对话 1 （A=Barry B=Peter C=Carrie）
A:How is your new job, Peter?
B:Oh, working in international business is great. I meet and work with people from all over the world. It can be a bit frustrating at times,though.
B:For example, when we work with Japanese businesses. It seems that they are very polite and friendly, but then they delay signing a contractforweeks.
A:Maybe they're trying to trick you.
B:I don't think so； they are very kind and honest.
A:It could be that they just don't understand English very well.
C:I worked in Japan for two years and I think I know what the problem is.
B:Really? What is it?
C:Well, Japanese people don't like to say "no". In their culture, it's considered very impolite. So they will try to agree to things, but then they must figure out a way to change things so that it can be acceptable to all involved. If you try to change the way you ask them questions, I'm certain you'll be able to communicate more effectively.
B:Wow! I didn't know that. I understand now. Thank you. You two sure know a lot about this kind of thing. Maybe Tm not cut out for this job. Do you think I'll do alright?
C:I'm certain you will.
A:I know you will too.
A:Look at the lovely scarf! I must get it.
B:I wouldn't buy it if I were you.
A:Why not? It's my favorite color.
B:The color is all right. But ifs poor quality. I'd rather you didn't buy it.
1.Are you sure?
2.But I don't think...