1. So + 形容词+ be + 主词+ that + 句子(如此...以致于...)
例句:  So precious is time that we can’t afford to waste it.

2. Adj + as + Subject(主词)+ be, S + V~~~ (虽然...)
例句:Rich as our country is, the qualities of our living are by no means satisfact-
ory. {by no means = in no way = on no account 一点也不}

3. The + ~er + S + V,
~~~the + ~er + S + V ~~~
The + more + Adj + S + V,
~~~the + more + Adj + S + V~~~(愈...愈...)
例句:The harder you work, the more progress you make.
The more books we read, the more learned we become.

4. By +Ving, ~~ can ~~ (借着...,..能够..)
例句:By taking exercise, we can always stay healthy.

5. ~~~ enable + Object(受词)+ to + V (..使..能够..)
例句:Listening to music enables us to feel relaxed.

6. On no account can we + V ~~~ (我们绝对不能...)
例句:On no account can we ignore the value of knowledge.

7. Those who ~~~ (...的人...)
例句:Those who violate traffic regulations should be punished.

8. There is no one but ~~~ (没有人不...)
例句:There is no one but longs to go to college.

9. be + forced/compelled/obliged + to + V (不得不...)
例句:Since the examination is around the corner, I am compelled to give up doing sports.

10. It is conceivable that + 句子(可想而知的)
It is obvious that + 句子(明显的)
It is apparent that + 句子(显然的)
例句:It is conceivable that knowledge plays an important role in our life.

11. That is the reason why ~~~ (那就是...的原因)
例句:Summer is sultry. That is the reason why I don’t like it.

12. For the past + 时间,S + 现在完成式...(过去...年来,...一直...)
例句:For the past two years, I have been busy preparing for the examination.

13. Since + S + 过去式,S + 现在完成式。
例句:Since he went to senior high school, he has worked very hard.

14. It pays to + V ~~~ (...是值得的。)
例句:It pays to help others.

15. be based on (以...为基础)
例句:The progress of the society is based on harmony.

16. Spare no effort to + V (不遗余力的)
例句:We should spare no effort to beautify our environment.



1. 大事化小小事化了
try first to make their mistake sound less serious and then to reduce it to nothing at all

2. 大开眼界
open one's eyes;broaden one's horizon;be an eye-opener

3. 国泰民安
The country flourishes and people live in peace

4. 过犹不及
going too far is as bad as not going far enough;beyond is as wrong as falling short;too   much is as bad as too little

5. 功夫不负有心人
Everything comes to him who waits

6. 好了伤疤忘了疼
once on shore,one prays no more

7. 好事不出门恶事传千里
Good news never goes beyond the gate,while bad news spread far and wide

8. 和气生财
Harmony brings wealth

9. 活到老学到老
One is never too old to learn

10. 既往不咎
let bygones be bygones

11. 金无足赤人无完人
Gold can't be pure and man can't be perfect

12. 金玉满堂
Treasures fill the home

13. 脚踏实地
be down-to-earth

14. 脚踩两只船
sit on the fence

15. 君子之交淡如水
the friendship between gentlemen is as pure as crystal;a hedge between keeps friendship green

16. 老生常谈陈词滥调
cut and dried,cliché

17. 礼尚往来
Courtesy calls for reciprocity

18. 留得青山在不怕没柴烧
Where there is life,there is hope

19. 马到成功
achieve immediate victory;win instant success

20. 名利双收
gain in both fame and wealth

21. 茅塞顿开
be suddenly enlightened

22. 没有规矩不成方圆
Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards

23. 每逢佳节倍思亲
On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one's dear ones far away It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most

24. 谋事在人成事在天
The planning lies with man,the outcome with Heaven Man proposes,God disposes

25. 弄巧成拙
be too smart by half;Cunning outwits itself

26. 拿手好戏

27. 赔了夫人又折兵
throw good money after bad

28. 抛砖引玉
a modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions;throw a sprat to catch a whale

29. 破釜沉舟
cut off all means of retreat;burn one‘s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end

30. 抢得先机
take the preemptive opportunities

31. 巧妇难为无米之炊
If you have no hand you can't make a fist One can't make bricks without straw

32. 千里之行始于足下
a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step

33. 前事不忘后事之师
Past experience,if not forgotten,is a guide for the future

34. 前人栽树后人乘凉
One generation plants the trees in whose shade another generation rests One sows and another reaps

35. 前怕狼后怕虎
fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind hesitate in doing something

36. 强龙难压地头蛇
Even a dragon(from the outside)finds it hard to control a snake in its old haunt-Powerful outsiders can hardly afford to neglect local bullies

37. 强强联手
win-win co-operation

38. 瑞雪兆丰年
A timely snow promises a good harvest

39. 人之初性本善
Man's nature at birth is good

40. 人逢喜事精神爽
Joy puts heart into a man

41. 人海战术
huge-crowd strategy

42. 世上无难事只要肯攀登
Where there is a will,there is a way

43. 世外桃源
a fictitious land of peace away from the turmoil of the world;

44. 死而后已
until my heart stops beating

45. 岁岁平安
Peace all year round

46. 上有天堂下有苏杭
Just as there is paradise in heaven,there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth

47. 塞翁失马焉知非福
Misfortune may be an actual blessing

48. 三十而立
A man should be independent at the age of thirty At thirty,a man should be able to think for himself

49. 升级换代
updating and upgrading(of products)

50. 四十不惑
Life begins at forty

51. 谁言寸草心报得三春晖
Such kindness of warm sun,can't be repaid by grass

52. 水涨船高
When the river rises,the boat floats high

53. 时不我待
Time and tide wait for no man

54. 杀鸡用牛刀
break a butterfly on the wheel

55. 实事求是
seek truth from facts;be practical and realistic;be true to facts

56. 说曹操,曹操到
Talk of the devil and he comes

57. 实话实说
speak the plain truth;call a spade a spade;tell it as it is

58. 实践是检验真理的唯一标准
Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth

59. 山不在高,有仙则名
No matter how high the mountain is,its name will spread far and wide if there is a fairy

60. 韬光养晦
hide one's capacities and bide one's time

61. 糖衣炮弹
sugar-coated bullets

62. 天有不测风云
Anything unexpected may happen a bolt from the blue

63. 团结就是力量
Unity is strength

64. “跳进黄河洗不清”
'eve if one jumped into the Yellow River,one can not wash oneself clean--there's nothing one can do to clear one's name'

65. 歪风邪气
unhealthy practices and evil phenomena

66. 物以类聚,人以群分
Birds of a feather flock together

67. 往事如风
The past has vanished(from memory)like wind;What in past,is pas

68. 望子成龙
hold high hopes for one's child

69. 屋漏又逢连阴雨
Misfortunes never come singly When it rains it pours

70. 文韬武略
military expertise;military strategy

71. 唯利是图
draw water to one's mill

72. 无源之水,无本之木
water without a source,and a tree wiithout roots