商贸英语实用口语对话：商务电话对话（2）on the telephone ii
operator: good morning, far east die casting corporation.
buyer: may i speak to ms. bonnie chen in the export department?
operator: may i ask who's calling please?
buyer: this is mr. elliot of minnesota motors.
operator: please hold just a moment, mr. elliot.
ms. chen : hello, mr. elliot. this is bonnie chen speaking. how are you?
buyer: just fine. how about you?
ms. chen : fine, thanks. what can i do for you?
buyer : we find we need a lot more of those die-out gaskets we've been ordering.would you be able to supply them at such short notice?
ms. chen: how many would you need, and when would you need them?
buyer : we'd need 500 cases by the end of the year- at the latest.
ms. chen : i think we could do it for you, but i'd have to check with our production team before i promise.
buyer : that would be great. when could you let me know for sure?