A: Have you checked how much of the contents of the damaged bales can still be used?
B: The report said that the majority could be salvaged. About 20% can’t be used or sold out. We are very anxious about it. We had counted on receiving the shipment to complete several orders.
A: We understand your problem.
B: I’m sure we can count on your support to help us to overcome the present difficulty.
A: What do you suggest for a settlement?
B: We are willing to accept the shipment if you will allow a 30% reduction in price.
A: Let’s compromise on a 20% reduction in price on this shipment. And for your next order, we’ll give you some preferential terms in addition to what you are getting from us now.
A:咱们折中好了，这批货物减价 20% ，下次你们订货时，除目前已有的条件外，我们另外再给些优惠。
B: I appreciate your quick decision, Mr. Mathew. We accept the proposal. I’m glad we have found a solution.
A: Hello, thank you for calling Bradford and Sons. This is Tracy speaking, how may I help you?
B: Hello. I would like to speak to your director of human resources, Ms.Jenkins, Please.
A: Just a moment. I’ll check to see if she is at her desk. May I tell her who is calling?
B: This is Bill Burton from Milford Insurance, I’m calling ___①___our meeting next Tuesday.
A: Thank you, Mr.Burton. Can you pleaseholdfor a moment? I’ll check to see if she is available.
B: No problem.
Terminate a contract 合同终止
A: Actually, I was wondering what we should do if either one of us would like to terminate the contract?
B: Well, as a rule, the contract will become void automatically, if both sides do not agree to renew it when time comes.
A: I got it, but nevertheless, what I was saying just now was that how to terminate the contract before its term’s up?
B: Oh, I am sorry I misunderstood. Well, in that case, the contract can be canceled with a 2 month’s notice. What do you say?
A: That sounds perfect for us.