专四听力训练96：Time Has the Power to Change Attitude
Last week, my youngest son and I visited my father at his new home.
My earliest memories of my father are of a tall, handsome, successful man devoted to his work and family but uncomfortable with his children. As a child, I loved him； as a school girl and young adult, I feared him and felt bitter about him.
On the first day of my visit, we did some shopping，ate on the street table，and laughed over my son's funny facial expressions. Gone was my father's critical air and strict rules. Who was this person I knew as my father who seemed so friendly and interesting to be around?
The next day, my dad pulled out his childhood pictures and told me quite a few stories about his own childhood. Although our times together became easier over the years, I never felt closer to him until that moment. After so many years, I'm at last seeing another side of my father. (162 words)
☆ devote [di'vaut] 投人于，献身be devoted to 专心于
devote oneself to sth.献身于，致力于
He's devoted to me.他对我忠心耿耿。
☆ memory [ 'memori] n. 记忆力；记忆
as memory serves 每逢想起
blot out of one's memory忘却，从记忆中抹掉
come to one1 s memory想起，清醒过来
die away from sb. ,s memory被某人忘掉，记不起来
fresh in one9 s memory 记忆犹新
have a memory like a sieve 记忆力极差
have a memory like an elephant 记忆力特另lj好
refresh one's memory 唤起记忆
search one's memory 寻思，追忆
sink into the memory of sb.深深印在某人脑海里、
to the memory of献给……（作者书前纪念性题词）
if my memory serves me right (== if my memory does not fail me)如果我没有