Page 39 6. Translate the following sentences into English. 1.It seemed impossible to me, but all the
others looked very confident.
Sth. seems (to be) + adj.(表) + to sb. 2.We looked around. There wasn't a
building standing in sight. The earthquake seemed to have destroyed everything.
Sth. /sb. +（seem + to do）复合谓语3.He seems to be in low spirits these days.
Sth./Sb. + seem to be + 表语
I think it's because he doesn't seem to be making much progress in his studies. He is afraid of being looked down upon by his classmates.
Sb. + seem to do sth
There seems to be
4.What are you looking for, Dick?
I seem to have lost my key. How annoying!
5.If you find that a word doesn't seem to
make any sense in the sentence, you should look it up in the dictionary. That's the only way to learn to use a word.
6.They went on arguing for hours. Neither of them seem (to be) willing to listen to each other. I suddenly remembered someone saying "Discussion is an exchange of knowledge while argument is an exchange of ignorance."
7.The situation there seems to be very complicated. The government has promised to look into it.
8.My grandpa seems to be getting better and better, but he still needs somebody to look after him.
9.Economists have already come to the conclusion that the crisis seems to be coming to an end. W orld economy is looking up.
10.When I got well I looked at my bank account. To my sadness, I found my balance was almost zero. All my savings in
the past three years were gone.
4 Translate the following sentences using one of the patterns listed in Grammar exercise 1-2.
1.Y ou ought to try a different method.
2.I think you ought to talk with our writing teacher about it.
3.We ought to report the theft to the police immediately.
4.Y ou ought to go and see your parents more often now that they are not in good health.
5.Y ou shouldn't have shouted at the elders like that.
6.Y ou shouldn't have been late for such an important meeting.
7.Isn't Jim your friend? Y ou shouldn't have turned down/rejected his offer of help.
8.As a college student, you shouldn't have spent all your free time playing computer games.
9.If I failed this time, I would try for the second time.
10.If global warming continued, these islands would disappear.
11.If I had a million yuan, I would buy my parents an apartment.
12.If I were elected president of the students' union, I might organize a piano competition.