1.Lucy became a poor third in the final examination.
2.The mastery of a language is not easy and requires painstaking efforts.
3.Mary ran away as fast as her legs could carry her.
4.Lily is impatient of open questions and irritated at her inability to answer them.
5.Potatoes are an important source of starchy food in temperate countries and bananas in tropics.
6.It was beyond his power to sign such a contract.
7.Though now and then opportunity had been given to him to leave, he had never taken it.
8.No one gets out of this world alive and few people come through life without at least one serious illness.
9.My mother decided to retire that spring. By that time she would have been teaching here for thirty years.
10.It is a wise father that knows his own child.
11.He wrote the name down for fear that he should forget it.
12.Unemployment has stubbornly refused&nbs ……此处隐藏2233个字……bsp;cultures.
【正确答案】This land has borne witness to a steady stream of envoys, caravans, travelers, scholars and artisans travelling between the East and the West. The exchanges and mutual learning thus made possible have contributed to the progress of human civilization.
【正确答案】At the outset of the Great Patriotic War in 1941, Xian, a renowned Chinese composer, arrived in Almaty after much travail.