1. 老伴六十多岁时中风去世时，那位72岁的退休教授不胜悲痛。 无人依靠的生活对他来说将是非常困难的。
When his wife died of a stroke in her sixties, the 72-year-old retired professor was overwhelmed with grief. Life would be hard for him without anyone to rely on.
Two amateur painters held an exhibition of their pictures last month in London. Many people went to see it, including a few celebrated professionals.
When seven astronauts died in the Challenger disaster in the mid-1980s, it plunged the whole world into shock and grief.
After completing her second prime ministry, she remained actively involved in political affairs. She came to the rescue several times when the government was in difficulty.
After his failure in the election campaign, Dr. Smith retired to a small village, where he tried his hand at farming.
As long as you keep working hard all your life, you will recall your past with a glow of satisfaction.
We must awaken people to the importance of environmental protection, or it will be too late.
That official was removed from office for being involved in a political scandal. Had he known this would happen, he might have acted differently.
Female students constitute the majority of our class. By contrast, their class is made up of males only.
American kids can usually watch TV three hours a day, whereas their Chinese counterparts have to do their homework most of the time after school.
His development of a series of new research methods led to his huge success. He said that he owed all this to his parents’ encouragement.
He resented being excluded from discussions that directly concerned his future.
The fact that these problems are continually showing up suggests that this new device must be readjusted.
As one of the Asian students who have surged into the best American universities in recent years, Zhang Hua says that many of his ideas are based on the traditional Chinese philosophy.
To start with, it is not merely money that makes Mr.Yang work so hard. He is committed to educating the young and tries to motivate them to get ahead in life.
As time was running out, we drove even faster in hopes that we could make it to the airport in time.
When the temporary job came to an end , George was offered a permanent job, which he accepted at once.
To ensure that their joint ventures in Japan are profitable, the American companies need cultural translators even more than language translator.
As a cultural translator, George was eager to help the Japanese employees who came to ask his advice on a great many matters, both within and outside his field of expertise.
Somehow or other, George persuaded the American manager to go along with the Japanese accountant’s decision, thus smoothing over the conflict between the two.
Conflicts and arguments do arise at times between the American managers and their Japanese counterparts. But since both parties have the good sense to compromise, these conflicts are prevented from escalating into big emotional battles.
All the Japanese employees, the personnel manager included, appreciated George’s frequent help with the multitude of problems they ran into.
My spoken Japanese is not good enough to express myself well. Please don’t get offended if I sometimes say stupid things.
With a solid understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and a good mastery of English, Dr. Zhang is highly qualified to train foreign doctors who have come to China to study Chinese medicine.
Shielding children from the knowledge that they have failed is anything but beneficial to their development.
Emerson does not think there is a world of difference between success and failure.
A mature man is one who is good at turning failure into success.
She was obsessed with becoming a success in ice skating that she never prepared herself for the challenges of the real world.
5. 当他得知自己的公司已经破产(go bankrupt)时，神经完全崩溃了。
He suffered a complete nervous breakdown when he learned that his company had gone bankrupt.
When talking about his success, Mr.Smith is very prone to exaggeration.
The company started by selling radios but now has branched out into selling computers as well.
In fact, failure is nothing to be afraid of. Once we learn how to use it, it can make a positive contribution to our growth and development.
The university offered Priscilla only a small loan and she had to come up with the rest of the money herself.
With the small income from her restaurant job, Mary could barely make (both) ends meet. That’s why she had found some cleaning work to do in the apartment building where she lived.
In the first two semesters, she often stayed up late studying because she knew she had to get the highest GPA in her class to qualify for the scholarship.
Anyone who wants to find employment in/with that company must have at least a master’s degree, if not a Ph.D. Otherwise he or she will not be accepted.
Only if you throw yourself into your studies will you ultimately achieve your long-term goal of becoming an archaeologist.
In the office Beth always looked happy and had a ready smile. But deep down, she was tired of being a secretary. She wanted to do something more creative.
A migrant farm laborer from Mexico, my father was overjoyed when I was accepted by the University of Washington and became the first person in my family to attend college.
When Priscilla looked back on her years of hard struggle, she said that it was no easy job to balance work and study.
Stephen Hawking, a British scientist specializing in theoretical cosmology has been proclaimed the greatest genius of the late 20th century.
Every time he releases a new record, the singer dreams of its/it earning a place in the "top-ten" list on the radio.
Located to the north west of London, Oxford University is well known/noted far and wide for its academic excellence.
An intellectual giant, Einstein was responsible for modern man’s new concept of time and space.
This medical research is aimed at finding new treatment for inherited blood diseases, because the drugs now in use cannot cure these complicated diseases.
This year is the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of our university. A private school initially, it has now become a world-famous university specializing in the theoretical research.
Two years ago, Bob was feeling bored with his job as a restaurant manager. Luckily he won a scholarship to the state university.
Asked what kind of student Stephen was at college, Prof. White, the then Chairman of the Physics Department, recalls: "He impressed me as a very bright student with an instinctive insight into physics."