Part one. Paras. 1-20. From a conversation with the cab driver the author learned how much he regretted failing to keep up correspondence with his old friend Ed.
Part two. Paras. 21-35. Reading the letter by himself, the author learned more about the lifelong friendship between the driver and Old Ed.
Part three. Para. 36. The driver’s experience urged the author to reach for his pen.
1. It seemed that his failure in the examination was still on his mind.
2. He was completely choked up by the sight of his team losing in the final minutes of the game.
3. She was so lost in study that she forgot to have dinner.
4. Something has come up and I am afraid I won’t be able to accomplish the project on time.
5. The cost of equipping the new hospital was estimated at＄2 million.
1. Half an hour had passed by, but the last bus hadn’t come yet. We had to walk home.
2. Mary looked as if she is very worried about the Chinese exam because she hasn’t learned the text by heart.
3. Since the basketball match has been postponed, we might as well visit the museum.
4. He stayed in Australia with his parents all the way through World War II.
5. Since I graduated from Nanking University in 1985, I have kind of lost touch with my classmates.
It is not easy to keep in touch with friends when they are far away. This is certainly true in my case.
It has been a couple of years since I left my old neighborhood and all the friends I had there. I’ve been meaning to write to them but something or other comes up and I just don’t seem to find the time. They are always on my mind, however, and I think I will certainly make an effort to keep up correspondence with them in future.