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英语范文背诵精华1.2 Family Life

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Family life


Jane Brown has been married for 12 years. She has three children, and lives in a suburb1 outside Columbias Higher. When her youngest child reached school age, Jane decide to go back to work. She thought that she could contribute2 to household finance3, Her salary could make different between finance struggle and secure4 finance situation for her family. Jane also feel boiled and frustrated5 in her role as homemaker and want to be more involved in life outside her home. Jane was worried about her children suggestion to this new situation. But she arranged6 to them to go to stay nearby after school each afternoon. They seem to be happy with her arrangement. The problem seems to be between Jane and her husband Bill. When Jane was at home a day, she was able to clean the house ,go grocery7 in shopping, wash the cloth, take care of child, and cook two or three meals each day. She was very busy of course, but she succeed in give everything done, now the same thing is need to be done, but Jane has only evening and early morning to do them. Both Jane and Bill are tired when they arrived home at 6:00 PM. Bill is custom to sitting down and reading a paper or watching TV until dinner is ready. This is exactly what Jane feels like doing, but someone has to fix dinner, and Bill is expected to be Jane. Jane is becoming very angry Bill’s attitude. She feels that she should shield8 the household jobs, but Bill feel the everything should be the same as was before when back to work.


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1 suburb 8skwk     
n.郊区,郊外,近郊
参考例句:
  • Toward the suburb the houses begin to thin out.靠近市郊的地方房屋渐渐稀少。
  • Disneyland is in Los Angeles suburb.迪斯尼游乐场在洛杉矶的近郊。
2 contribute xZLy5     
vt.有助于,捐助,投稿;vi.出力,捐献,投稿
参考例句:
  • The rich will be asked to contribute money;the strong to contribute labour.有钱出钱,有力出力。
  • The three sons also contribute to the family business.这3个儿子也为家族事业做出了贡献。
3 finance cktxR     
n.财务管理,财政,金融,财源,资金
参考例句:
  • She is an expert in finance.她是一名财政专家。
  • A finance house made a bid to buy up the entire company.一家信贷公司出价买下了整个公司。
4 secure LTmzi     
adj.无虑的,安心的,安全的;adj.牢靠的,稳妥的;vt.固定,获得,使...安全;vi.(海上工作人员)停止工;vi.(船)抛锚,停泊
参考例句:
  • He found a secure foothold and pulled himself up.他找到了一个稳固的踏脚处并爬了上去。
  • Extra men are needed to secure the camp against attack.需要增加兵力以保护军营免受攻击。
5 frustrated ksWz5t     
adj.挫败的,失意的,泄气的v.使不成功( frustrate的过去式和过去分词 );挫败;使受挫折;令人沮丧
参考例句:
  • It's very easy to get frustrated in this job. 这个工作很容易令人懊恼。
  • The bad weather frustrated all our hopes of going out. 恶劣的天气破坏了我们出行的愿望。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 arranged arranged     
adj.安排的v.安排,准备( arrange的过去式和过去分词 );把…(系统地)分类;整理;改编(剧本等)
参考例句:
  • The party was arranged quickly. 聚会很快就安排好了。
  • Chairs in rows are not as conducive to discussion as chairs arranged in a circle. 椅子成排摆放不如成圈摆放便于讨论。
7 grocery FfPxV     
n.食品,杂货;食品杂货店
参考例句:
  • There used to be a grocery store on the corner.以前在这个街角有家杂货店。
  • Her mother began operation of a small grocery.她母亲开始经营一家小杂货店。
8 shield xyOwt     
v.保护,包庇,遮挡;n.防护物,护罩,盾
参考例句:
  • She intended to shield the child from the bad information.她打算不让这个孩子知道这个坏消息。
  • Dark glasses is an effective shield against the glare.墨镜有效地阻隔强光保护眼睛。
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