A: He uses a long whip to train the horse.

B: I think there must be a kinder way to train a horse.


n. 鞭子

vt. 1.鞭打,抽打,鞭策;2.猛地移动;3.搅打(奶油,蛋等)成糊状

vi. 1.抽打,拍打;2.猛地移动

A: I’ll give you a whistle when I need your help.

B: Okay. I’ll be ready.


vi. 1.吹口哨,鸣汽笛;呼啸而过

vt. 用口哨吹出

n. 1.哨子,汽笛;2.口哨声,汽笛声

A: Whoever gets there first is the winner.

B: What if two of us reach the finish line at the same time?


pron. 1.[引导名词从句]谁;2.无论谁,不管谁;3.究竟是谁

A: I wholly support your campaign.

B: Thank you. I couldn’t get very far without you.


ad. 完全地,全部地

A: She has a wicked streak in her.

B: On what do you base that statement?


a. 1.邪恶的,恶劣的,缺德的;2.淘气的,顽皮的

A: Why do you have to move your home?

B: Because they are planning to widen the highway.


vt. 加宽,放宽

vi. 变宽

A: By now the news of your promotion has become quite widespread .

B: I really don’t think it’s such a big deal.


a. 分布(或散布)广的,普遍的

A: How long has she been a widow ?

B: Her husband died nine years ago.


n. 寡妇

A: What is the width of your living room?

B: I don’t know. We’ll have to measure it.


n. 1.宽度,阔度,广度;2.宽阔,广阔

A: She has a lot of wisdom for her age.

B: Maybe it’s because of her upbringing.


n. 1.明智,正确的判断;2.智慧,学问

A: What made his speech so memorable?

B: I think it was his wit and humor.


n. 1.风趣,妙语;2.[常pl.]智力,才智

at one’s wits’ end 智穷计尽

A: How much money can I withdraw from the bank?

B: There is a daily limit of $250.


vt. 收回,撤消,撤退

vi. 缩回,退出,撤退

A: I don’t know if I can withstand any more scrutiny.

B: They really are looking at you with a fine-toothed.


vt. 经受,承受,抵住

A: We need one more witness for the trial.

B: The problem is that we can’t find any more people without a bias in this case.


n. 1.目击者,见证人;2.证据,证言

vt. 1.目击,注意到;2.为…作证,证明