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opportunity [ ɔpə'tju:niti] n.机会,良机

opportunity [7ɔpə'tju:niti] n机会,时机

opportunity [7ɔpə'tju:niti] n 机会

暴发户 new rich; upstart (persons or households who suddenly became rich through unscrupulous means or unexpected opportunities)

抢得先机 take the preemptive opportunities

抓住机遇 seize the opportunity

seize the current opportunity, deepen the reform, open China wider to the outside world, promote development and maintain stability

for more specialized work 为更专门的工作
for prospects of promotion 为晋升的前途
for higher responsibility 为更高层次的工作责任
for wider experience 为扩大工作经验
due to close-down of company 由于公司倒闭
due to expiry of employment 由于雇用期满
offered a more challenging opportunity 获得的更有挑战性的工作机会
sought a better job 找到了更好的工作
to look for a more challenging opportunity 找一个更有挑战性的工作机会
to seek a better job 找一份更好的工作

抢得先机 take the preemptive opportunities

offered a more challenging opportunity 获得的更有挑战性的工作机会

to look for a more challenging opportunity 找一个更有挑战性的工作机会

market opportunity analysis 市场机会分析

opportunity cost 机会成本

opportunity identification 机会识别

opportunity/threat matrix 机会/威胁矩阵

如有机会, 请向本人开出煤炭价款加上保险费的汇票。对于这批出口货物, 为弥补发生损害的损失, 请办理保险并在货值上再加保5%金额
Should you have an opportunity, you may draw on me for the cost of coal, together with that of insurance, which you will be so good as to effect on the outward cargo to its full value, with an addition of five per cent, to cover expenses in case of loss.

Equal Opportunities Commission [EOC]

Equal Opportunities Commission 平等机会委员会

Green Paper on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men [1993] 《男女平等机会绿皮书》〔一九九三年〕

The majority of students believe that part-time job will provide them with more opportunities to develop their interpersonal skills, which may put them in a favorable position in the future job markets.

People believe that computer skills will enhance their job opportunities or promotion opportunities.

Now people in growing numbers are beginning to believe that learning new skills and knowledge contributes directly to enhancing their job opportunities or promotion opportunities.

An investigation shows that many emigrants think that working at city provide them with not only a higher salary but also the opportunity of learning new skills.

Furthermore, students living in their own home would have access to a comfortable life and have more opportunities to communicate with their parents, which have beneficial impact on development of their personal character.

To average people, they often tend to live under the illusion that English often means a good opportunity for one's career, is this really the case?

When an opportunity comes, it brings a promise but never realizes it on its own.

If you want to achieve something or intend to fulfill one of your ambitions, you must work hard, make efforts and get prepared. Otherwise, you will take no advantage of opportunities when they come to visit you.
假如你要取得成就或要实现你的雄心壮志,你必须努力工作、艰苦奋斗、准备好条件。否则,机遇来临你却无法利用。 189. The difference between a man who succeeds and one who does not lies only in the way each treats opportunities. The successful person always makes adequate preparations to meet opportunities as they duly arrive. The unsuccessful person, on the other hand, works little and just waits to see pass by.

In my opinion, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone in our society, but only those who are prepared adequately and qualified highly can make use of them to achieve purpose.

Seizing the opportunity, deepening the reform, opening 抓住机遇,深化改革,

opportunity cost 机会成本

employment opportunities 就业机会

equal employment opportunity 同等就业机会

job opportunity 就业机会

Opportunity 机会

It's a good opportunity!

Opportunity knocks but once.

A society that gives to one class all the opportunities for leisure, and to another all the burdens of work, dooms both classes to spiritual sterility.

Opportunity makes the thief.

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

He loved music, but because his family was poor, he had no opportunity to take lessons.

With the help of his teacher, he got an opportunity to learn English in Britain.

The month of May offers a wonderful opportunity to go traveling.

I want to have the opportunity to participate in the party.

You must reach out for any opportunity that comes your way.

She had no opportunity to relate the situation to him.

Birds also attack the crops when the opportunity arises.

When I was in great difficulties with my language learning, the opportunity for online learning arose.

It's too good an opportunity for you to miss.
机会太好了, 你千万不能错过。

Take advantage of the opportunities coming your way.

The first-generation Americans viewed the country as a land of opportunity.

One should make the most of an opportunity.

a marvelous opportunity

It is too good an opportunity to miss.
(= It is such a good opportunity that we should not / must not miss.)
这机会太好了, 千万不能错过。

the opportunity to work alongside experienced musicians

Young people must have real opportunities to widen their experience and skills.

Opportunity knocks but once. 机不可失,时不再来。

Each departmental program consists, in part, of a grouping of subjects in the department’s areas of professional interest and, in part, of additional opportunities for students of their choice.

Competition is not only good in itself, it is the means by which other basic American values such as individual freedom, equality of opportunity, and hard work are protected.

Learning to read is made easier when teachers create an environment where children are given the opportunity to solve the problem of learning to read by reading.

I will go to see the film if I get the opportunity.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work on the project.

Don't hesitate; seize the first opportunity that comes along!

An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.

Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.

Opportunity makes the thief.

Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

Opportunity, sooner or later, comes to all who work and wish.

Weak men wait for opportunity, but the strong men make it.

When an opportunity is neglected, it never comes back to you.

A I graduated from university about 5 years ago.
A 大约5年前我从大学毕业。
B What did you do after university?
B 你大学毕业后做了什么?
A After university? Well, first I came to Beijing. I thought there would be more job opportunities here.
A 大学毕业后?哦,我首先来了北京。我想这里会有更多的工作机会。
B And then what did you do? Did you find a good job?
B 那以后你做了什么?你找到好工作了吗?
A Yes, I managed to get the job I am doing now. I’ve been working here ever since.
A 是的,我找到了一份工作,也就是现在的工作。从那时候开始我一直在这里工作。
B It sounds as if you made the right decision to come to Beijing after university.
B 听起来好像你毕业后来北京的决定是对的。

A Hi! Good to meet you. I believe we work in the same business area.
A 你好!很高兴见到你。我想我们是同行。
B Yes, so I understand. How did you get into the IT business?
B 是的,我也这样理解。你是怎么进入IT行业的?
A I got interested in computers at university I guess.
A 我想我上大学的时候就对电脑感兴趣。
B It was the same for me. It seemed an interesting field to be in.
B 我也是。电脑业似乎是个有趣的领域。
A Yes, every organization needs IT.
A 是的,每个机构都需要IT.。
B I agree. It’s a very good area for work. Lots of opportunities.
B 我同意。这是一个很好的领域。有很多的机会。

Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
Richard Nixon, American president

Let us suggest to the person in crisis that he cease concentrating so upon the dangers involved and the difficulties ,and concentrate instead upon the opptunity---for there is always opportunity in crisis.
Seebohm Caroline, British physician

The chinese word for crisis is divided into two characters, one meaning danger and the other meaning opportunity.
Burejer, British writer

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
H.J.Kaier, American businessman
美国实业家凯泽H J

pass something up放弃某事物
You can't pass up this job. This kind of opportunity comes only once
in a lifetime.

There's no use going back for a lost opportunity - someone else has already found it.

The opportunity does not favor our making a binding arrangement.

When opportunity matures, we will consider making you our exclusive agent for the U.K.

A: There’re also lots of English-language newspapers and magazines everywhere in Beijing.
A: 在北京到处都有很多英文报纸和杂志。
B: And schools.
B: 还有英语学校。
A: Yes. There are so many ways to improve your English. So many opportunities.
A: 是的。要提高英语水平有很多方法。有如此多的机会。
B: Well, all these things have certainly helped you, Ping. Your English is so good.
B: 哦,这些对你肯定都有帮助,平。你的英语非常好。
A: Well, Sue, the best thing of all is talking! It’s great to have people to speak English to.
A: 哦,苏,学英语最好的方法是说!有人可以一起说英语是非常好的。

趁机 [chèn jī] /seize an opportunity/take advantage of situation/

乘机 [chéng jī] /(adv) seize the opportunity/

机 [jī] /machine/opportunity/secret/

机 [jī] /machine/opportunity/secret/

机会 [jī huì] /opportunity/chance/occasion/

机遇 [jī yù] /(n) stroke of good luck; opportunity; good luck/

生机 [shēng jī] /(n) opportunity to life; reprieve from death/(n) life force; vitality/

失学 [shī xué] /(v) lose opportunity to attend school/

时机 [shí jī] /occasion/opportunity/

寻机 [xún jī] /to look for an opportunity/

因缘 [yīn yuán] /chance/opportunity/predestined relationship/(Buddhist) principal and secondary causes/chain of cause and effect/

啧 [zé] /(interj. of admiration or of disgust)/to click one's tongue/to attempt to (find an opportunity to) speak/

Nowadays the number of births, like the age of death, has become average.
Most of us have roughly the same number of offspring.
Again, differences between people and the opportunity for natural selection to take advantage of it have diminished.

The coming of age of the postwar baby boom and an entry of women into the male-dominated job market have limited the opportunities of teenagers who are already questioning the heavy personal sacrifices involved in climbing Japan's rigid social ladder to good schools and jobs.

The great interest in exceptional children shown in public education over the past three decades indicates the strong feeling in our society that all citizens, whatever their special conditions, deserve the opportunity to fully develop their capabilities.

"All men are created equal." We've heard it many times, but it still has important meaning for education in a democratic society.
Although the phrase was used by this country's founders to denote equality before the law, it has also been interpreted to mean equality of opportunity.
That concept implies educational opportunity for all children — the right of each child to receive help in learning to the limits of his or her capacity, whether that capacity be small or great.

{adj: alert} very attentive or observant
"an alert and responsive baby is a joy"
"caught by a couple of alert cops"
"alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"
"constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
<-> unalert

{adj: attractive} having power to arouse interest
"an attractive opportunity"
"the job is attractive because of the pay"

{adj: dead-end} lacking opportunities for development or advancement
"stuck in a dead-end job"

{adj: future} effective in or looking toward the future
"he was preparing for future employment opportunities"

{adj: lost} no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
"a lost child"
"lost friends"
"his lost book"
"lost opportunities"
<-> found

{adj: manifold, multiplex} many and varied; having many features or forms
"manifold reasons"
"our manifold failings"
"manifold intelligence"
"the multiplex opportunities in high technology"

{adj: out-of-school} not attending school and therefore free to work
"opportunities for out-of-school youth"

{adj: participatory} affording the opportunity for individual participation
"participatory democracy"

{adj: unhampered, free of} not held in check or subject to control
"unhampered dissemination of news"
"this would give black people the opportunity to live unhampered by racism"

{adj: unskilled} not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
"unskilled in the art of rhetoric"
"an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber"
"unskilled labor"
"workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities"
"unskilled workmanship"
<-> skilled

{adj: untrue} not true to an obligation or trust
"is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"-Bruno Laske

{adv: buoyantly, chirpily} in a cheerfully buoyant manner
"we accepted the opportunity buoyantly"

{adv: consequently, therefore} as a consequence
"he had good reason to be grateful for the opportunities which they had made available to him and which consequently led to the good position he now held"

{n: Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR} a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

{n: Bethune, Mary McLeod Bethune} United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)

{n: El Dorado, eldorado} an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity; sought in South America by 16th-century explorers

{n: affirmative action} a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
"affirmative action has been extremely controversial and was challenged in 1978 in the Bakke decision"

{n: boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce} a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"

{n: brass ring} a rich opportunity or a prize
"he missed the brass ring at the Miami convention"

{n: bully pulpit} a public office of sufficiently high rank that it provides the holder with an opportunity to speak out and be listened to on any matter
"the American presidency is a bully pulpit"

{n: capitalization, capitalisation} the act of capitalizing on an opportunity

{n: career counseling} counseling on career opportunities

{n: carrying cost, carrying charge} the opportunity cost of unproductive assets; the expense incurred by ownership

{n: civil rights leader, civil rights worker, civil rights activist} a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

{n: cost of capital, capital cost} the opportunity cost of the funds employed as the result of an investment decision; the rate of return that a business could earn if it chose another investment with equivalent risk

{n: day} a period of opportunity
"he deserves his day in court"
"every dog has his day"

{n: duty, responsibility, obligation} the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
"we must instill a sense of duty in our children"
"every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

{n: equal opportunity} the right to equivalent opportunities for employment regardless of race or color or sex or national origin

{n: extension, extension service, university extension} an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students

{n: extrinsic fraud, collateral fraud} fraud that prevents a party from knowing their rights or from having a fair opportunity of presenting them at trial

{n: fairness commission} a commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views

{n: fresh start, clean slate, tabula rasa} an opportunity to start over without prejudice

{n: haymaking} taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts

{n: hearing, audience} an opportunity to state your case and be heard
"they condemned him without a hearing"
"he saw that he had lost his audience"

{n: hunting ground} a place where opportunities abound

{n: indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution} doubt concerning two or more possible alternatives or courses of action
"his indecision was only momentary but the opportunity was lost"

{n: occasion} an opportunity to do something
"there was never an occasion for her to demonstrate her skill"

{n: open-door policy, open door} the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries

{n: opening} opportunity especially for employment or promotion
"there is an opening in the sales department"

{n: opportunism, self-interest, self-seeking, expedience} taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

{n: opportunity cost} cost in terms of foregone alternatives

{n: opportunity, chance} a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"
"now is your chance"

{n: pet peeve} an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
"grammatical mistakes are his pet peeve"

{n: photo opportunity, photo op} an occasion that lends itself to (or is deliberately arranged for) taking photographs that provide favorable publicity for those who are photographed

{n: preemptive right} the right granting to shareholders the first opportunity to buy a new issue of stock; provides protection against dilution of the shareholder's ownership interest

{n: room} opportunity for
"room for improvement"

{n: street} a situation offering opportunities
"he worked both sides of the street"
"cooperation is a two-way street"

{n: testing ground, laboratory} a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
"the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"
"Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism"

{n: thriftlessness, waste, wastefulness} the trait of wasting resources
"a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"
"the wastefulness of missed opportunities"

{n: tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint} an indication of potential opportunity
"he got a tip on the stock market"
"a good lead for a job"

{v: leave, allow for, allow, provide} make a possibility or provide opportunity for ; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
"This leaves no room for improvement"
"The evidence allows only one conclusion"
"allow for mistakes"
"leave lots of time for the trip"
"This procedure provides for lots of leeway"

{v: lose} fail to get or obtain
"I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
<-> win

{v: open, open up} become available
"an opportunity opened up"

{v: take time by the forelock} act quickly and decisively ; not let slip an opportunity

{v: take, accept} make use of or accept for some purpose
"take a risk"
"take an opportunity"

{v: waste, blow, squander} spend thoughtlessly ; throw away
"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
"You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
<-> conserve

While this brings the danger that historical imbalances may be entrenched and even worsened, it also brings opportunities for Africa as a region of vast untapped potential.

A Belgian-horn chemist-entrepreneur, Baekeland had a knack for spotting profitable opportunities.

To Baekeland and others aiming to find commercial opportunities in the nascent electrical industry, that gunk was a signpost pointing toward something great.

The common life of every day, with its cares, necessities, and duties, affords ample opportunity for acquiring experience of the best kind;
and its most beaten paths provide the true worker with abundant scope for effort and mom for self-improvement.

K'vod ha-met: in Hebrew, respect for the dead. K'
For Jews, this ancient, principle ensures dignified treatment of the body.
Even in liberal Judaism, only certain conditions can override it:
when civil law requires an autopsy, for example, to determine the cause of death; or when there is an opportunity to save a life.

On the other hand, this kind of present does give the recipient an opportunity to show another kind of generosity by selflessly pretending to appreciate it.

If you score in the top 1% on IQ tests, a system is in place in this country that is amazingly good at finding you and offering you access to a first-class education that can often lead to first-class job opportunities.
假如你在智商测试中的成绩排列在顶尖的 1%的人中,那么这个国家就有一个适宜的制度,能以令人吃惊的速度准确地找到你,为你提供第一流的教育,使你经常能获得第一流的就业机会。

It was the use of IQ tests to limit the opportunities of most other people that led to the anti-IQ rebellion that broke out in the last third of the century.
使用智商测试限制了大部分其他人的机遇,正因为如此,在 20世纪最后 13的时间里爆发了一场反智商测试运动。

Chinese officials hope to rake $ 100 million in tourism revenue because of Turandot--and they relish the opportunity to showcase Beijing in its continuing bid to host a Summer Olympics.
中国官员希望此次演出捞足 1亿美元的收入,并趁此良机展现北京的风貌,以便其继续争取主办夏季奥运会。

Economic opportunity and social justice are much easier to achieve in an expanding economy.

" I can see why people in the PC industry would say that because the rate of innovation has gone to zero !
我能理解个人电脑业内人士为什么会认为 PC 时代已告结束,因为创新已处于一种停滞状态!
We see this as a tremendous opportunity to improve the way PCs work, I hope people are starting to see design is making a difference in computers. "
我们把这看作是改进个人电脑工作方式的大好机会,我希望人们开始看到设计正在电脑中发挥着重要作用。 "

Moreover, DoubleClick officials say, people have the opportunity to " opt out " of receiving personally-tailored messages online by going to the company's Web site and hitting an opt-out button.
双击公司的管理人员说,除此之外,人们可以通过进入公司网站点击 "拒绝 "钮来拒绝接收为其定制的在线信息。

Of course, one company's problem can be another company's opportunity.

The executive described his company's benefits and opportunities.

People prefer to work for the companies that offer the most technology and the greatest opportunities for taking advantage of it.

We examined the computing systems provided to employees, the telecommuting arrangements available, technical training opportunities and a host of other factors - including whether workers seemed to be enjoying their jobs.

Surveying the opportunities caused by the opening of the new bridge, Swedish businessman Hans M? ller, head of computer software company, Primant, noted: " Our business plan foresees almost all of our future growth in Denmark. "
审度新桥开通带来的机会,瑞典商人,计算机软件公司 Primant 总裁汉斯·莫勒指出:根据我们的商业计划预测,我们未来的增长几乎都将发生在丹麦。

" It's a fantastic opportunity: wages are a bit lower in Sweden, and the two countries have the same culture. "

He saw an opportunity to give consumers more of a choice in how companies rewarded them for purchases, and to grease the wheels of the burgeoning Internet economy.

" All we can do is to provide Keiko with the opportunity to go, and still be here if he chooses to stay. "

We called the company and heard some good news: It has begun eliminating browser detection, replacing it with more equal-opportunity plug-in detectors.

Jungle treks crossing the island from Tekek to the village of Juara provide an opportunity to walk amid a profusion of orchids and other tropical flowers.

Soon the service will be enhanced to send e-mail updates to candidates informing them of training opportunities and management program offers.

Analyst Leong agrees, and thinks that Legend will make the most of the opportunity.

This phenomenal growth presents huge opportunities for entrepreneurs. It also creates tough challenges for the government to keep pace with the technology and to cope with an erosion of its control over information.

Now, with China poised to enter the World Trade Organization, Wang has a make-or-break opportunity.

When they saw their first fridge, says Wang e immediately recognized the opportunity.

Well-positioned web designers like Razorfish and Icon Medialab pounced on the opportunity.
占有利位置的 Razorfish 、 IconMediala 等网络设计公司抓住了这个会。

The opportunity to fly a MiG is possible because Russia is starved for cash, and local aviation laws permit guest pilots to fly military aircraft.

In 1996 O'Neal left the Magic for the Lakers, a $120 million seven-year contract and an opportunity to be close to Hollywood, where he starred in several forgettable films. 1996赛季,他开魔术队,湖人队签定了七年总计达 1.2亿美元的合同。他也借洛杉矶的地利之便,在好莱坞拍摄了几部影片。不过,这些影片并没给人留下深刻的印象。

Young filmmakers in particular are invited to participate in this egalitarian opportunity.

After specializing in the analysis of new business opportunities in the insurance business, his work at Shaw shifted to the study of the emerging Internet boom.

When he started to consider business opportunities on the Internet, Bezos decided to research mail-order companies.

We still have an opportunity to use computers to cut consumption of paper and the trees it comes from.

Judging by the third-tier seats she was relegated to at the U.S. Open, the relationship seems to be in its nascent stages, but given the unending opportunities for puns, headline writers, at least, are rooting for the couple to flourish.

And an influx of talented artists and designers has created exciting new shopping opportunities for visitors.

Though Europe clearly offers new licensing opportunities, language and cultural differences ensure that marketing to the 370 million consumers won't be simple.

But Vito( Burt Young), who is the godfather here, sees opportunity in this alliance-a chance to off-load some of his talentless son's paintings and do a little money laundering via Michael's auctions.

While the North and South Islands offer numerous opportunities for outdoor sports like cave-exploring and hang gliding, one of the best sporting areas is the southern city of Queenstown.

Putting everything and everyone on the Net will open up new commercial opportunities.

Therefore, for women in the military, the search for equality will still be based on functional equivalence, not identity or even similarity of task.
Opportunities seem certain to arise.
The growing emphasis on deterrence is bound to offer increasing scope for women to become involved in novel types of noncombat military assignments.

At the same time, Ms. Hughes said she is mindful that "before we seek to be understood, we must first work to understand. If I had the opportunity to say just one thing to people throughout the world, it would be, 'I am eager to listen. I want to learn more about you and your lives, what you fear, what you dream, what you believe, what you value most.' Should I be confirmed, I plan to travel and reach out to citizens and leaders of other countries and mobilize our government to do more listening," she said.

A two-month campaign by the administration to win support for the president's Social Security reform plan has drawn little public enthusiasm. And so Mr. Bush used the opportunity before a national audience to make his case once again.

"Cautious because there are so many challenges ahead," she said. "Cautious because there are neighbors of Iraq that are not necessarily enthusiastic about the success of the Iraqi people in creating and sustaining a multi-ethnic, multi-religious democracy. But optimistic, because the results of the election are a strong rebuke to those who didn't believe the Iraqi people would take this opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to their own future."

But returning to a theme sounded by President Bush in his State of the Union address, the Secretary said Egypt has an opportunity to be as great a leader for reform in the Middle East as it has been in the quest for regional peace.

The president says "hopeful" political reforms are already taking hold from Morocco to Jordan to Bahrain. He called on U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and Egypt to expand democratic opportunities and singled out Syria and Iran as countries that he says continue to harbor terrorists and pursue weapons of mass murder.

In the modern era, State of the Union speeches have become an opportunity for the president to lay out a lengthy series of specific policy proposals on a wide range of issues.

Over the years, the State of the Union Address has become an opportunity for a president not only to propose policy, but to claim success for past policy decisions and rally party supporters as well.

The State of the Union also provides the president with an opportunity to build support for his policy proposals among both houses of Congress and the general public.

"The State of the Union is one of those events that have symbolic importance for the country. It is an occasion of pomp and tradition. It involves a nationally televised audience. It is an opportunity for the president to try to shape the policy-making agenda, to influence public opinion," said Thomas Mann, a political analyst at the Brookings Institution in Washington, who spoke to VOA TV.

"I assured President Musharraf that there is an opportunity at hand to work toward the development of a Palestinian state and peace in the Middle East," said president Bush. "I told him this will be a priority of my administration."

To that end, the committee heard a plethora of recommendations from members of the September 11 Commission who argued that the United States must focus attention on the dreams and aspirations of countless Muslims who may be wary or even disdainful of the United States, but who are not hardened terrorists. Commission members recommended expanding foreign assistance programs that have an impact on education, infrastructure and economic opportunity as well as boosting U.S.-funded television broadcasts to Muslim nations.

Political conventions have for decades provided politicians and others an opportunity to voice their feelings about a range of issues, domestic and foreign. However, foreign policy plays a particularly prominent role this year, because national security has become unusually important in American politics in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills
Disorders in which the normal patterns of skill acquisition are disturbed from the early
stages of development. This is not simply a consequence of a lack of opportunity to learn,
it is not solely a result of mental retardation, and it is not due to any form of acquired
brain trauma or disease .
碍 ; 而此障碍并非单纯是由於缺乏学习机会的後果
; 亦非由於後天性脑外伤或脑疾病所导致。

opportunity cost 机会成本

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