Something unpleasant happened to us on our way to the beach. In the morning, while we were waiting to buy train tickets in the railway station, a bus driver came over to us. He told us he also was going to the beach, the ride was cheap, and the bus was air-conditioned. We felt grateful and got on his bus. As we were talking happily on the way, the bus suddenly stopped. The driver said he needed two hours to repair the engine. While he was working on the engine, he turned off the air-conditioner. He actually took four hours to finish his job, and we spent the whole morning sweating in the heat!
I am an active boy and I talk more than listen. When I talk with my friends, Im always ready to express myself. Im not afraid to tell others what I think. I am usually the focus of the attention because I often have lots of ideas that interest everyone. In my opinion, people should share and exchange each others ideas. But when I am with the quiet people, I feel the air is frozen. Im always trying to find a topic and start a conversation. In this way, people will like me and feel happy.
In a word, I am optimistic and active and I can make everybody as confident as me.
First, second, third,
First, then / next, after that / next, finally
For one thing for another,
On (the) one handon the other hand,
Besides / whats more / in addition / furthermore / moreover / another / also,
Especially / In particular,
now, at present, recently,
after, afterwards, after that, after a while, in a few days,
at first, in the beginning, to begin with,
later, next, finally,
immediately, soon, suddenly, all of a sudden, at that moment, as soon as, the moment
form now on, from then on,
at the same time, meanwhile,
till, notuntil, before, after, when, while, as during,
now, in addition, for example, for instance, in this case, moreover
furthermore, in fact, actually
but, however, while, though, or, otherwise, on the contrary, on the other
hand, in contrast, despite, in spite of, even though, except (for), instead, of course, after all,
or, and, also, too, not only but also, as well as, both and, either or, neither nor
because, because of, since, now that, as, thanks to, due to, therefore, as a result (of), otherwise, sothat, suchthat
as (so) long as, on condition that, if, unless
though, although, as, even if, even though, whether or, however, whoever,
whatever, whichever, wherever, whenever, no matter how (who, what, which, where, when, whom)
for example, for instance, such as, take for example
be similar to, similarly, the same as, in contrast, compared with (to)just like, just as,
for this reason,, for this purpose, so that, in order to, so as to,
in deed, in fact, surely, certainly, no doubt, without any doubt, truly,
obviously, above all,
in a word, in short, in brief, on the whole, generally speaking, in my opinion, as far as I know, As we all know, as has been stated, as I have shown, finally, at last, in summary, in conclusion,
1. in order to
He worked very hard in order to realize his dream.
He was saving as much as possible in order to pay for his fresh year in the university.
2. in order that
She worked hard in order that everything would be ready by 6 oclock..
He took some books with him in order that he would not get bored during the long journey.
No matter what problem he faces, he always thinks about himself first. He is so selfish that nobody wants to work with him
They were all so tired that they could do nothing but yawn.
He shut the window with such force that the glass broke.
It was such a cold day that there was nobody on the street.
5. would rather dothan do
He would rather listen to others than talk himself.
6. prefer doing to doing
While he was in the office, he preferred doing something to doing nothing.
He prefers making speeches after careful preparation.
7. prefer to dorather than do
Compared with women, men always prefer to sleep at home rather than spend so much time shopping.
Tom prefers to stay up late to finish the work rather than leave it done the next day.
8. not onlybut also
In just three years, she had not only finished all the lessons, but also received her doctors degree.
Forests can not only fresh the air but also reduce noises.
如果考试过关，你可以买一个 MP3 或去云南玩一趟。
You could either buy an MP3 or go to Yunnan for a visit if you pass the exam.
Either the thief or the gatekeeper took the picture away.
Neither he nor I know what happened to the old man.
He is a boring man. He likes neither entertainment nor reading.
11. as well as
Football as well as computer games is pupular with young people.
He was kind as well as helpful.
12. as well
Apart from many literature books, there are quite a few magazines in our library as well.
The child is active and funny as well.
13. Onethe other
Have you seen two pens on the desk? One is red, the other is black.
我昨天买了两张 CD，一个是 Backstreets Boys 的，另一个是 Coco Li 的。
I got two CDs yesterday. One is of Backstreet Boys, the other is of Coco Li.
Everyone is busy in classroom. Some are reading, others are writing.
There are many foreign students in our class. Some of them are from Europe, others come from America.
15. make+adj /n
Beijing has a population of 13 million, making it one of the largest cities in China.
What we do will make the world more beautiful.
I didnt know the truth until she told me what happened.
Yesterday I didnt go to sleep until midnight.
17. as if
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He talks a lot as if he knows everything.
It seems as if I am the first one arriving at school.
18. It is no use (good) doing
Its no good talking without thinking carefully.
Its no use pretending that you didnt know the rules.
19. find it + adj to do
I find it necessary to take down notes while listening.
I feel it important to have some working experience.
I found it impossible for me to work out all the problems in such a short time.
20. It is + time since
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It is ten years since I graduated from this school.
It is two years since I last met him.
21. It is + time when
It was 8 oclock when I got to the cinema.
It was midnight when I left the hospital.
22. It is + time before
I wont be long before we can meet again.
It will be two years before we know whether it is effective.
23. It isthat
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It is friendship that I value most.
It was not until the small factories were shut down that the river became clean again.
24. It is + n / adj + that / to do
It is a must that everybody should know how to use computers.
It is convenient for us to be able to use computers.
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