Mrs. Smith complained to me that she often found it simply impossible to communicate with her 16-year-old daughter.
2) 我坚信，阅读简写的 (simplified) 英文小说是扩大我们词汇量的一种轻松愉快的方法。
I firmly believe that reading simplified English novels is an easy and enjoyable way of enlarging our vocabulary.
I don’t think we’re doing enough to protect our environment from pollution.
In addition to / Apart from writing compositions on a weekly basis, our English teacher assigned us eight books to read during the summer vacation.
We’ve learned from reliable sources that a native English speaker is going to teach us spoken English next term/semester.
Seeing English movies on a regular basis will not only improve your ear, but will also help you build your speaking skills.
If you have any questions about these learning strategies, please feel free to ask me. And I’ll explain them in greater detail.
The Canadian girl is good at seizing every opportunity to speak Chinese. That’s why she has gained a good command of spoken Chinese in less than three years.
That famous actor seemed content to play a minor part in the play.
2) 国庆节要到了，咱们把寝室彻底(thorough) 打扫一下吧。
National Day is round the corner. Let's give our bedroom a thorough clean.
She agreed, very reluctantly, to be operated on by a young doctor.
They've arranged for us to visit the Great Wall tomorrow. I'm sure we'll have a good time there (we'll enjoy ourselves there).
After reading the letter the old man was so disappointed that he tore it into little bits with trembling fingers.
The old couple were proud of their grandson, who won / got two gold med
als and a bronze at the 28th Olympic Games.
Even if his grandmother could not come to his birthday party, she would send him a lovely present. Tom was sure of that.
8) 昨天是玛丽的二十岁生日。她父亲寄给她一双靴子，她母亲为她买了一盒巧克力 (chocolates)，而她的男朋友则带给她一束红玫瑰。
It was Mary's twentieth birthday yesterday. Her father sent her a pair of boots. Her mother bought her a box of chocolates. And her boyfriend brought her a bunch of red roses
To take this job would involve working on weekends frequently, but John didn't mind.
It is well known that lung cancer is caused at least in part by smoking too much.
My grandparents said that the man who invented television had once lived in their neighborhood.
I propose that we go to find Prof. Smith in his office right after the meeting and invite him to our
Having been operated on twice for the disease, she was so weakened that she could barely stand
Educators think that the generation growing up with television spend so much of their time in
front of the TV that they do not have enough time to study.
7) 我真希望你能拿出一个比这更好的解决办法 (solution) 来。
I do hope that you can come up with a better solution than this one.
8) 乍一看，这幅画并不好，但经过仔细观察，我们才发现它的确是一幅杰作 (masterpiece)。
At first glance the picture didn't look very good, but after examining it carefully, we found that it was indeed a masterpiece.
Sam could not afford (to buy) the camera he longed for because it was too expensive.
He was busy writing the story all the morning, only breaking off occasionally to have some / a cup of tea.
He is the son of a wealthy family, but he seems to have come down in the world.
He often took advantage of her lack of business sense to cheat her.
Prof. Wang, would you do us a favor by coming to our English evenin
g this Saturday?
He does not seem to be an old man in his eighties, considering his appearance.
Undoubtedly they do not have the intention of making an engineer of him, and I suspect they never will.
I suspected there was no quality control whatsoever in the factory. After making observations for a week I found this was indeed the case.
I am lucky to have acquired a wide range of skills when I was young.
These drawings, which are worth something like 50 million dollars, must not be exposed to direct sunlight.
I knew my son got talent when he composed his first poem.
As the flu was spreading in the community, she wrapped herself in warm winter clothing to avoid catching the disease.
The defendant denied that he had ever made any payment to the government official to get a contract.
I was startled to see he slapped his wife in the face when she revealed a family secret.
He astonished everyone present by saying that he possessed a secret paper about the war. He then snapped open his briefcase and began to read it.
As he gradually acquired confidence, his tone became natural and his words came out spontaneously.
Gases such as carbon monoxide, emitted by factories and automobiles, have seriously polluted the atmosphere.
The industrial engineer's letter indicates that he doubts the feasibility of the plan.
Many parents in the United States set aside a fund for their children's education before they are born.
I have made sure that her conclusion is based on facts.
The medical team, composed of three doctors and two nurses, set off for the mountainous area a few days ago.
The village is named after the high mountain
that stands in front of it.
He was ill for about a month, which has really set him back in his studies.
The war that broke out between the North and the South in 1861 is known in history as the American Civil War.