Wise men love truth, whereas fools shun it. 聪明人热爱真理，而愚人逃避真理。
I would do anything before that. 我什么都肯做，就是不愿做那件事。
She is no less diligent than her elder sister. 她和她姐姐一样用功。
It takes me three clear / cleanly days. 它花了我整整三天时间。
My arrival in New York is posterior to that of my friend. 我比我朋友后到纽约。
We love truth above everything else. 我们热爱真理甚与一切。
It is worth next to nothing. 那几乎一钱不值。
How could he compare with Bill Gates? 他怎能同比Bill Gates比 。
Easier said than done. 说易做难。
Better to do well than to say well. 说得好不如做得好。
I would sooner die than do such a thing. 我宁死不做此事。
There are fifty and odd (or and more) students in our class. 我们班有五十余人。
The total expense amount to a hundred dollars. 全部费用合计100 美元。
The job was finished at a sitting (a stretch)。 这工作一下子(一口气)就做完了。
The delegation consisted of 15, inclusive of (including) two interpreters.
There were fifty people present, not counting (excluding) the children.
We take a rest at intervals of two hours. 我们每隔两小时休息一次。
Beijing is ten times as big as my home town. 北京有我的家乡十个那么大。
The sun is a huge blazing ball, a million times larger than the earth.
By comparison with 1992, the foreign trade turnover of that country in 2003
increased (to) 3.5 times. 与1992年相比，这个国家2003年对外贸易总额增加了2.5 倍(增加到3.5 倍)。
Does it serve your purpose? 对你有用吗?
Don't flatter me. 过奖了。
Big mouth! 多嘴!
Sure thing! 当然!
I”m going to go. 我这就去。
Don't push me up. 别逼我。
Have a good of it。玩的很高兴。
What is the fuss? 吵什么?
It doesn't make any differences. 没关系。
Don't let me down. 别让我失望。
Never mind. 别担心。
Drop it! 停止! Bottle it! 闭嘴!
Don”t play possum! 别装蒜!
There is nobody by that name working here。这里没你说的这个人。
Break the rules. 破坏规则。
How big of you! 你真棒!
Poor thing! 真可怜!
Do you agree or disagree with the statement that young students should be
allowed to use calculators when they are taking a math test?
I think that young students should not be allowed to use calculators on
math tests because it is important to learn the concepts behind the math before
advancing to time-saving tools.
Young children are only just learning the relationship between numbers and
the concepts of math equations. If kids just plug numbers into a calculator,
they may not understand, for example, that adding means putting different groups
of numbers together.
Good math skills help solve other problems, too. If students understand how
to break an equation into a series of steps, they can apply a similar process of
simplifying problems in everyday situations.
Young students are learning the relationship between numbers and the
processes of solving problems. Therefore, they should be encouraged to develop
those skills well before they use tools like calculators on tests.
Some parents prefer to help their kids to solve the problems and troubles
they meet, while some parents prefer to let their children deal with
difficulties by themselves. Which one do you think is more reasonable and
I think that parents should let kids solve their own problems and troubles.
Of course, there are some dangerous situations where a parent should help, but
for the most part, children should be allowed to come up with their own
First, parents need to remember that they will not always be there to help.
Children will face many situations in the future on their own, so they need to
become comfortable solving problems on their own.
Second, children will remember how to do things better if they solve
problems. Even if they make mistakes, the kids can learn what not to do. The
process is important for understanding how to solve other troubles in the
Therefore, I think that, when possible, parents should let kids learn to
solve their own problems.