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Unit One Fighting with the Forces of Nature

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全新版大学英语(第二版)综合教程4  课后答案

Unit Two Smart Cars

II. Translation

1. 1) There was an unusual quietness in the air, except for the sound of artillery in the distance.

2) The expansion of urban areas in some African countries has been causing a significant fall

in living standards and an increase in social problem.

3) The research shows that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are closely correlated with

global temperatures.

4) The frequency of the bus service has been improved from 15 to 12 minutes recently

5) The diver stood on the edge of the diving board, poised to jump at the signal from the


2. Automobiles have, since their invention, revolutionized transportation, changing forever the way people live, travel, and do business. On the other hand, they have brought hazards, especially highway fatalities. However, today the application of computer technology and electronic sensors in designing and manufacturing cars makes it possible to eliminate most of traffic accidents. For example, electronic sensors mounted in your car can detect alcohol vapor in the air and refuse to start up the engine. They can also monitor road conditions by receiving radio signals sent out from orbiting satellites and greatly reduce your chances of getting stuck in traffic jams.

Unit 3 Job Interview

II. Translation

1. 1) Despite the inadequate length of the airstrip in this emergency landing, the veteran pilot

managed to stop the plane after taxiing for only a short while.

2) Grilled by the reporters, the movie star eventually blurted (out) that she had undergone two

plastic surgeries.

3) We have the technology and our partner has the capital. Working together, we’ll have the

future in our hands.

4) If I had known beforehand that you would bring so many friends home, I would have made

better preparations. You see, I have barely enough food and drinks for a snack.

5) People gave generously upon learning that new school rooms with stronger structures were

to be built in the earthquake-stricken area.

2. Well begun, half done, as the saying goes. It is extremely important for a job applicant to do

his homework while seeking employment. From my standpoint, whether or not one has done his homework clearly makes a difference in his chance of success. I have a friend who is earning somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 dollars a years in a large computer software company. He told me that from his own experience the decision makers who interview prospective employees like people who are well prepared. Those who make no endeavor to learn as much about his prospective employer as possible don’t have much of a chance of success.

Unit 4


1.1)Due to his pessimistic outlook on the European economy, John has moved his assets from

Europe to elsewhere.

2) Ilike hiring young people. They are earnest learners and committed to work.

3) Unlike her girl friends who center their lives on their children, Mary cares more about her

personal growth.

4) Why is it that a considerable number of colleagues are at odds with you?

5) The Chinese government has introduced a variety of policies to strengthen cooperation with developing countries.

2.Globalization has great implications for young Chinese. For example, young farmers are moving on a large scale to urban areas to look for jobs. And for those young people who aspire to study abroad or work in foreign-invested enterprises, English has become increasingly important. At the same time, a considerable number of overseas Chinese students have returned home in recent years, for they hold an optimistic outlook for the long-term growth of the Chinese economy. The Internet has strengthened the links between Chinese young people and those elsewhere. They follow the latest trend and copy foreign fashions. Some of them don’t seem to care for traditional Chinese virtues, let alone carry them forward, which has given rise to worries that the traditional Chinese culture might one day vanish.

Unit 5 Never judge by appearances

II. Translation

1. 1) Grandma took it for granted that food prices would soar, so she bought a lot of rice.

2) I can quote you several instances of her dedication to science.

3) The 1980s saw the start of the swift development of some special economic zones in China.

4) Tension between the two countries stemmed in part from the latest spy affair.

5) Peter has worked in a law firm for many years. Y ou can consider having him as your lawyer to

act on your behalf when you need legal help.


Amid the atmosphere of Thanksgiving, rather than joining his friends in celebration of the holiday, George was immersed in the diary left to him by his father, who died at sea after he completed two successive trips around the world. The diary brought back every moment George had spent with his father and many of the specific things his father did on his behalf. George's father used to impress on him the need to undergo all kinds of hardship in quest of excellence. He also taught him that nothing in the world could be taken for granted. Even today, George still remembers how his father would quote Aesop's famous saying "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls" and tell him to accord the greatest importance to it.

Unit 6 The Pace of Life


1)They are exploring the new frontiers of medical science in an attempt to find remedies for

incurable diseases/ cures for diseases that are beyond remedy so far.

2)Her unique teaching methods apart, Ms Wilson, my math teacher, never tried to cram

knowledge into my head.

3)The regular weather forecast by the Central TV Station keeps us up with the changes of

weather wherever we go on a trip.

4)The appalling explosion started a big fire and caused the partial collapse of the building.

5)In the modern world, there are more ways than ever to waste away time, and all kinds of

distractions are eating into our precious time.


Today we are under constant pressure to work longer hours, to produce more, and to

possess more. Lots of people hold the wrong perception that happiness lies in working hard and earning well/ good money.

Many women today feel the same stress to work and get ahead and, at the same time, to nurture their offspring and shoulder the burden of domestic responsibilities.

Research shows that workaholism tends to distance us from our immediate families. It forces us to toil longer and longer hours, leaving a minute fraction of our time to be physically and emotionally available to our loved ones. Intimacy among family members is doomed to die in the process.

Unit 7

II. translation

1.Some high-ranking officers of the armed forces started a coup, toppling the government

and throwing the country into chaos

2.The falling market shattered her illusion about getting rich quickly.

3.Thinking back on the history of the World War II, we can see that the formation of the

Allies was the natural product of the development of political and military circumstances then.

4.Paul felt stung when Jim called him a religious fanatic. But as he was in no mood for a

quarrel/not in a quarreling mood, he simply pretended not to hear it.

5.People say that time heals all wounds. But for those who have lost their loved ones in the

event, will time fill up the void in their hearts?

Today, long after the earthquake shook/hit my home town, I can still recall, in crystal detail, what I saw as I ran out of my home with parents. The building just across the street toppled right before our eyes, debris flew everywhere and a cloud of chocking dust blotted out the sun. Horror-stricken people ran in all directions, crying and screaming.

Now, many years after that tragic event, a new town has risen on the wreckage of the old one.

In the town square, a memorial has been built to remember those killed in the disaster. It seems the wounds in people’s hearts have healed, but the memory will linger.

Unit 8 Go Traveling

II Translation

1)Janet was just the kind of girl Mike knew he could trust, so he bared his heart to her on their first


2)At first the girls played on the fringe of the dark forest, now laughing, now screaming, but

before long they were out of sight.

3)The moment the football players disembarked from the plane, they saw a fleet of cars waiting

for their arrival.

4)Carson condemned his opponent for using misleading information to smear his character.

5)Alex gave the policeman a wallet stuffed with banknotes. He said he had found it on the curb

when he hopped off his school bus.

Last Wednesday my classmate Caroline and I visited Zhouzhuang, a well-known town looped all around by streams. When we arrived at the town, Caroline was so excited that she darted towards the first bridge she saw and began singing loudly there. Suddenly her voice hushed when she found that she had startled a flock of ducks not too far from us. Now as Caroline was dying for a boat ride, we decided to tour the town by boat. Now loud, now soft, Caroline talked to all the creatures in the stream and was fussing about everything while I looked at the boats gliding over the water in all silence. Though we did not see anything spectacular, we enjoyed every minute in the town that lies out of the range of the hea vy traffic and noise of the large city.

Zhouzhuang is worth visiting and, time permitting, I'd like to go there again.