Unit 9: Making an arrangement through telephone
Chúng ta cùng nghe bài hội thoại dưới đây và điền từ vào chỗ trống để tìm hiểu những cụm từ dùng để sắp xếp cuộc hẹn trong môi trường giao tiếp công việc nhé! (File 01)
Simon: Simon Mellor
Alexa: Hi Simon. It’s Alexa Johnston here
Simon: Oh, hi Alexa. How are you doing?
Alexa: Can’t complain. How are things in Frankfurt?
Simon: Oh, you know what it’s like. Business as usual! So, what can I do for you, Alexa?
Alexa: Well, I’m going to be in Frankfurt next week, and I ___1_______you might have to meet me for an hour or two while I’m in town. It would give us the chance to talk about the Allianz project, among other things.
Simon: Yes, that’s a good idea. Let me just think for a moment...I think that should be possible. I just need to check my diary. Hang on a sec. Right. When would __2_______ you?
Alexa: Let me think. _____3_____in on Monday morning. I’ll be in a meeting all afternoon and then _______4__ with my client in the evening. I should be free on Tuesday morning, though. __5_______ ?
Simon: Tuesday’s bad for me, I’m afraid. I’m tied up all day. We could meet in the evening for something to eat, though.
Alexa: sorry, I’m booked up that evening too. Mmm, this is getting a bit difficult.
Simon: Well, ______6___ Wednesday morning?
Alexa: yes, that would be good for me.
Simon: Brilliant. ___7______ 10 o’clock in my office?
1. was wondering if
3. I’m flying
4. I’m having dinner
5. Would that be Ok for you
6. how about
7. Shall we say
Dưới dây là những cụm từ bạn dùng để sắp xếp cuộc gặp qua điện thoại (Arrange a meeting or an appointment)
1. Suggesting a meeting or an appointment – Yêu cầu gặp mặt
Could we schedule a meeting for next month?
Do you have time to meet tomorrow?
2. Asking about or suggesting a time to meet? – Hỏi về thời gian và nơi chốn gặp
When would suit you?
Would that be OK for you?
We could meet in the evening...
Well, how about Wednesday morning?
Shall we say 10 o’clock in my office?
What about Thursday?
Where would be the best place to meet?
3. Saying if a time is convenient or not – Thảo luận thời gian phù hợp cho cuộc hẹn
I think that should be possible
I should be free on Tuesday morning, though.
Tuesday’s bad for me, I’m afraid.
I’m tied up all day.
Sorry, I’m booked up that evening too
Yes, that would be good for me.
Yes, I’m free then.
4. Confirming an arrangement – xác nhận cuộc gặp
I’ll see you on Wednesday then
Ok, so that’s 2 p.m in the conference room.
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