More Work on the Text II Vocabulary
1. 1) to peel the potatoes 2) to decorate the rooms
3) to lift her veil 4) to unbutton the collar
5) to loathe the weather 6) to haunt my memory
7) to draw a deep breath 8) to make a grimace
9) to give a hint 10) not to breathe a word
ll) to stretch one's neck 12) to unfold the map
13) to float on the river 14)to plead with her
15) to prick up one's ears 16)to ripple in the breeze
17) to hover over the trees 18) to lay down the apple 2. 1) hate/loathe 2) unreasonable/absurd/ridiculous 3) unsettled
4) learned/well-educated/knowledgeable 5) unfolded/opened
6) tragic/sad 7) vague/unclear 8) melancholy
9) discontent/dissatisfied/resentful 10) sophisticated/artful/crafty 3．1-5) at, of, out of, up/to, up；
6-10) to, with, for, for, up；
11-15) out/to/at, out, up, in, on
4. l) They all stretched their necks to see what was happening.
2) The desert stretches for nearly a hundred miles.
3) Take a break. Go and stretch yourself a bit.
4) In front of her was a beautiful stretch of open land.
5)He simply loves to hear his own voice. Often he talks for hours at a stretch.
6) If you go beyond that limit the economy will collapse.
7) One glance at the damaged car, and he knew that it was beyond repair.
8) She was then in a terrible fix. She could neither bear him nor leave him.
9) If you still can't fix it this time, you will have to bear the consequences.
10) He swung his stick at the tiger with all his strength. But the stick snapped and the tiger was unharmed. In his panic, he had hit the tree nearby.
11) He only stayed long enough to snap a few pictures.
12) "It is none of your business," he snapped.
13) He snapped his briefcase to, stood up and said, "Then there's nothing more to be said.”
14) He became very curious and began to take the computer apart.
15) The two switch knives looked very much alike. The jurors could not tell them apart.
16) When the accident happened I was standing only a few meters apart from the car.
5. B, B/D, A, D, B, B, C, D
7. 1) shattered; 2) into; 3) realized; 4) just; 5) home; 6) how; 7) loving;
8) must; 9) introduced; 10) well-suited; 11) through; 12) that;
13) probably; 14) proposed; 15) made
More Work on the Text III Grammar
1.1) (1) I guess you don't feel well.
(2) I think the woman might have made a mistake.
(3) Surely you're asking us to accept a pretty incredible coincidence.
(4) That's surely enough for me.
(5) It's surely my turn at life.
(6) I think he would certainly be afraid of being caught.
(7) All that stuff wouldn't matter then.
(8) I could do nothing but/other than say yes.
(9) Christmas no longer had any attraction to us now.
(10)You should drop a quarter in the collection-box.
(11)You should talk about the old man.
(12)There is no point in sending me to school. I've done nothing wrong to deserve such punishment.
(13)It's unfair that something like this should happen to me. I shouldn't be cut off like this.
(14)Since I opened the account myself, of course I'm entitled to withdraw any money.
2) (1) how: as adverbial
(2) what: as object
(3) how: as adverbial
(4) as adverbial
(5) how fortunate: as predicative ("it was" being omitted)
(6)What a terrible thins: as predicative ("it is" being omitted)
(7) what a silly thing, as predicative
(8)what a Christmas: as predicative ("it was" being omitted) ;
(9)how stupid: as object complement
(10) what an amazing center forward: as predicative
2. I)(Who)is going to think twice except you?
2) (Who) says it's easy?
3) (Aren't) you asking us to accept a pretty incredible coincidence?
4) (Haven't) many of us used the phrase "I'm going to kill you" many times?
5) (Wouldn't)he be afraid of being caught?
6) (How) does he know how long 15 seconds is?
7) (What) does it prove?
8) (Who) doesn't know that his mother's a VIP?
9) (Who) cares what he says?
10) (Can't) you stop talking over there?
11) (Isn't) she your best friend?
12) (Is) that a reason for rejecting the musical composition?
3. 1) Why? Hasn't she been preparing for it all the time?
2) Don't you believe?
3) Aren't they lovely?
4) What? Haven't you finished it yet?
5) Don’t you know he's been admitted to Fudan University?
6) Isn’t he in his office? He was there five minutes ago.
7) What's there to worry about? We've made every preparation possible.
8) Can't you see that I'm busy?
9) How can you say such things to your father?
10) Haven't you heard of the world famous tenor Luciano Pavarotti? 4. 1 ) What a worthless fellow ( he is) !
2) How cleverly Vera hid her feelings!
3) What a stroke of luck (it was) !
4) What a strong man (he was then) !
5) How I wish I could manage alone!
6) What a pleasant surprise (it was)!
7) What a wonderful evening we've had!
8) How I admire your energy!
9) What a nice group of students you have here!
10) How nice it is to be home again!
5. 1) was sweeping; 2) was blowing; 3) cracked; 4) lay; 5) had disturbed;
6)to control; 7) felt; 8) to pull; 9) to get; 10) was frozen;
11) were stretching/stretched; 12) swept; 13) had been; 14) managed;
6. 1-5) BABAD; 6-10) DAABD; 11-15) BDAAC