April 6, 2005
Thank you for your letter and your concern. It rained really heavily for a few days but fortunately the river stayed within its banks in our area. There was a little flooding, but it wasn’t too serious, and our neighborhood was unaffected. Other areas of the state were hit much worse.
So we are all fine here. Thank you once again for your concern. I’ll write you a longer letter in the near future.
1. concern 关心
be concerned about… 关心··
例:We should all be concerned about the environment.
2. fortunately ['f}afanath] ad.幸运地
3. bank [baer}k] n.河堤
4. neighborhood 邻近地区，住家附近
in one's neighborhood 在某人住处附近
例:There are several bookstores in our neighborhood.
5. unaffected 不受影响的
例:His wife's illness is certain to affect his decision.
6. in the near future在不久的将来
例:We will take a long vacation in the near future.