July 25, 2005
Dear Miss Susie Wang,
Thank you very much for writing. It gave me great pleasure to receive your letter.
I’m not surprised that your brother didn’t give you any details about the accident, because I didn’t tell him much. Actually, I’d rather not tell too many people how it happened, since I myself am to blame for it. I am willing to tell you, though.
What happened is I turned right on a red light. Just as I rounded the corner, a taxi cut in front of me to pick up a passenger. I couldn’t stop or go around in time, so I ran into him and was thrown off my motorbike. Fortunately, I was wearing a helmet, but I still broke my left arm and hurt my back and left leg, too. You can be sure I’ll try to obey traffic regulations in the future.
Thanks again for your letter. Please visit me next time you come to town.
1, surprise 使惊讶
be surprised/astonished 对……感到惊讶
例:We were all surprised at his reaction to the news.
2. Actually,业rather not. . .
=Actually，I would rather not...
3, would rather…宁愿……
例:Bob would rather not tell anyone his secret.
4, be to blame for sth应为某事受谴责，应为某事负责任
=should be responsible for sth
例:Who is to blame for this mistake?
5, be willing to V愿意……
be unwilling to V不愿意……
例:She is unwilling to listen to others' advice.
6, just as. .，正当……
例:Just as I was leaving, the phone rang.
7, round 绕过，转弯
例:As the train rounded the bend, it blew its horn.
8: cut in front of.二在……面前插人
例:What do you do if someone cuts in front of you while you're waiting in line?
9. pick ug…搭载……
例:We stopped to pick up Susie on our way to the pub.
10. in time 及时
例:I don't think I can finish this assignment in time.
11. run into…撞到……，与……不期而遇
例;The motorcycle ran into the parked car.
I ran into an old friend of mine on my way home.
例:The cowboy was thrown off his horse.
13. helmet 安全帽，头盔
14. obey 遵守
例:If you don't obey the rules, you’11 be punished.