必修1 Unit 5 Nelson Mandela
1. devote vt. 献身；致力于；专心于 devoted adj. 忠实的；挚爱的
She devoted herself to her career.
They are devoted to their children.
He was devoted to helping those who needed to be helped all his life.
注意：devote…to …与be devoted to ...中的to都为介词，后面常与doing 搭配。
Before going abroad he devoted all he could _______ his oral English.
A. improve B. to improve C. improving D. to improving
There is an equal number of boys and girls in the class.
He cut the cake in four equal pieces.
One unit of alcohol is equal to half a pint beer.
I hope he is equal to the challenge.
(2) 【C】（地位等）同等的人； 同等的事物
She treats the people who work for her as her equals.
Few pleasures can equal that of a cool drink in such a hot summer day.
No one equals him in strength.
He is not _________ to the position and we’d better get somebody else to do it.
A. fit B. equal C. good D. interested
3. willing adj.乐意的; 自愿的
I am perfectly willing to discuss the problem.
They keep a list of people willing to work nights.
He showed his willingness with a nod of head.
—Would you like to discuss the problems with us?
A. active in B. like to C. willing to D. love to
(1)vi. &vt. 逃走；逃脱
She managed to escape from the burning car.
She was lucky to escape punishment.
He narrowly escaped being killed.
(2) n. 逃脱；逃避；解脱；消遣
I had a narrow escape.
For her travel was an escape from the boredom of her everyday life.
The squirrel was lucky that it just escaped .
A. catching B. to be caught C. being caught D. to catch
5. cruelty n. 残忍；残酷 cruel adj.残忍的； 残酷的； 残暴的
The cruelty of his words cut her like a knife.
I can’t stand people who are cruel to animals.