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Commuting By Train (2)
Taking the train has its ups and downs. It is really convenient, but on the other hand, trains can be really congested, too. It depends on which train people ride. James does not take trains because he rides a motorcycle. It does not cost him anything to park, the fuel does not cost an arm and a leg, and it is faster than the train. He always wears a leather jacket when he is riding to keep his upper body safe from injury in the event that he falls.
內容改編自敦煌書局出版的書籍 Speaking Real English
What types of phrases will make us spend more money? Phrases that are more personal will make you spend more money. Phrases about money will make you less likely to spend money. Researchers set up a two stands that sold lemonade. One stand had an advertisement about time. The advertisement said “spend a little time to drink some lemonade.” The other stand had an advertisement about money that said “spend a little money to drink some lemonade.” Customers were allowed to decide the price.
2018/10/19 (星期五) 10:06
Frank and Jodie are working in a call center. Consumers call in to report defects in products that they have bought. It is their job to hear the people out and decide if they should get a refund. Sometimes, callers get really heated and lay into Frank and Jodie. That’s why Frank and Jodie have a Friday ritual of going out for drinks at a local bar. This really helps them relax for the weekend.
2018/06/18 (星期一) 10:16
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Oliver shows up with a user manual he needs to study in order to teach his grandfather how to watch the news online. He tells Annie that his grandfather is having a hard time learning to use new technology. Annie explains to Oliver why his school assigns classes according to ability and reminds him not to be too proud.
2018/09/19 (星期三) 10:07