We were informed that the Minister of Finance was to give us an audience /receive us the next day.
I thought it odd that he didn't seem to remember his own birthday.
Next Tuesday is the deadline for handing in the term papers, but most students have hardly made a dent in the work so far.
It pained the headmaster to find the number of students shrinking.
Cash is commonly used in paying bills in that country, but checks are becoming more popular and will, in a short while, replace cash as
a way for people to settle their accounts.
The company claims that it is not responsible for the pollution in the river.
Bill is a mature young man who is no longer dependent on his parents for decisions.
There are abundant supplies of meat in this region, but fresh fruit and vegetables are scarce.
Drawing on the wisdom of the workers, the engineers invented a new production method that led to increased productivity.
He spent a lot of time preparing for his math exam. Hence he was somewhat disappointed to learn that he got only a B.
We have ample time for a leisurely lunch.
The local government had to draw on its grain reserves and take other emergency measures so as to pull through the food crisis.
In the preface to one of his plays, Bernard Shaw advances the idea that people are more superstitious today than they were in the Middle Ages.
After her husband died, she had to bear the severe financial burden of raising five children by herself.
One of the best ways to prove or refute a point is to cite examples from your own experience.
Hunt's statement that Betty always exaggerates his faults may well lead to a quarrel.
I trusted her so much that I would have swallowed any story she told me.
When the family gathered to discuss matters of finance, Father started off by saying that it was absolutely necessary to set aside some money each month, for in an emergency we could fall back on our savings.
Sometimes bad luck seems to follow you everywhere. Take, for instance, what happened to me not long ago. One day I drove to a nearby city on business. At a junction I pulled the car to a halt as the red light was on; however, a black Buick suddenly collided into my car from behind.
I was slightly injured. Wild with anger I cursed and got out only to find that the woman driver of the other car appeared to have been knocked unconscious and her young child, who was sitting in the rear of the car,
was hurt, too. I had to fumble in my pockets for my mobile phone and call the police. In a few minutes a police car came and rushed the lady and her child to hospital. I was, however, asked to stay where I was. In fact, I didn't leave the scene until two hours later although I was not to blame at all. By the time I got home all my energy seemed to have deserted me. As to the business trip, I had to cancel it. As a result, my work suffered enormously. Up to now, I still can't make sense of the accident.
1) 我确信这项所谓 (so-called) 明智的决定，与期望相反，会带来极其严重的后果。
I am convinced that, contrary to expectations, the so-called informed decision will bring very grave consequences.
It's true he once deceived you, but he has admitted he has done wrong and apologized. So you shouldn't always treat him with suspicion.
He had taken a stand on the issue before it was openly debated.
4) 在调查过程中，他们发现了种种形式的政治腐败，并揭露了许多贪官污吏 (corrupt officials)。
In the course of their investigation, they discovered various forms of political corruption and exposed a number of corrupt officials.
Mary's dilemma was whether to betray her colleagues by telling her boss the truth or to betray his trust by keeping him in the dark about it.
Now, in the first place, what has made you think (led you to think) this program will promote reforms, and in the second, how do you know these reforms will benefit the whole county?
The vice minister of health has emphasized time and again how important it is to integrate traditional Chinese medicine with western medicine.
In hot weather it is rather difficult to preserve food and keep it fresh and safe to eat. Naturally, many people prefer not to eat in restaurants during the summer months.
It will do us good to underline the points that the author emphasizes in his book.
After days of inquiry the police finally tied up the murder with the case of the recent escape from prison.
I want to persuade them to adopt our plan, because, in the first place, it calls for less funds and, in the second place, it will not cause environmental pollution.
6) 父亲用绳子把芹菜 (celery) 扎在一起，放在河里浸了浸，然后拿到菜场去卖。
Father bound the celery together with a rope and dipped it in the stream for a while before he took it to the market for sale.
The court's judgment aroused anger among Mr. Smith's friends, who believed that he was innocent.
2) 当我们经过那家价格昂贵的餐馆时，父亲催我们快走，他说在这样高档的 (fancy) 地方用餐是大大超过我们的经济能力的。
As we passed the expensive restaurant, father hurried us along saying that it was well beyond our means to have dinner at such a fancy place.
3) 老师在评价一篇文章并给它打分 (grade vt.) 时，可能是根据总的印象而不是根据仔细的分析 (analysis)。
A teacher may evaluate and grade an essay on the basis of his general impression rather than on a detailed analysis.
4) 小狗 (puppy) 将我的一张画搞坏了，我真想对它发火，可它那十分可爱 (cute) 的样子使我不禁笑着把它从地上抱了起来。(be inclined to, ruin)
I was inclined to get angry at the puppy for ruining my painting but he was so cute that I could not help but laugh and pick him up.
5) 爱德华 (Edward) 常常喜爱在那间可以眺望大海的房间里朗诵诗歌。
Edward was in the habit of reciting poems in the room overlooking the sea.
6) 安东尼 (Anthony) 彻夜未眠，因为他对于是否得插手此事举棋不定。
Anthony stayed up all night because he just could not make up his mind whether or not to take a hand in the matter.
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