The rumor about his divorce is just a ploy to gain publicity for his new film.
He took a gamble on starting a factory with all the money his parents had left him.
After winning the important game they hoisted their captain to their shoulders in shouting triumph.
In the rush to go for globalization, we should watch out for collision of cultures.
In the circumstances it was not surprising that there was trouble.
The baby is the very picture of health.
People have realized the dangers of exposing children to violence and sex on TV.
We always had in mind for whom we were making the film.
Only those who have lived through a similar experience can fully appreciate this. /The only people who can fully appreciate this are those who have lived through a similar experience.
Scientists have been hard pressed to figure out how these particles form/ are formed and interact (with one another).
Those who have got the hang of Rubik’s Cube (Magic Cube) can return each face to consisting of one colour in no time.
The individual success of the employees in a team environment results in success for the company.
The war, although successful in military terms, left the economy almost in ruins.
He decided to channel his energies into something useful, instead of being glued to / sitting in front of the TV set all day long.
There’s a difference between strength and courage. It takes strength to survive. I t takes courage to live.
She was by nature a very affectionate person, always ready to give a helping hand to others.
Rumour has it that his new book is based on a true story about a family in a small Tennessee town.
He teaches in a middle school, but he does some translation work on the side to bring in extra cash / money.
It’s good to be confident (about yourself), but there’s a difference between (self-)confidence and conceit.
Only those who stick it out can achieve success. Those who give up halfway will never realize their dreams.
A true hero possesses / has courage, a noble purpose and a willingness to make sacrifices.
Anyone who picks up this novel and reads the first paragraph will be hard pressed to put it down.
In a sense, life is like swimming; if you keep holding on to the sides of the pool, you (will) never learn.
The future of a nation depends in a large measure upon the quality of education and training.
I just c an’t figure her out, she’s a mystery to me.
He travelled from one village to another, dropping in on families and listening to their complaints and problems.
Jim always sides with John in an argument.
Then it dawned on me that they were speaking Spanish.
They have to live with the consequences of their wrong decision.
His words were drowned out by loud cheers from the crowd.
I looked at the printed page but the words made no sense.
We must awaken people to the need to protect our environment.
Such a sight always moves me and sets me thinking.
Or: This is a sight that never fails to move me and set me thinking.
Stop scolding / blaming her —You’d have done the same thing under / in similar circumstances.
We should be appreciative of / grateful for what we have instead of taking everything for granted.
He may promise to change, but it’s the same old story of saying one thing and doing another.
I racked my brains about how to break the terrible news to him.
It will be impossible for me to repay my parents for everything they have done for me.
For now, it remains to me to thank you once more for joining us and wish you good luck in your work.
I said right from the beginning that he would cause us trouble.