It is wrong to raise our children the way we grow flowers in the greenhouse. We must expose them to all social problems because very soon they will be dealing with them as citizens.
As time goes on we are inevitably going to get more and more involved in international affairs. And conflicts are sure to occur because there always exist different views and interests among nations. 3.我们为我们的成就而骄傲，我们有理由感到骄傲。但是我们永远不能变得狂妄，不然我们就会失去我们的朋友。
We are proud of our accomplishments, and we have reason to be. But we must never become arrogant. Otherwise we will lose our friends.
Information is now easily available. An average computer can store the information of a small library.
That construction company is not qualified to handle the project. They do not have any legal document to certify that they have the necessary expertise. We must find a company that specializes in building theatres.
These think tanks do not make decisions. They are out to generate new ideas and penetrating analyses that will be extremely useful for decision makers.
7.国内生产总值不是一切。如果人民的生活质量没有真正改善的话，我们国家就不能说已经现代化了。The growth of GDP is not everything. Our country cannot be said to have been modernized unless the quality of our people’s lives is really improved.
Poor as we were in many ways at that time, we were still quite happy as children, for there was clean air, clean water, a lot of fish, crabs and eels in the rivers, lakes and ponds and a lot of flowers, trees, and birds in the fields.
Give absolute power to any individual or any particular group of people, and that person or group is sure to abuse that power because, just as Lord Acton says, ”Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Traditionally in our country, school education was always said to be more important and useful compared with all other pursuits.
You know what? All things considered, it’s not a bad idea to be a teacher. As a matter of fact, I think it is an excellent idea.
I don’t like it when you take a sarcastic tone the way you just did. You seem to be implying all the time that I am a good-for-nothing.
It is really considerate of my father to leave the final decision to me. I must say I am very lucky. Not many people have such a terrific father.
4.你说你不要钱。你可能不愿要，但你的确需要钱。我看不出来大学生在课余时间挣点钱有什么错。You said you do not want any money. You may not want money, but you do need money. I didn’t see what’s wrong with college students earning some money during their spare time.
Somehow this tune sounds very familiar, but I just can’t recall what it is. In any case, it is a Russian folk song.
Besides the usual weekend housework, I also have a whole pile of homework to do tomorrow. It’s really terrible.
To demonstrate our unhappiness over the recent dispute, we put off our Foreign Minister’s visit indefinitely.
It’s getting dark. The next town is still two hours’ drive way. We might as well camp in the forest, pitch a tent, build a fire, and have a good sleep before we continue our journey tomorrow.
I am really shocked to hear people say they do not consider cheating at exams shameful. Isn’t it the most shameful thing that we have been incapable of feeling ashamed?
The fact that he was able to avoid the seemingly inevitable crash made him a national hero.
Of the four students who risked their lives to try to drag the drowning children to shore, two never returned.
The Japanese are known for their long life span. They believe they owe this to the composition of their diet, which contains a lot of fish products.
I know Harris. I couldn’t imagine a man like him making such stupid remarks.
After testing her loyalty many times, he was now going to give her the most dangerous task.
I hear that Lincoln delivered an extremely powerful speech on that occasion. Whatever did he actually say?
That this time they must be ready to challenge death was clear to everybody. But no one regretted this move.
As accidents go, there was nothing out of the ordinary: a crazy young man drives a car on a university campus and kills a young woman student. What is unusual is the fact that the man dares to challenge the people who want to take him to court, because his father is a local police officer.
Every time we decide on a financial policy, we have to make a clear distinction between short-term interests and long-term interests.
Although it was early October, people could already be seen driving across the frozen river.
1.政府要拿定主意在什么时间、用什么方法放缓经济发展速度，以免它因为速度过快而失去控制。The government will have to decide when and how to put brakes on the economy before it speeds out of control.
Why waste money building an airport in the middle of nowhere? We must not ignore the fact that what people here need most is clean water and clean air.
They thought they might take a different route on their return trip so as to explore the great canyon in Tibet.
She traveled around the world and came back home quite a changed person, greatly revitalized and reeducated.
5.我们的各种社会问题都没有对症的速效药。我们应该探索一下各种可能性，走一步看一步。There is no easy quick fix for our social problems. We should explore all possibilities and move one step at a time.
All old traditions die a slow and lingering death. Customs and habits that have taken so long to form can’t be expected to disappear overnight.
Madam Chang was considered a pioneer who advocated combining classic Chinese music with Western music.
I was so stunned when I heard the news, that for quite some time I didn’t know what to say.
The soldiers are learning how to survive in the wilderness.
I’ll go there with you if you insist. But really I won’t be much help to you.
——I suspect that he has not told us the whole truth.
——Why do you doubt it?
Nobody would have suspected him. A suspect wouldn’t usually look so amiable. But finally the police identified him to be the true murderer through a DNA test.
Huangdi is regarded as the very first farmer in Chinese history while his wife was the first weaver.
Please give my best regards to my friends there. I really miss them all.
Whenever possible young people prefer to earn their own living than live off their parents.
The North demanded the military exercise be called off, but the South refused. Instead they demanded an open apology from the North for the gun fire.
This place has earned itself quite a reputation for developing a green economy.
Being young, they are often inclined to look at things from the bright side.
Scientists have identified the frozen body as a young hunter who lived about six thousand years ago.
Although she is a second-generation Chinese American, she still values her Chinese cultural identity.
Mr. Lin has always concerned himself with the desertification problem. I fully agree with him that this is a serious concern as regards our environmental protection.
Our government spokesman expressed his deep concern for the two Chinese engineers who were recently taken hostage by the pirates.
It is hard to visualize how we can protect the dam from enemy attack.
4.宗教自由意味着人们不仅可以追求不同的信仰，而且还意味着他们有权不信仰任何宗教。Freedom of religion means not only that people can pursue different faiths. It also means that they have the right not to have any religion.
We teachers usually meet once every week to compare notes about our teaching.
The situation of this area is very delicate. No country should be allowed to do anything to threaten the precarious balance.
To be adequate as a translator, we must have a good command of both the foreign language and