1) on balance 5) illustrated 9) involved
2 resist 6) budget 10) economic
3) haul 7) lowering 11) blastin
4) wicked 8) boundary 12) just about
We have a problem with the computer system, but I think it’s fairly minor.
2. 父亲去世时我还小，不能独立生活。就在那时，家乡的父老接过了养育我（my upbringing)的责任。（at that point)
My father died when I was too young to live on my own. The people of my hometown took over (responsibility for) my upbringing at that point.
The toys have to meet strict/ tough safety requirements before they can be sold to children.
4. 作为新闻和舆论的载体（carrier),广播和电视补充了而不是替代了报纸。（supplement,rather than)
Radio and television have supplemented rather than replaced the newspaper as carriers of news and opinion.
5. 至于这本杂志，它刊载世界各地许多报纸杂志上文章的摘要。（digest,when it comes to…)
When it comes to this magazine, it is/ carries a digest of articles from many newspapers and magazines around the world.
.1) decades 5) slender 9) on the side
2) historic 6) web 10) authorized
3) imposed 7) bade 11) terminal
4) religious 8) site 12) make the best of
Though greatly affected by the consequences of the global financial crisis, we are still confident that we can face up to the challenge and overcome the crisis.
Under threat of constant sand storms, we were compelled to leave our cherished village and move to the new settlement.
According to a recent online survey, a lot of consumers say they may be motivated to consider buying products shown in TV commercials.
4. )看到卡车司机把受污染的废弃物（contaminated waste)倒在河边，老人马上向警方报告。（spot ,alongside)
Having spotted a truck driver dumping contaminated waste alongside the river, the old man reported to the police at once.
5)一些科学家坚信人们总有一天会喜欢转基因农作物（genetically modified crops)的，因为它们能够提高产量，帮助发展中国家战胜饥荒和疾病。（conviction,come to…)
Some scientists hold to the firm conviction that people will come to like genetically modified crops someday since they can increase yields and help combat hunger and disease in the developing world.
1.1)threatens 2)by\asmallmargin 3)civilize 4)closed up
5)wandered 6)paste 7) without so much as 8) sideways 9) hook up to 10) universal 11) chart 12) Bathed in
The Internet is changing the way people live, (no matter) whether they are in urban or rural areas.
2) 和大公司相比，中小公司更容易受到全球经济危机的威胁。（medium ,vulnerable）Medium-sized and small companies are more vulnerable to the threat of the global economic crisis than large ones.
With regard to our term paper, the professor asked us to analyze the unemployment chart first, and then provide critical reflections on the nations economic development.
4) )他从来也没有想到他们队会以大比分赢得那场篮球赛。（by a large margin,it occurs to)
It never occurred to him that their team would win the basketball match by a large margin.
5) 回顾二十年的中学教学，我把我的成功归结为耐心、才能和知识的不断追求。（look back on )
Looking back on my twenty years' teaching in high school, I attribute my success to patience, talent, and the constant pursuit of knowledge.
1.1) accordingly 2) loose 3) concentration 4)stimulating 5) fabric 6)if anything 7) reality 8) intuition 9) trifle 10) at the turn of the century 11) mess 12) undermine
The volunteers sent/assigned by the Red Cross disinfected, with great caution, the drinking water in the village so as to avoid an outbreak of plague.
Einstein spent many years trying to unify the theories of elecromagnetism and gravity but failed.
Professor Wang received/wonthe Presidential Award for his excellence in stimulating students' creative imagination.
4) 因存在一些设计上的（design)重大缺陷，董事会没有同意那个经济刺激计划（syimulus package). (approve of,flaw)
As there were some major design flaws, the board of directors didn't approve of the economic stimulus package
5) 乔丹(Jordan)意识到没人能给他帮助，终于得出结论他必须面对现实，独自接受挑战。（come to a conclusion,reality)
Having realized that nobody could help him, Jordan finally came to the conclusion that he had to face reality and take up/meet the challenge by himself
1)奶奶想当然地认为粮价要涨，所以买了许多大米。（take sth for granted）
Grandma took it for granted that food prices would soar,so she bought a lot of rice detecation
I can quote you several instances of dedication to science.
The 1980s saw the start of the swift development of some special economic zones in China.
Tension between the two countries stemmed in part form the latest spy affair.
Peter has worked in a law firm for many years,you can consider having him as your lawyer to act on your behalf when you need legal help.
1. 1) masterpieces 2) fragile 3) fancy 4) nonsense5) cling
to 6)endure7) acute 8) whistle9) mock 10) subtracted
1). 这座红房子在参天古树的映忖下十分夺目。（stand out)
The red house stands out against the old trees that reach high up to the sky.
2). 我的新工作薪酬很高，但是其他方面我并不满意。（for the rest)
The salary in/for my new job is great, but for the rest, I’m not satisfied.
The waters of the two streams mingle near our village.
We should not mock at other people’s religious beliefs.
5). 这间房间的窗帘同家具的风格不大协调。（in tune)
The curtains of the room are not quite in tune with the style of the furniture