1. master /̍mɑːstə（r）/ n. 硕士
2. postgraduate /̩pəʊst̍ɡrædʒuət/ n. 研究生
3. immerse /ɪ̍mɜːs/ v. 沉浸在
Life is full of ups and downs， including ups and downs of career， emotion and study. When my mother told me this， I always didnt believe it made any sense to me because I always thought my life would be smooth all the time. But when I look back on my life， I find that everything I have got through is just so⁃so.
I would like to share something I experienced last year with you. I have been dreaming about earning a masters degree and I have been always working hard so as to realize the dream. Through continuous efforts， I eventually succeeded in passing the National Postgraduate Entrance Examination. The time I got the good news that I was admitted to my dream school， I couldnt be happier and I even thought I was the most fortunate person in this world. And during the whole following summer holiSz86SFQNVvNPUa5mFlfPAKN3NoVBQ9VPUjHyWnUdXCM=day， I was immersed in imagining my colorful graduate life. In order to test my independence， I made up my mind to go to the city where my school was located on my own one day ahead of schedule.
I arrived at the hotel I had booked in advance alone the day before the new term began. But unluckily， I had caught a bad cold several days before the journey and it got even worse after riding throughout the day. I found that I had a fever and then I took some pills to reduce the fever. But the temperature rose very high， and all that night I had great difficulty in falling asleep. I felt very lonely and helpless， unable to do anything but shed tears， and considered it as the most difficult challenge that I had ever faced. However， when I thought of my parents experiences of difficulties， I told myself “tomorrow is another day”， and then I got the courage to overcome the difficulty and finally I got up and took the taxi to see a doctor at 2：00 am.
Ⅰ. Difficult phrase in sentences
When my mother told me this， I always didnt believe it made any sense to me because I always thought my life would be smooth all the time.
分析：本句中，make sense to sb意为“对某人有意义”。
Ⅱ. Useful sentence patterns
1. The time I got the good news that I was admitted to my dream school， I couldnt be happier and I even thought I was the most fortunate person in this world.
2. I felt very lonely and helpless， unable to do anything but shed tears.
分析：本句中的unable to do anything but shed tears为形容词短语作伴随状语。
（1）What was the result of the authors visit to the hospital？
（2）How did the author feel when she learned the result？
（3）What did the authors parents do for her？
（1）What was the authors mood and behavior after seeing her parents？
（2）What did the authors parents say to her？
（3）What did the author understand about life from the love and care of parents？
在续写的过程中要注意情节连贯，各部分内容相衔接，即：1. 两段的续写与所给短文的衔接;2. 每段的续写与续写段首句之间的衔接;3. 续写的两段之间的衔接。同时要注意语言风格的一致和语法、句型以及所用词语的准确性。英语写作模范小短文