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公开课|一天一点,口语不难 Day 286 讲解

时间:2017-05-15  来源:未知  作者:长海第一资讯

  

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  Day 286 I've handed in my notice. (Part one)

  Max: Amelia, could you sparea few minutes?

  Amelia: Sure. What do you need?

  Max: Well, I wantedto let you knowthat I've handed in my notice.

  Amelia: Really? Why?

  Max: It's complicated. But basically it boils down to one thing. This company is downsizing and I can't continue working for a company that may let me go.

  Amelia: But surelythey wouldn't fireyou! You'reone of the most experienced managershere!

  【参考译文】

  马克斯:艾米利亚,你能腾出几分钟时间吗?

  艾米利亚:当然能够。你需要什么?

  马克斯:嗯,我想告知你我辞职了。

  艾米利亚:真的吗?为什么呀?

  马克斯:原因很复杂。不外大体上可以归结为一件事。这家公司在裁员,我不能持续在一个可能会解雇我的公司工作。

  艾米利亚:不过他们肯定不会解雇你!你是这里最有经验的经理之一啊!

  【注释】

  spare v. [sper] to make something such as time, money, or workers available for someone,especially when this is difficult for you to do 抽出,拨出,留出,匀出

  Sorry, I can't sparethe time. 对不起,我抽不出空来。

  We can only spareone room for you. 我们只能给你腾出一个房间。

  Could you spare one of your staff to help us out? 你能不能从你的员工中抽一个人过来帮帮我们?

  minuten. [?m?n?t] very short time 片刻,霎时,一会儿

  When you've got a minute, I'd like a brief word with you. 你有空时,我想和你简略说两句。

  It only takes aminute to make a salad. 做沙拉用不了多少时间。

  The ambulance was there within minutes. 救护车不一会儿就到了。

  hand in your notice/ give (your) notice= resign: to tell your employer that you will be leaving your job soon 递交辞呈,辞职

  Jim gave noticeon Thursday. 吉米星期四辞职了。

  complicated= complex adj. [?k??mpl?ke?t??d] difficult to understand or deal with, because many parts or details are involved 复杂的,难懂的

  a complicatedsystem 复杂的系统

  very/ extremely/ immensely/ highlyetc complicated 非常复杂的

  Mental illness is a verycomplicated subject. 精力疾病是一门非常复杂的学科。

  basically adv. [?be?s?kli] used for saying that you are talking about the most important aspects of something and not mentioning the specific details 大体上,根本上

  The two approaches are basically very similar. 两种办法大体上差不多。

  There have been some problems but basically it's a good system. 固然涌现过一些问题,但这基本上仍不失为一个好系统。

  (Day229)It's basically just clothing that is made in an environmentally-friendly way. 它大体上就是用环保的方式制作的服装。

  boil down to sth: if a long statement, argument etc boils down to a single statement, that statement is the main point or cause 归纳为……,归根到底是……

  The issue really boils down toa clash between left and right. 这场争论确切可归结为左派与右派之间的摩擦。

  What they want boils down tojust one thing. It is land. 他们想要的归根到底只有一个东西:就是土地。

  downsizev. [?da?nsa?z] if a company or organization downsizes, it reduces the number of people it employs in order to reduce costs (公司、组织等)裁员,精减

  The airline hasdownsized its workforce by 30%. 航空公司已裁减30%的员工。

  Saleshave decreased so much that they need to downsize.销售额下降这么多以至于他们需要裁员。

  let sb go: to make someone leave their job - used in order to avoid saying this directly 解雇,开除,让……离任

  I've assured him I have no plans tolet him go. 向他保障,我相对没盘算让他走人。

  I'm afraid we had tolet several of our staff go. 我们恐怕得解雇一些我们的员工了。

  surelyadv. [???rli] used for showing that you believe something is very likely 想必,当然,肯定

  It'ssurelyonly a matter of time before he is found, isn't it? 找到他确定只是个时间问题,对不对?

  You surelyhaven't forgotten Dr Walters? 你想必还没有忘记沃尔特斯医生吧?

  firev. [fa?r] to force someone to leave their job 辞退

  She didn't want to getfired. 她不想被开除。

  (Day 107) By that time you'll be fired. 到那时你就会被炒鱿鱼了。

  experiencedadj. [?k?sp?ri?ntst] possessing skills or knowledge because you have done something often or for a long time 有经验的,干练的(反义:inexperienced

  an experiencedteacher 经验丰盛的教师

  He's very experienced in looking after animals. 他养动物很有经验。

  She is experiencedand self-assured. 她经验丰富,自信满满。

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