in Maori history in history in Chinese history=in the history of China
sign an agreement reach an agreement arrive at an agreement come to an agreement
The Maori make up about 13% of the population of New Zealand.
New Zealand is also home to about 170,000 Pacific Islanders …
be related to What he does can’t be related to what he says. He is related to the prime minister. His fear of people is deeply related to his unhappy childhood. relate V. 联系，关联 I can’t relate the two ideas. relation, relationship, relative, relatively, relativity
consider / dislike / imagine / finish / mind / practise / risk / suggest / avoid / appreciate / miss … feel like / give up / can’t help / look forward to / devote…to enjoy doing (Verb + doing)
share v. 分享；分担；共同使用 The two chemists shared the Nobel Prize. We’d better share the parents’ worries. That boy shared his toys with all the other children. n. 一份 Everyone has his share in the success.
alive alive adj. 活的，活着的；有活力的，有生 气的 The fish is still alive. Let's keep the fish alive. 类似的以 a- 开头的表语形容词还有： afraid, alone, asleep, awake
keep sth.alive “ 使 ( 某物 ) 继续有效、存在或进行 ” We must keep the good revolutionary traditions alive.
mark sth. With … They marked the boxes with numbers. Their weddings are always marked with sing and dancing.
long before 与 before long long before 很久以前 He said he had seen the film long before. This bridge was built long before the war. I had heard about you long before I met you. before long 很快 ; 不久以后 He went to New Zealand last July. Before long, I received his letter.
above a certain age under age Citizens above a certain age needn’t pay for their tickets when they ride on buses. The little boy wasn’t admitted to the school because he was under age.
turn to 作 “ 转到 ” 、 “( 把 ……) 转向 ” 解，其中的 to 是介词，后跟名词或 -ing 形式 Our talk soon turned to the changes of the farm. After he left school he became a teacher, but before long he turned to driving.