A: Did you see the thunder and lightening last night?
B: No, but the weather has been unusually adverse resently.
adverse a. 不利的，有害的
A: By the way , I broke the radio aerial last night.
B: I was wondering why the reception was so bad.
A: Do you like Monet’s work?
B: No, I prefer Degas, He appeals more to my aesthetic sense.
A: I am going on a study exchange to France next year.
B: Oh, that’s right, your university is affiliated to one in Paris.
affiliate vt. 使隶属(或附属)于 n. 附属机构，分公司
A: Simon affirmed that he was in good health.
B: Good , so he will be fit for work tomorrow.
A: I could never afflict harm upon another creature.
B: Does that mean that you are also a vegetarian?
afflict vt. 使苦恼，折磨
A: You live in a very affluent area of the city.
B: I am lucky, but I am not weathy.
affluent a. 富裕的，富足的
A: I love being in thunderstorms.
B: I must say that I prefer the aftermath.
aftermath n. 后果，余波
A: My little sister aggravate my daily!
B: But aren’t you glad that you have a little sister?
agreeable a. 1.令人愉快的，惬意的;2.(欣然)同意的，乐意的
A: My grandmother lives alone.
B: Oh, mine now has an aide to help her in the home.
aide n. 助手，副官
A: You are not looking well today.
B: Unfortunately, I always have some sort of ailment in the winter.
ailment n. 小病，疾病
A: This room is far too warm.
B: Turn on the air-conditioning then.
air-conditioning n. 空调设备，空调系统
A: I tripped up walking down the aisle in church last Sunday.
B: That is because you never tie your laces property.
aisle n. 过道，通道
A: Did you take a lot of photos on your holidays?
B: Yeah, two album full.
album n. 粘贴簿，集邮簿，像册
A: I’m not too fond of alcoholic drinks.
B: Well I usually drink Coke as well.
alcoholic a. 1.酒精的，含酒精的;2.由酒精引起的 n. 酗酒者
A: I would love to visit South America.
B: So would I , but at the moment it seems almost alien to me.