It takes an enormous amount of courage to make a departure from the tradition.
Tom used to be very shy, but this time he was bold enough to give a performance in front of a large audience.
Many educators think it desirable to foster the creative spirit in the child at an early age.
Assuming (that) this painting really is a masterpiece, do you think it’s worthwhile to buy/purchase it?
5.如果这些数据统计上是站得住脚的，那它将帮助我们认识正在调查的问题。If the data is statistically valid, it will throw light on the problem we are investigating.
To improve our English, it is critical to do more reading, writing, listening and speaking. Besides, learning by heart as many well-written essays as possible is also very important. Without an enormous store of good English writing in your head you cannot express yourself freely in English. It is also helpful to summarize our experience as we go along, for in so doing, we can figure out which way of learning is more effective and will produce the most desirable result. As long as we keep working hard on it, we will in due course accomplish the task of mastering English
The company denied that its donations had a commercial purpose.
Whenever he was angry, he would begin to stammer slightly.
Education is the most cherished tradition in our family. That’s why my parents never took me to dinner at expensive restaurants, but sent me to the best private school.
Shortly after he recovered from the surgery, he lost his job and thus had to go through another difficult phase of his life.
In contrast to our affluent neighbors, my parents are rather poor, but they have always tried hard to meet our minimal needs.
With more and more donations coming in, our university will be much better off financially next year. We will thus be able to focus on the most important task that we, educators, must take on: to encourage students to attain their scholarly/academic goals, to train them to be dependable and responsible individuals, to prepare them for the life ahead, and to guide them in their pursuit of spiritual as well as material satisfaction.
Have scientists found proof of water on Mars?
The planning committee has narrowed down the possible locations for the nuclear power plant to two coastal towns.
3.山姆不仅失去了工作，而且还失去了双腿，他只好靠社会救济度过余生。Sam not only lost his job but also both legs; he had to live on welfare for the rest of his life.
A jury consisting of 12 members voted in unison that Mary was guilty.
Sean felt humiliated to hear his talent being questioned.
George, the son of Mr. Johnson, liked listening to heavy metal music in the
evenings, which made it hard for other residents in the community to fall asleep. Eventually the exhausted neighbors lost their patience and decided on direct interference. They called Mr. Johnson to tell him in a frank manner what they were thinking. Mr. Johnson assured them that he would certainly settle the issue. As soon as he put down the phone he scolded his son, “What has come over you? You should know better than to disturb others for your own amusement.” In the end George traded his CD’s for computer games software from his classmates.
Research shows that laughter can bring a lot of health benefits.
A slow Internet connecting speed is really annoying.
As the law stands, helping someone commit suicide is a crime.
In her report, Mary tries to interpret the data from a completely different angle.
Sue is a girl of great talent. Her amazing memory sets her apart from her classmates.
Perhaps you envy me for being able to work from home on the computer. I agree that the Internet has made my job a lot easier. I can write，submit and edit articles via email, chat with my colleagues on line and discuss work with my boss. With a click of the mouse, I can get all the data I need and keep up with the latest news. But then, communicating through the Net can be frustrating at times. The system may crash. Worse still, without the emotional cues of
face-to-face communication, the typed words sometimes seem difficult to interpret.
It is the creativity and dedication of the workers and executives that turned the company into a profitable business.
The prices of food and medicine have soared in the past three months.
We plan to repaint the upper floors of the office building.
His success shows that popularity and artistic merit sometimes coincide.
I don’t want to see my beloved grandmother lying in a hospital bed and groaning painfully.
Numerous facts bear out the argument/statement/claim that in order to recover speedily from negative emotion, you should allow yourself to cry. You needn’t/don’t have to be ashamed of crying. Anxiety and sorrow can flow out of the body along with tears.
Consider the case of/Take Donna, Her son unfortunately died in a car accident. The intensity of the blow made her unable to cry. She said, “It was not until two weeks later that I began to cry. And then I felt as if a big stone had been lifted from my shoulders. It was the tears that brought me back to earth and helped me su rvive the crisis.”
He is a man of few words, but when it comes to playing a computer games, he is far too clever for his classmates.
Children who don’t know any better may think these anima ls are pretty cute and start playing with them.
There is no way to obtain a loan, so to buy the new equipment, I will just have to grit my teeth and sell my hybrid car.
The hunter would no t have fired the shots if he hadn’t seen a herd of elephants coming towards his campsite.
I find it ironic that Tom has a selective memory --- he does not seem to remember painful experiences in the past, particularly those of his own doing. Nancy Hopkins is a biology professor at MIT. She craves knowledge and works hard. However, as a scientist, she could not help noticing all kinds of indications of gender inequality on campus. Men and women professors did the same work, but when it came to promotion the administrators were rather selective. It was ironic that after so much cultural progress, women were still at a disadvantage in institutions of higher education. When her request for more lab space was refused, she knew she had to fight. So she gritted her teeth and complained to the President. The fight ended in victory and Nancy was converted into a gender-equality advocate.
Many small businesses have sprung up in the city since the new policy went into effect.
On hearing the news, she smiled briefly, and then returned to her habitual frown.
He paused for effect, then said:“We can reach/enter these marke ts through new channels.”
The addition of a concert hall to the school will help it nourish young musical talents.
We have no way to protect our personal liberties until we have established a sovereig n state,/We can’t protect our personal liberties unless we, first of all, establish a sovereign state.
Though how the English language came into existence remains a mystery to many people，linguists believe that English and most other European languages have descended from a common source: the Indo-European parent language. English was first spoken by the Anglo-Saxons who invaded England in the fifth century. They passed onto us the basic vocabulary of English. In over fifteen centuries of its development, English has enriched itself by massive
borrowing. As British immigrants landed in America and established the United States as an independent nation, a new variety was added to the English language : American English. Though some people worry that the language is running out of control, many native speakers of English take pride in the tolerance of their language
This is a prosperous town, but there is still poverty in the midst of wealth and abundance.
The Brown family was stricken with one misfortune after another, but their children never complained.
The museum is designed in such a way that it stands in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
It was a miracle that these flowers did not wither at all in the blazing sun. 5.一群群的羊在从冬天的积雪中冒出来的一片片植被上面吃着草。
Flocks of sheep feed on the patches of vegetation that rise above the winter snow.
This village was once famous for its beautiful natural surroundings. All the year round, the trees were green and the flowers in bloom. Clear streams flowed out of the hills through a checkerboard of rice fields. Birds sang all day, and deer came and went in a leisurely manner. However, with the coming of DDT and other pesticides, an evil spell seemed to have settled over the village. Misfortunes came one after another. Chicken died suddenly, cattle and sheep were stricken by mysterious maladies, and farmers complained about a sickening feeling that puzzled the village doctor. The village square, once throbbing with life, was now deserted. ——————————————————————————————————