在旅馆 & 在银行 & 在邮局
At a Hotel 在旅馆
Hotel and motel rates vary considerably. In major cities and resort areas, it is advisable to have reservations.
1.A: Do you have any vacancies?
B: Yes, we have a nice room on the fourth floor.
A: How much is it?
B: $45.00 a night, plus tax.
A: Can I see it, please?
B: Certainly. Would you come with me?
2.A: Do you have a single room for two nights?
B: We only have a small suite.
A: What's the rate?
B: $50.00 a night, including breakfast.
A: Fine. Could you show it to me, please?
B: Of course. Just follow me.
3.A: Can I reserve a double room for next week?
B: You can have a room facing the ocean.
A: How much would it be?
B: $55.00, including tax.
A: Could I have a look at the room?
B: Sure. Come this way, please.
4.A: Do you have a double room with twin beds?
B: I can let you have a room in the new wing.
A: What's the daily rate?
B: $60.00 a night.
A: Could you show me something less expensive?
B: Yes, of course. Right this way, please.
At a Bank 在银行
Banking hours are usually from 9:00 to 3:00, Monday to Friday. Sometimes you can't get service in a bank unless you have an account there.
1.A: I'd like to change these pesos, please.
B: How do you want them?
A: It doesn't make any difference.
B: Did you want anything else?
A: Yes, I'd like to open an account.
2.A: Would you cash these travelers checks, please?
B: How would you like them?
A: In ten dollar bill, please.
B: Is there anything else?
A: Yes, I'd like to know how to send money to France.
3.A: Could I change these pounds for dollars, please?
B: Do you want small bills or large?
A: It doesn't matter.
B: Do you want anything else?
A: Yes, I'd like to know the exchange rate for yen.
4.A: Could you change these for me, please?
B: What would you like?
A: Twenties and some smaller bills, please.
B: Anything else?
A: Yes. Could you tell me my balance? Here's my account number.
In a Post Office 在邮局
Every mailing address in the United States has a "ZIP code" which should be used whenever possible. Post offices are generally open from 8:30 to 5:00 from Monday to Friday and until noon on Saturday.
美国每一个通信地址都编有邮政号码, 应该尽量加以利用. 邮局的营业时间一般是星期一到星期五的上午8点
1.A: How much is an airmail letter to Japan?
B: I'll have to check. Can I help you with anything else?
A: I'd like a 20 cent stamp, please.
B: There you are.
2.A: Could you tell me how much it would cost to send this to France by regular mail?
B: I'll look it up. Is there anything else?
A: Yes. I'd like five airmail stamps.
B: Here you are.
3.A: How much would a post card to Brazil be?
B: Let me check for you. Do you need anything else?
A: Yes. I'd like a book of 20 cent stamps, please.
B: Here you are.
4.A: How much more would it cost ot send this special delivery?
B: Just a second. I'll have to check that? Anything else I can do for you?
A: Yes. I'd like to send a $20.00 money order.
B: There you go.