Unit 3 Friendship and Loyalty
Reflections: Friendship and loyalty
① How many of us recognize true loyalty in a friend? Loyalty consists of(参考Unit1，TextA) a friend, who will stick by you, through thick and thin. A friend who is always honest with you and never betrays the friendship with lies is a loyal friend. If you have a loyal friend, you have indeed found a true virtue in that friend.(承上句)
② The current trend on the internet is befriending anyone who requests to be your friend. However, this new trend may lead to disasters.(承上句) It may be popular and trendy to have a network filled with a multitude of mutual friends. However, one true loyal friend may be the only friend you need.
③ A term used on the popular Facebook site is B.F.F. This acronym means best friends forever. Are they really your best friends forever? You might ask yourself this question, "Will they share my private matters with others on the pages of Facebook, or perish the thought, engage in gossip about me with others?" (1)If the answer to that is , "I don't know", more than likely, they will not be your best friends forever. Maybe not, even for a day.
1. If the answer to that is , "I don't know", more than likely(很有可能), they will not be your best friends forever.
more than likely: very likely
more than happy: very happy
more than pleased: very pleased
【单选题】6. He is _______ willing to shall his happiness with us.
· A. more
· B. more than
· C. enough
· D. too
【解析】本题考查more than+adj.。"more than"后接形容词相当于"very+形容词"，本句中more than willing意为"非常乐意"。句子的意思是"他非常乐意同我们分享他的幸福。"注意D选项：too…to…意为"太……以至于不能……"意思不符。
④ I choose to have a B.L.F., a best loyal friend, for those of you who may be challenged by the use of acronyms during this age of technology and fast-talking.
⑤ (2)Loyalty found in a friend is akin to making a deposit in a bank account. More often than not, your deposits gain internet, an internet in your well-being and welfare. A loyal friend attracts another loyal friend. (3)In essence, water does seek its own level.(承上、总结的句子)
⑥ (4)If you were a B.L.F. way before Facebook gained notoriety, then I'm sure you understand the priise of loyalty in a friend. You should never exploit your B.L.F. to gain more friends or make yourself sei more important to others. These are not the traits of a best loyal friend.(承上句)
⑦ A best loyal friend does not care who is invited to your party. They will attend your party and celebrate you, just in the way a best loyal friend should do.
⑧ Reconnecting with a best loyal friend is easier to do on the pages of Facebook. However, a virtual friend does not assure you of his loyalty. My caution to you is that you'd better pay attention to the smiling faces on the Facebook pages. In the eighties we were warned of smiling faces in a song, which contained these lyrics, "A smile is just a frown turned upside down, my friend." Now, that is the undisputed truth for my generation.
2. Loyalty found in a friend is akin to making a deposit in a bank account.
(1) akin to: similar to
(2) make a deposit in a bank account 往银行账户存款
make withdrawals from a bank account
3. In essence, water does seek its own level. 本质上，水自然会向下流--朋友间总是惺惺相惜。
4. If you were a B.L.F. way before Facebook gained notoriety, then I'm sure you understand the priise of loyalty in a friend.
way (与介词或副词连用，加强程度)very far 很远
如：She finished the race way ahead of the other runners. 她第一个跑到终点，远远领先于其他选手。
The shot was way off target. 这次射的远离目标。
The price is way above what we can afford. 价格高得我们绝对付不起。
way back: a long time ago 很久以前
I first met him way back. 我和他初次见面时很久以前的事了。
P149 Bridging the Gap
Directions: Fill in the blanks with a word or a phrase that best completes the passage. You may choose a suitable one from the list given.
while(连词) share(动词/名词) on（介词） unique（形容词） whatever（连接词）
that（关系代词/指示代词/连接词）opposites（名词） a couple of （数词） personalities（名词）wisely（副词）
In the daily drama and comedy of our life, it's nice to have friends. ___1 While___ family is extremely important, friends are a different support system of your choosing. As the saying goes, you can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends." Choosing them ___2 wisely___ can make your life more exciting and inspiring.
Deciding whom you choose as your friends says as much about you as it does them. You may choose your friends based ___3 on___ similar interests. You may choose them because you're both polar ___4 opposites___ of each other and find this interesting and intriguing. Often, friends become "friends" because they naturally gravitate(被吸引) towards each other because of similar ___5 personalities___ and temperaments. Sometimes it's just circumstances ___6 that___ bring two individuals together who then become friends.
___7 Whatever___ prompts a friendship, developing one is a very rewarding experience. This is especially true when, before you know it, a certain friendship turns into a ___8 unique___ lifelong close friendship. Again, it's been said that a person normally has only ___9 a couple of___ very close friends in their life. Think of whom you deem as truly close friends. These are those select individuals you can confide in(信赖，吐露秘密) and ___10 share___ deep thoughts and concerns with, without any reservations.