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    第956期:“開會遲到”be late for the meeting

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    Conversation:


    A: Where is everyone? We were supposed to start fifteen minutes ago.

    大家都去哪兒了?我們本來15分鐘前就要開始的。


    B: Jo called and said she'd be here in a sec. She said she got tied up with the client.

    喬打電話說她一會兒就到,她說被一個客戶纏住了。


    C: Sorry, I'm late everyone. There was a huge traffic jam on the highway this morning.

    大家不好意思,我遲到了。今天早上高速公路那兒發生了一起交通事故。


    D: Morning everyone! Were you stuck in traffic as well, Jess? There was a huge Pileup on the highway and traffic was backed up for miles.

    大家早上好!杰斯,你也堵車了嗎?高速公路那邊撞車,交通堵了有幾英里。


    B: Scott just called and said that he's running late. His last meeting ran over, but he's on his way now.

    斯科特剛剛打電話說他晚點到。他上個會議超時了,但是他現在在路上。


    A: Guys, this is not acceptable. If I say the meeting starts at ten, the meeting starts at ten. Not ten-oh-one and definitely not ten twenty. All right, let's get started. So the first thing I want to talk about is our..

    各位,這真讓人無法接受。如果我說會議十點開始,那就必須十點開始,不能10:01,更不能10:20。好了,現在開始。那么我要說的第一件事情是我們的。


    E: I'm really sorry everyone. I know I'm late but really, it's not my fault. I was getting a coffee at Starbucks and the line was way too long. I was waiting for twenty minutes to get my coffee.

    真的很抱歉,各位,我知道我遲到了,但真的不是我的錯。我去星巴克買了杯咖啡,隊排的太長太長了,我等了20分鐘才拿到咖啡。


    be supposed to

    (按照規則;傳統或預期)應該...(強調客觀意義上)


    例句:

    We are supposed to be quiet during a concert.

    我們在聽音樂會時應該保持安靜。


    You are supposed to be home before nine o'clock.

    你應該在九點前到家。


    get tied up

    被...纏住


    例句:

    Sorry I'm late, honey. I got tied up at the office.

    抱歉,我遲到了,親愛的。我在辦公室一直很忙。


    I was tied up on the phone all afternoon and didn't get any work done.

    我整個下午都在打電話,沒有完成任何工作。


    I got tied up in traffic on the way here.

    我來的路上堵車了。


    traffic jam

    交通堵塞


    a huge/big traffic jam


    例句:

    We were stuck in a traffic jam.

    我們遇上了交通堵塞。


    pileup

    連環相撞


    a huge/serious pileup


    例句:

    I was driving in my car when I saw the pileup.

    我正在開車,看到路上車連環相撞。


    in a sec


    馬上;很快

    =in a second


    注意和in a minute的細微區別


    be running late

    遲到



    例句:

    Jane is running late, she'll be here in ten minutes.

    簡要遲到了,她十分鐘后到。


    Traffic is really bad, so I'm running late.

    交通真的很糟糕,所以我要遲到了。


    I'm running a bit late, so please start without me.

    我有點晚了,所以請開始吧。


    run over

    延長


    例句:

    My meeting ran over fifteen minutes.

    我的會議延長了十五分鐘。


    stuck in traffic

    堵在交通中了


    例句:

    I got stuck in traffic.

    我堵在路上了。


    backed up for miles

    堵了好幾英里


    例句:

    The traffic is backed up for miles.

    交通堵了好幾英里。

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