Part I Who's Who in Effective Socializing
The Company 公司
Tectron UK is a British-owned engineering company which produces sophisticated computer applications for the manufacturing sector. Its headquarters are in Harlow, to the north-east of London. It has subsidiaries in France, Spain and Ireland, and a large research and development center in Copenhagen. It currently employs a total of 950 people worldwide, and there are plans to expand into Latin America and South East Asia in the near future.
The Guests 人物
Maria de Miguel
Maria is a management trainee from Tectron Espana. She has come to the UK on a six-month secondment to Tectron UK. She ①is attached to Peter's department and will be working quite closely with Paula.
Jens is an engineer from Tectron's Danish subsidiary in Copenhagen. He is visiting Tectron UK for a few days acting as a consultant. He is 30, and has two young children.
Peter is the Marketing Manager of Tectron UK. He is aged about forty, and is a little formal in his style of communication. He is married to Daphne. They have a son and a daughter.
Paula is a Marketing Assistant who reports to Peter O'Donnell. She is 28 years old. She is usually quite informal and friendly, although she can sometimes come across as rather officious and abrupt.
Daphne is in her early thirties. She has her own career, but often has to help entertain her husband Peter's customers and colleagues.
application /,2pli`keiH9n/ n. 应用软件
Copenhagen /,k9up9n`heiG9n/ n. 哥本哈根
trainee /trei`n1/ n. 实习生
secondment /`sek9ndm9nt/ n.外调；借调
officious /9`fiH9s/ adj.爱发命令的
① be attached to 隶属于
A: You'll be attached to this department until the end of this year.