House and Home
"House" and "home" are two words that have similar meanings.
"House" and "home" both refer to places where people live. However, there is a difference between them. "Home" is often referred to as the place that we live in with our families. Sadly, in our society, people can hardly distinguish a home from a house because they often see no difference between them. This confusion can be traced back to the indifference between family members. Therefore, we can say that love is an important factor in a home. A home is a shelter, not only for our bodies but also for our minds. Whenever we are depressed, we can go home for comfort.
Everyone in the family will do his best to take care of each other and share their happiness as well as sorrow. Without love, a home is merely a house where loneliness is all that can be found. And a house can never be a home unless there is love. (163 words)
Useful Words and Expressions:
refer to v. 提到，指的是
refer a question to an expert非曲直把问题提交给专家(处理)
refer sb. to the dictionary 叫某人去查字典
He referred his success to the good teaching he had.
distinguish between silk and rayon 分清丝和人造丝
People who cannot distinguish between colours are said to be colour-blind.
trace back to v. 追溯到
trace one's family back追溯某人家世
trace a rumour to its source 追查谣言的根源
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