1.I had intended to take a trip to Paris since my brother went there to study.
intend to V 打算……
intend sb to V 打算/计划让某人……
例:She intended to quit the part-time job one month ago.
Mr. Green didn't intend his only son to inherit his large fortune.
take a trip to+地方名词 去某地旅行
例:Daniel took a trip to Malaysia to visit his aunt.
例:I have been teaching English since I moved here.
He said he had studied French since he started college.
2.During the last summer vacation，I was fortunate enough to make my dream come true.
on vacation 在度假
例:The Jackson family went on vacation to the Bahamas.
Jamie vacationed in Hawaii two weeks ago.
本文‘'be fortunate enouth to V”中enough是副词，作后位修饰，即置于所修饰的形容词或副词之后，巨其后须接不定式。
例:He was mouth fortunate for passing the entrance exam.(x)
-> He was fortunate enough to pass the entrance exam.(O)
c.come true 实现
例:His dream of being a painter was realized
3.I spent more than one month visiting several magnificent museums and famous architectural sites.
例:Susan spent two hours to learn how to use the computer.(x)
一Susan spent two hours learning how to use the computer.(O)
例:That is the most magnificent temple I have ever seen.
例:The Taj Mahal is an architectural wonder.
The architecture in Barcelona is surreal.
例:This is the construction site for the new ocean park.
4.What's more.I got acquainted with a Frenchman，Olivier, who shared an apartment with my brother.
a.What's more, S + V 而且，……
例:You're sick;you should take lots of Vitamin C. What's more，you should stay home.
get acquainted with sb 与某人认识
acquaint oneself with sth 熟悉某事
例:Lydia and I have been acquainted with each other since 1984.
Karen has acquainted herself with her new car.
Peter is just an acquaintace of mine.
例:Olivier is a Frenchman.(n.)
=Olivier is French.(adj.)
d.share sth with sb 与某人分享某事
例:Melody used to share the joys and sorrows of life with her sister.
5.Unlike what I imagined Frenchmen to be，Olivier wasn't arrogant in the least.
例:Not like his father, he neither smokes nor drinks.(x)
- Unlike his father, he neither smokes nor drinks.(O)
imagine sb to be… 想象某人是....
例:Nick always imagines himself to be an actor.
例:No one likes to be with an arrogant person like Jack.
d.not…in the least一点也不……
例:That comedian was not funny in the least.
6.On the contrary，he was so easygoing and friendly that he volunteered to be our guide.
On the contrary ,...相反地,....
例:Everyone thinks Dean is stingy. On the contrary，I think he's quite generous.
例:Jeff volunteered to help me paint my house.
d.guide n.导游& vt.引导
例:The light from the lighthouse guided the ship to safety.
7.I remember one day he took us to a chic cafe and told us that the cup which he was holding was the very same that Picasso had used.
…that(1)the cup (2)which he was holding(3) was(4) the very same(5)that Picasso had used.
(4)代词，作表语，省略了cup, very为副词，作强调用法。而the same之后的关系代词一定要用that，不可用who或which
the same + N + that从句 就是同一个…
the same + N + as... 和……相同的……
例:Don't make the same mistake that you did last time.
I have the same watch as he is wearing.
8.Even though we communicated in simple English，I never felt bored being with him.
communicate in… 用……(语言)沟通
communicate with… 与....沟通
例:The aborigines can only communicate in their native tongue.
The reporters communicated with each other by fax.
…I never felt bored being with him.
=…I never felt bored when I was with him.
9.It was Olivier who made my memories of Paris so vivid and un-forgettable.
a.It is/was+名词/代词+who/whom/which 引导的定语从句 就是.....
此处who, whom, which均可用that取代
例:It was the writer who inspired me to attend the speech.
It was this picture that (=which) reminded me of my happy days in Japan.
b.memory n. 记忆
memory of… 以纪念……
例:The musician gave a performance in memory of his deceased fathcr.
例:The storyteller filled the children's minds with vivid descriptions of imaginary places.
例:I will always remember the sound of her unforgettable laugh.