As it was a formal dinner party, I wore formal dress, as Mother told me to. 2.他的女友劝他趁抽烟的坏习惯还未根深蒂固之前把它改掉。
His girlfriend advised him to get out of/get rid of his bad habit of smoking before it took hold.
Anticipating that the demand for electricity will be high during the next few months, they have decided to increase its production.
It is said that Bill has been fired for continually violating the company’s safety rules.
Bill is said t o have been fired for continually violating the company’s safety rules.
It is reported that the government has taken proper measures to avoid the possibility of a severe water shortage.
The local government is reported to have taken proper measures to avoid the possibility of a severe water shortage.
1) 半个小时过去了，但末班车还没来。我们只好走回家。Half an hour had gone by, but the last bus hadn’t come yet. We had to walk home.
Mary seems to be very worried about the Chin ese exam because she hasn’t learned the texts by heart.
3) 既然篮球赛已被推迟，我们不妨去参观博物馆。Since the basketball match has been postponed, we might as well visit the museum.
He stayed in Australia with his parents all the way through WWⅡ
Since I graduated from Nanjing University in 1985, I have kind of lost touch with my classmates.
A s is predicted by scientists, global pollution has become one of the most serious problems humans are faced with.
Competition for these jobs is very tough –we have five times as many applicants this year as we did last year.
There are five times as many applicants this year as there were last year.
As the facts show, educational programs need to fit into the national plan for economical development.
The car burns too much gas, and moreover, the price is almost twice as much as
I intend to pay.
To understand a great international event, we, first of all, need to consider the historical and political background to it.
It is reported that UN mediators have worked out a plan which they hope will be acceptable to both sides.
2)多丽丝小心翼翼的在森林里行走，害怕遭到大蛇的攻击。Doris walked in the forest
cautiously, afraid of being attacked by giant snakes.
Earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disaters cannot be prevented, but action can be taken to protect life and property.
I bought a new issue of my favorite sports magazine and hurried home, anxious to amuse myself reading it.
Helen lacks confidence. I’ve never known anyone so u nsure of herself.
1) 我不太清楚哪儿你能找到个好木工——你最好四处打听打听。I’m not sure where you can find a good carpenter---you’d better ask around.
Feeling a little embarrassed, he quickly cleared his throat and looked up at the painting on the wall.
Michael was survived by three sons, two daughters, and his wife Elizabeth.
4) 作为金融专家，威廉建议我们投资股票市场。As a financial expert, William advised us to invest our money in the stock market.
We small retai lers can’t compete with supermarkets in pricing and sales.
Before I went off to university, my grandfather gave me a few words of wisdom which impressed me deeply.
2.千万别把我的伤势告诉我父母，我会很感激你的。Never tell my parents about my
inj uries and I’ll be very grateful to you (for it).
At the meeting some of our colleagues put forward sensible suggestions about improving our working environment.
The management has/have agreed to grant the workers a 10% pay rise in response to union pressure.
It was very thoughtful of the hostess to give the house a thorough cleaning before we arrived.
A local business undertook the project but went bankrupt before it was completed.
Let’s make a deal—you wash my car, and I’ll let you use it tonight.
3) 我们到达那个我们本以为已毁于那次大地震的村庄时，却发现它只受到轻微损失。We got to the village which we thought must have been wiped out in the severe earthquake, only to find it slightly damaged.
4) 我的花园即干燥又背阴。在那样的环境里，很少有植物能茁壮成长。My garden is dry and shady—few plants thrive in that condition.
Mystery still surrounds the exact truth behind the film star’s death/exact circumstance of the film star’s death.
1)没有个人档案，求职者很难指望受雇当老师。Without his personal file, an applicant can hardly expect to get/ be employed as a teacher.
With enough ice, we would be able to chill the drinks.
3)依我愚见，阅读是打发闲暇的最悦人方式。In my humble opinion, reading us the most
pleasant way to spend one’s leisure.
Some people said it was simply a miracle that the American athlete Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
The washing machine has broken down, so we have to wash our clothes by hand.