E.g. This year of work culminated in a new invention.
E.g. my sister is a mathematical genius. At the age of six she could easily do sums and solve some uncomplicated problems.
E.g. means all humans considered as a group. Nowadays some people dont use this word because they think it may hurt womens feelings, so they use the word humankind instead.
E.g. The Smiths are our good friends. They live nearby in the house round the corner.
To achieve fame, to achieve popularity, to achieve fortune E.g. we have achieved what we set out to do.
A great achievement, a remarkable achievement E.g. Climbing Mount Everest is a great achievement.
To be available to somebody for something E.g. The hotel is full, so there are no rooms available. These facts will never be available to you. There is no money available for the project.
To be aware of something, to become aware of something E.g. I was well aware of the fact. They have become aware of the danger.
To be beneficial of something, to be mutually beneficial E.g. the discovery of this medicine was beneficial to many AIDS patients. Some insects are beneficial to plants.
To benefit to something, to benefit something/somebody, to benefit from something E.g. The sunshine will benefit the farmers. The factory benefited from the new machines.
To capture criminals, to capture animals, to capture somebodys imagination/attention E.g. His story captured the interest of the worlds media.
Contemporary art, contemporary music, contemporary literature E.g. Contemporary sources offer a very different interpretation. Beethoven was contemporary with Napoleon.
E.g. Most of his contemporaries found his music unusual.
1) to contribute something to somebody/something E.g. Various factors contributed to his downfall. The people of the town contributed food and clothing to the family whose house had burnt down. 2) to contribute articles to a newspaper/magazine
E.g. Alice is a very efficient secretary, she is skilful and capable of doing many things.
To establish a firm, to establish a university E.g. How long has the firm been established? The head of the firm wanted to establish good relations with his business partner.
A research establishment, an educational establishment, a training establishment E.g. I want to speak to the manager of this establishment.
Future generations, the previous generation, the older/younger generation, a generation gap E.g. The novel is about several generations of a French family
To develop gradually, to ruin gradually E.g. Gradually the situation changed.
A wonderful opportunity To take an opportunity of doing something To have an opportunity to do something E.g. its a wonderful opportunity for you to find the truth. I took the opportunity of seeing Ann while I was in London.
Rapid progress, a rapid movement, a rapid growth E.g. Nowadays we see a rapid growth in the use of the Internet.
1) to record historical events. E.g. His diary records the lives of ordinary people. 2) to record a song, a concert, a speech E.g. Can you record the film for me at ten oclock?
A subsequent interview /event. E.g. These skills were then passed on to subsequent generations.
To tame animals, to tame the might of the river E.g. It is impossible or very difficult to tame some wild animals