quality products or services.
l Do you think people should take professional advice when planning their careers?
Yes. Sometimes people cannot really identify where their strength and weakness lie. Therefore, it’s better to get professional advice to map out career development plans.
l Do you think business people need to be flexible when planning their careers?
Yes. The business environment changes very rapidly. The chances are that your original career plan may not be reasonable at times and you cannot stick to your targets. Then in this case, people have to be flexible to make better achievements.
l Do you think it is necessary to have long-term goals in your careers?
Yes. I think long-term goals can ensure that you will always have a long way away from it. It will encourage you to be tenacious and resilient to realize the goals in the end.
determined to do something and unwilling to stop trying even when the situation becomes difficult 固执的，百折不挠的
a tenacious negotiator 一位百折不挠的谈判者
able to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or event
Children are often very resilient. 孩子们经常是在遇到困难后仍能保持开心乐观。
Work and holidays
u Would you be influenced by the amount of paid holiday when applying for a job?
No. I don’t mind the length of paid holiday provided that I can get my teeth into the job and feel challenged.
get your teeth into something
informal to start to do something with a lot of energy and determination 专注于某事
I can't wait to get my teeth into the new course. 我简直是迫不及待地想要开始学习这门新课。
u Do you think companies should be able to contact staff when they are on holiday?
No. Every employee will arrange his work in advance and another person can take on his responsibility to deal with any emergencies. On the other hand, a telephone may disrupt the whole holiday.
u Should staff be allowed to take holidays whenever they like?
No. If an employee can take holidays whenever they like, then the business will be in trouble and the other staff may feel unfair of always taking on extra responsibility.
u Do you think that people work more effectively after they have had a holiday?
Yes. After holidays, people can feel refreshed and can put more energy into their work.
1. Oral practice.
When you eat out, what are the criteria to choose a suitable restaurant for you?
Speed of service? ……
You are a Project Team Leader. You have had to cancel your next project meeting because some of the member of your team will be abroad.
Write a memo of 40-50 words to your project team:
Informing them of the cancellation and giving the reason
Stating a new date and time for the meeting
Requesting suggestions for the agenda.