🇺🇸 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 […]

【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 […]

【节日🌎】Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 今天, 马丁·路德·金日

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Today is a federal holiday in the United States, not for any tradition or religion, but to remember and honor one of America’s greatest public figures. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 马丁·路德·金 mǎ dīng ·lù dé ·jīn is a man who did more for civil rights equality in the USA than almost anyone else save […]

【电影🎥】Movie: Arrival《降临》Arriving in China, January 20

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Earlier this month, we posted the monthly listing of Hollywood movies coming to the mainland in January of 2017 and much to our surprise, they snuck an additional one in this week… Hey, we’re not complaining! Link:【电影🎥】6 Foreign Films Release in China: Jan 2017 本月即将上映的外国电影   Friday, January 20, 2017 Arrival 《降临》 jiàng lín Director: Denis […]

Pop Tarts: Foods of the World, USA 用烤面包机烤水果馅饼

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What’s rectangular in shape, delicious to eat both cold and warm, and has fruit in it so it’s healthy? Pop-Tarts, of course! Pop-Tarts are a brand of pre-baked, convenience food toaster pastries that the Kellogg Company introduced way back in 1964. Pop-Tarts have a sugary filling sealed inside two layers of rectangular, thin pastry crust. Most varieties are also frosted. Although sold […]

Why does my American boyfriend love Star Wars so much?

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We recently received this cultural question from one of our followers about Star Wars, the blockbuster film series that just released it’s eighth movie here in China. It’s really a huge question! And thanks for asking… it can actually be applied to a lot of Westerners, both girls and boys~ Link: How To Buy Movie Tickets […]

【世界美食】Foods of the World: Grilled Cheese Sandwich 烤芝士三明治有妈妈的味道

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Take a moment and stare at this picture… take a few moments if you’d like. Isn’t it beautiful? Both cheese-lovers and non-cheese-lovers can agree: this amazingly simple sandwich is not like the rest. It’s special. The freshly baked bread, the freshly churned butter, and of course, the freshly sliced cheese. That’s literally all you need […]