Unit 7| 商务旅行
Unit 7| Business travel
How do you usually travel to work?
By car, I am afraid…Hahaha…
I should probably say by train, hahaha…
But I use the car to about ten minutes drive from home.
而且因为我一般都工作到很晚 所以我不想晚上九 十点还坐火车回家
Cause I work late, and I don’t like to be using the train or the bus at nine or ten o’clock at night.
Usually I cycle to work, but sometimes, if it’s raining, I take a bus.
I usually cycle to work and when the weather is bad, I drive.
How many trips do you take a year?
I take between three and five trips abroad for work every year.
And maybe one personal trip.
I take twelve foreign trips per year on average.
And I always travel to any event that I am training at.
I usually take between ten and fifteen business trips a year.
Err…most often takes to New York or Milan.
Sometimes also Landon.
What do you like and dislike about travelling?
I like the excitement of travelling, I like discovering new places.
Err…but I don’t like queuing.
It’s nice to visit new places…
em…but I don’t like the fact that it was very tiring.
我很喜欢去不同的地方 遇见其他国家的人 体验新鲜的事物
I enjoy being in a different place enjoy getting to meet people in other countries and experiencing new things.
I don’t enjoy waiting in the airports for long time and being away from home for long periods.
Well, I love the travel that I do.
But I would really love to spend less time in airports.
有时候旅行也能是件很有压力的事 我就老是会担心自己忘东西 比如说忘了自己的护照什么的
Sometimes it can be quite stressful and I am always worried that I will forget something like my passport for example.
I quiet enjoy visiting new places and meeting new people.
所以呢 总体来说 我享受旅行
So, in generally, enjoy it.
Can you describe a disastrous trip?
What went wrong?
大概一年前 我坐飞机去冰岛 刚好赶上了火山爆发
About year ago I was flying out to Iceland when the volcano erupted.
And I was stuck in the airport for thirteen hours.
It was horrible.
I am…once I went on a trip to Spain.
And it was snowing in the UK and my flight was canceled.
So I couldn’t come back for another three days.
Yes…I went to Hong Kong about ten years ago.
And I was working out there.
Um…I was take a holiday and go to Indonesia.
但是就在快出发的时候 我突然发现我的护照快到期了 可是我需要六个月的时间！
But I realized the last minute I didn’t have enough time on my passport. I needed six months.
我都已经预定了假期 付好了钱 还约好了要一起去的朋友了!
I’d aready booked the holiday, I’d aready paid the money, I’d aready arranged the friends who were going to come with me.
And so I had about forty hours which to get a new passport.
Otherwise I was going to lose out on the holiday.
我那时真的有点压力山大 祸不单行 又赶上了飓风
I was a little bit stressful and in the middle of all these there was also a really bad cyclone.
And…um… the embassy was shut for a day.
And I really thought I wasn’t going to make on my holiday but I did.
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Unit 7 商务旅行