新移民英语: 到移民服务机构

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     You learn from one of your relatives that there are a number of volunteer agencies in town which offer helpful services to immigrants. You have not been successful in finding a job, so you go to one of them with the hope that they will be able to help you.
     A: I’m interested in finding a job. Can you help me?
     B: Yes, we have programs and workshops to help people find jobs.
     A: Are you offering any of these right now?
     B: Yes, we are. We have a Job Strategy Workshop and a Resume Writing Workshop which begin next month.
     A: Do you have information and an application form for these workshops?
     B: Yes, here’s the information sheet and application form. Ill also give you a brochure which describes all of our services and programs.
     A: Thanks. I notice you also offer career counselling. I’ve had difficulty choosing a career. Is it possible to talk to a counsellor about this?
     B: Yes, I can get you an appointment for next Tuesday at 9 a.m. All our counsellors are already fully booked this week.
     A: Tuesday is fine. Thanks. I’m glad that these services are available to immigrants.

     你从亲戚里知道城里有好几个志愿团体提供帮助移民的服务。你一直都未找到工作,便到其中一机构去,希望他们能帮你。
     甲:  我想找份工作。你们可帮我吗?
     乙:  可以,我们有协助求职的课程和研讨班。
     甲:  你们现在有任何何这类课程吗?
     乙: 有。我们的求职技巧研讨班和简歷撰写班下个月便开始。
     甲: 你们有没有这些研讨班的资料和申请表格呢?
     乙: 有,这便是资料单张和申请表。我会另外给你一本小册子介绍我们所有的服务和课程。
     甲: 谢谢。我留意到你们也有提供职业辅导。一直以来,我都有困难找一份职业。我可不可以跟一位辅导主任谈谈呢?
     乙:可以。我可以替你约定下星期二早上九点这个时间。我们所有的辅导主任这个星期都约满了。
     甲:星期二没问题,谢谢。我真高兴有这些服务提供给新移民。

     Language Notes 语文註解
     (1) Program——这里解课程。
     (2) Workshop——研讨班,多指浓缩在一较短时间的课程,并通常要求学员积极参与。
     (3) Strategy——技巧、策略。
     (4) Resume——简歷表。
     (5) Career Counselling——职业辅导。
     (6) Counsellor——受过训练的辅导人员。
     (7) Fully booked——(惯用语),解全约满了。
     (8) Glad——高兴。
     (9) Available——可得到的。

     本栏内容取材自 Survival English for New Canadians 新移民英语,《星岛日报》唐人街办事处有售。