Susan lost her legs because of / in a car accident. For a time, she didn't know how to face up to the fact that she would never (be able to) walk again.
One day, while scanning ( through ) books, a true story caught her eye/she was attracted by a true story. It gave a vivid description of how a disabled girl became a writer. Greatly inspired, Susan made up her mind to read as much as she could, and what's more, she wanted to write stories about her own childhood. Susan began to feel that she, too, would finally be able to lead a useful life.
It is not easy to keep in touch with friends when they are far away. This is certainly true in my case.
It has been a couple of years since I left my old neighborhood and all the friends I had there. I've been meaning to write to them but something or other comes up and I just don't seem to find the time. Now I have kind of lost touch with them. They are always on my mind, however, and I think I will certainly make an effort to keep up correspondence with them in future.
It is hard to imagine how our forefathers could do without so many conveniences that modern technology has brought about. Back then only a small proportion of the population enjoyed some comforts. The majority didn't even have sufficient food, not to speak of/let alone the privilege of being educated. However, many people blame modern technology for the problems it has created. They want to slow down the rate of progress. But no one can put the clock back. The best we can do is to make informed decisions as to the direction in which technology is to develop.
After graduating from college, Tony decided to start his own business. At the beginning, many a bank turned down his request for a loan. But he was not a bit discouraged, and continued to call on one banker after another seeking help. Impressed by his determination and optimism, one banker finally agreed to loan him the money. Now he has become a wealthy businessman. Talking about his amazing achievement, Tony puts great emphasis on the importance of creating, rather than waiting for opportunities.
Not rich himself, Uncle Li never hesitates to help others. Previous to / Before his retirement, through Project Hope he located the addresses of two country kids who grew up in poor families but had a keen desire to study .
From then on he sent them money regularly. Later the two made their way to college, and even got a chance to study overseas. They often thought of Uncle Li and kept corresponding with him. Whenever he read their letters, Uncle Li's face would broaden into a smile. He felt this to be the most sensible investment in his life.
When I was young I developed a keen interest in animals. So I often visited the zoo in my home town. There what attracted me most was a couple of tigers, especially the male. They were kept in a huge iron cage at first, but later was released from it and put in a place called Tiger Hill. The hill was separated from the visitors by a very wide and deep ditch. What's more, it was also surrounded by a high iron fence along the ditch.
Twenty years later, I revisited the zoo and was relieved to find the Tiger Hill was still there but greatly extended. Moving around now were six tigers, old and young, instead of two!
The instant the professor entered the classroom, the words on the blackboard "Welcome Back Professor" drew his attention. He had been injured in a car accident, and had had several operations in a nearby hospital. The doctor calculated his chances of survival to be no more than 10%. Now, not only had he recovered from his injury, but he was also able to resume teaching. Every student felt excited at the sight of him, and minutes passed before the class cooled down
This morning I heard an interesting piece of news over my portable radio: A man of 36 and his son of 10 attend the same class competing with
each other for high marks. The story goes/It's like this:
The man, Li Wei by name, was too idle to learn anything when young. With little education, with no useful skills, he could hardly earn an adequate living wage. His life experiences drove home to him the point that he had to acquire knowledge before he was able to accumulate wealth. So Li Wei swore that he would go to school with his son, determined to learn.
I consider it worthwhile trying to summarize our experience in learning English.Here I would like to make three relevant points.
First,wide reading should be taken as a priority in the learning progress,because it is through reading that we get the most language input.Next,learning by heart as many well-written essays as possible is also very important.On the one hand,rote learning/learning by rote is indeed of little help,but on the other hand,memorization/learning by heart with a good understanding will certainly be of benefit /do good to us.With an enormous store of excellent essays in our heads,we will find it much easier to express us in English.Finally,it's critical that we should put what we have learned into practice.By doing more reading,writing,listening and speaking,we will be able to the task of perfecting our English.
George was on the run since the moment he came aboard.He was always cheerful and devoted himself heart and soul to his work.Because of his excellent performance he was promoted to CEO.From then on he tried hard to blend in with other workers and never threw his weight around.He also laid down/introduced a reward system to encourage the workers to work hard.He believed that loyalty and hard work would greatly contribute to the success of the company.By all accounts he was an outstanding chief executive officer.
George,the son of Mr.Johnson,liked listening to heavy metal music in the evenings,and the noise interrupted the sleep of other residents in the community.Eventually the exhausted neighbours lost their patience and decided on direct interference.They called Mr.Johnson to tell him in a frank manner what they were thinking.Embarrassed,Mr.Johnson scolded his son:"What has come over you?You should know better than to disturb others for the sake of your own interest."As a result George traded his records for computer games software from his classmates.Overall,the whole thing has worked out quite satisfactorily.
Perhaps you envy me for being able to work from home on the computer.I agree that the Internet has made my job a lot easier.I can write,write and edit articles via email,chat with my colleagues on line and discuss work with my boss.With a click of the mouse,I can get all the data I need and keep up with the latest news..But then,communicating through the Net can be frustrating at times.The system may crash.Worse still,without the emotional cues of face-to-face communication,the typed words sometimes seems difficult to interpret.
Psychologists has used numerous facts to bear out the argument/statement/claim that in order to recover speedily from negative emotion,you should allow yourself to cry.You needn't be ashamed of crying.Anxiety and sorrow can flow out of the body along with tears. Consider the case of Donna.Her son unfortunately died in a car accident.The intensity of the blow made her unable to cry.She said,"It was not until two weeks later that I began to cry.And then I felt a big stone had been lifted from my shoulders.It was the tears that brought me back
Barbara has dreamed of becoming a CEO for a long time.To achieve her heart's desire,she applied for a job in many multi-national corporation,but fail to get it.However,nothing seems to be able to undo her.With a loan from a local bank she opened a restaurant no long ago.While doing business she is having two young children to care for.Also,she is studying for an MBA degree.Despite all this she manages to get her act together.Nevertheless,even to her,racing the clock is by no means a piece of cake.It's a very exhausting job.
Though how the English language came into existence remains mystery,linguists now tend to believe that English and most other European languages have descended from a common source:the Indo-European parent language.English was first spoken by the
Anglo-Saxons who invaded England in the fifth century.They passed on to us the basic vocabulary of English.In its over 15 centuries of development,English has borrowed from other languages massively,and such borrowing has greatly enriched its vocabulary.As settlers landed in America and established the United States as an independent nation,a new variety was added to the English language:American English.Though some people worry that the language is running out of control,many native speakers of English take pride in the tolerance of their language.
It is relatively more difficult to call for poorly educated people to conserve resources because they tend to view resources as nothing more than handy materials,which they can never overuse to the point of excess.They are seldom aware of the fatal consequences of the ruin of nature.In contrast,most educated people bind their own well-being to that of nature and try to preserve nature on the grounds of
self-preservation.Though it may be difficult to distinguish a good proposal from a bad one in our current debate on environmental issues,one contemporary commentator has argued that protecting the environment in the name of man should be our guiding principle.