1．赠字典 Presenting a dictionary
Dear [Miss Clark],
Allow me to present you with a copy of “[The Chinese-English Dictionary]” published by [Commercial Publishing House]. I know you are studying [Chinese] now, and hope you will find it useful. It is a trifle gift. But I hope you will accept it as a small token of my gratitude for your continual kindness.
2．答谢赠词典 Thanks for presenting the dictionary
Dear [Mr. Brown],
Many thanks for a copy of “[The Chinese-English Dictionary]”. I am very much pleased with it, for it is such a good reference book to me.
Thank you again for your nice gift.
Unit 14 饭店、旅馆、戏院、飞机等的预订
1．预订饭店席位并询问价格 Ordering seats at a restaurant and inquiring about
We wish to entertain at [dinner] at [west lake restaurant] on [Jan. 2] at [5 in the afternoon].
This will be a party of [eight people], and a private dinning room would be preferable. We will need the services of a wine steward and we will choose our menu in advance.
Please let us have information as to the accommodations available, and the app
roximate cost, including gratuities, and tax, by return mail if possible.
2．预订席位的日期要求更改 Changing the arrangement
On [Jan. 10] I reserved [two] tables for [12 people] for [breakfast] at [9 in the morning on Jan. 11] for our [executives] in the [inner room].
There has been a change in plans and the occasion will have to be postponed un til [Jan. 14] at [8:30]. Will you be good enough to make the same arrangements for that date and send us a written confirmation?
Thank you very much.
3．预订宴会 Making a reservation for a banquet
This organization has completed plans to hold its [annual convention] at [Black Swan Hotel] on [Jan. 12]. I wish to arrange for a banquet on [the evening of Jan. 12], with an attendance of approximately [60 people].
Will you estimate for me what it will cost to serve a first-class dinner in the [Reception Room] for [sixty] people? Your price should include two cocktailsper person. I’d like you to send me several menu reservations so that I may make a selection.
I hope you can give this your immediate attention so that I can notify the pro
spective guests promptly.
4．询问票价，预订戏票 Inquiring about the price and ordering tickets
Do you have [four box] seats available for the [evening] of [April 10] for [the play]? [Two] of our customers will be in [London] at that time, and we would like to obtain good seats for them.
If you accommodate us, please let us know the price of the tickets so we may send you a check without delay.
5．退回原订戏票并要求退款 Claming refund of tickets
On [May 4] I purchased [two] [orchestra] seats for the [evening of May 10] for [the concert].
There has been a change in plans and we will be unable to use the enclosed tickets. We would appreciate your refunding their price, making check payable to [John Harper].
Thank you very much.
6．要求更改机票日期 Asking to change a reservation
On [March 8], I reserved [two first class] seats on your flight  from [Tokyo] to [Hong Kong], Leaving at  on [Tuesday, March 9] with return to [Tokyo] scheduled for [March 14].
I will not be able to make the trip to [Hong Kong] at that time, but instead will go there on [March 16], and return on [March 19]. Please send me confirmation of this change in flight schedule.