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            第956期:“開會遲到”be late for the meeting

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            Conversation:


            A: Where is everyone? We were supposed to start fifteen minutes ago.

            大家都去哪兒了?我們本來15分鐘前就要開始的。


            B: Jo called and said she'd be here in a sec. She said she got tied up with the client.

            喬打電話說她一會兒就到,她說被一個客戶纏住了。


            C: Sorry, I'm late everyone. There was a huge traffic jam on the highway this morning.

            大家不好意思,我遲到了。今天早上高速公路那兒發生了一起交通事故。


            D: Morning everyone! Were you stuck in traffic as well, Jess? There was a huge Pileup on the highway and traffic was backed up for miles.

            大家早上好!杰斯,你也堵車了嗎?高速公路那邊撞車,交通堵了有幾英里。


            B: Scott just called and said that he's running late. His last meeting ran over, but he's on his way now.

            斯科特剛剛打電話說他晚點到。他上個會議超時了,但是他現在在路上。


            A: Guys, this is not acceptable. If I say the meeting starts at ten, the meeting starts at ten. Not ten-oh-one and definitely not ten twenty. All right, let's get started. So the first thing I want to talk about is our..

            各位,這真讓人無法接受。如果我說會議十點開始,那就必須十點開始,不能10:01,更不能10:20。好了,現在開始。那么我要說的第一件事情是我們的。


            E: I'm really sorry everyone. I know I'm late but really, it's not my fault. I was getting a coffee at Starbucks and the line was way too long. I was waiting for twenty minutes to get my coffee.

            真的很抱歉,各位,我知道我遲到了,但真的不是我的錯。我去星巴克買了杯咖啡,隊排的太長太長了,我等了20分鐘才拿到咖啡。


            be supposed to

            (按照規則;傳統或預期)應該...(強調客觀意義上)


            例句:

            We are supposed to be quiet during a concert.

            我們在聽音樂會時應該保持安靜。


            You are supposed to be home before nine o'clock.

            你應該在九點前到家。


            get tied up

            被...纏住


            例句:

            Sorry I'm late, honey. I got tied up at the office.

            抱歉,我遲到了,親愛的。我在辦公室一直很忙。


            I was tied up on the phone all afternoon and didn't get any work done.

            我整個下午都在打電話,沒有完成任何工作。


            I got tied up in traffic on the way here.

            我來的路上堵車了。


            traffic jam

            交通堵塞


            a huge/big traffic jam


            例句:

            We were stuck in a traffic jam.

            我們遇上了交通堵塞。


            pileup

            連環相撞


            a huge/serious pileup


            例句:

            I was driving in my car when I saw the pileup.

            我正在開車,看到路上車連環相撞。


            in a sec


            馬上;很快

            =in a second


            注意和in a minute的細微區別


            be running late

            遲到



            例句:

            Jane is running late, she'll be here in ten minutes.

            簡要遲到了,她十分鐘后到。


            Traffic is really bad, so I'm running late.

            交通真的很糟糕,所以我要遲到了。


            I'm running a bit late, so please start without me.

            我有點晚了,所以請開始吧。


            run over

            延長


            例句:

            My meeting ran over fifteen minutes.

            我的會議延長了十五分鐘。


            stuck in traffic

            堵在交通中了


            例句:

            I got stuck in traffic.

            我堵在路上了。


            backed up for miles

            堵了好幾英里


            例句:

            The traffic is backed up for miles.

            交通堵了好幾英里。

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            conversation [.kɔnvə'seiʃən]

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            n. 會話,談話

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