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新概念2词汇 28-31

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Lesson 28
New words and expressions
1. rare
Jasper White is one of those rare people who believes in ancient myths.
Many rare animals are at the edge of extinction1.
This is a rare genetic2 disease.
2. ancient
Many ancient buildings have been preserved in the city of Beijing.
3. myth
Many myths originated in ancient Greece and spread to other countries.
He confused the names of the gods in the Greek myths with those in the Roman myths.
4. trouble
Ever since he moved in, he has had trouble with cars and their owners.
He is a trouble-maker.
He got into a big trouble.
He got into big trouble.
5. effect
Jasper has put up ‘No Parking’ signs outside his gate, but these have not had any effect.
---therapy has many side effects on patients.
The medicine has a good effect.
6. Medusa
I asked him what it was and he told me that it was Medusa, the Gorgon3.
7. Gorgon
I asked him what it was and he told me that it was Medusa, the Gorgon.

Lesson 29
News words and expressions
1. taxi
Captain Ben Fawcett has bought an unusual taxi and has begun a new service.
I hailed the taxi.
He is a taxi driver.
2. Pilatus Porter
The taxi is a small Swiss aeroplane called a ‘Pilatus Porter’.
3. land
It can land anywhere: on snow, water, or even on a ploughed field.
The plane safely landed at the international airport.
Owing to heavy fog, it was very difficult for the plane to land.
4. plough
She ploughed as a man.
They sowed the crop in the newly ploughed field.
5. lonely
The man wanted to fly to Rockall, a lonely island in the Atlantic Ocean.
He found that the life in the lonely village was very ---.
In order to concentrate on his new novel, he lived in a lonely house in the mountain.
6. Welsh
Captain Fawcett’s first passenger was a doctor who flew from Birmingham to a lonely village in the Welsh mountains.
Welsh houses are very beautiful.
Welsh fans are very enthusiastic.
7. roof
Once he landed on the roof of a block of flats.
A cat was on the roof.
He planted some flowers on the roof.
8. block
She lived in the first block of flats.
Many blocks are under construction.
9. flat
The new block of flats faces the river.
This flat is comfortable.
10. desert
On another occasion he landed in a deserted4 car park.
The street is deserted.
He deserted his wife and children.

Lesson 30
New words and expressions:
1. polo
Football or polo?
There is to be a polo game next week.
To their great surprise, Tom’s team was defeated in the polo game.
2. Wayle
The Wayle is a small river that cuts across the park near my home.
3. cut
The path cuts the meadow.
The trail that cut across the woods was often trodden.
4. row
There were some people rowing on the river.
They rowed a boat on the river to view the beautiful landscape on both sides.
Rowing powerful strokes, he caught up with the swimmer who led the race.
5. kick
Suddenly, one of the children kicked the ball very hard.
Don’t kick a man when he is down.
After a --- rouse, he kicked the man to death.
6. towards
It went towards a passing boat.
He headed towards the school.
He came towards me with a friendly smile.
7. nearly
The ball struck him so hard that he nearly fell into the water.
He was nearly killed in the car accident.
Nearly a year later, they met again at a party given by their mutual5 friend.
8. sight
I turned to look at the children, but there weren’t any in sight: they had all run away!
He vanished out of sight.
When the magnificent architecture came into sight, the tourists all held their breath.

Lesson 31
New words and expressions
1. retire
Before he retired6, Frank was the head of a very large business company.
After teaching at school for thirty years, my father retired.
Tom will take over the business when his father retires.
2. company
He is now working in a multinational7 company.
Many students want to work in a blue-chip company after their graduation.
3. bicycle
It was his job to repair bicycles.
She wanted him to repair their grandson’s bicycle!
The bicycle is a very cheap and convenient means of transport.
4. save
He saved money for years and in 1958 he bought a small workshop of his own.
She has saved one thousand dollars ($1,000) since she took up a job.
He saved three thousand yuan every month to buy a house in instalment.
5. workshop
In a few years the small workshop had become a large factory which employed seven hundred and twenty-eight people.
Before he was promoted to manager he had worked in a workshop for five years.
Few work-related accidents took place in this workshop last year.
6. helper
At that time he had two helpers.
To finish the work in time, he employed fifteen additional helpers.
He is a good helper to his father.
7. employ
In a few years the small workshop had become a large factory which employed seven hundred and twenty-eight people.
He was employed in a bank.
He quit his job and became self-employed.
8. grandson
She wanted him to repair their grandson’s bicycle!
Their grandson was spoiled by them.
The grandfather and his grandson led a miserable8 life.
 


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1 extinction sPwzP     
n.熄灭,消亡,消灭,灭绝,绝种
参考例句:
  • The plant is now in danger of extinction.这种植物现在有绝种的危险。
  • The island's way of life is doomed to extinction.这个岛上的生活方式注定要消失。
2 genetic PgIxp     
adj.遗传的,遗传学的
参考例句:
  • It's very difficult to treat genetic diseases.遗传性疾病治疗起来很困难。
  • Each daughter cell can receive a full complement of the genetic information.每个子细胞可以收到遗传信息的一个完全补偿物。
3 gorgon ZlIyF     
n.丑陋女人,蛇发女怪
参考例句:
  • They would not be devoured by this gorgon of the East.他们不愿被这个东部的女妖怪吃掉。
  • The Gorgon,Miss Springer,the games mistress came back to gave me a raspberry.那个女妖魔,体育教师斯普林杰小姐,又回来把我教训一通。
4 deserted GukzoL     
adj.荒芜的,荒废的,无人的,被遗弃的
参考例句:
  • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.这个荒废的村庄死一般的寂静。
  • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敌人头目众叛亲离。
5 mutual eFOxC     
adj.相互的,彼此的;共同的,共有的
参考例句:
  • We must pull together for mutual interest.我们必须为相互的利益而通力合作。
  • Mutual interests tied us together.相互的利害关系把我们联系在一起。
6 retired Njhzyv     
adj.隐退的,退休的,退役的
参考例句:
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
7 multinational FnrzdL     
adj.多国的,多种国籍的;n.多国籍公司,跨国公司
参考例句:
  • The firm was taken over by a multinational consulting firm.这家公司被一个跨国咨询公司收购。
  • He analyzed the relationship between multinational corporations and under-developed countries.他分析了跨国公司和不发达国家之间的关系。
8 miserable g18yk     
adj.悲惨的,痛苦的;可怜的,糟糕的
参考例句:
  • It was miserable of you to make fun of him.你取笑他,这是可耻的。
  • Her past life was miserable.她过去的生活很苦。
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