I was stuck for five or six minutes though it felt much longer. My head span dizzily as if theworld swirled. At my wit's end, I felt a stab of fear.(“我”的情绪：慌张、无奈）“Don'tpanic! Papa,Papa,we need your help," Jason exclaimed. In time over came my father.(借助外界帮助）Heembraced my neck and pulled back with strength while Jason pinned/pressed down the pumpkin.（一系列动作描写）It didn't work, though. (问题未解决）“Why not tear the pumpkin directly?"suddenly rang out mother's voice. ( 新 想 法 ) In a split second, a creak broke out overhead,followed by a ray of light, which I seemingly hadn't seen for ages. (问题得到解决）But what didI see? My mother was filming all the way. (衔接句）
That video was posted online the Monday before Halloween.To my surprise, soon my videowas followed by a sea of likes, my mailbox flooded with similar stories. (衔接句）My big rednose and my sore chin became netizens'favorite topic. A little embarrassed as I was,a wave ofwarmth welled up inside. (细节描写之我的心情）Then a good idea flashed across my mind. (想法）“Isn't it a good idea to share stories online to choose the funniest? " I told Jason,jumping with joy.（做法，为结局做铺垫）“Amazing! Let's call it Pumpkin's Competition. "Jason giggled. (Jason的反应，照应开头）
howling(嚎哭)，sob,weep,burst into tears,burst out crying. (one's eyes)brim with/be filled with tears
horror, frightened,scared,speechless,in(a)panic,in a cold sweat,be filled with terror,rooted to the spot,freeze,one's knees feel weak, (hands)sweat
（动词）dance,jump/leap with joy, feel a surge of joy/excitement,whistle,overcome with happiness/delight /joy/excitement, (one's eyes)twinkle,(one's heart) beat/poundwildly;
(形容词）delighted,overjoyed,excited,thrilled,wild with joy
伤心、痛苦: feel a surge of sadness,(sadness)surge within sb. ,one's heart ache,overcomewith sadness
生气、愤怒：felt/get angry/furious,feel a surge of anger/rage/fury,eyes blaze,storm outof/into/off,storm/say angrily, sth. makes sb. 's blood boil, sth. makes sb. extremely angry,claspone's fists/teeth, sb. 's blood is up
鼓起勇气：pluck up/take/gather/summon up one's courage
毫不犹豫：without even thinking,without delay,without hesitation,without a second thought
欣慰：breath a sigh of relief,sigh with relief,to one's relief5.
徒劳: in vain, no use,without success
茫然:at a loss, at sea, blankly, be lost in a fog
occur to, hit, strike, flash into one's mind, crowd in one's mind, dawn on
过了一段时间：not long, shortly afterwards, before long,for an instant/moment
令人惊讶的是:to one's surprise,strangely enough
realize, echo, linger, whisper in one's mind, down deep in one's heart
1. A lump came to his throat.
2. Her eyes were red from crying.
3. Her eyes brimmed with tears.
4. Tears coursed/trickled/streamed/ran down her cheeks.
1. She was too frightened to tell her family what had happened.
2. His heart was pounding, as if he were frightened.
3. Liza was so frightened that she couldn't make a sound.
4. I bowed my head timidly and dared not look at my father's cloudy face.
5. My brain is blank. I just want to leave this horrible place.
1. When she knew. . .she felt excited/thrilled.
2. When she knew. . .her eyes twinkled with excitement.
3. When she knew. . . her heart was pounding with wild joy.
4. When she knew. . .a wild excitement took hold of her.
5. Knowing...she felt a surge of excitement.
1. A sadness came over her.
2. Her heart ached, tears streaming down her cheeks.
3. Numb with grief,she became speechless.
4. Feeling a surge of sadness, she couldn't help crying bitterly.
5. Sadness surging within her, she burst into tears.
1. Sam stood rooted to the spot, his eyes blazing with anger.
2. He felt so angry that he stormed out of the room, slamming the door furiously behind him.
3. Boiling with rage, he shook his fist at me.
4. Filled with fury, she was unable to utter a single word.
1. He summoned up his courage and lodged a protest with his father.
2. I finally plucked up the courage to ask her for. .
1. She could hardly wait to. . .
2. Hardly thinking/Without even thinking,he ran to. . .
1. It seemed as if/that someone was coming to save us.
2. Oftentimes our tears of remorse reveal a glimmer of hope.
3. A wave of relief flooded through me. . .
4. A wave of relief washed over him. . .1.ltsuddlyoccur1
1. But bad luck for me, I failed in my attempt to persuade her.
2. She closed her eyes tightly in a vain attempt to hold back the tears.
3. All our efforts were in vain.
4. She kept pacing, wondering what to do next.
5. With tears streaming down her face, she didn't know what to do next.
6. With tears streaming down her face, she was unsure of what to do next.
7. She was at a loss what to do.
8. He was in a dilemma about whether to do or not.
1. It suddenly occurred to him that...
2. It hit me that I had a choice.
3. A thought struck her that. . .
4. It dawned that. . .
5. An idea occurred/came to me that
6. A ludicrous thought/idea flashed/came through Harry's mind.
1. It didn't take long before. . .
2. It took some time before. . .
3. To my surprise enough, it turned out that...
倒装句：Not until+时间状语＋did sb.realize/notice that+从句
强调句：It was only+时间状语＋that sb.realized that+从句
1. One's words echoed/rang out in one's ears.
2. One's words/voice/lingered/whispered in one's mind/head
3. One's head was still full of. . .
1. What a/an valuable/useful/great/painful lesson she taught me/I learned from her!
2. What a/an enjoyable/pleasant/wonderful/unforgettable/memorable/valuable experience I had!
3. Down deep in my heart, it was an interesting experience I had ever had.