Key to exercises
PartII Language Focus
1.1) fertile, 2) reflected, 3）overseas, 4）slim, 5）split, 6）sustained, 7）glow, 8）thrust, 9）
keen, 10）bud, 11）previous, 12）whichever
2.1) The sickly smell of carpets and furniture in the bedroom disgusts me.
2) Mary stopped corresponding with Henry after the death of her mother.
3) A radio transmitter is best located at an isolated palce far from cities.
4) I was so absorbed in the game on TV that I didn’t hear Martin come in.
5)players grip the ball.
3.1) to broaden, make their way
2）disgusts,take a chance on
3）the grand, and overseas, reflected
III. Word Family
1. 1) disappointed 2) disappointment 3）disappointing 4）disappoint
2. 1) attractive 2) attact 3）attraction 4）attractively
1. Text related: identifying, gripped, margins, corresponding, overseas, more than a little, hesitated, grateful, made my way, going my way
2. Theme-related: first, ring, nor, another, threw, deliberately, reasoned, himself, restaurant, matter
II. Translation 1.
1)Before I went off to university, my grandfather gave me a few words of wisdom which
impressed me deeply.
2)Never tell my parents about my injuries and I’ll be very grateful to you (for it).
3)At the meeting some of our colleagues put forward sensible suggestions about
improving our working environment.
4)The management has/have agreed to grant the workers a 10% pay rise in response to
5)It was very thoughtful of the hostess to give the house a thorough cleaning before we
Not rich himself, Uncle Li never hesitates to help others. Previous to /before his retirement, through Project Hope he located the addresses of two country kids who grew up in poor families but had a keen desire to study. From then on he sent them money regularly. Later the two made their way to college, and even got a chance to study overseas.
Key to translation in Unit 1, Unit 4, Unit 7 (Key to translation in Unit 3 already given)
Unit 1 Growing up
1)As it was a formal dinner party, I wore formal dress, as Mother told me to..
2)His girlfriend advised him to get out of/get rid of his bad habit of smoking before it
3)Anticipating that the demand for electricity will be high during the next few months,
they have decided to increase its production.
4)It is said that Bill has been fired for continually violating the company’s safety rules./
Bill is said to have been fired for continually violating the company’s safety rules.
5)It is reported that the government has taken proper measures to avoid the possibility of
a severe water shortage./The local governemtn is reported to have taken proper
measures to avoid the possibility of a severe water shortage.
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）some magzines, a true story caught her eyes/she was attracted by a true story. It gave a vivid description of how a disabled girl became a writer. Greatly inspired, Susan began to feel that she, too, would finally be able to lead a useful life.
Unit 4 The American Dream
1)It is reported that UN mediators have worked out a plan which they hope will be
acceptable to both sides.
2)Doris walked in the forest cautiously, afraid of being attacked by giant snakes.
3)Earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters cannot be prevented, but action can
be taken to protect life and property..
4)I bought a new issue of my favorite sport magzine and hurried home, anxious to amuse
myself reading it.
5)Helen lacks confidence. I’ve never known anyone so unsure of herself.
After graduating from college, Tony decided to start his own business. At the beginning, many a bank turned down his request for a loan. But he was not a bit discouraged, and contined to call on one banker after another seeking help. Impressed by his determination and optimism, one banker finally agreed to loan him the money. Now he has become a wealthy businessman. Talking about his amazing achievement, Tony says that it is important to create rather than wait for opportunities.
Unit 7 Animal Intelligence
1) A local business undertook the project but went bankrupt before it was completed.
2)Let’s make a deal – you wash my car, and I’ll let you use it tonight.
3)We got to the village which we thought must have been wiped out in the severe
earthquake, only to find it slightly damaged.
4)My garden is dry and shady – few plants thrive in that condition.
5)Mystery still surrounds the exact truth behind the film star’s death/exact circumstances
of the film star’s death.
When I was young I used to visit the zoo in my hometown. There what attracted me most was a couple of tigers, especially the male. They were kept in a huge iron cage at first, but later were released from it and moved to a place called Tiger Hill. Twenty years later I revisited the zoo and was relieved to find Tiger Hill was still there, but greatly extended. Moving around now were six tigers, old and young, instead of two!