September 30, 2005
Everything’s fine here. The house seems emptier without you around. How we miss all that loud music you used to play! Just kidding. Anyway, Stella is still here to make sure we don’t get too much peace and quiet.
Glad to hear you’re enjoying college so far. I’m not surprised to hear that the cafeteria food isn’t that great; it wasn’t any better when I was in college. Anyway, how could it be better than your dad’s cooking (or mine)? The only thing that worried me a bit in your letter was your comment about going out with friends on weekends. Keep in mind that drinking alcohol is illegal at your age. Don’t get into any trouble. Also, don’t have so much fun that you forget to study!
1. miss 想/思念
例:Leo misses his girlfriend very much.
2. sb used to V某人以前……
例:Sandy used to work in a nightclub.
3. kid仁kid] vi.开玩笑
例:I was just kidding when I said your painting was terrible.
4, make sure确信/定
例:Make sure (that) you lock the door when you leave.
5. worry ['wnry vt.使担心
例:Oliver's strange behavior is starting to worry his friends.
6. a bit稍微，有点儿
= a little
例:Michael runs a bit faster than his brother.
7, comment 话语;评语邑vi.评论(与on并用)
make comments on…评论……
例:The politician refused to make comments on the issue.
8. Keep in mind that drinking alcohol is. . .
=You should keep in mind that drinking alcohol is. . .
9. keep in mind+that从句把……牢记于心
=bear in mind+that从句
例:Keep in mind that he is only helping you because it is to his advantage.
10. alcahol 酒
例:Driving without a rear license plate is illegal in the US.
12. get into trouble惹上麻烦
例:Max is always getting into trouble.