Dear Mr. Wang,
I am very sorry to tell you that I am going to graduate this June and cannot go on with my job as a tutor of your daughter. It has really been a pleasant experience to teach your daughter English as she is such a lovely and smart girl. Here I take great pleasure in recommending to you my friend Lily who is a sophomore majoring in English in my university. She is particularly willing to take the part-time job of an English tutor when she knows about your daughter.
Lily is an excellent student. Especially her spoken English is both fluent and proficient, which can positively influence the person speaking with her. Moreover, as a lively, cheerful and easy-going girl, she is good at communicating with others.
Therefore, I am confident that she is highly competent for the job and will help your daughter make further progress in English.
Dear Prof. Smith,
It has always been a great pleasure to write to you since I can never fail to get help, inspiration or enlightenment from you. Now I am writing to recommend to you Miss Liu Ming who wants to pursue her graduate study for the Master’s Degree under your supervision.
Miss Liu Ming was one of my classmates in Tianjin University. She was one of the most excellent students in our university as can be seen from her straight A grades on all subjects. After graduation she worked in Tianyi Biological Company for three years, which considerably added to her practical experience.
It is my belief that with her intelligence, diligence and rich experience, Miss Liu Ming has great potential for further development in the field of pharmacology both theoretically and practically. Therefore, I recommend her to you with no reservations.
1. You're in the pink!
要想说人气色好，"You look fine!"当然不错，可如果你说"You're in the pink!"就妙得多了，实际上，在英语口语?#26657;?#24039;妙使用一些表示颜色的词能使得句子非常形象生动。
2. He is bouncy.
"他精力充沛"美国人通常说："He is bouncy."，而不说"He is energetic"，牢记一些日常对话中的句式是你生活中?#35805;?#24517;备的钥匙。如：久仰，"I get mind of you"比"I heard a lot about you."轻松得多。
3. Did you get lost?
有人开会迟到了，你若对他说"You are late."，听起来像是废话。若说"Did you get lost?"，则更能让他感到歉疚，可千万别说成"Get lost!"，那可是让人滚蛋的意思。
4. Do you have the time?
别人征求你的意见，问能否开窗户等，你要是说"You can do that."就有点土了，用一句"Do you have the time?"就好多了。实际上，问他人的姓名，地址都可以这么用："May I have your name?"要比"What's your name?"礼貌得多，?#36824;?#35686;察例外。
5. I would rather not say.
别人问你不愿公开的问题，?#24418;?#29992;"It's my secret, don't ask such a personal question."回答，一来显得你没有个性，二来也让对方觉得你气短。你可以说"I would rather not say."(还是别说了吧)。
6. It's on the tip of my tongue.
有时候，你想说什么，可是想不起来，你可以说"Well…"、"Let me see."、"Just a moment."或"It's on the tip of my tongue."等。相比之下，最后一个句型是最地道的。
7. While I remember…
交谈时，你可能会转换话题，不要只说"By the way"，实际上，"To change the subject"、"Before I forget"、"While I remember"、"Mind you"都是既地道又受欢迎的表达。
8. I got it.
遇到你不懂的问题时可别不懂装懂，"I know"可能是被中国人用得最多，而最不被美国人接受的一句话。当一个美国教师向你解释某个问题时，你如果连说两遍"I know"，我敢保证，他不会再跟你说什么了。用"I got it."就顺耳得多，要是不懂就说"I'm not clear about it."。?#36824;?#22914;果你会说"It's past my understanding."或"It's beyond me."，你的教师一定会惊讶不已的。
9. The meeting was scheduled for two hours, but it is not over yet.
10. Would you care to see it/sit down for a while?
11. I'm supposed to go on a diet/get a raise.
12. I'm afraid that it's not going to work out.
13. Do you mind if I take tomorrow off?
14. It really depends on who is in charge.