2011年11月7日 星期一

電話英語 - 分機、佔線--8

. 2011年11月7日 星期一

134. How may I direct you call?
您要哪裡?
135. Could I have extension 239,please?
請轉接分機239。



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136. I'm sorry the number's engaged.
對不起,這個電話有人在打。
137. The line is free now. I'll put you through.
不佔線了,我幫您接過去。
138. Whom am I speaking to,please?
請問是哪位?
139. Do you mind if I use your phone?
我可以用一下你的電話嗎?
140. I wonder if I could make a long distance call?
我能打個長途嗎?
141. I'd like the extension 4130,please.
請轉4130分機。
142. The number is busy now.
電話佔線。
143. Well,it's ringing,go ahead,please.
好了,通了,請講話。
144. And it took me quite a long time getting to you.
好不容易才給你打通。
145. I've been busy on the phone.
我一直在通話。
 
Dialogue A
 
(A:Operator B:Mary C:Jim)
A:Hello. Dodge Automobiles. How may I driect you call?
B:Could I have extension 239,please?
A:I'm sorry the number's engaged. Would you care to wait,please?
B:Sure.
(A few minutes later.)
A:The line is free now. I'll put you through.
C:Hello. This is Jim. Whom am I speaking to,please?
B:It's Mary.
C:Oh,Mary.
B:Where were you last night,Jim? I waited for you for almost anhour.
C:Oh! I'm sorry. I completely forgot.
B:You forgot! What did you do last night?
C:I stayed in…I was studying.
B:No,you weren't. I saw you at a quarter past seven and youwere with another girl.
C:I'm sorry,Mary. I'll explain everything. It won't happen a-gain.
B:It certainly won't. I'm never going to see you again(Maryhangs up the receiver).
 
Dialogue B
 
(A:Susan B:John C:Operator D:Mike)
A:Do you mind if I use your phone?
B:No,not at all. Go ahead. It's over there in the corner.
A:I wonder if I could make a long distance call?
B:Of course.
(Pause)
A:Hello. I'd like the extension 4130,please.
C:Sorry. the number is busy now. Will you please hold the line?
A:No,I'll tr​​y agian later.
(A few minutes later)
A:Hello,operator. Extension 4130. Would you put me through a-gain,please?
C:OK,the line is free. Just a moment. (Pause)Well,it's ringing,go ahead,please.
A:Hello,Mike? It's Susan speaking. The line was very busy,andit took me quite a long time getting to you.
D:Yes. I'm sorry. I've been busy on the phone. How are you,dear?
A:Not very well. Something awful happened. We went to the Por-tobello Road and someone stole my handbag.
D:Oh,dear,did you lose a lot of money?
A:No,only a few pounds,but my passport was in the bag. That'swhat I'm really worried about.
D:You must tell your embassy about it and I think they'll issueyou with a new one.
A:I'd better go tomorrow.
D:They might not be open on Saturday,so you ought to ringthem to check first.
A:Yes,I'll do it tomorrow.
D:And Susan…
A:Yes?
D:Don't be too upset…it's not the end of the world.
A:OK. I'm getting better,thank you,dear. Good-bye.
D:Bye. Susan.
 
Words and Expressions
 
automobile n.汽車,機動車
extension n. (電話)分機
engaged a.佔線的
completely ad.完全;十分;徹底
quarter n.四分之一;一刻鐘
receiver v. (電話的)聽筒,收話器
distance n.距離,路程
ring v.敲鐘,打鈴,響,鳴
awful a.糟糕的;極壞的;威嚴的;可怕的
steal vt.偷;竊取
handbag n. (女用)手提包
pound n.英鎊;磅
passport n.護照
embassy n.大使館
issue n.配給,發給
ought v.應當,應該
check v.核對
upset v.使不安;擾亂
a.不安的,難過的

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