A: What’s your impression of our city, Tom?
B: Oh, It’s a lovely city, of course. I can see a lot of changes have taken place since I was here last time.
A: We’ve put up many new buildings recently.
B: Yes, a lot of construction is going on.
A: What do you think of it, Tom?
B: Surely, it’s a good thing, but there’s one thing that bothers me.
A: Oh, what’s that?
B: Honestly speaking, the high rises here are beginning to look like any other city in the world. Don’t you think you’re tearing down too much ancient Chinese architecture with historical value?
A: Yes, I quite agree with you. But we had to have wider streets and tall buildings because or the large population.
B: I understand, but I don’t understand the point in your having to tear down the old temples and pavilions. Isn’t it a great loss?
A: You’re right. That’s why our government has been making great efforts to protect architecture of great historical value recently.
A: Mr. Green, I’m calling to tell you your trip to Beijing is all prepared.
B: Great, please go ahead.
A: I’ve sent a fax to Beijing, telling them that you will arrive at 10 a.m. the day after tomorrow.
B: Good. ............
A: Yes. And I’ve got your plane ticket.
B: Thank you, how about the hotel?
A: I’ve reserved a single room in Beijing Hotel there. It’s said to be the best.
B: Fine, and what about the car reservation?
A: The hotel has reserved it for you.
B: Oh, have you reserved a banquet hall there?
A: Not yet. I’m still looking for an ideal place.
B: Have you found all the necessary documents?
A: Yes, I’ve got all of them prepared.
B: Excellent. But have you cancelled the meeting with Mr. White?
A: I’ve left a message with his secretary..
A: The boss should be extremely satisfied with us this time. We’ re so successful.
B: Yes, I think so. But it was very difficult for us. I’m not sure whether he’ll understand that.
A: We’ve got them to buy so many products from us at such a price. Our boss has made a big profit.
B: ........................ 老板应该给我们额外的奖金。
A: We deserve that I think, but you don’t know our boss is a penny pincher. The more money you make for him, the happier he is. But don’t know hope to get any from him.
B: I didn’t know he was that kind of boss.
A: Last time I went on a business trip with him I could hardly had enough to eat, let alone drinks. He always said this was too expensive and that was too highly priced.
B: That’s not surprising. There’re many bosses like him.
A: When we are back in the company, I’ll tell the boss what difficulty we had in negotiating with PAC Company.
B: Frankly speaking, that Mr. White was very difficult to deal with. He’s very shrewd.
A: Yeah, he knew everything and no one could take advantage of him.
B: But finally he had to agree to sign the contract.
A: I can pick you up at the airport a little later than your plane arrives.
B: It sounds goods. I will wait by the baggage claim area.
A: Well, I don’t know if that is such a good idea. It’s pretty crowded.
B: Ok, I will wait by the gate.
A: I will just call to get the gate information before I come. That should work.
B: One last thing, how are we going to recognize each other?
A: Good point. I will hold a sign that says your name.