Unit 1 Living in Harmony
Enhance Your Language Awareness
Text A amaze bunch bundle capacity commerce
conquer display drop roast rob
style symbol vague figure
Text B appreciate participate shift slip
1)My neighbours are a friendly bunch of people.
2)Dave amazed his friends by leaving a well-paid job to travel around the world.
3)The employees in this company work an eight-hour shift .
4)The professor came to the classroom with a bundle of newspapers under his arm.
5)A passenger asked the driver: “Could you drop me off near the post office? I'd like to post a letter.”
6)The little girl's capacity for learning languages astonished me.
7)How many countries will be participating in the Olympic Games?
8)I like the typically French style of living. It is so romantic.
9)They have made their fortunes from industry and commerce .
10)They threatened to shoot him and rob him of all his possessions.
11)In many cultures，the lion is the symbol of courage.
12)Your help was greatly appreciated . We are very grateful to you for it.
13)It's the first time the painting has been displayed to the public.
14)During the exam，the naughty boy tried to slip a note to his classmate while the teacher wasn't looking.
15)As the saying goes，conquer the desires，or they will conquer you.
16)Before the dinner party，Mother has ordered a roast from the butcher.
17)I didn't wait for you at home because I figured that you wouldn't come .
Text A at knifepoint expose...to flag down
help out pick up pull over
rely on rise one's life run contrary to
take a gamble (on)
Text B in (rich) contrast to pull away stand out
1)In this painting，a single red rose stands in rich contrast to the grassland.
2)The factory workers are exposed to poisonous gases and many of them suffer from lung diseases.
3)During the war，the soldier risked his life helping others to escape.
4)Do trust me. You can rely on me to keep your secret.
5)If you are attacked or robbed at knifepoint ，how would you react then?
6)She is such an extraordinary girl that she always stands out in a crowd.
7)Obviously，this foolish idea runs contrary to common sense(常识).
8)I was very tired and had to flag down a taxi in order to get home early.
9)The mother picks/picked up her children from the kindergarten at 5:00 p.m. every day.
10)The publishers took a gamble on an unknown author，and the books have sold well.
11)The driver waved to us as he pulled away .
12)The driver pulled over to the side of the road to see what was wrong with his truck.
Translate the following sentences into English，using the words and expressions given in brackets.
1)离婚的传言不过是为他的新电影炒作的手段而已。（a ploy to do sth.）The rumor about his divorce is just a ploy to gain publicity for his new film.
2)他孤注一掷，用父母留给他的所有钱来开一家工厂。（take a gamble on sth.）
He took a gamble on starting a factory with all the money his parents had left him.
After winning the important game they hoisted their captain to their shoulders in shouting triumph.
4)在全球化热潮中，我们要提防不同文化的冲突。（watch out for sth.）
In the rush to go for globalization，we should watch out for collision of cultures.
5)在这种情况下，出现麻烦是不足为奇的。（in the circumstances）
In the circumstances it was not surprising that there was trouble .
6)这婴儿非常健康。（the picture of）
The baby is the very picture of health.
7)人们已经意识到儿童接触有关暴力和色情电视节目的危害。（expose sb. to sth.）
People have realized the dangers of exposing children to violence and sex on TV.
8)我们始终考虑到我们是在为谁制作这部影片。（have in mind）
We always had in mind for whom we were making the film.
Unit 2 Optimism and Positive Thinking Enhance Your Language Awareness
1. Text A accomplish address conversely crisis
Curse highlight incredible issue
Perspective positive rare shape Text B harden startle
1)Don't just make a negative complaint about our service; give us some positive advice.
2)The noise of the car startled the birds and the whole flock flew up into the air.
3)Viewed from an international perspective，it appears absolutely essential to emphasize the importance of potential customers' needs in the
4)In this terrible job you have to harden your heart to pain and suffering.
5)We can have many choices in life and the choices that we make will shape our life.
6)Efforts should be made to address the communication problem existing between teenagers and their parents.
7)That couple has endured so many emotional and financial crises . It is amazing that their marriage has lasted for so many years.
8)Just before the speech contest (演讲比赛)，he fell ill and was not able to participate in it; he could only curse his luck.
9)It is incredible that her four-year-old boy can write some 600 Chinese characters (汉字).
10)You can add the liquid to the powder，or conversely，the powder to the liquid.
11)The next big issue confronting the workers is the question of social security (社会保险).
12)I wrote to them a month ago but haven't gotten a response yet.
13)I shall have to refuse your invitation because of a prior engagement.
14)There used to be various kinds of birds here，but now they are rare due to lack of food resources.
15)Is it true that visualizing a task by positive thinking helps to accomplish the task better?