Welcoming and introducingthe newcomer欢迎与介绍新人
1. to run the place——to be in charge or handle day to day activities to ensure things run smoothly. Someone who runs the place is usually in a position of authority; however, secretaries and receptionists can be said to run things as they make and know schedulesand are usually relied upon to handle or fix officemachinery, etc 经营公司
2. to pick someone’s brain——to ask questions and get information from someone 向……请教
3. to "dot the i's and cross the t's——to put precise finishing touches on something; to fill in all the particulars 仔细检查
4. cubicle——a small compartment within an office that is a workspace for one person 隔间
5. set up——to configure or organize something so it can function 设定
6.to give someone the rundown on (something)——to give someone a summary or point by point explanation of a particular topic 概述
7. at the moment——right now 目前
8. a wealth of information——a great source of information on a topic 通晓
9. getting one’s feet wet——just beginning a new job, task, project, etc. The phrase alludes to wading into water: the first thing to get wet is your feet 初尝某事
10. to get up to speed——slang, to show someone what he or she needs to know in order to begin work. In a sense, to catch up to the knowledge the rest of the team already has 进入状态；了解
Katharine is being introduced to her coworkers by her supervisor, Jacob Smith, on her first day of work..
Jacob: You might have met Barbara Polley on your way in. She’s our receptionist and she’ll tell you who’s in, who’s out, where to find us . . . she pretty much runs the place.
Barbara: Hi, Katharine.
Katharine: Nice to meet you, Barbara.
Jacob: And this is Jason Smollet, another research assistant here. You’ll probably end up working together a lot of the time. He’s a good person to go to with questions or problems, before you ask someone else.
Jason: Welcome to ABC Tech, Katharine.
Katharine: Thank you, it’s a pleasure to meet you. Maybe I can set up a time to pick your brain?
Jason: Any time. I know it can be confusing around here at first!
Jacob: And that’s Samantha Barnet, our Human Resources Manager, just walking in. She’ll probably be coming around to help you set up your paperwork,right Samantha?
Samantha walks over.
Samantha: Good morning, everybody. Welcome, Katharine. Yes, I'll come by later today to make sure we've dotted the i's and crossed the t's.
Jacob: Thanks, folks. Now, Katharine, let's go to your cubicle.
Katharine: OK—nice to have met all of you!
Jacob: And here is where you'll be working. Barbara will come to show you how to set up the telephones and give you the rundown on the computer, passwords, and anything else you need to know to get going. I think I'll call her now so you can get started. Is that alright? Do you have any questions?
Katharine: No, not at the moment, thanks. I'm happy to get started.
1. Let’s get acquainted with the rest of the team.
2. Katharine, meet Barbara, our receptionist.
3. Katharine, Barbara. Barbara, Katharine. Katharineis our new research assistant.
4. I don’t believe you’ve met Lance yet. Lance is ananalyst.
5. I’d like you to meet Jason, a senior analyst. Jasonis a wealth of information on ? nance. You andhe should set up a time to meet. He will be a bighelp in getting you oriented here.
B.Describing your postion
6. “So you’re the new girl?” “Yes, I’m just gettingmy feet wet.”
7. I just started this week.
8. I just started working as a project manager.
9. I work in the sales department as a customerservice technician.
10. I’m in real estate.
11. Please come to me if you have any questions.
12. If there’s anything I can do to help, just let meknow.
13. George is always willing to give a helping hand.
14. Barbara will come to help you get settled in here.
15. Barbara will help you get up to speed.
D.Politely decliningmore assistance
16. Thanks, but I think I’m all set for now.
17. Thank you; I think that’s all I need for now.
18. I feel pretty comfortable with everything now.
19. I’m ready to get to work.