1. This picnic sure beats the last one we went to, doesn't it?
2. Forgive the mess in here; we had a party last night.
3. Sounds great, but I've got to go over my notes for tomorrow's midterm.
4. What time would suit you for the first round talks with John Smith?
5. Well, you know my schedule. Other than this Friday, one day is as good as the next.
6. I ran into Sally the other day. I could hardly recognize her.
7. I've been working out the gym since January. I was a little out of shape.
8. Next time you go camping, take some precautions, say, wearing long sleeves.
9. I'd feel that way too if I were you.
10. So it's impossible for me to make it to the bar at ten.
11. Are you working flexible hours?
12．Nothing comes to mind right now, but I'd like to go over all the articles of the contract once more before signing it.
13. I really can't stand the way David controls the conversation all the time.
14. Well, I knew she had been absent all week. So I called her this morning to see if she was sick. It turned out that her husband was badly injured in a car accident.
15. You are the talk of the town and the pride of our class now.
16. If you are referring to my winning the English speech contest, I don't think it's such a big deal.
17. The chocolate cake looks great, but I have to watch my weight.
18. So I have to work very unsocial hours.
19. Oh, yes, that's our busiest time. I get Wednesdays off.
20. But it looks as if children were not better off in 2001 than they were in 2002.
21. I've also travelled a bit, you know, off season when every-where is less crowded and hotels costless.
22. Yes, I know, but I've been too busy to phone him.
23. Each speech is different, because she tailors her remarks to each audience.
24. They are supposed to be here by now.
25. Listen, let me suggest something. You send us details of your products and services, together with references from other companies.
26. I happen to have an extra copy.
27. Now you've seen this table of figures about the pocket money children in Britain get?
28. Could you take a picture of me with the lake in the background?
29. My headache is killing me.
30. If only we'd gone to the school dining hall.
31. He probably just got holdup in the traffic.
32. I wonder if you can drop by tomorrow evening.
33. It was the chance of a lifetime.
34. We could buy a good guidebook, but they are over-priced. What about the library?
35. I just covered a few chapters which interested me most.
36. I really can't afford any more interruptions right now.
37. Anyhow, let's calm down and try to figure things out.
38. I don't care much for dessert.
39. Can you give me a hand, Mike? Could you give me a ride?
40. Most have worked their way up from sales representatives, and they are very proud of the role they played in the company's growth.
41. I had a hard time getting through the novel.
42. I am afraid I just ran out of film. The book has been out of print for some time now.
43. You should talk to her again and see if you can find a way out.
44. I've bought some used furniture at the Sunday market. It was a real bargain.
45. If he has ambitious goals and is willing to put in long hours, everyone in his unit will follow his example.
46. It isn't due until Thursday morning.
47. Yes, the power indicator was on, and it was running, but somehow the sound didn't come through.
48. I didn't mean to hurt you.
49. You're on the right track. I just think you need to narrow the topic down.
50. I only wish he showed half as much for his English lessons.
51. Well, I've been out of touch with most of my old friends, only one or two still drop me a line occasionally.
52. I'm stuck in a traffic jam.
53. I'm exposed to the thoughts of some of the world's best writers.
54. That's easier said than done.
55. We'll have to count on good weather.
56. You took an optional course this semester, didn't you?
57. It seems like the more the professor talks, the less I understand.
58. It's worthwhile to make the effort.
59. There is every reason to believe the trend will continue through the next few decades.
60. I had no idea that it closes so early on weekends.
61. Shouting or acting rude will get you nowhere.
62. This doesn't mean to put on airs and say“Do you know who I am?”
63. Aren't you disappointed that you didn't get the promotion?
64. I don't think there is a specific rule about how to beat stress.
65. Since early times, people have been fascinated with the idea of life existing somewhere else besides earth.
66. This episode gave Doctor Myer her first clue to something every doctor learns sooner or later—most people just don't listen very well.
67. I had no idea you were a marvelous writer.
68. I heard about your promotion. You must be thrilled.
69. Did he get pensioned off at last?
70. She never got on with her father.
71. When will you be through with your work, John?
72. We'll send out the manuals this afternoon by express mail entirely at our cost, and the manuals should arrive tomorrow or the day after at the latest.
73. I was up till 3 this morning, writing a paper for my literature class.
74. I'm on a scheme that's called phased retirement; I had a six-month break from work, after that I could apply for project work with the company I used to work for.
75. He will address us on the subject of the Community Policing Program.
76. While they are out of their room, he steals their money, handbag, whatever and makes off with it.
77. Raising six children during the difficult times of the Great Depression took its toll on my parents' relationship and resulted in their divorce when I was 18 years old.
78. OK, but you have to run your advertisement all week.
79. Then one morning, as I was hanging out the“Going Out of Business”sign at the greenhouse, the door opened, and in walked a customer.
80. What would you do if you were in my place?
81. You've had your hands full and have been overworked during the last two weeks.
82. Your passport? That's the one thing you mustn't leave behind.
83. I'm fed up with my job.
84. It protects you from minor and major medical expenses that can wipe out not only your savings but your dreams of an education abroad.
85. Well, the best I can give you is a 10 discount plus a ticket for a free continental breakfast.
86. My friend Leo makes up weak and poor excuses whenever there is something he doesn't want to do.
87. You want to stay up all night, and the Swedes make the most of it. Often they start work earlier in summer and then leave at about 2 or 3 in the afternoon, so that they can really enjoy the long summer evenings.
88. It would spoil my excitement if it turned out I just have a funny wrinkle on the surface of my brain, which makes me think about the invisible train platforms.
89. How did you come up with the names of your characters?
90. But her life was turned upside down when a motorist, distracted by his cell phone, ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of her car.
91. You look like you are freezing to death. Why don't you put this on?
92. We won't be able to win unless we get the majority votes from the women students.
93. Two weeks of paid vacation in your first year employment, you will also be entitled to medical and dental insurance, but this is something you should discuss with our Personnel Department.
94. You will be working with two other head brokers, in other words, you will be handling about a third of our clients.
95. I need to get through it, though, but I keep drifting away.
96. While Gail Obcamp, an American artist, was giving a speech on the art of Japanese brush painting to an audience that included visitors from Japan, she was confused to see that many of her Japanese listeners had their eyes closed.
97. I had to drive two blocks before I spotted a place to park the car.
98. As far as I know, no such drugs are ever known to work.
99. If I were you, I would turn it in to the security office.
100. I just read in the newspaper that The Lord of the Rings is this year's greatest hit.
101. If American society and business won't make it easier on future female leaders who choose to have children, there is still the ray of hope that increasing numbers of full-time fathers will.
102. Her household bills piled up, along with the dishes and dirty laundry, but it took near-constant complaints from her four daughters before she realized she had aproblem.
103. A survey found an overwhelming pessimism about privacy, with 60 percent of respondents saying they feel their privacy is“slipping away, and that bothers me”.
104. Only an aggressive research and development might find ways of breaking our dependence on fossil fuels ordealing with it.
105. This has also resulted in an increase in the sheer number of advertisements to which audiences are exposed.
106. All the while I will be reminding myself that children need room to experiment, grow and find their own voices.
107. And, while there's evidence that instructors must work harder to run a DL course for a variety of reasons, they won't be paid any more, and might well be paid less.
108. In this age of Internet chat, videogames and reality television, there is no shortage of mindless activities to keepa child occupied.
109. I also know the pressures of trying to live up to a reputation created by previous victories.
110. Telling myself that I was merely an experienced writer guiding the young writer across the hall, I offered suggestions for characters, conflicts and endings for her tales.
111. The story about a fearful angel starting first grade was quickly“guided”by me into the tale of a little girl with a wild imagination taking her first music lesson.
112. Because I know very little about farm animals who use tools or angels who go to first grade, I had to accept the fact that I was co-opting（借用）my daughter's experience.
113. While stepping back was difficult for me, it was certainly a good first step that I will quickly follow with more steps, putting myself far enough away to give her room but close enough to help if asked.
114. The more students who enroll in a course but don't come to campus, the more the school saves on keeping the lights on in the classrooms, paying doorkeepers, and maintaining parking lots.
115. But with many more women than men choosing to leave the workforce entirely to raise families, returning from an extended parental leave doesn't raise as many eyebrows as it does for men.
116. Trying to criticize writing on the fly is possibly the single greatest barrier to writing that most of us encounter.
117. Most likely, you will believe that this will take more time than you actually have and you will end up staring blankly at the page as the deadline draws near.
118. There was a time in my life when people asked constantly for stories about what it's like to work in a field dominated bymen.
119. What I do find interesting is the origin of the universe, the shape of space-time and the nature of black holes.
120. While you need to employ both to get to a finished result, they cannot work in parallel no matter how much we might like to think so.
121. It could be that the high-functioning mothers in the study had already had a strong influence on their children's speech development, Ms. Pancsofar said,“or it may be that mothers are contributing in a way we didn't measure in the study.”
122. And scores of online discussion boards have popped up on which people discuss negative experiences tied to too muchtime on the Web.
123. Bishop describes the problem as simply a matter of priorities, which can be solved by encouraging people to prioritize other life goals and plans in place of time spent online.
124. The new CNS Spectrums study was based on results of a nationwide telephone survey of more than 2,500 adults.
125. About 8% said they used the Internet as a way to escape problems, and almost 14% reported they“found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time.”
126. What Leeson terms“the Warren Buffett effect”is becoming more broadly appealing as individuals come to“view retirement as not simply being linked to economic productivity but also about contribution.”
127. “People do it at the expense of everything that was a constant in their lives.”Heidrich now visits websites that discuss gaming addiction regularly“to remind myself to keep my love for online games in check”.
128. Placed in an insulated case and surrounded by quarter-inch-thick panels of stainless steel, the boxes can withstand massive force and temperatures up to2,000°F.
129. The study's authors, Joanne Wood and John Lee of the University of Waterloo and Elaine Perunovic of the University of New Brunswick, begin by citing older research showing that when people get feedback which they believe is overly positive, they actually feel worse, not better.
130. The paper provides support for newer forms of psychotherapy that urge people to accept their negative thoughts and feelings rather than fight them.
131. Meditation techniques, in contrast, can teach people to put their shortcomings into a larger, more realistic perspective.
132. “No one can take one-sided action,”says Laird, who is exploring whether to seek an exemption（豁免）from federal anti-trust laws so member colleges can discuss how they could jointly reduce meritaid.
133. This is a merry-go-round that's going very fast, and none of the institutions believe they can sustain the risks of trying to break away by themselves.
134. A complicating factor is that merit aid has become so popular with middle-income families, who don't qualify for need-based aid,that many have come to depend on it.
135. On average, fathers spoke less than mothers did, but they did not differ in the length of utterances or proportion of questions asked.
136. Unlike physical energy, which is finite and diminishes with age, emotional energy is unlimited and has nothing to do with genes or upbringing.
137. It's up to you to plug the leak—even though there are always a dozen reasons to stay stuck in your dull routines of life.
138. But because you can't drive a car and watch television at the sametime, rush hour became radio's prime time, while music, talk, and news radio greatly enlarged their audiences.
139. A real estate broker I know keeps herself amused on the job by mentally redecorating the houses she shows to clients.
140. Printing with moveable type on paper dramatically reduced the cost of producing a book compared with the old-fashioned ones handwritten on vellum, which comes from sheepskin.
141. While they can't merely be willed away, I do recommend you remind yourself that whatever happened is in the past, and nothing can change that.
142. Many in-home jobs that used to be done primarily by women—ranging from family shopping to preparing meals to doing voluntary work—still need to be done by someone.
143. Perhaps it was the extreme contrast with Japanese society that prompted American firms to pay more attention to women buyers.
144. As we have seen, the focus of medical care in our society has been shifting from curing disease to preventing disease—especially in terms of changing our many unhealthy behaviors, such as poor eating habits, smoking, and failure to exercise.
145. Even people who have a physical disease or handicap may be“well”, in this new sense, if they make an effort to maintain the best possible health they can in the face of their physical limitations.
146. “Wellness”may perhaps best be viewed not as a state that people can achieve, but as an ideal that people can strive for.
147. People who are well are likely to be better able to resist disease and to fight disease when it strikes.
148. And by focusing attention on healthy ways of living, the concept of wellness can have a beneficial impact on the ways in which people face the challenges of daily life.
149. Nevertheless, soft-drink companies view bottled water as the next battle-ground for market share—this despite the fact that over 25 percent of bottled water comes from tap water...
150. Regardless of how it's sold, the popularity of bottled water taps into our desire for better health, our wish to appear cultivated, and even a longing for lost purity.
151. People who are well are concerned with nutrition and exercise, and they make a point of monitoring their body's condition.
152. The best advice is to find out what is appropriate regarding the corporate culture, the country culture, and the culture of the person making the hiring decision.
153. A reader who is unfamiliar with these variations may assume that your resume contains errors.
154. Women's education may be unusual territory for economists, but enhancing women's contribution to development is actually as much an economic as a social issue.
155. Few will dispute that educating women has great social benefits.
156. Modern cars are far tougher to steal, as their engine management computer won't allow them to start unless they receive a unique ID code beamed out by the ignition key.
157. Staff at the centre will then contact the owner to confirm that the car really is missing, and keep police informed of the vehicle's movements viathe car's GPS unit.
158. Dying and leaving young children is probably the older parents' biggest, and often unspoken, fear.
159.“Mybodyis aging,”says Metcalf.“You can'tget awayfrom that.”
160. Often, older parents hear the ticking of another kind of biological clock.
161. But at the core of those little fears there is often a much bigger one: that they won't be alive long enough to support and protect their child.
162. “Global”does not mean products that are consciously identified as American, but ones that consumers—especially young people—see as part of a modern, innovative world in which people are linked across cultures by shared beliefs and tastes.
163. The logo, along with the company's long-held marketing image of the“irresistibility”of its chips would help facilitate the company's global expansion.
164. At Coffman's request, the District Attorney has begun investigating the district's finances.
165. The executives acknowledge that they try to swing national eating habits to a food created in America, but they deny that amounts to economic imperialism.
166. We're making products in those countries; we're adapting them to the tastes of those countries, building businesses and employing people and changing lives.
167. Some $36,000 has been raised in donations from Safeway.
168. “Rumors about what's happening to the district are moving at lighting speed,”said a student.“We wanted to know the truth, and spread that around instead.”
169. Humans should not try to avoid stress any more than they would shun food, love or exercise.
170. In a 2001 study of 158 hospital nurses, those who faced considerable work demands but coped with the challenge were more likely to say they were in good health than those who felt they couldn't get the job done.
171. Then there is the general, all-covering apology, which avoids the necessity of identifying a specific act that was particularly hurtful or insulting, and which the person who is apologizing should promise never to do again.
172. If you want to teach your children how to say sorry, you must be good at saying it yourself, especially to your own children.
173. Parents who wish to teach their children to apologize should see it as a sign of strength, and therefore not resort to these pseudo-apologies.
174. A three-year-old might need help in understanding that other children feel pain just as he does, and that hitting a playmate over the head with a heavy toy requires an apology.
175. Most people can tolerate these pressures pretty easily, but passengers with heart disease may experience chest pains as a result of the reduced amount of oxygen flowing through their blood.
176. But no one knows for sure how much crude oil lies buried beneath the frozen earth.
177. And consumers would wait up to a decade to gain any benefits, because drilling could begin only after much bargaining over leases, environmental permits and regulatory review.
178. The player proceeded to rub his gloves across his wet T-shirt and then exclaimed,“Are they wet enough now?”
179. In the heat of battle, players have been observed to throw themselves across the court without considering the consequences that such a move might have on anyone in their way.
180. Many products had specially-designed labels to make them seem environmentally friendly, but in fact many of these symbols mean nothing.
181. The ISO labeling standards ban vague or misleading claims on product packaging, because terms such as“environmentally friendly”and“non-polluting”cannot be verified.
182. Operating out of a century-old schoolhouse in the village of Long Pond, Pennsylvania, the conservancy's Bud Cook is working with local people and business leaders to balance economic growth with environmental protection.
183. They value quiet forests, clear streams and abundant wildlife.
184. Not everyone who picks up a fishing rod or goes out with a gun is a sportsman.
185. The following are some of the things that those who would qualify for membership in the sportsmanship fraternity will do.
186. I'm usually fairly skeptical about any research that concludes that people are either happier or unhappier or more or less certain of themselves than they were 50 years ago.
187. The report cites two main causes: increasing physical isolation—brought on by high divorce rates and less involvement in community, among other things—and a growing perception that the world is a more dangerous place.
188. It will help you cope with your own anxieties and provide a good model for your kids.
189. It is easier to negotiate initial salary requirement because once you are inside, the organizational constraints influence wage increases.
190. One thing, however, is certain: your chances of getting the raise you feel you deserve are less if you don't at least ask for it.
191. This has come about because the prevailing scientific views of the 1960s and 1970s ignored the evidence about sugar, and instead saw fat as the really serious risk, both to the heart and other organs, as well as the cause of obesity.
192. I guess they thought me content to stay in the cubicles since I did not voice my opinion either way.
193. Find out what you are worth on the open market.
194. Their tables will be set with the good dishes and silver, and the dress code will be Sunday-best.
195. Although a strong pound and weak markets in Asia play a role in the downsizing, the layoffs in Stoke have their roots in earthshaking social shifts.
196. Some companies now offer etiquette seminars for employees who may be competent professionally but clueless socially.
197. He wondered: might deaf people actually have a genuine language? And could that language be unlike any other on earth?
198. But if two or three candidates are up for a promotion, each of whom has reasonably similar ability, a manager is going to promote the person he or she likes best.
199. Some people, they say, have an idealistic vision of work and what it takes to succeed.
200. To make matters worse for the government, it soon emerged that the Princess's trip had been approved by the Foreign Office, and that she was in fact very well-informed about both the situation in Angola and the British government's policy regarding landmines.
201. For the Princess, the trip to this war-torn country was an excellent opportunity to use her popularity to show the world how much destruction and suffering landmines can cause.
202. It doesn't spell out what kind of arms.
203. Indeed, a 16-year-old driver with three or more passengers is three times as likely to have a fatal accident as a teenager driving alone.
204. By contrast, the risk of death for drivers between 30 and 59 decreases with each additional passenger.
205. “The basic issue,”he says,“is that adults who are responsible for issuing licenses fail to recognize how complex and skilled a task driving is.”
206. About half of the states now have some sort of graduated licensing system in place, but only 10 of those states have restrictions on passengers.
207. By using this concept as a starting point, the authors aim to move beyond the now familiar optimist vs. pessimist dichotomy（对立观点）that has characterized many recent debates about whether the rise of the Internet will ultimately be good or bad for society.
208. With the world's population estimated to grow from six to nine billion by 2050, researchers, businesses and governments are already dealing with the impact this increase will have on everything from food and water to infrastructure（基础设施）and jobs.
209. Although companies tend to take on specialists, they often seek out generalists for middle and upper-level management.
210. A liberal-arts degree coupled with an MBA or some other technical training is a very good combination in the marketplace.
211. About six years ago I was eating lunch in a restaurant in New York City when a woman and a young boy sat down at the next table; I couldn't help overhearing parts of their conversation.
212. Television passes information, and indiscriminately, to all viewers alike, be they children or adults.
213. Communication through print, as a matter of fact, allows for a great deal of control over the social information to which children have access.
214. But selfishly, I'm more fascinated by Michelle Obama and what she might be able to do, not just for this country, but for me as an African-American woman.
215. Even in the world of make-believe, black women still can't escape the stereotype of being eye-rolling, oversexed females raised by our never-married, alcoholic（酗酒的）mothers.
216. Before she ever gets the chance to commit to a cause, charity or foundation as First Lady, her most urgent and perhaps most complicated duty may be simply to be herself.
217. But for many African-American women like me, just a little of her poise（沉着）, confidence and intelligence will go a long way in changing an image that's been around for far too long.
218. When next year's crop of high-school graduates arrive at Oxford University in the fall of 2009, they'll be joined by a new face: Andrew Hamilton, the 55-year-old provost（教务长）of Yale, who'll become Oxford's vice-chancellor—a position equivalent to university president in America.
219. The board ultimately picked Bruce Benson, a 69-year-old Colorado businessman and political activist（活动家）who is likely to do well in the main task of modern university presidents: fund-raising.
220. In 2003, when Cambridge University appointed Alison Richard, another former Yale provost, as its vice-chancellor, the university publicly stressed that in her previous job she had overseen（监督）a major strengthening of Yale's financial position.
221. They are the place of the scientific discoveries that move economies forward, and the primary means of educating the talent required to obtain and maintain competitive advantages.
222. In response to the same forces that have driven the world economy, universities have become more self-consciously global: seeking students from around the world who represent the entire range of cultures and values, sending their own students abroad to prepare them for global careers, offering courses of study that address the challenges of an interconnected world and collaborative（合作的）research programs to advance science for the benefit of all humanity.
223. The reverse flow, from developed to developing countries, is on the rise, too.
224. Yale and Harvard have led the way, offering every undergraduate at least one international study or internship opportunity—and providing the financial resources to make itpossible.
225. Yale professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Tian Xu directs a research center focused on the genetics of human disease at Shanghai's Fudan University, in collaboration with faculty colleagues from both schools.
226. The attempt to make up lost ground is welcome, but the nation would be better served by steady, predictable increases in science funding at the rate of long-term GDP growth, which is on the order of inflation plus 3 percent per year.
227. They fail to grasp that welcoming foreign students to the United States has two important positive effects: first, the very best of them stay in the States and—like immigrants throughout history—strength the nation; and second, foreign students who study in the United States become ambassadors for many of its most cherished（珍视）values when they return home.
228. Every day that they write in their journals puts them a step closer to fluency, eloquence（雄辩）,and command of language.
229. He had a perfect résumé and gave good responses to her questions, but the fact that he never looked her in the eye said“untrustworthy”,so she decided to offer the job to her second choice.
230.“I was just thrown off by the lack of eye contact, not realizing it was cultural,”Tiffany says.“I missed out, but will not miss that opportunity again.”
231. Had I not attended this workshop, I would have automatically assumed the man was the best candidate because the position required quite a bit of extensive travel.
232. Boys at single-sex schools were said to be more likely to get involved in cultural and artistic activities that helped develop their emotional expressiveness, rather than feeling they had to conform to the“boy code”of hiding their emotions to be a“real man”.
233. This week Wal-Mart is set to announce a major initiative aimed at helping cotton farmers go organic: it will buy transitional（过渡型的）cotton at higher prices, thus helping to expand the supply of a key sustainable material.
234. My task is to build fluency while providing the opportunity inherent in any writing activity to enhance the moral and emotional development of my students.
235. Organized by the New York-based nonprofit Earth Pledge, the show inspired many top designers to work with sustainable fabrics for the first time.
236. Scientists have devised a way to determine roughly where a person has lived using a strand（缕）of hair, a technique that could help track the movements of criminal suspects or unidentified murder victims.
237. Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.
238. In many cases, a victim's losses may include not only out-of-pocket financial losses, but substantial additional financial costs associated with trying to restore his reputation in the community and correcting erroneous information for which the criminal is responsible.
239. Sometimes, when I was pushed into an argument on left brain versus（相对于）right brain, or nature versus nurture（培育）, I would instantly fight fiercely on my behalf and all womankind.
240. A new set of considerations has come to the fore as part of the debate about how we handle children.
241. Now the parents are charging up to the school to have ago at teachers.
242. One way over-worked, under-resourced parents show commitment to their children is to leap to their defense.
243. Store managers are often the last to hear complaints, and often find out only when their regular customers decide to frequent their competitors, according to a study jointly conducted by Verde Group and Wharton School.
244. No wonder so many of us suffer from emotional fatigue, a kind of utter exhaustion of the spirit.
245. As the trade winds lessen in strength, the ocean temperatures rise, causing the Peru current flowing in from the east to warm up by as much as 5℃.
246. By opening the North American continent, highways have enabled consumer goods and services to reach people in remote and rural areas of the country, spurred the growth of suburbs, and provided people with greater options in terms of jobs, access to cultural programs, health care, and other benefits.
247. The first study to compare honesty across a range of communications media has found that people are twice as likely to tell lies in phone conversations as they are in emails.
248. But Hancock says it is also crucial whether a conversation is being recorded and could be reread, and whether it occurs in real time.
249. In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks these questions have never seemed more pressing.
250. But those captured were anything but terrorists, most of them illegal immigrants from Central or South America.
251. If Sept. 11 had never happened, the airport workers would not have been arrested and could have gone on quietly living in America, probably indefinitely.
252. A graduated license requires that a teenager first prove himself capable of driving in the presence of an adult, followed by a period of driving with night or passenger restrictions, before graduating to full driving privileges.
253. In order to make it out with your sanity—and your wallet—intact, there are a few Black Friday tips I'd like to share.
254. I may have grown out of Toys R Us, but I still see plenty I want flipping through the sales papers.
255. While I might adapt my list to what's on sale—maybe swap out a movie title or choose a different video game based on what is available.
256. But with low-income students projected to make up an ever-larger share of the college-bound population in coming years, some schools are re-examining whether that aid, typically known as“merit aid”, is the most effective use of precious institutional dollars.
257. Applying for artistic merit scholarships usually requires that students submit a portfolio of some sort, whether that includes a collection of artwork, a recording of a musical performance or a video of them dancing.
258. Many sales will kick in at midnight, so you'll be able to check no matter how early you're planning on getting in line at the local big box retailer.
259. My mom and my sister—both power shoppers—are much happier pairing up and letting the slow poke（that's me）go on my own.
260. Credit cards often offer warranty coverage for free on purchases—a much better deal than most of the service contracts offered by stores.
261. Because few mainstream publications have done in-depth features on regular African-American women, little is known about who we are, what we think and what we face on a regular basis.
262. The scientists checked the data for all possible natural influences such as the lunar cycle as well as random variations and found neither to be at play.
263. The oil industry goes with the high end of the range, which could equal as much as 10% of U.S. consumption for as long as six years.
264. By pumping more than 1 million barrels a day from the reserve for the next two or three decades, lobbyists claim, the nation could cut back on imports equivalent to all shipments to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia.
265. Sticking to the low end of government estimates, the National Resources Defense Council says there may be no more than 3.2 billion barrels of economically recoverable oil in the coastal plain of ANWR, a drop in the bucket that would do virtually nothing to ease America's energy problems.
266. It has been shown that words having certain connotations（含义）may cause us to react in ways quite foreign to what we consider to be our usual humanistic behavior.
267. But in many other homes, this china-and-silver elegance has given way to a stoneware（粗陶）-and-stainless informality, with dresses assuming an equally casual-Friday look.
268. Therefore, I believe it is time we elevated（提升）the game to the level where it belongs, thereby setting an example to the rest of the sporting world.
269. For that reason they took a thorough approach, and for five years they subjected Price to batteries of neuropsychological（神经心理学的）tests, combed the professional literature for similar cases and developed special questionnaires to allow them to test her memory.
270. The more often the memory is recalled afterwards, the more likely it is that permanent links develop between the nerve cells—and the pattern will be stored as along-term memory.
271. Decisions are made as to which information should remain in long-term memory.
272. The Internet was conceived in the 1960s as a tool to link university and government research centers via a nationwide network that would allow a wide variety of computers to exchange information and share resources.
273. It helps people keep up to date on world events, find a restaurant in Oregon or a cheap flight to Paris, play games, and discuss everything from apples to zoology.
274. Frito-Lay is the biggest snack maker in America, owned by PepsiCo, and accounts for over half of the parent company's $3 billion annual profits.
275. Its strategy rests on two beliefs: first a global product offers economies of scale with which local brands cannot compete.
276. A startling finding of the research is that the absent-minded activity is a hazard of doing things in which we are skilled.
277. While there's no question that continuous stress is harmful, several studies suggest that challenging situations in which you're able to rise to the occasion can be good for you.
278. Scratchy throats, stuffy noses and body aches all spell misery, but being able to tell if the cause is a cold or flu（流感）may make a difference in how long the misery lasts.
279. There is no cure for either illness, but the flu can be prevented by the flu vaccine（疫苗）, which is, for most people, the best way to fight the flu, according to the ALA.
280. In most Japanese preschools, surprisingly little emphasis is put on academic instruction.
281. Some Japanese parents believe that if their young children attend a university-based program, it will increase the children's chances of eventually being admitted to top-rated schools and universities.
282. Unfortunately, that message has not gotten through to the average American, who would rather try switching to“light”beer and low-calorie bread than increase physical exertion.
283. The dominant lead ratio found in Greenland snow matched that found in gasoline from the United States.
284. The Centers for Disease Control, for example, found that less than one-fourth of overweight adults who were trying to shed pounds said they were combining exercise with their diet.
285. Internet advertising will play a more prominent role in organizations' advertising in the near future.
286. We will argue over it and may even, as a nation, make some fairly solemn-sounding commitments to avoid it.
287. Privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti has run a series of tests that reveal people will surrender personal information like Social Security numbers just to get their hands on a pitiful 50-cents-off coupon（优惠券）.
288. “It wasn't until I attended a diversity workshop that I realized the person we passed over was the perfect person,”Tiffany confesses.
289. So what your association is backing is a program which would allow the middle and upper classes to acquire a bomb while poor people will be left defenseless with just handguns.
290. It came as something of a surprise when Diana, Princess of Wales, made a trip to Angola in 1997, to support the Red Cross's campaign for a total ban on all anti-personnel landmines.
291. Given that we can't turn the clock back, adults can still do plenty to help the next generation cope.
292. Most designers with existing labels are finding there aren't comparable fabrics that can just replace what you're doing and what your customers are used to.
293. The days when a kid came home from school and said,“I got into trouble”,and dad said,“You probably deserved it”,are over.
294. Last year the influential trade show Designers & Agents stopped charging its participation fee for young green entrepreneurs（企业家）who attend its two springtime shows in Los Angeles and New York and gave special recognition to designers whose collections are at least 25 sustainable.
295. The current interest in sign language has roots in the pioneering work of one rebel teacher at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., the world's only liberal arts university for deaf people.
296. We treat them as objects whose appearance and achievements are something we can be proud of, rather than serve the best interests of the children.
297. As Bianchi approached the park bench where she'd been sitting, other mums came up to her and congratulated her on taking a stand.
298. And while establishing their own relationships and responses to life, the readers often find that the characters in their stories are going through similar adjustments, which help to clarify and give significance to their own.
299. Still others associate politics with flattery（奉承）, fearful that, if they speak up for themselves, they may appear to be flattering their boss for favors.
300. Only in the past 20 years have specialists in language study realized that signed languages are unique—a speech of the hand.
301. That means users have access to notes from not only their classmates and Facebook friends, but anyone who purchased the book across the country.
302. “In contrast,”the researchers continue,“many regulations that don't assume people make rational choices have been successfully applied to control alcohol, a substance—like food—of which immoderate consumption leads to serious health problems.”
303.“Many policy measures to control obesity（肥胖症）assume that people consciously and rationally choose what and how much they eat and therefore focus on providing information and more access to healthier foods,”note the two researchers.
304. Furthermore, students will be able to purchase sections of the text instead of buying the whole thing, with individual chapters costingas little as $2.99.
305. Although Kodak anticipated the inevitable rise of digital photography, its corporate（企业的）culture was too rooted in the successes of the past for it to make the clean break necessary to fully embrace the future.
306. Many professors require that their students use only the latest versions in the classroom, essentially rendering older texts unusable.
307. What I mean by that is the current perspective of the digital textbook is it's an exact copy of the print book.
308. Large companies have a difficult time switching to new markets because there is a temptation to put existing assets into the new businesses.
309. The reason it hasn't caught on yet, he tells me, is that the functionality of e-edition textbooks is incredibly limited, and some students just aren't motivated to learn new study behavior.
310. But the 1980s brought new competition from Japanese film company Fuji Photo, which undermined Kodak by offering lower prices for film and photo supplies.
311. If a particularly important passage is highlighted by multiple Inkling users, that information is stored on the cloud and is available for anyone reading the same textbook to come across.
312. After swiping（触击）into the iPad app（应用软件）, which you can get for free here, he opens up a few different types of textbooks.
313. Decades ago, Kodak anticipated that digital photography would overtake film—and in fact, Kodak invented the first digital camera in 1975—but in a fateful decision, the company chose to shelf its new discovery to focus on its traditional film business.
314. The boot time is pretty fast, and he navigates through（浏览）a few chapters before swiping into a fully rendered 3D molecule that can be spun around to view its various building blocks.
315. We tend to think of the Depression as a time when families pulled together to survive huge job losses.
316. As baby boomers（二战后婴儿潮时期出生的人）came of high-school age, big schools promised economic efficiency, a greater choice of courses, and, of course, better football teams.
317. People are being lured（引诱）onto Facebook with the promise of a fun, free service, without realizing they're paying for it by giving up loads of personal information.
318. So it makes sense that the elderly should be routinely screened for new tumors—or doesn't it?
319. When it came to putting on a show, nobody else in the computer industry, or any other industry for that matter, could match Steve Jobs.
320. It embraces district-sanctioned magnet schools, such as the Talented and Gifted Schools, with 198 students, and the Science and Engineering Magnet, with 383, which share a building in Dallas, as well as the City Honors School in Buffalo, N.Y., which grew out of volunteer evening seminars for students.
321. Goods were needed on a massive scale to support the needs of the white-collar city workers.
322. Ranking schools is always controversial, and this year a group of 38 superintendents（地区教育主管）from five states wrote to ask that their schools be excluded from the calculation.
323. In fact, they are less significant, but steel-related manufacturing still accounts for 44% of industrial activity.
324. Yesterday Jane left the meeting early. Otherwise, she could have said something that she might regretlater.
325. With the noise going on outside the classroom, I had great difficulty in focusing on reviewing the lessons.
326. This is the first time I have heard them communicating with each other in French.
327. Those flowers looked as if they hadn't been watered for a long time.
328. Fred bought a car last week. It is 1,000 pounds cheaper than mine.
329. The famous novel is said to have been translated into multiple languages.
330. Linda couldn't have received my e-mail, otherwise, she could have replied.
331. It's my mother who keeps encouraging me not to lose heart when I have difficulties in my study.
332. The publishing house has to consider the popularity of this novel.
333. Jane is tired of dealing with customer complaints and wishes that she could be assigned to another job.
334. In order to ensure him to attend the meeting, I called him up in advance.
335. The significant museum is said to have been built about a hundred years ago.
336. They requested that the book I borrowed be returned to the library by next Friday.
337. As food is of vital importance to health, an excellent cook always tries to achieve the balance among grains, meat and vegetables, so Chinese food is both tasty and healthy.
338. The more exercise you take, the less likely you will catch a cold.
339. If she had returned an hour earlier, Mary wouldn't have been caught by the heavy rain.
340. What many people don't realize is that Simon is a lover of sports, and football in particular.
341. What concerns most parents is providing the best education possible for their children.
342. You'd better take a sweater with you in case it should become cold.
343. The anti-virus agent was not known until a doctor discovered it accidentally.
344. Our efforts will pay off if the results of the research can be applied to the development of the new technology.
345. I can't boot my computer now. Something must be wrong with its operating system.
346. Leaving one's job, no matter what it is, is adifficult change, even for those who look forward to retiring.
347. Compared with the place where I grew up, this town is more prosperous and exciting.
348. Thanks to a series of new inventions, doctors can treat this disease successfully.
349. In my sixties, one change I notice is that I am more inclined to get tired than before.
350. I would prefer shopping online to shopping in a department store because it is more convenient and less time-consuming.
351. Many Americans live on credit, and their quality of life is measured in terms of how much they can borrow, not how much they can earn.
352. The finding of this study failed to take people's sleep quality into account.
353. Because of the leg injury, the athlete decided to quit the match.
354. Specialists in intercultural studies say that it is not easy to adapt oneself to lives in different cultures.
355. Since my childhood I have found that nothing is more appealing to me than reading.
356. Some psychologists claim that people might feel lonely when they are far from home.
357. The nation's population continues to rise at the rate of 12 million people per year.
358. Although only in her teens, my sister is looking forward to studying abroad alone.
359. The old couple hoped that their son would live up to their expectations.
360. So badly had he been injured in the traffic accident that he had to stay in the hospital for a whole year.
361. Nowadays, some people still have trouble obtaining information from the Internet.
362. Nuclear power currently accounts for only 2 of its gross power generation, ranking the 30th among all the countries with nuclear-generation capabilities, almost the lowest in the world.
363. He left his office in a hurry, with the lights on and the door open.
364. As the rarest of the bear species, giant panda mainly inhabits the forests of southwestern China.
365. George called his boss from the airport but it was his assistant who answered the phone.
366. It is suggested that the air conditioner be installed next to the window.
367. It is said that those who are stressed or working overtime are more likely to put on weight.
368. The study shows that the poor functioning of the human body is closely related to the lack of exercise.
369. Soon after he transferred to the new school, Ali found that he had difficulty in catching up with his classmates in math and English.
370. In view of recent developments we do not think your scheme is practical.
371. There's the living room still to be decorated, so that's my next project.
372. John cannot afford to go to university, not to speak of studying abroad.
373. Most laboratory and field studies of human behavior involve taking a situational photograph at a given time and in a given place.
374. A word processor is much better than a typewriter in that it enables you to enter and edit your text more easily.
375. I know you've got a smooth tongue, so don't talk me into buying it.
376. Can you give me even the slightest clue as to where her son might be?
377. Norman Davis will be remembered by many with affection not only as a great scholar but also as a most delightful and faithful friend.
378. This is what you should bear in mind: Don't count on a salary increase before you actually get it.
379. Joe is not good at sports, but when it comes to math-ematics, he is the best in the class.
380. She keeps a supply of candles in the house in case of power failure.
381. Now that spring is here, you can put away these fur coats till you need them again next winter.
382. I went along thinking of nothing in particular, only looking at things around me.
383. In order to make things convenient for the people, the department is planning to set up some mobile shops in the residential area.
384. The lecture which lasted about three hours was so tedious that the audience couldn't help yawning.
385. It entitles you to at least 50 off the regular price of either frames or lenses when you buy both.
386. Nancy is only a sort of echo of her husband's opinion and has no ideas of her own.
387. The discipline at the military academy is so rigid that students can hardly bear it.
388. Doctors warned against chewing tobacco as a substitute for smoking.
389. The test results are beyond dispute; they have been repeated in labs all over the world.
390. He was such a dynamic speaker that he held our attention every minute of the three-hour lecture.
391. Much as I admire David as a poet, I do not like him as a man.
392. Many a player who had been highly thought of has disappeared from the tennis scene.
393. When I go out in the evening I use the bike rather than the car if I can.
394. There is no solid evidence that people can control their dreams, at least in experimental situations in a lab.
395. It is reported that Uruguay understands and backs China on human rights issues.
396. Many patients insist on having watches with them in hospital, even though they have no schedules to keep.
397. Color and sex are not relevant to whether a person is suitable for the job.
398. We can accept your order on condition that payment is made in advance.
399. Tamed elephants are different from wild elephants in many aspects, including their tempers.
400. As one of the world's highest paid models, she had her face insured for five million dollars.
401. With the growing popularity of...in China, the quality of our lives has been considerably changed.
402. Currently, there is a widespread concern over...
403. Nowadays, a heated debate about...is under way in China.
404. Although many people believe that..., I doubt whether the argument bears much analysis.
405. Over the past ten years, millions of...have mushroomed all over China.
406. Different people have different attitudes towards...Some are in favor of..., while others are against...
407. When it comes to..., most people believe that...; but other people argue that...
408. As the proverb says,...
409. A recent investigation indicates that...
410. It reveals the unquestionable fact that...
411. According to the statistics provided by..., it can be seen that...
412. According to a recent survey, four million people die each year from diseases linked to smoking.
413. It is universally acknowledged that...
414. Recently the issue of...has been brought to public attention.
415. It is hoped that we should place much emphasis on...
416. Never in Chinese history has the idea been accepted that...
417. These days we are often told that... But is this really the case?
418. There is a growing concern about...
419. This article focuses on the topics of...
420. This article gives an overview of...
421. This article compares...and...and summarizes key findings.
422. Actually,...not only contains creating..., but also fostering a strong sense of...
423. I would like to meet you there and please let me know your decision.
424. Thank you for your letter... The answers to your questions are as follows:...
425. I am writing to you to recommend...
426. I am writing in response to your advertisement in China Daily of June 8.
427. Therefore, as a university student, we should play an active role in...
428. I feel that it would be beneficial if...
429. I am writing to extend my sincere gratitude for...
430. I am writing this letter to express my regret for...
431. I would like to inquire about some information concerning...
432. I am writing to you to complain about...
433. My experience in...on...shocked me. I can hardly put up with it.
434. Thank you for your recent inquiry concerning... To help with..., I have enclosed...
435. We appreciate your interest in...and look forward to helping you to...
436. I am deeply interested in your graduate school in the Department of..., and plan to apply for admission.
437. We can see from the picture that the air pollution, referred to as a monster, is very serious.
438. Some individuals hold a firm position that...is beneficial to...
439. Perhaps A is the wrong word, however, B might not be any better.
440. ..., and vice versa indeed.
441. Your prompt and favorable attention to my inquiry would be highly appreciated.
442. Once again, I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.
443. The cause of higher prices was an increase in demand.
444. Perhaps nothing can rival the pleasure from reading.
445. Citizens have the right to know the truth and supervise the celebrity, thus forming a kind of public opinion.
446. We may blame..., but the real causes are...
447. I must thank you again for your generous help.
448. I hope you will find these suggestions helpful.
449. But unfortunately I expect guests myself on...; and therefore cannot accept your invitation for...on that day.
450. Although this view is widely held, there is little evidence that education can be obtained at any age and at any place.
451. It is fairly well-known that... However, it is less known that...
452. Compared with A, B has/have many advantages.
453. There are some good reasons for...to do...
454. If there is..., then...
455.“It is never too late to learn”is a proverb meaning that people should never stop learning all their lives.
456. It is taken for granted that...
457. The reason lies in several aspects.
458. The importance of... lies in the fact that...
459. Special attention should be paid to...
460. If it were left for me to decide whether..., I would, without hesitation, choose to do...
461. There is no truth that...
462. It would be reasonable to take the view that..., but it would be foolish to claim that...
463. What these people fail to consider is that...
464. A number of factors could account for the development in...
465. It is no simple task to give the reason for this complicated phenomenon which involves many factors.
466. I can think of no other illustration of the idea than the fact that...
467. Therefore, these findings reveal the following information...
468. There is no doubt that...
469. The truth above seems to be self-evident.
470. As far as...be concerned, I believe that...
471. There is no immediate solution to the problem of..., but... might be helpful.
472. Thus, this is the obvious reason why we must...
473. Among the most convincing reasons given by people for..., one should be mentioned that...
474. Wonderful as...is, however, it has its own disadvantages.
475. A case in point is that...
476. The situation is not unique; it is typical of dozens I have heard.
477. This fact should never be overlooked since...
478. So obvious it is that there are quite different opinions on it.
479. We must look for an immediate method, because of the present situation of...
480. One thing is certain:...
481. For these reasons, I strongly recommend that...
482. The result is dependent on...
483. I want to...not only because..., but also because...
484. Now that we know..., we should...
485. Others may find it to be true, but I think...
486. No wonder...
487. The old story of...serves as a good illustration that...
488. No one can deny that a person's education is the most important aspect of his life.
489. Every coin has two sides. So does...
490. Many of us have been under the illusion that...
491. With the efforts of all parts concerned, the problem will be solved thoroughly.
492. With the deepening of China's reform and opening-up,...
493. To improve the situation, it is advisable for you to take the following measures:...
494. I would like to apply for one of the scholarships that your department may be offering to students from other countries.
495. I am so pleased to hear that...
496. In short, great efforts should be made to do...
497. Any favorable consideration to this letter would be considered a personal favor.
498. If it is not properly settled, I would ask you to give my money back, or I would complain to the Consumers' Association.
499. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to your reply.
500. I shall feel obliged if you will favor me with a call at your earliest convenience.
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