We have a problem with the computer system, but I think it’s fairly minor.
2.父亲去世时我还小，不能独立生活。在那时，家乡的父老接过了养育我的责任。My father died when I was too young to live on my own. The people of my hometown took over (responsibility for) my upbringing at that point.
The toys have to meet strict/ tough 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.
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.
2.在持续不断的沙尘暴威胁下，我们被迫离开我们喜爱的村庄，搬迁到新的地方Under threat of constant sand storms, we were compelled to leave our cherished village and move to the new settlement.
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, (no matter) 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.
5)回顾二十年的中学教学，我把我的成功归结为耐心、才能和对知识的不断追求。Looking back on my twenty years' teaching in high school, I attribute my success to patience, talent, and the constant pursuit of knowledge.
1)红十字会派遣的志愿人员非常小心地对付村里的饮用水进行消毒，以避免爆发瘟疫。The volunteers sent/assigned by the Red Cross disinfected, with great caution, the drinking water in the village so as to avoid an outbreak of plague.
2)爱因斯坦用了多年时间试图把电磁学理论和引力理论结合起来，但没有成功。Einstein spent many years trying to unify the theories of electromagnetism and gravity but failed.
3)因其在激发学生创造性想象力方面的出色表现，王教授获得了校长奖。Professor Wang received/won 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.
5)乔丹意识到没人能给他帮助，终于得出结论他必须面对现实，独自接受挑战。Having realized that nobody could help him, Jordan finally came to the conclusion that he had to face reality and take up/meet 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.
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.
The salary in/for 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.
1.If you can resist the temptation to buy before you fly (抵制在起飞前购物的诱惑)，you’ll find prices are often much cheaper when you’re abroad.
2.TOM disguised himself so well that he could pass for a tramp (伪装得如此之好，他可以冒充一个流浪者) who would knock on the back door ,begging for food or offering to do a job for a few bucks.
3.”It won’t take long ,”he persisted without so much as a hint of apology(连一点歉意都没有)。
4.I’m sorry if I put it bluntly, but you’ll never get anywhere in business(你在生意上永远也不会有什么作为)by sticking your head in the sand.
5.It was in the middle of May, and the small village was bathed in the warm light of the rising sun(沐浴在初升太阳的温暖道德阳光之中).
1.Even in the more affluent homes, labor saving devices we take for granted today(我们今天视为理所当然的节省劳力的机器设备)either didn’t exist or were an expensive luxury.
2.Have a glass of red wine with your meal-it is only drinking to excess that leads to problems(只是过量饮酒才会导致问题), including loss of appetite and liver damage.
3.Delayed treatment of the disease may leave the patient crippled for life(有可能是病人终身残疾)。
4.Many concerns about human cloning results from misconceptions of this new technology(起因于对这一新技术的误解).
5.I am against capital punishment but I would feel like killing the person who harmed my wife and children(我很想杀了伤害我妻子和孩子的人).
我们到处都能看到“抢眼”的青年艺术家。只有通过不懈的努力才能获得成功。***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.
2005年最不寻常的事是联合国宣布为世界物理学年…爱因斯坦是最伟大的科学家。***What was remarkable about 2005 was perhaps that the UN 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 achievements 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.
南希做了美国人梦寐以求的事。辞经理…经营生意…追求她向往的美好生活。***A decade ago, Nancy did what so many Americans dream about. She quit an executive position and opened/ set up a household device store in her neighborhood. People like Nancy made the decision primarily for the improvement in the quality of their lives.***But, to run a small business on a small scale is by no means an easy job. Without her steady income, Nancy had to cut back on her daily expense. Sometimes she did not even have the money to pay the premium for the various kinds of insurance she needed. ***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. 人们几乎无法将蓄意行窃的盗贼拒之门外…你还可以将报警系统连接到警署。***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. 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. Make sure/Assure yourself that you don't leave the door on the latch if you happen to be the last to come in. If you decide to buy a sophisticated electronic alarm system, be sure to ask for its signs and put them up on both windows and doors. In addition you may have it hooked up to a police station.
亨森获得自由后不久就一心帮助逃亡努力…种族歧视消失的那一天一定会到来。***Shortly after he achieved freedom Henson became intent on assisting 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. Later he built a small settlement in Dresden in Canada for escaped slaves, setting up a chapel and a school. He held to the conviction that slavery would be abolished, and the day was bound to come when racial discrimination no longer existed.
在感恩节的气氛中…伊索名言来教导他要把懂得感激放在最重要的位置。***Amid the atmosphere of Thanksgiving 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.
My Views On Campus Security
***Campus Crimean seriously affect students school lives. Because of the campus crime, the quiet environment of study are broken. And students couldn’t have class freely. It would make students live in fear and worry about their own safety. They couldn’t study by heart. They would even lose confidence of the people and the society day by day when campus crime is serious.***In my opinion, there are several ways to improve the campus security in schools. First, we must pull together to fight against the crime. Second, students should take their responsibility to find out the suspicious people or unusual events on the campus. Security guards to should patrol the campus day and night more carefully. Last , the government should pay more attention to campus security and do something to reduce the crime.
Why People Work
***Some people think they work because they to make a living. They say envy people who don’t have to work.They dream about a life of all pay and no work, a life of endless vacations and holidays. They look forward eagerly to eagerly to their retirement, when they can enjoy the fruits of a lifetime’s work without any toiling or sweating.***But is it true that money is the only, or the main motivating power that drives us to work? If one takes a look at the people around him, one may have second thoughts. In many well-to-do families, the wife still hangs on to her job. Many retired people take on volunteer work, and even children enjoy the feeling of being helpful by doing what they can. To them at least, work has a different meaning. It satisfies another human need, different yet no less basic. It is the need for human dignity, the need to be respected, the need to know that one is helping to make the world a better place to live in.
***Deep in our hearts,we all have this desire,though many of us may not be a ware of it.
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*I suspect not everyone who loves the country would be happy living the way we do...(1)Special qualities (2) a tight budget (3) entertain (4) anyway (5) involved (6)requirement (7) on a small scale (8) temptation (9)instead (10) machinery
*Yet this stop was only part of a much larger... (1)mission (2)courageous (3)forged (4)escape routes (5)liberate (6)authorized (7)honor (8) scheduled (9)exploits (10)intent on
*It has been replaced by dead-bolt locks, security chains...(1)electronic (2)hooked up to (3)suburban (4)built in (5)uncommon (6)announcing (7)surveillance (8)symbol (9) featured (10)attached to
*He had impressive powers of...(1)concentration (2)lie down (3)balance (4)engross himself in (5)stimulated (6)more so (7)curious (8)assessment (9)credited (10)intelligence
*The Reverend Nelson wrote that his... (1)decades (2)undergoing (3)had done wrong(4)welcome reassurance (5)appreciated(6)brought back(7)relatives(8)accomplish (9)consume (10)representing
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一.Jim Doherty may not be a born farmer.
1) gets by 2) temptation 3) get through 4) improvements
5) aside from 6) suspect 7) supplement 8) profit 9) stacking
A homesteader is a person who lives a self-reliant lifestyle with major .
1) replaced 2) consider 3) quit 4) world 5) tough
6) fuels 7) provide 8) luxuries 9) balance 10) ideal
二The Underground Railroad was.
1)forged2) standup 3) compelled 4)convictions 5)mission
6)abolish 7) intent on 8) risk 9)in the eyes of 10)threats Despite the name, the Underground Railroad was not really a railroad . 1) assistance 2) involved 3) estimated 4)coincidence 5)emerged 6) referred 7) numerous 8) stationed 9)concern 10)capture
三(Statistics) show that crime in (rural) areas is now rising faster than in the.
1) Statistics 2)rural 3)era 4)stood for 5)on the latch
6)vulnerable 7)barrier 8)electronic 9)reflection 10)civilized Statistics show that at some point in your life, you will get robbed.
1) together 2)liable 3)shift 4)electric 5)cautious
6)sophisticated 7)thieves 8)break 9)chances 0)signs
四.Einstein’s teacher shoul d have had a little more.
1) caution 2) came to the conclusion that 3)never get anywhere
4)undermining 5)not give/care a fig 6)flaw
7)beyond any doubt 8)foundation 9)remarkable/impressive
Imagining is not dreaming.
1) extent 2)inventions 3)bet 4)manages 5)vision
6)eventually 7)achievement 8)poverty
9) utilized 10)breakthrough
五Alex Haley was(at sea)when he started thinking how best he could. 1) at sea 2) Turning over 3) reverse 4) got to5) repay 6) gratitude 7) assembled 8) immersed in 9) unloading 10) swift
Wake up each day and give gratitude for what you have.
1) Instead 2) possessions 3) richer 4) breath 5) cherish 6) special 7) specific 8) shining 9) miracles 10) gift
六I have only known Johnsy a few months when she fell victim to the.
1. in tune
3. in a whisper
4. cling to
6. sat up
9. sin 10. masterpiece
Five years ago a female inmate at Riker’s Island told Jane Paley that. 1. mission 2. involve 3. jail 4. not 5. collect 6. deliver
7. beautiful 8. vocation 9. need 10. small
Alone on a dark gritty street, Adam Shepard searched for a homeless.
1)little 2)with 3)wrong 4)fall 5)accident 6)test 7)furnished 8)challenging 9)previous 10)received 11)as 12)into 13)in 14)moved 15)close 16)on 17)beyond 18)climb 19)in 20)can
The term blue collar job typically refers to a job that involves manual.
1)worn 2)typically 3)of 4)as well as 5)for 6)reserved 7)skill 8)perform 9)fit 10)by 11)in 12)require 13)which 14)held 15)changed 16)in 17)seen 18)as 19)at 20)remain
*How Geniuses Work In 1905,Albert Einstein developed the theory of special relativity. 1. B Einstein made many important discoveries when still youny.
2. C They are extremely difficult to discover.
3. A The concept of genius varies from person to person.
4. D A genius is one who breaks new ground in science,technology or art.
5. A They are standardized.
6. B they are unfair
7. C more accurrately expresses the strengths of different children.
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*Confuscious,the Chinese Philospher is quoted as saying:
N. appreciate G. thinking J. maintain C. successful A. achieving K. accomplish O. determine L. discourage E. easy M. significant
*For Roy Johnson,a senior magazine editor,the latest indignity came after a recent dinner at a fancy
1.D a restaurant employee taking care of di ners’ cars
2.D he is black
3.A both blacks and whites are bewildered by racism
4.A they tend to negard instances of racism as trvial
5.D she is black *Add Littleton, Colorado,to the list of cities overcome with grief after a school slaughter. 1.C they all occurred in places that appear to be nice 2.A they are taught respect and empathy for others’ live 3.D News media
4.C Creating a culture that makes violence inacceptable
5.C a youth’s joke about violence as often ignored by
Let’s pretend it’s the year 2025, and you’ve just been diagnosed with the HIV.
1.A Cloning may provide a cure for HIV in the near future.
2.C will be realized sooner or later. 5.B she thinks it is unnatural.
3.B responsible scientists will not go beyond organ cloning.
4.D whether whole humans should be cloned.
6.A prevent people suffering from diseases.
7.D arguments against cloning seen more logical.
8.debates 9.illegal 10.developed.
二、How much golden leisure can you expect at the end of.
5. J raised
9.K solve 10.G carrying.
三、In the early 1600’s, a group known as the Separatists lived.
1.D religious freedom
2.B on the ship that carried them across the Atlantic
3.A with the help of the natives
4. C they were very friendly to each other
5.A The origin of Thanksgiving.
四、Recently, one of my best friend Jennie, with whom I have.
1.B A loser
2.D They did not allow her to continue it
3.A She tried her best to dissuade Jennie from continuing it .
4.B She felt happy and proud
5.A The power of true friendship can conquer anything.