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 o'clock……
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 do…than 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 do…rather 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 only…but also
In just three years, she had not only finished all the lessons, but also received her doctor's degree.
Forests can not only fresh the air but also reduce noises.
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. One…the 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 didn't know the truth until she told me what happened.
Yesterday I didn't go to sleep until midnight.
17. as if
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…
It's no good talking without thinking carefully.
It's no use pretending that you didn‘t 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…
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 o'clock when I got to the cinema.
It was midnight when I left the hospital.
22. It is + time before…
I won't be long before we can meet again.
It will be two years before we know whether it is effective.
23. It is…that…
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.