A Pair of Red Shoes
I have ever seen a pair of red shoes with some colored butterflies on them. They were so beautiful that I like them at first glance. But I couldn’t persuade my mother to buy them for me. I had to make up my mind to realize my wish by myself. So I kept on saving money for several months. The shoes were bought at last. However, to my surprise, the shoes didn’t fit me. When I was walking, my feet were blistered from the rubbing. From then on, I didn’t dare to wear them any longer. Day by day, I am growing up. Thanks to the pair of shoes, I have set up my own philosophy. There are so many temptations all our lives, but what we choose should first suit ourselves. We can’t wrong ourselves for other’s eyes. The shoes on our feet may be neither pretty nor charming, but both of which just fit ourselves. So no matter what we may do, perhaps it isn’t interesting or after our heart s, if we devote ourselves to it, we are sure to make great success. at first glance 乍看
persuade my mother to buy them for me 说服母亲给我买鞋
make up my mind to do sth. 下定决心做某事
keep on 继续，持续
to my surprise 令我感到惊奇
thanks to the pair of shoes 由于那双鞋
The Use of Computer
According to the survey by “Robert Computing Magazine”, computer sales increased greatly from 1992 to 2002. The total sales in 1992 were shown to be less than 5 million. However, from 1992 to 2002, computer sales rose rapidly. For example, computer sold to businesses increased from 2.5 million to 22 million while computers sold for home use went from 2.0 million up to 12.5 million. Schools also bought computers, but the sales wasn’t as big as that of homes and businesses, only rising to 4.7 million. It can be predicted that more computers will be sold in the following years because computers have already come into every field in people’s lives.
according to the survey 根据调查
less than 不到，少于
for example 例如up to 达到
it can be predicted 据推测
come into every field in people’s lives 进入人们生活中的每一领域
How to Practice Our Spoken English
In class you need to answer your teacher’s questions. If you meet a foreigner, you’d better talk with him in English. And it is a good way to practice our spoken English. Secondly, you’d better buy a short wave radio to pick up the English programmes. There are a lot of good English language programmes broadcast on the radio. Those programmes are usually easy to receive and not difficult to understand. They are of great help to you in learning English. At last, you can find some pen-friends in English-speaking countries and write to them in English. If you have some questions, you can write them down and ask for some information you need. Thus, I’m sure every learner can learn English well.
had better talk with him in English 最好和他用英语交谈
It is a good way to practice our spoken English. 这是练习英语口语的好办法。
short wave radio 短波收音机
pick up the English programmes 收听英语节目
How I Improve My Writing
I began to practice English writing a year ago. Though I’m very glad to say that I have made some progress, I still have a long way to go. Some pen friends and my classmates asked me how I improved my writing. Here I’d like to tell my story.
When I began to learn writing last term, I made many mistakes in grammar and also in idioms. I often thought in Chinese and just translated what I had in mind into English. My English teacher, Mr. Sun, helped me. He pointed out my mistakes and told me that I should try to think in English, not in Chinese, pay attention to English grammar and idioms, and use simple sentences whenever I can. I did as he said. When I finished writing, I read it very carefully and checked it up. As soon as I found out mistakes, I corrected them at once. I have kept on doing this and found I am making fewer mistakes than before. My teacher says I have improved a lot and he encourages me to continue practicing. No pains, no gains. Through nearly a year of practice, my writing has improved. I’m very lucky that two of my short English articles have been carried in the newspapers. I have become even more interested in writing. I’m an ordinary girl and I’m not very clever. But I know it is very important to keep on practicing. Practice makes perfect. So I think three things are important in learning writing: first, we must be sure of ourselves; second, we sh ould pay
attention to English grammar and idioms; third, we must keep on practicing and be more careful in writing. Do you think so?
practice English writing 练习英语写作
make some progress 取得一些进步
make many mistakes in grammar 在语法上犯错
point out my mistakes 指出我的缺点
No pains, no gains. 没有付出,就没有收获。
be sure of ourselves 相信我们自己
Learning How to Swim
During summer holidays, my good friend Chuanchuan and I went to join a swimming class. Before, I only knew how to do dog paddle—like a dog falling into the water and trying to swim.
At the swimming class, my teacher told us how to really swim. First, she taught us how to do the crawl. For the crawl we had to breathe on both the left and the right sides. After that, my teacher taught us how to do backstroke. For swimming backstroke, our arms needed to go back in a circular motion. My teacher demonstrated the backstroke first before teaching, and then we followed her.
Sometimes, our teacher let us play a game called “catch the ring”. This was how we played it: someone took a rubber ring and threw it into the water, then we dived down in the water and brought it back up to the surface. We all played happily.
Now I know how to swim!
a swimming class 一个游泳班
how to do dog paddle 怎样狗刨式游泳
how to do backstroke 怎样仰泳
throw it into the water 把它扔进水中
bring it back up to the surface 把它拿到水面上
because of 因为 as a result of 由于……原因
thanks to 幸亏 due to由于
owing to因为 there fore因此
thus 这样 as a result 结果
to conclude 据推断 in a word总之
in brief 简而言之 to sum up总计，合计
Smoking will shorten people’s life.吸烟将会缩短人们的寿命。
Many rare animals have disappeared.许多珍稀动物消失了。
The balance of nature is broken.自然界的生态平衡被破坏了。
To save animals means to save the earth.拯救动物就是拯救地球。
The medicine should be kept in cool, dry places.此药应保存在阴凉、干燥处。
This medicine has a great effect on him.这药对他很有效。
Plants are very important living things.植物是非常重要的生物 。
Life could not go on if there were no plants.没有植物，生命就无法维持。
According to a recent survey, four million people die each year from diseases linked to smoking. 依照最近的一项调查，每年有4，000，000人死于与吸烟有关的疾病。
The latest surveys show that quite a few children have unpleasant associations with homework. 最近的调查显示相当多的孩子对家庭作业没什么好感
1、段首句万能句子1. 关于……人们有不同的观点。一些人认为……There are different opinions among people as to ____ .Some people suggest that ____.
There is an old saying______. It’s the experience of our forefathers，however，it is correct in many cases even today.
Today, ____, which have brought a lot of harms in our daily life. First, ____ Second,____. What makes things worse is that______.
Nowadays，it is common to ______. Many people like ______ because ______. Besides，______.
Everything has two sides and ______ is not an exception，it has both advantages and disadvantages.
……People's opinions about ______ vary from person to person. Some people say that ______.To them,_____.
Man is now facing a big problem ______ which is becoming more and more serious.
______ has become a hot topic among people，especially among the young and heated debates are right on their way.
______ has been playing an increasingly important role in our day-to-day life. it has brought us a lot of benefits but has created some serious problems as well.
According to the figure/number/statistics/percentages in the /chart/bar graph/line/graph，it can be seen that______ while. Obviously，______，but why?
First, second, third,
First, then / next, after that / next, finally
For one thing … for another…,
On (the) one hand…on the other hand,
Besides / what’s more / in addition / furthermore / moreover / another / also,
Especially / In particular,
now, at present, recently,
after, afterwards, after that, after a while, in a few days,
at first, in the beginning, to begin with,
later, next, finally,
immediately, soon, suddenly, all of a sudden, at that moment, as soon as, the moment form now on, from then on,
at the same time, meanwhile,
till, not…until, before, after, when, while, as during,
now, in addition, for example, for instance, in this case, moreover
furthermore, in fact, actually
but, however, while, though, or, otherwise, on the contrary, on the other
hand, in contrast, despite, in spite of, even though, except (for), instead, of course, after all, 表示并列关系
or, and, also, too, not only … but also, as well as, both… and, either …or, neither …nor
because, because of, since, now that, as, thanks to…, due to…, therefore, as a result (of), otherwise, so…that, such…that
as (so) long as, on condition that, if, unless
though, although, as, even if, even though, whether …or…, however, whoever,
whatever, whichever, wherever, whenever, no matter how (who, what, which, where, when, whom) 表示举例
for example, for instance, such as…, take… for example
be similar to, similarly, the same as, in contrast, compared with (to)…just like, just as,
for this reason,, for this purpose, so that, in order to, so as to,
in deed, in fact, surely, certainly, no doubt, without any doubt, truly, obviously, above all,
in a word, in short, in brief, on the whole, generally speaking, in my opinion, as far as I know, As we all know, as has been stated, as I have shown, finally, at last, in summary, in conclusion,
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1. in order to
He worked very hard in order to realize his dream. 2. in order that
She worked hard in order that everything would be ready by 6 o’clock..
They were all so tired that they could do nothing but yawn.
It was such a cold day that there was nobody on the street.
5. would rather do…than do
He would rather listen to others than talk himself.
6. prefer doing to doing
He prefers making speeches after careful preparation.
7. prefer to do…rather than do
Compared with women, men always prefer to sleep at home rather than spend so much time shopping.
8. not only…but also
In just three years, she had not only finished all the lessons, but also received her doctor’s degree.
You could either buy an MP3 or go to Yunnan for a visit if you pass the exam.
He is a boring man. He likes neither entertainment nor reading.
11. as well as
He was kind as well as helpful.
12. …as well
The child is active and funny as well.
13. One…the other
Have you seen two pens on the desk? One is red, the other is black.
Everyone is busy in classroom. Some are reading, others are writing.
15. make…+adj /n
What we do will make the world more beautiful.
I didn’t know the truth until she told me what happened.
17. as if
He talks a lot as if he knows everything.
18. It is no use (good) doing…
It’s no use pretending that you didn’t know the rules.
19. find it + adj to do…
I find it necessary to take down notes while listening.
20. It is + time since…
It is two years since I last met him.
21. It is + time when…
It was 8 o’clock when I got to the cinema.
22. It is + time before…
I won’t be long before we can meet again.
23. It is…that…
It is friendship that I value most.
24. It is + n / adj + that / to do…
It is a must that everybody should know how to use computers.