1. I know I could rely on my brother to stand by me whatever happened.
2. As a rule, the younger generation tends to be more interested in the present rather than the past unlike the older generation, but both generations will stand to lose if they do not respect the other’s needs.
3. The Chinese written language has been a major factor for integrating the whole nation.
4. In traditional Chinese art and literature, the bamboo and the pine tree always symbolize more integrity and uprightness.
5. Queen Elizabeth 1 ruled England for 45years, and the nation prospered under her rule.
6. Democracy means that the majority rules. But that’s not all. Respect for minority’s right to disagree is also an integral part of democracy. The two rules are equal importance.
7. A nation cannot be strong unless it is well-integrated politically, economically, culturally as well as geographically.
8. The party was boring, so he slipped out of the room and went home. But the road was so muddy after the rain that he slipped and fell into a ditch.
9. Her health was such that she would not dare to be exposed to the sun even in winter lest she got sunstroke.
10. I was drowning my sorrow one night in a small restaurant when he came to me and slipped a roll of money in my pocket.
3 Translate the sentences into English, using being.
1. He is being investigated for receiving bribes.
2. The government started airdropping food to areas being cut off by the flood.
3. People are much concerned about how the charity money is being used.
4. The exact locations of the laboratories are being kept secret for reasons of security.
5. What's the matter with Jim today? I think he's being rather rude, not his usual self.
6. The local public security bureau is being criticized for being soft on whit crime.
7. The car accident investigator is accused of being one-sided, favoring the offender.
8. The project coordinator complains that almost half of his time is being spent on meetings and reports.
9. His latest novel being adapted for TV has been on the New York Times best-seller list for forty-two weeks.
10. The spokesman flatly denied all rumors being circulated at the moment about the president's health.
1. Zhuge Liang pretended to be very calm and succeed in hiding the fact from Sima Yi that the city was really ungrounded. He proved himself worthy of the admiration he had received.
2. He knew that a bloody battle was imminent and his army was terribly outnumbered. So he pretended to be retreating quickly to the rear. Actually he was laying a trap for the enemy troops.
3. Social Darwinists asserted that we can compare human society to the animal world. It did not cross their minds that human beings could be different from other animals. They relied on their brain rather than their instinct.
4. These mass-produced chickens can not compare with the chickens we used to raise at home. Chicken farms may have increased the output, but they have robbed the chickens of their good taste.
5. The financial bubbles finally burst, causing a serious crisis that swept over the whole world.
6. Thanks to our price edge, our exports to that region increased by 30% compared with the same period the previous year.
7. The reporters were all bursting with questions. But the government
spokesman/spokesperson said that all she knew was that people were watching a play when some thirty armed terrorists burst into the theater.
8. When the prisoners burst out singing, the prison warden was frightened.
9. The area is dotted with factories. It also has holiday inns dotted around the whole island. But there are already signs that many local people will rebel against this trend.
10. He declared that all the rebels would be pardoned if they laid down their arms. 1. As the saying goes, there’s no smoke without fire.
2. There’s no denying that the film has no equal in cinema history.
3. I warned him about the danger involved, but he paid no heed to my warning.
4. There’s no generally accepted definition of happiness.
5. These are no ordinary students; they are going to be trained as astronauts.
6. There are no easy or pai nless solutions to the company’s financial problems.
7. Away from home for the first time, college students have to do day-day chores themselves. It’s no bad thing.
8. The two sides are so far apart on key issues that there’s no telling how long the talks could drag on.
9. That’s the kind of holiday I dream of — no telephone, no TV and no worries.
10. Some of the nation’s top economists say that they see no sign of economic recovery in the country.
1. Our reform and open policy resulted in rapid growth. But we must not forget that the policy in turn resulted from the great liberation of people’s minds.
2. As a rule/Generally speaking, the fact that you like someone will dispose you to like his ideas, too.
3. It is doubtful if we can find a way to dispose of nuclear waste that is 100 percent secure on day. If possible, we should shift to other energy.
4. I searched around for a set of furniture that would fit in my small sitting room. But
I found them out of stock.
5. When serving the customer, the innkeeper found that the man fit the descriptions of the wanted murder suspect.
6. When asked how to keep fit, he would always give his stock advice: stick to
a good eating habit--- meaning: no salt, no sugar, no fat.
7. The water was unfit for swimming, let alone drinking. As a result, many
people in the region got sick.
8. He did not lose his temper when he heard this as I thought he would. On
the contrary, he was suddenly seized by a fit of laughter.
9. When completed, this subway will be extended to cover the whole city.
10. That the stock market did not seem to respond to the economic boom
puzzled everybody. No wonder people decided to hold their stocks.
1. I saw a boat drifting/floating along the river. I do not intend be like this boat, drifting through life without goals.
2. The peach trees in the valley were in full blossom and she indulged in the pleasure without stop. A short distance in front of her she saw a little hut with beautiful country music drifting out of the windows.
(or : The peach trees in the valley were in full blossom, making it difficult to tear herself from them. some distance in front of her she saw a little hut with beautiful country music drifting out of the windows. )
3. After my marriage, my friends and drifted apart a little, and I was completely out of my element among those business people I had to work with. I'm sick and tired of their business discussions.
4. They already have all the necessary elements for a civil war. The international community has appeared to both sides for a peaceful settlement of their disputes
5. Many people think that the church is losing its appeal although it has accumulated an increasing wealth.
6. The ideal of business expansion appeals to me. Today the economy of many of our trade partners is starting to pick up speed. Our domestic market is estimated/ to recover next year.
7. Reform always involves risks, but it is much riskier without reform. Today most people hope for further reform in spite of the opposition/backlash.
8. He was furious when he read the letter. He tore it up and threw it into the wastepaper basket. Then he ripped a piece off his coat and wrote his last letter by using his own blood as ink.
9. In hindsight/ looking back, we all feel that it was foolish to tear down (demolish) this beautiful city wall.
10. You wait at home. I will come and pick you up at around seven. Don’t worry. The doctor has assured us that her health will pick up soon.
1. The climate of my hometown is pleasant except in January and August.
2. Except when he is sick/unwell, wan ping spends about 40 minutes a day jogging.
3. About his special mission he told his family nothing except that he had to be away on business for some time.
4. His parents know that they don’t have to do much for their son except to let him be himself.
5. They asked for nothing except what was rightfully theirs.
1. Statistics show that China has a total amount of
2.8 million cubic meters of water resources, second only to Brazil, Russia and Canada, ranking in the fourth (to be updated) in the world. But when divided by 1.3 billion, our average per-capita share of water resources only amounts to about one quarter of the world’s average. 2. We have always been heavily burdened with the problem of water shortage. It is said that of the 661 large and medium-sized cities nationwide, about two-thirds are suffering from an acute shortage of water. Beijing is a good example in point. It not only lacks surface water, even its underground water table is dangerously low. It is
reported to have dropped by 90 meters. Some scholars suggest we move our capital to some other place. This is of course unfeasible/unrealistic, but the message is clear. 3. Our water resources first of all are not evenly distributed in time or space. They are either too much, causing floods, or too little, causing droughts.
4. In spite of the impressive progress we had achieved in the past years, we are still far from effectively harnessing our rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Soil erosion and desertification are increasingly threatening our economy and people’s lives. Many of our rivers no longer flow to the sea. In 1998, the Yellow River failed to have enough water to flow the sea for 212 days.
5. Traditionally our water resources have mainly been used to irrigate land, but, in recent years, demands on water for industrial and domestic use have also been sharply on the rise. They have serious outgrown supplies.
6. Today our scarce resources are becoming even scarcer because a lot of water is being wasted on capacious baths, power showers, flush lavatories, and golf rinks. Moreover, a lot of water is being polluted.
7. These two rivers both have their headwater in the country. It therefore makers water an issue for potential serious dispute between the two countries.
8. In recent years, we have pinned great hopes on the project to divert water from the south to the north, hoping that it will once and for all solve our flood problem in the south and the drought problem in the north. But there are scholars whose opinions differ. They warn us the that the immunity of the Yangtze to droughts cannot be taken for granted.
1. With better medical care, my grandfather could have lived to eighty.
2. Even at gunpoint I wouldn’t renounce my beliefs.
3. Further delay would cause us even greater losses.
4. But for the seat belt, she would have been severely injured in the (road) accident t.
5. A man without a strong sense of justice wouldn’t have brought the matter up.
6. Without an experienced guide like her, we might have been trapped in the jungle.
7. I wonder how many of us would have done the same in his position.
8. With a more sophisticated computer we would have completed the project much sooner.
9. Without a strong will, even a healthy man wouldn’t have reached the top of the mountain in two hours.
10. A less resourceful person wouldn’t have been able to carry out the task under such unfavorable conditions.
Translate the following sentences into English.
1. Incredible as it may sound, I hear that they charge 40 yuan for a bowl of simple