Archive for May, 2013

2013赵薇处女作【致我们终将逝去的青春So Young】

May 28th, 2013 No comments



May 27th, 2013 No comments

BackStreet Boys Lyrics “I want it that way” – Pinyin


Chinese Character: 吃(to eat)

May 27th, 2013 No comments

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Spring with the “Sun” radical

May 22nd, 2013 No comments

,甲骨文 (Oracle Bones Script)

Three Elements in the character 春:

1. (林野)trees/forest

2. (太阳)the Sun 日

3. (像一颗种子,上部冒芽,下部生根)seed






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联合国建议多吃昆虫: 营养又环保

May 15th, 2013 No comments

来源:BBC 中文




报告指出,黄蜂、甲壳虫和其他许多昆虫作为食物的一种,其潜力尚未被充分发挥;解决全球粮食和饲料短缺问题有许多方式,而昆虫养殖正是其中之一。 Read more…

IB Paper 1 and Paper 2 Review

May 7th, 2013 No comments

IB1 May 20 Exam:

How long: 2 hours

Which Papers: IB Paper 1 + IB Paper 2

Paper 1: 2 texts Reading Comprehension

Paper 2: 1 out of 5 prompts 300-480 characters

You manage your time on each paper, but a general guideline is one hour for Paper 1 and one hour for Paper 2. There will be no interruption between the 2 papers.

Good Luck!

Paper 1: Reading Comprehension on CORE TOPIC

Paper 2: Written Production on OPTIONAL TOPICS

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IBS1H1: Vocabulary Review “Migration and Discrimination”

May 3rd, 2013 No comments

Word Clouds for the unit “Migration and Discrimination”

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IBS1/H1: Use Word Cloud to review the unit vocabulary

May 3rd, 2013 No comments

After reading so many texts in a unit, you might want to have a list of the most important words for this unit. Now you can do that by simply copying all the texts you have studied and paste them into a window of this wonderful site called It’s still not that perfect for Chinese texts, but it’s a quick and convenient check for the most frequently used words. Do you know them all?

For the unit “Migration and Discrimination”, here are the word clouds:

美和汉语夏令营 Summer Program

May 2nd, 2013 No comments

For those who are interested in joining a Chinese language summer camp: this is NOT a school-sponsored summer program. It’s for information only.

Learning Chinese language, Chinese culture and making friends from around the world; get ready for your future and the summer of a lifetime!

Receiving 100’s of children from 30 nationalities each year, Mandarin House summer programs are for children aged between 7 to 19 years.

Providing an unforgettable adventure in a safe, fun, full immersion Chinese environment, our experienced, qualified teachers share Chinese life through Mandarin lessons, cultural workshops, activities and excursions ensuring a valuable head-start for each child’s future.

Learn more about Mandarin House Summer Programs in China from the following resources and reserve your place now for the 2013 Summer.

  1. Summer Program Brochure
  2. Sample Schedule
  3. 2013 Summer Dates & Prices
  4. Summer Registration Form
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CH3: Reading “Congee and Health”

May 2nd, 2013 No comments

Reading Comprehension on Friday May 10

Activate prior knowledge: Group Work

Chinese Breakfast 粥:Congee Basics

Summarize the main points:

10 Words + 3 ideas

Sentence Patterns S Sentence Patterns T

Review reading comprehension strategies

Reading Comprehension Text for Friday:

Congee Therapy S    Congee Therapy T

Reading Skills assessed: identify main ideas vs. supporting details