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Unit 1 Text A

After listening

1. much more advanced

2. apply some academic pressure, gave in to his pleas/gave up

3. a duck takes to water

4. memorizing (stuff), thinking

5. ample space to grow

Text Organization

1-1 The text begins with an anecdote.

1-2 His thoughts are mainly about different approaches to learning in China and the West.

1-3 He winds up the text with a suggestion in the form of a question.


1, show a child how to do something, or teach by holding the hand;

teach children that they should rely on themselves for solutions to problems.

2,give greater priority to developing skills at an early age,believing that creativiy can be promoted over time.

Put more emphasis on fostering creativity in young children, thinking skills can be picked up later.

Language Sense Enhancement

(1) summarizing (2) value originality and independence (3) contrast between (4) in terms of (5)harbor (6)fearful

(7) comparable (8) promote creativity (9)emerge (10) picked up

V ocabulary



(1) insert (2) on occasion(3) investigate (4) in retrospect (5) initial (6) phenomena

(7) attached (8) make up for (9) is awaiting (10) not, in the least (11)promote (12)emerged


(1)a striking contrast between the standards of living in the north of the country and the south.

(2)is said to be superior to syntheic fiber.

(3) as a financial center has evolved slowly.

(4) is not relevant to whether he is a good lawyer.

(5)by a little-known sixteenth-century Italian poet have found their way into some English magazines.


1) be picked up; can’t accomplish; am exaggerating

2)somewhat; performance; have neglected; they apply to

3)assist; On the other hand; are valid; a superior



2. continuous

3. continual

4. continuous

1. principal; principal; principle; principles; principal


1. themselves

2. himself/herself

3. herself/ by herself/ on her own

4. itself

5. ourselves

6. yourself/ by yourself/ on your own

Comprehensive Exercises


(1) contrast (2) exaggerating (3) priority (4) on the other hand (5) promoting (6) pick up (7) assist

(8)accomplish (9) occasion (10) neglecting (11) worthwhile (12) superior


(1)end (2) perform (3) facing(4) competent (5) equipped (6) designed (7) approach

(8) rest (9) definitely (10)quality


1) It takes an enornous amout of courage to make a departure from the tradition.

2) Tom used to be very shy, but this time he was bold enough to give a performance in front of a large audience.

3) Many educators think it desirable to foster the creative spirit in the child at an early age.

4) Assuming (that) this painting really is a masterpiece, do you think it’s worth while to buy/purchase it?

5) If the data is statistically vallid, it will throw light on the problem we are investigating


To improve ur English, it is critical to do more readin, writing, listening and speaking. Besides, learning by heart as many well-written essays as possible is also very important. Withour an enormous store of good English writing in your head you cannot express yourself freely in English. It is also helpful to summarize our experience as we go along, for in so doing, we can figure out which way of learning is more effective and will produce the most desirable result. As long as we keep working hard on it, we will in due course accomplish the task of mastering English.

Unit 2

Text A

Language Sense Enhancement


(1) attain (2) wear and tear (3) dependable (4) modest (5) primarily (6) minimal (7) exceptionally (8) illness-free (9) spirited (10) energizing

Language Focus

V ocabulary:



1), abrupt 2), emotiona 3), bless 4), wear and tear 5), dated 6), consequences 7), seemingly 8),in contrast to 9), curiosity 10), genius 11), primarily 12), sentiments


1), confronted with more than one problem, try to solve the easiest one first.

2), vital to the existence of all forms of life.

3), some confusion among the students about what to do after class to follow up on the subject.

4), nothing more than a job and an apartment to be happy.

5), tickled him to think that she’d come to ask his advice.


1), a lingering, fabricating, sentiments

2), fill out, every item, vital, consequences

3), be denied, tangible, cherish, attain


1. It is a long trip and will take us five hours by bus.

2. she arrived early and took a front row seat.

3. Don’t take me for a fool.

4. It takes a lot of imaginan to fabricate such a story.

5. My uncle will take me (along on his trip) to the Arctic this summer.

6. He took the dinner plate I passed to him.

7. Kevin took second prize in the weight-lifting competition.

8. If yo u don’t take my advice, you will regret it.


1. hanging

2. to give

3. to return

4. being praised

5. not having written

6. to say 6. to open 8. being helped

Comprehensive Exercises


1. (1). well-off/ affluent (2). dated (3). falling into (4). bracket (5) deny (6) tangible (7) pursuit (8) cherishes (9) out of place (10) abrupt (11) focus (12) donation

2. (1) consume (2) fueled (3) annual (4) plain (5) physically (6) security

(7) indicates (8) equally (9) traditional (10) follows



1). The company denied that its donations had a commercial purpose.

2). Whenever he was angry, he would begin to stammer slightly.

3). Eduction is the most cherished tradition in our family. That’s why my pare nts never took me to dinner at expensive restaurants, but sent me to the best private school.

4). Shortly after he recovered from the surger, he lost his job and thus had to go through another difficult phase of his life.

5). In contrast to our affluent neighbors, my parents are rather poor, but they have always tried hard to meet our minimal needs.

2. With more and more donations coming in, our university will be much better off financially next year. We will thus be able to focus on the most important task that we, educators, must take on: to encourage students to attain their scholarly/ academic goals, to train them to be dependable and respnsile individuals, to prepare them for the life ahead, and to guide them in their pursuit of spiritual as well as material satisfaction.

Unit 3. Text A

Language Sense Enhancement

1. (1). once in a while (2). trade for (3). the problem (4). he thinks (5) humiliated (6) class president (7)Have (8)actually (9) stop to think (10) interference

Language Focus

V ocabulary



1) typical 2) dumb 3) junior 4) glorious 5)welfare 6) came over 7) interference 8) fading 9) narrowed down 10)frank 11) schemes 12) at any rate

2. 1) consists of five generals adn for police officers.

2) will be in a location overlooking the lake

3) was humiliated by her comments anout my family background in front of so many people.

4) have any proof that it was Henr who stole the computer?

5) was exhaused after the long cycle ride.

3. 1) hysterical, was handed down by, should have known better than

2) twisted, over and over, talented son

3) patience, not to keep him in suspense, assured, repeatedly

1. adequate

2. anxious

3. certain

4. content

5. crazy

6. likely

7. fortunate

8. keen

1. be admitted

2. live

3. be postponed

4. buy

5. be banned

6. be

Comprehensive Exercises

1. (1) typical (2) welfare (3) constant (4) frank (5) talent (6) dumb (7) know better than that (8) repeatedly (9) dread (10) interference (11) bet (12) assure

2. (1) despite (2) really (3) same (4) contact (5) admitted (6) attempt (7) not (8) tend (9) different (10) manner

1. 1) Have scientists found proof of water in Mars?

2) The planning committee has narrowed down the possible locations for the nuclear power plant to two coastal towns.

3) Sma not only lst his job bt also both legs;he had to live on welfare for the rest of his life.

4) A jury consisting of 12 members voted in unison that Mar was guilty.

5) Sean felt humiliated to hear his talent being questioned.

2. George, the son of Mr. Johnson, liked listening to heavy metal music in the evenings, which made it hard for other residents in the cmmunity to fall asleep. Eventually the exhausted neighbors lost their patience and decided on direct interference. They called Mr. Johnson to tell him in a frank manner what they were thinking. Mr. Johnson assured them that he would certainly settle the issure. As soon as he put down the phone he scolded his son, “What has come over you?You should know better than to distu rb others for your own amusement.” In the end George traded his CD’s for computer games software from his classmates.

Unit 4. Text A

Language Sense Enhancement

1. (1). routine (2). for company (3). unemployment (4).externally (5) drug abuse (6) restore (7)fled(8)gym (9) set apart (10) appointments

Language Focus

V ocabulary



1) conversely 2) but then 3) symptom 4) spitting 5)abusing 6) tone 7) took in 8) editing 9) have arraged 10)in sight 11) streched 12) data

2. 1) smoking cigarettes jars on me.

2) find themselves getting sucked in.

3) has arraged for a technician from the computer store to check and repaire it..

4)fled their country to avoid military service/ fledto other countries to avoid military service.

5) restore people’s confidence in it..

3. 1) the virtual, on line, via

2) nightmare, routine, any appointment, arrange for

3) cue, remarks, his tune

1.We came here all the way on foot.

2. Private cars are not allowed on campus.

3. They are on vacation in Florida.

4. Mary has been talking to her friend on the phone for an hour.

5. Don’t worry. Lucy is always on time.

6. Industrial demand on fuel is on the rise.

1. hard


3. impossible

4. tough

5. hard

6. easy

Comprehensive Exercises

1. (1) Internet (2) click (3) virtual (4)routines (5) arrange (6) nightmare (7) annoying (8) connection (9)crawls (10) take in (11)spit (12) data (13) sucked into (14) At times (15) flee (16) on line

2. (1) companion (2) deliver (3)access (4) enables (5) customers (6)delights (7) provides (8) small (9) remote (10) information

1. 1) Reseach shows that laughter can bring a lot of health benefits.

2) A slow Internet connection speed is really annpying.

3) As the law stands. helping someone commit suicide is a crime.

4) In her report, Mary tries to interpret the data from a completely diffirent angle.

5) Sue is a girl of great talent. Her amazing memory sets her apart from her classmates.

2. Perhaps you envy me for being able to work from home on the computer. I agree that the Internet has made my job a lot easier. I can write,submit and edit articles via e-mail, chat with my colleagues on line and discuss work with my boss.With a click of the mouse, I can get all the data I need and keep upwith the latest news. But then, communicating through the Net can be frustrating at times. The system may crash. Worse still, without the emotional cues of face-to-face communication, the typed words sometimes seem difficult to interpret.

Unit 5. Text A

After listening

1.a normal life

2.the tennis championship,certificates

3.has visited

4. an internationally famous inspiratuonal speaker.

Language Sense Enhancement

1. (1).startled (2).bale of hay (3). off (4).intensity (5) shaking the tension (6) tense (7)description(8)out of nowhere (9) pictured (10) scared

Language Focus

V ocabulary


1) startled 2) mere 3) motion 4) sweating 5)stretched out 6) vain 7) On one occasion

8) anxiety 9)emotions 10)ashamed of 11) In my mind’s eye 12) recurring

2. 1) coinsides with her husband’s.

2) sends the prices soaring/results in the soaring of prices.

3)of alternate sunshine and rain.

4)have been his lifelong passions, although hs studied economics at university.

5) Tension came over her.

3. 1) media, dedicated to, grace

2)his competitors, in excitement, hug him, congratulate him on

3) emotions, numerous, intensity, passion for

1.Mike, a Green, made the suggestion that a large park be built near the community.

2. In a letter to his daughter, Mr. Smith expressed his wish that she (should) continue her education to acquire still another degree.

3. There is no reason to hold the belief that humans have no direct moral responsibility to safeguard the welfare of animals.

4. Children need to feel safe about the world they grow up in, and it is unwise to give them the idea that everything they come into contact with might be a threat.

5.Anxiety can result from the notion that life has not treated us fairly.

6. Nobody believed his claim that he was innocent.

1. I work out in the gym for one hour every morning.

2.Florence has worked as a cleaner at the factory for five years.

3. The wounded man worked his way across the field on his hands and knees.

4. The safe load for a truck of his type works out at about twenty-five tons.

5.It is difficult to understand how human minds work.

6. To my disappointent, the ma nager’s plan of promoting the new products doesn’t work at all.

7. The teacher has a lot of experience of working with children who don’t know how to learn.

8.The medicine was like magic, and it worked instantly after you took it.

Comprehensive Exercises

1. (1) In my mind’s eye (2) groan (3) competitor (4)intensity (5) anxiety (6) tense (7) sweat (8) tension (9)soaring (10) recurring (11)brought me back to earth (12) fantasy (13) sweat (14) congratulate (15) numerous (16) media

2. (1) engineer (2) forget (3)convinced (4) how (5) build (6)accident (7) thought (8) only (9) sharp (10) touched (11) instructions (12) finally

1. 1) It is the creativity and dedication of the workers and executives that turned the company into

a profitable business..

2) The prices of food and medicine have soared in the past three months.

3) We plan to repaint the upper floors of the office buildings.

4) His success show s that popularity and artistic merit sometimes coincide.

5) I don’t want to see my beloved grandmother lying in a hospital bed and groaning painfully.

2. Numerous facts bear out the arguments/statements/claim that in orer to recover speedily from negative emotionn, you should allow yourself to cry. You needn’t/don’t ha ve to be ashamed of crying.Anxiety and sorrow can flow out of the body along with tears.

Consider the case of/Take Donna. Her son unfortunately died in a car accident. The intensity of

the blow made her unable to cry. She said,”It was nt until two weeks l ater that I began to cry. And then I felt as if a big stone had been lifted from my shoulders.It was the rears that brought me back to earth and helped me surviv the crisis.”.

Unit 6. Text A

Language Sense Enhancement

1. (1) limit (2) denying (3) favor (4) others (5) relevant (6) translating (7) hard and fast conclusions (8) focus (9) incredibly flexible (10) consider the possibility

Language Focus

V ocabulary

1. 1) cultural / culture 2) indication 3) miniature 4) ironic 5) stumbled into 6) decent

7) buzzing 8) abnormal 9) mechanical 10) Shuddering 11) implied 12) leap

2. 1) convert RMB into US dollars in the foreign exchange office at the airport.

2) didn’t know the first thing about cooking as she looked puz zled as to how to cook tice with the rice cooker.

3) their faulty equipment the team had accomplished some very useful work.

4) allowing me to work flexible hours as long as I work eight hours a day.

5) couldn’t help thinking the book must be quite fasc inating.

3. 1) will not panic/ feel panic, will be at a disadvantage

2) hybrid, transmissions

3) crave, One indicaion, to distinguish

1. also

2. as well/ too

3. too

4. also

5. as well/ too

6. too

7. also

8. Also

1. I’ve had enough

2. When I was old enough to work and earn money

3. can ‘t get enough sleep at night

4. has so far collected enough of them

5. have strong enough arms

6. have just enough money to live on

Comprehensive Exercises

1. (1) stumbled into (2) not know the first thing about (3) mechanical (4) when it comes to (5) hybrid (6) gritted her teeth (7) premise (8) at a disadvantage (9) panic

(10) cultural (11)flexible (12) imply

2. (1) chair (2) force (3) secrets (4) painstaking (5) recognized (6) steered (7) essentially (8) observaions (9)women (10) tutor (11) inspired (12) unless


1) He is a man of few words, but when it comes to playing computer games, he is far too clever for his classmates.

2) Children who don’t know any better may think these animals are pretty cure and start playing with them.

3) There is no way to obtain a loan, so to buy the new equipment, I’ll just have to grit my teeth and sell my hyrid car.

4) The hunter would not have fired the shots if he had not seen a herd of elephants coming towards his campsite.

5) I find it ironic that Tom has a selective memory--- he does not seem to remember painful experiences in the past, particularly those of his own doing.

2. Nancy Hopkins is a biology professor at MIT. She craves knowledge and works hard. However, as a scientist, she could not help noticing all kinds of indications of gender inequalit on campus. Men abd women professors did the same work, but when it came to promotion the administrators were rather selective. It was ironic that after so much cultural progress, women were still at a disadvantage in institutions of higher education. When her request for more lab space was refused, she knew she had to fight. So she gritted her teeth and complained to the President. The fight ended in victory and Nancy was converted into a gender-equality advocate.

Unit 7 Text A

Language Sense Enhncement

1. (1) judge (2) resembled (3) systematic (4) descended (5) lost to us

(6) come up with (7) assume (8) established (9) drifed (10) became known as Language Focus

V ocabulary


1. 1) Strictly speaking 2) drifted 3) resembles 4) invaded 5) is conquered 6) fascinating 7) snack 8) put, into practice 9) source 10)climate 11) surrendered

12) were, aroused

2. 1) an absolute necessity rather than a luxury.

2) is a valuable addition to the football team.

3) will get out of contril, if the firemen do not arrive within ten minutes.

4) alternative but to go via Vancouver to get to Seattle.

5) declared all beef imports will be banned for the next six months as an emergency measure to

stop the spread of mad cow disease.

3. 1) systematic, have invented, to a very real extent, mysteries

2) to establish, to be modified/ modifying

3) tolerance towards, strike out, enrich

1. a) wish b) wish c) want d) want/ wish

2. a) skin b) hide/ skin c) hide d) skin

3. a) raise/ rear b) raise c) rear/ raise d) raise

4. a) royal b) kingly/ royal c) sovereign d) royal / kingly

Comprehensive Exercises

1. (1) fascinating (2) tolerance (3) invented (4) addition (5) ban (6) corrupt (7) out of control (8) influenced (9) elite (10) came up with (11) establishing (12) Massive (13) sources (14) enrich

2. (1) early (2) similar (3) source (4) observation (5) examine (6) features (7) declared (8) stronger (9) accident (10) sprung

1. 1) Many small business have sprung up in the city since the new policy went into effect.

2) On hearing the news, she smiled briefly, and then returned to her haitual frown.

3) He paused for effect, then said : ‘ We can reach/ enter these markets through new channels.’

4) The addition of a concert hall to the school woll help it nourish young musical talents.

5) We have no way to protect our personal liberties until we have established a sovereign state./

we can’t protect our p ersonal liberties unless we, first of all, establish a sovereign state.

2. Through how the English language came into existence remains a mystery to many people, linguists believe that English and most other European languages have descended from a common source : the Indo-European parent language. English was first spoken by the Anglo- Saxons who invaded England in the fifth cenury. They passed onto us the basic vocabulary of English. In over fifteen centuries of its development, English has enriched itself by massive borrowing. As British immigrants landed in America and established the United States as an independent nation, a new variety was added to the English language : American English. Though some people worry that the language is running out of control, many native speakers of English take pride in the tolerance of their language.

Unit 8 Text A

Language Sense Enhancement

1. (1) heart (2) in harmony with (3) in the midst (4) prosperous (5) orchards (6) drifted (7) blaze (8) flickered (9) barked (10) mists

Language Focus

1. 1) barking 2) evil 3) brooding, harcched 4) migrant 5) tragedies 6) counterpart

7) are complaining / complain 8) grim 9) flocks, fed on 10) vegetation 11) patches

12) Scores of

2. 1) was lined with people who came to welcome the distinguished foreign guests.

2) the boss silenced all lively conversation in the office.

3) wearing a pair of sun glasses, the famous movie star passed the crowed unnoticed.

4) looked deserted.

5) were stricken by it.

3. 1) patches, came into full bloom, were puzzled, msterious

2) throbbed with, sickened, migrant, a chorus

3) had crept into, flickered, the stark

1. age-old 古老的air force 空军daughter-in-law 儿媳妇

first-rate 一流的greenhouse 温室half brother 同母异父兄弟;同父异母兄弟ice-cream 冰激凌lifelike 逼真的light year 光年

salesperson 售货员;推销员self-centered 以自己为中心的,自私的

threefold 三倍overuse 过度使用stone-still 石头似地一动不动

worldwide 全世界范围的;在全世界范围内

2. 1) poverty- stricked people 2) heart-breaking news 3) newly-built database

4) well-fed kids 5) successful spacewalk 6) peace-loving people

7) need-based scholarship 8) color-blind people

1. lying

2. laid

3. lay

4. lain

5. lie

6. lay

7. lie

8. lay

9. lay 10. lies

Comprehensive Exercises

1. (1)spell (2) stricken (3) misfortunes (4) surroundings (5) blossom / bloom

(6) migrant (7) deserted (8) silence (9) sickened (10) hatch (11) puzzled

(12) in harmony with

2. (1) rate (2) publication (3) dangerous (4) banned (5) export (6) profit

(7) accept (8) comprehend (9) boundaries (10) ultimately

1. 1) This is a prosperous town, but there is still poverty in the midst of wealth and abundance.

2) The Brown family was stricken with one misfortune after another, but their children never


3) The museum is designed in such a way that it stands in perfect harmony with its surroundings.

4) It was a miracle that these flowers did not wither at all in the blazing sun.

5) Flocks of sheep feed on the patches of vegetation that rise above the winter snow.

2. This village was once famous for its beautiful natural surroundings. Aall the year, the trees were green and the flowers in bloom. Clear streams flowed out of the hills through a checkerboard of rice fields. Birds sang all day, and deer came and went in a leisurely manner. However, with the coming of DDT and other pesticides, an evil spell seemed to have settled over the village. Misforunes came one after another. Chicken died suddenty, cattle and sheep were stricken by mysterious maladies, and farmers complained about a sickening feeling that puzzled the village

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