1.We thought she did not like us, whereas in fact she was very shy. 2. They want a house, whereas we would rather live in a flat.
1. Three years elapsed before he returned to college. 2. Three months have elapsed since he left home.
Several months were to elapse before his case was brought to trial.
These doctors and nurses are worthy of our respect.
worth sth is worth (doing) worthy Sth. is worthy of + n. /being done /to be done worthwhile It is worthwhile doing/to do sth. 1. The matter is worth consideration /considering. 2. The matter is worthy of consideration/being/to be considered. 3. It is worthwhile considering/to consider the matter.
competent as / at / in / for something 1. He is competent for the task. 2. He is not competent to look after young children.
Text analysis Part 1 Time is one of the elements that Americans save carefully, the other being labor. Part 2 Americans save time in daily life. Central Topic: Americans are time-conscious
Text Structure Analysis: A Paragraph of a General statement Supported by Specific Details and Reasons
Transitional Words 1.Cause and effect: result in, therefore, due to, consequently, since 2. Comparison and contrast: whereas, however 3. Exemplification: for example