Unit22 A Special Friend
Not until I got acquainted with Fanny did I learn to be independent.
I first noticed this unique girl because of her skinny legs.
Even though she is crippled from pollio, she is not crippled by feelings of inferiority.
In fact, she is talented and excels in many ways.
Having a handicapped body doesn't mean having an impaired personality.
Fanny understands that she can't help her parents on the farm, and she doesn't want to be a burden to them.
So she is determined to live an active and independent life.
She is such a responsible and diligent girl that she makes me feel as if I were still a child.
Her maturity and optimism inspire me.
I hope her dream of traveling around the world on her own will be realized soon.
1.not until + S + V+倒装句 直到……才……
例句:Not until I grew up did I understand why my parents were so strict with me.
2.even though... 即使/虽然……
例句:Even though he is the manager , no one respects him.
3.excel in... 在……杰出;擅长……
例句:John knows a little of everything but excels in nothing.
4.be crippled by 跛脚; 被受伤致残; 被严重削弱; 陷于瘫痪
例句:And even if the vicious circle is limited, the financial system will still be crippled by inadequate capital.