1、My job varies between the extremely tedious and the annoyingly busy. On balance I think I'm happier during the really busy times; no time to think about how bored I am。
2、It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them。
3、I figure out a good team of dogs, hitched to a light sled, can haul 1,000 pounds of goods.
4、In the story, the little girl has a wicked stepmother, who makes her life a misery. 在这个故事中，小女孩有一个心肠很坏的继母，让她生活很痛苦。
5、Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
6、Nowadays almost all libraries are finding it increasingly difficult to remain within their budget . 当前，几乎所有图书馆发现靠他们的预算生存下去越来越难。
7、You can increase a tyre’s grip in winter by slightly lowering its pressure . 冬天可以稍微放点气来增强轮胎的抓力。
8、Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario are shared by the United States and Canada, and form part of the boundary between the two countries.
9、The police are investigating the three men allegedly involved in organizing and carrying out the bank robbery.
10、I do not doubt in the least that inflation leads to economic decline.
11、A blizzard was blasting great drifts of snow across the lake.
12、Tim says just about everybody will be affected by the tax increase, but I’m sure he’s exaggerating.
’s economic success over the past three decades has raised the living standards of hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens.
picked the chief executive of as its first Chinese customer Thursday to open an account at its new branch in the historic Peace Hotel along Shanghai’s fabled waterfront.
United States last Wednesday imposed tariffs of up to 30 percent on a range of foreign steel imports to help protect its domestic industry.
he was raised as a Christian , he’s not really very religious.
can distinguish between frogs and toads in the following way : frogs have slender bodies, long limbs , and a smooth skin , and toads have stouter bodies , short limbs , and dry skin.
the airplane window I could see a web of city streets.
Pat smiled at her little niece and bade her to eat.
Hamilton is planning his own World Wide Web site on the Internet to provide assistance to anyone who asks for medical help.
is difficult to estimate the number of people doing part-time jobs on the side.
president has authorized his foreign minister , Mr Burns , to act as representative to the international conference to be held in Tokyo next month.
in telecommunications have meant that it is just as easy to work from a computer terminal at home as it is from a town center office.
the new gym is built , you have no option but to make the best of existing buildings which may or may not suit your immediate requirements.
to some scientist , global warming threatens the survival of the whole human race.
number of visitors from parts of Scotland not including the Edinburgh area was , in fact , relatively small (19%) , and exceeded the number of overseas visitors (16%) by a small margin.
early Spaniards established a chain of missions to civilize the local population along the San Antonio River.
was common practice then that when the store owners wanted to go on vacation they simply closed up.
they did not have relatives or friends there they often wandered around nearby malls when they got bored.
因为他们没有亲戚或朋友在那里，当他们感到厌烦了，他们经常在购物中心附近游荡。make a birthday card , you can simply cut out some funny or pretty pictures from magazines , paste them onto a piece of card and then write your message inside.
picked up the receiver and , without so much as asking the caller to hold on went off to tell Jack that he was wanted on the phone.
relax himself for a little while , he rose from the computer desk , walked across the room towards the window and stretched both arms upwards and sideways.
new product has a pair of small loudspeakers fitted inside , which you can easily hook up to your computer’s sound card.
in fact is a universal language of a non-verbal nature which is rich in expression.
chart is designed to show at a glance how many rooms have been rented out and how many are still available.
in glorious sunshine, the boundless stretch of corn fields looked an impressive sight.
is an expert in her field, and is well-paid accordingly.
parents feel that the school structure is a bit loose.
needed all her powers of concentration to stop herself from slipping on the icy road.
policy hasn’t been working because interest rates have been reduced to almost
zero without stimulating the economy.
’s the strongest natural fabric and can stand very high temperatures and be machine washed.
far as, I know that people’s tastes haven’t changed much, and, if anything ,they are getting more diverse these days than they used to be.
’s easier to find excuses for poor customer service than accept reality and do something
there’s no clear evidence one way or the other and you just have to base your
judgment on intuition.
was dressed very casually, which made him look a trifle out of place at the reception.
grandfather was born in Hong Kong at the turn of the century and moved with his
family to Britain in the early 1920s.
love having our grandchildren visit, but they always leave such a mess for us to
clean up afterwards.
我们喜欢让孙子孙女来探望他们，但他们总是把这样的烂摊子留给我们来清理。（混乱）mother died in the accident, too. But we didn’t tell him the news as we were afraid
that would undermine his confidence in full recovery.
cook put the meat on the plate, sprinkled it with salt and pepper, wrapped the plate in aluminum foil and then placed it in the oven to roast.
waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act.
made everyone laugh when he got the words reversed and referred to himself as “my husband’s wife.”
can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will perhaps never be able to repay you.
the Earth is a sphere, sailors at sea only can view other ships to a distance of about 13 miles before those ships disappeared into the horizon.
由于地球是圆形的，在船只消失之前,海上的水手能只能看到距离他们最远13英里的船只. dismissed traditional ideas lightly as no good on several occasions.
tends to believe whatever one repeats to oneself sufficiently often, whether the statement be true or false.
told me numerous times how her sister longed for children.
don’t know what my roommate is up to because he does everything in secret either when I am away or when I am asleep. (Escaping Prison)
economic reasons, shipbuilders have designed vessels that can be loaded and unloaded in a minimum amount of time with minimum labor.
, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.
national debate is now under way about the manner in which we as a society should protect our natural resources.
1. Some 80 art masterpieces will be brought to South Korea for an annual French cultural festival. 大约有80件杰作被带到韩国参加一年一度的法国文化节。
2. Ben’s very sensitive and emotionally fragile. He craves for approval（认可）and will do almost anything to gain it even from complete strangers.
3. As information bombards （轰炸）us, we must rely on our own experience and intuition to distinguish（= tell, 区分）fact from fancy.
4. He can get quite a big headache from listening to her nonsense, but he knows she can’t help it.
window decorations（装饰）are made from soft flexible plastic（软塑料）. They cling to glass and other shiny surfaces like magic.
这些窗户装饰物都是软塑料做成的，它们如同魔法一样附着在玻璃或其它闪光的表面。who endure hearing loss are at a disadvantage, because they are unable to get everyday sound signals.
7).Once I knew I was experiencing acute panic or anxiety, I followed the tips recommended by my doctor to deal with the symptoms（症状）.
8. This dog is well-trained--- she’ll come running back to me every time I whistle to her.
9. True, this football team is comparatively weak. But it is absolutely wrong to mock at their attempt to qualify for the World Cup Finals（有资格参加世界杯决赛）.
is said that（据说）the corporation has already subtracted a number of（=many）expenditures (开支) from the total cost; Yet it still runs as high as (高达) 300 million dollars.
11. He had a favorite song he used to sing to us in the old days---“It’s a Sin to tell a Lie”--- and
I shall always associate it with him.
12. On bright spring days, you can see lovely birds flutter/fluttering among the bushes (灌木丛). 在明朗的春日里，你可以看到可爱的鸟在灌木丛中飞。
A decade ago, Nancy did what so many Americans dream about. She quit an executive position and opened/ set up a household device store in her neighborhood. People like Nancy made the decision primarily for the improvement in the quality of their lives. But, to run a small business on a small scale is by no means an easy job. Without her steady income, Nancy had to cut back on her daily expense. Sometimes she did not even have the money to pay the premium for the various kinds of insurance she needed. Fortunately, through her own hard work, she has now got through the most difficult time. She is determined to continue pursuing her vision of a better life.
Shortly after he achieved freedom Henson became intent on assisting fugitive slaves. He secretly returned to the United States from Canada several times to help others to travel the Underground Railroad to freedom. Once some slave catchers closed in on the escaping slaves and Henson when they were on the run. He disguised them and successfully avoided capture. In addition, later he built a small settlement in Dresden in Canada for escaped slaves, setting up a chapel and a school where they could learn useful ways of making a living. He held to the conviction that slavery would be abolished, all the slaves would be liberated, and the day was bound to come when racial discrimination no longer existed.
It is almost impossible to keep a determined burglar out. All you can do is discourage him for a few minutes, thus exposing him to police patrols or those wandering around. Common sense tells us that lighting is a barrier to criminal activity. A light should be fixed in the doorway and switched on at sure/assure yourself that you don’t leave the door on the latch if you happen to be the last to come in. If you decide to buy a sophiticated electronic alarm system, be sure to ask
for its signs and put them up on both windows and doors. In addition you may have it hooked up to a police station.
What was remarkable about 2005 was perhaps that the United Nations declared it “The World Year of Physics”. It was the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity and the 50th anniversary of his death. In 1905 Einstein published five highly important essays in the history of science, thus revolutionizing physics. His great achievement can be credited to his impressive powers of imagination, constant questioning, and not giving a fig for authority. It is beyond doubt that Einstein was the greatest scientist in the 20th century.
Amid the atmosphere of Thanksgiving, rather than joining his friends in celebration of the holiday, George was immersed in the diary left to him by his father, who died at sea after he completed two successive trips around the world. The diary brought back every moment George had spent with his father and many of the specific things his father did on his behalf. George's father used to impress on him the need to undergo all kinds of hardship in quest of excellence. He also taught him that nothing in the world could be taken for granted. Even today, George still remembers how his father would quote Aesop's famous saying "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls" and tell him to accord the greatest importance to it.
Here and there we see young artists who stand out from other people. They may be in worn out jeans all the year round, or walk barefoot / in bare feet even in winter, or drink to excess, or cling to the fancy of creating a masterpiece without actually doing any creative work. In fact, many of them act like this just to look the part, or to be "in tune with" other artists. They have forgotten that only through persistent effort can one achieve success.、