40 Specifying your requirements
Peter works for a shipping companyin Dubai. Listen to him speak to his boss,Viktor and answer the questions.
a What project is Peter working on at the moment?
b Why does he say he needs some help?
c What help does he ask for?
dHow does he justify this request?
eWhen is the deadline?
fWhat help does Viktor agree to provide?
in the middle of something важное дело
Come in входи
I could do with a hand Я бы не отказалась от помощи.
I'm on top of everything Я держу все под контролем
only just только что
take on брать (работу) ; браться (за дело)
on time вовремя (точно в назначенное время)
spare [speə] уделять (что-л. кому-л.)
fall behind отставать, не успевать
deadline ['dedlaɪn] 1) срок окончания какой-л. работы, завершения проекта, конечный срок
write up заканчивать, дописывать, доводить до сегодняшнего дня (отчёт, дневник)
help out помочь в затруднении, выручить
couple ['kʌpl] / 1. 1) пара
(Viktor = Russian)
Peter: Oh, sorry Viktor. Are you in the middle of something?
Viktor: No, that's OK, Peter. Come in.
Peter: It's the London project. I could really do with a hand.
Viktor: Really? I thought you were on top ofeverything.
Peter: Only just. It's a lot more work than I thought when I took it on.
Viktor: Hmm.Peter: If I had some help, I would be able to finish on time.
Viktor: Well, I don't think we can spare anyone. Everyone's busy on other projects.
Peter: I'm in danger of falling behind. I may not finish on time if I don't get any help.
Viktor: When is the deadline?
Peter: A week on Friday. It would help a lot ifsomeone could write up the report.
Viktor: Hmm. Well, OK. I'll see if I can get anyone to help you out for a couple of days.
Peter: That's great. Thanks a lot.