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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

              聯想記憶
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              n. 音樂會,一致,和諧
              vt. 制定計劃,通

               
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