Rainy days make me sad.
We receive presents on some special days.
Receiving money makes me uncomfortable.
Many books have been written about “the art of receiving? Sometimes receiving a gift can be difficult, especially when someone buys you a gift you don’t want!
1. What gift did Guo Xiaojing get? A purple purse. 2. How did she feel? Embarrassed.
What did she do at last?
bought sb sthabout = bought sth for years sb “I remember when I was twelve
old, my parents bought me a purple purse,” laughts Guo Xiaojing. “It really made me feel embarrassed, because to be honest, I thought the purse was really ugly! Still I pretended that I likedpretend it because I knew it would make my v. 假装 pretend +that 从句 parents happy!”
pretend to do sth 假装做某事
Han Ling agrees. “That sounds like my grandparents! A few years ago, my grandparents gave me an orange sweater Han Ling for my birthday. I used to wear it every time I visited them,but when I left their house, I took it off! Of course, this made me feel guilty. It was a very nice thought, but my grandparents and I have different tastes! I think it’s hard to buy clothes and other personal things for people.”
Match the two parts:
1. Han Ling’s grandparents gave her 2. They like different colors because they have 3. She pretended to like the sweater in order to 4. After pretending to do so, she felt
B. an orange /’gilti / sweater
D. make others happy
They didn’t like the gifts.
What did they do?
The art of receiving (收礼物的艺术) Whether you like the gift or not, be .
If someone gave you money, what would you feel?
To make things easier, some people would rather just give money. In some cultures, however, receiving money can make people uncomfortable. John Wilson “When someone gives me money, it just makes me think they’re being lazy,” says John Wilson. “In England, we have a saying: It’s the thought that counts. When someone gives me money, I feel they didn’t think at all.I prefer to receive a gift that has some thought behind it. I don’t mind if it’s something I don’t need. If someone has thought about a gift for me, it always makes me happy.”
How would he feel? Comfortable or uncomfortable?
counts, saying, thought, uncomfortable
To make things easier, some people would rather just give money. In some cultures, however, uncomfortable receiving money can make people _____________. “When someone gives格言 me money, 想法最重要。 it just makes me think they’re being lazy,” says John Wilson. “In saying England, we have a ________: It’s the thought that counts When someone gives me money, I feel _______. they didn’t think at all.I prefer to receive a gift that has some _______ thought behind it. I don’t mind if it’s something I don’t need. If someone has thought about a gift for me