Sentence Patterns: 不止．．． more than, not limited to 不止一次有人问大卫。 More than once David was asked by other people. 1. 不止一人劝大卫回美国。 More than one person tried to persuade David to go back to the U.S. 2. 她来这里才两天，已经去了不止一家戏院。 Although she has been here for only two day, she already went to more than one theater. 早已 long ago, for a long time 当地居民早已视若无睹了。 The local residents already ignored them long ago as if didn't see them. 1. 这本书我读了很多遍，早已把里边的故事背下来了。 I read this book many times. I memorized its story long time ago. 2. 他虽然从未到过那个城市，却早已了解了它的历史了。 Although he has never been to that city before, he knew its history long time ago. 对．．．来说 for 这对他们来说是很好的锻炼。 It's a good exercise for them. 1. 对很多西方人来说，中文是一门难懂的语言。 For many westerners, Chinese is a difficult language. 2. 大卫得到了北京大学的奖学金。这对他来说，是一个很好的机会。 David was awarded a scholarship from Beijing University. For him, it's a very good opportunity. 偶尔 once in a while, occasionally 偶尔也有人笑话他们。 Occasionally people would laugh at them. 1. 这儿偶尔会下雪。 It snows here once in a while. 2. 我偶尔骑车去学校。 Occasionally I ride bicycle to school. 不论 no matter, regardless of 中国的老百姓，不论是做什麽工作的，都很关心国家大事。 Chinese people, no matter what job they have, are all concerned about important government affairs. 1. 不论是谁，都有机会学习。 No matter who he is, everybody has chance to study. 2. 这儿的东西，不论好坏，价钱都一样。 Regardless of their quality, the goods are sold at the same price here. 受．．．欢迎 to be welcome by 这些话 题并不受别人的欢迎。 These topics are not welcome by the others. 1. 外国学生在学校里受到了中国同学的欢迎。 Foreign students were welcomed by the Chinese students in the school. 2. 质量差的商品不受大家的欢迎。 Merchandise of low quality is not welcome. 很少 very little, very few, rarely 很少有人愿意跟他分享他们的见解。 Only very few people would be willing to share with him their opinions. 1. 我很少喝咖啡。 I rarely drink coffee. 2. 他生病的时候，很少有人去看他。 When he was sick, very few people went to pay him a visit.