6. The writing of a dictionary is not a task of setting up authoritative statements about the “true meanings”of words，but a task of recording to the best of one's ability，that various words have meant to authors in the distant or immediate past.
1）What he needs is not money but some understanding. （他所需要的不是钱，而是一些理解。）
2）The story I have read is not a comedy but a tragedy.（我读的那个故事不是个喜剧而是个悲剧。）
To the best of one's ability 意思是“尽某人的最大努力”。如：
1）I'll put the article into Chinese to the best of my ability.（我将尽最大努力把这篇文章翻成中文。）
2）He promised to do the work to the best of his ability.（他许诺说他会尽最大努力做这个工作。）
a task of recording what various words have meant to authors…。，what引导宾语从句，做recording 的宾语。Mean意思是“表示……的意思”，“意指”等。如：
1）What he said means nothing to me.（他所说的对我来说毫无意义。）
2）What does this word mean？（这个词的意思是什么？）
1）What do you mean by saying that to him？（你对他说那话的意思是什么？）
2）I didn't mean to make you unhappy.（我不是故事要使你不开心的。）
3）You know what I meant to say.（你知道我想说的是什么。）
4）He criticism is meant for all of us.（他的批评是针对我们大家的。）
7. … but we cannot be bound by it…。
Bound是动词bind是过去分词，be bound by sth.意思是“受……束缚”，也可用be bound to sth.
1）We should not be bound by conventions.（我们不应该受习俗的束缚。）
2）Housework kept her bound to the house.（家务把她束缚在家里。）
3）The term papers kept him bound to his desk.（学期论文使他终日厌案。）
1. learn… from
2. in matters of
3. get into a dispute
4. dispute over
5. offer to do sth.
6. look up
7. be willing to
8. quarrel with
9. be regarded as
10. arrive at
11. apply to
12. go on
13. begin with
14. vast amounts of
15. a large number of
16. along with
17. such as
19. stack of
20. sccording to
21. hard-and-fast rule
22. be based on
23. in front of
24. be influenced by
25. ought to
26. not at all
27. set up
28. to the best of one's ability
29. in the past
30. send out
31. force sb. to do sth.
32. be bound by
Text B reading provides necessary survival skills
1. emphasis on
The emphasis on education would certainly bring great changes to the people and the country.
2. be the case
He said he was the best tennis player in his school， but it was not the case.
3. involve sth. / doing sth.
Accepting the job would involve working at weekends.
4. get an idea about sth.
Have you got any idea about the whole incident？
5. expect from
Don't expect too much from others. You have to learn to depend on yourself.
6. cue in
Remember to cue in the headmaster on what happened during his absence.
7. apply to
It will be great if we can apply what we have learned in books to practical work.
8. out of
The boy opened his sister's mail out of curiosity.
9. keep up with
What do you think a scientist has to do to keep up with the latest development in his field？
10. at top speed
If you run at top speed， you may get there in 10 minutes.
11. concentrate on
You will find it easier to concentrate on the reading material if you read in a quiet place.
12. be familiar with
I am mot familiar with the person you mentioned just now.
13. be aware of
He was not aware of the danger when he was walking toward the building.
14. look up
If you look up the word in the dictionary you will find it has two different pronunciations.
15. slow down
You have to slow down or you may get a fine.
16. be alert to
Be alert to new words and you will enlarge your vocabulary.
17. add to
His explanation added to my confusion.