Sentence Patterns: 和．．．一样 the same as .., as .. as .. 它的面积和比利时一样大。 It is as large as Belgium. 1. 我的年龄和王文一样大。 I am of the same age as Wang Wen. 2. 大卫和马克长得一样高。 David is as tall as Mark. 由．．．组成的 consist of, form, constitute 还有由一千万人口组成的“人山人海”。 There are oceans of people formed by ten millions of people. 1. 我们班是由二十个外国留学生组成的。 Our class consists of more than twenty foreign students. 2. 一个由上百人组成的旅行团来到了北京。 A tour group, which is composed of over one hundred people, arrived in Beijing. ．．．年来 over the last .. years 三千年来，北京一直是中国历史上的重要城市。 Over the last three thousand years, Beijing has been one of the most important cities in Chinese history. 1、 几十年来，中国一直没有对外开放。 China had not been open to outside world for decades. 2、 五百年来，老百姓一直没有机会走进紫禁城。 For more than five hundred years, the common people had not been able to enter the Forbidden City. 有些是．．．有些则是．．． some .. others .. 有些是意外，有些则是有人蓄意纵火。 Some (fires) were accidental, while others were set on purpose. 1、 观光客里面有些是六十多岁的老人，有些则是不到十岁的孩子。 Some visitors are over their sixties, while some others are less than ten years old. 2、 来参加晚会的人里面有些是我的老朋友，有些则是我从来没见到过的。 Among those who came to the party, some are my old friends, some others I had never met before. 遗憾的是 unfortunately 遗憾的是最近北京的胡同都逐渐改成高楼公寓。 Unfortunately, most of the Hutongs in Beijing have been changed into high buildings. 1. 安娜在中国玩得很开心。遗憾的是她很快就要走了。 Anna had a great time in China. Unfortunately, she is leaving soon. 2. 遗憾的是我没有时间帮你学中文。 Unfortunately I do not have much time to help with your Chinese. .. 达 reach 园中有长达七百公尺的长廊。 There is a corridor in the garden, which is more than seven hundred meters long. 1. 长城长达一万多里，因此被称作“万里长城”。 The Great Wall is more than ten thousand li long, therefore it is called the Great Wall of ten thousand li. 2. 中国人口多达十二亿。 The population in China is more than twelve billion. 千万别 + 动词 never .., absolutely not 千万别忘记参观天坛。 Never forget to visit the Temple of Heaven. 1. 千万别让马老师知道我今天迟到了。 Never let teacher Ma know that I was late today. 2. 到别人家作客，千万别说出不礼貌的话。 Don't say anything impolite while you are visiting others.