Unit 1 1. 那是个正式的宴会我照妈妈对我讲的那样穿着礼服去了。 As it was a formal dinner party, I wore formal dress, as Mother told me to. 2. 他的女友劝他趁抽烟的坏习惯还未根深蒂固之前把它改掉。 His girlfriend advised him to get out of/get rid ofhis bad habit of smoking before it took hold. 3. 他们预料到下几个月电的需求量很大决定增加生产。 Anticipating that the demand for electricity will be high during the next few months, they have decided to increase its production. 4. 据说比尔因一再违反公司的安全规章而被解雇。 Itis said that Bill has been fired for continually violating the company’s safety rules. Bill is saidto have been fired for continually violating the company’s safety rules. 5. 据报道地方政府已采取适当措施避免严重缺水的可能性。 It is reported that the government has taken proper measures to avoid the possibility ofa severe water shortage. The local government is reported to have taken proper measures to avoid thepossibility of a severe water shortage. Unit 2 1) 半个小时过去了 但末班车还没来。 我们只好走回家。 Half an hour had gone by, but the last bus hadn’t come yet. We had to walk home. 2) 玛丽看上去对汉语考试很担心因为她还没有背熟课文。 Mary seems to be very worried about the Chinese exam because she hasn’t learned the texts by heart. 3) 既然篮球赛已被推迟 我们不妨去参观博物馆。 Since the basketball match has been postponed, we might as well visit the museum. 4) 个二次世界大战期间他一直和父母住在澳大利亚。 He stayed in Australia with his parents all the way through WWⅡ 5) 自 1985 年从南京大学毕业至今可以说我与我的大学同学失去了联系。 Since I graduated from Nanjing University in 1985, I have kind of lost touch with my classmates. Unit 3 1) 正如科学家所预言的那样全球污染成了人类面临的最严重的问题之一。 As is predicted by scientists, global pollution has become one of the most serious problems humans are faced with. 2) 谋求这些职位的竞争很激烈——今年的求职者是去年的五倍。 Competition for these jobs is very tough –we have five times as many applicants this year as we didlast year. There are five times as many applicants this year as there were last year. 3) 正如事实表明的那样教育大纲应当符合国家的经济发展计划。 As the factsshow, educational programs need to fit into the national plan for economical development. 4) 这辆汽车太费油而且价钱几乎是我想付的两倍。 The car burns too much gas, and moreover,the price is almost twice as much as I intend to pay. 5) 要了解一起重大的国际事件我们首先需要考虑其历史与政治背景。 To understand a great international event, we, first of all, need to consider the historical a
nd political background to it. Unit 4 1) 据报道联合国斡旋者制定出了他们希望双方都能接受的方案。 It is reported that UN mediators have worked out a plan which they hopewill be acceptable to both sides. 2) 多丽丝小心翼翼的在森林里行走 害怕遭到大蛇的攻击。 Doris walked in the forest cautiously, afraid of being attacked by giant snakes. 3) 地震、台风和其他自然灾害无法防止但可以采取行动保护生命财产安全。 Earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disaters cannot be prevented, but action can be taken to protect life and property. 4) 我买了新的一期我最喜欢的体育杂志就赶紧回家急着想读之自娱。 I bought a new issue of myfavorite sports magazine and hurried home, anxious to amuse myself reading it. 5) 海伦缺乏自信。我从未遇到过像他那样没有自信的人。 Helen lacks confidence. I’ve never known anyone so unsure of herself. Unit 5 1) 我不太清楚哪儿你能找到个好木工——你最好四处打听打听。 I’m not sure where you can find a good carpenter---you’d better ask around. 2) 他感到有点尴尬赶紧清了清喉咙抬头看着墙上的画。 Feeling a little embarrassed, he quickly cleared histhroat and looked up at the painting on the wall. 3) 迈克尔去世了留下三个儿子、两个女儿和妻子伊丽莎白。 Michael was survived by three sons,two daughters, and his wife Elizabeth. 4) 作为金融专家 威廉建议我们投资股票市场。 a financial expert, William As advised us to invest our money in the stockmarket. 5) 我们这些小零售商无法和超市在价格和销售等方面竞争。 We small retailers can’t compete with supermarkets in pricing and sales. Unit 6 1. 在我上大学之前祖父对我说的那几句充满智慧的话给我留下了深刻印象。 Before I went off to university, my grandfather gave me a few words of wisdom which impressed me deeply. 2. 千万别把我的伤势告诉我父母我会很感激你的。 Never tell my parents about my injuries and I’ll be very grateful to you (for it). 3. 我们有几个同事在会上提出了改进工作环境的合理。 At the meeting some of our colleagues put forward sensible suggestions aboutimproving our working environment. 4. 迫于工会压力资方同意给工人增加 10%的工资。 The management has/have agreed to grant the workers a 10% pay rise in response to union pressure. 5. 女主人考虑得很周到在我们到来之前把房子打扫得干干净净。 It was very thoughtful of the hostess to give the house a thorough cleaning before we arrived. Unit 7 1) 当地一家公司承担了此项工程但工程没完工就破产了。 A local business undertook the project but went bankrupt before it was completed. 2) 我和你做笔交易—你替我洗车我晚上把车借给你开。 Let’s make a deal—you wash my car, and I’
ll let you use it tonight. 3) 我们到达那个我们本以为已毁于那次大地震的村庄时却发现它只受到轻微 损失。 We got to the village which we thought must have been wiped outin the severe earthquake, only to find it slightly damaged. 4) 我的花园即干燥又背阴。在那样的环境里很少有植物能茁壮成长。 My garden is dry and shady—few plants thrive in that condition. 5) 那位电影明星的死亡真相至今仍被谜团笼罩着。 Mystery still surrounds the exact truth behind the film star’s death/exact circumstance of the film star’s death. Unit 8 1) 没有个人档案求职者很难指望受雇当老师。 Without his personal file, an applicant can hardly expect to get/ be employed as a teacher. 2) 有了足够的冰我们就能冰这些饮料了。 With enough ice, we wouldbe able to chill the drinks. 3) 依我愚见 阅读是打发闲暇的最悦人方式。 my humble opinion, reading us In the most pleasant way to spend one’s leisure. 4) 有人说美国运动员迈克尔?菲尔普斯在 2008 北京奥运会上赢得 8 块金牌简 直是奇迹。 Some people said it was simply a miracle that the American athlete Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. 5) 洗衣机坏了我们只能用手洗衣服了。 The washing machine has broken down, so we have to wash our clothes by hand.