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Mass Protests in Hong Kong Against Chinese Patriotism Lessons

Posted on September 3, 2012 by Q-Admin in

On Saturday, September 1, 2012, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what many believe to be an attempt by the authorities to ‘brainwash‘ students. 120,000 HK Protesters Rallied Against Chinese Patriotism Lessons – You Tube Video    It was the second mass demonstration in only two…

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Idiom Of The Day – Cough Up

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Q-Admin in

  If you cough up, you are doing one of two things: You are either getting something out of your body by coughing or vomiting, or you are handing over or relinquishing something, often money and usually with some sense of reluctance.   Examples Sentences Using Cough Up I wouldn’t go to that new restaurant if…

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How Important Is It To Learn Chinese Tones

Posted on July 10, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

If you want to learn Chinese, mastering tones is of great importance. Some argue that tones are not that important, especially for a beginner,  because, they say, most local Chinese speakers expect foreigners to get it wrong a lot of the time and they will grasp what you are trying to say anyway. However, if…

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Kids Can Learn Chinese With A New iTunes App

Posted on July 9, 2012 by Q-Admin in ,

On July 3, 2012, Soybean Street, an educational games company from Silicon Valley in the USA, announced the launch of Animal Fun: Chinese for Kids, a new language-based gaming application that aims to make learning new languages a blast for kids of all ages. You can pick up this popular app on the ITunes store…

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Idiom Of The Day – Beat Around The Bush

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Q-Admin in

The idiom, beat around the bush, or as is more commonly said in the UK, beat about the bush, figuratively means to avoid saying what you really want to or should be saying. Somebody who is beating around the bush is not being clear or direct in what they are saying and they are making it difficult to…

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English Lessons In Hong Kong For Asylum Seekers – They Argue, They Learn And They Wait

Posted on July 8, 2012 by Q-Admin in

  The nytimes.com recently reported a story titled “Arguing, Learning, Waiting” by Gordon Matthews. The story was about Gordon Mathews, a professor of anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who has been teaching English to African and Pakistani men, generally in their 20s and 30s, who came to Hong Kong seeking asylum.  …

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