三角洲通讯公司老板John Smith到银行申请贷款，接待他的是银行负责人Ted Johnson。 Johnson抱怨最近两年经济危机，贷款很难做，经常会迫不得已走法律程序，追缴贷款。
T: I do sympathize with people's difficulties. But if I don't foreclose on mortgages or call in bad loans. I'll go bankrupt, too!
J: Yep...that's just how it goes.
T: So John, you mentioned in your email that you're thinking about taking out a loan.
J: Yes. You see, my company has been expanding quite rapidly and I'd like to construct a new warehouse.
Ted 说，他很同情大家的困难，但是如果他不去没收贷款抵押的财产权，不清理呆帐，自己就会破产。上面说的foreclose is spelled f-o-r-e-c-l-o-s-e, foreclose，是银行没收抵押产权的意思，to call in，意思是收回，bad loan，指无力偿还的呆账。俩人的对话接下来切入主题。John因为公司扩大规模，打算加盖一个仓库，所以需要贷款。
T: Well, you came to the right bank. We have a long tradition of supporting young entrepreneurs like yourself. What kind of figure are we looking at here?
J: I think 200,000 dollars is the estimate for construction costs.
T: Well, that shouldn't be a problem. Your company is worth a lot more than that amount.
Ted 说，他们银行一贯支持象史密斯这样的年轻创业者，entrepreneur is spelled e-n-t-r-e-p-r-e-n-e-u-r, entrepreneur，是企业家的意思。John Smith说，工程费大约需要二十万。Ted觉得，that shouldn't be a problem，应该没问题，因为史密斯公司的价值要远远超过这个数字。
J: Yes, but because we're a public company with shareholders, it's hard to get proposals passed. I was thinking of taking out a personal loan.
T: Ah...a personal loan. That is a bit more complicated. Can I ask what kind of collateral you could offer?
J: Well, I have my personal stock in the company and our family has a yacht as well.
T: Sounds like that should cover it. I'll need you to bring in the original deeds and certificates.
J: Sure. I can stop by on Friday.
原来，John的公司是上市公司，a public company, 让股东们通过提案太麻烦，所以他希望以个人身份贷款，to take out a personal loan. 个人贷款需要collateral is spelled c-o-l-l-a-t-e-r-a-l collateral，抵押物品。John说自己手里有公司股份，还有一艘私人游艇，yacht, y-a-c-h-t yacht. Ted觉得这些就够了，让John把产权证拿来, deed is spelled d-e-e-d deed，是产权、所有权证书的意思。