1. There was a time in my life when people asked constantly for stories about what it’s like to work in a field dominated by men.
Key Points: relative adverb( when, where, why)/ relative pronoun( that, which)
(1). I will never forget the day when I first met her.
(2). I will never forget the day that/ which we spend together.
2. And scores of online discussion boards have popped up on which people discuss negative experiences tied to too much time on the Web.
Key Points: pop up/ tie to/ past participle
(1). pop up (appear in a place or situation unexpectedly)
After the rain, mushrooms seem to pop up overnight.
(2). tie… to… (in a close relationship)
Our success is tied to you.
(3). past participle as attribute
These are problems left over by history.= These are problems that/ which are left over by history.
3. About 8% said they used the Internet as a way to escape problems, and almost 14% reported they “found it hard to stay away from the Internet for several days at a time.”
Key Points: escape/ stay away from/ at a time
(1). “escape” as vt. (to get away from a dangerous or bad situation)
You were lucky to escape punishment.
(2). stay away from (leave, keep distance from)
Stay away from the project!
(3). at a time
Watch out! One step at a time.