1 They immediately got in touch with Dr Ting who was, purely coincidentally, also in California 2 Andy: guo Jingjing and Li Ting won gold in the women’s synchronized3m springboard diving final. 3 Xiao Ming studies as hard as Qiu ting. 4 Zhang Wei recalls how Wu Ting attended six therapy sessions and learnt relaxation [ View Post… ]
1 Switch to an interest-paying current account and stay in credit.Most banks and larger building societies now offer theseaccounts 2 Your camcorder should have these basic features: autofocus,playback facility, zoom lens 3 I was on my own and these fellows came along towards me 4 These are my children. 5 What I try to do in putting these pictures up here is to show howvaried children are in solving the problem 6 You know these last few months when we’ve been expecting it towarm up a little bit? 7 Living in Bootham these days can be depressing 8 A steering committee has been formed. These people can makedecisions in ten minutes which would usually take us months. 9 If you’re converting your loft, these addresses will be useful. 10 She used to make all these chocolate puddle puddings, youknow, with the sauce underneath and all this sort of thing. 11 You know these funny cigarettes I smoke? 12 Trying to make it as a single parent raising your children wouldbe the main concern to me these days. 13 These shoes are done for. 14 These two examples duplicate each other. 15 In these and several other respects, there are many inventionsand exaggerations 16 The speaker explained these questions one by one. 17 Are there some countries that have been able to tackle theseproblems successfully? 18 These grapes are ripe. 19 These problems have now been sorted. 20 We are not satisfied with these results. 21 These studies have already thrown up some interesting results. 22 These auxiliaries have made our work much easier. 23 These products are not toxic to humans. 24 These stamps have stuck together. 25 These last four years have been hard on them. 26 The trouble is that these restrictions have remained while otherthings have changed 27 I was meeting these chaps who were mostly more or less myown age. 28 [ View Post… ]
1 Divorce is never the fault of one partner; it takes two 2 Putting two and two together, I assume that this was the car heused. 3 It takes two to tango and so far our relationship has been one-sided. 4 I have a wife and two small children 5 I had two peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. 6 Tristan had been separated from his wife for two years. 7 The conflict with James has dragged on for two years. 8 We lived together, off and on, for two years. 9 I have two boys. 10 She’s been married for seven years and has two daughters. 11 Two significant constants have been found in a number ofresearch studies. 12 After two rings I put down the phone 13 They waited for about two hours 14 The two objectives are in conflict. 15 I almost lasted the two weeks. I only had a couple of days to do. 16 Two independent studies have been carried out. 17 One or other of the two women was wrong. 18 We were madly in love for about two years. 19 I had lived two doors away from this family for several years 20 There are two main structuralist techniques incorporated intocritical social research. 21 He and I had two fish apiece 22 I think you can get through the first two chapters. 23 Two names were selected by drawing lots 24 We were two months behind schedule, and already over budget. 25 I asked one or two of the stallholders about it. 26 The marriage had lasted for less than two years 27 The two countries resumed normal diplomatic relations 28 [ View Post… ]
1 ‘I wasn’t a very good scholar at school.’ — ‘What did you likedoing best then?’ 2 ‘I can meet you after work. Six o’clock?’ — ‘Fine.’ — ‘Six o’clock,then?’ 3 If the answer is ‘yes’, then we must decide on an appropriatecourse of action 4 We have to do quite a bit of reading, and then we have ourongoing work which would be an essay 5 The clinic opened for business last October and since then hastreated more than 200 people. 6 I spent years on the dole trying to get bands together and I neverworried about money then. 7 I felt myself blush. Then I sniffed back a tear 8 New mothers have been observed to touch the feet and handsfirst, then the body, and then the baby’s face. 9 ‘I got a load of money out of them.’ — ‘So you’re okay, then.’ 10 He stood up. ‘That’s settled then.’ 11 ‘I’ll talk to you on Friday anyway.’ — ‘Yep. Okay then.’ 12 Okay then let me ask how you do that. 13 By 1931, then, France alone in Europe was a country of massiveimmigration. 14 He sounded sincere, but then, he always did. 15 He went to Shanghai and then to HangZhou. 16 He is impatient as the first hour passes and then another 17 She rested for a while, then had a wash and changed herclothes 18 I was in Shanghai then. 19 I can be very patient, and then I can burst if my nerves are wornout. 20 I marked the ground and then paced it out to be sure. 21 You should come across the river with us. Then you will reallysee what’s what. 22 If you only take a sample then all the statistics are up the spout. 23 She contrasted the situation then with the present crisis 24 Then he’ll know exactly what’s required of him. 25 Then it came to me that perhaps he did understand. 26 Just then the phone rang 27 By then, it was October and we were more than halfway throughour tour. 28 [ View Post… ]
1 The radio only weighs a few ounces and is smaller than acigarette packet 2 They talked on the phone for more than an hour. 3 The arrangement was more a formality than a genuinepartnership of two nations 4 Indian skins age far more slowly than American or Italian ones. 5 Head teachers yesterday demanded a nine per cent rise, morethan twice the rate of inflation. 6 I would rather stare at a clear, star-filled sky than a TV set 7 He supervised and trained more than 400 volunteers. 8 The marriage had lasted for less than two years 9 I feel more compassion and less anger than I used to. 10 I’d like nothing better than to join you girls 11 I am luckier than most. I have a job 12 It was much more enjoyable than I had expected. 13 Scientists have collected more data than expected. 14 He has been mugged more than once. 15 I was too hot and tired to eat more than a few mouthfuls 16 More than 9,000 men lie buried here. 17 I could not believe my eyes. She was far more beautiful than Ihad imagined. 18 Drunk driving fatalities have declined more than 10 percent overthe past 10 years. 19 She is taller than I imagined, more adult, more intense. 20 I have spent less time on shore than most men 21 It was the first time Jane and I had been apart for more than afew days 22 The toaster remained on for more than an hour 23 Peterson was let go after less than two years. 24 The waters continue to rise as more than 1,000 people areevacuated. 25 They sat for more than six hours, and both sides agreed theyhad aired all their differences 26 It was the second air disaster in the region in less than twomonths 27 In less than two hours Cohen capitulated to virtually everydemand.
1 You can’t see colours at night 2 I saw him yesterday 3 He had been to see a Semi-Final of the FA Cup 4 I could see she was lonely. 5 Oh, I see what you’re saying 6 She saw him as a visionary, but her father saw him as a manwho couldn’t make a living 7 Frankly, I don’t know what Paul sees in her 8 A good idea, but can you see Taylor trying it? 9 Yesterday saw the resignation of the acting Interior Minister 10 Let me just see what the next song is 11 I’ll see if I can call her for you 12 See that you take care of him 13 He didn’t offer to see her to her car 14 We used to see quite a lot of his wife, Carolyn 15 My husband was still seeing her and he was having an affairwith her. 16 We saw in Chapter 16 how annual cash budgets are produced 17 Surveys consistently find that men report feeling safe on thestreet after dark. See, for example, Hindelang and Garofalo (1978) 18 He is in the marriage bureau business, which is mildly ironicseeing that his dearest wish is to get married himself 19 ‘He came home in my car.’ — ‘I see.’ 20 We’ll see. It’s a possibility. 21 He was hopeful that by sitting together they could both seesense and live as good neighbours 22 Well, you see, you shouldn’t really feel that way about it 23 ‘Talk to you later.’ — ‘All right. See you love.’ 24 The thrill wears off after a few years of marriage. You’ll see. 25 I saw a man making his way towards me 26 She can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste 27 As he neared the farm, he saw that a police car was parkedoutside it 28 [ View Post… ]
She was too tired to take a shower The Patriotic Front took power after a three-month civil war Mark often took his books to Bess’s house to study She took me to a Mexican restaurant He was a poor student from Madras whose genius took him toCambridge You need to take your problems to a trained counsellor A combination of talent, hard work and good looks have takenher to the top He took a handkerchief from his pocket and lightly wiped hismouth He has taken my money, and I have no chance of getting it back A Serb army unit took the town Take off the price of the house, that’s another hundred thousand. They have taken heavy casualties. Since the roads are very bad, the journey took us a long time At one time, walking across the room took all her strength When I took the job I thought I could change the system, but it’shard They take great pride in their heritage The firm took £ 100,000 in bookings. It added another$ 11.8 million to the take, for a grand total of$ 43million. ‘Poison’ took first prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival His brother Raoul did it, but Leonel took the blame and kept hismouth shut Some universities would be forced to take more students thanthey wanted Douglas telephoned Catherine at her office. She refused to takehis calls. Unfortunately, no one took my messages seriously There’s confusion and resentment, and it’s almost neverexpressed out in the open. Take this office, for example They’ve turned sensible, if you take my meaning She had taken him for a journalist ‘I’ll take the grilled tuna,’ Mary Ann told the waiter. From Wrexham centre take the Chester Road to the outskirts oftown My wife and I have taken the cottage for a month. 30 Before the Chronicle I used to take the Guardian.
1 Millions of people have lost their homes. 2 It’s a triumph for the American people. 3 It was peopled by a fiercely independent race of peace-lovingBuddhists. 4 Grass’s novels are peopled with outlandish characters 5 I don’t think people should make promises they don’t mean tokeep 6 It is illegal and could endanger other people’s lives. 7 British history of the 19th century is peopled by energeticreformers 8 Other people had the gift of peopling their lives with friends andcolleagues. 9 You can chat to other people who are online. 10 He helped energize and mobilize millions of people around thenation 11 I had comments from people in all age groups. 12 You cannot expect to like all the people you will work with 13 People have lost faith in the British Parliament. 14 I had to keep in with the people who mattered. 15 Perhaps we ought to have trusted people more 16 Thousands of people attended the funeral 17 These people cherish their independence and sovereignty. 18 I was surrounded by people begging for food 19 What are you hearing from people there? 20 I have a rich brother and a lot of people envy the fact 21 People are not interested in movies anymore. 22 I have rather a large influence over a good many people 23 I had a slight altercation with some people who objected to ourfilming. 24 Now that he has become President, many people once againhave hope for genuine changes in the system 25 I think it’s good that some people are going 26 I had a strong desire to help and care for people 27 I don’t get lonely now because I make the effort to see people. 28 [ View Post… ]
1 Robin opened some champagne 2 The question of local government finance has been the subjectof debate for some years 3 ‘Isn’t there some chance that William might lead a normal life?’asked Jill 4 Some of the people already in work will lose their jobs 5 If you are worried about some aspect of your child’s health, callus 6 I have kept birds for some 30 years 7 If Susanne is off somewhere, I’ll kill time by looking aroundsome 8 She lived to be ninety-nine years old and only weighed eightypounds but she’d raised eight kids. That was some toughwoman! 9 Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, a chopped clove ofgarlic and some black pepper in a heavy saucepan 10 He went to fetch some books 11 Some children refuse to eat at all and others overeat. 12 I have discussed this topic in some detail 13 He remained silent for some time 14 It took some effort to conceal her relief. 15 All mothers share to some extent in the tension of a wedding 16 Some fishing is still allowed, but limits have been imposed onthe size of the catch. 17 Remove the cover and spoon some of the sauce into a bowl 18 Boats crammed with hot and angry holidaymakers, some ofwhom had waited for up to two days to cross 19 Some of us are sensitive to smells, others find colours easier toremember. 20 Jim Partridge chucked himself off some bridge or other 21 She always thinks some guy is going to come along and fix herlife. 22 He waited some 80 to 100 yards from the big pink villa 23 The headquarters is some 30 miles due west. 24 ‘I party some,’ said Jed 25 He decided we should spend Christmas in Acapulco. There wecould ski some and relax. 26 ‘Some party!’ —’Yep. One hell of a party. ‘ 27 We have had some help from the Government 28 [ View Post… ]
1 The Beatles — I never get tired of listening to them 2 It takes great courage to face your child and tell them the truth. 3 ‘Our Billy doesn’t eat them ones,’ Helen said. 4 Kids these days have no one to tell them what’s right and wrong 5 She let the dogs into the house and fed them 6 His dark socks, I could see, had a stripe on them. 7 My people come to work and I get them all revved up. 8 You can’t think how glad I was to see them all go 9 I should be happy if you would bring them this evening 10 Sometimes I improvise and change the words because I forgetthem 11 I had prepared for the meeting by putting down what I wantedfrom them. 12 Many people might have excused them for shirking some of theirresponsibilities. 13 If you are smoking in front of the children then you are settingthem a bad example. 14 You must continue to see them no matter how much you maydisagree with them 15 We entered into meaningful discussions with them weeks ago 16 We believe them to be hidden here in this apartment 17 You can commission them to paint something especially for you. 18 I tried them on and they were the right size. 19 They want to let them know that they are safe 20 We cannot boss them into doing more 21 Let’s have your gut reaction to the facts as we know them. 22 I think they got freaked by women laughing at them. 23 I wanted them to get a fair deal 24 My children want me with them for Christmas Day, but I can’t faceit 25 They swore at them and ran off. 26 They have gathered the best statistics they can find and runthem through their own computers. 27 They know the sport inside out, and we treat them with therespect they deserve 28 [ View Post… ]