opportunity


opportunity
01. Living in this town really gives our students a good [opportunity] to use their English on a daily basis.
02. That man is a real political [opportunist]; he changes policies whenever he thinks it is necessary in order to stay in power.
03. Many young children don't have the [opportunity] to go to a beautiful summer camp like this, so you should appreciate it.
04. Jacqui's visit to Serengeti National Park was the [opportunity] of a lifetime to observe lions in the wild.
05. Doing volunteer work offers you the [opportunity] to get valuable work experience.
06. There are a lot of job [opportunities] for teenagers in the tourist industry in this city each summer.
07. I haven't had the [opportunity] to discuss my travel plans with the boss yet.
08. While travelling in British Columbia, we had the [opportunity] to view grizzly bears in the wild.
09. Dave's new job gives him a great [opportunity] to travel for work.
10. Everyone will have the [opportunity] to ask questions at the end of the presentation.
11. With two small children at home, we don't get many [opportunities] to go out these days.
12. Going to university is your [opportunity] to make a better life for yourself than I was able to have.
13. There are lots of [opportunities] to find work if you're willing to work hard.
14. While Sophie was in Paris, she had the [opportunity] to see a wonderful exhibit of paintings by Chagall.
15. You should visit your grandmother while you are in Texas. She's getting old, and you may never get the [opportunity] to see her again.
16. Dominant male buffalo roam singly throughout their herd, searching for mating [opportunities], and challenging each other.
17. If they have the [opportunity], elephants will drink every day, though they can go several days without water.
18. He doesn't really have strong environmental views. His support for green issues is just [opportunism], an attempt to get votes.
19. She quit her party and joined the government in an obviously [opportunistic] attempt at gaining power.
20. Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked that ability is nothing without [opportunity].
21. Someone once said that lack of [opportunity] is often nothing more than lack of purpose or direction.
22. There is a Dutch proverb which states that [opportunity] makes desire.
23. Someone once remarked that [opportunities] are never lost because someone will always take the ones you miss.
24. Jack Welch once noted that any time there is change, there is [opportunity].
25. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once remarked that age is an [opportunity] no less than youth itself.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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