Welcome to Shanghai, Dr. and Mrs. Hill.
Please allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Jianxin Hong, I am deputy managing director of the Sino-American
Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd.
I have long heard about you.
As a matter of fact, I referred to your research findings in my couple of papers
during my graduate studies.
It gives me such a great pleasure to meet you and your family here in Shanghai
and I am very glad that you will be working with us for the next six months.
We will provide you with two lab assistants.
If necessary, we would like to invite one of your associates to join us.
If you don’t mind, we would like to accommodate you in Holiday Inn, which is
located in the downtown area, a thirty-minutes drive from our lab.
The company will pay for the hotel rooms.
Our guest house, a small family-style apartment building is also available to you if
you decide to move out of the hotel.
In any case, I am sure you and your family will enjoy your stay in this city.
We will do everything we can do to accommodate you and make you feel at home.
If you should encounter any inconveniences in your life and work, don’t hesitate
to let me know and I will be very glad to help you out.
Our managing director will host a reception banquet in your honor tonight, and we
would like you and your family come to the dinner.
I will see you again then.
1．Hello, I am Robert Brown from Stanford University.
2．I am very happy to meet you here in this land of wonder.
3．I have been looking forward to visiting your great country, and I feel honored
and pleased that I will be working with my Chinese colleagues in head office of
your automobile group.
4．As you know, this is my very first visit to China, and I am here to witness with
my own eyes the magical power of the once very remote “Oriental Dragon”.
5．You can imagine how exited I was when I received your invitation to join you
in your project.
6．Back in my college days, a professor of Oriental Civilization introduced me to
the wealth of the Confucianism and Taoism, and by doing that he planted in the
depths of my mind the inexplicable “China dream”.
7．And I am even more exited now that I have set foot on the beautiful land of
8．I have had my “China dream” for years, now I am here to realize this dream.
9．Just think this charming cosmopolitan city is going to be my home for the
remaining days of the year.
10．There is so much to learn about the mysterious country, from the ancient
civilization to the current reform.
11．I am looking forward to my Chinese life.
12．I will work closely with my Chinese colleagues on my projects, through
which I believe I will realize my “China dream” in the most rewarding direction.
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Hello, you must be Mr. David Richard from the Alliance Communications Service.
My name is Wei Qin.
I’m acting director of the Shanghai International Center for Cultural Exchanges.
Here’s my card.
We have been expecting your visit even since you sent us fax informing us your
date of arrival.
Upon your request, we have reserved for you our Ming House suite, which is
located in the East Tower of the Center.
6．“明寓”从设计到装潢都体现了中国明朝时期的建筑风格。This is a
classic Chinese residence designed and decorated in the architectural of China’s
I am sure you will like our house.
Mr. Richard, the Symposium on Information Superhighway and Communication
Service will take place at out center as scheduled.
I am pleased to tell you that you have been chosen by the Organizing Committee
as keynote speaker for the first session of the workshop.
If you would like to use a photocopier for your handouts, or an overhead projector
for your presentation, please do not hesitate to contact our Equipment Service.
Of course, you need a good rest after such a long flight.
May I leave you alone?
See you again at the reception banquet tonight.
1．Welcome to Edinburgh, the Chinese provincial tourist service delegation.
2．My name is Jane Anderson.
3．I am from the Edinburgh Tourist Center.
4．I will be working as your guide throughout your six-day visit.
5．You will be staying in the Hilton Hotel.
6．The hotel is located in the downtown area, a few minutes’ walk from the office
of the Edinburgh Tourist Center.
7．Mrs. Nancy Turner, director of Edinburgh Tourist Administration will hold a
reception buffet tomorrow.
8．After reception dinner, you will watch a video entitled “Touring Around
Edinburgh”, which I believe will give you a bird’s eye view of the tourist
attractions and the services provided in Edinburgh and its surrounding areas.
9．Mr. George Palmer, the director of Edinburgh Tourist Center will answer your
questions following the video show.
10．He will also be giving you a detailed account of your visiting schedule.