Unit21 English and I
English used to be a headache to me.
I always found it difficult to memorize new vocabulary.
Grammar was also a closed book to me because there were many exceptions to the rules I had learned,which almost drove me crazy.
Needless to say, my English was poor,but I persevered.
Fortunately, I had a patient teacher.
Rather than scold me, he kept on encouraging me.
With his help and my diligence, my English improved step by step. After some time, I didn't seem to be struggling in English anymore.
In fact, English is now my strongest subject.
It only goes to show that there's no substitute for hard work.
1.used to V 以前曾经/常常……
例句：There used to be a park near my house.
2.find it+adj.+to V 发现/觉得……
例句：Jane finds it boring to go out with Denny.
3.Rather than+动词原形，S+V (非但)不……(反)而……
例句：Rather than slap me in the face，she gave me her phone number.
4.step by step 逐渐地;一步一步地
例句：Frank learned how to play the guitar step by step.