Unit 1. Is There Life on Earth?. About the writer. Art Buchwald (1925- ): well-known humor columnist for the Washington Post. It is a humorous essay. But after reading it you will surely find that the author is most serious in writing it. Why?. Contents.
Is There Life on Earth?
succeed in handling sth. with an effort
v. send a signal or signals to
in addition to, besides; both … and
as well as的中心词在前,译时往往先译其后的内容
give the same name of
as to 与as for 用于句首时可互换，当指双方心里都明白的某事时多用as to; 而想转入另一话题时多用 as for
possibility of being carried out or done
build or found … on; use … as a basis for
(of parts or elements of sth.) to form a whole
be composed of: be made up of 由…构成/组成
vi. remain alive; continue to live or exist 活下来,幸存
vt. 1) remain alive 幸免于
2) live long than 比…活得长
as for; in respect of
be of great concern
be concerned in/with
be unfit to do sth.: be not suitable to do sth.
be unfit for sth.: be not suitable for sth./ doing sth.
Note:It is + a. + to do sth.
put sth. to sth. else to increase or strengthen
crash: fall or strike suddenly, violently and noisily
smash: (cause to) break into pieces violently
cause to put off or get behind schedule; reverse the progress of
continue after having stopped
spend on sth. / in doing sth.
spend to do sth. (inf.表目的)