Ⅰcentral Themes and Main Ideas
A. 1 b 2 d 3 c 4 a 5 d 6 b 7 d 8 c 9 b 10 d
Ⅱ verbal practice
Synonyms and antonyms (略)
Ⅲ Diction and vocabulary
A. Fill in the blanks with words and expressions from the text.
6. as well
8. so as not to
11. be dismissed
13. was reduced to
14. drawing on
B. Translate the following into English.
- She opened the window and found a large group of children, shabby in clothes and dirty from playing gathering at the gate.
- The economic construction in our country is forming a new upsurge.
- Bill was very naughty as a child, his mother envisioned him to be an imaginative architect.
- They bravely confront/face the reality and never capitulate in face of the difficulties.
- Susan is not so clever, but after a painstaking study, she is always among the best in the exams.
- They are ready to cope with the enemy’s sudden assault/attack at any time.
- Mr. Johnson is a man of integrity who behaves imputably.
- Our newly-built eighteen-floor office building looks imposing.
- In the recent years, they have achieved great success in the realm of foreign affairs.
- Tom is a slick statesman, never making promise and always giving dubious response.
- After dinner, he depicted at length exotic customs he saw in foreign countries in detail.
- I don’t understand why he resigned at first, it turned out he had his own plan.
- The wars and the natural disasters at that time has reduced the villagers into dire poverty, and the nearly small town became a place for people’s flee.
- Large amount of investment on the infrastructure is the prerequisites to build Shanghai into a real international metropolis.
- Asking the students to write a composition after the picnic, this will take all the fun of the activity/ will make the activity boring.
- The young and the adults alike should be persuaded to get rid of the extravagant habits.
Translate the following into English.
In Shanghai, put laundry on bamboo rod has become a daily routine. A newcomer will see such a scene when scrolling on the every of path and lanes: duvet, sheets or even handkerchiefs, stocks, diapers and underwear are all unabashedly dangling out of the balconies and windows, just like a spectacular exhibition of clothing and bedcovers.
The situation is always like this----swinging clothing in gulf turning the newly-built apartment to the boat with thousands of flags. The lined-up sheets cover the mail boxes and street-name plates, even shade the windows of gorgeous shops beside the road. Walking on the narrow streets in old neighborhood, the walkers had to quicken their pace in order to avoid dripping laundry.
1. at 2. side 3. which 4. that 5. exert 6. at 7. thoughts 8. much 9. out 10. pension
11. stepping 12. assigning 13. place 14. was 15. stopped 16. into 17. estimated 18. dream.