Dialog A. A Morning Call 叫早服务
Scene: Mr Hobson (G) -asks the floor attendant (FA) for morning call service.
G: Could you do me a favour, young lady?
FA: Surely, sir.当然,先生。
G: This is my first visit to China. I’m not used to the time difference yet. Could you arrange a morning call for me for tomorrow?
FA: Yes, sir.好的,先生。
G: I’d like to get up early tomorrow morning. Mrs Hobson and I are going to visit the Great Wall. People say the Great Wall is really magnificent. We want to set out early.
FA: There is the famous Chinese saying:“He who does not get to the Great Wall is not a hero”.
G: It sounds interesting! We will surely get to the Great Wall and become great men.
FA: I am sure you will. At what time would you like to get up, sir?
G: At half past 5,please.5点半。
FA: Would you like to be waked by phone or by knocking at the door?
G: By phone, please. I don’t want to disturb the neighbours.
FA: Very well, sir. I’ll tell the operator to call you up at 5:30. Your room number is 908. Am I correct?
G: Yes , you are right.是的,对了。
FA: Good night, sir. Sleep w