Mrs. Smith complained to me that she often found it simply impossible to communicate with her 16-year-old daughter.
2) 我坚信，阅读简写的 (simplified) 英文小说是扩大我们词汇量的一种轻松愉快的方法。 I firmly believe that reading simplified English novels is an easy and enjoyable way of enlarging our vocabulary.
3) 我认为我们在保护环境不受污染 (pollution) 方面还做得不够。
I don’t think we’re doing enough to protect our environment from pollution.
In addition to/Apart from writing compositions on a weekly basis, our English teacher assigned us eight books to read during the summer vacation.
We’ve learned from reliable sources that a native English speaker is going to teach us spoken English next term/semester.
Seeing English movies on a regular basis will not only improve your ear, but will also help you build your speaking skills.
If you have any questions about these learning strategies, please feel free to ask me. And I’ll explain them in greater detail.
The Canadian girl is good at seizing every opportunity to speak Chinese. That’s why she has gained a good command of spoken Chinese in less than three years.
Fortunately there was a hospital nearby and we took him there at once.
2) 胜利登上乔治岛(George Island) 后，船长向指挥部(the headquarters) 发了一份无线电报。
After succeeding in landing on George Island, the captain sent a radio message to the headquarters.
He is determined to continue his experiment but this time he'll do it another way.
When she read the novel, she couldn't help thinking of the five
years she had spent in the countryside.
Mary thought it difficult to carry out her plan all by herself.
We didn't think he could cover the distance in a quarter of an hour, but he succeeded in doing it.
Even after his doctor told him he had lung cancer, Chichester would not give up his old dream of sailing round the world.
8) 我正忙着做一种新的捕鼠 (rats) 装置时，马克走来拖着我出去看花展了。
I was busy making a new device for catching rats when Mark came and dragged me out to a flower show.
That famous actor seemed content to play a minor part in the play.
National Day is round the corner. Let's give our bedroom a thorough clean.
She agreed, very reluctantly, to be operated on by a young
They've arranged for us to visit the Great Wall tomorrow. I'm sure we'll have a good time there (we'll enjoy ourselves there).
After reading the letter the old man was so disappointed that he tore it into little bits with trembling fingers.
6) 老两口为他们的孙子感到骄傲，因为他在第28届奥运会上获得了两枚金牌和一枚铜 (bronze) 牌。
The old couple were proud of their grandson, who won two gold medals and a bronze at the 28th Olympic Games.
Even if his grandmother could not come to his birthday party, she would send him a lovely present. Tom was sure of that.
8) 昨天是玛丽的二十岁生日。她父亲寄给她一双靴子，她母亲为她买了一盒巧克力 (chocolates)，而她的男朋友则带给她一束红玫瑰。
It was Mary's twentieth birthday yesterday. Her father sent her a pair of boots. Her mother bought her a box of chocolates. And her boyfriend brought her a bunch of roses.
To take this job would involve working on weekends frequently, but John didn't mind.
It is well known that lung cancer is caused at least in part by smoking too much.
My grandparents said that the man who invented television had once lived in their neighborhood.
I propose that we go to find Prof. Smith in his office right after the meeting and invite him to our English evening.
Having been operated on twice for the disease, she was so weakened that she could barely stand
Educators think that the generation growing up with television spend so much of their time in front of the TV that they do not have enough time to study.
7) 我真希望你能拿出一个比这更好的解决办法 (solution) 来。
I do hope that you can come up with a better solution than this one.
8) 乍一看，这幅画并不好，但经过仔细观察，我们才发现它的确是一幅杰作 (masterpiece)。 At first glance the picture didn't look very good, but after examining it carefully, we found that it was indeed a masterpiece.
Jane picked up a magazine from the bookshelf and started reading here and there at random.
With this letter I enclose some illustrations for the story.
The ancient building was enclosed by a high wall.
4) 格林大夫忙着研制一种治艾滋病 (AIDS) 的药物，但从下月起他就能安排时间在星期一上午看二十个左右的病人了。
Dr. Green is busy working on a cure for AIDS, but from next month on he'll be able to fit in twenty patients or so on Monday morning.
5) 他讲了个故事来说明为什么在详细查看其条款 (provisions) 之前决不要在任何合同上签字。
He told a story to illustrate why you should never sign any contract before you have examined its provisions in detail.
She was embarrassed when they kept telling her she had a genius for mathematics.
God knows when that dumb kid of ours is going to graduate from high school.
Henry's latest novel and his daughter's first book were both published three months ago, and to their astonishment, the latter has already sold over a million copies.
It was reported that the building of the railway had been held up by a flood.
The strike resulted in the management's accepting the workers' demands.
The coalminers decided to go on strike for better working conditions.
I'd like very much to buy the English dictionary. Unfortunately, I haven't got enough money on
I'd like to talk over with you about the English translation of the article before sending it to Mr. Hobbs.
The foreign expert hopes to achieve all his aims in three years.
What do you think a scientist must do in order to keep up with
the latest developments in his field?
The author thinks that if excellent workers get frequent pay increases and promotions, they will have greater incentive to produce.
Sam could not afford (to buy) the camera he longed for because it was too expensive.
He was busy writing the story all the morning, only breaking off occasionally to have some / a cup of tea.
He is the son of a wealthy family, but he seems to have come down in the world.
4) 他常利用她缺乏生意头脑(business sense)而欺骗她。
He often took advantage of her lack of business sense to cheat her.
Prof. Wang, would you do us a favor by coming to our English evening this Saturday?
He does not seem to be an old man in his eighties, considering
Undoubtedly they do not have the intention of making an engineer of him, and I suspect they never will.
I suspected there was no quality control whatsoever in the factory. After making observations for a week I found this was indeed the case.
I am lucky to have acquired a wide range of skills when I was young.
These drawings, which are worth something like 50 million dollars, must not be exposed to direct sunlight.
I knew my son got talent when he composed his first poem.
4) 由于流感(the flu)在社区传播，她用暖和的冬衣将自己裹起来，以防传染上这种疾病。 As the flu was spreading in the community, she wrapped herself in warm winter clothing to avoid
catching the disease.
The defendant denied that he had ever made any payment to the government official to get a contract.
I was startled to see he slapped his wife in the face when she revealed a family secret.
He astonished everyone present by saying that he possessed a secret paper about the war. He then snapped open his briefcase and began to read it.
8) 当他渐渐地获得了信心的时候，他的语调变得自然了，说起话来也就自然脱口而出了。 As he gradually acquired confidence, his tone became natural and his words came out spontaneously.
Gases such as carbon monoxide, emitted by factories and automobiles, have seriously polluted the atmosphere.
The industrial engineer's letter indicates that he doubts the feasibility of the plan.
Many parents in the United States set aside a fund for their children's education before they are born.
I have made sure that her conclusion is based on facts.
The medical team, composed of three doctors and two nurses, set off for the mountain area a few days ago.
The village is named after the high mountain that stands in front of it.
He was ill for about a month, which has really set him back in his studies.
The war that broke out between the North and the South in 1861 is known in history as the American Civil War.
1) 教授走进教室时，我们正兴致勃勃地讨论中东(the Middle East)的形势。
We were caught up in a discussion about the situation in the Middle East when the professor walked into the classroom.
A truck pulled into the snow-covered playground of the school.
Sometime after midnight, the enemy was/were forced to retreat.
It was in that small room that they worked diligently and dreamed of better days to come.
When she heard the bell ringing, the old lady rose from her chair and made her way to the door.
After a day's fight, our soldiers succeeded in taking over some important enemy positions.
The elderly woman angrily exclaimed that she had been cheated by the shop girl.
Soon after I boarded the bus, I noticed a strange-looking man. He wore an ill-fitting coat, and sat rooted in his seat.