1.this research seems to lend some validity to the theory that the durg might cause
2.in a number of developing countries, war has been an additional impdiment to
3.anthea was about to play her trump card: without her signature none of the
money could be released.
4.I flunked my second year exams and was lucky not to be thrown out of college
5.I didn’t want to lose my composure in front of her.
6.the management did not seem to consider office safety to be a priority
7.for three hours a committee of state senators listened to a parade of local
residents giving their opinions
8.thousands of lives will be at stake if emergency aid does not arrive in the city
9.brierley’s book has the merit of being both informative and readable
10.I think there was a conspiracy to keep me out of the committee.
11.it is not easy for chinese people to respond properly to others’ compliments and
equally difficult for them to accept criticisms gracefully.
12.we should be truly thankful to Mr. Deng Xiaoping for taking the plunge and
initiating the economic reform in china.
13.Unfortunately, television studios are strangely designed and dressing-rooms are
often miles away from the studio, so we had to find a place where she and her entourage could relax in comfort without the need to climb stairs.
14.what is the use of whining about your bad luck? It is more important to find the
real cause of your misfortune.
15.the rising real estate prices thwarted his ambition of owning a houses of his own
in the big city. Disappointed, he returned to his hometown.
16.the old woman sat silently beside her collapsed hous, her eyes brimming with
tears and hatred.
17.he writes clearly and lightheartedly about the 100 best rivers and gives his expert
advice on how to navigate their reaches.
18.outside the forest the snow was already six inches deep and growing steadily,
19.there is no doubt that his duty extends to informing his patient, if asked, of the
nature of his illness and its likely prognosis.
20.those who are climbing the career ladder fast may use alcohol as a booster to help
them to achieve, and those who recognize that they have failed to reach the top may also turn to alcohol, in an attempt to bolster their failing self-image.
21.a typically chinese countryside house is one whose eaves protrude over the wall.