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Love Song
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My Heart Will Go On
Do you have a favorite love song? What is its name?
Who is the singer? Can you sing it or hum the tune?
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Birds and Love
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St. Valentine’s Story
New Words in the Story
priest
Claudius
ceremony
jailer
Rome
罗马
牧师
volunteer 自愿
克劳迪亚斯
behead
斩首,砍…的头
典礼,仪式
看守监狱的人,狱卒
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1. When did Valentine live?
He was living during the third century.
2. What was Valentine?
He was a priest.
3. What did he do to help young lovers?
He kept performing marriage ceremonies secretly for
the young lovers in spite of Claudius’s ban.
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4. When was he killed?
He was killed on February 14, 269 A.D..
5. Is there any day like Saint Valentine’s Day in China?
The seventh day of the seventh lunar month is the
Chinese Lovers’ Day. The most popular story
mentioned in connection with this festival is that of
“the Cowherd and the Weaving Girl”.
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Valentine was a priest living in Rome during the third
century. At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor
named Claudius. He wanted to have a big army and
expected men to volunteer to join. However many men
just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to
leave their wives and families. This made Claudius very
angry. He thought that if men were not married, they
would not mind joining the army. So Claudius banned
marriage even engagement from his empire. But Valentine
would keep on performing marriage ceremonies secretly.
He was caught by the soldiers at a wedding, and was
thrown into prison and beheaded.
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Valentine fell in love with the daughter of his jailer
when he was in prison. Before he was taken to his death on
February 14, 269 A.D., he signed a farewell message to her,
“Love from your Valentine.” That note started the custom
of exchanging love messages on Valentine’s Day.
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In the Middle Ages, young men
and women drew names from a
bowl to see who their valentines
would be. They would wear these
names on their sleeves for one
week. “Wear your heart on your
sleeve” now means that it is easy
for other people to know how you
are feeling.
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If you cut an apple in half and
count how many seeds are inside,
you will also know how many
children you will have.
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In Wales, wooden love spoons were
carved and given as gifts on February 14th.
Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite
decorations on the spoons. The decoration
meant “You unlock my heart!”
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Birds and Love
Europeans also believe that Feb.
14th is the day when birds begin to
choose their mates. Chaucer,
Shakespeare, and numerous other
poets mention the tradition in their
works. In accordance with the
tradition, it is believed that a young
girl will be able to tell what type of
man she will marry based upon the
first bird that she sees on
Valentine’s Day.
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If a young girl sees a blackbird, she
will marry a clergyman or priest.
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If a young girl sees a robin redbreast,
she will marry a sailor or nautical man.
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If a young girl sees a goldfinch (or any
yellow bird), she will marry a rich man.
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If a young girl sees a sparrow, she will
marry a farmer or country gentleman.
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If a young girl sees a bluebird, she
will marry a happy man.
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If a young girl sees a crossbill, she
will marry an argumentative man.
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If a young girl sees a dove, she will
marry a good man.
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If a young girl sees a woodpecker,
she will have no husband.
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Public Libraries in the U.S.
Library of Florida
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Public libraries in the U.S. are
free to the public. One can get a
library card at a local library by
filling in a form and showing the
librarian a valid ID and something
to prove one lives in the
neighborhood (e.g., a used and
stamped envelope with one’s name
as the addressee (收信人), one’s phone bill, gas bill, etc.).
Besides borrowing books, people go to libraries to borrow
videotapes, use the computers there, and attend book
readings by authors and other cultural events. Libraries are
regarded as community centers.
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Coastal Scenery of Florida
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World Trade Center before attack
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Group Discussion
Do you think that cyber love is believable and
reliable? Why or why not ?
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Further Understanding
True or False
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For Part 1 Questions and Answers
For Part 2 Sentence Completion
For Part 3 Multiple Choice
For Part 4 Questions and Answers
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Part Division of the Text
Parts
Para(s)
Main Ideas
John Blanchard was expecting
someone at Grand Central Station.
1
1
2
2~6
How John Blanchard had fallen
in love with Miss Maynell.
3
7~15
Miss Maynell put Blanchard to a
test.
4
16~17
It was wise of Miss Maynell to
give such a test.
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Questions and Answers
Read Part 1 carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What do you think is the reason that John Blanchard
came to the Grand Central Station?
To meet somebody not seen before.
2. Who do you think he was waiting for?
His lover or girlfriend.
3. Why did he straighten his uniform?
To make himself more attractive.
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Sentence Completion
Read Part 2 carefully and supply the missing information.
a thoughtful soul and
1. The soft handwriting reflected __________________
insightful mind
______________.
located her address
2. With time and effort he __________________.
3. I’d always be haunted by the feeling that you
had been taking a chance on just my beauty, which
_____________________________________________
would disgust me
_______________.
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4. She was a girl he had never seen, yet whose written
words __________________________________________.
had been with him and sustained him unfailingly
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Multiple Choice
Read Part 3 carefully and choose the best answer for
each question.
1. Who was coming toward Blanchard? _______.
A. A middle-aged woman
B. A young beautiful lady
C. A worn-out soldier
D. A lively and naive pupil
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Multiple Choice
Read Part 3 carefully and choose the best answer for
each question.
A
1. Who was coming toward Blanchard? _______.
A. A middle-aged woman
B. A young beautiful lady
C. A worn-out soldier
D. A lively and naive pupil
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Read Part 3 carefully and choose the best answer for
each question.
B
1. Who was coming toward Blanchard? _______.
A. A middle-aged woman
B. A young beautiful lady
C. A worn-out soldier
D. A lively and naive pupil
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Read Part 3 carefully and choose the best answer for
each question.
C
1. Who was coming toward Blanchard? _______.
A. A middle-aged woman
B. A young beautiful lady
C. A worn-out soldier
D. A lively and naive pupil
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Read Part 3 carefully and choose the best answer for
each question.
D
1. Who was coming toward Blanchard? _______.
A. A middle-aged woman
B. A young beautiful lady
C. A worn-out soldier
D. A lively and naive pupil
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2. The young lady was dressed in ________.
A. the red suit
B. the yellow suit
C. the blue suit
D. the green suit
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A
2. The young lady was dressed in ________.
A. the red suit
B. the yellow suit
C. the blue suit
D. the green suit
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B
2. The young lady was dressed in ________.
A. the red suit
B. the yellow suit
C. the blue suit
D. the green suit
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C
2. The young lady was dressed in ________.
A. the red suit
B. the yellow suit
C. the blue suit
D. the green suit
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2. The young lady was dressed in ________.
A. the red suit
B. the yellow suit
C. the blue suit
D. the green suit
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3. How old was the “supposed” Hollis Maynell? ________.
A. Over 20
B. Over 30
C. Over 40
D. Over 50
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3. How old was the “supposed” Hollis Maynell? ________.
A
A. Over 20
B. Over 30
C. Over 40
D. Over 50
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3. How old was the “supposed” Hollis Maynell? ________.
B
A. Over 20
B. Over 30
C. Over 40
D. Over 50
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3. How old was the “supposed” Hollis Maynell? ________.
C
A. Over 20
B. Over 30
C. Over 40
D. Over 50
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3. How old was the “supposed” Hollis Maynell? ________.
D
A. Over 20
B. Over 30
C. Over 40
D. Over 50
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4. While he spoke Blanchard felt choked by the
bitterness of his __________.
A. disappointment
B. happiness
C. excitement
D. enjoyment
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4. While he spoke Blanchard felt choked by the
bitterness of his __________.
A
A. disappointment
B. happiness
C. excitement
D. enjoyment
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4. While he spoke Blanchard felt choked by the
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B
A. disappointment
B. happiness
C. excitement
D. enjoyment
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4. While he spoke Blanchard felt choked by the
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C
A. disappointment
B. happiness
C. excitement
D. enjoyment
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4. While he spoke Blanchard felt choked by the
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D
A. disappointment
B. happiness
C. excitement
D. enjoyment
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5. Why did Miss Maynell ask the middle-aged woman to act
as her? __________.
A. It was a joke
B. It was a sense of humor
C. It was April Fool’s Day
D. It was some kind of test
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5. Why did Miss Maynell ask the middle-aged woman to act
as her? __________.
A
A. It was a joke
B. It was a sense of humor
C. It was April Fool’s Day
D. It was some kind of test
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5. Why did Miss Maynell ask the middle-aged woman to act
as her? __________.
B
A. It was a joke
B. It was a sense of humor
C. It was April Fool’s Day
D. It was some kind of test
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5. Why did Miss Maynell ask the middle-aged woman to act
as her? __________.
C
A. It was a joke
B. It was a sense of humor
C. It was April Fool’s Day
D. It was some kind of test
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5. Why did Miss Maynell ask the middle-aged woman to act
as her? __________.
D
A. It was a joke
B. It was a sense of humor
C. It was April Fool’s Day
D. It was some kind of test
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Questions and Answers
Read Part 4 carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What did Miss Maynell want to find out through the
test?
The true nature of a heart.
2. How do you understand Houssaye’s remark “tell me
whom you love, and I will tell you who you are”?
I can judge you by the person you love. And the
saying is equal to a Chinese proverb:
物以类聚,人以群分。
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True or False
Decide whether the following statements are true or
false. Write “T” for true and “F” for false.
1. John Blanchard and Miss Maynell had known each other
for more than 12 months.
( T )
2. After writing a letter introducing himself, John never
corresponded with Miss Hollis Maynell again. ( F )
During the next year the two grew to know each
other through mail.
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3. The real reason that Miss Hollis refused to give him
her photograph is that she was not pretty. ( F )
She wanted to give him a test to see if he really
loved her.
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Doug Bell
John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened
his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making
their way through Grand Central Station.
He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose
face he didn’t, the girl with the rose. His interest in
her had begun twelve months before in a
Florida library. Taking a book off the shelf
he soon found himself absorbed, not by
the words of the book, but by the notes
penciled in the margin. The soft
handwriting reflected a thoughtful soul
and insightful mind.
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In the front of the book, he discovered the previous
owner’s name, Miss Hollis Maynell. With time and effort he
located her address. She lived in New York City. He wrote
her a letter introducing himself and inviting her to
correspond. The next day he was shipped overseas for
service in World War II.
During the next year the two grew to
know each other through the mail. Each
letter was a seed falling on a fertile heart.
A romance was budding. Blanchard
requested a photograph, but she refused.
She explained: “If your feeling for me has
any reality, any honest basis, what I look
like won’t matter. Suppose I’m beautiful.
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I’d always be haunted by the feeling that you had been
taking a chance on just that, and that kind of love
would disgust me. Suppose I’m plain (and you must
admit that this is more likely). Then I’d always fear
that you were going on writing to me only because you
were lonely and had no one else. No, don’t ask for my
picture. When you come to New York, you shall see me
and then you shall make your decision. Remember,
both of us are free to stop or to go on after that —
whichever we choose …”
When the day finally came for him to return from
Europe, they scheduled their first meeting — 7:00 p.m.
at Grand Central Station, New York.
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“You’ll recognize me,” she wrote, “by the red rose
I’ll be wearing on my lapel.” So, at 7:00 p.m. he was in
the station looking for a girl who had filled such a special
place in his life for the past 12 months, a girl he had
never seen, yet whose written words had been with him
and sustained him unfailingly.
I’ll let Mr. Blanchard tell you what happened:
A young woman was coming toward me, her figure
long and slim.
Her golden hair lay back in curls from
her delicate ears; her eyes were blue as flowers. Her lips
and chin had a gentle firmness, and in her pale green suit
she was like springtime come alive.
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I started toward her, entirely forgetting
to notice that she was not wearing a rose.
As I moved, a small, provocative smile
curved her lips. “Going my way, sailor?” she
murmured. Almost uncontrollably I made one
step closer to her, and then I saw Hollis
Maynell. She was standing almost directly behind the girl.
A woman well past 40, she had graying hair pinned up
under a worn hat.
She was more than a little overweight, her thickankled feet thrust into low-heeled shoes.
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The girl in the green suit was walking quickly away.
I felt as though I was split in two, so keen was my desire
to follow her, and yet so deep was my longing for the
woman whose spirit had truly companioned me and
upheld my own.
And there she stood. Her pale, round face was gentle
and sensible, her gray eyes had a warm and kindly glow. I
did not hesitate.
My fingers gripped the small worn blue leather copy
of the book that was to identify me to her. This would not
be love, but it would be something precious, something
perhaps even better than love, a friendship for which I
had been and must ever be grateful.
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I squared my shoulders and saluted
and held out the book to the woman, even
though
while I spoke I felt choked by
the bitterness of my disappointment. “I’m
Lieutenant John Blanchard, and you must
be Miss Maynell. I am so glad you could
meet me; may I take you to dinner?”
The woman’s face broadened into a smile. “I don’t
know what this is about, son,” she answered, “but the
young lady in the green suit who just went by, she
begged me to wear this rose on my coat. And she said if
you were to ask me out to dinner, I should go and tell you
that she is waiting for you in the big restaurant across
the street. She said it was some kind of test! ”
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It’s not difficult to understand and admire Miss
Maynell’s wisdom. The true nature of a heart is seen
in its response to the unattractive.
“Tell me whom you love,” Houssaye wrote, “and I
will tell you who you are.”
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He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose
face he didn’t, the girl with the rose.
1. Paraphrase the sentence.
He tried to find the girl who shared many of his
views, interests and feelings but who he had
never met before. The girl was supposed to
wear a rose at their first meeting.
2. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
他在寻找一位姑娘,一位佩戴玫瑰的姑娘。他知
其心,但不知其貌。
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Each letter was a seed falling on a fertile heart.
Paraphrase the sentence.
Each letter from one would bring forth a warm
response from the other as a seed falling on fertile
soil is likely to grow into a plant.
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I’d always be haunted by the feeling that you had been
taking a chance on just that, and that kind of love would
disgust me.
1. Why is the past perfect continuous tense used in the
sentence?
To show that this action took place earlier than
“you fell in love with me on seeing my picture”.
2. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
我将会一直深感不安,惟恐你只是因为我的容貌
就贸然与我相爱,而这种爱情令我憎恶。
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Her golden hair lay back in curls from her delicate ears.
1. Analyze the structure of the sentence.
This sentence is formed with the link verb “lie”.
Link verbs can be followed by adjectives,
prepositional phrases, noun phrases, etc.
2. Paraphrase the sentence.
She wore her golden hair in curls and pulled them
back to reveal her well-formed ears.
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She was more than a little overweight, her thick-ankled
feet thrust into low-heeled shoes.
1. Paraphrase the sentence.
She was quite a big woman. Her feet were thick in
the ankles and could hardly squeeze into her lowheeled shoes.
2. What is the meaning of the phrase “more than a
little” in this sentence?
The phrase here means “very”.
My younger brother was more than a little excited
to have Michael Jordan sign his T-shirt.
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3. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
她体态臃肿,粗圆的脚踝上套着一双低跟鞋。
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I felt as though I was split in two, so keen was my desire
to follow her, and yet so deep was my longing for the
woman whose spirit had truly companioned me and upheld
my own.
Why does the author say that he felt as though he was
split into two?
Because he was put into a difficult situation, one
half of him wishing to go with the pretty young
woman, the other wanting to stay with the woman
who had warmed his heart.
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… while I spoke I felt choked by the bitterness of my
disappointment.
1. Paraphrase the sentence.
I was so disappointed that I could hardly speak in a
normal voice.
2. Why did the author feel disappointed?
Because he thought the lady with the rose couldn’t
meet his expectation, and he felt quite sorry that
he couldn’t follow the beautiful young lady.
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The true nature of a heart is seen in its response to the
unattractive.
1. Paraphrase the sentence.
The way one reacts to unattractive people reveals
one’s character. If one is a kind person he certainly
will treat the unattractive kindly.
2. Translate the sentence into Chinese.
心灵的本质是从其对不美的事物的态度中反映出来的。
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make one’s way:
1) go
Early in the morning the hunter made his way into
the woods.
The old man slowly rose from his seat and made his
way to the front of the bus.
2) succeed
你要想成功,就得学会趁着年轻多多努力。
If you want to make your way you must
learn to work hard while you are still young.
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Collocation:
make away with
携…而逃;除去,杀死
make up
弥补;赔偿
make believe
假装
make out
书写;开列;拼凑
make of
了解,明白
make off
离开;逃走
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take sth. off (sth.):
1) lift and move sth. from (sth.) to another position
把你的手从我肩膀上拿开。
Take your hand off my shoulder.
2) deduct an amount of money from (sth.)
她和小贩讨价还价,直到他同意减了50便士。
She bargained with the trader till he
agreed to take 50p off the price.
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CF: take, grasp, grab & snatch
这四个词都可用作动词,有“拿”,“抓住”之意。
take 系常用词,表示用拿取或用别的方式获得或占有。
例如:
The brave soldier took two enemy soldiers singlehanded at a time.
这位勇敢的战士曾只身一次活捉两个敌兵。
grasp 指“快速而紧紧地抓住”,用于比喻意义时指
“掌握”,“领会”。例如:
I don’t know how many times I have explained this
word, yet he still fails to grasp it.
这个词我都不知道解释多少遍了,可他还是不能理解。
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CF: grab 指“抢夺”,“攫取”,常表示粗鲁地甚至不顾
侵犯他人权利地抓取。例如:
How can you grab the credit for the work done by
others?
你怎么能无功受禄呢?
snatch 指“突然快速地拿、取、夺、抢走”,强调拿
取时动作的突然,而不表示是否拿得稳或紧。例如:
The naughty boy snatched his aunt’s handbag and ran
away.
这个淘气的小男孩一把抢走他阿姨的手提包,跑了。
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CF: take, grasp, grab & snatch
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms of the
above words.
1. The boy grabbed
_______ the apple and ran off (with it).
2. The mother took
____ her child by the hand.
_______ the chicken and flew away.
3. The hawk snatched
4. Have you grasped
_______ the meaning of this text?
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take care
小心
take care of
照料
take charge
取得控制或指挥权
take hold of
抓住,握住
take notice of
注意到
take place
发生;出现
take for granted
料想…是正确的,想当然
认为…是真实的
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absorb: vt.
1) (usu. passive) completely hold one’s attention (usu.
followed by in)
2) take in
3) endure
Match the above definitions with the sentences below.
The sponge absorbed all the spilt water.
She won’t be able to absorb another heavy blow.
Totally absorbed in writing the computer software,
Michael ordered take-out food when he was hungry,
slept on the office floor when tired out.
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absorb: vt.
1) (usu. passive) completely hold one’s attention (usu.
followed by in)
2) take in
3) endure
Match the above definitions with the sentences below.
The walls of the house absorb heat during the day.
The writer was absorbed in his writing that he
forgot to flick the ashes from his cigar.
We will not absorb these charges.
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CF: absorb & assimilate
在比喻用法中都含“吸收”,“吞并”的意思。
absorb 指“使被吸收者失去其特点,或使其特点不复
存在”。例如:
Large nations shouldn’t absorb smaller ones.
大国不应当吞并小国。
assimilate 除含 absorb 意思外, 还指“将被吸收者变
成了吸收者的一部分”。例如:
We should critically assimilate whatever is beneficial
in literature and arts from other countries.
我们应当批判地吸收别国文学艺术中一切有益的东西。
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reflect: v.
1) be a sign of; show
一个国家的文学反映出它的政治吗?
Does the literature of a nation reflect its politics?
Election results should reflect people’s opinions.
2) make a visible image of
平静的水面映出了满月。
The still water reflected the full moon.
The sight of my face reflected in the mirror never
pleases me.
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3) consider, think of
我必须思考一下如何答复。
I must reflect upon what answer to give.
他反省过去的错误。
He reflected on his past mistakes.
CF: think, reflect & reason
这几个词都可用作动词,都有“思考”、“动脑子”
之意。
think 是通用词,此“思考”的目的是为了得出某种结
论,但是在“思考”时未必思想集中,所形成的概念
未必清晰,所得出的结论未必正确。例如:
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You can think about it and let me know your
decision later.
你可以把这事考虑一下,以后再把你的决定告诉我。
CF: reflect 所表示的“思考”含有这样的意思:被思考的
事物是过去发生过的,或者是现在存在的;这个词一
般表示严肃认真地、静悄悄地考虑问题。例如:
Take your time to reflect before doing important
things.
在做重大的事情之前要从容不迫地思考一下。
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CF: reason 所表示的“思考”具有一种逻辑思维的过程,
开始于某种假设或某种前提,甚至某种迹象,经过推
理,从而形成概念。例如:
Man’s ability to reason makes him different from the
animal.
人类的思考力使自己不同于动物。
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locate: vt.
1) discover; show the position of
Keep talking with him for five more seconds and I
will locate the place he is calling from.
我们一搬进城里,就找到了商店和邮局的所在地。
We located the shops and the post office as soon as
we moved into the town.
2) fix or put in a certain place
新工厂将设于何处?
Where is the new factory to be located?
He located his new store on Main Street.
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correspond: vi.
1) exchange letters regularly
Love grew between Lu Xun and Xu Guangping as
they kept corresponding with each other.
Have you been corresponding with him?
2) be in agreement, harmony, or conformity
我向你保证,我将言行一致。
I assure you my actions will correspond with my words.
Her job corresponds with her interests.
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3) be similar or equivalent in character, quantity, origin,
structure, or function
美国国会相当于英国议会。
The American Congress corresponds to the British
Parliament.
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fertile: adj.
1) (of land) able to produce good crops
这片土地很肥沃,一年可种三季庄稼。
The land is so fertile that three crops a year can grow.
Human civilizations first bloomed in fertile lands along
big rivers. China is a case in point.
2) highly or continuously productive; prolific
He is fertile of imagination.
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fertile soil / fields
肥沃的土壤/土地
fertile showers
及时雨
a fertile mind
想象力丰富的头脑
be fertile in expedients
会随机应变
CF: fertile, fruitful & productive
这几个词都是形容词,均有“肥沃的”,“多产的”之意。
fertile 指“能生产或再生产的”,它用于指土地、植物等
时,意为“肥沃的”,“多产的”,用于指人、头脑等时,
意为“有才智的”。例如:
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Fertile soil yields good crops.
肥沃的土壤能种出好庄稼。
CF: fruitful 指“促进多产的”,在指土壤时,可代替
fertile;它也可指结果,尤其是“好结果”。例如:
Those discussions proved fruitful.
那些讨论证明是卓有成效的。
productive 指人或事物“多产的,有成果的”,是一
个意义很广泛的词。 例如:
He is a productive writer.
他是位多产作家。
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request:
1. v. ask (a person) to do sth.
我对你的唯一请求是要你早点到。
All I request of you is that you should be early.
我请求他为我使用他的影响力。
I requested him to use his influence on my behalf.
CF: request, ask & solicit
这三个词都可作动词用,都有“要求”的意思。
request 意思是“请求(某人)做某事”,侧重请求。
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You are sincerely requested to be present at the party.
敬请您光临宴会。
CF: ask 作“询问”,“提问”,“要求”讲时,指某人对
不知道或不明白的事情、道理提出问题,请别人解答;
作“要求”讲时, 侧重要求得到某物。例如:
He has asked his father for too much.
他向他父亲要的太多。
solicit 是正式用语,指“恭敬或认真地请求”。现在多用
于“请求别人注意”,因而常见于商业用语中。例如:
China Daily is soliciting subscriptions.
《中国日报》正在征求订户。
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NB: request 一词后如果接宾语从句,则从句中用虚拟语
气 should + v.(原形),或省略 should,直接用v.
(原形)。
佩恩先生要求我星期五之前交作业。
Mr. Paine requested that I (should) hand in my
homework before Friday.
类似的用法还有 suggest, advise, demand, order 及这
些词的名词形式。
He gave us a suggestion that we (should) stay at home
on the National Day, because there were crowds
everywhere in the city.
2. n. a polite demand
He made a request that I should help him.
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at sb.’s request
应某人要求
by request (of)
照需要;依照请求
comply with sb.’s request
答应某人的请求
make (a) request for
请求,要求
on request
一经要求
in great request (=much in request)
有很大需求,广受欢迎
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take a chance (on sth.):
attempt to do sth. in spite of the possibility of failure;
take risk
我们怀着天气可能会好的侥幸心情去野餐。
We took a chance on the weather and
went for a picnic.
I haven’t booked a ticket. I’m taking a chance on the
theater not being full.
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disgust: vt.
cause a strong and often sick feeling of dislike in (sb.)
The way they treat their children disgusts all the
neighbors.
这条坏鱼有一股令人作呕的气味。
The bad fish had a disgusting smell.
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plain:
1. adj.
1) (of person’s appearance) not pretty or handsome
这孩子相貌平平。
The child has a plain face.
2) easy to see, hear or understand
The meaning of the sentence is very plain.
3) simple; ordinary; without luxury or ornament
他提倡过简朴的生活。
He advocates plain living.
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4) (of persons, their thoughts, actions, etc.)
straightforward; frank
你应该和父母坦诚相对。
You should be plain with your parents.
2. n. area of level country
I was attracted by the scenery of the Great Plains.
3. adv. entirely
你完全错了。
You are plain wrong.
She’s just plain silly.
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plain sailing
一帆风顺;进展顺利
in plain words
坦白地说
be plain with you
坦率地告诉你,老实对你说
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schedule:
1. v. arrange for sth. to happen or to be done at a
particular time
飞机定于四时起飞。
The plane is scheduled to take off at 4 o’clock.
他定于星期天到达。
His arrival is scheduled for Sunday.
They have scheduled John to speak at three o’clock
in the afternoon.
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Pattern:
be scheduled to do sth. / be scheduled for sth.
2. n. a timetable of things to be done, dealt with, etc.
According to the school schedule, the students
should be having the third period in the morning.
Collocation:
according to schedule 按时间表;按照原定进度
ahead of schedule
提前
behind schedule
落后于计划或进度;迟于预定时间
on schedule
按时间表,准时
a tight schedule
排得紧紧的时间表;难以遵守的
时间表
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sustain: vt.
1) support emotionally; keep (an effort, etc.) going;
maintain
一种不可动摇的信念支撑着这个年轻人。
An unshakable faith sustained the young man.
Although they had been trapped in the cave for two
days, they were sustained by the belief that help
would come soon.
2) suffer; undergo
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飞机坠毁时,机组成员受到重伤。
The aircrew sustained severe injuries when the plane
crashed.
CF: sustain, support & back
这三个词都含“支持”,“支援”的意思。
sustain 指“支撑”,“维持”。例如:
My hope for future sustained me.
对未来的希望支持着我。
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CF: support 系常用词,指“支撑”,“给某人(物)以
积极援助或支持”。例如:
We should support each other.
我们应互相支援。
back 指“支持(论点、行动、企业等)”。例如:
I’ll back you up in your demands.
我会对你的要求给予支持的。
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alive: adj.
1) living
受伤的人不省人事但仍活着。
The injured man is unconscious but still alive.
2) active; lively
Although he is eighty, he is still very much alive.
Collocation:
come alive
活跃起来;警觉起来
alive and kicking
(口)活蹦乱跳,生龙活虎
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CF: alive, living & lively
这三个词都有“活的”意思。
alive 指“活着的”,“在世的”,着重于状态。它用
作表语,或放在名词或代词后作定语。例如:
Who’s the greatest man alive?
当今最伟大的人物是谁?
living 用于生物时, 指“活着的”。例如:
Shelly was still living when Keats died.
济慈死时,雪莱还在世。
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CF: lively 指“活泼的,活跃的,栩栩如生的,真实的”。
例如:
Children usually have lively fancy.
儿童们往往有丰富的幻想力。
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go one’s way:
go in sb’s direction
尽管我不和你同路,我还是很乐意送你一程。
Though I’m not going your way, I still
would like to give you a ride.
I wasn’t sure whether he was
going my way or not, so I decided
to go home by myself.
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keen: adj.
1) (of interest, feeling, etc.) strong; deep
From his childhood on, the later famous
pop singer has had a keen interest in
listening to the country music.
杰妮看着丈夫和那个苗条的姑娘跳舞,十分嫉妒。
Jenny watched her husband dancing with the slim girl
with keen jealousy.
2) interested; eager (usu. followed by on / about, or
infinitive to)
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他非常渴望见到霍利斯·梅奈尔小姐。
He was keen to meet Miss Hollis Maynell.
Two thirds of the girl students in my class are keen on
soccer.
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sensible: adj.
1) showing or having good sense
聪明些,把伞带上。
Be sensible and take your umbrella.
You’ve made a sensible decision by not wearing highheeled shoes while climbing Zijing Mountain.
2) able to feel or perceive
He is sensible of the danger of his position.
I am sensible of my error.
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CF: sensible, conscious & aware
都含有“意识到的”意思。
sensible 指“可用感官察觉到的(尤指可感觉到较复
杂或抽象的事物)”。例如:
I was sensible of her solemn grief.
我知道她很悲哀。
conscious 侧重“心理感知”。例如:
He is conscious of a sense of guilt.
他感到内疚。
aware 侧重“感官所意识到的外界事物”。例如:
Everybody is aware of the importance of the hi-tech.
每个人都意识到了高科技的重要性。
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grip: v.
take a very tight hold (of)
刹车失灵,汽车撞在一堵墙上。
The brakes failed to grip and the car ran into a wall.
詹姆斯·邦德紧紧抓住岩石,爬上了悬崖。
James Bond gripped the rock firmly and climbed onto
the cliff.
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identify: vt.
recognize or say who or what sb. or sth. is
我识别不出这是谁的签字。
I cannot identify this signature.
Could you identify your umbrella among a hundred
others?
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grateful: adj.
1) feeling or showing thanks
承你帮忙修缮房子,我十分感激。
I am grateful to have you help me repair the house.
I’m most grateful to you for introducing me around
so that I no longer feel lonely in the new place.
2) pleasant; agreeable; comforting
This is really a grateful rain to the
peasants.
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Pattern: be grateful to sb. for sth.
The mother was grateful to the young man for saving
her child’s life.
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broaden: v.
make or become broader
他的见解在大学时代变得开阔起来。
His views broadened at college.
这条马路在这里开始变宽。
The road broadens out at this point.
We should broaden our experience by traveling more.
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in response to:
in answer to
他应敲门声而开了门。
He opened the door in response to a knock.
可能发生石油危机的消息使得股票价格随之下跌。
Stock prices went down in response to the news of a
possible oil crisis.
Collocation:
make no response
不回答
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Proverbs and Quotations
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1. 把…搞错
get … wrong
2. 整了整军装
straighten one’s army uniform
3. 人群
the crowd of people
4. 发现自己被吸引
find oneself absorbed
5. 多思善虑的心灵
a thoughtful soul
6. 富于洞察力的头脑
insightful mind
7. 前一位拥有人的姓名
the previous owner’s name
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8. 确定地址
locate one’s address
9. 邀她互通信件
invite her to correspond
10. 被运往海外
be shipped overseas
11. 仅因为那而碰运气
take a chance on just that
12. 安排了他们的第一次见面
schedule their first meeting
13. 始终支持他
sustain him unfailingly
14. 犹如春天般生气盎然
be like springtime come alive
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15. 差不多就站在…正后面 stand almost directly behind …
16. 体态臃肿
more than a little overweight
17. 那本蓝色羊皮面旧书
the worn blue leather copy of
the book
18. 挺胸站立,敬了个礼
square one’s shoulders and salute
19. 失望的痛苦使我哽咽
feel choked by the bitterness of
my disappointment
20. 请…出去吃饭
ask … out to dinner
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In this text there are some examples of simile and
a comparison of one thing to another,
metaphor. A simile is _______________________________
using the word “like” or “as” , e.g., “her hair was black as
_________________________
night”; “in her green suit she was like springtime come
a suggested but not stated
alive” (Para. 7). A metaphor is ______________________
comparison of one thing to another e.g., “while I spoke I
_____________________________,
felt choked by the bitterness of my disappointment” (Para.
14).
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Read the following sentences and tell whether they are
similes or metaphors.
1. He is brave as a lion.
simile
2. Her husband is a walking wallet that will pay for
whatever she likes.
metaphor
3. Childhood is like a swiftly passing dream.
4. He has a heart of stone.
simile
metaphor
5. All the world is a stage, and all the men and women
are merely players.
metaphor
6. The man sleeps like a baby.
simile
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Fill in each gap in the following sentences with an
appropriate word. In some cases, both words may be
appropriate.
1. afraid, frightened
1) A fire broke out at the school but the teachers were
able to lead the frightened
_________ children to safety.
2) Don’t be afraid
_____ to complain if the service is bad.
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2. alike, similar
1) Don’t worry about which washing machine to buy;
alike / similar.
they are all ___________
similar color.
2) The twins insisted on wearing ______
3. alive, living
1) You’re very lucky to be alive
____ after a bad car crash.
2) He is widely regarded as Australian greatest living
_____
poet.
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4. asleep, sleeping
1) She looked lovingly at the sleeping
_______ child.
_____ and barely able to
2) The old man was half asleep
respond to the policeman’s questions.
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Rearrange the following sentences in a logical order
according to the text.
a. A woman well past 40 appeared, wearing a rose which
was used to identify the girl Hollis Maynell.
b. John Blanchard went to the woman and asked the
woman out to dinner.
c. They scheduled their first meeting in Grand Central
Station.
d. John Blanchard’s interest in Hollis Maynell had begun
twelve months before in a Florida library.
e. The woman told John Blanchard that it was the young
lady in the green suit who had asked her to do so.
( d ) →( c ) → ( a ) → ( b ) → ( e )
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Listen to the following passage and fill in the missing
words.
Friendship Is the True Spirit of Valentine’s Day
Every Feb. 14, people around the nation buy and
exchange
________ cards, candies and gifts with loved ones, all
in the name of St. Valentine. February is the month of
_______ .
romance
Lavish, material gifts are not necessary to express
the pure love that St. Valentine was promoting
_________.
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The most meaningful
_________ gifts of love do not come
from the wallet, and may be as simple as candidly telling
someone you love how invaluable
_________ they are in your life.
Instead of focusing on the absence of a boyfriend or
girlfriend and feeling lonely, direct your energy
______ toward
your friends and family.
Don’t sit home on Valentine’s Day feeling lonely and
_______ , get out and do something!
unloved
Take your best friend out to dinner and thank her
for always loving you even when you know it must be
_______ sometimes.
difficult
_________ home and spread
______ love to
Visit a local retirement
the elderly.
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1) Taking a book off the shelf he soon found himself
absorbed, not by the words of the book, but by the
notes penciled in the margin.
他从书架上取下一本书,很快便被吸引住了,不是被
书的内容,而是被铅笔写的眉批。
2) A young woman was coming toward me, her figure long
and slim. Her golden hair lay back in curls from her
delicate ears; her eyes were blue as flowers.
一位年轻的姑娘向我走来,她身材颀长纤细。一头卷
曲的金发披在秀美的耳后;眼睛碧蓝,如花似玉。
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3) This would not be love, but it would be something
precious, something perhaps even better than love, a
friendship for which I had been and must ever be
grateful.
这不会是爱情,但将是某种珍贵的、或许比爱情更美
妙的东西,一种我曾经感激,并将永远感激的友情。
4) 梅奈尔小姐的智慧不难理解,也令人称奇。心灵的本质
是从其对不美的事物的态度中反映出来的。
It’s not difficult to understand and admire Miss
Maynell’s wisdom. The true nature of a heart is
seen in its response to the unattractive.
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5) 告诉我你所爱者是谁,我就知道你是什么样的人。
Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you who you
are.
6) 我小心翼翼地打开信,希望能找到些有关钱包主人身份
的线索。
I opened the letter carefully, hoping for some clue to
the identity of the owner of the wallet.
7) 为了找这个钱包的主人,我都差不多搭上一整天了。
I spent almost a whole day trying to find the owner
of this wallet.
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A Brief Introduction
Write a letter of invitation
Invitations can be formal or informal based on the
situation at hand. Formal invitations are usually laid out
(设计) according to the traditional pattern and they are
available at the stationer’s. If you purchase one, all you
have to do is write the name(s) of the recipient(s), the
nature of the event, the time, and the date in the blank
spaces provided. The informal one, on the other hand,
demand more personal creativity.
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Tips for Writing Invitations
1) An informal invitation or acknowledgement is written
in the same comfortable style and tone that you would
use to write an informal letter.
2) Make sure your invitation offers all the information
that your recipient needs — the purpose of gathering,
the names of recipients, the precise date, time, and
place.
3) Generally speaking, informal invitations should be
mailed at least two weeks prior to a gathering.
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4) In writing an acknowledgement, you should state
clearly whether you’ll be there or not. If you are
sending your regrets, you should offer a brief
explanation of why you can’t come.
5) Your acknowledgement should also repeat the date,
and (if appropriate) the place. Time is often
mentioned in an informal acceptance.
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1) Formal invitation
Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Stack
request the honour of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Sally Stack
to
Mr. Darrin Green
on Friday, May 16th
2008
at three o’clock
12 Carmine Street
Albany, New York 12207
RSVP
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* RSVP:(= please reply)
NB: In formal invitations for dinners, parties, and
events other than weddings, “request the pleasure
of your company” is used instead of “request the
honor of your presence”.
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2) Informal invitation
Dear Lucy,
Trent and I are planning a dinner party on Saturday,
June 14, at 7:30 p.m.. We’d very much like to have you
come. Such a long time has passed since we joined up
together last time!
Please let us know if you’ll be able to join us.
Affectionately,
Barbara
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3) Informal acceptance
Dear Barbara,
I would love to come to the dinner party that you and
Trent are having on Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m..
Thank you for inviting me. It has, indeed, been too long a
time since we last saw each other!
Your friend,
Lucy
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4) Informal regrets
Dear Barbara,
Thank you so much for inviting me to your dinner
party on Saturday, June 14. Unfortunately, much to my
sorrow, I won’t be able to be there, as I have already
promised to help supervise the Cancer Aid Benefit in
Glenhaven that evening.
Hopefully we’ll find another opportunity to get
together soon.
Love,
Lucy
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Homework
You are required to write a letter of invitation based on
the information below and an informal acceptance
letter and an informal regret letter.
我们想请贵公司参加于四月二十九日到五月四日在南京国
展中心举办的2009国际商品交易会。关于交易会的详情我
们一周内将寄给您。希望不久能收到您的答复,并能前来
参加。
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A Letter of Invitation
Dear Mr. Grady,
We would like to invite your corporation to attend the
2009 International Fair which will be held from April 29 to
May 4 at Nanjing Exhibition Center. Full details about the
fair will be sent in a week.
We look forward to hearing from you soon, and hope
that you will be able to attend.
Yours faithfully,
Yang Kang
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Informal acceptance
Dear Mr. Yang,
Thank you for inviting our corporation to participate
in the 2009 International Fair which will be held from April
29 to May 4 at Nanjing Exhibition Center. We are very
pleased to accept the invitation and will be there with
one of our new products.
Yours faithfully,
Grady
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Informal regrets
Dear Mr. Yang,
Thank you for inviting our corporation to participate
in the 2009 International Fair which will be held from April
29 to May 4 at Nanjing Exhibition Center. Much to our
sorrow, we won’t be able to come since we are opening a
new shop at that time.
We hope to see you on some future occasion.
Yours faithfully,
Grady
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Proverbs and Quotations
1. A faint heart never won a fair lady.
懦夫难得真心人。
2. Love is the mother of love.
情生情,爱生爱。
3. Love that is forced does not last.
强扭的瓜不甜。
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4. Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
— Albert Einstein, American scientist
并非地球引力使人坠入爱河。
—— 美国科学家 A. 爱因斯坦
5. Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
— Victor Hugo, French writer
人生是花朵,爱情是花蜜。
—— 法国作家 V. 雨果
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6. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of
curiosity.
— George Bernard Shaw, British playwright
初恋就是一点点笨拙外加许许多多好奇。
—— 英国剧作家 G. 萧伯纳
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Nursing Home
Nursing Homes in China
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Comprehension Tasks
Retell the Story
Listening and Discussion
Enjoy the Song — Love Story
Listen to a Story
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Nursing Home
A nursing home, convalescent home,
care home or rest home provides a type of
care residents: it is a place of residence for
people who require constant nursing care
and have significant deficiencies with
activities of daily life. Residents include the
elderly adults with physical or mental
disabilities. Eligible adults, aged 18 or older,
can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical,
occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following
an accident or illness.
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Services provided in nursing homes include services
from nurses, nursing aides and assistants; physical,
occupational and speech therapists; social workers and
recreational assistants; and room and board.
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Nursing Homes in China
China will face a dramatic transition from a young
to an aged society in the coming 30 to 40 years. In 2000,
there were 88,110,000 people aged 65 years and older,
which represented 7% of the population. This
percentage is projected to increase to 23% in 2050.
Regarding health and long-term care for older adults,
the current challenge is to build a comprehensive
system of care for older adults. Nursing home care is an
inevitable care model for frail old adults in China, which
is largely sponsored by the government of China with
contributions from some nongovernment organizations
and private investors.
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The Wallet
Arnold Fine
It was a year ago today when I came across a wallet in
the street.
Inside was a letter that looked as if it had
been carried around for years, dated 1924. The envelope
was worn and all I could make out was the return address.
I opened the letter carefully, hoping for some clue to the
identity of the owner of the wallet.
It was signed Hannah and written to someone called
Michael. She wrote that she could not see him any more
because her mother forbade it. She would always love him,
but felt it would be best if they never met again.
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It was a beautiful letter.
But there was no way,
other than the name Michael, that the owner could be
identified.
The return address was nearby, so I called in. I
asked if anyone there knew of a Hannah, and was told,
“Oh, of course! We bought this house from her some
time ago. She’s in a nursing home now.”
They gave me the name of the home and I called
the director.
I explained the situation and was invited
over, arriving to find him chatting to the door guard. We
exchanged greetings and the director took me up to
Hannah’s room on the third floor of the large building.
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She was a sweet, silver-haired old lady with a warm
smile, full of life. I told her about finding the wallet and
took out the letter. The moment she saw it she recognized
it. “Young man,” she said, “this letter was the last contact
I had with Michael. I never heard from him again.” She
looked away for a moment in deep thought and continued,
“I loved him very much. I was 16 at the time and my
mother felt I was much too young to even be seeing
Michael. He was so handsome.”
Just then the director was called away and we were
left alone. “Yes, Michael Goldstein was his name,” she
began once more. “If you do find him, give him my regards
and tell him I still think of him often. That …”
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She hesitated for a moment, took a deep breath, and
added, “I still love him. You know …” she said, smiling
through her tears, “I never did marry. I guess no one
ever matched up to Michael.”
At that moment the director returned. I thanked
her and said goodbye. Downstairs the guard at the front
door looked at me and asked, “Any luck? Was the old
lady able to help you?”
I told him she had given me a lead. “But I think I’ll
let this go for a while. I spent almost a whole day trying
to find the owner of this wallet.”
I took it out and showed it to the guard.
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The guard took one look and said, “
Hey, wait a
minute. That’s Mr. Goldstein’s wallet. I’d know that
anywhere. He’s always losing it.”
“Who’s Mr. Goldstein?” I pressed him as my hand
started to shake.
“He’s one of the old guys on the eighth floor.
That’s Mike Goldstein’s wallet for sure. I’ll take you up
to him, if you like.”
We found Mr. Goldstein in his room and the security
man asked if he had lost his wallet.
Mr. Goldstein put his hand to his back pocket and,
realizing it was empty, said, “Oh, my goodness. It is
missing.”
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“Could this be yours?” I asked, handing him the wallet.
The second he saw it he smiled with relief and said,
“Yes… yes… that’s it. Thank you so much.”
“Not at all,” I replied. “But I have to tell you
something. I read the letter.”
The smile on his face disappeared. “You read that
letter?”
“Not only did I read it, I know where Hannah is.”
The blood left his face as he suddenly grew pale.
“Hannah? You know where she is? How is she? Is she
still as pretty as she was?”
The security man looked at me suggesting that I not
say any more.
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I hesitated.
“Please! Please tell me!” he begged.
“She’s fine … just as pretty as when you knew her,”
I said softly.
“Could you tell me where she is?” He grabbed my
hand and said, “You know something … I was so in love
with that girl that when that letter came, my life
seemed to come to an end. I never married. I guess I’ll
always love her. Oh, she was beautiful … and so sweet.”
He smiled to himself.
“Michael,” I said. “Come with me.”
The three of us took the elevator down to the third
floor. Hannah was sitting alone watching television.
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“Hannah,” the guard said softly. “Do you know this
man?” She adjusted her glasses. She looked for a
moment but didn’t say a word.
“Hannah, it’s Michael. Do you remember me?”
“Michael? I don’t believe it! Michael? It’s you!
Michael!”
He walked slowly to her side. Michael took her
around the waist and she held him tight, whispering,
“Michael … my darling Michael … ”
The two of them sat down on a sofa, holding hands,
and started to talk. They had some sixty years’ worth to
catch up on. The guard and I walked out, both of us
crying.
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Three weeks later I got a call from the director:
“You’re invited to a wedding.
Michael and Hannah are
finally going to tie the knot! You know, the two of them
were in this building for years and they never met, or if
they did they didn’t recognize each other.”
Hannah wore a light brown dress for the wedding
and looked beautiful. Michael wore a dark blue suit and
stood erect, like a soldier. The hospital gave them a
special room together, and if you ever wanted to see a
79-year-old bride and an 81-year-old groom acting like
two teenagers, you had to see this couple.
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come across:
meet or discover by chance
I was walking in the street when I came across John, a
friend I had not seen for years.
我偶然在阁楼上发现了一些老照片。
I came across some old photos in the attic.
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Inside was a letter that looked as if it had been carried
around for years, dated 1924.
Paraphrase the sentence.
There was a letter inside the wallet and the letter
looked as if it had been with the owner for many
years. The time it was written was 1924.
Translate the sentence into Chinese.
里面有封信,看上去已经随身携带很多年了。信上
署的时间是1924年。
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make out:
manage to see or read
I cannot make out who is standing in the darkness.
我能听到声音,但听不清他们在说什么。
I could hear voices, but I couldn’t make out what
they were saying.
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hope for:
want and expect (sth.)
All we can do is hope for the best and wait.
我们期待法国下个大订单。
We’re hoping for a big order from France.
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clue: n.
sth. that helps you to find an answer to a problem
(followed by to / about)
He didn’t know who had sent the letter, and the
envelope provided no clue.
对于这起凶杀案,警察还没有任何线索。
The police haven’t found any clue to the murder.
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identity: n.
who someone is
被杀害的妇女的身份还没有得到确认。
The identity of the murdered woman has not yet been
established.
He was chased and shot by the police in a case of
mistaken identity.
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But there was no way, other than the name Michael, that
the owner could be identified.
Paraphrase the sentence.
Apart from the name Michael, nothing could be used
to identify the owner of the wallet.
Translate the sentence into Chinese.
但是除了迈克尔这个名字以外,没有其他任何能确定信
件所有人身份的线索。
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other than:
except; apart from
除了祖母外,家里没有其他人。
There is no one in the house other than my grandmother.
You need take no action other than keep me informed
of any developments.
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I explained the situation and was invited over, arriving to
find him chatting to the door guard.
Translate the sentence into Chinese.
我解释了一下情况。他邀请我去一趟。我到达时,他正
在跟门卫聊天。
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exchange: vt.
give sth. to sb. who gives you sth. else
The two armies exchanged prisoners.
At the end of the game players traditionally exchange
shirts with each other.
在哪里可以把美元换成英镑?
Where can I exchange my dollars for pounds?
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match up to:
be as good as (sb. or sth.)
The result of the experiment matched up to our
expectations.
他的能力不如他父亲。
He doesn’t match up to his father in ability.
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Hey, wait a minute. That’s Mr. Goldstein’s wallet. I’d
know that anywhere. He’s always losing it.
Translate the sentence into Chinese.
嗨!等一下。那是戈尔德斯坦先生的钱包。这钱包到哪
儿我都能认出来。戈尔德斯坦先生老是丢钱包。
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lead: n.
clue
The inquiry team is also following up possible leads
after receiving 400 calls from the public.
警察到现在还未获得一点线索。
The police haven’t got a single lead yet.
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for sure:
(infml) certainly so, without doubt
She wouldn’t lend you any money, that’s for sure.
有一点可以肯定,我们绝不会亲自搬动这件家具的。
One thing is for sure, we’ll never be able to move this
furniture on our own.
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security: n.
protection from danger; protection from bad situations
They are under a great deal of pressure to tighten their
airport security.
Strict security measures were in force during the 2008
Beijing Olympic Games.
为了乘客的安全,所有的手提行李都经过仔细的检查。
For the security of passengers, all hand baggage is
carefully checked.
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relief: n.
a feeling of comfort and happiness after a period of
anxiety or some other unpleasant feeling
To my relief, they arrived safely.
她拿到合同后,长长地松了一口气。
She heaved a sigh of relief when she got the contract.
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be in love with (sb.):
have feelings of love for sb.
Although they regularly quarreled, they were still madly
in love (with each other).
我从没有真正地爱过任何人。
I’ve never really been in love with anyone.
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come to an end:
finish
战争终于结束了。
The war has finally come to an end.
We really got a tough job, but anyway it came to an end
yesterday.
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adjust: v.
alter (sth.) slightly so that it will be fit or right for use
(often used in the patterns: adjust to sth.; adjust to
doing sth. )
让人惊奇的是孩子们适应的速度出奇的快。
It’s amazing how quickly kids adjust.
My parents had trouble adjusting to living in an
apartment.
As a teacher you have to adjust your methods to suit
the needs of slower children.
她的眼睛花了几秒钟才适应了黑暗。
It took a few seconds for her eyes to adjust to the
darkness.
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darling:
1. adj. dearly loved
my darling daughter
有一个可爱的男孩是我能够想象出的最棒的礼物。
To have a darling baby boy was the greatest gift I could
imagine.
2. n. person or thing much liked or loved
Come here, darling.
Thank you, darling.
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catch up on (sth.):
1. spend time finding out what has been happening while
you have been away or during the time you have not
seen someone
The first thing I did when I got home was to phone up
Joe and catch up on all the gossip.
2. do sth. that you have not yet had time to do
I have some work to catch up on.
这个周末我得补补觉。
I need to catch up on some sleep this weekend.
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Michael and Hannah are finally going to tie the knot!
Paraphrase the sentence.
Michael and Hannah are finally going to get married.
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erect: adj.
upright, standing on end
With her head erect, she walked slowly down the aisle.
士兵们被训练得站得笔直。
Soldiers are trained to stand erect.
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Retell the story in Text B in the third person. Your
retelling should cover the following aspects:
1) The lead of the story (a lost wallet).
2) Something happened to Hannah and Michael when
they were young.
3) The place where Hannah lives now.
4) The place where Michael lives now.
5) Whether they meet each other finally.
6) The ending of the story.
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Listen to the song “Love Story” and fill in the missing
words.
Love Story
We were both young, when I first saw you.
I close my eyes and the flashback starts.
_______ there,
I’m standing
on a balcony in summer air.
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_____, the ball gowns.
I see the lights; see the party
_____.
I see you make your way through the crowd
You say hello,
little did I know...
That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles.
And my daddy said “stay away from Juliet”.
_____ on the staircase.
And I was crying
begging you please don’t go...
And I said...
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_____.
Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone
I’ll be waiting; all there’s left to do is run.
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess.
It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.
______ to see you.
So I sneak out to the garden
____ .
We keep quiet, because we’re dead if they knew
____ your eyes...
So close
escape
______ this town for a little while.
Oh, Oh.
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Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter.
And my daddy said “stay away from Juliet”,
but you were everything to me.
I was begging you, please don’t go.
And I said...
Romeo take me somewhere, we can be alone.
I’ll be waiting; all there’s left to do is run.
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess.
It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.
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Romeo save me, they’re trying to tell me how to feel.
_______, but it’s real.
This love is difficult
Don’t be afraid
_____, we’ll make it out of this mess.
It’s a love story, baby, just say yes.
Oh, Oh.
I got tired of waiting
______ .
Wondering if you were ever coming around.
____ in you was fading.
My faith
When I met you on the outskirts of town.
And I said...
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____ me, I’ve been feeling so alone.
Romeo save
I keep waiting, for you but you never come.
Is this in my head, I don’t know what to think.
He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring
___ and said...
Marry me Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone.
I love you, and that’s all I really know.
_____ dress.
I talked to your dad — go pick out a white
It’s a love story, baby just say... yes.
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh.
‘cause we were both young when I first saw you.
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Listen to a story and answer the questions.
Once upon a time, there was an island where all
the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and
all of the others, including Love. One day feelings
were told that the island would sink, so all repaired
their boats and left.
Love wanted to stay until the last moment. When
the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for
help. Richness was passing by Love in a big boat. Love
said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness
answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver
in my boat. There is no place for you here.”
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Love turned to Vanity for help. “Vanity, please
help me!” “I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet
and might damage my boat.” Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help,
“Sadness, let me go with you.” “Oh...Love, I am so
sad that I need to be by myself!”
Happiness passed by too, but she was so happy
that she did not even hear when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take
you.” It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and
overjoyed that she even forgot to ask the elder his
name. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went
his own way.
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Later, Love asked Knowledge, another elder,
“Who helped me?” “It was Time.” “But why did Time
help me?” Knowledge smiled and answered, “Because,
only Time is capable of understanding how great Love
is.”
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Answer the Questions:
1) What were the feelings that lived on the island?
Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others,
including Love.
2) What were they told one day?
They were told that the island would sink.
3) What was Richness’s reply when Love asked for help?
“No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my
boat. There is no place here for you.”
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4) What was Vanity’s (虚荣) reply when Love asked for help?
“I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might
damage my boat.”
5) What was Sadness’s reply when Love asked for help?
“Oh...Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”
6) Who came to Love’s help?
It was Time who came to Love’s help.
7) Why did Time help Love according to Knowledge?
Because only Time is capable of understanding how
great Love is.
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