Nghe tiếng Anh giao tiếp nâng cao: Susan gets a surprise call
Susan gets a surprise call
Donna from the National Cookie Company calls Susan. She wants to buy out Susan's Scrumptious Cookies. Susan is very Happy.
Donna đến từ công ty National Cookie gọi cho Susan. Cô ấy muốn mua đứt công ty Susan Scruptious Cookies. Susan rất vui với tin này.
Donna: Good afternoon. Are you Susan, of Susan's Scrumptious Cookies?
Susan: Yes, I am.
Donna: My name is Donna Jenkins, and I'm calling from the National Cookie Company.
We're _________________ (1) your cookies, and we'd like to sell them _________________ (2) the country.
Susan: Unfortunately, we're running on a _____________ (3) out of our kitchen. We can't make enough cookies for you.
Donna: My company wants to buy the recipe and the brand name from you.
Susan: Oh yeah? Why would you want to do that?
Donna: We have a successful ________________ (4) of buying small companies and turning them into big ones.
Susan: _____________________ (5), I'm sure we can _____________________ (6).
Donna: Great. You just __________________ (7)!
Susan: You'll need to ________________ (8) the ________________ (9) of the agreement with my husband.
He's the business manager.
Donna: May I speak with him now?
Susan: He's at a meeting. I'll have him _____________________ (10) you when he returns.
Donna: Good. I _____________________ (11) speaking with him.
Tìm hiểu các thành ngữ được sử dụng trong bài hội thoại:
all over - throughout; everywhere.
(trong suốt; ở khắp mọi nơi)
Ví dụ 1: Nicole's classmates are from all over the world, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Ukraine.
Ví dụ 2: Oh no! I got ketchup all over my white sweater.
(to) come to an agreement - to reach an agreement.
(đạt được thỏa thuận)
Ví dụ 1: If we can come to an agreement now, I can start work on Monday.
Ví dụ 2: If you're not willing to negotiate, it's going to be very difficult for us to come to an agreement.
in that case - under that circumstance.
(trong trường hợp đó)
Ví dụ 1: It's snowing? In that case, you'd better take the bus to school today instead of driving.
Ví dụ 2: You forgot your wallet at home today? In that case, you can borrow five bucks from me for lunch.
(to be or to get) in touch with (someone) - to be or to get in contact with (someone).
(có mặt hoặc được tiếp xúc với)
Ví dụ 1: I was surprised when Luis called me, since we hadn't been in touch with each other since high school.
Ví dụ 2: Leave me your contact information in case I need to get in touch with you while you're on vacation.
(to) look forward to - to anticipate eagerly.
(mong muốn, dự đoán háo hức)
Ví dụ 1: I'm looking forward to my trip to Mexico next month.
Ví dụ 2: Ron has worked as a high school teacher for over 40 years. He's really looking forward to retiring next year.
(to) make one's day - to give one great satisfaction.
(làm cho ai đó có một sự hài lòng lớn)
Ví dụ 1: Our neighbors with the crazy dogs are moving away? That really makes my day!
Ví dụ 2: Thanks for bringing over those cookies last week. That made my day!
(to be) nuts about - see Lesson 14.
(quá vui thích; quá hào hứng về điều gì đó)
nuts and bolts - details; basic components of something.
(những thành phần cơ bản của một cái gì đó)
Ví dụ 1: I don't need to know the nuts and bolts of how the computer works -just show me how to tum it on.
Ví dụ 2: Simon really understands the nuts and bolts of how toilets work. He would be a very good plumber.
on a shoestring - on a very low budget.
(ngân sách, hay tiền bạc để làm việc gì đó quá thấp)
Ví dụ 1: Bob and Susan were living on a shoestring after Bob lost his job.
Ví dụ 2: In the beginning, the Hewlett-Packard company ran on a shoestring out of a garage.
track record - a record of achievements or performances.
(một kỷ lục của thành tích hoặc hoàn thành nhiệm vụ tốt)
Ví dụ 1: The women's basketball team at the University of Connecticut has an excellent track record.
Ví dụ 2: We've spoken to your past employers, so we know you've got an excellent track record.
(to) work out - to find a solution; to resolve.
(tìm một giải pháp, giải quyết)
Ví dụ 1: Nicole spent half the night helping Ted work out a very difficult chemistry problem.
Ví dụ 2: Sally couldn't work out her problems with her neighbors, so she finally decided to move away.
NOTE: "Work out" has several other meanings, including:
1. succeed; prove effective. This plan won't work out, you'll need to go back to the drawing board and work out a new plan.
2. endure; last. Tony and Angela argue all the time. I don't think their marriage will work out.
3. exercise. After working out at the gym for two hours, Scott could barely walk.