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.
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 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… ]
1 I certainly think there should be a ban on tobacco advertising 2 Nora thought he was seventeen years old 3 You were probably brought up to think like that 4 She closed her eyes for a moment, trying to think 5 To make the computer work at full capacity, the programmer hasto think like the machine 6 Nobody could think of anything to say 7 He thought of another way of getting out of the marriage 8 She must be ill, Tatiana thought 9 We all thought of him as a father 10 To tell the truth, I don’t think much of psychiatrists 11 I’m only thinking of you 12 Martin was thinking of taking legal action against Zuckerman 13 I’m primarily thinking of the first year 14 Who does she think she is? Trying to make a fool of me like that 15 To think I left you alone in a place with a madman at large! 16 You’d think you’d remember to wash your ears 17 Anyone would think you were in love with the girl 18 He was her distant relative, as was everyone else on the island,come to think of it 19 I think he means ‘at’ rather than ‘to’ 20 Just think; tomorrow we shall walk out of this place and leave itall behind us forever 21 It has forced politicians to think again about the wisdom of tryingto evacuate refugees 22 I thought nothing of betting £ 1,000 on a horse. 23 When she went off to see her parents for the weekend I thoughtnothing of it 24 Do you think I ought to seal the boxes up? 25 A generation ago, it was thought that babies born this smallcould not survive 26 Tell me, what do you think of my theory? 27 Peter is useless, far worse than I thought 28 [ View Post… ]
1 There are roadworks between Camblesforth and Carlton 2 There remains considerable doubt over when the intended high-speed rail link will be complete 3 ‘Hello there,’ said the woman, smiling at them. — ‘Hi!’ theychorused 4 The group of old buildings on the corner by the main road is stillthere today 5 The next day we drove the 33 miles to Siena ( the Villa Arceno isa great place to stay while you are there) for the Palio 6 There it is, on the corner over there 7 So there we were with Amy and she was driving us crazy 8 Hello, is Gordon there please? 9 Death is terrible. I agree with you there 10 We are making further investigations and will take the matterfrom there 11 We had hoped to fill the back page with extra news; we’re notquite there yet 12 I’m the oldest and, according to all the books, should be theachiever, but there you go 13 You see? There you go. That’s why I didn’t mention it earlier. Iknew you’d take it the wrong way 14 At 18 stone, I can’t run around the way I used to. There again,some people say I never did 15 ‘There you go again, upsetting the child!’ said Shirley 16 ‘Take That’ are the best group in the whole world. So there 17 Many felt that he should have resigned there and then 18 ‘There, there,’ said Mum. ‘You’ve been having a really baddream.’ 19 Nora picked up the boy, and gave him a biscuit. ‘There you are,Lennie, you take the nice biscuit.’ 20 Despite what happened in the past I want her to know I am therefor her. 21 Are there some countries that have been able to tackle theseproblems successfully? 22 There were differences of opinion, he added, on very basicissues 23 There’s nothing in this room; there’s not a single chair, there’sno bed, and not a single shelf 24 There’s no way we can afford to buy a house at the moment 25 There’s no question she is the best comedienne in this country. 26 There appeared no imminent danger 27 There rose before us the great pyramid of Gaza 28 [ View Post… ]
1 Time passed, and still Ma did not appear 2 ‘What time is it?’ — ‘Eight o’clock.’ 3 The tidal predictions are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time.Add one hour for British Summer Time 4 Adam spent a lot of time in his grandfather’s office 5 He was also for a time the art critic of ‘The Scotsman’ 6 We were in the same college, which was male-only at that time 7 They were hard times and his parents had been struggling toraise their family 8 He is unafraid to move with the times 9 Sarah and I had a great time while the kids were away 10 Now Martin has begun to suffer the effects of AIDS, and he sayshis time is running out 11 Opinion polls indicated a feeling among the public that it wastime for a change 12 Every time she travels on the bus it’s delayed by at least threehours 13 It was her job to make tea three times a day 14 Its profits are rising four times faster than the average company 15 He was over a second faster than his previous best time 16 A reel is in four-four time, and a jig is in six-eight time. 17 He timed the election to coincide with new measures to boostthe economy 18 He timed each performance with a stop-watch. 19 It’s about time a few movie makers with original ideas weregiven a chance 20 Find out ahead of time what regulations apply to your situation. 21 My mother was ahead of her time. She surrounded me withculture and art. 22 Beat in the eggs, one at a time 23 Conditions are still very tense and the fighting could escalate atany time. 24 A trade war would be bad at the best of times, but in the currenteconomic climate, it would be a disaster. 25 At one time 400 men, women and children lived in the village. 26 I was afraid of her, but at the same time I really liked her 27 I don’t think I set out to come up with a different sound for eachalbum. At the same time, I do have a sense of what is right forthe moment. 28 [ View Post… ]