It was reported that the building of the railway had been held up by a flood.
The strike resulted in the management's accepting the workers' demands.
The coalminers decided to go on strike for better working conditions.
I'd like very much to buy the English dictionary. Unfortunately,
I haven't got enough money on me.
I'd like to talk over with you about the English translation of the article before sending it to Mr. Hobbs.
The foreign expert hopes to achieve all his aims in three years.
What do you think a scientist must do in order to keep up with
the latest developments in his field?
The author thinks that if excellent workers get frequent pay increases and promotions, they will have greater incentive to produce.
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.
4) 他常利用她缺乏生意头脑(business sense)而欺骗她。
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 evening this Saturday?
He does not seem to be an old man in his eighties, considering
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.
4) 由于流感(the flu)在社区传播，她用暖和的冬衣将自己裹起来，以防传染上这种
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 mountain 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
The war that broke out between the North and the South in 1861 is known in history as the American Civil War.
1) 教授走进教室时，我们正兴致勃勃地讨论中东(the Middle East)的形势。
We were caught up in a discussion about the situation in the Middle East when the professor walked into the classroom.
A truck pulled into the snow-covered playground of the school.
Sometime after midnight, the enemy was/were forced to retreat.
It was in that small room that they worked diligently and dreamed of better days to come.
When she heard the bell ringing, the old lady rose from her chair and made her way to the door.
After a day's fight, our soldiers succeeded in taking over some important enemy positions.
The elderly woman angrily exclaimed that she had been cheated by the shop girl.
Soon after I boarded the bus, I noticed a strange-looking man. He wore an ill-fitting coat, and sat rooted in his seat.