Mrs. Smith complained to me that she often found it simply impossible to communicate with her 16-year-old daughter.
2) 我坚信，阅读简写的 (simplified) 英文小说是扩大我们词汇量的一种轻松愉快的方法。
I firmly believe that reading simplified English novels is an easy and enjoyable way of enlarging our vocabulary.
3) 我认为我们在保护环境不受污染 (pollution) 方面还做得不够。
I don’t think we’re doing enough to protect our environment from pollution. 4) 除了每周写作文外，我们的英语老师还给我们布置了八本书在暑假里阅读。
In addition to/Apart from writing compositions on a weekly basis, our English teacher assigned us eight books to read during the summer vacation.
We’ve learned from reliable sources that a native English speaker is going to teach us spoken English next term/semester.
Seeing English movies on a regular basis will not only improve your ear, but will also help you build your speaking skills.
If you have any questions about these learning strategies, please feel free to ask me. And I’ll explain them in greater detail.
The Canadian girl is good at seizing every opportunity to speak Chinese. That’s
why she has gained a good command of spoken Chinese in less than three years.
Fortunately there was a hospital nearby and we took him there at once. 2) 胜利登上乔治岛 (George Island) 后，船长向指挥部 (the headquarters) 发了一份无
After succeeding in landing on George Island, the captain sent a radio message to the headquarters.
He is determined to continue his experiment but this time he'll do it another way. 4) 她在读这部小说时，不禁想起了她在农村度过的那五年。
When she read the novel, she couldn't help thinking of the five years she had spent in the countryside.
Mary thought it difficult to carry out her plan all by herself.
We didn't think he could cover the distance in a quarter of an hour, but he succeeded in doing it.
Even after his doctor told him he had lung cancer, Chichester would not give up his
old dream of sailing round the world.
8) 我正忙着做一种新的捕鼠 (rats) 装置时，马克走来拖着我出去看花展
I was busy making a new device for catching rats when Mark came and dragged me out to a flower show.
That famous actor seemed content to play a minor part in the play. 2) 国庆节要到了，咱们把寝室彻底(thorough)打扫一下吧。
National Day is round the corner. Let's give our bedroom a thorough clean. 3) 她非常勉强地同意让一位年轻医生为她做手术。
She agreed, very reluctantly, to be operated on by a young doctor. 4) 他们已安排好让我们明天去游览长城，我相信我们在那儿一定会玩得很开心。
They've arranged for us to visit the Great Wall tomorrow. I'm sure
we'll have a good time there (we'll enjoy ourselves there).
After reading the letter the old man was so disappointed that he tore it into little bits with trembling fingers.
The old couple were proud of their grandson, who won two gold medals and a bronze at the 28th Olympic Games.
Even if his grandmother could not come to his birthday party, she would send him a lovely present. Tom was sure of that.
It was Mary's twentieth birthday yesterday. Her father sent her a pair of boots. Her mother bought her a box of chocolates. And her boyfriend brought her a bunch
To take this job would involve working on weekends frequently, but John didn't mind. 2) 众所周知，肺癌至少部分地是由于吸烟过多而引起的。
It is well known that lung cancer is caused at least in part by smoking too much. 3) 我祖父母说，发明电视的那个人曾住在他们那个地段。
My grandparents said that the man who invented television had once lived in their neighborhood.
I propose that we go to find Prof. Smith in his office right after the meeting and invite him to our English evening.
Having been operated on twice for the disease, she was so weakened that she could
barely stand up.
Educators think that the generation growing up with television spend so much of their time in front of the TV that they do not have enough time to study. 7) 我真希望你能拿出一个比这更好的解决办法 (solution) 来。
I do hope that you can come up with a better solution than this one.
At first glance the picture didn't look very good, but after examining it carefully, we found that it was indeed a masterpiece.
Jane picked up a magazine from the bookshelf and started reading here and there at random.
With this letter I enclose some illustrations for the story.
The ancient building was enclosed by a high wall.
4) 格林大夫忙着研制一种治艾滋病 (AIDS) 的药物，但从下月起他就能安排时间在星期一
Dr. Green is busy working on a cure for AIDS, but from next month on he'll be able to fit in twenty patients or so on Monday morning.
5) 他讲了个故事来说明为什么在详细查看其条款 (provisions) 之前决不要在任何合同上
He told a story to illustrate why you should never sign any contract before you have examined its provisions in detail.
She was embarrassed when they kept telling her she had a genius for mathematics. 7) 天知道我们那个傻小子什么时候能中学毕业。
God knows when that dumb kid of ours is going to graduate from high school. 8) 亨利的最近一部小说和他女儿的第一本书都于三个月前出版，令他们惊讶的是，后者已
Henry's latest novel and his daughter's first book were both
published three months ago, and to their astonishment, the latter has already sold over a million copies.
It was reported that the building of the railway had been held up by a flood. 2) 罢工结果，资方接受了工人的要求。
The strike resulted in the management's accepting the workers' demands. 3) 煤矿工人们决定为争取更好的工作条件举行罢工。
The coalminers decided to go on strike for better working conditions.
I'd like very much to buy the English dictionary. Unfortunately, I haven't got enough money on me.
I'd like to talk over with you about the English translation of the article before sending it to Mr. Hobbs.
The foreign expert hopes to achieve all his aims in three years.
What do you think a scientist must do in order to keep up with the latest developments in his field?
The author thinks that if excellent workers get frequent pay increases and promotions, they will have greater incentive to produce.
Sam could not afford (to buy) the camera he longed for because it was too expensive. 2) 整个上午他都在忙于写那篇故事，只是偶尔停下来喝杯茶。
He was busy writing the story all the morning, only breaking off occasionally to have some / a cup of tea.
He is the son of a wealthy family, but he seems to have come down in the world. 4) 他常利用她缺乏生意头脑(business sense)而欺骗她。
He often took advantage of her lack of business sense to cheat her.
Prof. Wang, would you do us a favor by coming to our English evening this Saturday? 6) 看外表他一点也不像是个八十多岁的老人。
He does not seem to be an old man in his eighties, considering his appearance. 7) 他们肯定没打算把他培养成一名工程师，我猜想他们永远也不会这样做。
Undoubtedly they do not have the intention of making an engineer of him, and I suspect they never will.
I suspected there was no quality control whatsoever in the factory. After making observations for a week I found this was indeed the case.
I am lucky to have acquired a wide range of skills when I was young.
These drawings, which are worth something like 50 million dollars, must not be exposed to direct sunlight.
I knew my son got talent when he composed his first poem.
4) 由于流感(the flu)在社区传播，她用暖和的冬衣将自己裹起来，以防传染上这种疾病。
As the flu was spreading in the community, she wrapped herself in warm winter clothing to avoid catching the disease.
The defendant denied that he had ever made any payment to the government official
to get a contract.
I was startled to see he slapped his wife in the face when she revealed a family secret.
He astonished everyone present by saying that he possessed a secret paper about the war. He then snapped open his briefcase and began to read it.
As he gradually acquired confidence, his tone became natural and his words came out spontaneously.
Gases such as carbon monoxide, emitted by factories and automobiles, have seriously polluted the atmosphere.
The industrial engineer's letter indicates that he doubts the feasibility of the plan.
Many parents in the United States set aside a fund for their
children's education before they are born.
I have made sure that her conclusion is based on facts.
The medical team, composed of three doctors and two nurses, set off for the mountain area a few days ago.
The village is named after the high mountain that stands in front of it. 7) 他病了一个月左右，这使他在学习上耽误了很多。
He was ill for about a month, which has really set him back in his studies. 8) 南方和北方之间于一八六一年爆发的那场战争在历史上称为"美国内战"。
The war that broke out between the North and the South in 1861 is known in history as the American Civil War.