Unit 1 The Changing World
Topic 1 China has developed rapidly in recent years.
1. take place 发生
eg: Great changes have tanken place in my hometown.
2.Though I had no time to travel, I still felt very happy this holiday! 尽管我没时间去旅游，但这个假期我仍然感到很愉快。
Though he is poor, he is happy. = He is poor, but he is happy. 尽管他很贫穷，但是他很快乐。
3.Could you please tell me something about Chinese teenagers? 请告诉我一些有关中国青少年的一些事情好吗?
Could /Would you please (not) do sth?请(不)做某事好吗?
eg: Could you please turn down your radio? 请把收音机声音调低好吗?
Would you please not play football here? 请不要在这儿踢球好吗?
4.Parents couldn’t afford education for their children. 父母供不起孩子上学。
afford 常与can, could 或 be able to 连用，尤其用于否定句或疑问句，表“负担得起(做)某事;抽得出(时间)” “(can’t/ couldn’t) afford (to do) sth.”
eg: We can’t afford (to buy ) this house because we don’t have enough money. 我们买不这房了，因为我们没有足够的钱。
eg: He felt he couldn’t afford any time to play football. 他觉得自己没有时间踢球了。
5.Our government gives support to poor families. 我们的政府能为贫困家庭提供帮助。
give support to sb.= give sb. support 为某人提供帮助/ 支持
eg: She had to support her family at the age of ten. 她十岁时就得养家。
His parents supported him in his decision.他的父母支持他的决定。
The two sticks support the tree. 两根木棍支撑着这棵树。