A: Any interesting news? I forget that you are truly a sports fan.
B: The news is that Caster Semenya is involved in Sex Entanglement.
A: Is she the woman athlete that has got the 800 meters champion?
B: Yes. In shape, she really looks like a man.
【注】championship n. 世锦赛；in progress 进行中；Caster Semenya 塞门亚（音译），南非女运动员
attend v. ①出席，参加 ②照顾，护理
例：They attended our affairs during our absence. 我们不在时，一切事务由他们负责。They had a quiet wedding—only a few friends attended it. 他们静静地举行了婚礼——只邀请了几个朋友参加。搭配：attend on/upon 服侍，照料：She has two nurses attending on her. 有两名护士照顾她。attend to ①注意，留心 ②照顾，护理：You must attend to your work. 你必须专心工作。Well attend to that problem later. 稍后我们将处理那个问题。拓展：attendance n. ①出席 ②出席人数；attendant n. 出席人员
Waiter: Are you being attended to?
Customer: No, I have already waited for 10 minutes!
Waiter: I’m terrible sorry for you. This is the menu. What would you like to begin with?
Customer: I’d like steak and chips and fruit salad, please.
顾客：牛排、薯片和水果沙拉。【注】steak n. 牛排
aware a. 意识到的，知道的
例：I was aware of what he was aiming at. 我知道他在打什么主意。I become aware that the house is shaking. 我感觉到房子在震动。搭配：be aware of sth. 当心某事，意识到某事：Be aware of those who fish in troubled waters. 当心那些混水摸鱼的人。be aware that 意识到：He is quite aware that the danger is coming. 他意识到危险正在来临。拓展：awareness n. 知道，晓得
A: Are you aware of the aspects of this position and do you feel you are qualified?
B: Yes, I understand my qualification and your needs by researching your company.
A: What starting salary do you expect?
B:￥5,000 a month.
B：月薪5,000元。【注】qualification n. 资格，条件
balance n. ①天平 ②平衡 ③差额；v. 平衡
例：Do the firm’s accounts balance? 这家公司的账目收支是否平衡？ We would maintain the world balance of power at all costs. 我们将不惜一切代价维持世界权利均衡。搭配：in the balance 不明朗的：The long-term future of the space programme hangs in the balance. 航天计划的长远前景尚未明朗。off balance 使失去平衡：I was thrown off balance by the sudden gust of wind. 突如其来阵风差点把我吹倒。balance A against B 权衡重要性：The cost of obtaining legal advice needs to be balanced against its benefits. 要全面考虑法律咨询的费用及其效益。拓展：balanced a. 均衡的，平衡的
A: I want to open a current account with your bank.
B: I’ll open it for you right now. Please fill in this form and show me your passport.
A: OK. Is there a minimum balance?