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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.
Wed Nov 11 2015 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|双11||shuāng shíyī||double 11; Singles Day|
|假条||jiàtiáo||leave request slip|
|扯上||chěshàng||to relate something to something unrelated|
zhāng mìshū ，lǎobǎn jīntiān zài bàngōngshì ma ？
Secretary Zhang, is the boss in the office today?
tā zài ne ，zhǎo tā yǒushì ma 。
He's in. Any particular reason you need him?
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.
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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