1. want to do sth → be long for/to do sth 等
我们在表达「想要做某事」时，除了用I want to之外，还可以用:
·be long for/to do sth
·I hope/wish/expect that…
·I am hoping that…
·Hopefully, I would/could…
· I expect that…
I’m long for a big house.
2. try one's best → spare no efforts to do
I'll spare no efforts to (try my best to) do a good job on my post.
3. 形容词 → be of + 名词
我们可以用 be of + 名词的形式来替换形容词，这样要比直接用形容词更高级。
It is of great importance to me. (It is important to me.)
4. good → excellent等
good 是用途最广泛的形容词之一，只要是表示「好」就可以用 good 来形容。但是除了 good 之外，还可以用以下词汇表示「好」：
5. think of → occur
It occurred to me (I think) that someone had broken into my house.
6. spend → devote
He devotes all his spare time to reading. (spent...in...)
7. ordinary → average
I'm an average(ordinary)student.
8. very → but
The Film we saw last night was very interesting.
The film we saw last night was nothing but interesting.
9. should → suppose
He is supposed to(should)have driven more slowly.
10. thank → appreciate
Thank you very much for your help.
We appreciate your help very much.
11. true → the case
I don't think it is the case(true).
12. as soon as → on
As soon as he arrived,he began his research.
On his arrival,he began his research.
13. because of → due to
He arrived late due to(because of) the storm.
14. be helpful/ useful → contribute to
Shadowing is undoubtedly helpful to English study.
Shadowing contributes to English study.
15. coming soon/ nearby → round the corner
The summer vacation is round the corner(coming soon).
Li Ming studies in a school round the corner(nearby).
16. discover → come to light
Iris was so pleased when she discovered the lost jewels.
Iris was so pleased when the lost jewels came to light.
17. very → more than
I'm very glad to learn that you are coming in September.→
I'm more than glad to learn that you are coming in September.
18. help → do sb a/the favor
Would you please do me the favor(help me) to turn down the radio?
19. a few days ago → the other day
The other day my brother and I went to the cinema by bicycle.
20. be made up of → consist of
Our class consists of (is made up or )50 students.