A：Chen Hao, you’ve been attending a lot of business dinners lately. Didn’t your team go out again last night with the clients?
A：How did it go?
A：What do you mean?
A：What did the others do?
A：This client sounds as if she could use some business etiquette training. Unless Mr. Brown suggested that you all order certain pricey dishes, she should have chosen something moderately priced。
A：It’s rude to take advantage of your host like that. This client is not very savvy about business dining。
A：Savvy means having knowledge and experience。
A：Let’s head back to the office now. You can tell me on the way。
A：So there is more to this story?
A：What did everyone else do?
A：He was doing the correct thing as host by ordering the same as the client。 C：作为主人，一定要这么做吗?
A：When someone orders appetizers or other dishes in addition to the entrée, it is polite for others to order the same courses。
A：That keeps the pace of the dinner even and avoids the awkwardness of one person eating a course by herself。
A：At an informal dinner, some people have soup while others may select a different appetizer to have at the same time. Everyone should have an equal number of courses。
A：Simple. The host can say, “Why don’t we all have an appetizer?” Or he could ask, “Would anyone like something to start with?”
A：Right. If no one else has a starter course, then you don’t either。
Coffee shops are popular, reasonably priced restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack.
1.A: You’re having coffee, aren’t you?
B: Yes, I always have coffee in the morning.
A: What are you going to have to eat?
B: I’m going to order scrambled eggs and toast. What about you? A: That sounds good to me. I’ll have the same.
2.A: You’d like coffee, wouldn’t you?
B: I think I’d rather have tea this morning.
A: What else are you going to have?
B: Just an English muffin. What are you going to have? A: That sounds good. I’m going to order the same thing.
3.A: You’re going to have coffee, aren’t you?
B: Yes. I could use a cup of coffee.
A: Are you going to have anything to eat?
B: French toast sounds good. What are you going to order? A: I’ll have that too.
4.A: A cup of coffee sounds good, doesn’t it?
B: Yes, but I think I’ll have orange juice first.
A: Do you feel like having anything to eat?
B: Well, I think I’ll try the pancakes. How about you?
A: Sounds great. That’s just what I feel like having.
A: What time’s the next train to Washington? A: 下一趟去华盛顿的车几点开?
B: That’s 9:26 on Track 14.
A: When does it get there?
B: It’s scheduledto arrive at 10:50.
B: 按照列车时刻表是10点50分到。 A: How much is it?
B: It’s $30.00 one way or $55.00 round trip. B: 单程票30美元，往返票55美元。 下面再看一段在中国火车站的买票对话：
A: What’s the next train from Beijing to Tianjin? A: 去天津，最近的一趟是哪个?
B: T548 at 15:01.
A: What time does it get there?
B: It gets there around 16:26.
A: What’s the fare?
B: Hard seat is RMB 30.00.