Out of the blue
You sound like a really nice mum, letting your daughter play on the computer all day, even though you had things to do. Did she really draw that animation? It’s so impressive! Does lemon tea help you to think about what to write in your blog?
Your story about Cindy is very interesting. Isn’t life strange and unpredictable? I’m sure when you were at school, and you saw her wearing those nice dresses, and eating chocolate, she seemed to have such a wonderful life. I imagine other children were envious of her good fortune. In life, there are always people who seem to have it all. I remember a boy at my primary school who had all the latest Star Wars toys, including the Death Star! I was so envious…
But life can change out of the blue. After her mum was given the chance to go abroad and study in France, Cindy’s life seemed to fall apart, didn’t it?
I'm happy her story has a happy ending, though. Her step-father supported her through university in America and she came back to China. Her dad must have been so pleased when she sent him a car because her husband’s business was going so well. And he even remarried! It’s easy to understand why the light came back into his eyes.
Cindy’s story really made me think: Does life ever turn out the way you expect?
Keep up the excellent blogging Jenny. Have a great weekend!
Today’s useful English:
(to do something) all day
(to) have things to do
(to be) impressed by something/someone
(to be) impressive
(to) think about (what to do)
(to be) envious of (someone)
(to) have it all
(something happens) out of the blue
(to) go abroad
(to) fall apart
(to) support someone through (something)
(to) go well/badly
(to) turn out the way you expect
P.S. I’ve amended one of the useful English expressions from my previous blog post: have green ______ (Can you find the word?). Not sure how that happened…
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