She’s been appointed to the post of sales director.
They delay ed publishing the report until after the election.
I shifted into top gear.
The match had to be cancelled owing to the bad weather.
5、join vt. 加入;连接
Will you join me for a drink?
Doctors are struggling to contain the disease.
The surgeon has done several heart transplants.
The next event will be the 100metros race.
Why don’t you tell him instead of storing up hatred against him?
For various reason I’d prefer not to meet him.
The church has become more liberal in this century.
The car radio is an optional extra.
This food will only last three days.
There is a significant improvement in the company’s safety record.
There is a training course for employed and unemployed alike.
1、 appreciate vt.感激;欣赏;领会
I’d appreciate it if you would turn the radio down.
2、 secure a.&vt.安全的;放心的;获得;保卫
Extra men are needed to secure the camp against attack.
3、 disturb vt.扰乱;妨碍;使不安
A light wind disturbed the surf-ace of the water.
4、 confuse vt.使混乱;混淆
I’m always confusing John with Paul.
5、 earn vt.赚的;获得
He earned a lot of praise from the pa-pe-rs for his smart deeds.
6、 punish vt.惩罚;处罚
The teacher punished them for their rudeness.
7、 overlook vt. 忽略;俯视;宽容
I’ll overlook your mistake this time.
8、 suit n.&vt. 一套衣服;诉讼;适合;相配
That color doesn’t suit her.
9、 reveal vt.揭露;泄露;展现;显示
The investigation has revealed some faults in the system.
The 1980s have witnessed increasing unemployment.
They finally came up with a solution.
The frequency of accidents has forced the government to lower the speed limit.
13、interval n. 间隔;间歇;(幕间或中场)休息
Tomorrow it will be mostly cloudy, with a few sunny intervals.
The primary purpose of his visit is to improve trading relations.
I feel very guilty about forgetting to post your letter.
1、 tolerate vt.容忍;容许;宽容
I won’t tolerate your bad manners any longer.
She was commonly supposed (to be) extremely rich.
I managed to acquire two tickets for the concert.
Their house differs from mine in having no dining room.
It is costly to furnish our new flat.
In his haste, he forgot to take his umbrella.
Cream cakes are a luxury in our house.
There are many kinds of jungle animals.
He gained an enormous mount of money in the business.
It’s not urgent, it can wait until tomorrow.
11、vivid a. (光线、色彩)鲜亮的，醒目的;逼真的
The film star wears a vivid red hair.
He was advised not to eat bread cake, and other similar foods.
She welcomed me with an artificial smile.
It is advisable to wear a safety belt when you’re driving.
15、equivalent a.&n. (-to)相等的;相同的;等同物;等价物
Changing his job is equivalent to firing him.
1、 surround vt.围绕;包围
The whole affair is surrounded by controversy.
We were wrecked off the coast of Africa.
How much do you charge for a double room?
He’s so lazy that it’s difficult to asses his ability.
I was annoyed with him because he kept interrupting.
We used a computer to coordinate the marketing campaign.
I’m afraid the system is open to abuse.
We passed through some beautiful scenery on our journey.
9、routine a.& n.惯常的;例行的;惯例;常规;例行公事
She longed to escape from the old familiar routine.
It is a nuisance having to go back home to get my ticket.
11、minimum n .&a. 最小量;最低限度;最小数的;最低点的
He smokes a minimum of ten cigarettes a day.
The car won’t start because the battery has lost all its power.
13、tame a.&vt 驯服的;由人驯养的;驯服
Only the tame horse can be ridden on.
This is a progressive firm that uses the most modern systems.
The rule is only applicable to UK citizens.
There is little to motivate these kids to work hard at school.
In writing this report I have omitted all unnecessary details.
My offer met with a polite refusal.
The new evidence put an entirely different perspective on the case.
5、 series n.一系列;连续;丛书
This is the latest in a series of proposals on arms limitation.
She won a scholarship to Oxford.
She wore red ribbons in her hair.
You should have been more patient with that customer.
The purchasing power of the dollar has declined.
The minister made a vigorous defense of the government policies.
She gave us very specific instructions.
The ladder isn’t very stable.
Who’s responsible for this terrible mess?
The original owner of the house was a Frenchman.
I took an instant dislike to him.
1. highlight vt.&n.使显著;使注意力集中于;最精彩的部分(场面)
He gave us several facts that highlight the need for change.
2. amuse vt.使开心;使发笑;给……提供娱乐
His silly jokes amused the children.
3. classify vt.把……分级(分类);把……分为
The scientists classify the animals into several types.
4. insert vt.插入;放入
He inserted a key in the lock of the front door.
5. manufacture vt.&n.(尤指用机器大量)制造;制造
This firm manufactures cars.
6. pitch vt.&n.扎(营);为……定音高;投，扔;球场;音调;程度
This song is pitched too high for my voice.
7. journal n.(专业团体办的)定期刊物，杂质;日记，日志
The British Medical Journal
8. comment n.&vt.评论;评注;vi.(-on)评论发表意见
He made several unfavorable comments about his boss.
9. neglect vt.&n.忽略，忽视;忽略，疏忽;被忽略的状况
The garden has fallen into a state of neglect.
10. request n.&vt.要求;请求;需要
They have made an urgent request for international aid.
11. ratio n.笔;比例;比率
The ratio of nurses to doctors in2:1.
12. mixture n.混合物;混合;合计
His excuse is a mixture of amusement and disbelief.
13. hostile a.怀有敌意的;敌方的
The prime minister was given a hostile reception.
14. peculiar a.奇怪的，异常的;特有的
This meat tastes peculiar. I hope it’s all right.
15. fruitful a.成功的;富有成效的
It was a fruitful meeting.
1、 convert vt.&vi .&n.(使)转变，转换;改变信仰;改变信仰者
This sofa converts into a bed.
U.S.A adopts a tough attitude to the terrorists.
He was charged with resisting arrest.
He was denied the chance of going to university.
I think the room is ten meters long; I’ll pace it (out)
Her arguments incline me towards a different view of the matter.
The railway lines have to be constantly maintained.
The goods were on display in the shop window.
This big city has 6 million inhabitants.
Blackheath is a suburb of London.
They’ve bee n asking some very awkward questions.
What marvelous weather.
He is an outstanding young musician.
At a conservative estimate, the holiday will cost $300.
I have the slightest idea what you’re talking about.
1、 amount n.&.vi.总数，总量，数量，(-to)达到，等于
Her reply amounts to a refusal.
2、 postpone vt.使延期，推迟
We postpone ma-ki-ng a decision.
3、 revise vt.改变，修正，审(稿)，修订，校订
He revised the manuscript of his book.
4、 decrease vt &vi .减少，降低，减少，减少之量
They’re ma-ki-ng efforts to decrease military spending.
5、 investigate vt.&vi .调查，控究，查明
The doctors decided to investigate the cause of cancer.
6、 virtue n.美德，高尚的道德，优点
Among her many virtues are loyalty, courage, and trustfulness.
7、 appearance n.出现，显露 ，外表，外观
She’s made a number of appearances on television.