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雅思口语:an important letter you received

2018-02-24 16:07

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作者:吉林新东方 朱博

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  现在应该没人动不动就写信了,所以当雅思考生看到an important letter的时候,简直崩溃。长到这么大,估计都没收到过信,所以如果考官期待我们讲“情感大戏”估计要让他失望了。不过我们可以把现实中的信稍微夸张一下,比如录取通知这种东西,念了大学的娃,都收到过吧!

  I’d like to talk about the admission letter I got from my dream university.

  I still remember the day I received it. It was about over a month after the college entrance exam. During that period of time, I constantly checked my mailbox, waiting for letters from the universities I applied to. One day, I finally got the letter from my dream university. When I held it in my hand, I could feel that my heart was in my mouth. I was dying to know whether I got accepted or not, but I didn’t have the courage to open the envelop.

  I worked so hard for it. In the past three years, I basically spent every waking hour studying and preparing for the exam. Every morning, I got up early to memorize new vocabularies, and every night, I stayed up late solving math problems.

  I handed the letter to my mom, and asked her to open it for me. And I told her, if it was not good news inside, just say nothing. She opened it slowly and unfolded the letter carefully. Suddenly, I could see my mom’s eyes light up. All of my hard work had finally paid off at that moment, you know.

  The letter was certainly a weight off my mind, so that’s why it means a lot to me.

  语言点解析:

  apply = to make a formal request, usually in writing, for something such as a job, a place at college, university, etc. 例如:

  The college he applied to has accepted him.

  somebody's heart is in their mouth = somebody feels nervous or frightened about something 例如:

  My heart was in my mouth as she opened the envelope.

  be dying for something / to do something (informal) = to want something or want to do something very much例如:

  I'm dying for a glass of water.

  I'm dying to know what happened.

  waking = [only before noun] used to describe time when you are awake例如:

  She spends all her waking hours caring for her mother.

  He thought of her every waking moment.

  She spends every waking hour plotting her revenge.

  light up = if somebody's eyes or face light up, or something lights them up, they show happiness or excitement例如:

  His eyes lit up when she walked into the room.

  A smile lit up her face.

  pay off = (informal) (of a plan or an action, especially one that involves risk) to be successful and bring good results例如:

  The gamble paid off.

  weight = a great responsibility or worry例如:

  The full weight of responsibility falls on her.

  The news was certainly a weight off my mind (= I did not have to worry about it any more).

  Finally telling the truth was a great weight off my shoulders.

  作者简介:

  朱博,新东方吉林学校雅思口语美女讲师,毕业于985院校大连理工大学,硕士保送一等奖学金。在校期间曾游学美国,任出版社英语出版中心校对四年,工作严谨,活泼开朗,让大家快乐的学习英语。

雅思口语教师朱博

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