1. profit from
People the world over have profited enormously from the co-operation across national borders, in terms of both efficiency and flexibility (the range of choices).
2. A is an indispensable/integral part of B The Internet has become an indispensable part of modern life as it profoundly influences the way we live, work, co-operate and compete. 3. is the cornerstone of
In most modern countries, the family unit is still the cornerstone of society. 4. enable sb. to do sth. Computerisation substantially.
5. get accustomed to sth.
Due to the different cultural backgrounds, some international business people have a hard time getting accustomed to the local way of marketing. 6. sb. can utilise sth.
factories to cut their production costs
The current problem for the government is how best to utilise the resources it has now rather than how to increase its resources. 7. strike a balance between A and B
Due to the increasing stress and the rising demand for their time at work, most married adults need to learn to strike a balance between their work and their family.
8. assume/shoulder the responsibility for Educators should assume the responsibility for ensuring that their students do not go astray academically, psychologically or socially. 9. sth. has been consolidating its status as the ...
English has been consolidating its status as the dominant language in the world, which has left many languages endangered. 10. draw on
Those who have spent some time travelling to other places have a broader view of life and better personal resources to draw on. 11. get a clear perspective of
That is the best way for students to get a clear perspective of what they are hoping to do with their lives and why.
12. afford people a sense of belonging / a sense of fulfillment / a sense of achievement / a sense of security / job satisfaction
The sense of belonging to a team or a working community also contributes to job satisfaction because colleagues help each other to enjoy their working lives.
13. acquire knowledge/skills
The role of school is not just to provide students with opportunities to acquire knowledge, but also to give students chances to learn about values and to make reasoned choices. 14. put into practice
Putting new ideas into practice is more difficult than having them.
15. strengthen family ties
Instead of strengthening family ties, modern technology seems to have prevented people from keeping in touch with their family far away from
them by keeping them constantly busy. 16. be interrelated and interdependent
Nations are increasingly interrelated and interdependent in this age of economic and cultural globalization ,which means no matter how far away it may be geographically, no country is really isolated. 17. is accompanied by
The staggering advancement of technology is accompanied by severe pollution of the ecosystem. 18. sth. is unwarranted / unjustified
The amount of money super stars can earn in a short time cannot possibly be justified by the amount of work they do. 19. be afflicted with
A host of African countries are being afflicted with chronic poverty and lasting war. 20. deprive someone of sth.
Modern cities deprive city-dwellers of fresh air and the comfortable pace of life.