Brian: Hi John. How are things with you?
John : Fine Brian. Thanks for asking.
Brian: Is that a new shirt you're wearing?
John : Sure is. I had to negotiate with the seller for a long time to get the price I wanted.
Brian: Does your company let you wear that type of shirt to the office?
John : Sure! No problem. As long as we don't have to see clients we are allowed to wear casual clothes.
Brian: So I could wear my swimmers to the office?
John : No way! The police would take you away.
Brian: Can you teach me about what clothes I should wear to the office? I don't want to look too casual.
John : I can see that you need some advice, so listen carefully!
NEW WORDS (新单词)
1) Negotiate: Bargain, argue or discuss prices.
In China it is important to negotiate at the markets so that you don't pay too much.
2) Casual: Relaxed, informal.
Jeans and tee-shirt are too casual for my office - we have to wear suits.
3) No problems: everything is OK, fine.
When I asked my boss for a higher salary he said "no problems"!
4) Clients: customers of a company.
It is important to keep the clients happy or we may loose their business. The client is king!
5) Swimmers: special clothes that you wear to the beach or the pool.
My new swimmers are the latest design - they cost over 300 RMB.
6) Compliment: nice words about someone.
My colleague said that my new shoes were very groovy. It was a nice compliment.