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A Present Dilemma With native lang

Chinese New Year is coming up along with a seven-day national holiday. Some people will take trips overseas. Since the holiday isn’t long...
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Feb 12, 2018 22:34
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(2/2) Depression. A Curse? With native lang

Depression is definitely not a sign of weakness or a negative personality trait. We should not automatically assume that we could easily ...
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Feb 12, 2018 00:03
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(1/2) Depression With native lang

Years ago, the news that a well-known Chinese comedian had suffered from depression and committed suicide aroused my curiosity about depr...
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Feb 10, 2018 04:03
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A Question about Pronunciation

My English teacher, M, teaches us not only expressions but also American pronunciation. His class is informative and helpful, but I’m sti...
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Feb 9, 2018 01:15
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Interesting Misunderstandings With native lang

My English teacher M has come back from the US. Today he taught us some hotel expressions at the city library and I found them very usefu...
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Feb 5, 2018 03:05
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Flirty UA With native lang

United Airlines has a bad reputation in China. They say that UA once refused to cooporate with the Chinese government to hand over an cor...
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Feb 3, 2018 02:18
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(2) Climates -- California's Consistent Climate With native lang

I grew up knowing that the winter is colder in northern China than southern China, so, for me, the rule of thumb used to be that the more...
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Jan 29, 2018 01:57
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(1) Climates With native lang

A heavy snowfall hit our city lately. Exactly speaking, it wasn't snow and I wouldn’t call it hail, because there were neither snowfl...
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Jan 28, 2018 02:27
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(2/3) Failing Lang-8 With native lang

Few people are willing to exert themselves to write articles often, because it involves deep thinking and takes writing skills to put the...
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Jan 20, 2018 17:01
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(1/3) Dying Lang-8 With native lang

A few months ago, a friend of mine who was preparing for the TOFEL asked me if there was a good website to improve her English writing sk...
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Jan 18, 2018 01:02
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Tricky English Tenses With native lang

English tenses are tricky. Though many grammar books have explained how to use them, the reality is much more complicated. Doing multiple...
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Jan 16, 2018 23:04
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Annoying French Words With native lang

One of my biggest headaches of studying English is that I have a hard time pronouncing and memorizing French words in it. When reading so...
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Jan 14, 2018 00:42
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(3/3) Expensive SF With native lang

An American man asked us, “You guys come from China?” I nodded and replied, “Yep, but how did you know that?” Pointing to my visa...
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Jan 12, 2018 01:16
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(2/3) Expensive SF With native lang

That night, my friend and I walked the streets for nearly two hours. We visited an Apple store, ate Mexican food, and went to a Trader Jo...
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Jan 11, 2018 00:25
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(1/3) Expensive SF With native lang

I’d heard that SF is among the world’s most expensive cities long before I got there. In my experience, this city is by no means inexpens...
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Jan 9, 2018 00:25
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M -- Golden Arches? With native lang

A few months ago, the news that McDonald’s secretly changed its Chinese registration name to 金拱门 (Golden Arches) ignited a nation-wide di...
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Jan 7, 2018 00:21
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Are the Young Blasé about Politics?

Today I read an article with a few unclear points, so I wonder if you could help me. Thank you in advance! The topic is about whether ...
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Jan 2, 2018 23:39
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(2/2) A Good Way to Practice Listening With native lang

Recently, I stumbled upon “NPR One,” the app version of NPR, in the app store and installed it on my phone. I enjoyed listening to it, as...
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Dec 24, 2017 02:39
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(1/2) A Good Way to Practice Listening With native lang

For me, one of the biggest problems with studying English is the lack of an English-speaking environment. I’ve never lived or studied in ...
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Dec 24, 2017 02:20
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#Damonsplaining

Today I read an article and there are some parts I don’t quite understand, so I need some help. Thank you in advance! The essay is by a l...
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Dec 21, 2017 00:46