1)It takes an enormous amount 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 is a masterpiece, do you think it’s worthwhile to buy/purchase it
5)If the data is statistically valid, it will throw light on the problem we are investigating.
1)The company denied that its donations had a commercial purpose.
2)Whenever he was angry, he would begin to stammer slightly.
3)Education is the most cherished tradition in our family. That's why my parents never took me to dinner at expensive restaurants, but sent me to the best private school.
4)Shortly after he recovered from the surgery, 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. Unit3
1)Research shows that laughter can bring a lot of health benefits.
2)A slow Internet connection speed is really annoying.
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 different angle.
5)Sue is a girl of great talent. Her amazing memory sets her apart from her classmates.
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 building.
4)His success shows 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.
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 cute 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 hybrid 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.
1)Many small businesses 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 habitual 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 will 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 personal liberties unless we, first of all, establish a sovereign state. Unit 8
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 complained.
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.