第一句的「Watch your thoughts, for they become words.」中，watch是多益測驗聽力部份的常用多義字，名詞的它是「錶、手錶」，但是動詞的它有「看」、「小心、注意」的意思。「thought」是「想法」，但是形容詞thoughtful值得一學；與想有關，它是「考慮周到的」。
【例】You are so thoughtful! （你真是太周到了!）
第二句的「Watch your words, for they become actions.」中，action（行動）是act（動）的名詞，但是它們的形容詞active值得一學，很能「動」的，所以它是「主動的、積極的、活躍的」。「active volcano」是「活火山」。
第四句的「Watch your habits, for they become character.」中，character是指人的品質、性格，但它也指事物的「特質、特性」，也指戲劇中的「人物、角色」。有一個與它系出同源的characteristic，它的名詞用法是「特徵、特性、特色」，另外兩個同義字feature、trait也都是多益測驗的高頻字。
第五句的「Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.」中，destiny是指「命運」，命運是每個人命中預定且注定的道路；但是在多益測驗中，有一個非學不可的字destination；任何旅行者都有一個預定要去的地方，它是「目的地」，這個字在國際職場也很常用，當你在機場時，飛機航班預定飛往的地點就是「目的地」—destination，航班資訊板上常用、常見。
Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
“The real loser is never the person who crosses the finishing line last. The real loser is the person who sits on the side. The person who does not even try to compete.”
– Oscar Pistorius, Sprint Runner
Warranty service does not extend to computers repurchased from another seller or from a third party.
這家Tylart公司所賣的電腦，如果客戶有使用上的問題或是瑕疵，首先可以透過保固書中提供的24小時全國服務熱線(national service hotline)或是email地址，提供線上技術支援。如果問題無法經由第一步的方式解決，客戶會收到一個維修單編號，將這個問題轉給區域的服務中心，由技術人員幫客戶解決問題。保固書這麼寫道：
To report a defect, call our national service hotline 24 hours a day at (310)555-9807 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the problem cannot be solved over the phone or by e-mail, you will be given a case number and referred to technicians at an authorized center in your area.
Under the TQE program, a replacement will be shipped free of charge to the customer if Tylart determines that a replacement is necessary. Once the replacement unit has been received by the customer, the defective computer should be returned to Tylart.
Married people are less prone to heart attacks than singletons and more likely to recover if stricken, according to a Finnish study.
Researchers collected data on 15,330 people in Finland between the ages of 35 and 99 who suffered "acute coronary events" between 1993 and 2002. Just over half of the patients died within 28 days of the attacks.
The team found that unmarried men in all age groups were 58-66 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack than married ones. For women the nuptial benefit was even greater -- single women were 60 to 65 percent more likely to suffer acute coronary events.
For both genders, wedlock also considerably lowered heart attack mortality. Unmarried men were 60-168 percent and unmarried women 71-175 percent more likely to die of a heart attack within 28 days, compared to their unhitched counterparts. （AFP）
這句簡單的英文介紹，除了使我們學到幾個重要的多益用字之外，它還讓我們學到一個重要「分詞講句」用法。首先，句首的adapted就是一個重要字。它的原意是「使適合、適應」，(例)： She adapted her article to her students. (她使她的文章適合學生的程度。); (例)： She is not adapted for office work. (她無法適應整天待在辦公室裡的工作。)
US researchers found patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period had a 35% lower risk of attacks compared to those who did not. The study in Arthritis & Rheumatism said cherries contain anthocyanins, antioxidants which contain anti-inflammatory properties.
Gout is a common type of arthritis that can cause sudden and very severe attacks of pain and swelling in the joints, particularly in the feet. Gout affects about one in 100 people, with men two to three times more likely to be affected than women.
In this study, researchers from Boston University recruited 633 gout patients with an average age of 54. Most were male. People were asked to record gout attacks including symptoms, the drugs they used and their diet and drinking patterns in the two days prior to the attack, including whether or not they had eaten cherries or cherry extract intake.
Ten to 12 cherries was counted as one serving. During the period the patients were studied, they had a total of 1,247 gout attacks. Some 42% of those studied ate cherries or cherry extract. These patients had a 37% lower risk of gout attacks than those who did not eat the fruit.
「打（球）」用動詞「play」，例句：「下午想不想打網球呢？」（Would you like to play tennis this afternoon?）或「我已學會怎麼打高爾夫球」（I have learned how to play golf.）。此外，下西洋棋（play chess）也用同一動詞。
問有無參與任何運動說：「Do you participate in any sports？」若回答：「Yes, I participate in some sports activities such as baseball and basketball, and I am on the office basketball team.」是指「我參與一些如棒球與籃球的運動項目，同時我是公司籃球隊隊員」。
觀賞運動比賽則用動詞「watch」，例如：「許多人熱愛看美國職籃賽」（Many people enjoy watching the NBA game.）或「在運動場╱體育場觀賞運動遠比從電視上看刺激多」（Watching sports in the stadium is much more exciting than watching them on TV.）。
Smokers may get fewer hours of sleep and have less restful slumber than non-smokers, according to a German study that looked at more than two thousand people.
Researchers whose work appeared in the journal Addiction Biology found that of nearly 1,100 smokers surveyed, 17 percent got fewer than six hours of sleep each night and 28 percent reported "disturbed" sleep quality.
That compared with rates of seven percent and 19 percent respectively among more than 1,200 non-smokers who were also surveyed, said lead researcher Stefan Cohrs, of Charite Berlin medical school in Germany.