1. fond of “喜爱，爱好” 接名词、代词或动词的-ing形式。例如：
He’s fond of swimming. 他喜欢游泳。
Are you fond of fresh vegetables. 你喜欢新鲜蔬菜吗?
He is fond of his research work. 他喜爱他的研究工作。
2. hunt for = look for寻找
I have found the book I was hunting for.我找到了那本我在找的书。
hunt for a job 找工作
3. in order to, so as to 这两个词组都可引导不定式作目的状语, in order to可放于句首, so as to则不能, 其否定形式为in order not to / so as not to. 如:
He went to Beijing in order / so as to attend an important meeting.
In order to be noticed, he shouted and waved to us.为了让我们注意他, 他朝我们又是叫喊又是挥手。
4. care about
1) 喜欢，对……有兴趣 = care for
She doesn’t care about money.她不喜欢钱。
2）关心 = care for
She thinks only of herself. She doesn’t care about other people.
These young people care nothing about what old people might say.
5. such as 意为“诸如……”，“像……”，是用来列举人或事物的。
She teaches three subjects, such as physics and chemistry.她教三门科目,像物理、化学。
6. drop * a line 留下便条, 写封短信
7、make yourself at home 别客气；随便；无拘束
（1） If you get to my house before I do, help yourself to a drink and make yourself at home.
8、stay up 不睡；熬夜
（1） I'll be late home, don't stay up for me.
（2） He stayed up reading until 2:00 in the morning.
9、come about 引起；发生；产生
（1）How did the accident come about?
（2） They didn't know how the change had come about.
10、except for 除……之外
（1） except 与 except for 的用法常有区别。except 多用于引起同类事物中被排除的一项。如：
①He answered all the questions except the last one.
②We go there every day except Sunday.
（2）except for 用于引述细节以修正句子的主要意思。如：
①Except for one old lady, the bus was empty.
②Your picture is good except for the colours.
He answered all the questions except for the last one.
（4） 另外，在介词短语之前只能用except，不能用except for。如：
We go to bed before ten, except in the summer.
1.【题文】A little girl was enjoying the beauty of the garden in her home. Her father had several precious plants. He grew them with great care.
The girl was amazed by a plant full of fine flowers. She went near the plant and enjoyed the beauty of its flowers. Suddenly she noticed that the plant was growing in a heap of filth (污垢). She could not stand the presence of dirt at the bottom of the plant with such beautiful flowers.
She worked out a plan to clean the plant. She pulled the plant with all her strength and uprooted it. She then carried it to the room and washed the roots in water till all traces of dirt were washed away. She then placed the plant on a clean stone and went away, thinking that she had done a great thing.
Later, her father came to the garden and saw the uprooted plant. Its flowers and leaves had withered (枯萎的) and the plant had almost died in the sun. His little daughter ran to him to show him her achievement. “I have cleaned it, Daddy,” she said happily. “It was planted in dirty soil. Now it is clean.”
The father showed her how her treatment had almost killed the plant. He told her that he had collected the filthy soil and used it to cover the plant’ s roots, as it was the best way to grow that plant. It could grow up healthily and produce fine flowers only if grown in filthy soil. So he put the plant into the dirt again. The girl was sad that the plant had suffered and withered by her cleaning.
1. How did the girl feel when she saw the dirt at the bottom of the plant?
A. Surprised and happy.
B. Sick and shocked.
C. Fortunate and satisfied.
D. Frightened and helpless.
2. How did the father respond to his daughter’s behavior?
A. He criticized and punished her.
B. He taught her how to protect plants.
C. He explained to her what she had done was wrong.
D. He told her to grow the same plant again.
3.Why did the girl feel sad?
A. She should have followed her father’s advice.
B. She shouldn’t have washed the dirty soil away.
C. She should have helped her father collect the soil.
D. She shouldn’t have been so careless.
4. What would be the best title for the passage?
A. A Girl’s Great Achievement
B. A Poor Father and His Daughter
C. A Little Girl and The Plant
D. A Dirty Plant