A : Is there any vending machines in this school? 這學校裡有自動販賣機嗎? B : There is a vending machine outside the restaurant entrance to the left. 餐廳外面大門左邊有一部自動販賣機。 There are pizza vending machines in the Lobby and on the 10th floor. 大廳及10樓有比薩自動販賣機。 Do you want something to drink from the vending machine? 你想從自動販賣機裡買點喝的嗎? A : This vending machine sold out of oolong tea. 這台自動販賣機的烏龍茶賣完了。 I put coins in this vending machine and pushed a button, but a coke didn't come out. 我把硬幣投入自動販賣機, 然後按了一個鈕, 可是沒有可樂出來。 B :I also deposited 1 dollar and 50 cents into this vending machine for canned coffee. 我也把1美元和50美分投到這台自動販賣機裡買罐裝咖啡。 A : Why are you banging on this vending machine? 您為什麼敲打這台自動販賣機呢? B : This vending machine does not work. 這台自動販賣機故障了。 A : Oh, that's great! We just lost 2.5 dollars in this stupid vending machine. 哦,太好了!這個破自動販賣機吞了我們2.5美元。
2. Toppings : ['tɒpɪŋz] n. 名詞 餐點上層添加風味的餡料
1. The special comes with a large pizza with up to five toppings of your choice, four fried chicken legs, a large order of garlic bread, and a bottle of soda for $ 699. 特餐包括一個高達五種您選的上頭配料的大披薩、四隻炸雞腿、一份大的大蒜麵包 和一瓶汽水，訂價699元。
2. What are the best ice cream sundae toppings? At a toppings bar, it seems everyone chooses a different combination of syrup, candy, fruit, and nuts. 什麼是最好的聖代冰淇淋配料？在配料欄，似乎每個人都選擇糖漿，糖果，水果 和堅果的不同組合。
supply sb with sth / supply sth for sb / supply sth to sb
provide sb with sth / provide sth for sb
offer sb sth.
offer to do sth
provided / providing that
–His company can tide over this difficulty providing (that) the checks are cashed next week.
–Provided (that) you help me translate this documents into Chinese, I will make preparations for the negotiations this Friday.
= on condition that
4. 表示“滿足需要”supply / meet a need
provide指有遠見，為應付意外、緊急情況等作好充分準備而“供給、提供”，可用於provide sb.（with sth.）或provide sth.（for sb.）結構。 He persuaded other people to provide money or to give help. 他說服別人提供錢或給予幫助。 The school provided food for the students. 學校為學生提供伙食。 They provided us with all the books we need. 他們為我們提供所需要的所有書籍。
supply通常指定期“供應, 補給”，強調替代或補充所需物品，常用於supply sb. with sth.或supply sth. for/to sb.結構。 The cars will be supplied to people all over the country. 這些汽車將供應給全國各地的人們。 Cows supply us with milk. 母牛供給我們牛奶。 In Britain milk is supplied to each house in bottles. 在英國牛奶是裝在瓶子裏送往每家每戶的。
offer側重表示“願意給予”，常用於offer sb. sth.或offer to do sth. 結構。 She offered me a cup of tea. 她給我端了杯茶。 He offered to go instead of me. 他主動提出代替我去。
注意：supply較provide常用，有時它們可互換，可說provide/supply sth. for sb.，也可說provide/supply sb. with sth.。 The bank provided/supplied him with a loan $100,000. 銀行為他提供了10萬美元的貸款。
Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May. It’s a day to honor our mothers and make them feel extra special. It’s also a good time for family members to gather together, especially after we get married or work in other places. It’s common for adult children cook for their mums or take them out to lunch or dinner. Young children put a lot of effort into making cards and plastic flowers for their moms.
Mother’s Day is coming. If you have the ideas to celebrate it, we have some questions for you as follows:
1. Have you prepared any presents for Mother’s Day? Or what have you received?
2. Have you made a reservation in the restaurant on that day/during that weekend? Or you prefer a big meal at home?
3. Do you have any other plans for celebrating it?
4. Did you also celebrate Father’s Day? And how?
5. Anyway, please say “Happy Mother’s Day!!” to your great moms.
Interviewer: Thank you for agreeing to come in and meet with us today.
Interviewee: Thanks for your inviting me.
Interviewer: I can see from your resume (C.V.) that you were in charge of sales for the ABC Corporation from 2012 to 2014. Can you please tell me about your responsibilities?
Interviewee: Yes. I was in charge of profit and loss for the northwest region of America. As a manager, I was directly responsible for a 50% increase in sales over a four-month period.
Interviewer: What do you believe are some of the key attributes that helped you to achieve such an outstanding increase in sales?
Interviewee: I believe persistence and perseverance are key attributes.
Interviewer: Sounds good. Everyone is talking about teams these days. Can you describe your role as a member of a sales team?
Interviewee: I see myself chiefly as an inspirer. Sales can be quite competitive and some people in this field adopt a dog-eat-dog mentality. However, as a leader, I charge myself with making all units within a company function as one single entity. To cite an example, in my last job, each representative handled a different region. Instead of allowing successful initiatives to be hoarded by certain representatives, I developed a system for sharing those successful sales initiatives. Soon the entire sales team started talking of their successes, not just to brag, but also to share.
Interviewer: Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
Interviewee: I am a graduate of a technical university and have been employed as an engineer with the ABC Company for approximately 10 years.
Interviewer: Please explain why you are interested in leaving your current position and please elaborate on your technical skills.
Interviewee: I am looking for a growth opportunity, which I feel is not available at my current employer. In terms of skills, I am Microsoft certified in Windows XP and several other operating systems.
我在尋找發展機會，但是現在任職的公司不能提供給我這樣的機遇。關於技術，我有Windows XP 和其他幾個作業系統的微軟證書。
Interviewer: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Interviewee: I see myself in a management position.