Book 1 lesson 14
11 It started on a biting cold February morning.
2 I’ll cover your classes.
3 I was to close the file and write the obituary for the school paper.
4 the almost bare sheets in the file mocked the effort.
5 As far as I could tell， he had never done one happy， noisy kid thing. He had never been any body at all.
6 How do you go about making a boy into a zero？
7 The other academic sheep had followed with “dull”；
8 Even shy， timid， sweet children have resilience. It takes time to break them.
9 A child is a believing creature. Cliff undoubtedly believed them.
10 He has been my challenge year after year， class after class.
11 …the school board， but I won’t have one of you coming out of here thinking himself into a zero.
1 stop（sb） short
The marching soldiers stopped short at the general’s command.
When the driver saw an old lady crossing the street， he brought the car to a sudden stop
2 come/bring sth to a stop
Passengers began to crowd at the door before the train came to a stop.
4 tap sb on the arm/shoulder ， take sb by the hand， seize sb by the arm， hit sb over the head/in the stomach
5 drop dead ： die suddenly and unexpectedly without having previously been ill
6 I’d appreciate your doing st/it if………
We’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t mention our identity.
I’d appreciate your understanding my absence from the party.
7 your going our
8 in person
9 see sth/sb in one’s mind’s eye ： imagine and have a clear picture of it/him/her in one’s mind
She can see in her mind’s eye the white building where she had classes twenty years ago.
10 close ： bring sth to an end/ come to an end
The chairman closed the meeting with a short speech.
11 as far as I know/can tell
12 go about sth/doing sth
They want to raise money for helpless old people， but they don’t know how to go about it.
Graduating students are busy going about looking for jobs.
13 make sb/sth into sth ：cause to become
He used to be an innocent lad. His bitter experience has make him into a man.
15 What……has done to sb/sth
16 with a lump in one’s chest， have a lump in one’s /the throat
17 not have sb doing sth
He won’t have anyone smoking in his office.
They won’t have their children speaking rudely to anybody.
18 think oneself into
He talked his father into buying a new car.
1 As a chief， his task is to organize the work in the lab. He seldom does experiment in person.
2 Many years later， he could still see the terrible scene of the air crash in his mind’s eye.
3 Doctors point out that medicine of this type is harmful to babies.
4 Repeated failures have driven him out of his mind.
5 Don’t carry too many things with you when you go traveling. Just take such things as you need. （such as）
6 Talking to him is like playing the lute to a cow. （ like ）