Lesson One Half a Day
Noun suffixes: -tion, -ment, -ing, -ness, -or/er
Adjective suffixes: -ful, -less, -ed
Adverb suffixes: -ly
1 adverbs: simply, hurriedly, terribly, possibly, miserably, politely, fortunately, practically, favorably, roughly, seriously
2 adjectives: complete, accurate, particular, total, absolute, easy, angry, miserable, exact, final
3 nouns: power/powerfulness, success/successfulness, care/carefulness, tear/tearfulness, meaning/mingfulness, home/homelessness, price/pricelessness
4 verbs: express, impress, attend, celebrate, attract, spell, produce, pollute, prevent, oppose, organize, inform, appoint, require, judge
2 differently, different
4 serious, serious, seriously
5 seriousness, seriously polluted
6 Fortunately/ Luckily, pollution, seriouly pollute
8 attentively, attentive
9 an event/ a plan/ the news/ the death/ the marriage
10 a country/a place/ privacy
11 a river/ a street/ a bridge/ a desert/ the sea
12 an end/ a decision/ a place
13 workers/ waiters/ servants/ people
1 on their own
2 show off
3 burst into
4 given rise to
5 brought about
6 to resort to
7 clinging to
8 gave rise to
9 took advantage of
10 in vain, make, out of
1 They took advantage of our helpless situation and took over our company
2 Although there are still difficulties ahead of us, I am sure that we Chinese people will have the wisdom to bring about the peaceful unification of your country on our own
3 It’s wrong to put emphasis on noting but GDP. It will give rise to many serious problems.
4 He loves to show off his wealth, but that is all in vain. People still avoid him as though he were poison.
5 He soon fell in love with the village and was determined to make it a beautiful garden together with other villagers.
6 We must spend more money fighting against global warming. In addtion, we must resort to tough laws. It is not just a matter of money.
7 When the police arrived at the school, the students and teachers were still in a daze.
8 This corrupt official was still clinging to his power. He refused to step aside.
9 When the man finally came into view, I found it was my father. I didn’t know how he managed to find this place in the blinding snow. At that moment, I burst into tears.
10 She glanced at him from time to time. It was the first time in her life that she had found herself looking at a young man like that.
5 fill in the blanks with the correct prep. or ad.
7 up for
1 the door lock, very angry
2 the city gate wide open, playing the guqin, very strange
3 quite obvious/clear, his successor
4 worried/anxious, talking to yourself
5 so heavily polluted, pay the price
6 the ground shaking/trembling/quaking, rolling down
7 laugh, laugh himself
8 put these things in order, do it
9 lying in the grass, covered with blood
10 interested in gardening or painting, keep him busy
11 hear her say, put off/postponed
1 High/tall, huge
2 vast, high
3 tall, big/large
4 every, affairs
5 matter, countries/nations, big/huge
6 affair, nation, matter
8 a few, big/huge/great, high
9 everything, something
10 anybody, any, nothing, nothing
11 little, few, a little, a few
2 Fill in the blanks with correct forms.
(3)Was born; had left
(4)Had gone; told
(5)Had worked; were admitted;
(6)loved; hadalways been
7 was, had been
8 became, had read
9 returned, came
10 met, had once treated, said, was, had done, gorgave, asked 3
2 turn a boy into a man/ make a man out of a boy
3 tried to persuade
4 had taken place
5 searched his room for
7 take advantage of
9 made/have made
10 had imagined college was a paradise