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I. Language study
A. New words and Expressions:
n . (U,C) going away Root: depart (v.); Acronym: arrival
E.g. The timetable shows arrivals and departures of all the flights.
at first glance: at the first sight
E.g. At first glance, the picture didn’t look very good.
At first glance of him, she knows that she will not love a second man all her life.
n. a place or organization that provides the space and other necessary things for a special event
E.g. Beijing will be host of the Olympic Games in 2008..
v. act as host of
E.g. Beijing will host the Olympic Games in the year of 2008.
More: Host country/city 东道国/主办城市
Host — Hostess
Waiter — Waitress
Master — Mistress
as long as: so long as/ on condition that
E.g. I am afraid of nothing as long as you stay with me.
You will surely achieve success as long as you work hard.
agree to give or allow (what is asked for)
E.g. Tears came to her eyes when she accepted the certificate granted by the president.
More: take…for granted 认为……理所当然
E.g. He never praised his wife: he just takes her for granted.
Bush takes it for granted that his policies will be welcomed at home and abroad.
plan on (v-ing): prepare for sth.
We were planning on just having a snack and catching the early train.
hit the target:
E.g. Obama hit the target and is elected President of United States.
economize (on sth.): vi. save (sth.)
E.g. The government is calling for economizing on energy.
More: economy: n. 经济；节约
economic: a. 经济的
economical: a. 节约的
: vt. pay for, (of money) be enough for
E.g. This amount of profit can hardly cover the loss from stock market.
John’s meager salary can only cover his everyday expenses..
in event of: if sth. happens / in case of
E.g. In the event of illness, each student has a medical assistance card.