June 15, 2005
I must say that when I first saw your name on the envelope, I didn’t recognize it at all. But after I read your letter and thought for a while, I remembered you. I recall your efforts to convince me that science fiction is as worthy a form of literature as any other. I also recall that you were one of my better students. As for your classmates, I remember the names vaguely. If you described them to me, I would no doubt be able to recollect them with greater clarity.
I am still teaching, and enjoying it very much. My current students don’t appreciate me as much as I think they should, but doubtless it’s harder to see a teacher’s good side when she is busy giving you homework and tests. I am very pleased to hear that you and your classmates enjoyed my class. There’s nothing that a teacher loves to hear more.
If you are ever in the area, please drop by and visit.
例：when i met my childhood friend after many years,i could hardly recognize him.
例：I just recalled that I had a date tomorrow night.
convince sb+that 从句 说服某人...
4.as for ....,s+v 至于...
例：the leader of the gang got sentenced to life imprisonment.As for his follows,they got 5 to 10 years sentences
5. vaguely 模糊地
describe A as B 把a描述为b
7.no doubt 无疑的，必定的
= without doubt
8. recollect 记起，忆起