After interviewing several workers, she came to a (an) ___that their working conditions were very poor.
come to a conclusion 得出结论
① observation 观察;观察力;注意;评论
The patient was kept under observation all night.
② illustration 说明;插图;图解;例证
He used photographs as illustration for his talk.
③ conclusion 结尾;结论;结束
I found the conclusion of her story very exciting.
④ qualification 资格;限制;资历
What sort of qualifications do you need for the job?
It was _____of you to get up to catch the first bus so that you could avoid traffic jam.
It is +adj. +of sb. to do sth. 某人做某事是…的
① reasonable 理智的;合理的
The management took all reasonable safety precautions.
② sensible 明智的;合情理的
To wink at rudeness in children is not sensible.
③ sentimental 感伤的;感情的;多愁善感的
She did it for sentimental reasons.
④ sensitive 灵敏的;敏感的
Don't be so sensitive and I was not criticizing you.
Silk and nylon look alike but they _____ in origin and cost.
differ in 在某方面不同
① refer v.参考;谈及
You can refer to a dictionary if necessary.
② infer v. 推断;猜测;暗示
We can infer the meaning of the word in the context.
③ differ v. 不同;有区别
They differ widely in their opinions.
④ prefer v.宁可;较喜欢
I would prefer to stay home rather than go out on such a rainy day.
After the war, Germany became one of Europe’s most _____ countries.
① prosperous adj. 繁荣的;兴旺的
At no time has the country been more prosperous than at present.
② improve v. 改善;改进;提高
Your work will get by, but try to improve it.
③ swift adj. 快的;迅速的;敏捷的
His landing is both swift and sure.
④ interested 感兴趣的;有利害关系的
He is very interested in what are called popular songs.
What we would like you to know is that we greatly _____your timely help.
thank sb. for sth. 因为某事感谢某人;
① compliment 称赞;恭维
I was embarrassed by their compliment.
② appreciate 欣赏;赏识;感激
I really appreciate his complete absorption in his work.
③ thank 感谢;谢谢
I don't know how I can possibly thank you enough.
④ attach 附上;系上;贴上
I attach a copy of my notes for your information.
New computers are soon out of date since newer models are ______ constantly.
out of date=out of fashion 过时;不再流行
①turn up 调大;改进，好转; 出现
For some reason she didn't turn up.
② turn over 翻过来;周转;移交
This supermarket turns over its stock very rapidly.
③ turn down 调低;拒绝
I turn down the offer.
④ turn out 结果是;生产;出现;证明是
The film turned out to be a great success.