t is wrong to raise our children the way we grow flowers in the greenhouse. We must expose them to all social
problems because very soon they will be dealing with them as responsible citizens.
s time goes on we are inevitably going to get more and more involved in international affairs. And conflicts are
sure to occur because there always exist different views and interests between nations.
e are proud of our accomplishments, and we have reason to be. But we must never become arrogant. Otherwise
we will lose our friends.
nformation is now easily available. An average computer can store the information of a small library
That construction company is not qualified to handle the project. They do not have any legal document to certify that
they have the necessary expertise. We must find a company that specializes in building theatres.
hese think tanks do not make decisions. They are out to generate new ideas and penetrating analyses that will be
extremely useful for decision makers.
The growth of GDP is not everything. Our country cannot be said to have been modernized unless the quality of our
people’s lives is really improved.
Poor as we were in many ways at that time, we were still quite happy as children, for there was clean air, clean water,
a lot of fish, crabs and eels in the rivers, lakes, and ponds; and a lot of flowers, trees and birds in the fields.
Give absolute power to some individual or any particular group of people, and that person or group are sure to abuse
that power because, just as Lord Acton says, “Power corrupts,
and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Traditionally in our country school education was always said to be more important and useful compared with all
The premier is leaving for New York for a UN conference tomorrow.
He is to meet the heads of state of several countries during his stay in New York.
What are you going to do during the National Day holidays? Are you going home or staying on campus?
What do you think school will be
like in twenty years’ time?
I think children will probably learn at home with a mechanical teacher.
Thirty years ago, my grandparents never thought they would be able to move into a two- storey house with all the
What they lack is not money but experience.
They have come to China not only to learn Chinese, but to learn about Chinese culture as well.
What children want most from their parents are not material things but love and attention.
You may either write your essay in your regular exercise book or do it on your computer.
I’m not quite sure why he didn’t show up. Either he was not interested, or he simply forgot about it.
A society should respect both its scientists and its garbage collectors.
He is miserly both with his money and with his time.
I don’t l
ike it when you take a sarcastic tone the way you just did. You seem to be implying all the time that I am a
good for nothing.
It is really considerate of my father to leave the final decision to me. I must say I am very lucky. Not many people
have such a terrific father.
You said you do not want any money. You may not want money, but you do need money. I don’t see what’s wrong
with students earning some money during their spare time.
Somehow this tune sounds very familiar, but I can’t recall what it is. In any case it is a Russian folk song.
Besides the usual weekend housework, I also have a whole pile
of homework to do tomorrow. It’s really terrible.
To demonstrate our unhappiness over the recent dispute, we put off our Foreign Minister’s visit indefinitely.
getting dark. The next town is still two hours drive away. We might as well camp in the forest, pitch a tent, build
a fire, and have a good sleep before we continue our journey tomorrow.
I am really shoc
ked to hear people say they do not consider cheating at exams shameful. Isn’t that the most shameful
thing that we should be incapable of feeling ashamed?
That was the way people lived their lives in my day.
Mrs. Jones loved her students the way she loves her own children.
The farmer’s wife doesn’t like the way some young people treat their parents.
With Big Yao on the team, I’m sure they’ll beat their rivals.
The man was sitting in his armchair, with his face buried in his hands.
With the TV on, he found it hard to concentrate on his homework.
The way people helped him during his journey when he had no money convinced the writer that people can still
depend on strangers.
With the price of cabbages soaring, they decided to increase imports from other countries
The way these young people organized campus activities showed their leadership qualities
He stood with his arms stretched out as a customs officer searched him with a portable scanner.
Health care must be available to all citizens regardless of their differences. We cannot justify a policy that denies
medical care to the large population living in the country.
They claim to have discovered a universal principle which applies to all nations.
I often made a fool of myself when I was living with my uncle on his farm. When asked to get rid of the weeds in
the rice fields, for example, I often failed to tell apart the weeds and the rice seedlings.
Why go there today? I'd much rather stay until the snow ceases.
Rice requires large quantities of water and many scientists warn us that no matter how sparingly we use water, the
day will inevitably come when we will be fighting over limited supplies of water resources.
There has been quite a noticeable change in recent years. We no longer lean on exports for economic growth. We
now tend to place more emphasis on home consumption.
Today’s tendency s is to give little kids too many tests and exams until they are no good for anything but taking
It is pointless to force professors to publish a fixed number of parpares annually regardless of their quality. Besides,
this is a demand even Einstein would not have been able to meet.
Do you know how computer work?
Anyone can do what I am doing.
That’s exactly where you’re wrong.
It is almost impossible to visit Hangzhou without failing in love with the city.
That was why she returned to China at age 73.
How they broke into overseas markets still remains a mystery to me.
Find out who she is, where she is from, and what she has been sent here for.
On his first day at school, the boy came to realize what lay ahead of him.
Education must sow the seeds of wisdom, besides implanting knowledge and skills.
They advised people touring the area to avoid going out alone after dark.
Part of her work is teaching young people how to handle personal relationships.
Making promises without keeping them is not considered a good practice.
The fact that he was able to avoid the seemingly inevitable crash made him a national hero.
Of the four students who risked their lives to try to drag the drowning children to shore, two never returned.
The Japanese are known for their long life span. They believe they owe this to their eating habits, which contains a
lot of fish products.
I know Harris. I couldn’t imagine a man like him making such stupid remarks.
After testing her loyalty many times, he was now going to give her the most dangerous task.
I hear that Lincoln delivered an extremely powerful speech on that occasion. Whatever did he actually say?
That this time they must be ready to challenge death was clear to everybody . But no one regretted this move.
university campus and kills a woman student. What is unusual is the fact that the man dares to challege the people
who want to take him to court, because his father was a local police officer.
Every time we decide on a financial policy, we have to make a clear distinction between short- term interests and
Although it was early October, people could already be seen driving across the frozen river.
The fact that he is somebody's relative won't change our opinion of him.
The news that the miners trapped in the pit for three days had all been rescued made their wives wild with joy.
We must accept the possibility that we might be wrong.
Doctors think that there is slight hope that the patient will survive.
The faculty shares the opinion that the majority of this year's freshmen are promising.
In spite of the economic growth, we should keep in mind the fact that China is still a developing country in many
We should hear his explanation before we jump to the conclusion that he's to blame.
There aren't many people who still cling to the
idea that man should conquer nature rather than live in harmony with it.
The government will have to decide when and how to put brakes on the economy before it speeds out of control.
Why waste money building an airport in the middle of nowhere? We must not ignore the fact that what people here
need most is clean water and clean air.
They thought they might take a different route on their return trip so as to explore the great canyon in Tibet.
She traveled around the world and came back home quite a changed person, educated and greatly revitalized.
There is no easy fix for our social problems. We should explore all possibilities and move one step at a time.
expected to disappear overnight.
Madam Chang was considered a pioneer who advocated combining classic Chinese music with Western music.
I was so stunned when I heard the news, that for quite some time I didn't know what to say.
The soldiers are learning how to survive in the wilderness.
I'll go there with you if you insist. But really I won't be much help to you.
Remember to bring your ID with you when you go to the airport.