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21. Invitation to Lunch 请吃午饭
A: Frances, do you know if the cafeteria around the corner's open today?
B: Yes. They were open this morning when I came to work. They must've finished remodeling. Why'd you want to know?
A: Well, I thought that maybe we could go there for lunch today. That is. If you haven't promised to go with someone else.
B: That'd be wonderful, Joe. But I hope you're in a better mood than you were this morning.
A: I'm sorry I was such a grouch. It must've been the weather. When it rains I get depressed.
B: Forget it. I'll see you at twelvethirty.
Why'd you-why did you
In a better mood 情绪好一些
It must've been the weather 大概是天气的缘故
22. In the Cafeteria 在自助餐厅里
A: What'll you have,sir?
B: I don't know. What's good today?
A: Why not try the beef pot pie? That's the special today. Lots of people come in on Mondays just to get our beef pot pie. Or, how about the oyster stew?
B: No, I'm hungry. That wouldn't last me the afternoon. I guess I'll have a hot beef sandwich with plenty of gravy.
A: Do you want it on whole wheat, white french, or rye?
B: Make it whole wheat.
A: Anything to drink?
B: Yes, coffee, but I'll come back for it later.
Special-being featured, advertised (美国的餐厅每天都推出一道特色菜，贴在餐厅门口或在菜单上单独列出，称为当天的special)
Wouldn't last me the afternoon 不够我维持一个下午(意即下午很快肚子就要饿了)
Whole wheat 麸皮面包
23. A Lady orders Lunch 一位女士点午餐的菜
A: Can I help you, ma'ma?
B: Yes, what's that over there on the other side of the mashed potatoes?
A: That's chicken a la king.
B: I'm tempted. but I'd better not.
A: Maybe you'd like the macaroni and cheese.
B: No, that's too rich. Just let me have a tossed salad, dark toast, and tea.
A: Do you want Roquefort, or French, or thousand Island dressing?
B: French dressing, please.
A: That'll be two eighty-five altogether.
Chicken a la king 青椒蘑菇奶油鸡
I'm tempted 我很想要
Dark toast 烤得焦一些的面包片
Roquefort, French, Thousand Island 都是美国调料的牌子，用于调拌蔬菜色拉。