Unit 6 More Reading
1. the key to sth / to doing sth …的关键
I couldn’t manage two weeks’ holiday this year.
I have a good deal of work to do at present, but I think I can manage.
manage to do sth. = succeed in doing sth
e.g. It was very dirty, but he manage to clean it.
I don’t see how I could possibly manage to do that.
e.g. He manages a large business for his mother.
She manages the house/money very well.
management n. 经营，管理？机构？
e.g. His business is under new management.
The workers are having talks with the management.
3. sponsor vt. 发起，主办，资助
e.g. The tobacco company sponsors several television programs.
Who will sponsor your admission into the university?
e.g. A department store is the sponsor this activity.
The sponsor of a radio or TV show is the advertiser who pays for it.
The boy needs a sponsor to get him into this university.
e.g. handle the situation/the problem/the job/the business/sb. vt. vi 搬，拿 .
e.g. You mustn’t handle food with dirty hands.
Handle the baby carefully.
Handle with care.
e.g. I turned the handle and opened the door.
5. especially adv. 尤其
e.g. He is interested in many things, especially in English.
Is there anything you’d especially like?
I like it very much --- especially the last part.
e.g. He is about average in his lessons.
below/above the average
be close to the average
on (an/the) average 平均起来
e.g. He smokes twenty cigarettes a day on an average.
On average we receive 5 letters each day.
These youth are on the average better educated than those already in the marketplace.
e.g. What’s the average temperature in this town during August?
We are all average people with average intellects.
He is man of more than average height.
必须以复数形式出现的名词有！surroundings, ashes, belongings, possessions, ruins, remains 等。这些词作主语时，谓语动词用复数。
form/develop/have/fall into/get into a habit
form/develop/have/fall into/get into the habit of doing….
9. personal adj. 个人的
personal idea/ belongings/opinions/ views/impression/taste
e.g. balance work and play
We have to balance the needs and tastes of all the customers.
2) 权衡考虑 balance A against B
e.g. balance your expenditure against your income 量入为出
Development has be to be balanced against environmental concerns.
e.g. lose one’s balance 失去平衡
keep one’s balance 保持平衡
It can be hard to find the right balance between advising your children and controlling
These creatures have upset the delicate biological balance in the lake.
v. 投资; 投入
e.g. invest one’s savings in a business enterprise.
I have invested all my money in cotton.
Many of today’s young men are not willing to invest a lot of time in taking care of their
investment n. 投资
e.g. an investment bank 投资银行
His investments were mainly in technology stocks.
The cooking course is not cheap, but it is a wise investment for your career.
Teachers’ investment of time in preparing classes is always underestimated.
12. value n.
e.g. market value
You can’t put a value on a human life.
If your coat wore out in less than a year , it certainly wasn’t good value.
The dollar dropped in value on the foreign exchange markets last week.
Thieves have taken a cell phone and a wallet, but nothing of great value. 2) 重要性， 有用性
e.g. Developing the transport links has its value to the local communities.
The watch had belong to my grandfather, and it has sentimental value to me. values
n. 价值观， 行为准则
Globalization is seen as an attack on traditional cultural values.
e.g. value the friendship/your good opinion/one’s honor above one’s life/such things as
freedom, the love of friends
vt. 估价 The necklace is valued at $2 million.