Their argument ended when she slammed
the door and left without a word.
The guests at the dinner party were
slightly surprised at the commanding
tone of the American.
Johnny has outgrown the fear of staying
at home alone.
4. 当全部乘客都向出口处 (exit) 走去时，
While all the other passengers made for
the exit, he alone remained in his seat
as if unwilling to leave the plane.
The letter is to be handed to Dr. Wilson
While she felt like joining in the
argument, Nancy was too shy to open her
What do you think is the likeliest time
to find him at home?
设下 (lay) 的陷阱 (trap) 方向跑去，脸上
The hunter’s face lit up with excitement as soon as he saw a fox emerge from among the bushes and run in the direction of / make for the trap he had laid
It was suggested at the meeting that a committee of eleven be appointed to make
a new constitution.
By making on-the-spot observations, the young scientists obtained first-hand information they needed in their
It is very likely that he will be rejected by the army because of his bad
4) 委员会成员在新机场最佳选址 (location)
The committee members have conflicting
opinions as to the best location of the
Henry's works of art are superior in
many respects to those of his brother's.
The steady rise in the quality of our products owes much to the improvement of
Jim would have preferred to act on his own judgment, but he didn't because as a
soldier he had to obey the order.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a city without bikes or one without cars, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter
1. She got a post as a cashier at a
local bank. But she was soon fired
because she proved to be incompetent.
2. It is obviously/clearly his young
assistant who is running the book store. 很明显是他的年轻助手在经营这家书店。
3. No sooner had the proposal been announced at the meeting than she got to
her feet to protest.
4. Bill has applied to Harvard
University for a teaching assistantship,
but his chances of getting it are slim. 比尔已向哈佛大学申请助教职位，但他得到它
5. Being short of funds, they are trying
to attract foreign capital.
6. The room smells of stale air. It must
have been vacant for a long time.
7. As far as hobbies are concerned, Jane
and her sister have little in common.
8. It is self-evident that the education
of the young is vital to the future of a
The little girl ran so fast that she was
thrown off balance and fell over / down.
2) 他致力于研究工作的精神 (devotion to research) 给我留下了很深印象，但我对他那
I was impressed by his devotion to research but I did not have the
slightest interest in his profound
Be sure not to say anything capable of
I was so bewildered by their conflicting advice that I did not know how to
act/what to do.
At first this complicated problem
frustrated them, but after thinking it over carefully they finally worked out a
The head of the sports delegation beamed with delight when a young pioneer
presented him with a bunch of flowers. 7) 这学期我们都学习得不错，我真不明白为
I really don't see why our English teacher should single out our monitor
for praise since we have all done quite
well this term.
8) 我相信比较高级的| (higher) |动物是由
I believe in the theory that the higher animals developed from the lower ones
If the rich countries spent more money on green industries, instead of on
building up military machines and
nuclear weapons, many of today's widespread pollution problems would
The burning of coal not only consumes the oxygen in the house but also gives
out poisonous gases.
Apparently, finding alternative energy sources is essential to the steady
development of our economy.
4) 太阳能电池（solar cell）能吸收阳光并
Solar cells can absorb sunlight and
convert it into electricity.
建筑物很可能会消失在劈啪飞溅的海浪下面。If the temperature on the Earth
continues to go up from year to year, the polar ice caps will begin to melt and, in all likelihood, half of the buildings in coastal cities will
disappear beneath splashing sea waves.
Because these creatures are small and tend to hide beneath leafy plants, they
are not always visible to the naked eye.
As a result of exposure to atomic
radiation, he finally collapsed at work.
There is distinct evidence of the connection between heavy pressure of work and some disorders of the body
If / As long as you keep (on) trying, you will be able to resolve this
difficult problem sooner or later.
We anticipate encountering / that we will encounter resistance to our plan /
our plan will meet with resistance.
Jim's friends said that the noise
pollution in their city was terrible,
but they had to live with it.
At first Tom thought that with his knowledge, skill and experience he was
bound to find a satisfactory job.
5) 冷静耐心地处理这个微妙 (delicate) 问
It would be wise / advisable to handle this delicate problem with calmness and
Dick thought that if he wasn't able to take the machine apart, chances were
that no other worker in the plant could,
Do you think bus drivers should take
full responsibility for the passengers'
You needn't dwell on your mistakes in
judgment any more. What's important is to try your best to avoid repeating them.
Under the leadership of the local government, the villagers rose to the serious food crisis caused by the
The exhibition is very popular and is
attracting a steady stream of visitors. 3) 妈妈上楼来查看我们这些孩子时，我转过
When Mom came upstairs to check on us kids, I turned over and pretended to be
Waging a battle against the drug pushers was a challenge to Armstead. She felt rather nervous but she decided to
The old lady told me to be cautious and not to talk to the guys hanging out on
the street corner.
A health organization prompted the local government to raise a three-million-
dollar fund for a new hospital.
Opening the door, the man who had set fire to the church found himself confronted by a dozen policemen with
It is reported that the fire which raged for more than two hours started in an abandoned warehouse / store
Vast amounts of investment have enabled
the economy of the area to grow rapidly.
They launched a campaign to raise money
for a new hospital.
Success lies in diligence. Dr. Nolen is
a case in point.
Men of high moral standards, they are never to be tempted into taking such
There are indications that numerous factories are faced with a very
The police arrested the criminal on a charge of armed robbery several hours after they found an important clue to
Investigation has revealed that
retirement tends to cause psychological
troubles for some people.
The medical team did more than complain about the relatively poor working conditions at the local hospital. For instance, several doctors bought simple medical instruments with their own money.
Everything points to the fact /
indicates that something has gone wrong
with his project / plan.
The author argues that we should not take it for granted that those who score high on intelligence tests will
naturally do well in practical work.
I picked out some English idioms and
tried them on my classmates.
Three professors were asked to make an evaluation of the teaching plans devised
by the new teachers.
It is a very small loss to / for us.
Don't make such a fuss over it.
He scored far more points / much higher than any of his rivals and proved
himself a worthy winner.
The two animals are similar in appearance, but they belong to different
I don't know for sure whether the bank will grant him the loan he has applied for.
Through the article the author wants to
convey to the readers her views on
praise and criticism.
As parents we should know that for children an ounce of praise is worth a
pound of scolding.
a ... manner)
The teacher isn't much of a scholar, but he does know how to teach a course in a
lively and interesting manner.
We often find it much more difficult to
apply a rule than to know it.
She never scolds her children for squabbling. Instead, she gives them a few words of praise when they play
Mr. Green was always critical of his
daughter's writings, but somehow he commented favorably on that poorly
written poem of hers.
Quite a few students in our class were publicly criticized by the teacher for failing to hand in their compositions on
A good teacher should be very alert to the progress his students make / are making. If their progress is ignored / goes unnoticed, the students will feel discouraged