I am an art student and I paint a lot of pictures. Many people pretend that they understand modern art. They always tell you what a picture is ’about’. Of course, many pictures arc not ’about’ anything. They are just pretty patterns. We like them in the same way that we like pretty curtain material. I think that young children often appreciate modern pictures better than anyone else. They notice more. My sister is only seven, but she always tells me whether my pictures are good or not. She came into my room yesterday. ’ What are you doing ?’ she asked. ’ I’m hanging this picture on the wall,’ I answered. ’It’s a new one. Do you like it ?’ She looked at it critically for a moment.’ It’s all right,’ she said, ’but isn’t it upside-down ?’ I looked at it again. She was right! It was!
我们在中学时就知道了一个句子有主语，谓语，宾语，定语 状语。他们分别由名词，动词，形容词，副词等担任，在简单句中，这些句子成分都是由一个词来担任，但是当一个成分要表达的意思非得要用一个句子才能说清楚时，我们就会使用一个句子来做一个句子成分这样的句子就叫复句。Many people pretend that they understand modern art. Many 是定语修饰主语people。 pretend 是谓语，它后面需要一个宾语，that they understand modern art. 是一个完整的句子，也有主，谓，宾。但是它们在这儿当了pretend的宾语，因为它是一个完整的句子，这就是宾语从句。那个that是引导宾语从句的前置词，.这一课中有好几个这样的宾语从句，把它们一一找出来
They always tell you what a picture is ’about’.这是一个双宾词。第一个是你第二个宾语在语法上叫直接宾语what a picture is ’about’。仔细看，它是一个陈述句，如果把is放在 a picture前面就是一个疑问句了，英语国家的人在把疑问句变成间接引语时，总是要把它变成陈述句
We like them in the same way that we like pretty curtain material. in the same way是一个介词短语。作了状语，修饰like而 that we like pretty curtain material. 是一个定语从句修饰way
whether my pictures are good or not 在英语中一般疑问句变成间接引语时总用If 和whether开头，译着。是否
New words and expressions
☆art n.艺术路 art student 艺术系的学生
English student 学英语的学生 student of England 英国学生
Paint n 油漆v 刷油漆，画画☆paint v.画
draw a picture 用线条画
paint a picture 强调用油彩画
paiting 作品 oil painting 油画 Chinese paiting 中国国画
pretend to do sth. 假装做某事
criticise v.批评，批判criticism n.批评，批判
critical adj.挑剔的 creitically adv.爱挑剔的
he criticised my painting.
you are critical his wife is too critical.
pretend to do sth. 假装做某事 pretend that 后接一个从句
☆pattern n.图案 模式 典范
pattern drills 模式句型
☆material v.材料 listening material 听力材料
☆appreciate v.鉴赏 appreciate sth. 喜欢
appreciate doing sth. 喜欢 I appreciate your help.我很感激你的帮助。
pay attention to 思想上的注意
notic the beauty spot.
在一般疑问句被改成间接引语时，都要发写成由的whether 或if引导的陈述句如Is this a good pictu ? He wonders whether that picture is good. Or not
☆hang v.悬挂，吊( hung hung) 绞死(hanged hanged是不规则动词)
The thief was hanged.
The coat was hung.
☆upside down 上下颠倒的
right way up 上下是正常的（反义词）
☆In the same way that 正如（两者方式一模一样）
In a way 以某种方式
I love you in the same way that I love my father.
I love you just in the same way that I love money.
who else, what else
better than anyone else 比任何人（用比较级表示最高级）
The teacher is taller than anyone else.
appear ,appreciate, believe, feel ,forget ,hear, like, look like, notice, remember, resemble, see, think(that), understand..
2 要根据意思改变人称和代词（如this-that these-those）
4 疑问句变成陈述句（特殊疑问句，由疑问词引导，一般疑问句，用whether if 引导）
5祷使句，动词原形变成不定式，在前面加上tell, ask, order. Command 等表示请求的动词
Love Is Just a Thread
Sometimes I really doubt whether there is love between my parents. Every day they are very busy trying to earn money in order to pay the high tuition for my brother and me. They don’t act in the romantic ways that I read in books or I see on TV. In their opinion, “I love you” is too luxurious for them to say. Sending flowers to each other on Valentine’s Day is even more out of the question. Finally my father has a bad temper. When he’s very tired from the hard work, it is easy for him to lose his temper.
One day, my mother was sewing a quilt. I silently sat down beside her and looked at her.
“Mom, I have a question to ask you,” I said after a while.
“What?” she replied, still doing her work.
“Is there love between you and Dad?” I asked her in a very low voice.
My mother stopped her work and raised her head with surprise in her eyes. She didn’t answer immediately. Then she bowed her head and continued to sew the quilt.
I was very worried because I thought I had hurt her. I was in a great embarrassment and I didn’t know what I should do. But at last I heard my mother say the following words:
“Susan,” she said thoughtfully, “Look at this thread. Sometimes it appears, but most of it disappears in the quilt. The thread really makes the quilt strong and durable. If life is a quilt, then love should be a thread. It can hardly be seen anywhere or anytime, but it’s really there. Love is inside.”
I listened carefully but I couldn’t understand her until the next spring. At that time, my father suddenly got sick seriously. My mother had to stay with him in the hospital for a month. When they returned from the hospital, they both looked very pale. It seemed both of them had had a serious illness.
After they were back, every day in the morning and dusk, my mother helped my father walk slowly on the country road. My father had never been so gentle. It seemed they were the most harmonious couple. Along the country road, there were many beautiful flowers, green grass and trees. The sun gently glistened through the leaves. All of these
made up the most beautiful picture in the world.
The doctor had said my father would recover in two months. But after two months he still couldn’t walk by
himself. All of us were worried about him.
“Dad, how are you feeling now?” I asked him one day.
“Susan, don’t worry about me.” he said gently. “To tell you the truth, I just like walking with your mom. I
like this kind of life.” Reading his eyes, I know he loves my mother deeply.
Once I thought love meant flowers, gifts and sweet kisses. But from this experience, I understand that love is just a thread in the quilt of our life. Love is inside, making life strong and warm.