🇺🇸 Presidents Day in the USA (with Free PDF Lesson Plan)

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Presidents Day 总统日 zǒng tǒng rì is a US federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” 华盛顿生日 huá shèng dùn shēng rì by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the […]

🎶 Music History: Fleetwood Mac 《Rumours》 Turns 40

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Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, everyone knows about Fleetwod Mac 佛利伍麦克 fó lì wǔ mài kè. And although this British-American rock band is currently known as “classic,” they were anything but that in the late 60s and 70s. They were front page headlines. Mostly for their various inter-bandmate romances and use of illegal substances. They’ve […]

⛅️ Today is Groundhog Day in the USA 在美国,今天是“土拨鼠”的节日

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Today is a very traditional and somewhat quirky 古怪 (gǔ guài) holiday in the United States, not for any religion or political figure, but for the weather! Yes, you read that right. And the weathermen 气象学者 (qì xiàng xué zhě) rejoiced! Every year on the 2nd of February, a large group of locals in Punxsutawney (ˌpʌŋksəˈtɔːni), […]

🎥 7 Foreign Films Come to China Feb. 2017 本月即将上映的外国电影

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Now that the holidays are officially winding down and Oscar season is in full swing, we actually have a chance to see one of the most-nominated films of all time in the cinemas here in China. We’ve said it before, but it’s good to be reminded: China allows just a few dozen non-Chinese films into […]

【🐔年】Famous Fowl in Western Culture 西方文化里萌萌哒的鸡🐥🐓

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As the Lunar calendar restarts for another twelve cycles, Happy Year of the Rooster, everyone! Or is it the Chicken? Linguistics aside, it’d take another entire article to dissect why we should say rooster instead of chicken. Miley doesn’t even know In Chinese culture, the rooster/chicken symbolizes resourcefulness, honesty, and is genuinely instinctive by nature. […]

【奥斯卡🏆】2017 Oscar Nominations 今年的奥斯卡提名来了(English 英文 and Chinese 中文)

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Here are the people and films nominated for 2017’s 89th Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars 奥斯卡奖 ào sī kǎ jiǎng… Link:【电影】Last year’s 2016 Oscar Nominations 奥斯卡提名来了 And as we wrote last year, Americans LOVE to watch their movies, especially during the winter months of January and February. We also included some fun Oscar […]

【MV🎶】Music: The xx《On Hold》电子摇滚先锋

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Another amazing album from The xx is just what we needed during this cold, cold month… and if you’re fleeing the country for the Lunar New Year, these are also great tracks to add to your respective travel playlists. The xx are an English band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London. The group released its debut album, xx, […]