【听美文学词汇】Happiness Is An Attitude 幸福是一种态度

发表于:2015-02-05 16:16 [只看楼主] [划词开启]


【词汇学习】

petite adj.<法>(女子)娇小的,柔弱的

e.g. She is petite and dainty. 她长得小巧玲珑.

legally adv.法律上,合法地

e.g.What I did was perfectly legal. 我所做的绝对合法。
passed away 离开人世;过去了;与世长辞

【正文学习】

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by   eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied,even though she was legally blind,moved to a nursing home today.
Her husband of 70 years recently 
passed away ,making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told he room was ready.As she maneuvered her walker to elevator I provided a visual description of her tiny room.

"I love it"she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room…just wait." 
"That doesn't have anything to do with it,"she replied."Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged...it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it, It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work or get out of bed be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away(收藏)...just for this time in my life." 




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【作业】

1.说说你身边的幸福小事。

2.试着翻译绿色部分句子(最后一段Mrs.Jones 说的话)。


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