June 10, 2005
Dear Mrs. Nelson,
My name is Rick Schultz. I don’t know if you remember me, but I was in your English class at Westview High School in 2000. I used to argue with you about the merits of science fiction as a form of literature. Recently I met several other former students of yours, Gerald Bryant, Ron Brown, Dawn Smith, and Dave Lee. Naturally we spent much of the time we were together talking about your class and how much we enjoyed it. So I decided to write you and find out how you are doing.
As I said, we all remember your class with great fondness. If you are still teaching, I hope your current students appreciate how fortunate they are.
1.used to v 以前曾经/常常
例：michael used to work for that company.
argue with sb adout/over...和某人争论..
例：Dan argued with his wife over what kind of furniture to buy.
3. merit 优点，长处
4.science fiction 科学幻小说
8.find out.. 发现/知道...
例：The police still haven't found out what happened to the stolen painting.
例：Joyce like her current job much better than her previous one.
例：He is too young to really appreciate how lucky he is .