The year 1939had witnessed the conquest of Poland by Germany.
Improved consumer confidence is crucial to economic recovery.
Pneumonia often proves fatal to people with a weakened immune system.
He won a car in the lottery last week. That’s his first stroke of good luck.
Hundreds of people were rendered homeless by the earthquake.
?任何军事行动都必须考虑到自然的因素。(be reckoned with)
The elements of nature must be reckoned with in any military campaign.
The precise number of casualties in yesterday’s bomb explosion is not known.
She is reckoned (to be) the cleverest student in the class.
?由于寒冷的天气，斯大林格勒战役最终使希特勒时乖运蹇(turn the tide against)
Thanks to the cold weather, the battle of Stalingrad finally turned the tide against Hitler.
The famine took a toll of 30,000lives.
You should follow up your e-mail with a phone call.
The detective grilled the young suspect about the robbery case for several hours.
Salespeople often try to learn about the needs of the prospective buyers.
The project manager is making every endeavor to clean up the river before the deadline.
?他已经掌管他父亲的公司多年（in sb’s hands）。
His father’s company has been in his hands for many years
Women outnumbered men in the over-65 age bracket.
As soon as the teacher put forward the question, he blurted the answer out.
Some people like to pry into film stars’private life.
?她涨工资了，这使她的工作态度发生了很大转变。(make a difference)
She received an increase in pay and it has made a big difference in her attitude towards work.