AT THE PARTY 在发布会上
Marget Shall we put the drinks on this table?
Jack Yes, good ides.
Mr West Jack, I thought the last cjhanges you made to the press release were very good.
Jack Thjank you. I think it’s better, too.
Mr West Can I have another copy?
Jack Yes, of course.They’re on this… That’s strange.
Mr West What is it?
Jack I put thirty copies of the press. Release on this table near the door so that I could give one to each jourmalist as they came in. But they’renot here now.
Mr West You can’t have put them .
Jack But did put them there.I remember. Ann, did you see a plie of papers on this table?
Ann Oh, dear. Were they important?
Jack Yes, they were.
Ann What were they?
Jack Thirty copies of the press release.
Ann Oh, I think they must have been thrown away.
Jack What! Never mind. I’ll print some more. Oh, not! This printer is still broken. Why didn’t Neil repair it?
Ann Hedid repair it. It must have broken again.
Jack What can I do?
Ann You can use the printer in my office if you want to.
Jack Oh, thanks.
Ann Will the document fit on a floppy disk?
Jack Yes.it will-easily.
Ann Good. Let’s be quick. I can hear some people arriving.
Ann More wine?
Journalist Yes, please. Thank you.
Jack No, thanks.
Journalist I’ve just read the press release. The new product looks very interesting.
Jack Thank you. We think so,too.
Journalist And this press release is very good. Who wrote it?
Jack Well, I did.
Journalist Congratulations. If you ever need a job, I’m sure you would make a very good journalist.
Jack I’ll remember that.
* journalist n.记者 * a pile of 一堆 *throw away 扔掉 * printer n.打印机
* broken adj. 坏的；不能使用的 * repair v. 修理 document n.文件 floppy disk软磁盘