I. 1. 1) arguments 2) put ... down
3) sequence 4) rigid
5) tedious 6) hold back
7) reputation 8) distribute
9) off and on 10) vivid
11) associate ... with 12) congratulations
13) finally 14) turn in/turn out15) tackle
2. 1) George has been assigned to the newspaper's Paris office. There is a possibility that his wish to become a writer will come true.
She had a clear image of how she would look in twenty years' time.
When the officer gave the command the soldiers opened fire.
As long as people keep buying bikes we'll keep turning them out.
3. 1) Mr. Green is very dull as a lecturer. He's rigid and old fashioned, and doesn't seem to have
the faintest idea of how to inspire. I always get bored with / by his lectures.
Alan's essays are long and tedious to read. What's more, his arguments are often based on out of date ideas.
I was pleasantly surprised at my ability to compose an essay that the professor chose to read to the class. It was without doubt one of the happiest moments in my school career, but I did my best to avoid showing pleasure. When the professor offered me his congratulations, however, I could hardly hold back a smile.
II. Synonyms in Context
7. was violating 8. anticipate
7. to 8. in, in
9. from 10. on/upon
1. 1) Russell Baker is reported to live today with his wife in Virginia. They are said to be building another bridge across the river.
Only a few students in Mr. Parker's composition class are said to have really captured the essence of the essay.
Those love poems were believed to have been composed by an English poet of the sixteenth century.
2. 1) as you suggested
2) as I told you to
exactly as I was
as you have described them to me
8. off and on
1. hold back
9. turn out/turn in
Susan lost her legs because of / in a car accident. For a time, she didn't know how to face
up to the fact that she would never ( be able to) walk again.
One day, while scanning (through ) books, a true story caught her eye/she was attracted by a true story. It gave a vivid description of how a disabled girl became a writer. Greatly inspired. Susan made up her mind to read as much as she could, and what's more, she wanted to write stories about her own childhood. Susan began to feel that she, too, would finally be able to lead a useful life.