The world may or may not be without purpose, but it's not totally without some kind of magic. 让人想起Before Sunset里Celine引用爱因斯坦的那句话:如果你不相信这个宇宙存在任何形式的魔法或奇迹的话,你还不如就死了呢。

It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.

  1. 单词部分

I believe each of us must find a reason to truly embrace life. 理性和感性该如何权衡?一味追求逻辑和真理的人生是否才是失了生活真谛的人生?想要真正拥抱生活总是要让自己尝试着向非理性敞开怀抱的吧。


Egypt n. 埃及

Egyptian n. 埃及人 adj. 埃及的

abroad adv. 国外

board (keyboard, blacjboard)

go abroad 出国

worry v.  担忧

Don't worry !  别担心

worry about somebody / something

Gray worries about his daughter. 戈瑞总是担心他的女儿。

Mary always worries about her weight.  马瑞总是很担心她的体重。

We really dont know. We are just poor limited human being.

Don't forget to live.

  1. 课文部分

You call it madness, but I call it love.

Because only the real world can give you the foundation on which you build your dreams, or in other words, the real world offers you something that can help you realize your dreams.

Where are going to spend your holidays this year, Gray?

If divorced from the real world, all that you think as dreams and all that you are seeking after, are just groundless and vulnerable, or, illusory. 

spend 花费,度过


If you dwell on such dreams, ok, if some of them come true, that is fine, but once they can't be made true, you'll lose too many things, not only the dreams itself, but also the hope, the confidence, and so on.

I’d like to go there,too.

So, just stand on the real ground and seek after your dreams.

I‘d = I would



We can't make up our minds.

And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

mind 心,智慧, 头脑,决心。

make up one's mind to do something. 某人下定决心做某事。

I made up my mind to study Eenglish well. 我下定决心要学好英语。

We made up our minds to study English well.  我们下定学习要学好英语。


It take a long time.

It is almost unavoidable to encounter difficulties, some even seemingly unsurmountable, that may lead you to think you are at the lowest point of life.

take v. 花费   -> 只能指花费时间

某人 takes 时间 to do

Gray took three years to speak Chinese well.   戈瑞花了三年的时间把汉语讲好。

It takes 某人 时间 to do 

It took Gray three years to speak Chinese well.

cost v. 花费, 值  (钱)  -> 主语一般是物体。

某物 cost 某人 钱

The coat cost me fifty dollars.  大衣花了 50 美元。

某物 costs money

The house costs 68,500 pounds. 这个房子值 68,500美元。

spend v. 花费 (时间钱)  -> 主语是人

We are going to spend three days in the country.

I spent fifty dollars on the coat.

Maybe it seems that there is no hope for you to go upwards sometimes.

  1. 语法部分

You may lose all the hope for life and you can't recover from such setbacks.

may 可以 = can 

This is what the setbacks expect.

May I have a look at it ?  我可以看看它嘛?

You may go now.

But your life will be destroyed as well.

may 可能   -> 对未来的事件的可能性推测

We can't let that be true. We must take the rock bottoms as opportunities to reassess our life and repair our life.

He may come tomorrow.  他明天可能回来。

It may rain tonight.  今天晚上可能要下雨。

She may not take my advice. 她可能不会接受我的建议。

They may not believe me . 他们可能不相信我。

may be VS maybe  把它看成一个单词, 表推测的副词,  adv. 可能,大概

Maybe/Perhaps it is Tim' shirt.   可能是Tim的衬衫。

Maybe/Perhaps I am wrong.

may be 表示对现在存在着的状态的一种可能性推测。

It may be true.  它可能是真的。

She may be at home, 它可能在家。

He may be ill.

She may be over forty years old.  他可能已经40 多岁了。

It may be cheaper.   他可能比较便宜。

might 可以  -> 征求对方的意见,  语气比may 更委婉。

Might I have a look at it?

Might I come in ?

might 可能  -> 也是对未来时间的推测 ,  可能性一般比may小。

He might come tomorrow.  他明天可能回来吧。

It might rain tonight. 今天晚上可能会下雨吧。

We might not go anywhere. 我们可能哪都去不了。

Might be  可能性一般小与 may be

It might be true.

He might be ill.

  1. 单词句型讲解


must  /  can  / could  /  may / might  / had better  / have to  /  need  

情态动词在句子中的位置:  一定要放在这句话动词的前面, 情态动词后面的动词一定是原型

He must go home now. 他现在必须回家。

She can come now.

I could answer sixteen of the questions.

We may go abroad.

He might come tomorrow.

We had better go back to the station now.

I have to water the garden every day.

I needn't go to work today .

带有情态动词的肯定句变为否定句: not 一定要加在情态动词的后面

He must not go home now. 他现在不需要回家。

She can't come now.

I couldn't answer sixteen of the questions.

We may not go abroad.

He might not come tomorrow.

We had better not go back to the station now.

I don't have to water the garden every day.  -> 要借助助动词do ,并且放在情态动词前面。

 I must go to work today .

带有情态动词的句子变疑问句, 将情态动词拿到句首。

Must he go home now?

Can she come now?

Could you answer all the question?

May I have a look at it , please?

Might I have a look at it,please?

Do you have to water the garden every day?

情态动词 有没有时态的变化呢? 

can / could / may / might / have to 

can VS could.

只有can 当能力将的时候,它们才互为 原型过去是关系

may VS might

You may come in . 你可以进来。

I asked the teacher If might come in . 我问老师, 我是否可以进来。  -> 问的时候发生在过去。

He may be ill . 他可能是病了。

I thought he might be ill.  我当时想,他当时可能病了。  

have to  VS has to  VS had to VS will have to 

I have to study English. 我不得不学英文。

He has to study English.

I had to stay up late last night.  昨天晚上我不得不熬夜。

I will have to leave tomorrow. 我明天不得不离开。


  1. I'm sorry . I have to go now . My father told me on the phone that my mother was ill.

我爸给我打电话说我妈妈病了. 我现在不得不走,对不起。

  1. Where is my umbrella?  我的雨伞在哪呢?

"It's fine today.  You needn't take an umbrella with you."  


  1. I can't find Dad. Where is he ?  我找不到我爸爸了, 他在哪呢?

I’m not sure. He may be in the study.


  1. You can go and ask Meimei. She may know  the answer.