Enhance Your Language Awareness Working with Words and Expressions 1 1) curled 2) minimum 3) clip 4) yielded 5) Given 6) awaiting 7) fascinated 8) affection 9) interact 10) haste 11) harden 12) grief 13) defies 14) glance 15) presence 16) lasting 17) via 18) acquire 19) manipulate 20) restraints 2 1) let…loose on 2) fit into 3) hold on 4) state of affairs 5) in the course of 6) in vain 7) build …on 8) In short 9) grow used to 10) blame…on 11) reached for 12) give and take Increasing Your Word Power 1 1) overcoat 2) overhead 6) overdue 7) overtime
3) overjoyed 4) overslept 8) overworking 5) grasp
2 1) crush 2) attributes 3) fancy 4) bubbled 6) drizzling 7） labeling 8） yield
3 1) We are short of hands. 2) I still have some money in hand. 3) Give me a hand with this box, please. 4) I often keep a dictionary at hand. 5) The football fans were out of hand. 6) Hand out the pencils to everyone in the class. 7) This ring was handed down to me by my grandmother. 8) Time’s up. Please hand in your test papers. 9) Please hand on the magazine to your roommates. 10) I’m afraid I can’t help you. I’m a green hand. Grammar Review 1 1) Sitting on the stairs was On the stairs was sitting 2) Over the wall came/flew 3) Round the corner was 4) Then finally came 5) Under the table was lying 6) At/On the top of the hill stood 2 1) The beaver chews down trees to get food and material to build its home with. 2) Do your parents think Tom is a nice boy to go out with ? 3) The goals for which he has fought all his life seem unimportant to him now. 4) None . 5) The essay starts by asking a question, to which the author then gives a positive answer.
Cloze 1 1) haste 2) state of affairs 3) distinguished 4) meeting of minds 5) blossom 6) inner charm 7) intimacy 8) emotion 9) acquiring 10) ideals 11) admiration 12) lasting 13) affection 14) forge 15) honor 16) overwhelming
Translation 1 1) In either friendship or love/ In both friendship and love, you should never expect to take/receive the maximum while you give the minimum. 2) I built all my hopes on his promises, only to find that he was not a man of sincerity at all. 3) We took Mother to all the best hospitals we could find, but all our efforts were in vain; she failed to survive the disease. 4) Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14, a perfect day to express love to the object your /one’s affection. 5) In the information era, communications with far-away friends via-email can be almost/virtually simultaneous. 6) Love takes time, for it is not forged until you have grown used to the other’s company and learned to appreciate the other. 2 After dinner, we all sat around the hearth . Aunt Susan was still in the grief of losing Uncle Robert. In her soft voice she told us about their past years. Uncle Robert joined the army shortly after they were engaged. Given the critical situation at the time when lots of army men didn’t return alive, you can imagine how much overjoyed Aunt Susan was to see Uncle Robert come back safe and sound from the European battlefield. Then they got married and brought up five children. For all those years, their affection for each other grew stronger in the course of overcoming difficulties and hardships in life. I was fascinated by Aunt Susan’s story, which was totally different from my ideal of love. They practiced giving and sharing in their daily life instead of pursuing passion and romance. Amazingly, such love lasted through their whole life.