October 30, 2005
Dear Mom and Dad,
I’m finally through with all my midterm exams. I can’t say that I did as well as I hoped I would, but I didn’t do too bad, either. At least I passed all of them. I hope I can do even better on my finals.
Otherwise everything is going well. I’ve gone to a couple of football games over the past few weeks. Our team won only one game. They’re not really good, but it’s still fun to watch them play. I haven’t gone out as much in the past month because of all the tests. Don’t worry, Mom. I’m staying away from alcohol, except for a beer or two now and then.
By the way, do you think you could send me a little extra spending money? US$100 isn’t really enough.
Your studious son,
1. be through with…结束……
=be finished with. . .
例;When the doctor was through with his examination, he made out a prescription for some medicine.
2. midterm 期中的
3. as. . . as.二和···一样地……
例:That test wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
4.例:We've learned a lot during the past few months.
5. win 赢得(比赛、战争等)
动词三态:win, won仁wnn}，won a
例:Hannibal won a lot of battles but lost the war.
6. stay away from二避开/远离……
例;You should stay away from casinos unless you want to lose a lot of money.
7. except for…除了……之外
例:He has been to every county in Taiwan except for Nantou.