The spokesman made it clear that the President would not cancel the trip under any circumstances.
Jack didn't know anything about any of the books on the bookshelf, so his choice was quite arbitrary.
3) 随后发生的那些事件再次证明了我的猜疑（suspicions）是对的。(confirm) The subsequent events confirmed my suspicions once again.
I think we should encourage high school students to find temporary jobs / employment during their summer holidays.
5) 令我们吃惊的是，这位常被赞为十分正直的州长（governor）竟然是个贪官（corrupt official）。
To our surprise, the governor who had often been praised for his honesty turned out to be a corrupt official.
6) 少数工人得到提升（be promoted），与此同时却有数百名工人被解雇。
A few workers were promoted, but meanwhile hundreds of workers were dismissed.
Given the chance, John might have become an outstanding painter.
Several hours later, the boy was found wandering around in the woods.
It is important to have easy and quick access to information, but it is even more important to learn to look at / view information in new ways.
A major medical breakthrough may illustrate the point.
Scientists had intended to find a cure for smallpox, but they got nowhere.
Edward Jenner, a British physician, abandoned the quest for a cure and conquered the disease by finding a way to prevent it.
Obviously, it was creative thinking that led to his fruitful work.
In short, it definitely pays to keep this in mind: there is more than one way to look at / view volumes of data you download.
Many American students apply forgovernment loans to pay for their education / tuition.
2) 除阅读材料外，使用电影和多媒体（multimedia）会激发学生学习的兴趣。Besides reading materials, the use of films and multimedia can stimulate students' interest in a subject.
3) 这位律师试图说服陪审团（jury）他的当事人（client）是无辜的。(convince sb. of)
The attorney / lawyer tried to convince the jury of his client's innocence.
Asking questions often generates the spark of creativity.
I have sent off my résumé to several corporations, but haven't yet received a reply.
Her conclusion is built / based on a careful analysis of current international affairs.
We came to the meeting full of expectations, yet we left very disappointed. 8) 暂时他只得接受了一份给一家化妆品公司发促销传单的活儿。
At the moment he has to take the job of distributing leaflets to promote products for a cosmetic company.
Could you imagine a woman with a severe physical handicap running a website on her own and covering the Los Angles Dodgers as extensively as a professional sportswriter?
I would never believe it if I had not seen her with my own eyes, curled up in a wheelchair, typing her comments by hitting the key with a pointer fastened to
I had driven a long way in hopes of uncovering an elaborate hoax, but watching her strain in the gloom of her shanty to add to her story, I knew I had found a true winner.
Her enthusiasm for the game and her trust in the athletes brought me back to a positive attitude.
As far as ability is concerned, I am sure he will qualify for the job.
2) 认为约翰会因为他的失礼(being impolite)而向他们正式道歉，那就错了。
It is wrong to assume that John will formally apologize to them for being impolite.
3) 这一丑闻(scandal)对正在力争赢得大选的工党(the Labour Party)来说，无疑是一件尴尬的事。
This scandal will undoubtedly be an embarrassment to the Labour Party, which is trying hard to win the election.
4) 我正在努力地写学期论文(term paper)，可是我的小妹妹却不断冲进我的房间打扰我。(at work on ...)
I was hard at work on a term paper, but my baby sister kept interrupting me by bursting into my room.
I asked her several times, but she refused to respond to my question.
In the West, people often send away for mail-order goods, which can save a lot of time.
7) 抱歉, 时间不多了，我建议我们跳到最后一章。
Sorry time is running out; I suggest we skip to the last chapter.
8) 既然你决心尽快完成硕士课程(master's program), 那就别让你的社交生活(social life)妨碍你的学习。
Since you have set your mind to finishing your master's program as soon as possible, don't let your social life stand in the way of your studies.
1) 装了(fitted with) 假肢(artificial leg)，他起初走路走不稳，但经过锻炼他的步子(step) 稳了。
Fitted with the artificial leg, he walked unsteadily / shakily at first, but with practice his steps became steady.
The doctor said I had caught a severe cold and she prescribed me four different medicines. Three of them are pills to be taken after meals and the other is liquid to be drunk before going to bed.
My sister felt miserable for weeks after she had her pet dog stolen.
4) 汽车早已开走看不见了，珍妮(Jenny) 还站在大门口凝视着路的尽头。Jenny was still standing at the gate gazing at the end of the road long after the car was out of sight.
As far as I know, they have been emotionally detached from each other for
In general, prices may be brought down by increasing supply or decreasing demand
今年三月初的一个美好夜晚，我和我的家人到上海大剧院（Shanghai Grand Theater）看著名的音乐剧（musical）《剧院魅影》（#The Phantom of the Opera#）。One beautiful evening in early March this year my family and I went to see the famous musical 'The Phantom of the Opera' at the Shanghai Grand Theater.
爱情是该剧的主题, 然而它说的却是一场三角恋爱的故事（a love triangle）。Love is its theme; yet love in a love triangle.
A young soprano named Christine attracts the attention of the phantom who, always wearing a mask, haunts the Paris Opera House, and he falls in love with her.
However, Christine's former childhood friend, now a handsome, wealthy young man, loves her, too.
The plot unfolds around the three of them.
他们的演唱和演技都非常好，他们演出时充满情感，同时，合唱部分也很和谐。The singing and acting were superb; all performed with passion while the chorus parts were done perfectly in tune.
From beginning to end the performance was like a delicious banquet spread out / delicious food put in front of us. It was sheer joy, ending amid the thunderous applause of the audience.
This musical was first staged in 1986 and its creative team made a name for itself almost overnight.
迄今该剧已在全球22个国家对一亿多人演出过。这确实是一次巨大的胜利。It has so far played to over 100 million people in 22 countries around the world, a tremendous triumph indeed.