July 28, 2005
Dear Uncle Steve,
Thank you so much for the CD coupons. I plan to go to the record store this weekend and buy a couple of CDs I have been wanting to get.
I start junior high next week. I must admit that I’m nervous about going to a new school, but at least a few of my friends from elementary school are going to the same school. I will miss my other friends, but I hope to make some new ones. I also plan to study harder than I did in elementary school.
I hope you can come to visit us. I would like to go to New York to see you, too. Maybe I can talk Mom and Dad into taking me there next summer.
1. coupon 优惠券
2. record store 唱片行
set/break/keep the record创/打破/保持纪录
例:The track star hopes to break the record for the fastest mile.
The reporter recorded his conversation with the movie star.
3. a couple of.二几个/一些……
例:Susan brought a couple of friends to the party.
4. junior high (school)初级中学
(senior) high school 高级中学
junior college 专科学校
5. admit [ad'mit〕vt.承认
例:John admitted to have hit Peter.(X)
John admitted having hit卫eter.
=John admitted hitting Peter.
=John admitted that he had hit一 Peter.
6. at least. . .至少……
例:George isn't very friendly, but at' least he doesn't lose his temper all the time.
7. miss 思念
例:Chris doesn't miss his old girlfriend at all.
8.…but I hope to make some new ones.
=…but I hope to make some new friends.
9, plan to V计划……
例:When do you plan to leave for Europe
10. I would like to V我想(要)……
=I'd like to V
例:I'd like to take a day off next week.
11. talk sb into V-ing说服某人……
=persuade sb to V
例:Ted's friends talked him into climbing the mountain with them.
=Ted，s friends persuaded him to climb the mountain with them.