English Corner

 

Many Hollywood beautiful women prove the age is just a number.

Everything happens for a reason.

Journey describes travelling from one place to another over a considerable distance. That’s why in the test sentence we are talking about is a three day journey.

Trip is often travelling to a place and coming back the same day and so it is not usually long. You are staying in a hotel on holiday and the travel company representative will organise trips to places of interest and you will come back to the hotel that day for your evening meal.

Tour describes travelling from one place after another over a period of days/weeks and visiting various towns/cities and in the end coming back to where you started. This is also a word used on the internet sometimes described as a virtual tour when you are shown a series of pictures describing the site you are looking at.

A tour takes in several places and to travel is the journey getting there

林然语录

大家都听了莫言的诺奖演讲了吗?我最深的感受是母亲最伟大。我虽然没有莫言的成就,但也有一个平凡而伟大的母亲。只可惜,她已经病卧在床两年有余。我和莫言一样想念我的母亲!妈妈,我想你!

这里摘抄莫言的演讲中几件跟母亲相关的,“最早”、“最痛苦”、“记忆最深刻”、“最后悔”的事,和大家分享。

“我记忆中最早的一件事,是提着家里唯一的一把热水瓶去公共食堂打开水。因为饥饿无力,失手将热水瓶打碎,我吓得要命,钻进草垛,一天没敢出来。傍晚的时候,我听到母亲呼唤我的乳名。我从草垛里钻出来,以为会受到打骂,但母亲没有打我也没有骂我,只是抚摸着我的头,口中发出长长的叹息。”

“我记忆中最痛苦的一件事,就是跟随着母亲去集体的地里捡麦穗,看守麦田的人来了,捡麦穗的人纷纷逃跑,我母亲是小脚,跑不快,被捉住,那个身材高大的看守人搧了她一个耳光。她摇晃着身体跌倒在地。看守人没收了我们捡到的麦穗,吹着口哨扬长而去。我母亲嘴角流血,坐在地上,脸上那种绝望的神情让我终生难忘。多年之后,当那个看守麦田的人成为一个白发苍苍的老人,在集市上与我相逢,我冲上去想找他报仇,母亲拉住了我,平静地对我说:‘儿子,那个打我的人,与这个老人,并不是一个人。’”

“我记得最深刻的一件事是一个中秋节的中午,我们家难得地包了一顿饺子,每人只有一碗。正当我们吃饺子的时候,一个乞讨的老人,来到了我们家门口。我端起半碗红薯干打发他,他却愤愤不平地说:“我是一个老人,你们吃饺子,却让我吃红薯干,你们的心是怎么长的?”我气急败坏地说:“我们一年也吃不了几次饺子,一人一小碗,连半饱都吃不了;给你红薯干就不错了,你要就要,不要就滚!”母亲训斥了我,然后端起她那半碗饺子,倒进老人碗里。”

“我最后悔的一件事,就是跟着母亲去卖白菜,有意无意地多算了一位买白菜的老人一毛钱。算完钱我就去了学校。当我放学回家时,看到很少流泪的母亲流泪满面。母亲并没有骂我,只是轻轻地说:‘儿子,你让娘丢了脸。’