Daily Highlights Thursday, August 2, 2007
The German news magazine Stern awarded a lifetime achievement award to the 87-year-old literary critic at its annual gala event held for some 1,200 prominent guests at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus theatre on Friday.
11.05. - Concert Hour: Deutsche Welle Festival Concert
A star-studded concert awaits you, with names that, if you enjoy classical
music, you’ve doubtless heard many times. Guests of the Beethoven
festival in Bonn: the venerable Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, led
by its permanent lifetime conductor Sir Neville Marriner.
The DW-WORLD Article
MOSCOW--Film director Takeshi Kitano won a lifetime achievement award at the Moscow International Film Festival that opened Thursday for his contribution to movies. Kitano, 61, is also known as comedian Beat Takeshi.(IHT/Asahi: June 21,2008)
北野武（1947年1月18日－），出生於東京都足立區。漫才（相聲）演員（以色情相聲演員出道）、電影導演、演員、電視節目主持人、大學教授。父親名為北野菊次郎（主演電影《菊次郎的夏天》與其父有關），除了電影導演的工作外，大多使用藝名彼得武（英名：Beat Takeshi，亦以Two Beat的名義在其他舞臺活動）
lifetime Show phonetics畢生
noun [C usually singular] ━━ n., a. 生涯; （器具などの）寿命; 終生の, 生涯の.
the period of time during which someone lives or something exists:
We'll see a tremendous lot of technological changes during/in our lifetime.
Winners of the competition will receive the holiday of a lifetime (= the best holiday they will ever have).
I've only been working here two days, but it seems like a lifetime.
A watch of this quality should last a lifetime.
Enter our competition and this once-in-a-lifetime experience could be yours!
Marriage is no longer always seen as a lifetime commitment.
You could win a lifetime's supply of toothpaste.
achieve Show phonetics
to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim, especially after a lot of work or effort:
The government's training policy, he claimed, was achieving its objectives.
She finally achieved her ambition to visit South America.
I've been working all day, but I feel as if I've achieved nothing.
See also underachieve.
achievable Show phonetics
describes a task, etc. that is possible to achieve:
Before you set your targets, make sure that they are achievable.
achiever Show phonetics
1 high/low achiever a person who achieves more/less than the average:
Not enough attention is given to the low achievers in the class.
2 under achiever someone who is less successful than they should be at school or at work
achievement Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
something very good and difficult that you have succeeded in doing:
Whichever way you look at it, an Olympic silver medal is a remarkable achievement for one so young.
The Tale of Genji has been described as the greatest achievement of Japanese literature.
It gives you a sense of achievement if you actually make it to the end of a very long book.
If a group of people, a film or a show is star-studded there are lots of famous people in it.
for the whole of a person's life:
I believe marriage is for life.
for dear life
If you do something for dear life, you do it with as much effort as possible, usually to avoid danger:
As the ship began to tilt, we clung on for dear life.