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    主持人:Maggie 黃蔚兒、譚永暉

     

    語言盛載的,是生活,是文化,也是眼界。

    每一輯Language Academy 都會聚焦一種語言。

    這一站是香港,我們要學習的是英語。

    我們希望,無論你身處何方,都可以張開耳朵,環遊世界。

     

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    18/09/2022

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    25/09/2022

    英語篇 #16 與公用事業相關的電話用語

    One of the many problems you may encounter when you first move aboard is probably dealing with utility companies in English.

    ○        When I first moved to the U.S., I found that it was more difficult to understand people on the phone than to speak to them in person.

    -          Could you please repeat that?

    -          Can you speak a little slower, please?

    -          Could you spell that for me, please?

     

    ○        When I was in college, I had a few part-time jobs. One of them was working for a translation company as an over-the-phone interpreter 電話翻譯員.

    -          In the U.S., you can request an interpreter翻譯員.

     

    Situation 1: Calling the internet company

    -          I am calling because…

    -          my internet isn’t working.

    -          the reception (or signal) is poor.

    -          the internet is very slow.

    -          In Sydney, Australia, it takes up to 2 weeks before someone comes and installs the internet.

    -          Most likely the internet company is going to tell you to

    -          “switch the modem off for 10 secs and back on”

    -          “Is the internet light flashing or solid?”

    -          For security purposes 保安理由, can you please verify the last 4 digits of your ID?

     

    Situation 2: Calling a handyman company

    -          I am calling because…

    -           my toilet pipe has burst 廁所渠爆了

    -          a pipe is leaking 渠漏水

    -          Can you please send someone out here?

    -          When’s the soonest someone (or a technician) can come?

    (It would be a pressing situation 緊迫情況 if your water boiler has stopped working.)

     

    Situation 3: Noise complaint

    -          Calling the security guards downstairs or non-emergency services

     

    -          Hi, there’s a lot of noise coming from my neighbor's flat.

    -          It sounds like there’s a fight going on.

    -          It’s past ten o’clock and I think they are playing mahjong (or singing karaoke).

    -          My neighbor's dog has been barking the whole night.

    -          Can you please have someone take a look?

     

     

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