Going shopping 購物

496. What can I do for you, sir? 先生,您需要什麼?
497. I want a pair of shoes for my son. 我要為我兒子買一雙鞋。
498. What size does he wear? 他穿幾號的鞋子?
499. May I try on this sweater? 我可以試穿這件毛衣嗎?
500. This shirt is not fit for me. Do you have a smaller one? 這件襯衣我不合身,你們有小一點的嗎?
501. George is interested in buying a new computer. 喬治很想買一台新電腦。
502. Which color do you want, purple or pink? 你想要哪種顏色,紫色還是粉紅色?
503. What's the price of that air conditioner? 那台空調的價格是多少?
504. How much is this pencil-box? 這個鉛筆盒多少錢?
505. Is this shampoo on sale today? 這種洗髮水今天減價出售嗎?
506. That set of comb is very beautiful and special, but it costs much. 那套梳子非常漂亮,非常特別,但是太貴了。
507. How much do I owe you? 我該付你多少錢?
508. That will be twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents. 二十七美元五十美分。
509. Do you have change for a ten-dollar bill? I want five-dollar bills. 你能換開一張十美元的鈔票嗎?請換成五美元的鈔票。
510. This dress is made of silk, isn't it? 這件衣服是絲綢做的,對嗎?
 
Eating in a restaurant 餐館進膳
 
511. What would you like to eat? 你想吃什麼?
512. I'd like to try the steak, please. 請給我來一客牛排。
513. May I take your order, sir? 先生,點好菜了嗎?
514. What would you rather to have----Chinese food or Western food? 你想吃什麼菜----中餐還是西餐?
515. I want my steak well-done. 我要全熟的牛排。
516. What kinds of vegetables do you have? 你要什麼蔬菜?
517. I'll just take a small salad, please. 我只想要一小盆沙拉。
518. And to follow? 還要什麼?
519. I'd like some fruit if you have any. 如果有水果就來一點吧。
520. They serve good food in this restaurant. 這家飯店賣的飯菜很好。
521. Do you want any dessert? 你要甜品嗎?
522. Apple pie and ice cream would be nice. 蘋果派和霜淇淋就行了。
523. You have choice of two flavors of ice cream----chocolate and strawberry. 你可以選擇要巧克力還是草莓口味的霜淇淋。
524. May I have the check, please? 請開帳單,好嗎? 525. Here's the money. Keep the change. 給。不用找了。
 
Going out for the evening 參加晚會
 
526. How long did the party last? 晚會持續了多長時間?
527. The movie started at half past eight and ended at ten. 電影從8點半開始放映到10點結束。
528. Will you go to the theater with me tonight? 你今晚願意和我一起去看戲劇嗎?
529. This new film is said to be adapted from a novel by Jane Austen. 據說這部新影片是根據簡•奧斯丁的一本小說改編的。
530. The new play was good and everybody enjoyed it. 這個新編的劇碼很好,人人都很欣賞。
531. The movie had begun by the time we got there. 當我們到那兒的時候,電影已經開始了。
532. Can I still get tickets for tonight's show? 還有今晚夜場的票嗎?
532. Where would you like to sit? 您想坐哪兒?
533. I like to sit in about the fifth row. 我想坐在第五排左右。
534. The cast of the play includes a famous actress. 這個劇的演員名單中有一位名花旦。
535. After the play was over, we all wanted to get something to eat. 劇演完後,我們都想找點吃的。
536. There was a big crowd and it was hard to find a taxi. 人很多,很難找到一輛計程車。
537. Which would you rather do----go dancing or go to a play? 你喜歡做什麼,去跳舞還是去看劇?
538. I don't go dancing very often. 我不常去跳舞。
539. After dancing, we went to a café and had something to drink. 跳完舞,我們去了一家咖啡廳喝點東西。
540. I'm not accustomed to listening to rock music. 我不習慣聽搖滾樂。
 
Making appointments 約會
 
541. I'd like to make an appointment to see Doctor White. 我想約個時間去看懷特醫生。
542. Is it convenient for you to arrange for a personal interview? 您方便安排一次個別會談嗎?
543. Your appointment will be next Monday at nine o'clock. 你約會的時間是在下星期一的9點鐘。
544. I'd like to fix an appointment with the manager. Would ten tomorrow be all right? 我想和經理約個時間。明天10點行嗎?
545. I'm afraid not. He's got rather a full day tomorrow. 恐怕不行。明天他都排滿了。
546. She is only free on Friday afternoon. 她只有星期五下午有空。
547. She failed to call the office to cancel her appointment. 她沒有打電話到辦公室取消她的約會。
548. I am looking for a permanent position. 我在找一個永久性的職業。
549. Please fill this application form first. 請先填寫這份申請表。
550. I'm going to call a plumber to come tomorrow. 我準備明天叫一個管道工人過來。
551. She wants to change her appointment from Tuesday to Wednesday. 她想把她的約會從星期二改到星期三。
552. Why didn't he keep the appointment? 他為什麼沒有赴約?
553. Let's make a date to go fishing next Sunday. 我們就定在下星期天去釣魚吧。
554. Will you please turn off the light when you leave? 你離開時請關燈好嗎?
555. Please call before you come, otherwise we might not be home. 你來以前請先打個電話,否則,我們可能不在家。
 
Visiting the doctor 看病
 

556. I went to see my doctor and had a check-up yesterday. 昨天我去請醫生作了一次檢查。
557. He gave me a chest X-ray and took my blood pressure. 他給我做了X光胸透並量了血壓。
558. I keep feeling dizzy, and I've got a headache. 我一直感到頭暈和頭痛。
559. I should say you're generally run down. 我想你是一般的勞累過度。
560. The doctor asked me to take these pills every four hours. 醫生讓我每隔四小時服用一次這些藥丸。
561. Do you think the patient can be cured? 你認為這個病人能治好嗎?
562. It's nothing serious, but he must stay in bed for two or three days. 不要緊的,不過他必須臥床休息兩三天。
563. We must operate on him at once. 我們必須馬上給他做手術。
564. She needed a blood transfusion. 她需要輸血。
565. My grandfather had a heart attack last year. 我的祖父去年害了一場心臟病。
566. They had to call in a heart specialist. 他們不得不請來一位心臟病專家。
567. What kind of medical insurance are you covered by? 你享有那種醫療保險?
568. I'm covered by the health plan at my university in California. 我有加利福尼亞大學的保險。
569. The doctor advised me to get plenty of exercise. 醫生建議我多做鍛煉。
570. The physician said smoking is harmful to my health. 內科大夫說,吸煙對我的健康有害。
 
Making telephone calls 打電話

 
571. You're wanted on the phone. 有電話找你。
572. What number should I dial to get the operator? 找總機話務員我該撥什麼號?
573. I want to make a long distance collect call. 我要打個對方付費的長途電話。
574. Pick up the receiver and deposit a coin in the slot. 拿起聽筒後,放一個硬幣在這個小口子裏。
575. I am sorry, but you have dialed a wrong number. 對不起,你打錯電話了。
576. I tried to phone you last night, but the line was busy. 昨晚我想給你打電話,但一直占線。
577. I am sorry. I was out when you called. 對不起,你打電話給我的時候,我出去了。
578. He is not in. May I take a message? 他不在,我可以幫你留個口信嗎?
579. May I talk to Mr. Cooper? 我可以和庫柏先生通電話嗎?
580. Who is that? I don't recognize your voice. 誰呀?我聽不出你的聲音來。
581. The telephone is ringing. Would you answer it, please? 電話鈴響了,請你接一下,好嗎?
582. Just a minute. Hold the line, please. 稍等一下,請別掛線。
583. Put the receiver closer to your mouth, I can't hear you. 請把話筒靠近你嘴邊一些,我聽不請你的話。
584. Would you please ask her to call me back this evening? 請你讓她今天晚上給我回個電話,好嗎?
585. I have to hang up now. 現在我該掛線了。
 
Writing letters 寫信
 
586. I received a letter from my uncle yesterday. 昨天我收到叔叔的一封信。
587. How long has it been since you've heard from your daughter? 從你上次接到你女兒的信以來有多長時間了?
588. I can't recall how long it has been. 我回憶不起來多長時間了。
589. I often send emails to my friends who are abroad. 我經常給在國外的朋友發電子郵件。
590. I am sorry to have delayed writing back to you. 耽誤了給你的回信,很抱歉。
591. She is disappointed because she doesn't get any letter from her boyfriend. 她沒有收到男朋友的信,很失望。
592. I enclosed my resume in my letter. 我在信裏附上了我的簡歷。
593. What time is the mail delivered on Sunday? 星期天的郵件都是在什麼時間投送的?
594. The postman always comes at 12 o'clock. 郵遞員總是12點來。
595. I wrote to my father last night. I couldn't put it off any longer. 我昨晚給父親寫信了,我不能再拖延了。
596. What's the postage on these letters to India, please? 請問這些信寄到印度郵費是多少?
597. I'd like to send this letter registered. 我想掛號郵寄這封信。
598. I don't know whether to send the letter airmail or not. 我不知道這封信是否要用航空發出。
599. Don't forget to put stamps on the letter before you mail it. 發信前別忘了貼郵票。
600. He dropped the letter in the mailbox. 他把信投入了郵筒。

Telling about past experiences 敍談體驗

601. We went for a drive with Lucy and John on Sunday. 星期天我們和露西、約翰一起駕車出遊。
602. We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river. 我們準備了一頓野餐並乘車沿河而下。
603. At noon we stopped and found a shady place under some pine trees. 中午,我們停下來,在幾棵松樹下找了一塊陰涼的地方。
604. The scenery there was so attractive and I won't forget it. 那裏的風景太迷人了,我永遠也忘不了。
605. On our way back home, we had a flat tire. 我們在回家的路上,車子的輪胎癟了。
606. It was a bad day today. 今天真倒楣。
607. A strange thing happened to me this morning. 今天早上我碰到一件怪事。
608. I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car. 我正在過大街時,差點被汽車撞著。
609. Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit. 幸好,我往回跳得及時,才沒有被撞倒。
610. I couldn't finish my work until half past eight and I was very tired when I got home. 我到8點半才結束工作,回到家時已經很累了。
611. I got a letter saying that my father was in hospital. 我收到一封信,說我父親住院了。
612. I wish you could tell me more details about your trip. 你若能更詳細地給我講講你的旅行情況就好了。
613. We used to have a lot of fun when we were that age. 當我們在那個年齡時,我們一向玩得很有趣。
614. I can't recall the exact circumstances. 我回憶不起確切的情況。
615. I never imagined that I would be working for IBM. 我從來沒想到,有一天我居然會在IBM公司工作。
 
Asking about furniture and places to live 尋找傢俱和住房
 
616. I believe you take in foreign students. 我想你們是收外國學生寄宿的。
617. Yes, if you don't mind sharing. 是的,如果你不介意合住。
618. We're looking for a house to rent for the winter. 我們正在找一所房子,想租一個冬天。
619. Are you trying to find a furnished house? 你是想找一間有傢俱的房子嗎?
620. This split-level house is for rent. It's a bargain. 這間錯層平房是出租的,租金很便宜。
621. That house is for sale. It has central heating and a base room. 那間房子是出售的,房子裏有暖氣設備和地下室。
622. Would you please show me the floor plan of this house? 你可以讓我看看這間房子的平面佈置圖嗎?
623. They've already turned on the electricity. The house is ready. 他們已經接上電了,這間房子可以使用了。
624. The roof has leaks in it, and the front steps need to be fixed. 屋頂有漏洞,前臺階需要維修。
625. We've got to get a sofa and a dining room set for the house. 我們要為房子準備一張沙發和一套餐室設備。
626. Does the back door have a lock on it? 後門有鎖嗎?
627. I don't like the appearance of the floor. I need to wax it. 我不喜歡地板的樣子,我要給它打蠟。
628. The house needs painting. It's in bad condition. 這間房子很破舊,需要油漆。
629. What style furniture do you like? Traditional ones or modern ones? 你喜歡什麼式樣的傢俱?老式的還是現代的?
630. We have drapes for the bedroom, but we need living-room curtains. 我們的臥室已經有窗簾了,但我們還需要起居室的窗簾。
 
Talking about things to wear 談論衣著
 
631. What are you going to wear tomorrow? 明天你準備穿什麼?
632. I am going to wear my white suit. Is that all right? 我準備穿我那套白衣服,你看行嗎?
633. I have three suits to send to the cleaners. 我有三套衣服要送到洗衣店去乾洗。
634. I have two pairs of trousers to send to the laundry. 我有兩條褲子要送到洗衣房去濕洗。
635. I've got to get this dress washed and ironed. 我必須把這件衣服送去濕洗並熨一下。
636. You'd better wear a light jacket. It's chilly today. 你最好穿件薄夾克,今天有點涼。
637. You ought to have that coat cleaned and pressed. 你應該把那件外衣送去乾洗並熨一下。
638. The skirt doesn't fit your daughter. It is too small. 那條裙子不合你女兒身,它太小了。
639. These shoes are worn-out. They've lasted a long time. 這些鞋子已經穿破了。它們已經穿了很長時間。
640. The students must wear their school uniforms from Monday to Friday. 學生們星期一到星期五都必須穿校服。
641. The little girl can't fasten the collar button. 那個小女孩系不上領扣。
642. After I came into the house, I put off my coat. 走進房子後,我脫下大衣。
643. I didn't notice you were wearing a new hat. 我沒有注意到你戴了一頂新帽子。
644. Why don't you get dressed now? Hurry up! 你為什麼還不穿好衣服?快點!
645. My son has outgrown that pair of shoes. 我兒子長大了,穿不下那雙鞋了。
 
Discussing different points of view 討論不同觀點

 
646. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. 每個人都可以有他自己的想法。
647. I am sorry but I can't agree with you. 對不起,但我不能同意你的觀點。
648. That's liberal point of view. 那是個開明的看法。
649. I disagree with you on that point. 在那一點上我與你意見不同。
650. Tell me your judgment in details please. 請把你的判斷詳細告訴我。
651. I don't see any point in discussing the question any further. 我認為沒有任何必要進一步討論這個問題。
652. You have your point of view, and I have mine. 你有你的觀點,我有我的觀點。
653. Please forgive me. I didn't mean to start an argument. 請原諒,我本不想挑起戰爭。
654. You approach it in a different way that I do. 你對待這個問題的態度和我不一樣。
655. Our views are not so far apart, after all. 我們的見解畢竟沒有多大的分歧。
656. We should be able to resolve our differences. 我們應該能夠解決我們的分歧。
657. What alternatives do I have? 我又有什麼選擇呢?
658. We have opposite views on that. 我們對那個問題有相反的看法。
659. There are always two sides to everything. 每件事情都有兩面性。
660. He seems to have a lot of strange ideas. 他似乎有許多奇怪的想法。
 
Thinking about possible future activities 考慮將來可能從事的活動
 
661. If it is fine tomorrow, I think I'll go boating. 如果明天天氣好,我想去划船。
662. If it doesn't rain this weekend, will you go camping with us? 如果這個週末不下雨,你會和我們一起去露營嗎?
663. If I get my work finished in time, I'll leave for Singapore Tuesday. 如果我能及時結束我的工作,我將於星期二去新加坡。
664. Suppose you couldn't spend Christmas with your family. How would you feel? 假如你不能和家人一起過聖誕,你將會覺得怎樣?
665. As soon as I can, I'm going to change jobs. 一旦有可能,我就準備換一份工作。
666. We may be able to help you in some way. 我們也許可以從某個方面去幫助你。
667. What would you say if I told you our plan had been canceled? 倘若我告訴你,我們的計畫已經被取消了,你會有什麼意見?
668. One of these days, I'd like to take a vacation. 最近哪一天,我先休一次假。
669. My brother wants to be a scientist when he grows up. 我的兄弟長大後想當科學家。
670. If I buy that house, I'll have to borrow some money. 如果我要買那間房子,我就不得不借點錢。
671. If you were to attend the conference, what would you wear? 你要是去參加會議,你將穿什麼衣服?
672. I hope I remember to ask the barber not to cut my hair too short. 我希望我能記得請理髮師不要把我的頭髮剪得太短。
673. There's possibility she'll come, but it all depends on the weather. 她可能來,但這完全要看天氣而定。
674. If I go there with you, I'll be back by seven. 如果我和你一起去,我會在7點鐘以前回來的。
675. There's a chance he won't be able to be home for Thanksgiving Day. 也許他不能回家過感恩節。
 
Talking about past possibilities 談論過去可能發生的事
 
676. What would you have done last night if you hadn't had to work? 昨天晚上你如果不是要工作的話,你本來會做什麼?
677. I would have gone shopping if it hadn't rained. 如果不下雨,我本來要去買東西的。
678. If you had gotten up earlier, you would have caught the train. 如果你早一點起床,你本來是可以趕上火車的。
679. If I had written it down on my notebook, I would have worked it out correctly. 如果我把它記到筆記本上,我就可以把它正確算出來了。
680. She wouldn't have seen me if I hadn't waved to her. 如果我不向她招手,她不會看見我的。
681. I wish you had called me back the next day, as I had asked you to. 可惜你沒有按照我的要求,在第二天給我回個電話。
682. If you had asked for directions, you wouldn't have got lost. 如果你問一下路,就不會走丟了。
683. If I had enough money, I would have bought that car. 如果我有足夠的錢,我早就買下那輛車了。
684. Had I known you would come to see me, I wouldn't have gone to the cinema. 如果我知道你會來看我,我就不會去看電影了。
685. Even if we could have taken a vacation, we might not have wanted to. 即使我們可以休假,我們也可能不去休呢。
686. Everything would have been all right if you hadn't done that. 如果你沒有那樣做的話,一切都好辦了。
687. If I had known you wanted to go, I would have called you. 如果我知道你想去,我本會叫你的。
688. Had I known you didn't have a key, I wouldn't have locked the door. 如果我知道你沒有鑰匙,我本不會鎖門的。
689. He would have gone with me, but he was ill. 他本來要和我一起來的,但是他病了。
690. Looking back on it, I wish we hadn't given it up so easily. 回過頭來看,我後悔我們不該這樣輕易放棄的。
 
Asking about likes and dislikes 詢問喜歡和不喜歡做的事
 
691. What is it you don't like about summer weather? 你不喜歡夏天的哪一點呢?
692. I don't like it when the weather gets real hot. 當夏天天氣變得太熱的時候我就不喜歡了。
693. I can't stand winter weather. 我不能忍受冬天的天氣。
694. The thing I don't like about driving is all the traffic on the road. 我不喜歡開車的原因,就是路上車輛太多。
695. My father doesn't like the idea of going to bed late. 我父親不贊成晚睡這種主張。
696. I like to play the piano, but I am not good at it. 我喜歡彈鋼琴,但彈得不好。
697. I am afraid you are too particular about your food. 我看你太挑食了。
698. She seems to find faults with everything all the time. 她似乎總是對什麼事情都愛挑毛病。
699. I don't like oranges even though I know it's good for my health. 我不喜歡吃柳丁,雖然我知道它對我的健康有好處。
700. You have wonderful taste in furniture. 你在傢俱方面很有鑒賞力。
701. What's your favorite pastime? 你最喜歡的業餘愛好是什麼?
702. He doesn't like anything I do or say. 他對我所說的所做的一概不喜歡。
703. I didn't like the taste of the medicine, but I took it anyway. 我討厭這種藥的味道,但不管怎樣我還是吃了。
704. What did you like best about the story? 這個故事你最喜歡的是什麼?
705. Why do you dislike rock music so much? 你為什麼這麼討厭搖滾樂呢?

Giving advice and opinions 勸說並提出意見

706. It's only a suggestion. It is something you should figure out yourself. 這只是一個建議,但這些事情你必須得自己考慮。
707. If you want my advice, I don't think you should buy it. 如果你願意聽我的勸告,我認為你不應該買。
708. Let me give you a little fatherly advice. 讓我謹向你提些慈父般的勸告吧。
709. In my opinion, you'd better stay home with your daughter tonight. 我認為,你今晚最好留在家裏陪你的女兒。
710. If you have any idea about that, I wish you would tell me. 如果在這件事上你有任何想法,但願你能告訴我。
711. My feeling is that the second-hand TV set isn't worth the price they're asking for. 我覺得那台二手電視機不值他們所要的價錢。
712. In general, my reaction is favorable. 一般來說,我的反應是好的。
713. Please don't take offense. I only wanted to tell you what I think. 請你別生氣,我只是想把我的想法告訴你就是了。
714. My father is always trying not to interfere in my affairs. 我的父親總是儘量不干涉我的事情。
715. It's none of my business, but I think you ought to study harder. 這事與我毫無關係,但我覺得你應該更加努力學習。
716. I suggest that you tear up the letter and start over again. 我建議你把這封信撕了,再重頭開始寫。
718. If you don't take my advice, you'll be sorry one day. 如果你不聽我的勸告,總有一天你會後悔的。
719. He won't pay attention to anybody. You're just wasting your breath. 他誰的話都不聽,你只是在白費口舌。
720. Thank you for your advice. It is so helpful to me. 謝謝你的建議,這對我很有幫助。
 
Asking favors of other people 請別人幫忙
 
721. Excuse me. Can you do me a favor? 對不起,你能幫我個忙嗎?
722. Would you please hold the door open for me? 請你給我把門開著,好嗎?
723. I'm afraid it was a bother for you to do this. 恐怕做這件事太麻煩你了。
724. It's very kind of you to take the trouble to help me. 你真好,不嫌麻煩地來幫助我。
725. It wasn't any trouble. I was glad to do it. 一點也不麻煩,我很願意做這件事。
726. Would you be so kind as to turn down the radio? I am writing a letter. 勞駕你把收音機調小聲一點好嗎?我在寫信。
727. If there's anything I can help, don't hesitate to tell me. 如果有什麼我能幫忙的,請一定告訴我。
728. Could you lend me twenty dollars? I don't have my wallet on me. 你能借我20美元嗎?我身上沒帶錢包。
729. Would you mind giving me a push? My car has stalled. 勞駕幫我推一下好嗎?我的車拋錨了。
730. I'd appreciate it if you would open the window for me. It is stuffy here. 請你把窗打開吧,這裏不通風。
731. I wish I could repay you somehow for your kindness. 但願對你的好意我能有所回報。
732. There's just one last favor I need to ask of you. 還有最後的一件事要你幫忙。
733. I'd be glad to help you in any way I can. 我願意盡可能幫助你。
734. I certainly didn't intend to cause you so much trouble. 我的確不想給你造成這麼大的麻煩。
735. She'll always be indebted to you for what you've done. 對你所做的事,她感激不盡。
 
Making preparations to travel 做旅行準備
 

736. I've got many things to do before I can leave. 在我離開以前,我還有許多事情要做。
737. It'll take almost all my savings to buy a return ticket. 買一張雙程票幾乎花去我全部的儲蓄。
738. Oh, I just remembered something! I've got to drop by the bank to get some money. 哦,我剛剛想起一件事!我必須到銀行去取點錢。
739. For one thing, I have to buy a big suitcase. 一件事是我必須得去買一個大皮箱。
740. I never would thought of it if you hadn't mentioned it. 要不是你提起,我怎麼也不會想起來。
741. Have you applied for your passport? 你已經申請護照了嗎?
742. They'll see me off at the airport tomorrow morning. 他們明天早上會到機場送我。
743. They're calling your flight now. You barely have time to make it. 現在正報你的班機起飛時間呢,你勉強能夠趕上。
744. It's a good thing you reminded me to take some medicine. 你提醒我帶一些藥,這是件好事。
745. You'd better take a taxi or you're going to be left behind. 你最好坐計程車去,否則你會被拉下的。
746. I'm sure I've forgotten something, but it's too late now. 我肯定忘記了什麼,但現在已經太晚了。
747. I'll write you as soon as I get there. 我一到那兒,就給你寫信。
748. Don't forget to call to let us know you arrived safely. 別忘了把你安全到達的消息打電話告訴我們。
749. Do you have anything to declare for customs? 你有什麼東西需要報關的嗎?
750. You don't have to pay any duty on personal belongings. 你的私人物品不必上稅。
 
Countries and nationalities 國家與國籍
 
751. What's your nationality? Are you Japanese? 你的國籍是什麼?你是日本人嗎?
752. What part of the world do you come from? 你是哪國人?
753. I was born in Japan, but I'm a citizen of U.S.. 我生在日本,但我是美國公民。
754. I'm a Chinese by birth. 我生在中國,是個中國人。
755. What's the area of the Philippines in square kilometers? 菲律賓的面積有多少平方公里?
756. Do you know the population of Sweden? 你知道瑞典的人口有多少嗎?
757. Who is the Prime Minister of Britain? 英國的首相是誰?
758. Beijing is the capital of China. It's a cosmopolitan city. 北京是中國的首都,它是一個國際都市。
759. According to the latest census, our population has decreased. 根據最近調查,我國的人口減少了。
760. The country is rich in water resources. It has many big fresh lakes. 這個國家水資源豐富,有很多淡水湖。
761. The industrial area is centered largely in the east. 工業區大部分集中在東部。
762. Politically, the country is divided into twenty-four provinces. 這個國家在政治上劃分為24個省。
763. This nation is noted for its rapid economic growth. 這個國家以經濟快速增長著稱。
764. July 4 is the Day of Independence of the United States. 7月4日是美國的獨立日。
765. How old do you have to be to vote in the national elections? 你們多大年紀才能參加國民選舉?
 
Geography and land features 地理與地貌
 
766. Geographically, this country is located in the northern hemisphere. 在地理上,這個國家位於北半球。
767. What kind of climate do you have? Is it mild? 你們這裏屬於哪種氣候?溫和嗎?
768. The scenery is beautiful near the Atlantic Ocean. 靠近大西洋的地區,風景很美麗。
769. There are many large lakes in this area. 這個地區有許多很大的湖泊。
770. Are most of the mountains located in the west central region? 大部分山脈都在西部中心地區嗎?
771. This mountain range has many high peaks and deep canyons. 這條山脈有許多高峰和深谷。
772. The land in this region is dry and parched. 這個地區的土地很乾燥。
773. Nile is the longest river in the world. 尼羅河是世界上最長的河流。
774. Along the northern coast there are many high cliffs. 沿著北部海岸有許多懸崖峭壁。
775. There are forests here, and lumbering is very important. 這裏有許多森林,因而伐木業很重要。
776. As you travel northward, does the land get higher and higher? 當你向北旅行時,地勢是否變得越來越高?
777. Is the coastal plain good for farming? 沿岸平原適宜耕種嗎?
778. The weather is warm and sunny here. Do you get much rain? 這裏的氣候溫和,陽光充足。你們這兒雨水多嗎?
779. The nearer you get to the equator, the hotter it is. 越靠近赤道,天氣就越熱。
780. How far is it from the shore of the Pacific to the mountains? 從太平洋沿岸到山區有多遠?
 
Schools and education 學校和教育
 

781. Children enter school at the age of six, don't they? 孩子們都在6歲上學,是不是?
782. Children begin to learn basic morals in the kindergarten. 孩子們從幼稚園開始學習基本的道德規範。
783. In elementary school, the child learns to read and write. 在小學裏孩子們學習讀書和寫字。
784. In secondary school, students get more advanced knowledge. 在中學裏,學生獲得更深一些的知識。
785. In universities, students train to become teachers and engineers. 在大學裏,學生被培養成為教師和工程師。
786. I went to grade school in Los Angeles and high school in New York. 我在洛杉磯上小學,在紐約上中學。
787. In college I majored in English. What was your major? 在學院了,我主修英語,你主修什麼?
788. My brother graduated from university. Graduation was last night. 我的兄弟大學畢業了,畢業晚會是昨晚舉行的。
789. I am a graduate of Harvard University. I have a Bachelor of Sciences. 我是哈佛大學的畢業生。我取得理科學士學位。
790. My father is a headmaster of a primary school. 我父親是小學校長。
791. Is your uncle a high school principal? 你的伯父是中學校長嗎?
792. No, he is a university president. 不,他是一位大學校長。
793. If you want to enter the university, you should apply now. 如果你要上大學,你現在就該申請。
794. What kind of grades did you make in college? 你在大學裏的學習成績如何?
795. Nathan has extracurricular activities. He's on the basketball team. 納森參加了很多課外活動,他是個籃球隊員。
 
Work and careers 工作與職業
 
796. What's your job? Are you a doctor? 你是做什麼工作的?你是醫生嗎?
797. I am a federal employee. I work for the Department of Labor. 我是聯邦政府的雇員,我在勞動部工作。
798. Sue has built up her own business. She owns a company. 蘇已經有了自己的生意,她有一家公司。
799. What kind of work do you want to do when you grow up? 你長大後想做什麼工作?
800. As soon as I complete my training, I am going to be a cashier. 一旦訓練期滿,我就準備當一名出納員。
801. My brother is a pilot with the airlines. He loves his job very much. 我的兄弟是航空公司的駕駛員,他非常熱愛自己的工作。
802. Richard joined the army two years ago. He was just promoted to the rank of major. 理查兩年前加入軍隊。他剛剛被提升為少校。
803. My sister worked as a nurse before she got married. 我的姐妹結婚前是一名護士。
804. George is an attorney. He has his own practice. 喬治是個律師。他自己開業。
805. After a successful career in business, he was appointed ambassador. 他在事業上取得成就後,被任命後大使。
806. He always takes pride in his work. He's very efficient. 他總是以自己的工作而驕傲。他是個很能幹的人。
807. She has a good-paying job with excellent hours. 她的工作薪金很高,工作時間也很理想。
808. Mr. Johnson is a statesman. He's running for election as senator. 詹森先生是為政治家,他正在參加參議院選舉。
809. Have you ever thought about a career in the insurance profession? 你曾經想過從事保險這一行業嗎?
810. I like singing, but I wouldn't want it to be my life's work. 我喜歡唱歌,但我還不願意把它就作為我的終身職業。

Farms and factories 農場與工廠
 
811. In this flat country people grow rice and raise cattle. 在這土地平坦的鄉間,人們種植水稻,飼養牲畜。
812. What are the principal farm products in this area? 這個地區的主要農產品是什麼?
813. The ground around here is stony and not very good for farming. 這兒周圍的土地多地塊,因而不太適於耕種。
814. Farmers plow their fields and sow in spring. 農民在春天犁地播種。
815. Milk, butter and cheese are shipped here from the dairy farms. 牛奶、黃油和乳酪都是從各個制酪場運到這裏來的。
816. On many farms you will find cows and chickens. 在許多農場你都會看到奶牛和雞。
817. My father has a cow and he gets up early to do the milking every morning. 我的父親養了一頭奶牛,他每天早上很早起床去擠奶。
818. They had to cut down a lot of trees to make room for farming. 為了騰出地方開闢農場,只好伐倒很多樹木。
819. Many modern machines have revolutionized farming. 許多現代機器革新了耕作方法。
820. Is it true that there are many factories for making cloth in the United Kingdom? 在英國有很多紡織工廠,這是真的嗎?
821. Employing child labor is forbidden in the United States. 美國禁止雇用童工。
823. The manufacturing of automobiles is a major industry in Detroit. 汽車製造是底特律的主要工業。
824. If you work in a factory, you usually have to punch a clock. 如果你在工廠工作,你就要在上下班記時卡上打孔。
825. Is meat packing a big country in your state? 在你們州,肉類加工是否算一門大型工業?
 
Hobbies and interests 愛好和興趣
 
826. What do you usually do in your spare time? 你業餘時間一般做什麼?
827. My hobby is taking photographs. 我愛好攝影。
828. I've always thought collecting stamps would be an interesting hobby. 我總以為集郵是一種有趣的愛好。
829. My brother likes horseback riding, but I prefer golfing as a hobby. 我哥哥喜歡騎馬,而我喜歡打高爾夫球。
830. On weekends I like to get my mind off my work by playing badminton. 每當週末,我總愛借助打羽毛球把我的注意力從工作中擺開。
831. Do you have any special interests other than your studies? 你除了學習以外,還有什麼其他特殊愛好嗎?
832. He plays the violin for the fun of it. 她拉小提琴只是為了好玩。
833. I find playing computer games relaxing and it takes my mind off my work. 我覺得玩電腦遊戲是一種休息,它可以使我的注意力從工作中移開。
834. I've heard of unusual hobbies, but I've never heard of that one. 我聽說過一些不平常的嗜好,但我從未聽說過那種嗜好。
835. She's not a professional. She draws for her own enjoyment. 她不是職業畫家,她畫畫只是為了消遣。
836. Emma is a member of a drama club. She seems to enjoy acting. 愛瑪是話劇俱樂部的演員,她好像對表演很感興趣。
837. I started a new hobby. I got tired of working in the garden. 我開始了新的愛好,我對養花已經厭倦了。
838. I've got interested in hi-fi. I'm building my own equipment. 我對高保真收音機發生了興趣,我正在自己裝配一台。
839. The trouble with stamp collecting is that it's an expensive hobby. 集郵愛好不好的地方在於它花費太大了。
840. That's a rare set of coins. How long did it take you to collect them? 這是一套罕見的錢幣。你用了多長時間收集的?
 
Recreation and sports 文體活動
 
841. Volleyball is my favorite sport. What's yours? 排球是我最喜歡的運動,你最喜歡的運動是什麼?
842. Last night we went to a football match. It was so exciting. 昨晚我們去看了一場足球比賽,太激動人心了。
843. I like running and swimming, but I don't like hunting. 我喜歡跑步和游泳,但不喜歡打獵。
844. When you played football, what position did you play? 你踢足球踢的是什麼位置?
845. Would you be interested in going to the horse races tomorrow? 明天你有興趣去看賽馬嘛?
846. This afternoon we went to the gym for a workout. We played table tennis. 今天下午我們到體育館練習了,我們打乒乓球。
847. My muscles are sore from lifting weights. 我的肌肉因為舉重而感到酸痛。
848. My cousin is a baseball player. He is a catcher. 我的表弟是個壘球運動員,他是一個接球員。
849. I went camping with my friends last Sunday. We bought a new tent. 上星期天我和朋友一起去露營,我們買一副新帳篷。
850. My brother loves climbing. He belongs to a climbing club. 我弟弟很愛登山,他是登山俱樂部的成員。
851. They played a game yesterday afternoon. The score was tied three-to-three. 他們昨天下午賽了一場球,打成三平。
852. What do you do for recreation? Do you like jogging? 你通常做什麼娛樂運動?你喜歡慢跑嗎?
853. When I was on the track team, I used to be a jumper. 過去我在田徑隊時,我是跳高運動員。
854. Be a good sport. Play according to the rules of the game. 做一名風格高的運動員。要遵守比賽規則。
855. The hardest thing to learn is to be a good loser. 最難學的是要做一個輸得起的運動員。
 
Newspapers and magazines 報章雜誌
 
856. What's the total circulation of this newspaper? 這份報紙的總發行量是多少?
857. Washington Post is one of the major newspapers in the United States. 華盛頓郵報是美國主要報紙之一。
858. My sister-in-law is a journalist on Newsweek. 我的弟婦是《新聞週刊》的記者。
859. If you send in a subscription on the newspaper, it'll be delivered to your door. 如果你訂閱報紙,它會直接給你送上門的。
860. Is there any article in today's paper about the general election? 今天報上有刊登報導有關大選的文章嗎?
861. There was nothing interesting in the paper today. 今天報上沒有什麼有趣的新聞。
862. I subscribed to that magazine. It is put out every week. 我訂閱了那本雜誌,它是週刊。
863. I was too busy to read the whole paper. I just glanced at the headlines. 我太忙了,沒法看整份報紙,只是流覽了一下大標題。
864. My brother has a newspaper route. He delivers the evening paper. 我哥哥專跑一條送報路線,他每天遞送晚報。
865. Did you read the article about the rescue of the little girl? 你讀過那篇關於營救那個小女孩的文章嗎?
866. The first two chapters of the story is in the issue of the magazine. 這個故事的頭兩章登在這一期雜誌上。
867. I am looking for the classified section. Have you seen it? 我正在找分類廣告欄,你見到了嗎?
868. Is the latest issue of the magazine out? 最新的一期雜誌出版了嗎?
869. Why don't you put on an advertisement in the paper to sell your house? 你為什麼不在報上登個廣告把你的房子賣掉?
870. I got five replies to my ad about the car for sale. 已經收到五份對我的出售轎車廣告的回復。
 
Radio and television 收音機和電視機
 
871. What channel did you watch on television last night? 昨天晚上你看電視收的是什麼波段?
872. What's on following the news and weather? Do you have a TV guide? 在播完新聞和天氣預報以後是什麼節目?你有電視節目播送時間表嗎?
873. I couldn't hear the program because there was too much static. 我聽不清這個節目,因為幹擾太大。
874. I wonder if this is a local broadcast. 我不知道這是不是本地廣播。
875. You get good reception on your TV. 你那台電視機的接收情況很好。
876. The next time I buy a TV set, I'm going to buy a portable model. 下一次買電視機,我準備買一台手提式的。
877. I don't get a good picture on my TV set. There must be something wrong. 我的電視機圖像不好,肯定有故障。
878. You ought to have Bill look at your radio. Maybe he could fix it. 你應該請比爾給你檢查一下收音機,也許他能把它修好。
879. You'd get better TV reception if you had an outside antenna. 如果你接上室外天線,你的電視機的接收效果會更好。
880. We met one of the engineers over at the television station. 我們遇見一位在電視臺那邊工作的工程師。
881. Most amateur radio operators build their own equipment. 大多數無線電業餘愛好者都是自己裝機子。
882. Please turn the TV up. It is too low. 請把電視機開大點,聲音太小了。
883. Where can I plug in the TV? Is this outlet all right? 什麼地方可以接通電視?這個插銷可以用嗎?
884. Your car radio works very well. What kind is it? 你的汽車收音機性能很好,它是哪一種收音機?
885. Station TC is off the air now. They signed off one hour ago. TC電臺現在已經停止播音。廣播是在一小時前結束的。
 
Music and literature 音樂與文學
 
886. We'll go to a concert tomorrow evening to hear the symphony orchestra. 明天晚上我們去參加音樂會,聽交響樂隊的演奏。
887. Have you ever thought about becoming a professional pianist? 你曾想過要成為一個職業鋼琴家嗎?
888. Who would you name as the greatest musician of our times? 你認為當代最偉大的音樂家是誰?
889. What kind of music do you like best? Do you like serenade? 你最喜歡聽哪種音樂?你喜歡聽小夜曲嗎?
890. He's a composer of serious music. I like his music a lot. 他是個莊嚴音樂的作曲家,我非常喜歡他創作的曲子。
891. My sister took lessons on the flute for nearly five years. 我妹妹學吹長笛已將近5年了。
892. I've never heard that piece before. Who wrote it? 我以前從來沒有聽過那個曲子,它是誰譜寫的?
893. You play the guitar beautifully. How much do you practice every day? 你的吉他彈得很好,你每天練多長時間?
894. This poem is realistic. I don't care for it very much. 這首詩是寫實的,我不太喜歡。
895. Who is the author of Romeo and Juliet? 誰是《羅密歐與茱麗葉》的作者?
896. Many great writers were not appreciated fully while they were alive. 許多大作家在世時,他們的作品往往得不到人們的充分讚賞。
897. It is the most stirring story I've ever read. 這是我讀過的所有故事中最激動人心的一篇。
898. This writer used vivid descriptions in his writings. 這位元元作家在他的作品中採用了生動的描繪手法。
899. This is a novel about frontier life in the United States. 這是一部描寫美國邊界居民生活的小說。
900. How much do you know about romanticism? 關於浪漫主義,你知道多少?


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