Dear Ming-hui,

How’s everything?

Summer vacation has started here. This is my second year in America. This year I have many chances to meet different people. My school thinks students should 1 . That’s why I was asked to work at a hospital. I didn’t get paid for the work, so at first I thought I was helping others. But later I found 2 . The work has changed me in a good way. I used to care only about my studies, but I’m different now. It made me feel good to see other people live better lives because of something I did for them.

I miss my friends in Taiwan. 3 next summer after graduating from high school. Let’s go to see our teacher Ms. Huang then. She’s going to have a baby next January.

All the best,


graduate 畢業
make some friends when we are on vacation
not only study hard but also try to help others
try to learn a foreign language
not worry too much about things we can not change
it was not easy to make money
I was in fact helping myself
I could also get better grades
it was a boring job
You’ll know what to do
I’m going back home
They should change their jobs
We should always remember to study hard