1. Fill in the gaps with words and phrases given in the box.
1) threatens 2) by a small margin 3) civilize 4) closed up 5) wandered 6) paste
7) without so much as 8) sideways 9) hook up to 10) universal 11) chart
12) bathed in
2. Now use the verb in brackets to form an appropriate phrasal verb you have learned and
complete the sentence with it.
1) narrowed down 2) looked back on 3) cut off 4) fit into 5) wear (the other)down
6) lies in 7) put up 8) stand for
3. Rewrite each sentence with the word or phrase in brackets, keeping the same meaning. The
first part has been written for you.
1) which is likely to make people vulnerable to asthma has been found by researchers at
the Department of Clinical Medicine in Oxford.
2) with mirrored doors had to be built in so as to make their small bedroom look larger.
3) feature the space shuttle Challenger blowing up in January 1986 – killing all seven crew.
4) threatened to keep the pupils in after school they were quieted at once.
5) are a major barrier to the country’s economic growth due to the fact that imported oil
has absorbed 40% of its foreign exchange/because imported oil has absorbed 40% of its
4. Complete the sentences, using the words or phrases in brackets. Make additions or changes
1) Looked back on; urban life
2) era; hooked up to; the electronic
3) the suburb; a sophisticated; system; analyze; make errors
1) away 2) inside/in 3)forward/through 4) back 5) off 6) home 7) back down 8)
1. Internet is not such an unusual word as it used to be.
2. Most men do not look unattractive in them
3. Wealthy as she is, she is not unconcerned by her sudden unemployment. 4. This claim is not unrealistic in view of a sharp decrease in the city’s violent crimes.
5. His poor health is not unrelated to his unhealthy way of life.
(1) statistics (2) rural (3) era (4) stood for (5) on the latch
(6) vulnerable (7) barriers (8) electronic (9) reflection (10) civilized 2. Them-related
(1) tougher (2) liable (3) shift (4) electric (5) cautious (6) sophisticated (7) thieves (8) break (9) chances (10) signs
1. Translate the sentences into English:
1) The Internet is changing the way people live, no matter whether they are in urban or rural
2) Medium-sized and small companies are more vulnerable to the threat of the global economic
crisis than large ones.
3) With regard to our term papers, the professor asked us to analyze the chart of
unemployment first, and then provide critical reflections on the nation’s economic
4) It never occurred to him that their team would win the basketball match by a large margin.
teaching in high school, I attributed my success to patience, 5) Looking back on my twenty years’
talent, and the constant pursuit of knowledge.
2. Translate the passage into English:
It is almost impossible to keep a determined burglar out. All you can do is discourage him for
a few minutes, thus exposing him to police patrols. Common sense tells us that lighting is a
barrier to criminal activity. A light should be fixed in the doorway and switched on at night.
Make sure/Assure yourself that you don’t leave the door on the latch if you happen to be the
last to come in. if you decide to buy a sophisticated electronic alarm system, be sure to ask
for its signs and put them up on both windows and doors. In addition you may have it
hooked up to a police station.
1. b 2. b 3. b 4. d 5. a 6. d
1. 时至今日？我成了一个典型的被枪支制造商视为其潜在买主的那种女人—— 成了成千
1. Match the definitions:
(1)d, (2)f, (3)h, (4)a, (5)g, (6)e, (7)b, 8)c
2. Fill in the gaps with words or phrases chosen from the box.
(1) belief (2) wrapping (3) draw the line at (4) break into (5) take the plunge (6)
squeeze (7) advocated (8) insure (9) in his favor (10) under no circumstances (11)
on the line (12) aimed at