April 2, 2005
I heard on the news last night that torrential rains and even some flooding have hit Missouri over the past few days. I remember that you live fairly near to the river. I hope that you and your family are okay and your house hasn’t suffered any damage.
I’m anxiously awaiting your reply. Please write as soon as possible.
1. torrential 急流般的
torrential rain 暴雨
例:Torrential rains often hit Southeast Asia during the rainy season.
2. flooding 泛滥
例:The swollen river flooded the town.
3. hit [hit〕 vt.侵袭
动词三态:hit, hit, hito
例:A typhoon hit that area last month.
4. Missouri 密苏里州(美国中西部之一州)
5.…torrential rains and even some flooding have hit Missouri over the past few days.
例:He has been working hard over the last three months.
6. fairly 蛮，还算
例:It's fairly cold today.
7. suffer 遭受(苦难、痛苦等). vi.患病
例:The general suffered several defeats before finally
overcoming the enemy.
Mr. Lin suffers from high blood pressure.