College English II Unit 4 A Virtual Life

  1.Virtual Created and existing only in a computer a. The virtual world is the one the computer users can find on their computer screens. In fact a. He is headmaster of the school in name. His wife is the virtual headmistress. b. A man under house arrest is a virtual prisoner.
  2.Interpret Translate one language into another a. The interpreter was at a loss when asked to interpret that silk shrinks easily. Explain a. "how would you interpret your absence from class this time, Li Ming." asked the teacher.
A interpret B as C A understand B as C a. Different historians have different interpretations of history. Some of them interpreted a peasant's uprising as a rebellion. b. Tom's two children interpreted his smile as his consent to take them to the zoo.
  3.Tone A particular intonation a. The doctor's tone was serious. He ordered that I stay in bed for a week. b. The employees asked the boss in an angry tone when they could have a pay-rise.

  4.Stretch Cause to become longer, wider etc. without breaking a. The cotton fields stretched as far as the eye could see. b. Sometimes, during the break time some ladies are seen stretching their arms and legs to stay in shape.
  5.A submit B to C A offer B to C for consideration or judgment a. It is said that the architects have submitted the blue print of Shanghai World Exhibition to the municipal government of Shanghai. b. They have submitted the case to the supreme court. c. The dean of the chemistry department has submitted his resignation to the uni authorities.

  6.Edit Prepare sth for printing a. The retired doctor is editing a book on how to deal with high blood pressure. Revise a. They are editing the first edition of the dictionary.
  7.A communicate with B A exchange ideas or information with B a. We want to learn English well so that we'll be able to communicate with English speaking people. b. Bush, the American president has communicated with various other government leaders about the Iraqi affairs.

  8.Relation Contact a. I have business relation with him. Relationship The state of being connected a. Pollution is the twin sister of modernization. Where there is modernization, there is pollution and that's the relationship between them. b. The relationship between their family members is very harmonious.
  9.Take in Absorb sth by breathing or swallowing a. We take in oxygen and take out carbon dioxide. b. Human beings need to take in various vitamins a day.
Accept a. The school takes in only girls. Take jobs from outside and finish them at home a. She helps her husband to support the family by taking in washing and sewing. Cheat a. I was taken in.
  10.datum, data Data Information usually in the form of facts or statistics a. With the Internet, more and more data seem to have been made easily available to the computer users. b. As data are insufficient, they have come to no conclusion yet.

  11.Spit (spat or spit) Send liquid, food out from the mouth a. No spitting! b. Smoking caught up with him at long last so that he found he had spit blood one morning. c. He spat the milk out the moment he drank it for it had turned sour.
  12.On line Connected to or controlled by a computer network a. Their heating system is on line to the central computer in the heating center. b. Investigation has shown that the overwhelming majority of the American people are on line.

  13.Symptom Signs of the existence of sth bad a. Riots are symptoms of the unstability of the society. b. Low purchasing power and high unemployment rate are symptoms of a recession. Signs of s disease a. People suffering from lung trouble cough a lot first, followed by other symptoms such as spitting blood.
  14.Nightmare A terrifying dream a. He had a nightmare about being threatened for money at knife point. A fearful experience a. The American ex-serviceman never forgot about his nightmares in Viet Nam.

  15.A replace B with C (by C) A change B for C, instead a. We have replaced hard labor with/by machinery. b. They have replaced their black and white TV with/by a color one. c. Someday all the people in the Chinese countryside will replace coal with/by gas as fuel.
  16.Conversely In a way that is opposite to sth, on the other way round a. We can easily change water into ice or conversely ice into water. b. People are afraid of wolves and conversely they are afraid of people.

  17.A confront B A face B a. Everyone has to confront competition. b. A soldier has to confront hunger and death. A is confronted/faced with B A is caused to be face to face with B a. When dawn broke, the soldier found themselves confronted with a big river. b. The arduous task the Chinese people are confronted/faced with is how to modernize their country within the shortest possible time.
  18.But then Yet at the same time a. We found the magazine vulgar but then some people may like it.
b. The method is good but then it will be more expensive.
  19.Sth jar sth else Sth jar on sb Causing conflict a. The lonely high-rise jars the landscape. Having a harsh or unpleasant effect on a. The children's scream jarred my nerves/on me. ' b. The peddling of the peddlers passing through his lane jarred his nerves/on him.
  20.Suck Draw liquid into the mouth Suck soda water through a straw
Suck in Absorb a. He sucks in knowledge into his mind as a sponge absorbs water. Get sucked in Get involved against will a. He didn't want to get sucked in the quarrel between his Mom and wife but finally he did. b. To Tom's horror, his son is getting sucked in ' gambling.
  21.Keep up with Move at the same rate as a. You walk so fast. I can't keep up with you. b. She is good at English but in mathematics she can't keep up with the rest in her class.
Know about and be aware of a. A manager needs to keep up with the sales. b. We must keep up with the latest achievements in our fields so as to keep ourselves well-informed about them.
  22.In sight In view, visible a. We waited and waited but no bus was in sight. (came into sight) b. We thought we had lost our way when suddenly the oriental pearl TV tower was in sight. Likely to come soon, near a. Peace was as last in sight after the war had been going on for three years.
b. A peaceful settlement of the dispute seems in sight.
  23.Emotional Related to emotion a. People have emotional difficulties when they have lost a dear one. Having emotions that are easily excited a. It is universally acknowledged that women are more emotional than men. b. She is an emotional lady. Sad stories always make her cry.
  24.Cue Anything that serves as a signal for the next person to say or act
a. People dance to the music. The beat is their cue. b. "When I say warmly welcome you, our distinguished guests, it is the cue for you to clap your hands," said the headmaster to the students.
  25.Abuse The wrong use of sth a. The high-ranking official is accused of (charged with) having abused his privileges (authority). b. Drug abuse and alcohol abuse are commonly found in America. ill-treat a. Westerners consider it a sin to abuse an animal.

  26.Restore sth/sb to sth Bring back to a former condition a. The doctor didn't restore his health but took this money all the same. b. Acupuncture restore the old man to good health. c. In some areas the traditional Chinese ancient architecture is being restored. d. The broken original painting drawn by the worldfamous painter has been restored.
  27.Arrange Put in order a. The librarian is busy today because he has got several stacks of books to arrange. b. Japanese ladies are good at arranging flowers.
Prepare or plan Arrange sth, arrange to do sth, arrange for sb/sth to do sth a. Our monitor is arranging an English evening. b. Dad is arranging to move out this Sunday. c. Mr. Wang is arranging for his son to live with his uncle. d. They are arranging for the new park to be built.
  28.Interview (n) A meeting at which sb applying for a job is asked questions as a way to judge his competence a. After a brief interview she was taken on by the company because of her excellent English. A meeting at which a journalist asks sb questions to find out news
a. After an interview with the famous singing star, the journalist wrote an article entitled "the making of a singing star". A meeting at which sb occupying an important position receives sb else a. The president refused to give any interview to any journalists. Interview (v) a. The manager found none of the five applicants he had interviewed qualified for the job he or she was applying for. b. The newspaper reporter complained that interviewing famous people to write about them took up too much of his time.
c. Bush interviewed the Chinese minister of education and expressed his wish to establish closer cultural ties with China.
A Brief Summary The text describes a lady's virtual life as a writer, who works at home, communicating with the workplace by using a computer terminal. After contrasting her virtual life with her real one, the writer finds the former convenient in sense that she doesn't have to go out. She can manage not only work and food but also sociality and love affairs entirely by being on line. However as time goes by, she finds such a life tends to disrupt her normal daily routines, leading her to an
ill-balanced, irregular one. Besides a life without much association with the outside world makes her feel extremely lonely and brings a change in her personality as well so that she grows impatient and easily gets annoyed. Yet, despite many negative effects of virtual life, the lady likes it all the same. Highly appreciating the charm of the electric dimension, she prefers it to the real one, in fact.
The End Thanks for your cooperation!


上海财经大学 大学英语3 Unit 4

   College English II Unit 4 A Virtual Life 1.Virtual Created and existing only in a computer a. The virtual world is the one the computer users can find on their computer screens. In fact a. He is headmaster of the school in name. His wife is the vir ...

大学体验英语综合教程4 Unit4课文翻译及课后答案

   Unit 4 学英语既有乐趣又有回报 文学的研究?? 包含对哲学、 宗教、 历史事件的发展和观念由来的研究, 不仅是文明的, 并且有教化作用, 而且是流行的和实际的。 在所有从文理学院毕业并获得学士学位的人中, 有六分之一的主修英语。让人惊异的是可,这些毕业生能胜任范围相当广泛的工作。他们的 经验表明,这种广泛流行的偏见是错误的,即英语专业的学生只能从事新闻或教学工作:事 实上,主修英语的学生也为未来从事法律、医学、商业和公职等职业做了相当好的准备。 有人时常劝告期望上法学院或医学院的大学生 ...

大学英语精读第三版(董亚芬主编)第三册 Unit1~Unit10 翻译答案

   Unit1 翻译 1) 发言人(spokesman)明确表示总统在任何情况下都不会取消(cancel)这次旅行。 The spokesman made it clear that the President would not cancel the trip under any circumstances. 2) 杰克对书架上那些书一本也不了解,所以他的选择是很随意的。 Jack didn't know anything about any of the books on the books ...

大学英语精读第三版(董亚芬主编)第一册 Unit1~Unit10 翻译答案

   Unit1 翻译 1) 史密斯太太对我抱怨说,她经常发现与自己十六岁的女儿简直无法沟通。 Mrs. Smith complained to me that she often found it simply impossible to communicate with her 16-year-old daughter. 2) 我坚信,阅读简写的 (simplified) 英文小说是扩大我们词汇量的一种轻松愉快的方法。 I firmly believe that reading simplif ...

《牛津小学英语》3A Unit9

   流动的课堂旋律 ?《牛津小学英语》3A Unit9《On and off》 课堂实录及反思 盐城市大冈小学 杨国英 学情分析 三年级学生刚接触英语,对英语有着浓厚的兴趣和较高的热情。 经过一段时间的学习,他们能根据教师的简单指令做游戏,做动作, 但他们毕竟掌握的句型、单词少,这就需要教师以各种运合他们的方 式来激发他们学习的兴趣。 设计理念 1、联系学生实际,寓教于乐。 根据三年级学生的特点,我设计了 Chant。 2、联系生活,在情景中操练。 语言的学习源于生活,又最终回归生活。本课由学生 ...

九年级英语Unit 4w翻译

   Unit 4what would you do? 1 what if 如果```将会怎么样 2 not…in the slightest 一点也不 3 plenty of+可数 n / enough+n. 4 get along with 5 let down 6 come up with 8 come out 拥有 100 美元 10 medical research 11 wear a tie /necktie 13 get pimples 14 what if 得了小脓疱 补考 医学研 ...


   Vedio interviewer: Yang Lan Interviewee: Hillary Lu Yu Page 皈 1 Unit 4 Making the news Period Two: Reading ‘Unforgettable’, says new journalist MY FIRST WORK ASSIGNMENT 单击添加署名或公司信息 Revision: Generally speaking, if you want to be a good news reporte ...

剑桥商务英语》授课教案Unit 4

   大家学习网 Unit 4(a) Telephoning I. Teaching Objectives: i. To practise telephoning language (including leavinf and taking messages) ii. To practise listening for gist and specific information II. Materials needed: Cassette Pass Cambridge BEC Prelimina ...


   大学英语综合练习册(二 大学英语综合练习册 二)UNIT4 答案 大学英语 综合练习册(二) 答案 厦门大学出版社 陈青松 综合练习册 二 Unit 4 PART ONE: GRAMMAR Ⅰ. 1. invented 2. comes 3. does, say ,says 4. will get 5. becomes ,will start. 10. 6. would help 7.shall no lose / shan’t lose 8. is would let, heard Ⅱ. ...

牛津初中英语9A Unit4 同步测试

   牛津初中英语 9A Unit4 同步测试 一、根据句意,将句子补充完整: 1、He talked (少) of all at the meeting. 2、After twenty minutes’ (讨论), the students agreed with the teacher. 3、He was working on the day of his (死). 4、It’s (危险) to play football in the street. 5、I will give you tw ...



   1.经济的快速发展 the rapid development of economy 经济的快速发展 2. 人 民 生 活 水平 的显 著 提高 / 稳 步 增 长 the remarkable improvement/ steady growth of people’s living standard 3.先进的科学技术 advanced science and technology 先进的科学技术 4.面临新的机遇和挑战 be faced with new opportunities a ...


   北京市京源学校 2009-2010 学年高一下学期期末考试英语试 题(必修四) 必修四) I卷 一、听力题(本题共 20 小题,每题 1 分,共 20 分) 第一节(共 5 小题,每小题 1.5 分) 听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中 选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有 10 秒钟的时 间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1、What is the weather most probably like no ...


   四、六级阅卷老师在语言方面主要从两个方面进行评判: 1、基本正确 、 四、六级考生的最大问题不是写得太简单,而是严重错误太多。基础一般的同学即使使用小学或中学词汇和 句型,只要使用得基本正确,也可以得到及格分数。考生最常犯的语言错误有三类:语法、拼写、标点。最常犯 的语法错误包括:时态、冠词、主谓一致、名词单复数等。 2、丰富多变 、 基础较好的同学,要想取得四、六级写作高分,应做到丰富多变。丰富多变体现在词汇和 句型两方面。同一词语在一句话、一个段落乃至一篇文章中最好不要重复出现,应尽量使 ...


   初中英语第一轮复习练习归纳 8 N 类、被动语态 第一部分、选择填空 ( )121. This basket of vegetables2 kilos. They are fresh. (07 淮安) B. weighs C. are weighed A. weigh ( ) 229. Today Chinese is becoming more and more popular. It in many schools around the world. (07 南京) B. is teac ...


   年小学五年级上册英语期中试卷 五年级上册 2010 年小学五年级上册英语期中试卷 班级 姓名 成绩 I. 听力部分 一、 听写单词。(10 分) 二、 sheep( ) 1. 听音标号。 (10 分) meat( ) blue( ) 3. blow( ) block( ) 4. clock( ) clean( ) close( ) sleep( ) 2. eat( ) seat( ) deep( ) how( ) 5. cow( ) coat( ) 7. goat( ) boat( ) fl ...