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中国时间: 18:25 2016年12月11日星期日

礼节美语083:Special Needs (1)

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公关部主任Janet Liu召集下属开会,询问中东代表团的活动安排。

Janet Liu: Good morning, Silvia. Good morning, Pete. How is my public relations team doing today?

Silvia Kranson: Morning, Ms. Liu.

Pete Chan: Very well, thank you.

J: I called this meeting to check up on preparations for the upcoming visit by the delegation from the Middle East. Any progress?

S: Actually the delegation has been scaled back to just two groups, one from Saudi Arabia and another from Israel.

J: OK...I assume accommodations have been taken care of?

P: Yes, the group from Saudi Arabia will stay at the Golden Palace while the team from Israel is booked at the Twin Oaks Resort.

Silvia告诉Janet说,中东代表团规模减小了,只剩下两组人,分别来自沙特阿拉伯和以色列。Silvia说的Scale back。 Scale back是缩小规模。

Pete报告说,旅馆也定好了。Their accommodations have been taken care of. Accommodations。

让我们继续听一下代表团的日程安排。

J: Can you give me a quick rundown of the schedule for when they're here?

S: The first day is free as they adjust to the time difference. We're planning a trip to our factory on day two, a cultural tour on day three and days four through six are at the seminar and workshop.

P: On the last day we've planned some great meals and we'll top off the evening with some fun at a karaoke bar.

简单说一下日程安排:A quick rundown of the schedule。第一天倒时差,adjust to the time difference. 第二天参观工厂,第三天文艺活动,第四天到第六天办学习班。最后一天吃饭卡拉OK。让我们听听Janet为什么不满意。

S: Yeah, we're taking them to Sam's Super Pork Restaurant for lunch and dinner is at Wang's Seafood Paradise.

J: Um...that could be a problem. Have you considered that they might have special dietary needs? Most people in Saudi Arabia are Muslims, and Muslims don't eat pork. In fact, they might only eat Halal food.

Janet提醒说,沙特主要是穆斯林,不吃猪肉。

P: Halal?

J: Yes, Halal means food, especially meat, that's been prepared according to Islamic religious laws. The Israeli group could also be a problem as many of them might be Jewish and keep Kosher.

S: Kosher?

J: It's similar to the Muslim rules, but Kosher is a Jewish system of dietary laws. People who keep Kosher don't eat pork, shrimp or crab.

S: So I guess we will have to reconsider the meals.

Halal是按照伊斯兰教规准备的肉。Janet还说,以色列是犹太人,要吃Kosher,不吃猪肉、虾和蟹。Silvia和Pete还犯了一些什么错误,我们下次继续听。

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