1: I hope you won't mind my mentioning that it’s past five o'clock and we've still got tomorrow morning to talk things over.
2: It's a real scorching day today and the forecasters are saying that there is no ending side. It seems we'd better stay indoors for the next few days.
3: Peter often has a lot of good ideas and starts to implement them, but he rarely follows them through to completion.
4: If you go to Europe, you'll find that many city centers have been turned into pedestrian precincts and the cars been almost banned.
5: Statistics show that lawyers are the most depressed of all professionals. Lawyers are always acting on behalf of someone else. Suicide is among the leading causes of death among lawyers.
6: Although it may feel like it, a headache is most often not a pain in your brain. Your brain quickly tells you when other parts of your body hurt.
7: The Internet environment is not necessarily friendly for language learners, because they have to use their language appropriately in so many different real-life social situations.
8: More people live by themselves. And more women work. And more money is available. These are the reasons why one of every three American food dollars now goes to restaurants or fast-food shops.
9: Just because someone has been your best friend since elementary school, it doesn't mean he or she will make a great roommate. Often living together can destroy even a close friendship.
10: Young mothers who sacrifice their jobs to care for small children often complain about the loneliness of their new lifestyles, since they have thus lost their form of adults’ social interaction.
纵观十个statements，整体难度不大，主要还是和人们息息相关的工作、学习和生活内容，比如，Statement 1就是常用生活口语的典型例子；Statement 9主要讲朋友友谊话题；Statement 10陈述年轻妈妈的生活等。但该部分仍需特别注意一些难词或短语，比如scorching，pedestrian precincts，sacrifice等，理解了这些生难单词对把握整个statement的意思是大有裨益的，建议考生平时多积累常用单词或表达。