A business needs a good location to be successful.
A flexible (有彈性的) person usually can get along with other
people well, because he does not insist on his own opinion.
A poor business plan and weak sales contribute to the closure of
a retirement pension 退休金
a senior citizen stipend 老人年金/津貼
After he gave his funky idea at the meeting, you can hear a pin drop.
All of our product lines are selling well.
Amy was our employee of the month. Amy是公司的本月模範員工。
As profit margins continue to decrease, pressure is mounting on
many companies to cut costs.
ASUS posted a fourth-quarter profit of NT$ one billion in 2002.
Besides plan A, we need a plan B.
Bill Gates is the world's richest entrepreneur.
Break the Ice 打破僵局
開始交談 Hi!/ Hello!/ Glad to meet you!/ Happy to see you./ Excuse me!
要求覆述 Pardon (me)?/ I beg your pardon?
結束對話 Thank you so much./ Bye for now./ Thanks for you
Building and running your own business involves a lot of hard work
Decisions in the company are made from the top down.
Does your company give out annual bonuses to its employees?
Don't come in late and leave early. 不要遲到早退。
Don't tell me what your monthly sales are. What's your bottom line?
double income 雙薪
English plays an important role in world trade.
Everyone hopes to find a job with an excellent boss, a high
salary, and good benefits.
facts and figures 詳細的情報；精確的資料
The report contains many facts and figures about the company.
First thing's first. 重要的事先做
Franchisers can sell things using the parent company's name.
Getting the pay raise certainly helps lift spirits.
He didn't get a ticket this year. Cross my fingers.
He has signed the contract. 他已在合同上簽了字。
He holds two jobs. 他有兩份工作
He is doing a great job of training his replacement.
He is still wearing a Hawaiian shirt. He's still in vacation mode.
He let his son take full control of the business because he had
confidence in him.
He's a nice guy, but he lacks people skills.
Hold on. (= Don’t hang up!) I have an incoming call.
Hold the line, please. I have another (phone) call coming in.
Hold the horses! I'd like to have a look at the product before I pay.
How much time can you take for your lunch break？
I am sorry for being late. My car broke down on the way to the
I can never finish off my work. 工作永遠做不完。
I can't accept our company's dress code.
I don't know how to arrange my time off. 我不知道如何安排休假。
I get the news straight from the horse's mouth.
I had a big misunderstanding and argument with my coworker this
I have to pay a lot of money in taxes every year.
I hope the taxation filing date can be extended.
I need your boss to back you up. 我需要老板的支持。
I second the motion. 我附議。
I think I'm going to apply for the open managerial position in my
I took the whole day off to take care of some personal business.
I want to run some errands. 我要去辦點雜事
I would like to nominate Mr. Lin. 我想提名林先生。
I would really like to take some time off from my job.
I'd like to take the morning (or afternoon) off. 我想請半天假。
I'll do the dirty work. 我來做沒人要扮演壞人的事。
I'm hot in spite of the air conditioning being on.
I'm not feeling well today. I think I'll leave work early.
I'm overloaded already. 我已經負荷過度了
I'm sorry, I've got another call. Please just wait just a second.
電話上的「米字鍵」英語稱為 star key 或 asterisk key，
「井字鍵」叫做 pound key。
插撥叫做 call waiting，「自動重撥」為 automatic redial。
I'm sorry. The boss is caught in traffic. He'll be here as soon as
possible. Could you please wait a while longer?
I'm still in vacation mode, but I'll get back into the swing of
things soon enough.
I'm the wrong person to ask. 你問錯人了。
I've heard a lot about you. 久仰大名。
If I don't get a good raise from my boss this year, I'm going to
If you don't change the motor oil, your car engine will wear out
If you don’t file their taxes by the end of May, don’t expect to
be exempted from submitting the overdue fine.
If you have a GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver, these
satellites can help figure out exactly where you are.
If you parked your car legally, then why was it towed?
If you quit your job now, you will breach your contract and will
be required to pay a fine.
In Japan, more people are employed in the service sector than in
the manufacturing and high-tech sectors.
It seems like my coworkers are always spreading rumors.
It took me two weeks to get through all my work after I came back
It's important to work hard, but be sure not to let yourself get
It's so hard to recruit people with the right qualifications and
John and Linda are colleagues. Linda has just returned to work
after a week-long vacation.
Let's discuss the pros and cons of the new sales plan in the next
Let's see if Dr. Wang can solve the company's financial problems.
Linda's coworkers congratulated her after they heard she got a
Macronix posted a first-quarter loss of NT$ one million in 2003.
旺宏公佈 2003 年第一季虧損為一百萬台幣。
Meeting in Progress, please leave a message. 開會中，有事請留言。
Money is only a means to an end, it is not the end.
Most of the restaurant's new customers come from word of mouth.
My boss wanted me to wine and dine the new customer.
My company sacked me after I got caught surfing the Net.
My job is as a marketing assistant. I'm responsible for all
overseas business and sales.
My marketing presentation was a total flop.
Not long after Tom declared bankruptcy, his house went up for
Now I have time to get some on-the-job training myself.
On leave! Please contact with __________.
On Tuesday, the TAIEX opened on a high note and climbed steadily
in mid trading to close at 5 thousand and 17.78 points, which is a
gain of 145.63 points, with dealings valued at 106.9 billion NTDs.
Our chairman can hold his own in a English business meeting; he
doesn't need an interpreter.
Our company has an opening. 我們公司有職缺。
Our company is going on the right track. 我們公司正步上軌道。
Our president said that sales were on track to meet analysts'
Our turnover is decreasing. 我們的營業額下降了。
Peter like to kiss up to the boss. He always tattles on other
Plans for the company's entry into the French market are starting
to take shape.
President Lee is at present on leave, and will not be back until
She is a really productive worker. She has cranked out five
business reports in one week!
She is the best-dressed boss around. 她是這裡最會穿著的主管。
Stop passing the buck! 不要推諉責任。
Temporarily away from my desk, I will return shortly.
Thanks to Peter, we were able to complete the project on schedule.
That sounds a little last-minute. 聽起來有點趕。
The Budwiser brewer signed a distribution deal with a Taiwanese
The car assembly plant offers three-shift jobs. The shift times
are usually the day shift, from 7 am to 3 pm; evening shift from 3
pm to 11 pm; and night shift (or graveyard shift) from 11 pm to 7
The CEO is going over a company's income statement and balance sheet.
The company axed plans to build a factory in Taiwan because of
high labor costs.
The company gave hard workers extra bonuses as a reward .
The company laid off 130 employees in Taiwan when it moved its
call center to China as part of its cost-cutting initiative.
The company will provide a three-month training course.
The company's share price was off 3 percent.
The company's share price was off 5 percent after its slowdown in
The debt-to-equity ratio of the company is higher than average for
The exchange rate for US dollars to French Francs is about one to
The exchange rate is not very good here.
The factory manager negotiated with deputies.
The female CEO (Chief Executive Officer) is a connoisseur of
The goods were delivered in time. 貨物及時送出。
The interviewee was asked many questions about her work
The job applicant has a lot of credentials but little experience.
The latest rate of exchange between the US dollar and the New
Taiwan dollar is US dollar for 34.5 NT dollars.
The manager carefully supervised every detail of this project.
The meeting was really boring. The boss just rattled on about the
latest sales figures.
The National Tax Administration said that there are still a number
of people in Taiwan who haven't filed their taxes. Online filing
has been extended until 12:00 midnight on Monday while the
deadline has been extended to 7 P.M. for manual filing.
The negotiations broke down over the issue of overtime pay.
The new Managing Director overturned many decisions made by his
The owner of the factory averted a strike by agreeing to a
five-percent pay increase.
The presidency is not just a one-man show; there are lots of
people making decisions for him.
The question can be discussed at the next meeting.
The reception is really bad here. There's a lot of static on the
line. I can't hear you very well. Could you speak up a little?
The sales manager is awfully busy these days. 業務經理最近非常忙。
The technician worked on the machine for hours, but he still
couldn't get to the bottom of the problem.
Times have been tough for the tourism recently, with many travel
agencies posting losses.
Tom isn't earning enough money at her full-time job, so she has to
look for another part-time job.
Tom's boss slammed the door on his request for a job transfer.
TSMC share prices skyrocketed to reach the ceiling price of 60 NT
We are going to take a 10-percent pay cut. 我們即將減薪百分之十
We can wear casual clothes at the office on Friday."
We have to get that contract (合約) at any price (不計任何代價)
It’s a matter of life or death.(攸關生死的問題)
We need to carry out further tests before we come up with a
We need to work smarter, not harder.
We really admire your decision-making ability.
We should fix our display if we want to attract customers.
We should promote the barrier free environment for disabled
We'll always have blackouts. It's like we'll always have forest
fires and automobile accidents.
We're closed for the night. Can you come back tomorrow?
What is the salary range (薪資等級) for this position in your
With regard to your loan request, you have been approved.
Working at home lets me have the best of both worlds: a good
income and time with Family.
You always play the same old tune: "Don't do this. Don't do that."
You are going to start a one-month employee training next month.
Then you'll start the trial period.
漲價 rising, go up, increase, soaring, rocketing
職位空缺 opening, vacancy, post
You can't arrange for an interview until you first send them my
Your knowledge of computer will be a positive (正面的) assets
(資產 vs. liabilities 負債) to our company.
A: Did Lily give birth yet?
B: No. But she will any day now.
A: I'm under so much stress at work these days.
B: Tell me about it.
A: I haven't seen you lately. What are you up to?
B: I'm working three jobs right now. It's killing me.
A: I'll have a job interview tomorrow.
B: That's wonderful! Good luck to you. I'm sure you're going to do
A: My scooter was towed!
B: Where did you park?
A: My scooter won't start. Can you give me a ride and drop me off
at the corner?
B: No problem. Jump on! But I'm almost out of gas.
A: I would like to ask for a raise. 我想要求加薪。
B: How much do you have in mind? But it's in vain to ask the boss
for a raise..
A: You did an excellent job on this case.
B: Thank you. It was a hard task. But I'm glad I did it..
A: So, you need a raise. But money is really tight right now..
B: When will you be in the position? 什麼時候才可以呢？
A: By the end of this quarter, we should have the funds to reward you.
A: Why do you look so sad? 你為何看起來這麼悲傷
B: Because I got fired. My boss really sucks. .
A: Excuse me. Do you have moment? 對不起，你有空嗎？
B: Sorry. I’m in the middle of something. Would you mind calling
If you don’t file their taxes by the end of May, don’t expect to
be exempted from submitting the overdue fine.
A: How do you keep track of all these
B: I organize them by subject matter.我用主題來分類。
A: Where are you going, Linda?
B: I'm going to the beauty parlor to have a light trim (or have a
A: His contribution to the company is deserving of an award.
B: I don’t agree with you. I think he is unworthy of the
A: Do you drink coffee? 你喝咖啡嗎？
B: Yes, but only decaf. 喝，但只喝低咖啡因的。
A:I know you're upset about not getting the promotion, but don't
take it out on me.
B: You're right. I'm sorry. 你說得對。對不起。
A: Can you brew me some coffee? 你可以泡些咖啡給我嗎？
B: Sure. Would you like cream and sugar? 好。你要加奶油和糖嗎？
A: I want to quit my job and take a long vacation.
B: I wouldn't mind doing that myself.
A: May I speak to Manager Lin?
B: He is on another line. I'll put you on hold.
A: May I speak to Miss Wu?
B: Her extension is 36. I'll transfer your call.
A: May I speak to Mr. Wang?
B: He is on line one. Please don't hang up.
A: How do you keep track of all these files?
B: I organize them by subject matter. 我用主題來分類。
A: I need a PowerPoint projector and a paper flip chart.
B: I'll have those for you right away. 我馬上幫你準備。
A: My presentation starts in fifteen minutes.
B: I know that. 我知道。
A: Who takes care of the payroll for our company?
B: That would be Ms. Hung.
Auto Insurance (汽車保險)
Auto Accident (車禍)
Live ABC 生活字彙
Live ABC 生活會話
夏老師 (中文) 公文製作教學網
EZ Talk 行業英文
It’s illegally parked. (這是違規停車)、
Can I see your passport, please?
Walk three more blocks.
Can you please speak more slowly?
The other driver hit my car.
You were speeding. (你超速了)、
You just jaywalked across the street. (你剛剛違規穿越馬路)、
Did you drink too much tonight? (今晚是不是喝多了)、
Keep quiet, please. (請保持安靜)、
My car is gone! (我的車子不見了)、
My hotel room was robbed! (我住的飯店房間遭小偷了)、
I lost my backpack.(我的背包丟了)、
Someone pickpocketed my wallet.
Committee Rules (會議守則)
Pocket Survival English
格蘭英語SPEAK WELL會話系列與ICRT同步播報 (Monday to Friday, 11:00
AM and 2:00 PM)。Topics include Job Hunting Skills- Ending an
Interview, Presentation - Computer documents, Travel Talk-
Frequent Flyer Mileage, Meeting Talk-Opinions, Job Hunting Skills
- Explaining Your Qualifications, Travel Talk - Wake-up Call,
Presentation- Computer documents I, Presentation- Computer
documents II, etc. All of them are bilingual (雙語) with keywords
and phrases annotation (註解).
Changing Jobs (Vocabulary in Conversation) and (Vocabulary
Follow-up) from Vocabulary Exercise
I'm taking unpaid leave (無薪假期)