Einen Termin für alle Beteiligten zu finden, ist in der heute so hektischen Geschäftswelt meistens nicht einfach, und nicht immer läuft alles glatt, auch wenn man sich dann auf einen Termin, ein Meeting geeinigt hat. Ich habe Ihnen wichtige Redewendungen in den Tabellen 13 und 14 zusammengestellt, um ein Treffen zu arrangieren, aber auch eventuell wieder absagen zu müssen.
Präpositionen vor Zeitangaben
|on Friday||in 2014||next week|
|on Thursday afternoon||in June||this Friday|
|on 20th February||in the winter||tonight|
There’s a difference if you say »I have a date« or »I have an appointment «. A »date« always means a private date, an »appointment« is with a customer, your boss, a doctor etc. You shouldn’t mix this up!
Arrival in London
Tim Evans is waiting for the arrival of Michael Kurz at London Heathrow airport. And there he is.
»Hi, Michael. Welcome to London ! Long time no see!«
»Yeah, it’s really good to see you again, Tim.«
»You look good! So how’s life ?«
»Can’t complain. What about you?«
»Not too bad. How was the flight?«
»Fine – and on time! It’s very nice of you to pick me up. Thanks.«
»You’re welcome. I’ve parked my car outside. I’m going to take you to your hotel first. I’ve chosen a smaller middle-class hotel. It’s not as expensive as the bigger hotels, but it’s clean and comfortable.«
»That sounds good to me.«
After a 1.5-hour ride in the car, they arrive at the hotel where Tim has booked a room for Michael. They go right to the reception desk to check in.
»Good morning, Sir. How can I help you?«
»Good morning. My name is Michael Kurz. I have a reservation for two nights.«
»Yes, of course. A single room at £ 70,- per night.«
»Oh, only £ 70,- ?«
»Yes, we have a special offer now.«
»Can I see some ID, please? And how do you want to pay? In cash or by credit card?«
»Here’s my passport. I would like to pay by credit card.«
»Thank you, Sir. Here’s your key. Your room number is 204 on the second floor.«
»Thanks. What time is breakfast ?«
»From 7 until 10 o’clock.«
»Enjoy your stay!«
After the check-in it’s almost lunchtime.
»What do you think about a quick takeaway meal, Michael? You must be hungry after your journey, but there’s not enough time for a big meal now before we have our first meeting today. I suggest that I’ll take you to a restaurant tonight instead.«
»That’s fine with me. I told my family at home that I would try fish and chips again.«
»Perfect. I know a good takeaway just around the corner from here where you get fish and chips still traditionally wrapped in newspaper. Let’s make you feel at home again after all these years.«
Well, you would really miss something when being in England without trying this very typical specialty. So we let Tim and Michael enjoy their lunch-break now. I’ll be back for more next time telling you how their first meeting went and giving you some information about meetings in general. I hope you had lots of light-bulb moments. Stay tuned!
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