A: You're going to abandon me, just like that?你想就那样丢下我不管吗？
B: I'm sorry, but I've got an important job to do.对不起，但我真的有很重要的事要做。
abandon oneself to 沉溺于
with abandon 1.放任地，放纵地；2.纵情地
A: I think it's important that all people have the ability to read.我认为具备阅读能力对于所有人来说都是很重要的。
B: I agree with you, but that's easier said than done.我同意你的看法，但是说起来容易，做起来难。
to the best of one's ability 尽自己最大努力
A: How many passengers are there aboard the ship?有多少乘客上了船？
B: Seventy-six, I think.我想应该是67人吧。
A: Are you planning on studying abroad?你打算出国留学吗？
B: I'd like to, but I'm not sure if I'll have enough money.我想，但我不敢肯定我的钱足够支付留学费用。
A: I noticed your absence in class this morning.我注意到你今天早上没来上课。
B: I'm sorry, I overslept. 我睡过头了。
A: I can't believe the boss was absent from today's meeting.老板没出席今天的会议真是难以置信。
B: Neither can I .我也不敢相信。
A: We have absolute proof that you committed the crime.我们有足够的证据证明是你犯下那宗罪案。
B: That's absolutely ridiculous!那简直荒谬。
A: This paper absorbs water so quickly!这纸吸水很快。
B: Yes, it's great for cleaning up spills.对，用这种纸来清理溅出的东西非常好。
A: Why aren't you doing well in the class?你们为什么在班里成绩不理想。
B: The material is so abstract that I have trouble understanding it. 材料太抽象了，我理解起来有困难。
in the abstract 抽象地，在理论上
A: Labor1 is an abundant resource here.这里的劳动力资源很充足。
B: One of many abundant resources, I'd like to point out.我想指出的是那时大量充足资源中的一种。
A: I hate to see the abuse of animals.我讨厌看见虐待动物的情形。
B: It makes me sick.那让我感到恶心。
n. 1.滥用，妄用； 2.虐待，伤害； 3.辱骂，毁谤
vt. 1.滥用，妄用； 2.虐待，伤害； 3.辱骂，毁谤
A: I really dislike reading academic books.我真的很不喜欢看学术书刊。
B: That may be so, but reading them is an important way to expand your knowledge.学术书刊也许不招人喜欢，但读一读可以拓宽知识面。
A: The academy is an important part of the education system.学院是教育系统的重要部分。
B: I couldn't agree with you more.我太赞同你的说法了。
A: Look how fast that car can accelerate!看看那辆车加速好快啊。
B: I've never seen anything like it .我还没有看过像那部车那么快的呢/
A: I'm sorry, I'm having a little trouble understanding your accent. 抱歉，你的口音让我听起来有点困难。
B:I'll try to speak more clearly.我尽量说得清楚一点。
n. 1.口音，腔调； 2.重音，重音符号
A: How's work?工作进展得怎么样？
B: I feel like I'm finally gaining my co-worker's acceptance..我似乎终于得到了工友的接纳。
A: I wish I had access to the public library.我希望能够使用公共图书馆。
B: it's easy! Just go and get a card.那还不容易吗。只要过去办理张卡。
A: How did you two meet?你们两人怎么会在一起见面？
B:To tell you the truth, it was completely accidental.实话告诉你，那绝对是一个偶然。
A: What sort of accommodation can you supply for me?你可以给我提供怎样的膳宿？
B: We've got a beautiful two- double room with a bath an shower.我们有两间带卫生间的双人房。
n. [常pl.] 住处，膳宿
A: Would you be willing to accompany me to the party tonight?你愿意陪我参加今晚的误会吗？
B: Sure , I'd love to .当然，我非常愿意。
A: What kind of job do you think I should get?你认为我应该找份怎样的工作呢？
B: It all depends on what you want to accomplish in your life.这就看你这一生希望实现什么目标了。
A: The numbers in this table don't seem to be in accord with reality.桌上的数字似乎与事实不符。
B: I know, but these are the figures that we came up with.我知道，但这些数字只是我们想出来的。
of one's own accord 出于自愿，主动地
in accord with 与…一致，与…相符合
with one accord 一致地，一致同意地
A: Why didn't you sign the contract?你为何不在合同上签字？
B: Because that company's behavior is not in accordance with international law.因为公司的行为有悖于国际法。
in accordance with 与…一致，依照，根据
A: When should I make my presence known?什么时候才让他们知道我在这里。
B: Wait for my instructions and then proceed accordingly等我的指示并按我意思行事就是了。
A: Why are you holding me in this jail cell?为什么你要把握关在牢里？
B: We'd like to hear your account of the events of last night.我们想听听你陈述昨晚所发生的事。
of no account 不重要的
on account of 为了…的缘故，因为，由于
on no account 绝不，绝对不
take account of 考虑到，顾及，体谅
take…into account 见take account of ：考虑到，顾及，体谅
A: My accountant thinks she can save me lots of money on my taxes this year.我的会计师认为今年她能够帮我省很多税钱。
B: That sounds great!太棒了。
A: You shouldn't let the dirty dishes accumulate in the sick!你不应该把脏盘子堆积在哪里。
B: I know, I should wash them right away.知道了，我必须马上去洗掉它们。
A: When shooting a gun, accuracy is very important.当使用枪支射击时，精确度是很重要的。
B: You only need to tell me that once.你只需要告诉我一次就行了。
A: If the weatherman's predictions are accurate, it should rain tomarrow.如果气象员的预报准确，明天应该会下雨。
B: I hope not. Then we'd have to reschedule our baseball game.我希望不要下雨。否则我们不得不更改棒球赛的时间。
A: How dare you accuse me of stealing your computer?你怎么敢告我偷你的电脑。
B: I'm sorry, but you were the only one who had access to it.抱歉，但是只有你一个人可以靠近它。
A: I'm not really accustomed to the style of the new boss. 新老板的风格让我不太适应。
B: It'll take us all some time to get used to the change.我们都需要时间适应新变化。
a. 1. (to)习惯于…的，适应了的；2. 通常的，惯常的
A: The new testing system rewards students based on achievement
B: Well, what was the old system like?
A: Be careful! This acid can burn through your skin!
B: Maybe I should wear gloves.
A: I'm so embarrassed that I don't know what to do.
B: You should just acknowledge your mistake and move on.
A: Was that your girlfriend?
B: No, we're not even good friend. She's really just an acquaitance
A: What do you think is the best way to acquire knowledge about fishing?
B: Go fishing!
A: The acquisition of wealth should not be the only goal of your life.
B: I know, but I still would have liked to have gotten a raise.
A: How many acres of land are you hoping to bay?
B: Anywhere between ten and twenty.
A: If you really like the girl, then you should take action
B: But I get nervous every time I talk to her .
out of action 不（再）起作用，不（再）运转
A: What would you say is your favorite activity ?
B: I'd have to say bowling2.
A: Why do you think he is so successful?
B: His acute sense of reason puts him a level above everyone else.
A: That is the silliest ad I have every seen!
B: Why would anyone want to buy that product?
A: If you want to survive in this business, you've got to learn to how to adapt
B: I'm doing the best I can.
vi. (to) 适应
A: How are you going to have room for the new baby?
B: We're going to build an addition onto our house.
in addition 另外，加之
in addition to 除…之外（还）
A: Do you have any additional questions?
B: No, thanks, you've answered them all.
A: If we can't find adequate housing in the city, we're going to have to move to another state.
B: That would really be a pit.
A: How was the concert?
B: I don't know if I can even find the right adjective to describe it!
A: I'm sure it's just a matter of time before you find a job.
B: Maybe I need to adjust my attitude
vi. （to） 适应
A: I've just about had it with the administration !
B: Really? What's the problem?
A: I applied3 to six school, and got four offers of admission .
A: I think maybe we should adopt a child.
B: I'm not sure if we can afford it.
A: Sometimes I get tired of being an adult. And want to just play like a child.
B: I think we all feel that way sometimes.
A: Are you going to sign up for the advanced course, or the beginner one?
B: I think I might sign up for the intermediate course.
A: Why did your team lose the game?
B: They had a big advantage over us, being so much taller.
take advantage of 利用，占…的便宜
to advantage 有力地，使优点突出地
A: Do you know what an adverb is ?
B: I think I remember from school that it is usually a word that modifies a verb.
A: If we want our magazine to be successful, we need to find advertisers.
B: But who would want to advertise I a magazine about potatoes?
A: It's imperative4 that we build our brand name.
B: Well, if we want to do that, we're going to need a killer5 advertisement.
A: I've decided6 to quit my job.
B: I really don't think that's an advisable course of action.
A: What did the doctor say?
B: She advocated that I quit smoking.
A: It's important to remember that your own actions affect the lives of others.
B: Thanks for reminding me.
A: Why do you think he 's angry all the time?
B: Maybe his mother didn't show him enough affection when he was a child.
A: So, you went to the concert. Then what?
B: Afterwards, he drove me home and kissed me goodnight.
A: Do you know of a good travel agency?
B: We were very happy with the one that organized our trip to the Bahamas
A: Would you mind helping7 me plan the agenda for tomorrow's meeting?
B: Sure, no problem.
A: What do you do for a living?
B: I've been a real estate agent for the past 15 years.
A: Why didn't you hire the candidate from Michigan?
B: I was really turned off by his aggressive manner.
A: This software has been a great aid in completing my homework.
B: It's amazing what computers can do.
A: Before boarding the aircraft, remember to remove anything sharp from your luggage.
B: Don't worry, I'll remember.
A: Do you prefer to fly small airlines or large ones?
B: I fly whichever will sell me the cheapest ticket.
n. [常pl.] 航空公司
A: I'm worried that my sickness will become serious.
B: Relax. A minor8 sore throat is no cause for alarm.
A: Can I get you a beer?
B: No thanks. If I drink too much alcohol, my face turns red.
A: Be sure to stay alert when you're walking alone at night.
B: I'll be fine. I've lived in the city all of my life.
on the alert 警戒着，随时准备着，密切注意着
A: You two look almost exactly alike!
B: Well, we're twins.
A: Exactly how is an alliance with their company in our best interests?
B: The chief advantage is that we can consolidate9 our production lines.
A: Why should I give you a raise in your allowance?
B: Because I do more chores now than I used to .
make allowance(s) for 1.考虑到，顾及；2.体谅，原谅
A: They've been our allies for fifteen years, and I think we should help them
B: But sometimes you've got to abandon a sinking ship.
A: How do I get to the bank?
B: Just follow the road that runs alongside the river.
A: How many vowels10 are there in the English alphabet?
B: Five, I think.
A: I'm trying to find a way to alter my image.
B: You could start by cutting your hair.
A: Isn't there an alternative to moving to another country?
B: Not if we want to survive financially.
A: I'm having a strong reaction to the high altitude of the mountain.
B: Rest for a few days, and I'm sure you'll be fine.
A: What are you going to do with all of those aluminum11 cans?
B: Recycle them.
aluminium12 = aluminum
A: You are quite the golfer!
B: I'm just an amateur, but I try to practice a lot.
A: This magician we're going to see will amaze you with some of his tricks.
B: We'll see. I'm not easily amazed.
A: When you go abroad, you should remember that you're acting13 as an ambassador for your county.
B: I'm not so sure about that. As far as I'm concerned, I'm just representing myself.
A: I wish I still had the ambition of my youth.
B: I like you just the way you are.
A: If the ambulance had gotten here earlier, his life might have been saved.
B: Now is not the time to place blame.
A: I really hate him.
B: Amid all of the things you hate about him, he must have at least some qualities that you find endearing.
A: What's the best way to lose weight?
B: Just remember that what you eat is more important than the amount you eat.
A: I was just trying to amuse you .
B: Well, I didn't think it was funny.
A: What do you think about the country's economic situation?
B: I'd really need to do some further analysis before I could give you an answer on that.
A: If you had properly analyzed15 the situation a year ago, you might not be bankrupt today.
B: Thanks for the advice, but it comes a little too late.
analyse = analyze14
A: Where were your ancestors from?
B: They were from various different countries in Europe.
A: You've really been an anchor for me during this past year of hardship, and I want to say think you .
B: It's been my pleasure.
A: Your car really looks ancient .
B: Well, at least it still runs.
A: I just can't figure out how to save my marriage.
B: Maybe you should try looking at the situation from a different angle .
angle for 谋取，猎取
A: Why did you have to sit the game out.
B: I twisted my ankle in practice.
A: Do you think what today is .
B: It's our 50th wedding anniversary .
A: Do you mind if I chew gum?
B: Actually it's really starting to annoy me.
A: Are you going to go to Peter's annual barbeque?
B: This year I've got to stay home with the kids.
A: I am so sick of having ants in the kitchen.
B: Maybe you should call the exterminator16.
A: I wish I could anticipate when it's going to rain.
B: Why don't you just watch the weather report on the news?
A: This type of antique pot is very expensive.
B: Well, then I don't think I can afford it.
A: Whenever I have a math test, I have trouble controlling my anxiety.
B: Everybody's nervous-you need to learn how to relax.
A: Anyhow , you're just as smart as he is .
B: I know that , but I still feel inferior sometimes.
A: You really shouldn't have fallen asleep during the lecture.
B: Why not? I didn't care what he was talking about anyway .
A: Do you think it will be hard to be apart for so long?
B: Not as long as we remember that we love each other.
apart from 1.除…之外（别无）；2.除…之外（尚有）
A: What have you been up to for the past few days?
B: I've been trying to find an apartment in the city.
A: I think you owe me an apology .
B: What!? You're the one who parked illegally.
A: Why do you want to a divorce?
B: It's become quite apparent to me that you don't care for me anymore.
A: That type of shoe just doesn't appeal to me.
B: Say what you want, but I like them.
vi. 1.呼吁，恳求；2.有吸引力，有感染力；3. 上诉，申诉；4.（to）诉诸，诉请裁决（或证实等）
A: Why don't we just stay home tonight?
B: I feel like we should at least make an appearance at the party.
to all appearances 就外表看来，根据观察推断
A: You don't seem to have much of an appetite tonight.
B: Well, I had a big lunch.
A: Why do you want to be an actor?
B: That's easy. I crave17 the applause.
A: How is your new house coming along?
B: It's completely furnished, except for the major appliances .
A: Your example sounds great, but it's not applicable to the situation
B: I'm afraid I disagree with you on this one.
A: Do you think I'll get the job?
B: Well, you're certainly not the most qualified18 applicant19 , but maybe they'll hire you based on personality.
A: Are you planning on applying for graduate school this year?
B: Not this year, but maybe the next.
A: Who do you think the President should appoint as the new judge?
B: Anybody will be better than the last guy!
A: I've got an appointment at four, but I could meet you for dinner at six.
B: Okay, sounds great.
A: I really appreciate all of your help.
B: That's what friends are for.
A: I really like her, but I'm not sure how to approach her.
B: Just walk up to her!
A: Do you think this outfit20 is appropriate for the party?
B: The invitation said, "wear what you want."
A: Do you like having your own place?
B: Yes, I love it. I finally feel like I don't need my mother's approval .
on approval （商品）供试用的，包退包换的
A: You should know that I don't approve of your dropping out of school.
B: Do you think I care?
vi. (of )赞成，称许
A: You don't have to say exactly, just tell me your approximate age.
B: I'm around forty.
vi. (to) 近似，接近
A: I'm sorry you lost your job.
B: I never thought, after all my years at the company, that they'd dismiss me in such an arbitrary manner.
A: What's the first thing you'd do if you were going to build a house?
B: I'd find a good architect , of course.
A: I really hate the architecture of that building.
B: Well, to each his own. I kind of like it.
A: Look, I really don't want to argue with you. Just give me the keys.
B: Not if my life depends on it.
A: Well, what are you going to do now?
B: To be honest, I never thought this kind of situation would arise .
A: If you're twenty five, and I'm ten years older than you, then how old am I?
B: I'm really bad at arithmetic !
A: If you don't want to arouse any suspicion, you'd better hide in the closet.
B: Whatever you say.
A: Would you like to have your parents arrange your wedding?
F: Frankly21, I'd rather do it myself.
A: Which hotel will we be staying in?
B: That depends on what arrangements the travel agency has made.
n. 1. [常pl.]安排，准备工作；2.整理，排列，布置
A: Since your arrest , do you feel that you've reformed?
B: Oh yes, certainly.
A: I'm so glad you're okay.
B: It's a good thing I ducked, or the arrow would have gone right through my head!
A: Would you like a jelly bean?
B: No thanks, I don't eat anything with artificial coloring.
A: Do you like my painting?
B: Yes, you're so artistic22 !
A: How did you house burn down?
B: We left some hot ashes on the porch, and the whole house caught fire.
A: I can't figure out how to write the conclusion!
B: Why don't you put the project aside for a few days, and come back to it later.
aside from 1.除…之外（别无）；2.除…之外（尚有）
A: If you just focus on one aspect of the situation, your lecture might be easier to understand.
B: I know that, but I'm afraid I'd lose sight of the big picture.
A: I'd like to buy this model for my son.
B: I should warn you that it might be too difficult for a child to assemble.
A: Unless the assembly approves the new regulations, we're out of business.
B: I've got my fingers crossed.
A: How would you assess the current state of our marriage?
B: Well, we've been through some rocky times, but right now we're in pretty good shape.
A: You've been a huge asset to the company over the years, but we've going to have to let you go.
B: I don't believe this.
A: Do you think the teacher will assign homework over the weekend?
B: I don't see why he wouldn't.
A: Have you finished the assignment I gave you?
B: Of course.
A: Let me know if there's any way I can assist you.
A: If you need assistance , just give a yell.
B: I'm sure I'll be fine.
A: I usually wouldn't associate you with music, but you just did a great job singing that song.
A: Before you move in, you need the approval of the Homeowner's Association .
B: Do you think it will be a problem?
A: I assume you brought the video?
B: Yes, it's right here.
A: I can tell just by looking at him that I won't like him.
B: You shouldn't make that sort of assumption about people.
A: I want to assure you that all of our wines are of the highest quality.
B: That's good to know.
A: People today astonish me with their disregard for nature.
B: I guess they're more concerned with making money than protecting the environment.
A: Why didn't you play soccer with us?
B: I've never been much of an athlete .
A: The atmosphere of a room really changes when she walks in.
B: Yes, she certainly has a powerful presence.
A: It's hard to imagine that everything is make up of little tiny atoms.
B: And it's even harder to imagine that every atom is made up of even smaller particles.
A: Atomic energy can help reduce our dependence23 on oil.
B: But it has dangerous side effects as well.
A: What should I do with my necklace when I'm not wearing it?
B: Why don't you attach it to your backpack?
A: It's difficult to attain24 such a high level of skill.
B: But they say that, with practice, anything is possible.
A: If you don't change your attitude , I'm leaving.
B: Go ahead and leave if you want.
A: My attorney says I should plead guilty.
B: But you didn't do anything!
A: I've always had an attraction to politics.
B: Maybe you should run for office.
A: I think you're very attractive .
B: I think you're quite ugly.
A: I attribute his lack of personality to my failure as a parent.
B: Don't be so hard on yourself.
vt. (to) 把…归因于，把（过错、责任等）归于
A: Why are you so sad? I thought it was a great show.
B: But half the audience left at intermission!
A: The audio system in my car is nothing to get excited about.
B: At least it puts out sound, which is more than I can say about my car's system.
A: How do you know the author ?
B: We went to high school together.
A: I hate it when the students challenge my authority .
B: Well, kids will be kids.
A: I want to buy an automatic can opener.
B: Why don't you just open the cans yourself?
A: That is a fine-looking automobile25 .
B: Thank you.
A: I want to buy some auxiliary26 speakers to supplement my existing sound system.
B: Do what you want, but I think it's a waste of money.
A: Do you have any rooms available ?
B: I'm sorry, we're all booked of tonight.
A: I live on 15 Lawn Avenue.
B: Next to the Johnsons?
A: I feel like you've been trying to avoid me.
B: That's not true at all.
A: Can I have a week to think about it?
B: Sure. I await your reply.
A: It is my pleasure to award you with this trophy27 for academic excellence28.
B: I'm honored to receive it.
A: I wasn't aware that you've been trying to reach me.
B: Well, I have been for the past fifteen days.
A: How was the movie?
B: It was absolutely awful.
A: I really feel awkward when I play tennis.
B: Maybe you should get lessons?
A: Are you going to cut the tree down with a chainsaw?
B: No, just my trusty ax .
B 字部 PART I
A: Did you get the job?
B: No, they didn't think I had the right background.
A: Did you know that your shirt in on backwards29?
B: Yes. I like to wear it this way.
ad. [-(s)] １．向后，往回；２．朝反方向，倒
A: What's your favorite food?
B: I love to eat bacon.
A: Why won't you drink the water?
B: I'm afraid of the bacteria that might be in it.
A: Why did you miss the plane?
B: My baggage was so heavy that I couldn't lift it out of the car!
A: Be careful not to lose your balance!
B: Don't worry about me.
in the balance （生命等）在危急状态中，（命运等）未定
off balance 不平衡
A: I'm looking for apartment with a large balcony.
B: I think we've got just the one for you.
A: Oops, I just popped the balloon.
B: That's OK, there are plenty more where that came from
A: Well, we've decided to ban smoking in the office.
B: That's fine by me.
vt. 1.取缔，查禁; 2.(from)禁止
A: Would you like to start a band?
B: Sure, I'd love to.
n. 1.管乐队; 2.群,伙; 3.带,箍; 4.条纹; 5.波段，频带
A: Did you just hear that loud bang?
B: Yes, I wonder what it was.
n. 1.巨响,爆炸声; 2.猛击,猛撞
vi. 1.猛击，猛撞; 2.发出砰的一声，砰砰作响
vt. 砰地敲(或推,扔); 2.猛击,猛撞
A: I hate to inform you, but the company is going bankrupt.
B: Does this mean I'll lose my job?
a. 1.破产的,彻底失败的; 2.彻底缺乏的
A: I think we should hang a huge banner out in front of the school.
B: What a great idea.
A: Would you like to go to the bar tonight?
B: Sure. What time should we meet?
n. 1.酒吧间,售酒(或食物等)的柜台;2.条，块; 3.(门窗等的)闩,栅栏
vt. 1.闩(门窗等),在…设栅栏; 2.阻止,阻拦; 3.阻塞，封锁(道路等)
behind bars 在狱中
A: The barber did a horrible job with my hair!
B: I don't think is looks that bad.
A: My bare feet are freezing.
B: Why don't you put some socks on?
a. 1.赤裸的；2.光秃的，无遮盖的; 3.刚刚够的，勉强的
A: I barely passed yesterday's test.
B: You're not the only one.
A: That dog sure has a loud bark.
B: Yeah, I have to cover my ears every day when I walk by.
n. 1.吠声，叫声; 2.树皮
A: Did you hear that the old barn burned down?
B: No! When did it happen?
A: I'd like to buy a big barrel of oranges.
B: I'm sorry, but we don't sell them by the barrel.
A: Why did you return early from abroad?
B: I found that the language barrier was just too much for me.
n. 1.栅栏，关卡，检票口; 2.障碍，隔阂; 3.屏障
A: There's nothing like a good game of baseball on a Saturday afternoon.
B: You've got that right.
A: Basically, I just couldn't handle the workload30, so I dropped the class.
B: That's too bad.
A: On what basis are you making your claim?
B: I'm mainly basing my conclusions on the results of my research.
A: Did you see that bat just flew by us?
B: Yeah. Its wings brushed right by my ear!
A: The batteries on my CD player are dead.
B: Here, you can borrow some of mine.
n. 1.电池(组),蓄电池(组);2.排炮，炮组; 3.一系列，一套
A: I wonder how many boats there are in the bay?
B: More than I can count, that's for sure.
n. 1.(海或湖泊的)湾; 2.(大厅等建筑物内的)分隔间
keephold sth. at bay 使无法近身
A: If you break the laser beam, then the alarm will go off.
B: Don't worry, I'll be careful.
n. 1.(光线等;的)束,柱; 2.梁,横梁; 3.笑容，喜色
A: I hate eating beans.
B: You should learn to like them, because they are a good source of protein.
A: I want to grow a beard, but my wife thinks it'll look ugly.
B: You need to do what's right for you.
A: You can just look at him and tell that he has the bearing of a champion.
B: Well, he is a champion, after all.
|n.元音，元音字母( vowel的名词复数 )|
|v.分析( analyze的过去式和过去分词 )；分解；解释；对…进行心理分析|