1.raise people’s awareness of…提高人们的某种意识
The media can raise people’s awareness of global health issues.
2.be the cornerstone of…是…的基石
A good diet is the cornerstone of a healthy body and lifestyle.
3.be an essential/ key ingredient of…是…的必备条件
A key ingredient of smog that is potentially toxic to animal and plant life is ozone.
4.sharpen one’s intellect提供某人用知识去分析问题的能力
Science fiction novels give people a way to develop imagination and sharpen their own intellectin the real world.
5.achieve and maintain sth.实现并且保持某种状态
Having individual work area could help team members to achieve and maintain high levels of productivity.
6.be a positive alternative… …是有益的选择
This research provides a more positive alternative by reminding people that personality determines one’s attractiveness.
7.be in accordance with与…一致，符合;
We should make decisions in accordance with specific conditions.
8.catch a glimpse of…快速了解一下某种事物，像中文的 “走马观花”
In the near future, we will be able to catch a glimpse of the activities of our cosmic neighbors.
The Office of Citizenship has organized many activities to help immigrants successfully integrate into American life.
10.give priority to sth.把…放在优先位置
Schools should always give priority to education quality.
Immigrants tend to inject into stale, aging countries fresh vitality and fresh energy.
12.the proliferation of…(污染，互联网等)的大量扩散
The proliferation of nuclear weapons may pose threat to the whole world.
13.in all likelihood很可能
In all likelihood, there will be no economic recovery whatsoever when the dust settles.
14...., by no means, …绝不是
By no means will this method produce satisfactory results.
15.are not entirely unfounded不是完全没有根据
Her fears are not entirely unfounded.
16.put sth. in perspective 客观地看…<<点击进入测试小课堂
To put it in perspective, 1.2 million jobs have vanished so far this year.
17.Be mutually helpful/ beneficial/ dependent 互助的/互利的/相互依存的
Practice has proved that China and ASEAN are?closely related and?mutually?dependent partners.
18.is the exact antithesis of…与…截然相反
Hope is the exact antithesis of despair.
19.beyond our wildest expectations超出了我们一切得预期
In the past 10 years, computer science field has surged forward beyond our wildest expectations.
20.take steps/take measures to do sth.采取措施去做某事
We must take measures to better the traffic.
21.widen the gap between...and...加大两者之间的差距<<点我领取在线免费试听课程
Researchers found that running helped to widen the gap between the abilities of those in the running group and the non-running group, researchers found.