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11.11 Singles Day

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ID: 2795 Upper Intermediate
Listen to two colleagues chat about Singles Day, a holiday that started off as an online joke, but turned into one of the biggest shopping days of the year.
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张秘书,老板今天在办公室吗?
zhāng mìshū ,lǎobǎn jīntiān zài bàngōngshì ma ?
Secretary Zhang, is the boss in the office today?
他在呢,找他有事吗。
tā zài ne ,zhǎo tā yǒushì ma 。
He's in. Any particular reason you need him?
过两天就是双11了,我那天想请个假,找他批个假条。
guò liǎng tiān jiùshì shuāng 11 le ,wǒ nà tiān xiǎng qǐng gè jiǎ ,zhǎo tā pī gè jiǎ tiáo 。
In two days time it's Singles Day. I would like to take a day off. I need him to approve my leave request.
你请个假还能扯上双11啊。
nǐ qǐng gè jià hái néng chě shàng shuāng shíyī ā 。
What does taking a day off have anything to do with Singles Day?
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