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How did the writer feel when he was told to see his boss? What was the good news for the writer?

The secretary told me that Mr. Harmsworth would see me. I felt very nervous when I went into his office. He did not look up from his desk when I entered. After I had sat down, he said that business was very bad. He told me that the firm could not afford to pay such large salaries. Twenty people had already left. I knew that my turn had come. 'Mr.Harmsworth,' I said in a weak voice. 'Don't interrupt,' he said. Then he smiled and told me I would receive an extra thousand pounds a year!

秘书告诉我说哈姆斯沃斯先生要见我。我走进他 的办公室,感到非常紧张。我进去的时候,他连头也 没抬。待我坐下后,他说生意非常不景气。他还告诉 我, 公司支付不起这么庞大的工资开支, 20 个人已 有 经离去。我知道这次该轮到我了。 “哈姆斯沃斯先生,”我无力地说。

“不要打断我的话,”他说。 然后他微笑了一下告诉我说, 我每年将得到 1,000 英镑的额外收入。

Secretary 秘书; 书记 I sometimes think my secretary runs the firm. 我有时认 为是我的秘书经管著公司.

Nervous 紧张的,担心的,情绪不安的: I feel very nervous before exams. 我在考试前感到非常紧张。

He had never spoken in public, so he was very nervous. 他从未当众讲过话,因此他非常紧张。

Afford 及物动词 有足够的钱, 时间, 等做某事 常与 can 连用 (1)买得起:

We can/can't afford a car this year. 我们今年买得起/买不起小汽车。 I can afford the book. I can't afford the rent.

(2)花得起(时间) :

I can only afford one week for the trip. 我只能为这次旅行抽出一周的时间。 I'd love to go on holiday but I can't afford the time. 我倒想去度假, 可是抽不出时间来.

afford to do sth. 有能力做某事

They walked because they couldn't afford (to take) a taxi. 他们因为坐不起计程车而步行. I can afford to buy the book. He can not afford to send his son to college.

Enter 进入(某物)中: Don't enter without knocking. 进屋前先敲门. enter a room 进屋 The train entered the tunnel. 火车进了隧道. 成为(某组织)的成员:

enter a school, college, university, etc 考上学校、 学院、 大学等 enter the Army/Navy/Air Force 参加陆军[海军/空军]

He did not look up from his desk when I entered. look 是它的本义“看”“瞧, look up 一般表示原先在 、 埋头干什么之后抬头看:

He looked up(from his book)when he heard a noise. 他听到声音后就抬起了头。 (原先在读书) He looked up from newspaper when someone called him.

business 商业; 生意:

We don't do (much) business with foreign companies. 我 们跟外国公司没有(多少)生意来往. business. 他做油类生意. Business is always brisk before Christmas. 圣诞节前生 意总是很兴隆. He's in the oil

extra 表示“额外的”“外加的”“份外的” 、 、 :

On Sundays, I usually get some extra sleep. 星期天我通常要多睡一会儿。

Last month, he was paid an extra hundred pounds. 他上个月多得了 100 英镑。

Such 这样的, 如此的: He noticed her necklace. Such jewels must have cost thousands, he thought.

他注意到了她的项链. 他想, 这样的首饰价值一定上 千了. He told them about the job he had left. Such information was just what they needed. 他告诉他们他刚辞去的工作的情况. 这些情况正是他 们需要知道的. I've been invited to an Asian wedding. What happens on such occasions? 我应邀参加亚洲人的婚礼. 这种婚礼是如何举行的?

I knew that my turn had come. 我知道这次该轮到我 了。

turn: (轮到的)机会,用作单数: Please wait until it is your turn to be served. 请等一等 就轮到为您服务了. I have already asked two questions. Now it's your turn. 我已经问了两个问题。该轮到你了。 When his turn came, he couldn't speak any word. 轮到他时,他却一个字也说不出来。

What would you like to have? 你想要吃(喝)什么?

Twenty people had already left。 Twenty people had already been fired.


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