June 10, 2005
How have you been lately? How are your husband and children? It’s been a long time since your last visit to Taiwan; I hope you can come again soon. You seem to be doing very well in America. I sometimes envy you for having the opportunity to emigrate there.
I have a favor to ask of you. My daughter Shuhui is going to attend a summer language course at UCLA this summer. She will live in the university dormitory and eat at the school cafeteria. Since everything is arranged, she should be all right, but I’ll feel better if someone I know is available to help her out if she has any problems. If you don’t mind, I would like to give her your address and phone number and have her contact you when she arrives. Then I won’t worry about her as much. I hope it won’t be too much trouble.
1. lately 最近，近来
例:Mr. Wang has been sick a lot lately.
2. envy 'envy vt.嫉妒;羡慕
例:All the guys at school envy Rick because he’s so handsome
3. opportunity 机会
4. emigrate 移民(自某地移出)
例:Thousands of people immigrate to America every year.
Many rich people emigrated from that country when thecivil war started.
5. favor 恩惠
have a favor to ask of sb请某人帮忙
例:Bob told me he has a favor to ask of you.
=Bob told me he wants you to do him a favor.
6. attend.tend〕 vt.上学;参加
attend school上学(=go to school)
例:Little Johnny attends school regularly.
8. cafeteria 自助餐厅
9. arrange 安排
例:The secretary arranges the boss's schedule.
10. available [aveilabl} a.有空的
例:Are you available this weekend? I want to pay you a msit.
11. contact 联系，接触
keep in contact with sb和某人保持联络
例:The branch manager has to contact company headquarters to get approval for this project.
Peggy doesn't keep in contact with her ex-classmates.