We have a problem with the computer system, but I think it’s fairly minor.
2.父亲去逝的时候我还小,不能独立生活。就在那时，家乡的父老接过了教育我的责任。My father died when I was too young to live on my own. The people of my hometown took over my upbringing at that point.
The toys have to meet strict safety requirements before they can be sold to children.
Radio and television have supplemented rather than replaced the newspaper as carriers of news and opinion.
When it comes to this magazine, it is/ carries a digest of articles from many newspapers and magazines around the world.
1.虽然受到全球金融危机后果的巨大影响，但是我们仍然相信我们能够面对挑战，克服危机。Though greatly affected by the consequences of the global financial crisis, we are still confident that we can face up to the challenge and overcome the crisis.
Under threat of constant sand storms, we were compelled to leave our cherished village and move to the new settlement.
3.根据最近的网上调查，许多消费者说他们也许会有兴趣考虑购买电视广告中播放的产品。According to a recent online survey, a lot of consumers say they may be motivated to consider buying products shown in TV commercials.
Having spotted a truck driver dumping contaminated waste alongside the river, the old man reported to the police at once.
Some scientists hold to the firm conviction that people will come to like genetically modified crops someday since they can increase yields and help combat hunger and disease in the developing world.
The Internet is changing the way people live, whether they are in urban or rural areas.
Medium-sized and small companies are more vulnerable to the threat of the global economic crisis than large ones.
With regard to our term paper, the professor asked us to analyze the unemployment chart first, and then provide critical reflections on the nations economic development.
It never occurred to him that their team would win the basketball match by a large margin.
Looking back on my twenty years' teaching in high school, I attribute my success to patience, talent, and the constant pursuit of knowledge.
The volunteers sent by the Red Cross disinfected, with great caution, the drinking water in the village so as to avoid an outbreak of plague.
Einstein spent many years trying to unify the theories of electromagnetism and gravity but failed.
Professor Wang received the Presidential Award for his excellence in stimulating students' creative imagination.
As there were some major design flaws, the board of directors didn't approve of the economic stimulus package.
Having realized that nobody could help him, Jordan finally came to the conclusion that he had to face reality and take up the challenge by himself.
Grandma took it for granted that food prices would soar, so she bought a lot of rice.
I can quote you several instances of her dedication to science.
The 1980s saw the start of the swift development of some special economic zones in China.
Tension between the two countries stemmed in part from the latest spy affair. 5.彼得已在一家律师事务所当了多年律师。你可以考虑请他做你的律师，当你需要法律援助时，由他代你行事
Peter has worked in a law firm for many years. You can consider having him as your lawyer to act on your behalf when you need legal help.
The red house stands out against the old trees that reach high up to the sky. 2.我的新工作薪酬很高，但是其他方面我并不满意
The salary in my new job is great, but for the rest, I’m not satisfied.
The waters of the two streams mingle near our village.
We should not mock at other people’s religious beliefs.
The curtains of the room are not quite in tune with the style of the furniture.
A decade ago, Nancy did what so many Americans dream about. She quit an executive position and opened / set up a household equipment store in her neighborhood. People like Nancy made the decision primarily because of/owing to/due to their desire to improve the quality of their lives. But, to run a small business is by no means an easy job. Without her steady income, Nancy had to cut back on her daily expenses. Sometimes she did not even have the money to pay the premiums for the various kinds of insurance she needed. Once she could not even pick up the phone bill and had to ask her parents to loan her some money. Fortunately, through her own hard work, she has now got through the most difficult time. She is determined to continue pursuing her vision of a better life.
Shortly after he achieved freedom he became a member of an organization that assisted fugitive slaves. He secretly returned to the United States from Canada several times to help others to travel the Underground Railroad to freedom. Once some slave catchers closed in on the escaping slaves and Henson when they were on the run. He disguised them and successfully avoided capture. In addition, later he built a small settlement in Dresden in Canada for escaped slaves, setting up a chapel and a school where they could learn useful ways of making a living. He held to the conviction that slavery would be abolished, all the slaves would be liberated, and the day was bound to come when racial discrimination no longer existed。
A burglary is reported every 15 seconds in the United States . Statistics show burglars en-tered more than 2 million homes last year. Actually it is almost impossible to keep a determined burglar out. All you can do is discourage him for a few minutes, thus exposing him to police patrols or those wandering around. Common sense tells us that lighting is a barrier to criminal activity. A light should be fixed in the doorway and switched on at night. Believe it or not, some people, particularly children who happen to be the last to come in, leave their doors on the latch at night. Doors of hollow core, even when locked, are vulnerable to break-ins. Thus doors of solid core or steel are much preferred as they make it
difficult for the burglar to pry open. If you decide to buy an alarm device, be sure to ask for its signs and put them up on both windows and doors. Finally, a word of warning —when you travel, make sure that you have a trusted neighbor collect and keep all the deliveries of newspapers and mail until you return. This is because a collection of newspapers and mail on the front doorstep or in your mailbox is an advertisement that no one is home.
对论100周年，也是他去世50周年。1905年，爱因斯坦发表了五篇科学史上非常重要的论文，从而使物理学发生了突破性进展。他的伟大成就可归之于他令人惊叹的想象力、不断地质疑和对权威的漠视。毫无疑问，爱因斯坦是20世纪最伟大的科学家。 What was remarkable about 2005 was perhaps that the United Nations declared it “The World Year of Physics”. It was the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity and the 50th anniversary of his death. In 1905 Einstein published five highly important essays in the history of science, thus revolutionizing physics. His great achievement can be credited to his impressive powers of imagination, constant questioning, and not giving a fig for authority. It is beyond doubt that Einstein was the greatest scientist in the 20th century。
Amid the atmosphere of Thanksgiving, rather than joining his friends in celebration of the holiday, George was immersed in the diary left to him by his father, who died at sea after he completed two successive trips around the world. The diary brought back every moment George had spent with his father and many of the specific things his father did on his behalf. George's father used to impress on him the need to undergo all kinds of hardship in quest of excellence. He also taught him that nothing in the world could be taken for granted. Even today, George still remembers how his father would quote Aesop's famous saying "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls" and tell him to accord the greatest importance to it.
Here and there we see young artists who stand out from other people. They may be in worn out jeans all the year round, or walk barefoot / in bare feet even in winter, or drink to excess, or cling to the fancy of creating a masterpiece without actually doing any creative work. In fact, many of them act like this just to look the part, or to be "in tune with" other artists. They have forgotten that only through persistent effort can one achieve success.