實戰商用英語閱讀文法:突破文法學習法

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並列題名:Reading grammar in business English

其他題名:商用英語閱讀文法 突破文法學習法

作者:顏元叔編著

出版年:2004

出版社:萬人

出版地:臺北縣

集叢名:突破英文學習法 閱讀文法系列

格式:JPG

ISBN:9789574610167

分類:英文學習  

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「做一個全方位的英文人」坊間一般文法書,皆經常留在紙上談兵,不能應用到日常的閱讀文章中;如誰都知道「主詞」是什麼,可是叫他從一句文章中,把主詞找出來,他就茫茫然了。問題在缺乏實戰經驗,針對這種缺憾,本書編著方式突破一般文法,不採晃空立論,而是實際從一句一句的文章分析著手,把文法句型的認知,真正落實到日常閱讀資料裡,你必然按耐著心情;細細看解說,看懂了在怡然自得之餘,就真正一磚一石奠定了你的閱讀能力,閱讀能力高強,你才是一個全方位的英語人。

  • 1.We have received today three cases of your goods shipped on June 8.
  • 2. Enclosed please find the price list of the goods that we plan to dispatch.
  • 3. With reference to your request of may 12,we herewith enclose a statement of your April account.
  • 4. We make available a limited amount of credit that can be obtained by the company's accounts and inventory.
  • 5. We also wish to inform you that we have in-structed our lawyer to commence legal pro-ceedings against you.
  • 6. Will you please say whether you can issue an all-risk policy for these shipments and,if so,on what terms.
  • 7. We are in broad agreement with the terms that you have proffered,but there are some which we cannot accept as they stand.
  • 8. We must emphasize the necessity of quoting real-ly competitive prices if the goods are to command a ready sale in this market.
  • 9. We shall be glad to learn that you will accept it in full settlement of your claim for the value of the goods lost.
  • 10. We do not want to offer a product that you may find difficult to sell or later have complaints ab-out.
  • 11. In the meantime we trust that we can do a satis-factory business on the present basis.
  • 12. We now look forward to hearing by return when the consignment will be dispatched.
  • 13. May we call your atterition to the above account which has probably escaped your notice?
  • 14. You may, if you prefer,make a partial payment now and settle the balance on agreed dates.
  • 15. We should be glad if you could let us have a set-tlement,as we are eager to close our books.
  • 16. Thank you for your letter of September 14,1993 in which you list your terms for making a trial order.
  • 17. Please excuse our reminding you again that you have not yet settled for the goods we shipped you last December.
  • 18. We appreciate your offer to keep the units wrongly delivered to you and agree to the terms you have proposed
  • 19. We also confirm that the replacement units that you listed in the letter have arrived and appear to be in good order.
  • 20. Perhaps you do not realize that we are willing to accept a part of the payment if you cannot settle it all at once.
  • 21. We regret that we cannot accept any further orders from you unless you settle your account by return mail.
  • 22. We are not yet sure whether or not we will be able to send you as many as two dozen laptop personal computers.
  • 23. You may be assured that we will take up the mat-ter you mentioned with our Board of Directors as soon as possible.
  • 24. We cannot understand why you have not replied to the letters we have sent you regarding your unpaid account of NT$300,000.
  • 25. We have been doing everything possible in our power to deliver the goods within twelve days,and are arranging for shipment.
  • 26. Should your representative wish to inspect the damage we are at home every afternoon,but it would be helpful if we could be told when to ex-pect him.
  • 27. She is competent,in every way thoroughly reli-able, and a woman of high principles.
  • 28. In conclusion,I recommend this conscientious and promising young woman very highly to you.
  • 29. We feel that, with your experience and connec-tions and your knowledge of advertising,you are the best person we know who is able to do this.
  • 30. While we are very much interested in your qual-ifications,we are afraid that you do not quite befit our current needs.
  • 31. I look forward to being granted an interview,when I shall be able to give you more details a-bout myself.
  • 32. The applicant must have had adequate experience in the sales division of a large company and be willing to face the challenge of new situations.
  • 33. I have had useful experience in sales and in mar-ket research generally,and should like to feel that there is an opportunity for further employ-ment with you in this kind of work.
  • 34. I very much regret having to inform you that your position as assistant manager is one that will shortly become redundant.
  • 35. We are afraid that we are at a complete loss to understand how the forty units you refer to came to be in the condition that you describe.
  • 36.If you find the goods unsatisfactory after the in-spection of the delivery,we are willing to pay your money back and take the goods.
  • 37.May we draw your attention to our statement of September 23,1993 for the sum of NT$650,000,settlement of which was due by September 30,1993.
  • 38. However,it has become impossible for us to pro-vide the discount owing to the recent consider-able rise of raw materials and wages.
  • 39. We apologize sincerely for the trouble caused to you and will take all possible steps to avoid such mistakes again in the future.
  • 40.This will save us the expense of further corres-pondence and relieve you of the annoyance of re-ceiving this kind of letters from us.
  • 41.We now regret to say that the way our order has been handled raises serious doubts as to whether we will be able to do much business with you.
  • 42. Thank you for your letter of 12th August,1993,in which you complain about the quality of Order No.8 and the packing for the portable typewriter of Order No.5.
  • 43.I will be able to attend for interview at any time that is convenient to you, though I would be grateful if you could give me three days' notice.
  • 44. I regret that in view of our increasing production costs we cannot guarantee that we will be able to quote you these highly favorable terms in future.
  • 45. We would therefore appreciate a full explanation from you and also look forward to hearing what action you intend to take to mend the present situation.
  • 46.We are very astonished to have received neither payment in settlement of the account nor any correspondence from you to explain why you have made no payment.
  • 47. We will have to cancel our order unless you take immediate action to deliver the consignment to us not later than 18th September.
  • 48. We expect all orders from new clients to be accompanied by an irrevocable letter of credit opened in our favor and providing for payment within 40 days of sight.
  • 49.That you have failed to do this has caused us con-siderable distress,and so we must insist that you remit your check for NT$200,000 without further delay.
  • 50.We would certainly like to place an order with you at this time,but,in view of the dull market,we would be obliged if you could make us a trad-ing concession.
  • 51. If you wish the great convenience of a credit account,please give us the names of some whole-sale firms with whom you have already opened accounts.
  • 52. We are sorry to trouble you again in this matter,but our house policy requires that we have trade references and not personal references alone.
  • 53. I am afraid that you will leave us with no alterna-tive but to withhold all credit facilities from you unless you settle your account by October 15,1993.
  • 54. Will you please give us the name of the firm with whom you already have a credit account,or the names of any of our customers who recommended us to you.
  • 55. We are glad to inform you that we have improved our production facilities and are now in a position to offer shipment within sixty days after receiving an order.
  • 56. I was very concerned when I received your letter of yesterday complaning that the intercommu-nication system in your new office has not been completed by the date promised.
  • 57. I really must apologize most seriously for the very long dalay in the dispatch of your order,but,as I hope you will understand,this has been due to circumstances beyond our control.
  • 58. I am interested in commercial work, especially on the marketing side,and will be attending evening classes next session in accounting and related subjects.
  • 59. He is technically well qualified and for the past six years has been our assistant manager re-sponsible for promotion and associated activities in our Kaosiung factory.
  • 60. I am particularly desirous to work for a firm that is concerned with the manufacture of computer hardware locally,and like to feel that my past ex-perience will be of value to me in the sales field.
  • 61.I must stress that if we are to meet this schedule,we must have your signed copy of the agreement and note on your requirements not later than July 25.
  • 62. As you well know,we have been put into a very awkward situation on account of this shortage of supply,and we ask you to dispatch the necessary amount as soon as possible.
  • 63. We should appreciate your giving us such in-formation if you can,including their financial standing, the extent of their business, and their reputation for meeting these obligations.
  • 64. We should be grateful if you would introduce our name to your correspondents in Manila as we feel they may be able to put us in touch with a pro-per and reliable firm.
  • 65. Although we have not been able to explain the inadequate packing and the shortage, we are immediately completing your order and sending replacement for the damaged goods.
  • 66. From the provisos that apply to your policies I understand that no charge for the increase in the amount of cover referred to above will be made before my next renewal date.
  • 67. We cannot possibly supply our clients with goods in this condition,and so we must ask you to arrange for their immediate collection and for re-placement units to be sent to us without delay.
  • 68. If you are able to supply qualified products at competitive prices,it is very likely that we will wish to sign a long-term contract with you for the supply of the television sets in question.
  • 69. With reference to the interview you had with Mr.White,Sales Manager,and myself on March 25,I am writing to offer you the post of confidential secretary to Mr.White with effect from June 1 ,1993.
  • 70. May we suggest that the next time you are in Kaohsiung you should allow us to show you over our plant,where you would see for yourself the high quality of materials and technique put into our products.
  • 71.We must insist that you contact us very soon a-bout your account since we shall not wait much longer before we place it in the hands of our attorneys for collection.
  • 72. Thank you for your letter of October 15,1993,with which you enclosed your comprehensive catalog and price list and also for the samples of your products that you sent under separte cover.
  • 73.We were dismayed to receive your complaint a-bout the way your consignment was packed,but we must point out that our packers have been working under great pressure recently.
  • 74. You will probably want to check with you manu-facturing department to see if there is any defect in these motors,and with your shipping depart-ment to find out if they are packed with adequate protection for shipment.
  • 75. It is our proposition that you keep full books of account and records showing clearly all en-quiries,transactions,and proceedings related to the firm and that you submit these for our inspec-tion upon request.
  • 76. You may be required to do overtime work in addi-tion to regular hours, and this will be paid at the normal hourly rate for the first hour after normal office hours and 145% of the normal hourly rate thereafter.
  • 77. Years of business dealings develop,of course,an understanding attitude about lapses, but we feel that in order to keep the records straight,we have to take exception to the letter received from you in the morning mail.
  • 78. In all other respects Mr.Wang's work and con-duct have been entirely satisfactory,and I can re-commend him to you with confidence,knowing that if you employ him he would serve you well.
  • 79. I hope you will find suitable employment else-where and if another employer should wish you to start work before the end of May,arrange-ments will be made for you to be released im-mediately.
  • 80. I have completed and enclose a form of applica-tion obtained from your head office and hope I may be given an interview.when I would bring testimonials and give any further information you may wish to have.
  • 81.My colleagues and I are delighted that the many years of service you have rendered your company should at last have been rewarded in this way and we join in sending your our very best wishes for the future.
  • 82. We feel obiged to bring to your notice that,con-sequent upon the recent upward movement of costs,it is not within our power to guarantee that the said prices will continue for long at their pre-sent depressed level.
  • 83.As secretary to the manager of Empire Electro-nics I regularly attend and make reports on meet-ings,receive callers,make minor decisions,and deal with much of the manager's correspondence on my own initiative.
  • 84. I owe my success very largely to the generous terms in which you supported my application,and once again would like to thank you and directors of the board very sincerely for all you did for me during the two years I spent at this company.
  • 85. We must, however,point out that,as there is already a wide range of similar products imported from Germany and assembled locally on the mar-ket here,it is essential that you quote really competitive prices if we are to penetrate the mar-ket effectively with yours.
  • 86. Although I am afraid that we cannot agree to the 15% discount that you request,as a special con-cession and as this is the first opportunity we have had of doing business with you, we are will-ing to allow you a 10% discount on an order worth between NT$160,000 and NT$180,000,and will also increase this to 12% if you wish to place an order worth NT$250,000 or more.
  • 87. The honor of your company is requested by the members of the Cultural Committee at the Tigers'Club on Friday,July the nineteenth at three o'clock
  • 88. Mr.and Mrs.David Jones regret that their absence from town makes them unable to accept the kind invitation of Mr.and Mrs.Tom Brown for Saturday evening,October the twenty-third at eight o'clock
  • 89. Mr.and Mrs. Kevin Lang accept with pleasure Mr.and Mrs.Alan Lee's kind invitation for dinner on Sunday,July fifteenth at seven o'clock
  • 90.Mr.and Mrs.Jack Carter request the honor of Ms.Jean Jones' presence at the marriage of their daughter Linda to Mr.James Harrison on the afternoon of Friday, the twelfth of May at three o'clock,Sacred Heart Church Taipei
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