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Sixteen-year-old girl sacrificed her life to show discontent with her teacher... Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 Free Talk 22 8229 whampoa 2006-7-6 06:59:42
  This is a sad story and yet as reported here it doesn't quite ring true. It is difficult to imagine ...
What's the difference between "Exclusive Agency" and "Genaral Agency"? Practical English 实用英语 2 1935 lilianzh 2005-8-4 08:23:37
  The exact meaning depends on the terms of the particular contract or document you are quoting from. ...
what is the opposite of RALLY? Practical English 实用英语 4 2726 neilhrd 2005-8-3 22:49:34
  I think "crash" as an opposite for "rally" is a bit too strong. When shares crash it means a larg ...
why are the chinese so obesequious to white men? ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 12 4900 tarheel23 2005-8-3 23:21:27
  I am a foreign guy living in Nanning and I have had very mixed experiences with the attitude of Chin ...
white guys,wht kind of chinese girls could make you keep long relationships with ... 1 2 3 Friendship, Love, Relationships 16 6287 xiaolifeidao 2005-8-1 15:32:51
  A girl who wants me for who I am and is not looking just for money or a visa and who does not regard ...
Why 60% of the Americans think there will be a world war within their lifetimes. Attachments China Watch 6 2885 liang1a 2005-7-26 17:12:00
  I think the poll simply represents a growing realisation by the American people of the true nature o ...
Yuan Revaluation??? ... 1 2 3 4 China Watch 24 8770 peihai1994 2005-8-1 18:38:13
  Liangla has misunderstood the situation. The Bank of China has allowed the Yuan to float within con ...
dont u think india is the luckiest country in the world China Watch 4 3356 bendent 2005-7-24 00:57:39
  Bendent has raised a serious point. Bush is so paranoid about the economicand, in his eyes, militar ...
is it safe to travel in europe? ... 1 2 Friendship, Love, Relationships 8 4452 whampoa 2005-7-21 00:19:06
  I can only speak about Britain and not other EU countries. In Britain terrorists are the least of y ...
Give up or Keep Trying ... 1 2 Free Talk 8 4009 sophiezcq 2005-7-20 22:44:21
  I applaud your decision to keep supporting your neice. However I wonder if you have considered th ...
UK 'at risk' over Iraq war Friendship, Love, Relationships 2 1768 adventurous 2005-7-20 09:11:03
  Tony Blair is being disingenuous here. Of course Islamic fundamentalism did not suddenly spring u ...
My Chinese Girlfriend !! ... 1 2 3 Travel 19 19045 zeoblade2 2010-1-11 09:15:37
  I am from the UK and married a woman from Nanning last year. I now live and teach in Nanning. I ag ...
Terrorists bombing in London on July 7th Free Talk 4 3137 mikeghet 2005-7-10 07:16:22
  I will be surprised if these were not suicide bombs. Eyewitness evidence from the bus points in tha ...
what mean Practical English 实用英语 1 1640 neilhrd 2005-7-4 21:22:56
  "Back to the drawing board" is an idiom used when an idea or project of yours has been rejected by y ...
what do you think about the word "flirting" Practical English 实用英语 6 2138 changcheng 2005-7-10 12:35:32
  In Britain flirting means chatting to a person of the opposite sex in a sexually suggestive manner b ...
two words in weather forecast Practical English 实用英语 1 1534 neilhrd 2005-7-3 18:45:27
  Overcast usually means that the sky is completely covered with cloud and you cannot see the sun at a ...
Men's lines? Friendship, Love, Relationships 3 2363 swiftlyfe 2005-6-30 16:20:32
  Guys have chat up lines to get into a girls knickers. Girls have chat up lines to get into a guys w ...
A Discussion on Meritocracy ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 10 3697 johnners 2005-6-27 21:54:53
  What you say is correct. I was careful to say in my original post that the comprehensive ideal was ...
Teachers-pupil relations ... 1 2 China Watch 12 4906 mencius 2005-7-5 22:05:51
  I cannot agree with the view that teachers in China have unquestionable authority. My experience as ...
Teachers-pupil relations ... 1 2 China Watch 12 4906 mencius 2005-7-5 22:05:51
  Perhaps people are being too quick to accuse the Chinese authorities of censorship. In Briain, and ...
How to answer the question when you join a job interview Practical English 实用英语 4 2780 greensleeves 2005-6-24 22:15:02
  I think you mean "What will you bring to our company?" The interviewer is asking you to tell him/he ...
3 questions ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 8 2060 flora_zheng 2005-6-20 23:10:19
  I did not say that I believe the Bible to be either fact or the revealed word of God. I was merely ...
3 questions ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 8 2060 flora_zheng 2005-6-20 23:10:19
  I think the gate called Beautiful is a reference to "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan. This was a ...
A Discussion on Meritocracy ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 10 3697 johnners 2005-6-27 21:54:53
  The desirability and practicality of a meritocratic education system has been fiercely debated in Br ...
what's yr view toward those Chinese girls who fall in love with "foreigner"? ... 1 2 3 Free Talk 14 6113 neilhrd 2005-6-19 21:10:30
  Most of the Chinese women I know have married, or want to marry, foreigners. The reason is quite si ...
Please Help Me!!! Practical English 实用英语 3 1953 zwgzwg 2005-6-12 15:51:58
  "It" in the sentence you quote is a pronoun used as a "direct object". Such sentences usually refer ...
The Power of the Internet ... 1 2 China Watch 12 5398 greendragon 2005-6-16 12:39:15
  I see no harm in requiring owners of web sites to register. Those whose sites are legitimate should ...
help Practical English 实用英语 1 2165 neilhrd 2005-6-9 15:57:25
  "So far so good" is an idiom which refers to an on going situation. Up to the time of speaking thin ...
DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: Chinese Business Institute Students Speak Out Free Talk 5 2718 xinyang 2005-9-25 08:22:53
  Congratulations on having the courage to publish this and congratulations to the moderators for allo ...
Automotive Discussion Inside...careful ... 1 2 3 4 5 China Watch 31 10837 mikeghet 2005-6-30 15:33:42
  I agree with Tek's comments. I don't understand China's attitude to the modification of cars and to ...
Do you want an independent media? ... 1 2 China Watch 7 4204 thaquest 2005-6-7 12:45:42
  I is true that there are avariety of viewpoints expressed within the British media. This is obvious ...
is it neccessary ??? Practical English 实用英语 3 2120 greensleeves 2005-6-7 20:01:26
  If you have classmates then surely you can practice spoken English with each other? This may not be ...
What's your opinion on EU now? ... 1 2 3 China & World 17 9011 tris06 2006-2-13 03:11:54
  The proposed Constitution is dead how ever reluctant its architects are to admit it. It is a certai ...
Do you want an independent media? ... 1 2 China Watch 7 4204 thaquest 2005-6-7 12:45:42
  In a perfect world evrybody would like a free, independent, truthful media. But there is no such th ...
At which age should we start learning English? ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 13 3134 rainbow4791 2005-7-9 21:24:50
  I arrived in China expecting to teach English to Middle School and college students. I do this and ...
some questions from Chinadaily Practical English 实用英语 2 2837 neilhrd 2005-6-2 15:53:46
  Snap election This means a sudden election. Since World II Italian politics has been chronically u ...
What is " Sunday school"? ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 9 2698 flora_zheng 2005-6-1 19:26:54
  Sunday schools have always been run privately by individual churches and are not under the control o ...
say stop to such a dull thing like "Miss Universe"!!!!!!!! Practical English 实用英语 5 2117 goodenough 2005-6-2 05:21:13
  Nobody makes girls enter these beauty contests and nobody makes you watch them on TV. There are ple ...
Paradise Lost ... 1 2 Free Talk 8 4686 neilhrd 2005-6-1 14:00:48
  I am interested to see "Wild Sawns" mentioned in this forum because I was under the impression that ...
what's mean about 'PAY:DEO' Practical English 实用英语 1 1479 neilhrd 2005-5-31 23:18:50
  DEO means dependent on experience. Obviously in some jobs a person with several years experience is ...
it is wrong ... 1 2 Translation Tips 翻译点津 7 9600 jordan_c_fan 2009-2-24 11:26:40
  I see awful Chinglish everywhere in Nanning especially on shop signs, advertisements and in the menu ...
For your own sake don't accept Chinglish ... 1 2 Translation Tips 翻译点津 10 6617 xinyang 2005-7-13 08:08:59
  Yes, LittleFox, I can understand you very well. I wiil be glad to help if I can. You can e mail me ...
For your own sake don't accept Chinglish ... 1 2 Translation Tips 翻译点津 10 6617 xinyang 2005-7-13 08:08:59
  As I said in my original post I was only talking about Britain. I am glad to hear that the USA is ...
A quarrel arises because of the pronunciation! Help! ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 10 2447 crimsonwolf 2005-5-27 17:00:59
  I have never come across "p" pronounced as "b" in British English. I have also just checked the tra ...
Greenspan says floating RMB not helpful to US trade ... 1 2 China Watch 7 4369 leijierong 2005-6-1 22:07:25
  Yuan revaluation is a very complex issue. But I think Alan Greenspan is broadly right that the impa ...
vicious sweater??? Practical English 实用英语 1 2276 neilhrd 2005-5-20 22:22:32
  I think you have misheard the word. "Vicious" means nasty and violent and does not seem to describe ...
What's your impression of a normal chinese? ... 1 2 Travel 11 6419 l_ajing 2005-6-12 22:44:16
  I think the impression that all Chinese are out to cheat foreigners is distorted. It is my experien ...
kristof is back in beijing, and he doesn't have nice things to say about preside ... 1 2 China Watch 10 5175 rilzic 2005-5-21 16:33:37
  I think you are being a little paranoid. I found Mr Kristof's article a balanced and perceptive ana ...
help! what is the term of ... 1 2 3 Friendship, Love, Relationships 16 5222 fierotte 2005-5-26 07:33:54
  In Britain packaging of this kind is common for medicines, batteries and and many other things. The ...
请问 What does "$20000 plus p.a." mean? Practical English 实用英语 2 1704 lucycheng 2005-5-15 21:18:59
  $20,000 plus pa. Plus in this context means more than. PA is short for per annum which means per y ...
resources sharing between colleges ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 8 2159 beautywithin 2005-5-15 12:57:37
  The situation in Britain is very similar to that which Sydman described in Australia. There is a ...
how to creat a speaking enviroment ? Practical English 实用英语 5 2720 jackiehxh 2005-5-20 13:06:43
  If you have no native speaker available to practice your English with then talking to yourself is be ...
xinhua: gang of four member zhang chunqiao dies in shanghai Free Talk 2 2260 neilhrd 2005-5-11 18:22:20
  The official line in the news pages of this site is interesting. There is a frank admission of what ...
Spoken English Test Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 21 Practical English 实用英语 140 31778 willis3403 2005-11-28 18:11:44
  Is this test only available to individuals? Or can it be used by a language school for assessing ei ...
what is "Exit Polls Translation Tips 翻译点津 3 1024 winter 2005-5-7 22:33:27
  In Britain it is illegal for political parties, or private opinion polling organisations, to ask peo ...
How the meddlers must be wringing their hands in disbelief ... 1 2 China Watch 8 5545 asmanthink 2005-4-30 21:38:50
  Lien Chan is not in power in Taiwan. Whether he and the KMT ever win power should be a matter for t ...
I disheartened,I failure on PETS-4. ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 9 4030 abchsu 2005-10-16 21:36:20
  The important thing now is to understand why you failed. You should analyse your paper with your t ...
I don't understand my girlfriend? Practical English 实用英语 3 1970 bruce218 2005-4-27 09:36:33
  In this context to teach you about the birds and the bees means to teach you how to have good sex. ...
Can I name myself "billie"? Practical English 实用英语 4 1495 katwalk 2005-4-23 08:46:27
  Billie is an American girl's name. The best known example is Billie Jean King the many times Wimble ...
What is the difference between withholding income tax and pay-as-you-earn Practical English 实用英语 3 1526 neilhrd 2005-4-20 22:53:45
  In Britain Pay as you earn (PAYE) has a slightly different meaning to the one given earlier. The va ...
duty free and tax free?what's the difference? Practical English 实用英语 1 1357 neilhrd 2005-4-18 21:14:23
  Duty Free refers to Excise Duty. Excise Duty was originally a tax levied by the British government ...
help Practical English 实用英语 1 1291 neilhrd 2005-4-17 11:34:42
  You could say something like "The accident was caused by an unlicensed driver who lost control of h ...
what is your opinion of chinese-foreign cooperation in education ... 1 2 China Watch 8 5744 joezhang 2005-4-15 12:42:53
  As a foreign teacher in China I don't see much sign of international co-operation in education. I a ...
what do you think about the marrige of charles and camila?? ... 1 2 Free Talk 12 5140 mikeghet 2005-4-29 04:09:33
  Charles is Prince Charles who is the eldest son and heir of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. He ...
hi , everyone , how to recite the new words? Free Talk 3 2774 huagezi 2005-4-11 17:32:59
  Never make lists of words at random. It is a waste of time. Always try to group words. This can b ...
about "sweet heart" ... 1 2 Free Talk 13 4817 goodenough 2005-4-30 13:17:04
  Sweet heart is an endearment, meaning an affectionate expression. It is most commonly used between ...
Some of the Westerners coming to China are working against her!!!!!! Attachments ... 1 2 3 4 China Watch 22 10095 __alkie__ 2005-4-12 19:07:52
  Don't be so paranoid.
slangs and English study , want to have foreign teachers' ideas ... 1 2 3 Free Talk 16 6440 sleepye 2005-4-7 17:20:54
  In my view learning, and using, slang terms is fine provided that you have sufficient knowledge of B ...
Pope John Paul! ... 1 2 3 China Watch 17 7304 starryeyed 2005-4-22 08:41:44
  I find these trivial and cynical comments unbecoming. John Paul II was one of the great popes of hi ...
Could business be done like this?? Practical English 实用英语 1 1214 neilhrd 2005-3-27 21:15:31
  My advice would be to check out the bona fides of the potential customers before their arrival. Mos ...
~what's wrong as I said "guy" instead of "people" ? Practical English 实用英语 3 2446 jedimasterbb 2005-3-27 11:05:29
  "Guy" is a singular noun so it means one man. It usually does refer to someone you know. "People" ...
opinions on Chinese culture ... 1 2 Travel 13 5819 xiaowuer 2005-3-30 10:29:24
  I don't think you are right to say that Chinese people have a greater prejudice against foreigners t ...
Oh,my god.(紧急评论,是敌是友?) Free Talk 5 3326 skysong 2005-3-21 11:57:07
  This is a scam. Ignore it. i suggest you block any further e mails from this source as they often ...
company and corporation,the difference? Practical English 实用英语 5 1788 sydman1 2005-3-22 09:07:50
  This may get complicated. The answer depends on which country you are talking about. In Britain th ...
foreign teachers functions in teaching English ... 1 2 Free Talk 12 6143 robbiexie 2005-3-12 17:08:00
  I agree that foreign teachers working in china should have a better understanding of the norms in ch ...
Why are UK kids learning French and German? ... 1 2 Free Talk 9 5242 ubersuave 2005-4-1 13:00:08
  UK kids learn French and German, usually not very well, because those are the languages for which te ...
Can you get answers to 5 questions? ... 1 2 3 Practical English 实用英语 17 5143 checkpoint 2005-3-11 06:15:15
  I don't agree that "having been isolated as it was on the side of the mountain" means the same as "i ...
I NEED SOME HELP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!THANKS A LOT~~! Practical English 实用英语 2 2084 neilhrd 2005-3-10 23:40:02
  the answer is "deadly". It cannot be mortal because this means something which cannot live for ev ...
I NEED SOME HELP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~!THANKS A LOT~~! Practical English 实用英语 2 2084 neilhrd 2005-3-10 23:40:02
  The answer is "assumed". It means that Shaka became king as a result of the death of his father. I ...
foreign teachers functions in teaching English ... 1 2 Free Talk 12 6143 robbiexie 2005-3-12 17:08:00
  I am aware that some students in China perceive foreign teachers as being cold and distant. This is ...
Can you get answers to 5 questions? ... 1 2 3 Practical English 实用英语 17 5143 checkpoint 2005-3-11 06:15:15
  The expanation I gave is correct for this particular sentence and was designed to help the student u ...
a question from chinadaly newspaper Practical English 实用英语 5 3651 neilhrd 2005-3-9 22:29:12
  To f"foster coherent development" is an idiomatic usage. To foster in this context means to enable ...
foreign teachers functions in teaching English ... 1 2 Free Talk 12 6143 robbiexie 2005-3-12 17:08:00
  I can only speak for myself but for what it is worth I see my function in China as being to teach En ...
Can you get answers to 5 questions? ... 1 2 3 Practical English 实用英语 17 5143 checkpoint 2005-3-11 06:15:15
  The answer to question 5 is definitely A. The sentence is in the past tense and the action has been ...
study abroad Practical English 实用英语 6 1405 cheers 2005-3-9 03:46:32
  Perhaps if you gave us all some more information, such as which country you would like to study in a ...
what does "a field day" mean? ... 1 2 Practical English 实用英语 8 2360 christallei 2005-3-10 15:57:28
  In this context to have a field day means to cash in, or to make money, from the situation. There ...
TO BE OR NOT TO BE CHINESE, this is the question China Watch 6 2840 swwind 2005-3-2 22:58:38
  I do not believe that isolating a people from the outside world as Mao did with China strenghens the ...
inner,master Practical English 实用英语 1 1199 neilhrd 2005-3-1 19:48:35
  I would need to see the context in which these words are used. If you post the complete sentences I ...
Private schools should/should not be encouraged in china Practical English 实用英语 2 2172 neilhrd 2005-2-28 18:41:39
  I work for a company which currently contracts with the state education authorities to provide engli ...
Language and progress ... 1 2 3 4 5 China Watch 31 10737 sleepye 2005-3-19 07:26:36
  Language is a communicative tool. There is a complex relationship between a language and the cultu ...
help in the two words:--- Practical English 实用英语 3 1454 lovekq 2005-2-23 22:28:10
  "In a balanced way" implies that the lecturer presents each side of the argument in a way which sugg ...
who can tell me ? Practical English 实用英语 4 1406 joanna1206 2005-2-18 17:48:56
  You should say "The guest room is one of the bedrooms". A guest room means a spare bedroom which is ...
Burn,a scottish poet, Translation Tips 翻译点津 2 1391 neilhrd 2005-2-17 01:08:41
  A sow is a female pig. Wallowing in the mire means rolling around in mud. The line means that when ...
The embarrasing situation of teachers in China ... 1 2 3 4 Free Talk 21 8542 nonamedstar 2005-2-16 02:15:02
  It is not true that the poor in Britain pay no tax. You are only looking at income tax. But it has ...
The embarrasing situation of teachers in China ... 1 2 3 4 Free Talk 21 8542 nonamedstar 2005-2-16 02:15:02
  Seneca is confusing two seperate issues, corruption in the exam system and class sizes. On corrupti ...
The embarrasing situation of teachers in China ... 1 2 3 4 Free Talk 21 8542 nonamedstar 2005-2-16 02:15:02
  Maximum class sizes of 30 sounds great. But I doubt if it is practical in the short term at least. ...
Animal sign ... 1 2 Travel 8 5647 movement 2005-2-13 18:26:43
  I was born in the year of the sheep. I find this embarrassing because in Britain sheep are thought ...
how to improve english reading Practical English 实用英语 5 1812 chenws 2005-2-9 12:12:05
  Firstly how good are you at listening to and speaking English? It is difficult to learn to read Eng ...
Chinese guys uncivilized barbarians ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 .. 17 China Watch 117 27286 chairman 2006-11-9 23:29:32
  I am sorry to hear what happened to your girlfriend. But I am sorry to see this kind of thing is no ...
A disturbing sight ... 1 2 3 4 China Watch 27 11077 tellme 2005-1-14 19:24:25
  What you say seems horribly plausible. I have noticed that many of the children begging in Nanning ...
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