I always keep my head.Meaning: I never lose control of my
B: Generally our relationship is pretty good, _ __.
[n.] preordination, predetermination
E: Predestination was not part of Stephen Hawking’s system of
A: I won’t believe in predestination.There are many things we can
[adj.] a process or system that is cumbersome is slow and difficult/
a process or system that is cumbersome is slow and difficult/ heavy
and difficult to move.
E: Doctors are complaining that the system is cumbersome and
A: In winter I always wrap up in thick and cumbersome clothing.
P:a quality that makes someone or something seem mysterious, exciting,
E:Some of the mystique surrounding the presidency has gone forever.
A:The mystique surrounding the death of YangGuifei has gone forever.
E:Shaw languished in jail for fifteen years.
A:She languished in Alex’s home for 2 years.
P:a complete lack of order
E:In the business world, entropy rules.
A:Amanda said my essay is full of entropy.
E:He finally agreed, albeit reluctantly, to help us.
A:He finally came,albeit he had said he would be absent.
P:if something baffles you, you cannot understand or explain it at
E:The question baffled me completely.
A:I’m baffled why she is so angry.
mind is in the
C. You are actually right. D. I’ve never felt better.
- other than
P1: apart from a particular person or thing
E：The truth was known to no one other than herself.
A：I don’t like those clothes other than that white dress.
P1: heavily loaded with something, or containing a lot of something
E：The tables were laden with food.
A：The car was laden with old woman and ignorant children.
P2:having a lot of a particular quality, thing etc.
E：She was laden with doubts about the affair.
A：The poor little girl was laden with fear when she saw the death of
3.the man in the street (also the man on the Clapham omnibus )British
P:the average man or the average person
E:This kind of music doesn’t appeal to the man in the street.
A:As the daughter of such a affluent man,she will never understand the
life of the man in the street/on the Clapham omnibus.
P1:heavily loaded with something, or containing a lot of something
E:The tables were laden with food.
A:The car was laden with many old women.
P2:having a lot of a particular quality, thing etc
She was laden with doubts about the affair.
1.It was mere coincidence that……
E：It was mere coincidence that he was born 300
years to the day after Galileo Galilei died.
A：It was mere coincidence that Mary met her ex-boyfriend again at the
- Once sb. could no longer…… , ……
E: But once he could no longer write down equations, theories had to
be translated into geometry in his head
A: Once he could no longer work in that company, his son had to
transfer to another school.
3.It is/was …… that ……
E:It was black holes in particular that he worked on.
A:It was my father who saved you.
I could do it standing on my head.Meaning: I find it really
The fame has completely gone to my head.Meaning: I’ve let my feelings
get out of control。名声使人上头。意思：情绪失控，根本无法控制。
B. I have to do a couple of other errands,
C. She is always careless.
My head is in the clouds.Meaning: I’m not a practically minded
B but we both know the importance of spending time alone.
Q: What does the woman think about Herald?
A. I can’t wait to go,
D. He is always reluctant to take newcomers.
D. He has changed his opinion of his boss.
I’m in way over my head.Meaning: I’m involved so far that it’s out of my
Simulated Test One
D. He doesn’t want to tell the woman why he was not there.
- A: It seems to me that you will switch to another job.
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It never entered my head.Meaning: I never even thought about
C. I want to bring my little brother together,
3 A:I can’t wait to see the look on Mary’s face when she opens our gift.
M: That’s not my cup of tea.
M: We had a heart-to-heart talk and I saw him with new eyes.
I can’t make head nor tail of this.Meaning: I don’t understand it at
A. His paper has been published with the help of his adviser.
She likes to keep her head down.Meaning: She avoids attracting
- M: Oh, my gosh, the new comer must be a nuisance.
I brought matters to a head.Meaning: I made sure something had to be
A. She is always stupid.
B: so I’ll just come straight to the restaurant.
He’s off his head.Meaning: He’s gone mad or he is completely drunk.
(depending on the
A. What is it? B. Neither can I.
D. His paper has got the approval from his adviser.