Frederic Chopin has often been called the poet of the piano. He was born in a small town near Warsaw, Poland on March 1, 1810. His father was French and had moved to Poland in his youth. Chopin’s mother was Polish and she loved all her children very much.
Chopin was the second of four children, who were brought up in a modest but cultivated atmosphere. Like his brothers and sisters, he didn’t get good education.
Young Frederic showed musical gift early in his life. He performed in public at the age of nine. In July of 1831, Chopin decided to go to Paris — a decision which was to have decisive consequences（后果）on his life.
2. had moved to ...过去完成时表示动作发生在过去的过去。
3. who were brought up in a modest but cultivated atmosphere引导的非限制性定语从句，注意在非限制性定语从句中不能使用who。
6. which was to have decisive consequences on his life引导的定语从句，在这里which也可以被that代替，但是不能被省略。
Frederic Chopin has (often) been called the poet (of the piano). He was born (in a small town near Warsaw, Poland on March 1, 1810). His father was French (and) had moved (to Poland in his youth). Chopin’s mother was Polish (and) she loved (all her) children (very much).
Chopin was the second (of four children), (who were brought up in a modest but cultivated atmosphere). (Like his brothers and sisters), he didn’t get (good) education.
(Young) Frederic showed (musical) gift (early in his life). He performed (in public at the age of nine). (In July of 1831), Chopin decided (to go to Paris) — a decision (which was to have decisive consequences on his life).
Paragraph 1: Childhood
Paragraph 2: Education
Paragraph 3: Achievement
Although Frederic Chopin didn’t get good education when he was young, he achieved a lot in music.
What does the writer mainly talk about in this passage?
A. Frederic Chopin was born in a small town in Poland.
B. Frederic Chopin became a famous pianoist through hard work.
C. Frederic Chopin was affected greatly by his parents.
D. Frederic Chopin performed a lot all over the world.
What was the turning point of Frederic Chopin’s life?
A. His mother loved him very much.
B. He made up his mind to go to paris.
C. He performed in public at the age of nine.
D. He didn’t get good education.
此题根据文章细节Chopin decided to go to Paris — a decision which was to have decisive consequences（后果）on his life可推断出，“他去巴黎”是他人生中重要的转折点，所以答案为选项B。
Dear teacher and classmates,
My name is Tom. I am 15 years old. My father is a manager and my mother is an English teacher. I graduated from No. 3 Middle School. I am good at computer and English. I like sports and collecting stamps. I like music, too.
Dear teacher and classmates,
Good morning / afternoon / evening, now let me introduce myself first. My name is Tom. I’m 15 years old. What makes me pleased is that both my parents love me very much but they are always busy. My father works as a manager while my mother is an English teacher. What’s more, I graduated from No. 3 Middle School. It was in that school that I learnt a lot of knowledge. Because of my hard work I am expert in computer and English. Besides, I am fond of sports and collecting stamps. Listening to music is another thing I am crazy about. Last but not least, I sincerely hope that I can make friends with those who share the common interest with me. That’s all. Thank you.
Good morning / afternoon / evening
... now first let me introduce myself first.
What makes me pleased is that both my parents love me very much ...
It was in that school that I learnt a lot of knowledge.
Because of my hard work, ...
... I sincerely hope that I can make friends with those who share the common interest with me.
表示概括关系的last but not least
work as 作为……身份工作
graduate from ... 从……毕业
be expert in ... 擅长于……
be fond of ... 喜欢
be crazy about ... 喜欢
share the common interest 有共同爱好
What makes me pleased ...（主语从句）
... that both my parents love me very much （表语从句）
while my mother is an English teacher （让步状语从句）
It was in that school that I learnt a lot of knowledge.（强调结构）
Listening to music is another thing I am crazy about. （定语从句）
I sincerely hope that I can make friends ... （宾语从句）
... with those who share the common interest with me. （定语从句）