A friend in need is a friend indeed.患难朋友才是真正的朋友,


  Actions speak louder than words.事实胜于雄辩
  All is not gold that glitters.闪光的不一定都是金子
  An idle youth, a needy age.少壮不努力,老大徒伤悲
  Bitter pills may have wholesome effects.良药苦口
  Do wrong once and you”ll never hear the end of it.一失足成千古恨
  Every cloud has a silver lining.守得云开见月明
  Every man has his fault.人孰无过
  First come, first served.捷足先登
  Haste makes waste.欲速则不达
  Honesty is the best policy.诚实至上
  In fair weather prepare for foul.未雨绸缪
  Knowledge is power.知识就是力量
  Let bygones be bygone.既往不究
  Look before you leap.三思而后行
  Man proposes, God disposes.谋事在人,成事在天
  Money talks.金钱万能
  No gains without pains.吃得苦中苦方为人上人



     I will take part in the summer camp to Qingdao. There I can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery of the sea. There I can play on the beach. It is a thing that I have dreamed of for a long time. I also plan to see the sunrise. It must be very beautiful. I am sure I will enjoy myself there.





Smiling at Life

She is a common peasant woman. The sorrow of losing her son made her nearly collapsed. The gray hair showed her grieved life, and the body became more curled after the death of her son. She was numbed except for the intermittently cry which told others her extreme suffering. Her eyes were dull and blank without any hope. I nearly failed to recognize her with such an appearance. She used to be optimistic and enthusiastic. She was a poor woman and encountered many unfortunate events which she unexpectedly went though them. In my mind, she used to smile to life whatever happened.
When she was young she married her brother-in-law, a worker, after her sister had died. At that time, marring a worker was a good thing because there were fewer workers in the countryside; most of them were dependent on the earth. Maybe because of this her brother-in-law became her husband, thus began her life of frustrations.
She had five children: four daughters and one son. At the countryside, the hope of the family lied on the boys. Having a boy was treated as a duty of wife. Because of the continuous birth of her four daughters her parents-in-law insulted and humiliated her until the coming of her fifth child. After all she could stand tall and be equal to others.
At this time, an unfortunate thing happened. Her husband got a mental disorder. The backbone of the family collapsed and all the responsibility fell on her. She must support the family with the salary the factory provided for her husband. She became thin and weak but never complained about this. Every time I saw her I was impressed by her smile and active attitude to life.
Usually an unhappy thing doesn’t come alone. Her second daughter got a disease and was on the verge of death. She went to the famous doctors but they couldn’t diagnose the disease. Many people persuaded her to give up, but they failed. She kept looking for the folk remedy for her daughter. I always remembered the scenes that she put her dying daughter on her feeble and curled back to see a doctor. Maybe her spirit moved God her daughter miraculously recovered after several year’s treatment. She was so excited that all the misery disappeared immediately. The life had given her too much according to her words.
Happy days seemed past quickly. Her children grew old and three of her daughters had married. Her boy went to college. It seemed that she could live a relaxed life to compensate the suffering. However, the fact was not the same as we imagined. Her third daughter still brought trouble to her mother. She often quarreled with her husband and parents-in-law. After the quarrel, she just came back and complained to her mother. Her parents-in-law just imputed the daughter’s fault to the poor old woman. They ridiculed the poor woman. She tolerated all the bitterness silently because she wasn’t in favor of her daughter’s divorce.
When she still worried about her third daughter’s marriage, a fatal blow fell on her. Her son told her that sometimes he had a severe headache. She just thought maybe it’s trivial disease just like the cold so they didn’t pay much attention to it until once her son could bear the headache any more they went to the hospital. They were stunned by the result: he got brain tumor. She numbed and bitterly repented that why didn’t she concerned with her son’s words at first? She madly implored the doctor to save her son. He was only twenty years old and he was the hope of the family. She put all the money she could get to the hospital to save her son but the boy couldn’t come to her again. She was heartbroken. The hope in her mind for so many years collapsed so did she. She became obviously older. The smile used to exist in her face was substituted by the numbness.
What could the poor woman do? When her husband got disease, she wasn’t depressed; when her daughter was on the verge of the death, she didn’t give up; when she was ridiculed by her daughter’s parents-in-law, she didn’t complain; but this time, could she go through her son’s death? Whenever I thought of her, the impressed things in my mind were her energetic smile and the spirit underlying the smile.
She was a common peasant woman but the courage to face life optimistically was worth learning. Many of us complain the unfairness of fate when we meet frustrations in life. If she were us, how much complaints should she have? Life is fair to everyone and each of us will meet various frustrations. Since frustration in life is inevitable, why cannot we smile to it? I do hope to see the hopeful smile on the poor woman’s face also on everyone’s.










2.一定要彻底抛弃Chinglish (Chinese english)吗?

  彻底抛弃Chinglish, 说一口标准的美式英语或英式英语,当然是所有英语学习者的理想,其实,所谓的Chinglish 可以分成两种情况,一种情况是指用中文的语法和用词去生硬地套英语,比如想表达“天很热”时说“The day is very hot。”;另一情况是指口音问题,即虽然说得没错,可是一听上去就知道是中国人在说英语。我们学英语,第一种情况当然绝对要避免(这通过系统学习语法和词汇,要做到并不是很困难),否则让人听不懂或觉得可笑。要克服第二个问题,需要付出的时间太多,决非在中国生活的非英语专业人士所能承受。想想看,许多南方人从十多岁开始,在北京呆了几十年,天天说普通话,听普通话,可还是说不准普通话! 中国人在没有语言环境的情况下想要说一口地道的美式英语,谈何容易!就算是中央电视台的英语播音员,您还是能听出是中国人在说英语。有的英语教学专家通过多年疯狂地学习英语(所耗时间恐怕读一个大学英语专业都不止),再加上个人的天赋,练得一口纯正的美式口语,就抛出某英语学习法号召大家拼命练习肌肉去追求标准发音,实际上大多数人却根本无法负担像他那样的投入,自然也就学成者寥寥。其实,只要能做到语法正确,用词恰当,也就是能正确表达,发音不地道(注意,是不地道,不是错误)根本就不妨碍交流。例如,新加坡和印度都是以英语为第一官方语言的国家,几乎人人会说英语。可新加坡人的英语也带有明显的口音――他们自称为“Singlish”;印度人的英语在咱们听来更难听,舌头直打嘟噜。但是这两个国家的人和英美人交流是毫无障碍的――就因为他们的英语口语从语法上和用词上都没有问题。他们也从来不需要去追求什么“纯正的美式口语”。当然,说一口发音纯正的美国口语会让人觉得你很牛,可是要考虑考虑你得付出得代价,况且还不是一定能成功。






    My dear friends, when you come to a city, you probably want to visit the most famous scenic spots of special interest. Nanjing has many places of historic interests and has been capital for six “dynasties.” But if you leave Nanjing without visiting Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, undoubtedly you have missed the most arresting and famous tourist attraction of the city.

    Talking about the Mausoleum we should have an idea about Sun Yat-sen, the great pioneer of Chinese democratic revolution. Mr. Sun’s original name is Sun Wen and styled himself Yat-sen. So foreign friends would call him “Dr. Sun Yat-sen”. Since he took “Woodcutter in Zhoushan” as his alias when he took part in the revolutionary activities, he was respectfully and widely called Mr. Sun Zhongshan in China. On October 12, 1866, Mr. Sun was born in a farmer’s family in Caiheng village of Xiangshan county (the present-day zhongshan City), Guangdong Province. When he was still young, he had great expectations. He studied medicine in Honolulu, Hong Kong and some other places and after graduation he worked as a practitioner in Gangzhou, Macao and other places Later he gave up medicine as his profession to take part in political activities. In 1905, he set up China Alliance Organization in Japan and he was elected president. He put forward the famous guiding principle- “driving the invaders out, restoring the sovereignty of China, establishing a republic and equalizing the land ownership” and the Three People’s Principles-“Nationalism, Democracy and the People’s Livelihood.” On October 10, 1911, the Wuchang uprising broke out and Dr. Sun as elected President of the Republic of China by representatives from seventeen provinces. On the following New Year’s day (January 1, 1912) Mr. Sun took the oath of office in Nanjing. From then on, Mr. Sun experienced Yuan Shikai’s usurpation, the Second Revolution, “Campaign Protecting the Interim Constitution.” In 1921, Mr. Sun too



  John waited a while but eventually he went home.


  John hoped the passenger would be Mary and indeed it was she.

  When he arrived, John went straight to the bank.

 I saw her with them, at least, I thought it was her.
 我看到她和他们在一起,至少我认为是她。(her做宾 语,them做介词宾语,her做主语补语)
   a. — Who broke the vase? –谁打碎了花瓶?
   b. — Me.    –我。(me做主语补语= It’s me.)



Amanda gives some advice to Daniel on learning english.

W: What’s up, Daniel? You look down[1] today.
M: I got a "C" in the English exam again. What do you think I should do?
W: Well, English is a "paper tiger"[2]. Its natural enemy is adequate practice.
M: I did practice a lot, like doing lots of reading comprehension exercises every day.
W: Well, I suggest that every day you do some reading aloud, and try to speak more. That will help cultivate your sense of language[3], which is essential[4] for English learning.
M: I see. I’ll give it a go[5].




Making a suggestion or offering advice建议

W: 怎么啦,丹尼尔?你今天看起来情绪挺低落的。
M: 我英语考试又得了"C"。你觉得我该怎么办?
W: 嗯,英语是只"纸老虎"。它的天敌是足够的练习。
M: 我的确练习了很多,比如每天我都做大量的阅读理解习题。
W: 嗯,我建议你每天做些大声朗读,并且试着多说。这样会有助于你培养语感,这在英语学习中很关键。
M: 我明白了。我会试试的。


Talking about bad habits


Joseph talks with his daughter Nicole.

B: Nicole, you’ve been watching TV for hours today. One more minute before the TV set and I’ll cancel our tour to Disneyland tomorrow.
A: Please, Dad! It’s Saturday today. You said I could watch more TV at weekends.
B: But you should learn to protect your eyes,dear. By the way, no more reading while lying in bed starting from today[1].
A: What about your smoking two packages of cigarettes a day, Dad?
B: Oh, you’ve got me there[2]. I promise I’ll try to smoke less and less from now on.
A: Let’s make that a deal.[3]




Talking about bad habits

B: 尼可,你今天已经看了好几个小时的电视。你再在电视机前再多呆一分钟,我就取消我们明天去迪斯尼乐园的计划。
A: 求你了,老爸!今天是周六。你说过我可以在周末多看些电视的。
B: 但是你应当学会保护你的眼睛,亲爱的。还有,从今天起,躺在床上的时候不许再看书。
A: 那你每天抽两包烟呢,老爸?
B: 哦,你算抓着我了。我保证我会从现在开始减少吸烟量。
A: 咱们就这样说定了吧。


                                  Chinese Names
     Chinese people usually have two word or three word names: the family name, a middle name and the last name.
     Family names always come tirst. For example, my full name is Bai Junwei. Bai is my family name. Junwei is my given name. But some Chinese people don’t have the middle name. For example, a man called Zhou Jian. Zhou is his family name,and Jian is his given name.
     People often use Mr. , Mrs. , or Miss before their family names, but never before.their given names. So you can say “Mr. Zhou”, but you could never say “Mr.Jian”.
     Chinese names are different from english names. In England, the last name is the family name. The first and the middle name is tile given name. For example,there is a man called Jim Henry Brown. Brown is his family name. Jim Henry is his given name. Another difference between~ E.nglish and Chinese names is that in China, the younger people’s names shouldn’t be the same as the elder’s in the family.For example, my grandpa’s name is Guo Dong, so i can’t be called Guo Dong again.This shows that we respect the old people.
     In the family, people usually call me Weiwei for short. This is because it is shorter and easier than Bai Junwei, and it also they love me. In one word, Chinese names are quite different from English names.


Chinese Names(中国人的名字)

    中国人的名字与英国人的名字不同。在英国,最后一个字是姓,第一个和第二个是名字。例如:有个人叫Jim HenryBrown,Brown是他的姓,JimHenry是他的名字。英文和中文名字的另一个不同之处是




  小升初英语口语练习必备话题 天气、时间

  1. What day is today? Today is Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Friday/ Saturday/Sunday.

  2. What’s the weather today? It’s sunny/ rainy/ cloudy/ windy.

  3. What time do you often get up?

  4. What time do you have breakfast/lunch?

  小升初英语口语练习必备话题 运动、食物、颜色

  1. What’s your favorite animal/color/ food?

  2. What animal don’t you like?

  3. What food don’t you like?

  4. Do you like playing football?

  5. Do you like Yao Ming? Why?

  6. Do you like other sports?

  7. What’s your favorite sport?

  8. Do you like basketball?

  9. What color is your shirt?

  10. What do you like to eat?

  小升初英语口语练习必备话题 爱好、宠物

  1. Do you like english book?

  2. If you don’t like reading, what do you like ?

  3. Do you have a pet?

  4. Do you have a cat or a dog?

  5. Do you like sports?

  6. What do you like ? I like reading and watching TV.

  7. What do you hope for? I hope to be a doctor.

  8. In the future, what job do you want?

  9. If you want to be a millionaire, what would you buy?

  10. Do you like cars? What color cars?

  11. Do you like banana? Do you eat banana every day?

  12. What’s your mother’s job?

  13. Do you like a sunny day or a rainy day? Why?

  14. Do you like summer or winter? I like summer because I can go swimming.

  15. Do you like watching TV.