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annieyu 2006-04-23 16:25

scalper------票贩子
there are so many scalpers all over China and some of them have deep relationship with the policemen in railwaystation and some of them have relationship with the officers in raiwaystation.There are so many unfair phenomena in our society, that is one of the reasons why so many people want to immigrate to other countries.I think the authority should shoulder their responsibities to ensure fairness,equality and interests of ordinary people.

annieyu 2006-04-23 16:32

full-figured----肥胖的(but I think if we use this word to describe a large person sounds like more polite.)(euphemism for fat)
The fashionable dress manufacturer started a new line of clothing for order,full-figured customers.(这家时装公司开始推出针对老年肥胖顾客的新系列服装.)

annieyu 2006-04-23 17:47

Stance:姿态,姿势
I hope Our goverment can adopt a more independent stance in international affairs.
We should take a morer moderate stance towards other people ' mistakes and offensive.

annieyu 2006-04-24 11:43

recently there were so many unfounded rumors in the forum about why so long time from March until now there was no one me issued by embassy of Canada in Hongkong.:wdb15:

annieyu 2006-04-24 11:47

unfounded rumor : a piece of controversial information not based on fact,usually expressed orally.
For Example: In the office there was a story that our most successful sales representative was going to leave our company,but it was an unfounded rumor spread by his jealous enemies.

annieyu 2006-04-25 11:16

Our good-natured company president always keeps a churchkey in his desk drawer for our office parties.

annieyu 2006-04-25 11:19

'I have to dash",my boss told me when we met in our office hallway,"but I wanted to ask you if the report you are writing for me is ready yet."

annieyu 2006-04-25 11:27

Managing is making sure that you are doing things right.Leading is making sure that you are doing the right thing.(管理是确保你把事情做对,而领导则是确保你做的是正确的事情)

mmlinda 2006-04-25 14:13

引用:

作者: annieyu
scalper------票贩子
there are so many scalpers all over China and some of them have deep relationship with the policemen in railwaystation and some of them have relationship with the officers in raiwaystation.There are so many unfair phenomena in our society, that is one of the reasons why so many people want to immigrate to other countries.I think the authority should shoulder their responsibities to ensure fairness,equality and interests of ordinary people.

快五一节了,这篇文章简直象实事报道。

annieyu 2006-04-26 10:44

A standard expression meaning that an offer is made depending solely on the supply of the product offered.
Example: The newspaper advertisement offering the rare bottle of French wine at a low price was marked"subject to availability" because there was a shortadge of them.

annieyu 2006-04-26 10:49

Something critically necessary
Example: Nowadays a cellular phone becomes a must-have almost for everybody in China.

叶子66600 2006-04-26 11:22

Remember today : a must --have ; subject to availability.
what's the difference between quit and dash ?

annieyu 2006-04-26 16:58

引用:

作者: 叶子66600
Remember today : a must --have ; subject to availability.
what's the difference between quit and dash ?

"quit'' refers to leave his position and never comes back,but "dash" refers to go somewhere or to be absent only a short time.

annieyu 2006-04-26 17:31

And "quit" also has another meaning ----- give up.

annieyu 2006-04-27 11:49

A gradual economic slow-down as a desired alternative to inflation(landind is the end of a voyage or flight)
Example: In past few years,we could read this word that our government hoped our nation's economy could have a soft landing after so many years rapid growth.But recently,the media always use balance development to describe our economic growth.

annieyu 2006-04-27 12:00

Adjective phrase describing a change from a condition of poverty to one of great wealth.

Example: The famous movie actor's life(施瓦辛格) is a rags-to-riches story that began with his childhood from a little immigrant in America,who even could not speak one single english word.So we should be confident to ourselves,after all we can read,write,some basic english words.

annieyu 2006-04-28 10:45

A product created only once,or action that occurs only one time;unique item.
Example: Each dress made by the famous Parisian fashion designer is an one-off which is sold at an extremely high price.:wdb26:

annieyu 2006-04-28 10:57

Describing a project or bussiness that is failing ,but has not closed yet(as when something floating in water circles the drain before it goes down the pipe)
Example: When people started using personal computers,it was not long before the old typewrites were circling to the drain.

annieyu 2006-04-29 14:56

Expression meaning"Do you understand me?"(Note:this does not mean "do you agree with me?")
Example: Because his new ideas were quite complicated,the engineer frequently asked"are you with me?" when he explained them to his colleagues.

annieyu 2006-04-29 15:01

To not be considered,to be ignored
Example: The loyal employee was skipped over for a promotion to manager,so he started to look for a new job.Sometimes in our real life ,it always happens.

annieyu 2006-05-02 13:30

Example: The ambitious young executive tried to emulate the successful career of his wealthy father by attending the same university and keeping similar ideas.

annieyu 2006-05-02 13:35

Example: Hotels require guests to settle their bills before leaving.(离店前请结清帐)

annieyu 2006-05-02 13:43

1)noun,agricultural,the total production of a particular crop,especially in one region during a specific period of time.
Example:A shortageof rain reduced the local rice yield last year.


2) verb,to give up,to consent reluctantly;to stop fighting under pressure(让步)
Ezample: The cynical old accountant is arguing with the optimistic young sales manager,and neither of them wants to yield.

annieyu 2006-05-02 13:49

Additional features available for a product (such as an automobile) from the manufacture at the time of purchase for an extra fee

Example: The luxurious new car I bought was a little too expensive so I did not get any factory options,such as heated seats.

annieyu 2006-05-08 12:49

Evanescent:(adjective,literary;formal)Disappearing quickly like vapor
Example:The evanescent popularity of movies today is different from the era of enduring film classic like "Gone with wind"

annieyu 2006-05-08 12:58

Whodunit: (noun)A mytery novel about a criminal act that arouses the interest of the reader in finding out who committed the crime (Note: derived from the obviously irregular and therefore mildly humorous stucture "who done it?")
Example: A good whodunit never reveals the identify of a murderer untilits last chapter.

annieyu 2006-05-08 13:08

whatnots(plural noun)Minor ornaments,or interesting ,miscellaneous objects with no specific purpose;curios;
Example: When I travel on my vacations , I like to buy unusual little whatnots to give to  my friends and relatives back home as gifts.:wdb6:

annieyu 2006-05-08 13:19

to gain or cause immediate,enthusiastic approval from a group of people(a "cheer" is an outburst of  happy shouting)
 

Example:The announcement of the company owner's decision to give her employees a huge bonus at the end of the year drew cheers from her employees.

annieyu 2006-05-08 13:24

 To make a careful,comparative study of different options.
Example: The managers of the new small business needed to weigh the alternatives thoughtfully before they made any decisions involving spending money.

annieyu 2006-05-08 13:30

To think about something,such as a plan or problem,carefully over a long period of time

Example:Rather than make a decision quickly,the boss wanted to mull over the implications of the new strategic plan.

annieyu 2006-05-08 14:16

to retire voluntarily from a position of authority
Example:Following a tragic train out of track,the minister of railway ministry volunteered to step down. 

annieyu 2006-05-08 14:23

To reply to criticism,either by refuting or accepting it;
Example: After the warehouse fire,the company's new manager issued strict new safety policies to address criticism that proper procedures had not been followed.

annieyu 2006-05-08 14:28

to be alert,and ready for any new opportunities
Example:Now we learn very hard in order to be on the ball when we are in Canada and can easily haddle any problems.

annieyu 2006-05-08 14:31

Obviously the applicant is so on the ball that he can easily haddle any objections  that the manager might raise.

annieyu 2006-05-12 03:27

import deposits------ 进口押金 domestic industry------国内产业-
import surcharge------ 进口附加税 domestic production-------国内生产
import variable duties------ 进口差价税 domestic sales requirement----国内消售要求

anti-dumping------- 反倾销 domestic support------国内支持
anti-circumvention ------ 反规避 domestic subsidy------国内补贴
anti-competitive practices------ 反竟争行为 production subsidy------生产补贴
                       prohibited subsidy------被禁止的补贴



Committee on Trade and Development ------ 贸易与发展委员会
Committee on Trade and Environment(CTE)-----贸易与环境委员会

annieyu 2006-05-15 23:08

Buy one,get one free 买一送一
20% off 八折
store-wide sale 全面特价
promotional price 促销价
7-day sale 一周特价
clearance sale 清仓特价:wdb19:

annieyu 2006-05-15 23:43

cart 手推车
produce 蔬果区
dairy 乳制品区
meat 生鲜区
beverages/drinks 饮料区
check-out counter 结帐区
appliances 电器区
samples booth 试吃摊
shopping list 购物单
parking lot 停车场
parking space 停车格子
TV Dinner 电视餐(这种食物通常是冷冻盒装食品,加热即食,不会中断
点视节目)
coupon 优惠券
express lane 快速接帐通道
announcement 广播找人

annieyu 2006-05-18 13:22

1865年5月17日成立,International Telegraph Union
1934年1月1日更名,International Telecommunication Union
1969年5月17日正式通过5月17日为世界电信日

小猪爸爸 2006-05-18 23:01

坚持就是胜利!

鼓励!

annieyu 2006-05-19 16:41

Welcome to Little pig's father,thank for your encouragement.I add SW to you.

annieyu 2006-05-19 16:58

Traditional saying that expresses an acceptance of both failure and success as a normal part of life.

Example: Although we worked hard to convince the customer to buy,he left our store without making a purchase,but the boss was cheerful and just said "Win a few,lose a few."
尽管我们努力劝说顾客购买,他还是什么也没买就离开了商店,但是老板还是挺高兴只说"胜败乃兵家常事".


Attitude is everything.(态度决定一切)
A good boss,at least he know how to encourage his followers.

annieyu 2006-05-19 17:10

(Informal) That is fine with;I will not object to that.

Example:I said "Ok by me," when my secretary asked permission to come late tomorrow morning.
我的秘书要我批准她明天早上晚点来,我说"没意见".

Another good boss,why there is so few good boss in reality or there was not the secretary had to send so many e-mail to so many people and triggered a controversial topic online.

annieyu 2006-05-19 17:33

I do not agree;in my opinion,what you are saying is not a good idea(note:this odd but common expression does not refer to finance;it has noing to do with money.)
Example:I said "Not for my money",when my brother asked me if I thought he should marry his new girlfriend.
我第第问我,是否认为他应和新交的女朋友结婚,我说"我不同意".:wdb24:

庞之白 2006-05-19 17:40

Good job! Thanks for sharing. I'm enjoying it very much.

annieyu 2006-05-19 17:45

A customer who only tries or inspects the product (especially an automobile)with little or no real intention to buy(derived from such a person kicking the tires of a car)

Example: The old gentleman was a tire kicker who asked a lot of question but did not really want to make any purchases.
这位老先生只看不买,提了很多问题,却不想买任何东西

annieyu 2006-05-19 23:15

Welcome Pang Zi Bai.

annieyu 2006-05-19 23:26

camisole----吊带背心,吊带衫

flip-flop----夹趾凉鞋

sleeveless T-shirt--无袖衫

annieyu 2006-05-24 13:18

It is a popular word in the TV media, for example, The supper girl,which create so many star overnight.Do you think they will last long?

annieyu 2006-05-24 13:25

First three words of a traditional saying "too many cooks spoil the broth"meaning that having the opinions of too many managers can create bad management decisions

Example:The new building designed by three famous architects was so ugly that people said it was probably a case of too many cooks.


There are so many things in China ,which are the case of too many cooks,I do hope everything can be changed gradually.

annieyu 2006-05-24 14:08

A gelatin capsule containing liquid medication,a vitamin,or similar substance for oral consumption.

Example:The pharmacist said that taking medication in a gelcap may be easier for some patients to digest than in a tablet.
药剂师说,对有些病人来说,服用胶囊比吃药片好消化.

gelatin capsule=gelcap

annieyu 2006-05-24 14:22

(noun) A new,second version of an old film with the same title and possibly the same story.

Example: This year the director,Peter Jackson,successfully produced a remake of film,King Kong,which was his dream when he was teenage.Eventually he accomplished his dream after he directed the Ring of the Lord.His perseverence actually won his fame and fortune.

annieyu 2006-05-24 14:25

Example: If my application have been refused,I would have to remake my life plan totally.But that's nothing,maybe in China I also can do something .

annieyu 2006-05-24 14:27

The god close a door ,he must open a window for me.

annieyu 2006-05-24 14:34

Requiring very little attention or special care to keep in good condition.

Example: I am not good at dressing up myself,so I prefer a low-maintenance hairstyle that takes very little effort.(我不太善于打扮自己,所以我喜欢比较省事的,无需太多养护的发型)

annieyu 2006-05-25 14:59

(noun,Contemporary Slang)A liar(Note:"mush"is porridge)

Nobody believed the foolish young man who was well-known as an extravagant mushmouth.(这位愚蠢的年青人是个出了名的撒谎大王,谁也不相信)

annieyu 2006-05-25 16:11

From the begining;having no previous preparation or assistance.

Example: We created our new product totally from scratch,designing every part in our own factory.

When we get on the Canadian land, we have to begin a new life from scratch.

annieyu 2006-05-25 16:44

to be suspicious of,to not have confidence in someone or something



Example:When he went on vacation,the old boss was leery of his son in charge because the young man was temperamental and inexperienced.(年青人容易冲动,并缺乏经验)

2)I am leery of giving people my home telephone number if I don't know them well.



3) an old leery bird老猾头

annieyu 2006-05-26 15:45

some days ago I read a news about franchise,it is said that some foreign companies even have a secret rule which basically do not allow chinese people get franchise because they always do not obey the rule of this industry
I alway wonder why we can not do as Romans do when we are in Rome
After all we are in the same situation why we always do something damage our chinese people's reputation
Now we must recognize reputation,credit are vital to all of us especially for us as a whole
Do not let other foreign people criticise all of chinese just because what you have done
Please cherish our reputation and credit
I am always proud I am a chinese even if I want to emigrate to Canada but in my heart there is always a place for my homeland and people after all I was born and bred in this land

annieyu 2006-05-28 23:48

transfer station----中转站
extrasensory perception---(ESP) 特异功能
lessons drawn from other's mistakes---前车之鉴
rank high in the test---考试名列前茅
expedient;makeshift;stopgap;measure of expediency---权宜之计
teach students in accordance with their aptitude/modify the way of teaching to suit specific requirements of every student;/offer an individualized quality education for every student---因材施教

annieyu 2006-05-29 10:04

A cash advance is a loan taken out on your credit card.Cash advance often do not have a grace period (无息还款期)(a time you can repay the money without paying interest).So,you would be charged interest every day until you return the money to the bank.

annieyu 2006-05-29 10:12

Songlifting,meaning "the illegal downloading of music",is interchangeable with "music theft".But the new word is more catchy,vivid and informal.
As a blend of "song" and "shoplifting" ,the word clearly specifies the illegal nature of downloading unauthorized music from the internet.

annieyu 2006-05-29 10:13

songlift(Verb)
songlifter(noun)

annieyu 2006-05-29 10:20

"Ifs,ands or buts"is a term used to describe the reason people give for not being able to do something.So "no ifs,ands or buts"means no excuses will be accepted.


Please Mr.Li give me my ME before the next spring festival, no ifs,ands or buts .

annieyu 2006-05-29 10:29

a tendency to reply sharply or sarcastically .What person says cuts like a knife,and can wound/hurt people.

Example: Mandy has an innocent heart,but a fierce temper and sharp tongue.(曼蒂心地纯真但脾气暴躁,说话刻薄 )

oyi 2006-05-29 16:29

thanks ur sw!

harvey66 2006-05-30 00:45

too much wonderful food to digest.

annieyu 2006-05-30 14:05

halter tops--环颈式吊带背心
tube tops--- 抹胸

harvey66 2006-05-31 21:34

引用:

作者: annieyu
"Ifs,ands or buts"is a term used to describe the reason people give for not being able to do something.So "no ifs,ands or buts"means no excuses will be accepted.


Please Mr.Li give me my ME before the next spring festival, no ifs,ands or buts .


lol

harvey66 2006-05-31 21:36

songlifting is so easy by the way of internet.

annieyu 2006-06-01 11:54

In the past,women of all ages were always holding out for "him",often against the odds,but this seems to be going out of fashion.For most women these days it's not about the One,it's about serial relationships---"The Many","The Few",(in extreme cases "The None at all".


hold out---坚持,守住

annieyu 2006-06-01 14:27

"Politicians love to sign cheques,but they don't like to cash them."
---Ireland rock singer Bonou(博诺)


to cash a cheque 兑现支票
to cash in one's bonds 卖债券套现
to cash in one's chips拿筹码换钱

luckyluo 2006-06-01 17:24

Thanks

yutao175 2006-06-01 17:42

真是好极了!辛苦辛苦!:wdb17:

harvey66 2006-06-01 18:48

---"The Many","The Few",(in extreme cases "The None at all".

I dont understand this sentence. what's the meaning ?

annieyu 2006-06-01 19:41

引用:

作者: harvey66
---"The Many","The Few",(in extreme cases "The None at all".

I dont understand this sentence. what's the meaning ?

即多多,少少(一些极端的则一个没有--单身)即不要一棵树上吊死

annieyu 2006-06-01 19:43

Welcome Luckyluo and Yutao175

annieyu 2006-06-02 15:04

What do you think of G-string?

G-string仅有两块布两条带子的泳衣
swimsuit-----bikini----G-string is this feminism?When women wear little and little then they become free and free?

Scantily clad(skimpily clad)---穿着暴露
wear a low cut dress---穿着低胸的衣服
discreet cleavage is advised-----请保持有分寸的乳沟
plain clothes man---便衣警察

harvey66 2006-06-02 21:03

G-string is rare in China. Hardly a woman dare to put it on.

annieyu 2006-06-02 23:17

Someone who starts or makes popular a new style,particularly in fashion or any of the arts(also"style-setter"or "taste-maker")

Example:The popular movie star was well known as an important trend-setter,so when he started to wear denim jackets to night clubs,everyone else started doing so as well.

annieyu 2006-06-02 23:44

Mildly humorous expression meaning"there will be a big,explosive argument"(reference to pieces of fur bursting from a fight such as between dogs and cats)

Example: If I come home late after the office party without first telephoning my wife,I know that fur will fly!


Harvey66,what do you do then fur will fly?

In my family,I used to criticise my sister in law and then fur will fly.So I never do that since then.I think the art of marriage is the art of compromise.You have to know when you need to change yourself and when you need to hold out the deadline.

annieyu 2006-06-02 23:49

Something created as an exhibit of what is capable of being done.

Example: There are so many demonstration projects in China but I do not know whether or not these are worthy.

harvey66 2006-06-03 20:21

引用:

作者: annieyu
Mildly humorous expression meaning"there will be a big,explosive argument"(reference to pieces of fur bursting from a fight such as between dogs and cats)

Example: If I come home late after the office party without first telephoning my wife,I know that fur will fly!


Harvey66,what do you do then fur will fly?

In my family,I used to criticise my sister in law and then fur will fly.So I never do that since then.I think the art of marriage is the art of compromise.You have to know when you need to change yourself and when you need to hold out the deadline.

That is an interesting question.
My wife and I used to quarrel a lot in the first a few year of our marriage. Fur often flied in that time. As time went by and we got aging, we learnt that "the art of marriage is the art of compromise"-just like what you said.That is a little bit difficult for my wife for she is a completist and want everything perfect.

annieyu 2006-06-05 00:50

(noun)The set of approximately 100 characteristics that a computer-based facial recognition system uese to identify a particular individual person (from geman"eigen"meaning "own self"or "individual")

Example:The airport's new security system can match the eigenface of each passenger with that of known terror suspects.

annieyu 2006-06-05 00:59

A person who is overly concerned with details,and may be given to complaining about the inadequacies of everyone else

Example: The office manager was a fussbudget who never believed that any of her employees did adequate work,so they often became discouraged and quit.

annieyu 2006-06-05 01:09

To tell truth boldly and clearly,perhaps without concerns about propriety

Example:Any people who are in power should encourage his people to tell it like it is,for only by this way can he get to know the truth and then make a wise decision according the truth.But actually many people would like to be blind and deaf to the reality they do not want to know.

harvey66 2006-06-05 08:44

引用:

作者: annieyu
To tell truth boldly and clearly,perhaps without concerns about propriety

Example:Any people who are in power should encourage his people to tell it like it is,for only by this way can he get to know the truth and then make a wise decision according the truth.But actually many people would like to be blind and deaf to the reality they do not want to know.

That's why we want to go to a strange country .

annieyu 2006-06-05 16:46

1)前瞻性(informal):the ability to see or predict future events
acurately
Example: A well-staffed and highly competent marketing research department gives the company's top management good visibility.

2)公众的认知度
public awareness;knowledge about a company,product or services among potential customers.

Example:The marketing director believes that a vigorous new advertising campaign can succeed in increasing his firm's visibility.

annieyu 2006-06-06 15:09

1)短期度假,(noun)A brief vacation involving travel away from home and work.

Example:In CCTV9,there is a TV programme called Getaway,which is hosted by an American gay called Da Long,I enjoy this programme.

2)快速逃离,(noun)A quick escape

The clever people are those kind of people who do the things which other people do not do it but when other people begin to doing it ,they get away with profits.

annieyu 2006-06-06 15:17

A house pet with fur,such as a dog or cat(term of endearment)
Example: I have two fuzzy heads at my house ,my nephew likes them very much.

harvey66 2006-06-06 20:58

I have been dreaming for a getaway from my work since 5 years but it doesnt come ture till now.

annieyu 2006-06-06 21:09

引用:

作者: harvey66
I have been dreaming for a getaway from my work since 5 years but it doesnt come ture till now.


This is for you,
Study as if you were going to live forever;Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
-----Maria Mitchell,American woman astronomer

So relax nothing is more important comparing with your health and take a getaway.

All work and no play makes Harvey66 a dull boy.

I am just joking ,and I do not want to offend you .Please take a rest.

harvey66 2006-06-07 20:48

引用:

作者: annieyu
This is for you,
Study as if you were going to live forever;Live as if you were going to die tomorrow.
-----Maria Mitchell,American woman astronomer

So relax nothing is more important comparing with your health and take a getaway.

All work and no play makes Harvey66 a dull boy.

I am just joking ,and I do not want to offend you .Please take a rest.

That is not because I dont want to take a break but I have to work.
I work in a hospital. there are not enough staff in my department. If I leave for a few days, others will be more busy.

annieyu 2006-06-07 23:46

引用:

作者: harvey66
That is not because I dont want to take a break but I have to work.
I work in a hospital. there are not enough staff in my department. If I leave for a few days, others will be more busy.

Then what will happen,when you succeed in emigrating to Canada?Try to get a short break,oh I know you are the chief in this department,so you have to shoulder more responsibility.Is it right?

philyuan 2006-06-08 00:56

hi, seems that u have been spending all day long in studying english??
u will make it!!

annieyu 2006-06-08 12:42

I am trying my best to improve it not only for emigration but for future as well.I am not certain my emigration will be successful but I believe what I learn now will be beneficial my future wherever I live.Please correct me if you find my mistakes,thank you,Philyuan,in advance.I add SW to you maybe you do not care about that.

philyuan 2006-06-08 16:28

really sorry, what's "SW"?
here attention: ''I am not certain whether my emigration will be successful ....will be beneficial to my future.
good luck,
what are u doing as major?

annieyu 2006-06-08 17:12

Example1:The chief executive wanted his staff to handle exigent matters so he could focus on strategic issues and long-term planning.

Example 2: The drought made water an exigent concern for the regional goverment.

annieyu 2006-06-08 17:20

The rate at which a particular new product is purchased by customers as a whole.

Example:Initially the company preferred a slow product diffusion rate in order to keep production even with demand.

annieyu 2006-06-08 17:41

引用:

作者: philyuan
really sorry, what's "SW"?
here attention: ''I am not certain whether my emigration will be successful ....will be beneficial to my future.
good luck,
what are u doing as major?

I am a business woman,retail industry.
SW is 声望点数 ,I just read other tips which use SW referring this but I am not sure what it is in english.Do you know?

harvey66 2006-06-08 20:05

引用:

作者: annieyu
I am a business woman,retail industry.
SW is 声望点数 ,I just read other tips which use SW referring this but I am not sure what it is in english.Do you know?

Somebody call it credit, I agree with that.

annieyu 2006-06-09 09:01

引用:

作者: harvey66
Somebody call it credit, I agree with that.

一语惊醒梦中人 I agree it is right.Then I should say I just added credit points for you.Isn't it?:wdb6: Thanks Harvey66.
I do not know how to say it in english exactly.who know it ?

I have a try to translate it ,maybe we can say your words just remind me.But it is not vivid.(我的意思是不传神)

philyuan 2006-06-09 16:50

yeah, that's a good word, 'credit' , which has a sense of reputation and honor.

annieyu 2006-06-09 18:19

1)flip phone or clamshell phone 翻盖手机
2)slide phone 滑盖手机
3)bar phone 直板手机

My favorite phone is bar phone,especially it is lauched by Nokia .And what kinds of phone are you favorite style?

annieyu 2006-06-09 18:32

似乎有道理的
There are so many explanations about why no ME issued recently ,all of thes sounds plausible.But no one knows what is the exactly key reason.:wdb13:

annieyu 2006-06-09 18:58

The prosaic designs of the fashion house were only popular with very conservative,older customers. :wdb21:

harvey66 2006-06-09 19:17

I have used flip phones and bar phones, but never try a slide one. I dont like style of slide phone.

annieyu 2006-06-11 16:19

引用:

作者: harvey66
I have used flip phones and bar phones, but never try a slide one. I dont like style of slide phone.

The answer seems like not the one I expected ,because I would like to know which kind of style is you favorite .Your told me what you do not like.:wdb25: Then flip or bar phone ,which one is your favorite?

harvey66 2006-06-12 13:22

引用:

作者: annieyu
The answer seems like not the one I expected ,because I would like to know which kind of style is you favorite .Your told me what you do not like.:wdb25: Then flip or bar phone ,which one is your favorite?

ok, I choose a bar phone which is the style I am using. I think the simplest is the best. I dont like a cellular phone with all the whistles and bells on.

annieyu 2006-06-12 17:42

Built-in agenda---既定议程(WTO)
combined tariff---复合税
consensus----协商一致
existing subject matter---现有客体(Intellectual Property)
fall-buck method---"回顾办法"(海关估价)

annieyu 2006-06-12 18:09

Industrial designs---工业设计
license fee---许可费(Intellectual property)
limited tendering---有限招标(政府采购)
MEN exemptions---(服务贸易)最惠国待遇例外
ministerial conference---部长级会议

annieyu 2006-06-12 18:15

Multilateral trade negotiations(MTNs)---多边贸易谈判
Non-discrimination---非歧视
Nullification or impairment---(利益)丧失或减损
Reference year---参照年

annieyu 2006-06-25 08:30

To gradually diminish or decline

Example: Product sales were good until the holiday period,but after that they started to tail off.

annieyu 2006-06-25 08:35

Many of one thing,but each having an impact(a battery is a row or group of cannons)

Example:Before acquiring our biggest competitor, we hired a whole battery of business consultants to advise us thorughly.

annieyu 2006-06-25 10:52

To remove an application file from a computer

Example: It was necessary to uninstall the old program before we could get the new application to work properly.

annieyu 2006-06-25 10:57

To be out of danger;to have passed through a previous threat (somewhat informal expression)(Note: always requires"the")

Example: Our business went through a difficult period that lasted several months,but sales have increased recently and now it looks like we are in the clear.

annieyu 2006-06-25 11:01

To switch from one television channel to another searching foran intersting program.

Example:The hotel guest was quite tired and stayed in his room to do a channel surfing.

annieyu 2006-06-25 11:19

Distinct emotional reactions;Intuitive feelings,as contrasted with rational observations(from"vibrations")(Note:always plural)

Example: The new employee had lots of experience,and really did nothing wrong,but everyone in the office got strange vibes from him and none of us trusted him.

annieyu 2006-06-25 11:23

Required or regulated by law(a "statute" is a formal,written law)

Example: To avoid legal trouble many statutory procedures must be followed carefully in the import and export business.

annieyu 2006-06-25 11:27

Someone or something with exceptional potential; someone who shows great promise for the future.


Example: The new salesman was very young,but his exceptional verbal skills and confidence convinced the boss he was a real comer.

annieyu 2006-06-25 11:31

The crutical,fundamental basis of something;the principal part on which everything depends (also a foundation stone at the corner of two intersecting walls)


Example: Accurate accounting is the cornerstone of business.

annieyu 2006-06-25 11:36

To confuse or frustrate by puzzling;to perplex;

Example:Despite many innovations and discoveries,the cause of malaria still baffles medical researchers.

annieyu 2006-06-26 18:07

To Harvey66:Since you worried about how to find a professional job I could not help in other details but I think this can help you prepare an interview in a proper way.

1) Introducting yourself

A brief self-introduction is always required at the beggining of an interview.Remember the following tips:

First,figure out what you want to say by preparing an outline before the meeting.Your answer should be no more than one minute long and include a description of what you've been doing in the recent past(your current job/school) and what you would like to do next.

You might add at the end "Since your firm is highly regarded,I am interested in learning more about the opportunities here."


Second,after you made your brief comment,either be quiet or close with,"Is there anything you would like me to add?"

Third,listen carefully ti the interviewer's feedback to see if your answer was not sufficient.This will help you learn what specifically he or she wants you to add.



Finally,respond to the interview's comments and ask "Have I answered your question/issue/concern?"Then listen again.

annieyu 2006-06-26 18:35

2) Get ready for questions

Interviewers prepare questions in advance according to the candidate's application and CV.Think about these questions before you attend your next interview.

Tell me about yourself

Why do you want to leave your current job?


What are your strengths/weeknesses?


Why do you want to work for us?


Why should I hire you?


why do you want this job?


How do you handle stress?


Explain how you overcame a major obstacle.


Where do you see yourself five years from now?

annieyu 2006-06-26 18:43

3) Ask politely

The boss appreciates it when candidates ask some questions.But the tone of asking is crucial.It's always more polite ta ask in an indirect way.
1.Does the position include a health insurance?

Could you tell me if the position includes a health insurance?

2.Is there any training?

I was wondering if there is any training?




3.What is the salary for this position?

Could you tell me what salary for this post is?


4. When will I get a reply?


When do you think I'll get a reply?

annieyu 2006-06-26 18:51

Basic vocabulary for an English interview

1.bachelor/master's /MBA degree
2.work experience(UK)/internship(US);training
3.salary;medical insurance;vacation;breaks;housing;promotion;grades
4.overtime;work environment;corporate culture;office work;schedule;memo(备忘录);minute(会议记录);presentation;
5.personality;team-working spirit;language abilities
6.references;letters of recommendation

harvey66 2006-06-26 19:24

Thank you, annie.
these passages are useful for all of us who will find a decent job in Canada.

annieyu 2006-06-26 20:59

引用:

作者: harvey66
Thank you, annie.
these passages are useful for all of us who will find a decent job in Canada.

Yes,I think so .So I decided to type it in this section in order to prepare for an interview in english.Hopefully,it will benefit both of us.

robot 2006-06-30 17:31

annie,you are so diligent and like a bee.

annieyu 2006-07-02 18:35

meaning:Property any kind that can be inherited

Example:In the ancient past a person's hereditament might have included intangibles such as privileges and obligations as wellas tangible property such as buildings and land.


To Harvey:If your ancestor were grandees,who could give you some hereditaments,intangibles or tangibles,only one could demise to you.Which kind of hereditament would you like?give me some details,by the way,I am not a big mouth or nosy woman,I just want to make our study more interesting and through the questions and answers ,we can use the words repeatedly and it will work to help us learn how to use it and then remember it.I think it is the best way to learn English by using it.

harvey66 2006-07-03 14:11

Yes, I also think using it is the best way to learn English.
Ok, let me get to business: I didnt find any grandee in my family tree (a small one ). But it doesnt matter to discuss the issue of tangibles and intangibles. On your assumption that I couldnt get both, maybe I prefer the intangibles. That is because the tangibles can be consumed out and the intangibles can be made more valuable.

LakeBird 2006-07-03 22:53

thank annieyu, I especially appreciate those simple and commonly used idiom-like words and the examples you gave.

I'd like to express my sincere thanks to harvey66 too for those vivid and interesting slangs.

annieyu 2006-07-03 23:47

引用:

作者: LakeBird
thank annieyu, I especially appreciate those simple and commonly used idiom-like words and the examples you gave.

I'd like to express my sincere thanks to harvey66 too for those vivid and interesting slangs.

Hopefully all of us can make progress through our postes.Thanks for your appreciation.:wdb6:

harvey66 2006-07-04 01:38

引用:

作者: LakeBird
thank annieyu, I especially appreciate those simple and commonly used idiom-like words and the examples you gave.

I'd like to express my sincere thanks to harvey66 too for those vivid and interesting slangs.

You are welcome.
Learning can be more interesting if more people join.

annieyu 2006-07-04 19:50

引用:

作者: harvey66
You are welcome.
Learning can be more interesting if more people join.

Yes,this is exactly what I means.We can stimulate each other meanwhile learn from each other.

philyuan 2006-07-04 20:04

hello, everybody. how are u doing these days?

annieyu 2006-07-04 22:08

引用:

作者: philyuan
hello, everybody. how are u doing these days?

How about you,Philyuan,welcome you here and sincerely hope you can do you best help us in this progress.

annieyu 2006-07-04 23:09

(noun)The process of eliminating the intermediary or"middle person"(such as a retailer)between producer and customer in a supply chain.

Example: Our manufacturing company will soon start to sell product directly to customers online,hoping this experiment in disintermediaton will result in increased revenues.


It is a good news for all of consumers but a bad news for retailers so every coin has two sides.

annieyu 2006-07-04 23:16

being present everywhere at the same moment;omnipresent


Example:As a result of Supper Girl Contest,the Super Girls become ubiquitous and appear on the magazine covers,television screens and even the film screens too.

LakeBird 2006-07-05 00:25

it is more meaningful if we are able to sense that God is ubiquitous. :wdb26:

many years ago, when I first run across the new word, it seemed to associate with God.

harvey66 2006-07-05 01:37

I dont know why does the government set up so many intermediate between the medicine producer and the terminal consumers.The only explaination is that it wants to seize every profit to support its governing.

harvey66 2006-07-05 01:39

And it is the time carry out the policy of disintermediate.

harvey66 2006-07-05 01:42

Although science is flourishing, superstition is ubiquitous.

annieyu 2006-07-05 08:58

引用:

作者: harvey66
And it is the time carry out the policy of disintermediate.

disintermediation


It is the time to disintermediate between producers and consumers in order to gain more profits for the producers and also to benefit the consumers.

annieyu 2006-07-05 09:03

引用:

作者: harvey66
Although science is flourishing, superstition is ubiquitous.

this sentence I THINK should be remembered as a saying.Yes,actually ,it really exists some super power beyond us.at least ,I believe cause there is really something which can not be explained by common sense or science.

annieyu 2006-07-05 19:46

Nowadays there are so many young girls who would like to get married with foreigners no matter how old they are ,but I can believe druring the long married life there is still an unbridgeable chasm among them.

philyuan 2006-07-05 20:13

hi, u are doing a great job here.
the sentences u have written here are excellent.
and i guess if u can speak like this in canada, people will think u have been there for a long time.

everybody has got a centre of interests. so tell me, annieyu, what's your centre of interests?

philyuan 2006-07-05 20:21

from your posts, i guess ur interests concentrate on economics or commerce. and your hobbies?

it seems u have grasped the real meaning of importance of using english in your future immigrant life.( looks, here, this sentence seems a bit weird, for the usage of two 'of' makes this sentence cumbersome. in north america, if u use more than two or three ofs, people will say u are good at french. of course, this is an ironical saying, for there exists a english saying ' this is french for me', meaning it's too difficult to be understood...... just a small episode to share with u)

it's a good way to help each other by this way. i must amdit that i have learned a lot of things from your posts.

by the way, besides writting, how do u train your listening and speaking capabilities?

LakeBird 2006-07-05 22:10

I really like the writing style of philyuan's words, they sounded quite natural, thanks.

LakeBird 2006-07-05 22:13

引用:

作者: harvey66
Although science is flourishing, superstition is ubiquitous.

That is true, superstition is rampant nowadays in china.

However, there are some fundamental difference between God and superstition.

In my understanding, God is something, which makes the universe living, touching and amazing, Believing in God is more an acceptance of the good principles rather than a superstition.

As for professionals, especially doctors, science and technology enable them to do things correctly, but professionalisms or good principles make them do right and beautiful things. (Here I doctored the saying in annieyu's article here that management allows people do things correctly, leadership lets people do right things.)

annieyu 2006-07-05 23:47

引用:

作者: philyuan
from your posts, i guess ur interests concentrate on economics or commerce. and your hobbies?

it seems u have grasped the real meaning of importance of using english in your future immigrant life.( looks, here, this sentence seems a bit weird, for the usage of two 'of' makes this sentence cumbersome. in north america, if u use more than two or three ofs, people will say u are good at french. of course, this is an ironical saying, for there exists a english saying ' this is french for me', meaning it's too difficult to be understood...... just a small episode to share with u)

it's a good way to help each other by this way. i must amdit that i have learned a lot of things from your posts.

by the way, besides writting, how do u train your listening and speaking capabilities?



I am listenning to www.english-at-home,english live program.It seems it is good for my capability of listening and I also watch CCTV international .But as for speaking it is really a problem for me to practice everyday ,I just by reading loudly to practice for about one hour,using NEW Concepte 3 .Do you have any recommendation about both of them?

You talked about my interests ,you are absolutely right and besides what you have mentioned I am also interested in early children education.I have diverse interests but no one is my favorite or I am an expert on it .So I am a quite changeable person.As you said,I do feel some of my sentences not very comfortable but just not know what's wrong,so the help from all of you are crucial and important for me.What I say could not express my thanks to all of you.By the way, are you a psychologist or you are interested in this field?


annieyu 2006-07-05 23:51

引用:

作者: LakeBird
I really like the writing style of philyuan's words, they sounded quite natural, thanks.

I have the same feeling with you.So I think I can learn a lot from all of you.So please come here occasionally.:wdb17:

annieyu 2006-07-05 23:58

引用:

作者: LakeBird
That is true, superstition is rampant nowadays in china.

However, there are some fundamental difference between God and superstition.

In my understanding, God is something, which makes the universe living, touching and amazing, Believing in God is more an acceptance of the good principles rather than a superstition.

As for professionals, especially doctors, science and technology enable them to do things correctly, but professionalisms or good principles make them do right and beautiful things. (Here I doctored the saying in annieyu's article here that management allows people do things correctly, leadership lets people do right things.)

Doctor can be used in this way ,thanks.by the way ,r u a christian?If you do like this question just ignore it.

LakeBird 2006-07-06 12:19

Annieyu, I am very glad and flattened to read your words about my comments.

actually, concerning that topic, the verb Doctor should not be used in that way :)

thank you for your interesting question, you are really as curious as mine.

philyuan 2006-07-06 18:04

i'm really flattered by your guys' words, thanks so much for saying so.
in fact, i'm not so good at english as u think, for every time i re-read my posts, i find there are always some faults, esp. the spellings.

annie, ur interest in the early children education sounds so good, since there exists a big demand of educators for children in canada. and if u have a good command of english ( seems u have already accomplished), u can work as a teacher once u get the professional permit.

i train my listening capability very little, for my net speed is too slow. but on the contrary, i see american movies very often, but u know, it's not enough.

also, i'm living in a french-speaking society, so it's very difficult to pratice my conversation skills. but anyway, i still have some occasions to speak english with americans. and i just need some days to play my potential to its fullness before i work in english.

for me, i benefit a lot from readings, all kinds of readings... my specialty, and other books.

hi, have u read the Bible? i had got several versions of Bible when i was in china. i found, and i still find that the biblical style is the most beautiful, powerful and instructive of all the styles we could find. this, although i'm not a christian.

annieyu 2006-07-06 19:26

引用:

作者: philyuan
i'm really flattered by your guys' words, thanks so much for saying so.
in fact, i'm not so good at english as u think, for every time i re-read my posts, i find there are always some faults, esp. the spellings.

annie, ur interest in the early children education sounds so good, since there exists a big demand of educators for children in canada. and if u have a good command of english ( seems u have already accomplished), u can work as a teacher once u get the professional permit.

Yes,I have this kind of plan for working as an educator,for I love children not only my own .I am still preparing for it now,I am now having a distance-learning course in Singapore about this field ---Montessori Methods ,which is so good ,not only for my career but for my children ,family as well.It is also force me to get touch with English too for I have to write my assignment and the text books,which is one of my strategies to force my self keeping improving my english.So if I finally pass the two examines,written and practical,I can get a diploma,which will help me to get a job or for further study in this field.I hope all this preparation will make my life in Canada more easier than people do not do it . i train my listening capability very little, for my net speed is too slow. but on the contrary, i see american movies very often, but u know, it's not enough.

also, i'm living in a french-speaking society, so it's very difficult to pratice my conversation skills. but anyway, i still have some occasions to speak english with americans. and i just need some days to play my potential to its fullness before i work in english.

for me, i benefit a lot from readings, all kinds of readings... my specialty, and other books.

hi, have u read the Bible? i had got several versions of Bible when i was in china. i found, and i still find that the biblical style is the most beautiful, powerful and instructive of all the styles we could find. this, although i'm not a christian.



I am also interested in reading Bibles,not because I am a christian but I am interested in their culture.So every saturday afternoon.I go to The church reading Bible with other people who are foreigners or some christians.I feel it is good for me not only in english study but in their culture and religion.I can better understand the way of their thinking and although I am an atheist and usually I feel so strange for me their behaviour .I bring a Bible along with me and sing the Hymn with them and sometimes it really make me feel calm and peace and I even make prayer sincerely with them.

annieyu 2006-07-06 19:56

Effective public speaking is vital for all fields.From business to government to education,all professionals need the skills to stand in front of a group and give a presentation.The 21st Century Cup National English Speaking Competition provides an excellent chance for students to learn,practise and refine their public speaking skills.Starting this week ,I will follow the 21st Century to learn how to prepare a excellent presentation.

annieyu 2006-07-06 20:06

In modern times people around the globe have spread their ideas and influence through public speaking.

Great speakers include former US president Franklin Roosevelt,American civil-rights activist Martin Luther King,former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela and many others.

Globalization has put great demand on the need for public speaking ability in China.Remember the excellent speech by Chinese delegates during China's bid to host the 2008 Olympic games?

Whatever career you pursue,you will almost certainly need strong public speaking skills.

annieyu 2006-07-06 21:56

Imagine you are one of seven management trainees in a large corporation.One of you will get the lower-managemet job that has opened.With no experience in public speaking ,your colleagues's speeches are stumbling and awkward.You,however,deliver an informative talk that is clear,well-reasoned,and articulate .You get the job.

annieyu 2006-07-06 22:16

So how to prepare for a good public speech?21st Century.together with Professor Stephen Lucas,a recognized US public speaking expert,will give you overall guidance.We will begin by looking at the content,structure,and language of an effective speech.We will then turn to speech delivery and to methods of dealing with stage fright.(怯场)Finally,we will provide tips for impromptu(即兴的) speaking and for question-and-answer sessions.

annieyu 2006-07-06 22:26

Content is the most important part of any public speech.As you do research for your speech,keep an eye out for three major types of supporting materials---examples,statistics,and testimony.

Examples: Examples are specific cases that illustrate or represent a group of people,ideas,conditions,experiences,or the like.Without real examples,ideas often seem vague,impersonal and lifeless.

Examples can be either brief or extended.Often you can use several brief eaxamples in succession to illustrate a point .For instance,Hou Xuewei of East China Normal University,who was a participant of the 21st Century Cup,showed the appeal of Western culture for Chinese college students:

annieyu 2006-07-06 23:07

"Look at ourselves,my fellow students.We love to eat KFC and MacDonald's rather than Chinese dumplings;We love to drink Coca-cola rather than tea;we love to se Hollywood's rather than domestic movies.Some youngsters even pay more attention to celebrating Christmas than the Spring Festival."

When presenting an extended example,make sure it does not go on too long.Otherwise,it may overpower your point and confuse listeners about your message.Also beware of the tendency to overuse extended examples.If your speech consists of little more than a series of extended examples,it will probably not be as well-regarded as a speech that combines examples with other kinds of evidence.(to be continued until the week after next week)

harvey66 2006-07-06 23:44

Great job.
Both the English language and the useful knowledge are helpful for me.

LakeBird 2006-07-07 18:42

引用:

作者: philyuan
i'm really flattered by your guys' words, thanks so much for saying so....

Finally, I found the correct usage of flatter, instead of flatten which i used for the same meaning. I really meet the word two times, once in a listening when I was not sure its spelling, the other time is that I read a message, but didn't not pay a close attention to its spelling.

So, i think as an English learner, I should dare to use English as much as possible without worrying about making some or even more mistakes. Having some such experiences will enable me become more sensitive to correet usage of English.

by the way, I fully agree with annieyu for mentioning the importance of communication skills. once having a basic knowledge of English, we'd better consider how to communicate with English speaking people, expressing oneself clearly, it is the basic and essential skill for us to survive and work well in Canada in the future.

rookie 2006-07-08 17:06

To:annieyu,

thanks for your effort and persistent in keep update in this English study colume and I really enjoy in it. It's more better and useful than other silly talking filled in the other colume of the canadameet bbs,such as " I have more than 1 million money,should I come to Canada or not?" " why should I do labor or not?"...etc. A great job you have done.

philyuan 2006-07-08 17:32

yeah, that's it. this is a real work, a constructive work.

annieyu 2006-07-08 17:46

引用:

作者: rookie
To:annieyu,

thanks for your effort and persistent in keep update in this English study colume and I really enjoy in it. It's more better and useful than other silly talking filled in the other colume of the canadameet bbs,such as " I have more than 1 million money,should I come to Canada or not?" " why should I do labor or not?"...etc. A great job you have done.

thanks a lot for your encouragement ,but I am sorry for I can not agree with you in other part ,maybe the other people also have their problems and really need other people's opinion too.Maybe my posts could cater for your tastes but we could not criticise other's posts for this is a forum,which mean everybody has the right to say what he /she wants to say.So we should tolerate anything we do not like,do you agree with me?

annieyu 2006-07-08 18:05

Salary: fixed compensation for services,paid to a person on a regular
basis.

Benefit:independent from the salary but as offical is stated in employment contract.Typical benefits include pension plans and health insurance.

Fringe benefit/perk: an unofficial perk that often comes with a certain line of wrk.For example, a fashion designer's fringe benefits include free clothes and tickets to the Paris fashion shows.


Bonus:usually an amount of money paid by an employer to an employee as a reward.

harvey66 2006-07-08 20:09

引用:

作者: annieyu
Salary: fixed compensation for services,paid to a person on a regular
basis.

Benefit:independent from the salary but as offical is stated in employment contract.Typical benefits include pension plans and health insurance.

Fringe benefit/perk: an unofficial perk that often comes with a certain line of wrk.For example, a fashion designer's fringe benefits include free clothes and tickets to the Paris fashion shows.


Bonus:usually an amount of money paid by an employer to an employee as a reward.

I learn a new phrase : fringe benefit.
I remember bonus is something extra,am I right ?

annieyu 2006-07-08 21:57

引用:

作者: harvey66
I learn a new phrase : fringe benefit.(额外津贴)
I remember bonus(奖金) is something extra,am I right ?

I add the chinese traslation in the sentence ,maybe it will help to understand.Bonus has another meaning too.(红利)

annieyu 2006-07-08 22:27

Describing a situation that should be avoided because it is too dangerous or controversial

Example:the president's son is doing quite poorly in his new job at our company but the idea of saying anything to the boss is just too hot to handle,so nobody will say a word about it.(明哲保身)

annieyu 2006-07-11 21:48

Using unusually strong persuasion or threats against someone in order to achieve a goal.

Example:I do not like to use arm twisting when asking my friend to do something for me,but if necessary I will remind him of all the special favors I have done for him in the past.

annieyu 2006-07-11 21:54

Reference to a number of active sales people

Example: Our sales department is too small to succeed ,so to increase our annual sales revenues we need to get more feet on street by hiring additional sales representatives.

harvey66 2006-07-11 23:47

The company sent lots of feet in the street to persue consumers to buy their products, some of them even do that by means of arm twisting.

annieyu 2006-07-12 00:36

引用:

作者: harvey66
The company sent lots of feet in the street to persue consumers to buy their products, some of them even do that by means of arm twisting.

I agree to this point but also i could understand why they do like this .You know the competition in all areas become so fierce also the cost of the human resource is relatively low.So it is a easier choice to employ more feet in the street as a market strategy.

annieyu 2006-07-12 22:34

[quote=harvey66]The company sent lots of feet in the street to persue
persuade
consumers to buy their products, some of them even do that by means of arm twisting.[/quote]

You mean persuade consumers to buy their products?

or if you mean pursue ?:wdb2:

annieyu 2006-07-12 22:58

Introduction


Mentioning the last time you contacted that person is a good way to start off an e-mail.Then,write something about what you said---or could not say ---to each other.Here are some suggestions:

Thank you for your letter ;It was interesting to hear about the new developments at...

It was a pity I missed you when you visited our office last week,I would have liked to have heard all your news.

It was a pleasure to have dinner with you last Thursday.I think we had a very useful discussion.


It was good to talk to you on the phone today.I was sorry to hear that you have not been well.


Thank you for the fax ,I was pleased to hear that you will be coming to visit...

annieyu 2006-07-12 23:05

This is the main reason you are writing.Here are some friendly way to lead into the bulk of your e-mail:

Giving information

I thought you might be interested to hear about ...


Requesting action
(especially a difficult request)

I was wondering if...

I was hoping you could...


Complaining

I'm afraid we have a small problem...

There seems to be a problem with...


Giving news

I'm afraid /Unfortunately,I have some bad news.

annieyu 2006-07-12 23:17

Use this section to talk about the future.Less formal letters often close by mentioning something personal.For example:

I look forward to seeing you again next time when I'm in Los Angeles.

If you are ever in Shanghai,please give me a ring or drop in.

Sometimes ,you can mention somebody that you both know,like this:

Please give my regards to Diane Chan.

Please pass on my best wishes to Mr.Smith,I hope that he has recovered from the flu.

annieyu 2006-07-12 23:24

For less formal e-mails use an ending like "Best wishes" or "Best regards".When writing to stranger,it's best to end with"Sincerely"or"faithfully".

Hi James-------Best wishes

Dear Mike------Best regards


Dear Ms Lo-------Yours Sincerely


Dear Sir/Madam-----yours faithfully

To whom it may concerned-----yours faithfully

harvey66 2006-07-13 01:31

[quote=annieyu]
引用:

作者: harvey66
The company sent lots of feet in the street to persue
persuade
consumers to buy their products, some of them even do that by means of arm twisting.[/quote]

You mean persuade consumers to buy their products?

or if you mean pursue ?:wdb2:

Sorry. My poor vocabulary. It should be "persuade".

harvey66 2006-07-13 01:50

Thank you for your instruction on emails.

annieyu 2006-07-15 19:05

I knew the worst thing you can do as a CEO is to guess wrong.Your credibility
goes to zero.

----作为CEO,我认为最糟糕的事就是乱猜.你的威信就彻底没了.

annieyu 2006-07-15 19:11

The industrial age was about control,and the information age is about release.And release means helping people find their voice,so they can do they love doing and what they do well.
-----第八个习惯:从有效到伟大的作者斯蒂芬.柯维

annieyu 2006-07-15 19:26

Bitter and abusive language used to censure or blame


Example:When product sales figures were low,the arrogant boss's vitriol depressed his employees.

I do not think it is a good way by using vitriol to criticize my son's bad habits but sometimes i could not help doing like this.So I try to encourage him more than criticize him.I also learn a lot from my son ,because he is so kind and generous to me even when I lost my temper ,he even consoled me with his words .He told me that all what I did are for his good.So I find our adults sometimes are so selfish ,the little boy also faces the stress from society and our parents. :wdb15:

harvey66 2006-07-16 09:07

My son has a problem too. He is a good student and has a good mark on almost every subject.But he hate the homework assigned.What can I to do with it ?

harvey66 2006-07-16 09:41

Just remember, in a one size fits all world; you will see very few well-dressed people.

annieyu 2006-09-05 17:05

to examine

Example:The first objective of our sales representatives was merely to convince our prospects to take a look at our new product.

我们销售代表的首要目标只是说动潜在客户看看我们的新产品.

annieyu 2006-09-05 17:17

1)To challenge ;to move actively against a competitor

Example:Although our new company is very small,our staff is smart and quite experienced,so we have decided to take on the large companies in our industry.

虽然我们的新公司很小,但我们的工作人员很精明,而且相当有经验.因此,我们决定挑战业内大公司.

annieyu 2006-09-05 17:30

to accept more of something;to include more than previously

Example:Since I needed more money.I decided to take on a second job in spite of the long hours that required.

因为我需要更多的钱,所以,我决定再干一份工作.虽然这需要付出大量时间.

harvey66 2006-09-05 23:03

The first objective of my vo is to take a good look at my materials and take on the job to give me my ME as soon as possible.:wdb6:

annieyu 2006-09-06 09:52

To have an alert and enthusiastic interest in something(Note :"keen"means very sharp like the edge of a knife.)

Example:I take a keen interest in checking the stock market daily because I want to see how my investments are doing.

我对每天跟踪股票行情产生了浓厚兴趣, 因为我想知道自己的投资表现如何.

harvey66 2006-09-06 13:12

I dont remember exactly when I took a keen interest in emigration and put it in action eventually.

annieyu 2006-09-06 14:03

(noun)A manager or personal attendant who assists,directs,and often controls a celebrity in person.

Example:The reporters hoped that they could interview the famous young singer if they could get her away from her handlers for a few minutes.

Recently ,one of the singers in HongKong ,who held their concert in Malaysia,but her handlers did not control the situation well instead some of the reporters tried to get some photos which she was changing her clothes.I do not think we should blame the reporters but the handlers.:wdb15: Because it is their duty to keep her from these kind of reporters.

annieyu 2006-09-06 21:00

very large in size or weight

Example: if the sales representative meets his annual sales goal,he will receive a hefty bonus equal to one third of his salary.:wdb6:

annieyu 2006-09-06 21:07

For investors as a whole,returns decrease as motion increases.

:wdb17: ---巴菲特在他最新的致股东信件中为投资者总结的经验,他戏称为牛顿第四定律

annieyu 2006-09-06 21:13

I can calculate the movement of the stars,but not the madness of the men.

----物理学家牛顿在"南海泡沫"事件中损失惨重如是说

annieyu 2006-10-30 11:55

A swindler,someone who deceives other people in order to steal from them.

The prosperous-looking tour guide was a con artist who sold unsuspecting visitors worthless travel tickets.

这位一脸福相的导游是个骗子,他向毫无戒心的游客出售无效的车票.

annieyu 2006-10-30 13:37

(noun,business)The fee charged for exchanging money from one nationa currency to another(usually a small percentage of the total sum exchanged)


The currency exchange booth at the airport charges 1% agio.

annieyu 2006-10-30 13:43

(noun,dangerous threat)

Large storm can be a menace to commerce at sea.

annieyu 2006-10-30 14:19

tranche(偿还部分债务)(noun,formal)(A partial payment of a debt)

Thirty days after tee loan agreement is signed,the borrower's first tranche will be due.

annieyu 2006-11-10 12:05

After hard work,the biggest determinant is being the right place at the right time with the right people.

除了苦干之外,最大的决定因素就是天时,地利,人和.