A: As a participant in the project, you will be required to attend the sessions twice a week.
B: No problem, but are there any other requirements?
participant n. 参加者，参与者
A: Are you a member of a political party?
B: No, I do not get involved in partisan politics.
partisan a. 党派的，派性的，偏袒的
n. 1. 党徒，忠实的追随者；2. （敌后）游击队员
A: I thought this room was bigger.
B: Oh, we put up a partition last week.
partition n. 1. 分隔物，隔墙；2. 分割，划分
A: I am entering into a new business partnership.
B: Oh, with whom?
partnership n. 合伙（关系），合伙经营（的企业），合伙人身份
A: I am passionate about reading.
B: Yes, I always see you with your head in a book.
passionate a. 1. 多情的；2. 充满激情的，激昂的；3. 热切的，强烈的
A: What is your favourite pastime?
B: Well, I really enjoy swimming.
pastime n. 消遣，娱乐
A: This apple pie is delicious.
B: I agree, I think it must be the pastry.
pastry n. 油酥面团，酥皮糕点
A: How many cows do you have on your pasture?
B: Oh, I am not a dairy farmer.
pasture n. 牧草地，牧场
A: I have come up with a new invention.
B: You better patent it quickly, in case someone steals your idea.
patent n. 专利，专利权
A: I got a pathetic result in the exam.
B: But at least you still passed.
pathetic a. 1. 差劲的，令人生厌的；2. 引起怜悯的，可怜的，可悲的
A: Do you celebrate your national day each year?
B: No, I’m not a patriot.
patriot n. 爱国者，爱国主义者
A: I always feel so patriotic when my country is playing an international match.
B: Yes, it is strange what football can do!
patriotic a. 爱国的，有爱国心的，显示爱国精神的
A: Patrols are requested to keep noise to a minimum after 10pm.
B: Isn’t that a bit early for a hotel?
patrol v. （在……）巡逻，巡查
n. 1. 巡逻，巡查；2. 巡逻兵，巡逻队
A: Please do not patronize me.
B: I wasn’t , I was trying to compliment you.
patronize vt. 1. 以高人一等的态度对待；2. 经常光顾，惠顾；3. 赞助
A: I am getting my driveway paved tomorrow.
B: That must be expensive.
pave vt. 铺（路），铺筑
pave the way (for) （为……）铺平道路，（为……）做准备