It is usually necessary to make an appointment with a doctor, dentist or lawyer. You should call as far in advance as possible.
1.A: Would Dr. Block be able to see me at 9:30 tomorrow?
B: I’m sorry, but she won’t have any openings until 11:00, unless there’s a cancellation.
A: Would 1:00 be convenient?
B: Yes, she’s free then.
2.A: I wonder if the dentist could fit me in early tomorrow?
B: I’m afraid there’s nothing availavle before noon.
A: How about 12:45?
B: Sorry, but she’s busy then too.
3.A: I’d like to make an appointment with Professor Smith. Would 9:00 tomorrow be all right?
B: I’m afraid not. She doesn’t have any openings in the morning.
A: Could I possibly make it early in the afternoon?
B: Nol That’s not good either. But give me your number and I’ll call you if somebody cancels.
4.A: Do you think the doctor could see me tomorrow before 9:30?
B: She won’t be in until 10:45, so the earliest would be 11:00.
A: How would 12:45 be?
B: Just a second. I’ll have to check.
Saying Goodbye 告别
When you’re far from friends and family, you can keep in touch with them by letters, post cards, short notes or phone calls.
1.A: I’ve come to say goodbye.
B: When are you off?
A: I’m flying home on Sunday afternoon.
B: Well, goodbye. See you soon.
A: Please don’t forget to say goodbye to the rest of the family for me.
2.A: I’d like to say goodbye to everyone.
B: What time are you going?
A: My plane leaves at 7:25.
B; Well, goodbye and have a good trip!
A: Goodbye. Remember to look me up if you’re ever in Washington.
3.A; I’m calling to say goodbye.
B: When do you leave?
A: I’m catching the 11:00 train.
B: Take care of yourself and don’t forget to keep in touch.
A: Goodbye. Thanks again for everything.
4.A: I just dropped in to say goodbye.
B: What time are you leaving?
A: I’m going to try to leave by 10:00.
B: Take care and give my best to your parents.
A: Goodbye. Hope to see you again next year.
Many people shake hands when meeting after they havn’t seen each other for a long time.
1. A: I haven’t seen you for ages. You haven’t been sich, have you?
B: No, I’ve been in California for the past month. A: How nice. Where were you exactly?
B: San Diego. I got back yesterday.
2. A: It’s nice to see you again. Have you chaged jobs? B: No, I’ve been visiting relatives.
A: That’s nice. Where?
B: I went to visit an uncle of mine in San Francisco.
3. A: You haven’t been around much lately, have you? B: No, I’ve been away on vacation.
A: Oh? Where were you?
B: Palm Springs. I’ve got a cousin there.
4. A: Well, hello, stranger! Have you moved or something? B: No, I went to California for a few weeks.
A: Oh, really? Where did you go?
B: Los Angeles. I stayed with my brother.
15、Saying Thank You 道谢