Lesson five first principles
What do u learn about laura？Why were her parents so proud of her？
Laura was a slim，dark-haired girl of fourteen. she was smart and a pupil at Green Valley Academy. Christmas Day was coming，laura wanted a ballerina dress as a gift from her parents to attend some parties. But when laura‘s mother told her about her father’s unemployment，she understood them and said she didn‘t care about presents or parties. During the time when the family spent Christmas Day at the farm，laura seemed to radiate happiness. It was laura’s obvious pleasure that had a wonderful Christmas Day. Therefore，laura‘s parents were proud of her.
Lesson six The beauty of Britain
Britain is a small but beautiful country .One of its charms lies in its variety with the territory of 240500 square kilometers，it has mountains，plains and lakes as other countries. Someone perhaps says that the mountains there are only mountains in miniature . Although those mountains are small，they all have the air of great mountains .Another characteristic of Britain is its happy surprise. A traveler will kept being pleasantly astonished by the landscape. On a rolling plain，you might suddenly noticed mountains with step slopes ahead. In a highly developed industrial district，he would see out of expectation a rough wilderness. But the most impressing would be the happy compromise between Nature and Man，country and city .This characteristic is obvious in suburbs where the inhabitants can not only enjoy the civilization of the city，but also live a comfortable country gentlemen‘s life .
Lesson seven some meanings of authentic love
In author‘s opinion，what does love mean？
1. Love means I know the person I love. 2. Love means that I care about the welfare of the person I love. 3. Love means having respect for the dignity of the person I love. 4. Love means having a responsibility toward the person I love. 5. Love means growth for both myself and the person I love. 6. Love can tolerate imperfection. 7. Love is freeing. 8. Love is expansive. 9. Love means having a want for the person I love without having a need for that person in order to be complete. 10. Love means identifying with the person I love. 11. Love is selfish. 12. Love involves seeing the potential within the person we love.
Lesson ten On friendship
Four different-kinds of friendship：
Few American stay put for a lifetime. Americans use the word“friend”to a wide range from someone known only a few weeks，most people，old and young r called by first name，and friends flow in and out American family with little ceremony.很少美国人一辈子呆在一个地方的。美国人使用朋友一词时，朋友可适用广泛只结识几个星期的，朋友们进进出出美国家庭很少有礼节。
In France，as in many European countries，friends generally are of the same sex，and friendship is seen as basically a relationship between men.正如许多欧洲国家一样，在法国，朋友通常都是性别相同之人，友谊被视为是男士间的基本关系。
For the French，friendship is a one-to-one relationship that demands a keen awareness of the other person‘s intellect，temperament and particular interests.法国人所认为的友情是一种一对一的关系，要求一方能敏锐地察觉另一方的才智、性情以及特别的兴趣爱好。
The special relationship of friendship is based on what the French value most–on the mind，on having the same of outlook，on vivid awareness of some chosen area of life.友谊这一特殊关系以法国人最珍视的东西为基础——思想、观点的一致以及对生活中某一方面的具体感悟。
In Germany，friendship is much more clearly a matter of feeling，from deeply sentimental attachments，not so much to polish their wits as to share their hopes and fears and dreams. Within the family，the closest relationship over the lifetime is between brothers and sisters. Outside the family，men and women find in their closest friends of the same sex the devotion of sister，the loyalty of a brother.在德国友谊更明确地表现为感情问题，彼此建立起深厚的感情，其目的并不是为了增加自己的智慧，而是为了分享彼此的愿望、忧虑与梦想。在家庭内部，一生中最亲密的关系存在于兄弟姐妹之间。在家庭以外，人们在同性间最亲密的朋友身上发现如姐妹般的奉献，如兄弟般的忠诚。
English friendships，their basis is shared activity. In the midst of the activity，whatever it may be，people fall into step.英国人之间的友情建立的基础是共同的行为。无论是何种行为，在行为的过程中人们的步调变得一致。
And a break in an English friendship comes not necessarily as a result of misjudgement，where one friend seriously misjudges how the other will think or feel act，so that suddenly they are out of step.此外英国人友谊的中断并不是由于见解不同或情感不和造成的，而是由于判断失误造成的，一个人可能会很严重地对另一个人的思维方式、感受或行为方式做出了错误的判断，于是彼此间突然变得不默契。
What's the friendship？
There is the recognition that friendships r formed，in contrast with kinship，through freedom of choice. A friend is someone who choose and is chosen. Related to this is the sense each friend gives the other of being a special individual，on whatever grounds this recognition is based. And between friends there is inevitably a kind of equality of give and take.人们一致认为，与亲属关系不同，友谊建立在自由选择的基础上。朋友既是选择别人又为别人所选择的人。随之而来的是在朋友之间双方都能使对方感到自己是与众不同的，无论这种感觉的依据是什么。此外朋友间不可避免地要有来有往，互让互谅。