1. What are you up to?
我们都会说"What are you doing?"。"What are you up to?" 同样也是问人家正在作什么。有时候老美见面时也会问 "What are you up to?"，意思就是问“你最近在做什么啊?”跟另一句问候语 "What's up?" 意思上很接近。但是你要听清对方的语气喔! 有时候 "What are you up to?" 指的虽然还是 "What are you doing?"，但它却是"你在搞什么鬼啊?"的意思。例如当你看到别人在乱翻你的东西, 你就可以责问他："Hey, what are you up to?"，也就是骂他"你在搞什么鬼啊?"。
"What are you up to?" 还有一个比较常用的解释是：进展的如何了?例如朋友告诉你他正在写一部科幻小说，你就可以问他："What are you up to?"。
2. In the middle of something?
很多人都会说"Are you busy?"。其实老美也常用 "In the middle of something?"。但这句话比较接近于 "Are you busy right now?"，是问人家"现在"是不是正在忙。"Are you busy?" 的含意比较广，也可指"最近"忙不忙。
3. Shelly just called in sick.
Call in sick 是一个在办公室内常会用到的短语, 指的是有人打电话来说他/她生病了不能来上班。那如果是正常的请病假 (sick leave/ medical leave) 要怎么讲? 你可以说 "I need two days' sick leave.(我需要请两天病假。)" 如果是因为老婆要分娩了，想要请事假 (personal leave)，你可以说, "I'm asking for a three-day paid/unpaid personal leave for my wife's labor.(因为我老婆要生了，我想要请三天假。) " 至于这个假是扣不扣钱 (paid/unpaid) 就要看公司的政策而定了。
4. I just heard that seven people are going to be laid off next month.
公司要裁员的讲法有许多种，其中最常见的不外是 layoff 这个词。(lay off分开是动词，合起来就是名词了。) 例如："IBM issues a profit warning, plans layoffs. (IBM发布盈余警讯, 计划裁员。)"比较口语的讲法就是 cut jobs 或是 slash jobs。例如上一句我们也可以说 "IBM plans to cut/slash jobs. (IBM计划裁员。)"
5. I am only a regular 9-to-5er.
由于上班族的工作时间多半都是很固定从早上九点到晚上五点，所以才有 9-to-5 这个用法，指的就是很一般的上下班的工作。另外像这种上班族也可以自称是一个 9-to-5er。
1 Can I get a seat for todays 7:00 a.m. train?
2 Could you change my flight date from London to Tokyo?
3 Do I have to make a reconfirmation? 我还要再确认吗?
4 Is there any earlier one?还有更早一点的吗?
5 Could you tell me my reservation number, please?请你告诉我我的预订号码好吗?
6 Is there any discount for the USA Railpass?
7 May I reconfirm my flight?
8 Are they all non-reserved seats?
9 Do I have to reserve a seat?
10 May I see a timetable?我可以看时刻表吗?
11 How long will I have to wait? 我要等多久呢?
12 Which would you prefer, a smoking seat or a non-smoking seat?
13 Do you have any other flights?
14 When would you like to leave?
15 Can I reconfirm by phone?我能电话确认吗?
16 Where can I make a reservation?
17 Do I need a reservation for the dining car?
18 How many more minutes will it take for the train to arrive?火车还要多少分钟就要到达呢?
19 Is this a daily flight?这是每日航班吗?
20 Excuse me. May I get by?
21 How much does it cost to go there by ship?
22 Can I cancel this ticket? 我可以取消这票吗?
23 Check it to my final destination
24 Please come to the airport by eight thirty at the latest.最迟要在8点30分到达机场。
25 Take your baggage to the baggage section.
26 Please open your baggage.请把你行李打开。
27 Please fill in this disembarkation card.
28 Let me see your passport, please.
29 I have come to make sure that your stay in Beijing is a pleasant one.
30 Youre going out of your way for us, I believe.
31 Its just the matter of the schedule, that is, if it is convenient of you right now.
32 I think we can draw up a tentative plan now.
33 If he wants to make any changes, minor alternations can be made then.
34 Is there any way of ensuring well have enough time for our talks?
35 So our evenings will be quite full then?
36 Well leave some evenings free, that is, if it is all right with you.
37 Wed have to compare notes on what weve discussed during the day.
38 Thatll put us both in the picture.
39 Then wed have some idea of what youll be needing.那我们会心中有数，知道你们需要什么了。
40 I cant say for certain off-hand.
41 Better have something we can get our hands on rather than just spend all our time talking.
42 Itll be easier for us to get down to facts then.
43 But wouldnt you like to spend an extra day or two here?你们不愿意在北京多待一天吗?
44 Im afraid that wont be possible, much as wed like to. 尽管我们很想这样做，但恐怕不行了。
45 Weve got to report back to the head office.
46 Thank you for you cooperation.
47 Weve arranged our schedule without any trouble.我们已经很顺利地把活动日程安排好了。
48 Here is a copy of itinerary we have worked out for you and your friends. Would you please have a look at it?
49 If you have any questions on the details， feel free to ask.如果对某些细节有意见的话，请提出来。
50 I can see you have put a lot of time into it.
51 We really wish youll have a pleasant stay here.我们真诚地希望你们在这里过得愉快。
52 I wonder if it is possible to arrange shopping for us.
53 Welcome to our factory.
54 Ive been looking forward to visiting your factory.我一直都盼望着参观贵厂。
55 Youll know our products better after this visit.
56 Maybe we could start with the Designing Department. 也许我们可以先参观一下设计部门。
57 Then we could look at the production line.
58 These drawings on the wall are process sheets.墙上的图表是工艺 流程 表。
59 They describe how each process goes on to the next.表述着每道工艺间的衔接情况。
60 We are running on two shifts.
61 Almost every process is computerized.
62 The efficiency is greatly raised, and the intensity of labor is decreased.
63 All products have to go through five checks in the whole process.
64 We believe that the quality is the soul of an enterprise.我们认为质量是一个企业的灵魂。
65 Therefore, we always put quality as the first consideration.因而，我们总是把质量放在第一位。
66 Quality is even more important than quantity.
67 I hope my visit does not cause you too much trouble.我希望这次参观没给你们增添太多的麻烦。
68 Do we have to wear the helmets?
我们得戴上防护帽吗?69 Is the production line fully automatic?
70 What kind of quality control do you have?
71 All products have to pass strict inspection before they go out.
72 Whats your general impression, may I ask?
73 Im impressed by your approach to business.
74 The product gives you an edge over your competitors, I guess.
75 No one can match us so far as quality is concerned.
76 I think we may be able to work together in the future.我想也许将来我们可以合作。
77 We are thinking of expanding into the Chinese market.我们想把生意扩大到中国市场。
78 The purpose of my coming here is to establishing trade relations with your company.
79 We would be glad to start business with you.
80 Id appreciate your kind consideration in the coming negotiation.洽谈中请你们多加关照。
81 We are happy to be of help.我们很乐意帮忙。
82 I can assure you of our close cooperation.
83 Would it be possible for me to have a closer look at your samples?
84 It will take me several hours if I really look at everything.如果全部参观的话，那需要好几个小时。
85 You may be interested in only some of the items.你也许对某些产品感兴趣。
86 I can just have a glance at the rest.
87 Theyve met with great favor home and abroad.这些产品在国内外很受欢迎。
88 All these articles are best selling lines.
89 Your desire coincides with ours.
90 No wonder youre so experienced.
90 No wonder youre so experienced.
91 Textile business has become more difficult since the competition grew.
92 Could I have your latest catalogues?
93 At what time can we work out a deal?
94 I hope to conclude some business with you.
95 We also hope to expand our business with you.我们也希望与贵公司扩大贸易往来。
96 This is our common desire.
97 I think you probably know China has adopted a flexible policy in her foreign trade.
98 I've read, but I'd like to know more.
99 Seeing is believing.百闻不如一见。
100 How would you like to proceed with the negotiations? 你认为该怎样来进行这次谈判呢?