【KTV Help】我是一只小小鸟 wǒ shì yī zhī xiǎo xiǎo niǎo

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Welcome to our continuing “KTV Help” series, where we [try to] help you learn different staple songs that could make any Chinese crowd erupt in applause… You can use these posts to practice the songs beforehand, or even open up the article as you’re singing to look at the pinyin, for quick reference in a […]

🎧 Music: Sturgill Simpson 《All Around You》 (中英字幕)

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Alternative country music is making a comeback! Nominated for two Grammy Awards, and actually winning Best Country Album at last week’s ceremony (and only just losing to Adele for Album of the Year), Sturgill Simpson is someone to pay attention to… Let’s just say he’s not your average country singer. His music is raw with […]

【MV】Chloe x Halle《Drop》美国姐妹花出道首单

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After being signed to Beyonce’s record label, these two young ladies “dropped” their first hip hop single and it’s absolutely beautiful. Chloe and Halle Bailey (born July 1, 1998 and March 27, 2000 respectively) are American sisters, YouTube sensations, singers, and actresses. Both born in Atlanta GA, they later moved to Los Angeles with their family […]

【学习】20 Podcasts to Help Improve Your American English

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Podcasts [‘pɑ:dkæst 播客 bō kè] are a great way to improve your English listening and speaking ability. You can listen in the car, on public transporation (with headphones please), or even by yourself in your room. The word itself is a portmanteau [pɔ:rtˈmæntoʊ 混成词 hùn chéng cí] of “iPod” and “broadcast“… People enjoy their favorite podcasts on many different devices and smartphones by downloading an app […]

【听力】A Plethora of British Accents 哇嗷,你们喜欢哪种英国口音?

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A couple weeks ago, we posted a fun video on Spanish accents in South America: 【搞笑】Hilarious Spanish Accents 这么多种西班牙语口音 Now let’s take a look at the numerous English accents on the British Isles through the lens of different actors you might recognize… Can you understand the accents and hear their distinctions? Video is by Anglophenia, […]

【MV】Sia《Cheap Thrills》是不是今年的夏日之歌?(中英字幕)

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Sia. Oh, Sia. Cheap Thrills is a song taken from her seventh studio album This Is Acting (2016). It was written by both Sia and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Kurstin. Cheap Thrills is a pop song with elements of electropop. The song was originally meant for Rihanna’s Anti, however after she turned it down Sia decided to keep it and […]

【音乐】”We Are Never Getting Back Together” – Who sang it better?

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“We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” was an instant classic. Taylor Swift co-wrote the song with her producers, Max Martin and Shellback. The song was released as the lead single from TayTay’s 4th studio album called Red on August 13, 2012. Its lyrics depict Swift’s frustrations at an ex-lover who wants to re-kindle their relationship. Rolling Stone magazine named the song the second […]