A: I'm really __1__ Larry! He's the biggest airhead I've ever met. He always makes careless mistakes, and he's __2__.
B: You shouldn't be so negative. You'll always have some co-workers that are harder to work with than others. __(3)__
A: You only say that because you don't have to work with him. __(4)__ Take Mary for example. __(5)__ I've never met anyone as cheery as she is.
B: Everybody has their strengths and weaknesses. Even Larry. __(6)__ Mary, on the other hand, spends our project money like there's no tomorrow. Also, she's never willing to stay a little later at the office. She always leaves at 5:00 pm sharp.
A: Isn't there anyone in the office that is a perfect co-worker? What about Bob? Everybody loves Bob. __(7)__
B: You're right. __(8)__ The only thing he's lacking in is experience.
A: Maybe that's why he's so nice!
fed up with a pain to work with But if you are negative and start name-calling in the office, it will make a bad working environment for everybody. The people in your department seem so capable and nice to be around. She's smart and enthusiastic. He might be a pain to be around, but he's also very good at staying in budget on projects. Even though he's fresh out of college and still a bit green, he is a great co-worker. He's a hard worker, easy to get along with, honest, and he never steals the credit on projects.
A：我真受够了拉里。他是我所见过的最大的傻瓜。他总犯粗心的错误，跟他一起工作真是痛苦。 B：你不要这么否定他。你总会碰到这样一些同事，与他们共事比跟其他人要困难得多。但是如果你持否定态度，在办公室骂人，那只会给大家制造一个恶劣的工作环境。 A：你这么说是因为你没有和他共过事。你们部门的人好像很能干，很好交往。以玛丽为例， 她既精明又热情，我从来没有见过像她这样爽快的人。 B：每个人都有自己的长处和弱点。拉里也如此。与他打交道可能会头疼，但他在预算支出方面做得很好。从另一方面讲，玛丽花我们的项目经费时根本不做长远打算。而且她从来不愿意多加一点儿班，总是在下午5点整准时下班。 A：难道办公室就没有一个人是你完美的同事吗?鲍勃怎么样?大家都喜欢他。尽管他刚刚大学毕业还没什么经验，但是个不错的同事。 B：你说得对。他工作努力，容易相处，诚实可靠，而且他从来没盗用过项目经费。他唯一缺少的是经验。 A：也许这就是他为什么这么讨人喜欢的原因． 【单词】 1.airhead 傻瓜 2.name-calling 骂人 3.capable 有能力的 4.enthusiastic 热情的 5.cheery 愉快的 【词组/短语】 1.…I've ever met ：我所遇到的 2. steal credit：盗用经费