11 The home environment suddenly takes on a tremendous importance
Now that it is remodeled，the house has taken on a new look.
12.fear of physical contact withattendants；the absent-minded stare；
be in （make） contact with与……取得联系，联络，交往，接触
eg：He tried to make contract with me when he was in Beijing，but failed.
13.Although not common there are individuals who cannot live in foreign countries.
14.You may notice several superficial differences such as music，food，and clothing，and the fresh appeal of the new experience keeps you feeling interested and positive.
eg：The government appealed to the whole society to pay attention to the environment.
positive：showing confidence and optimism积极的，肯定的，正面的
15 If you are a real tourist，you probably do not stay long enough for this phase to wear off but go on to the next new location or experience
wear off：diminish，get less逐渐消失
eg：The child's interest in the game soon wore off. 那孩子对这个游戏的兴趣很快就消失了。
16 …… the crisis stage-in which the shine wears off and day-to-day realities sink in.
sink in 被理会，被理解
Colin paused，letting the meaning of words sink in.
17 in a new country，you find barriers to establishing connections or to learning the language beyond a few polite phrases.
barriers to （doing sth.）：做某事的障碍
eg：He has some barriers in speaking.他在语言上有些障碍。
beyond：more than；part from
eg：I didn't know anything about her beyond her nationality.
18.However，if you stick with the experience
stick with sth.：继续做，继续支持
eg：Stick with it and you'll win in the end. 坚持到最后就会胜利。
19.on the basis of some mastery，competence，and comfort.
on the basis of：基于（某一事实或情况），由于有问题：
eg：He's recently been made public relations manager on the basis of his performance
20 using some phrases that are unique to English people.
unique to：only 唯一的，独特的
eg：His interpretation of the screenplay is unique.他对剧本的解释很独特。