2.研究结果表明，无论我们白天做了什么事情，晚上都会做大约两个小时的梦。(mayhavedone) Researchfindingsshowthatwespendabouttwohoursdreamingeverynight,nomatterwhatwemayhav edoneduringtheday.
5.她可以编造一个故事，说自己被窃贼打昏，所有的钱都没了，但她怀疑自己是否能让这故事听起来可信。(makeup) Shecouldmakeupastorybysayingshewasknockedunconsciousbythievesandthatallhermoneywasgo ne,butshedoubtedwhethershecouldmakeitsoundbelievable.
No one was certain whether he postponed the visit on purpose, but this brought more criticism of him.
1.据报道有七八位官员收受贿赂，市长决定亲自出马调查这件事。(be reported to; look into) Seven or eight officials are reported to have taken bribes and the may or has decided to look into the affair in person.
2. 这些工人后悔当时接受管理部门的意见重新回去工作。现在他们再次面临失业的危险了。(regret doing sth.; yield to; be faced with)
These workers regret yielding to the management's advice and going back to work. Now they are again faced with the threat of losing their jobs.
You only need to fill out a form to get your membership, which entitles you to a discount on goo ds.
4.不知为什么他们的汽车在半路坏掉了，结果他们比原计划晚到了三个小时。(break down) Their car broke down halfway for no reason. As a result they arrived three hours later than they had planned.
5.那位官员卷入了一场丑闻，数周后被迫辞职。（get involved in）
The official got involved in a scandal and was forced to resign weeks later.
6.这个靠救济过日子的人开始慢慢地建立起自己的市场，生意日渐兴隆。(build up; one step at a time)
The man living on welfare began to build up his own market, one step at a time and his business i s thriving.
Rather than invest in my education, my parents spent their money on a new house.
2. 如今，人们用于休闲娱乐的开支是过去的两倍。(twice as... as)
Today, people are spending twice as much on entertainment and relaxation as they did in the pas t.
3. 一家公司要成功，它必须跟上市场的发展。(keep pace with)
In order to be successful, a business must keep pace with developments in the marketplace. 4. 与申请这个职位的其他女孩相比，她流利的英语是个优势。(give an advantage over) Her fluency in English gave her an advantage over other girls for the job.
5.对于学生而言，没有任何地方比图书馆更好了，在那里所有的图书都任由他们使用。(at one's disposal)
For students, nowhere is better than the library, where all the books are at their disposal.
6.我们要充分利用好这个平台，加强交流，拓展合作领域，共谋发展大计。(make use of) We should make full use of the platform to strengthen communication, expand cooperation in more areas and seek further development through joint efforts.
1.这位小个子男子并不如他看上去那么单纯。(not so... as)
This little man is not so innocent as he appears.
2.对这个问题我已束手无策了，所以你不妨去求助于王教授吧。(might as well)
There's nothing I can do about the problem, so you might as well turn to Professor Wang for help.
3.双方高度评价了在不同领域合作取得的成果，并希望合作进一步加深。(speak highly of) Both sides speak highly of the fruits in their cooperation in different areas, and hope that the cooperation can be furthered.
4.一方面，亲民形象能使新政策更易于被民众接受，另一方面，它也能“广直言之路，启进善之门”。(on the one hand, on the other hand)
On the one hand, an image of being close to the people can get a new policy more easily accepted. On the other hand, it will "encourage people to speak their minds and come up with constructive suggestions".
5.他孤独的感觉时起时落，他有时会对自己、对宠物、对电视机唠叨不休。(rise and fall, at length)
His sense of loneliness rose and fell and he sometimes would talk at length to himself and his pets and the television.
After all, money is not everything. The richest people are not necessarily the happiest.
1.假设你发现了你自己的同事受贿，你会不会无动于衷呢？(Use "suppose" as a conjunction) Suppose you found out that your colleague takes bribes, would you just ignore it?
2.他如此固执，我们已对他失望了。跟他争论一点意义都没有。(give up on; it is + adjective+ to do/that-clause)
We've given up on him because he is so stubborn. It is pointless to argue with him.
He hit upon a good method to speed up the progress of the experiment, but opinions differed among members of the group on it.
Today I'm able to square my profession with my interest, which I wasn't able to do before.
5.要成为一名驾驶员，视觉上分辨红色与绿色的能力是必不可少的。(distinguish between) The ability to visually distinguish between red and green is essential to becoming a driver.
The team consisted of seven people who met on a regular basis to share their information with each other.
In the process of creating the genetic map, these scientists realized that cooperation was more than an attractive option; it was a responsibility.
2.他们的研究发现简直就是一个奇迹。由于他们的发现，人们对人类基因的历史有了新的了解。(nothing less than; shed light on)
Their research findings were nothing less than a miracle. As a result of their findings, new light has been shed on the history of human genes.
3.事实上，只有勤奋加方法得当才能使你在学习上比他人有优势。(in combination with; give an advantage over)
In fact, only hard work in combination with proper methods will give you an advantage over others.
The judge said the punishment would serve as a warning to others.
5.感染的危险只限于那些与病人有亲密接触的人。(be confined to)
The risk of infection is confined to those who have close contact with the patients.
6.从这一分析中我们可以更好地知道发生了什么以及要做些什么。(in a better position to do) From such an analysis we are in a better position to understand what has happened and what to do about it.