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推荐背诵课文。

1、 Mud is mud.
实事求是。
我们校训就是这个。但是在校训下面写的是:Extract truth from the facts.
。。。不知道是不是中式英语。但是明显那个比这个好。

2、 Despite the fact that the bottle is tinted a delicate shade of green, an observant visitor would soon notice that it is filledwith what looks like a thick, grayish substance.
    尽管那只瓶子呈淡绿色,但细心的客人很快就会发现瓶里装的是一种看上去黏稠,颜色发灰的东西。
Observant 细心。下次说人心细或者观察仔细不要光说carefulconsiderablewatch carefully..

3、 This brief experiment woulddispel any further doubts you might entertain.
EntertainTo hold the attention of withsomething amusing or diverting。使有兴趣的用法。
这一简单的试验会消除你可能存有的一切疑虑

4、 How Harry came into thepossession of this outlandish stuff makes an interesting story which he is fond of relating.
    哈里如何得到这种稀奇古怪的东西的,这里有个有趣的故事,而且他挺爱把它讲给别人听。

5、 He expected the girl to look athim in blank astonishment.
他原想女售货员会惊奇地望着他,不知所措
blank sheer 这个词一样,蛮形象的。。

6、 Harry decided that this little game he had invented might prove to be expensive.
他认识到自己发明的小小恶作剧是要付出很大的代价的。
有点因小失大的意思。
比如说,觉得“采纳这样的方法是得不偿失的。”
The suggestionto be carried out might prove to be expensive.