We have a problem with the computer system, but I think it’s fairly minor.
My father died when I was too young to live on my own. The people
of my hometown took over my upbringing at that point.
The toys have to meet strict safety requirements before they can be sold to children.
Radio and television have supplemented rather than replaced the newspaper as carriers of news and opinion.
When it comes to this magazine, it is/ carries a digest of articles from many newspapers and magazines around the world.
Though greatly affected by the consequences of the global financial crisis, we are still confident that we can face up to the challenge and overcome the crisis.
Under threat of constant sand storms, we were compelled to leave our cherished village and move to the new settlement.
According to a recent online survey, a lot of consumers say they may be motivated to consider buying products shown in TV commercials.
Having spotted a truck driver dumping contaminated waste alongside the river, the old man reported to the police at once.
Some scientists hold to the firm conviction that people will come to like genetically modified crops someday since they can increase yields and help combat hunger and disease in the developing world.
The Internet is changing the way people live, whether they are in urban or rural areas.
Medium-sized and small companies are more vulnerable to the threat of the global economic crisis than large ones.
With regard to our term paper, the professor asked us to analyze the unemployment chart first, and then provide critical reflections on the nations economic development.
It never occurred to him that their team would win the basketball match
by a large margin.
Looking back on my twenty years' teaching in high school, I attribute my success to patience, talent, and the constant pursuit of knowledge.
The volunteers sent by the Red Cross disinfected, with great caution, the drinking water in the village so as to avoid an outbreak of plague.
Einstein spent many years trying to unify the theories of electromagnetism and gravity but failed.
Professor Wang received the Presidential Award for his excellence in stimulating students' creative imagination.
As there were some major design flaws, the board of directors didn't approve of the economic stimulus package.
Having realized that nobody could help him, Jordan finally came to the conclusion that he had to face reality and take up the challenge by himself.
Grandma took it for granted that food prices would soar, so she bought a lot of rice.
I can quote you several instances of her dedication to science. 3.20世纪80年代中国一些经济特区开始迅速发展起来。
The 1980s saw the start of the swift development of some special economic zones in China.
Tension between the two countries stemmed in part from the latest spy affair.
Peter has worked in a law firm for many years. You can consider having him as your lawyer to act on your behalf when you need legal help.
The red house stands out against the old trees that reach high up to the sky.
The salary in my new job is great, but for the rest, I’m not satisfied.
The waters of the two streams mingle near our village.
We should not mock at other people’s religious beliefs.
The curtains of the room are not quite in tune with the style of the furniture.
I grew terribly scared when I heard sound of footsteps echoing round the hallway at midnight yesterday.
The name-brand sports shoes are guaranteed for 12 months.
Snowstorms threw communications and transportation into disorder.
I’ve been suffering a lot of stress from work altely. I feel like taking a vacation at the seaside.
Living in an apartment is all right, but it has its limitations---for example, you don’t have your own garden.
Medical experts debated whether the cloning of human beings should be permitted and what its potential effects on society might be.
Eighty-five per cent of the people in the local area are in full-time employment; only3% describe themselves as unemployed.
The departments concerned in China will speed up legislation to protect rights of migrant workers.
In recent years, some psychologists have tried to explain intelligence from a biological standpoint.
The global financial crisis has had a huge impact on that country’s export industry. In no more than six months, many factories have closed down by necessity.
Answer: Young people sometimes complain of being unable to communicate with their parents.
2. 能在中国云南的一个苗家村落住下来一直是玛丽长久以来的梦想，现在她终于梦想成真了。(to take up residence)
Answer: It has been Mary’s long cherished dream to take up residence in a Miao village in Yunnan, China. Now her dream has finally come true.
Answer: Domestic animals are used to depending on humans, so it is difficult for them to survive in the wild.
Answer: He was suddenly overtaken by a fear that he would be laid off by the company because of depression.
Answer: I figure that there is a traffic jam on the route of the bus, for I’ve waited for 30 minutes without seeing one passing by.
Answer: Reporters pressed the spokesman for an explanation of the military attack.
Answer: His election speech failed to convince the voters that he was the right person for the Senate seat.
Answer: While I admit that there are problems, I don’t agree that they cannot be solved.
Answer: His first debate on TV made a deep impression on his audience.
5. 一切事物都是互相联系又互相作用的。(interact with)
Answer: All things are interrelated and interact with each other.
1.思想是通过语言来表达的。(by means of)
Answer: Thoughts are expressed by means of language.
2. 我今年买的新书多得难以数清。(keep count of)
Answer: I have bought so many new books this year that it’s really difficult for me to keep count of them.
3. 这位老太太确信，今天她儿子会回家来为她庆祝生日。(feel assured)
Answer: The old lady feels assured that her son will come back home today to celebrate her birthday.
Answer: His mother insisted that his pocket money should not exceed 100 yuan per month.
Answer: We bought a car last month, which was registered under my name. Unit 4
1.这支乐队20世纪80年代凭借那张专集一举成名。(shoot to fame) Answer: The band shot to fame in the 1980s with that single album.
2. 冒一下险吧，你可能还是会输，但赢的机会却增加了。(take a risk)
Answer: Take a risk, and you may lose again, but you would have improved your chances to win.
3. 科学家正极力研究治愈艾滋病(AIDS) 的良方。(push ... to the limits)
Answer: Scientists are pushing themselves to the limits in their research for finding a cure for AIDS.
Answer: Now we see the point of the Internet: we can get information from all over the world just by clicking the mouse.
5. 一些人认为政府迟早会将克隆人类的研究纳入规范。(regulate; sooner or later)
Answer: Some people believe the government will regulate the research of human cloning sooner or later.
1. 知道原理是一回事，但要付诸实践又是另外一回事。(it’s one thing ... it’s
Answer:It’s one thing to understand the principle, it’s another thing to put it into practice.
2. 据报道，慢跑(jogging) 可将患心脏病的可能性减少三分之二。(less likely)
Answer:It is reported that jogging makes you three times less likely to suffer from a heart attack.
3. 根据最新调查，半数英国人不清楚欧元与英镑的比值。(have no idea / in
Answer:Almost half of the British people have no idea what the euro is worth in relation to the pound, according to the latest survey.
have done Answer:The area should have been made into a park for everyone to enjoy but now some apartment buildings stand there.
5. 不知道所有这些相关信息能否凑成一幅关于他的清晰图画。(add up to)
Answer:I’m wondering whether all the related information could add up to a clear picture of him.
1.他悲叹一声，对我们说他年轻时也曾风光一时。(breathe a sigh of; have seen a
better day) Answer:He breathed a sigh of sorrow and told us that he had seen a better day when he was young.
2.他有极强的责任感，这就是为什么他被选中掌管这个项目。(take control of)
Answer:He has a strong sense of responsibility, and that’s why he is chosen to take control of the project.
it ... or ...) Answer:Wherever you go, be it for business or pleasure, it is always a good idea to find out as much as you can about the place.
4.我们得小心一点，同样的情景可能就要出现。(be about; repeat)
Answer:Let’s be careful. The situation may be about to repeat itself.
matter) Answer:In fact, the air quality of a house has a great deal to do with children’s health, and adults’ health for that matter.
1.许多人认为这种药有助于睡眠，而我只能暗自感叹：“要是他们知情就好了。”(al l I
can think; if ... only) Answer:A lot of people believe that these pills help them sleep. All I can think is, “if they only knew.”
2. 他一直在琢磨这个问题，直到把它完全解决为止。(chip away at)
Answer:He kept chipping away at the problem until he had completely solved it.
3. 这位乡下孩子接触到了城里种种陌生的事物。他感到十分惊讶，仿佛自己进入了未来世界一般。(be exposed to; as if)
Answer:The country boy was exposed to many strange things in the city. He felt greatly shocked as if he had entered a future world.
from ... to ...; pursue)
Answer:Within only one year of graduating from college, he went from a student who pursued his dream to a person who didn’t care about a thing.
5. 我已经获准进入那个地区进行采访，这可不是人人都能得到的机会。(be given
I have been given permission to do the interview in that area, and that’s not something that everyone gets.