One of the most acute problems in the Yellow River Valley is an inadequate water supply.
SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Household electric appliances made in China are becoming more popular.
vt.限制，使局限；禁闭 n. （pl. ）界限，范围
With cars, many people are now able to enjoy their leisure time by making a trip to the countryside or seaside on weekends instead of being confined to their immediate neighborhoods.
The cure of liver cancer is still outside the confines of human knowledge.
The beauty of the artist's style consists in its simplicity.
The American Congress consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
If you smoke and you still don't believe that there's a definite link between smoking and lung cancer, then you are certainly deceiving yourself.
Sincerity is the base of friendship. Good friends shouldn't deceive each other.
Today, one out of five discarded plastic soda bottles is recycled in the United States.
Outdated theory should be discarded.
vi.漂流，漂；漂泊，游荡 n. 漂流，漂流物，吹积物；大意，主旨；趋势，转移
Most of the world's volcanoes are found at the boundaries of the great drifting plates that make up the earth's surface.
The Arctic is an ocean, covered with drifting packed ice and hemmed in by the land masses of Europe, Asia, and North America.
When the result came out that Beijing won its bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, all the Chinese people exclaimed with excitement.
n.财政，金融； （常pl. ）财源，资金，财务情况 vt. 为…提供资金，为…筹措资金
The government will finance the building of the new roads with the taxes it collects.
Finance for the National Health Service comes from taxpayers.
Are new taxes needed to increase the nation's finances?
a.总的，毛的；严重的，显著的； 粗俗的，粗野的；臃肿的 vt. 获得…总收入（或毛利）
GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product.
Her manners and language are too gross for a lady.