2006.12.04(Review of 2005.01.24 edition)
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It's December - a month for celebrating with friends, family, and co-workers. How many year-end parties (忘年会), Christmas parties, and New Year's Eve parties will you be going to between now and January 1st? This week, we'll give you a stockingful of expressions that should serve you well this holiday party season!
- An engagement is an arrangement to be somewhere at a particular time.
- engagement は、ある時間にある場所にいるという取り決めのことです。
- (an executive assistant to the president)
Sir, don't forget that you have a speaking engagement at the Berlitz Conference Center tonight.
- (a manager to a member of her staff)
I still have some time before my dinner engagement. Why don't we discuss next week's production schedule?
- a: I'd love to meet with you and talk more about the services my company can offer. Are you free this Thursday?
b: I'm sorry, but I'm afraid I have a previous engagement. How about Friday?
- Ms. Baxter said that she won't be able to attend due to a prior engagement. She sends her apologies.