1 The union representative put across her argument very effectively.
2 He talks tough but has a tender heart.
3 It is no use debating the relative merits of this policy.
4 Our statistics show that we consume all that we are capable of producing.
5 The fuel tanks had a capacity of 140 liters.
6 Our lives are intimately bound up with theirs.
7 Her faith upheld her in times of sadness.
8 The book provides a concise analysis of the country's history.
9 It is laid down in the regulations that all members must carry their membership cards at all times.
10 The council meeting terminated at 2 o'clock.
11 A red flag was placed there as a token of danger.
12 However bad the situation is, the majority is unwilling to risk change.
13 It has been said that the Acts provided a new course of action and did not merely regulate or enlarge an old one.
14 The secretary is expected to explore ideas for post-war reconstruction of the area.
15 The steadily rising cost of labor on the waterfront has greatly increased the cost of shipping cargo by water.
A Pay Rise or Not?
"Unless I get a rise, I'll have a talk with the boss, Henry Manley," George Strong said to himself. George liked his job and he liked the town he lived in, but his wife kept telling him that his pay was not enough to meet the needs of the family. That was why he was thinking of taking a job in Birmingham, a nearby city, about 50 miles away. He had been offered a job in a factory there, and the pay was far better.
George lived in Wyeford, a medium-sized town. He really liked the place and didn't like the idea of moving somewhere else, but if he took the job in Birmingham, he would have to move his family there.
Henry Manley was the manager of a small com#pany manufacturing electric motors. The com#pany was in deep trouble because, among other reasons, the Japanese were selling such things at very low prices. As a result, Manley had to cut his own prices and profits as well. Otherwise he would not get any orders at all. Even then, orders were still not com#ing in fast enough, so that there was no money for raises (加工资) for his workers Somehow, he had to struggle along and keep his best workers as well. He sighed. Just then the phone rang.
His secretary told him that George Strong wanted to see him as soon as possible. Manley sighed again. He could guess what it was about. George Strong was a very young engineer. The com#pany had no future unless it could attract and keep men like him Manley rubbed his forehead (前额); his problems seemed endless.
1 Henry Manley was already deeply in debt.
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2 The job that had been offered to George in Birmingham paid better.
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3 If George took the job in Birmingham, he would have to leave his family at Wyeford.