Unit 2 The Olympic Games （I）
1．admit v. 承认；准许进入 (admitted) He admitted all his mistakes. She admitted having read the letter. They admit that they still have a lot to learn. admit
sth./doing?/that承认 You’ll not be admitted to the theatre after the performance has started. The ticket will admit three to the concert. He was admitted to school this year. admit ? to/into? be admitted to? 2．compete v. 竞争，对抗 The young man has often competed against famous players, but so far he has always been beaten. We can’t compete with them on price. Young children will usually compete for their mother’s attention. The two girls competed with each other for the highest mark. Shall you compete in the swimming race?
compete in? 参加比赛
3．medal n. 奖章，勋章 to win a medal in the Olympics to award medal for bravery 4．athlete
She’s a natural athlete. 5．nowadays Nowadays most kids prefer watching TV to reading. 6．responsibility n. 责任，负责 responsibility for sth./ to (towards) sth. The bank refused to accept responsibility for the mistake. She feels strong sense of responsibility towards her employees. I think we have a moral responsibility to help these countries. be responsible for? Who’s responsible for this mess? Mike is responsible for designing the entire project. 7．replace v. 代替，取代
Teachers will never be replaced by computers in the classroom. She replaced her husband as the local doctor. It’s not a good idea to miss meals and replace them with snacks. replace? with? 8．host n. 主人；主办国（或城市）；节目主持人
Jane, our host, introduced us to the other guests. The college is playing host to a group of visiting Russian scientists.
Germany is bidding to host the World Cup Finals. 9．bargain v. 讨价还价
He said he wasn’t going to bargain. In the market dealers are bargaining with growers over the price of coffee. bargain with sb. about / over sth. I picked up a few good bargains in the sale. The car was a bargain at that price. 10．hopeless adj. 没有希望的，无望的 It’s hopeless trying to convincing her. She felt lonely and hopeless. 11．foolish adj. 愚蠢的，傻的 I was foolish enough to believe what Jeff told me. It was a very foolish thing to do. 12．charge n. 看管
in charge (of?) 主管 The headmaster is in charge of our school. Our school is in the charge of the headmaster. The restaurant charged us＄40 for the wine. (charge sb. ?for? ) The man they arrested last night has been charged with murder. charge?with?控诉
Unit 2 The Olympic Games（II）
1．Who could not take part in the ancient Olympic Games?
2．What do the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for? stand for(指缩写或符号)是??意思，代表；支持主张 3．I lived in what you call “Ancient Greece” and I used to write about the Olympic Games a long time ago. People in Chongqing are proud of what they have achieved in the past ten years. Some children want to challenge themselves by learning a language different from what their parents speak at home. used to? I used to go sailing on the lake in summer. I didn’t use to like him much when we were at school. You used to see a lot of her, didn’t you? be used to sth./ doing? We’re used to the noise from the traffic now. I’m used to getting up early. 4．—How often do you hold your games? (多么经常，多少次？) —Every four years. I go there every three days. There are buses to the station every ten minutes. We have English lessons every other day. every three days third day every two days second day other day
5．This is how Henry solved the problem. The question is why we must do it. What many people are worried about is whether we’ll be able to build a better future. 6．No other countries could join in, nor could slaves or women. nor 也不（倒装） He never went again, nor hid he write to apologize. I didn’t see it, and nor did you. I don’t know, nor do I care. 7．It didn’t take her long to reach the standard for entering the Olympic Games. That night it took him a long while to sleep. It didn’t take Jim very long to figure out the situation. 8．His parents won’t allow him to stay out late. allow sb. to do sth. sb. be allowed to do sth. allow doing? We don’t allow smoking in the hall. Smoking is not allowed? 9．She was so angry that she said to her father that she would not marry anyone who could not run faster than her. marry sb. 嫁，娶 marry sb. to? 将??嫁给?? be married to? so? that?
He was so young that you must excuse him. It was so dark that he couldn’t see the faces of his companions. so that 以便，使能够 I hired a boat so that I could go fishing. Speak clearly so that they may understand you. Please try and arrange so that we can get there at one o’clock.