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The Movie Industry Isn't Charity With native lang

The China-made movies are currently facing a tough situation -- their box office’s slumping. Though China has become the world’s second l...
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Jun 4, 2017 01:57
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What It Is Like to Like With native lang

The following sentences are ripped from an issue of The New Yorker. There are some parts I’m not sure about. I hope you’ll help me with t...
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Jun 3, 2017 02:34
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The Economist With native lang

“The Economist” I’m here referring to is a magazine. In China, foreign languages are a part of the Graduate School Entrance Exam. Most st...
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May 29, 2017 23:30
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The Czech Republic With native lang

Today, one of my colleagues set off for Europe. He’s going to travel to Germany and the Czech Republic. Actually, his trip is mainly to t...
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May 24, 2017 23:49
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The Possible Boring Stay With native lang

The other day, I saw my grandfather off at the airport. He was going to transfer at Shanghai for a flight to the US West Coast. Before ch...
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May 20, 2017 02:15
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1.2 Montana on My Mind With native lang

Yesterday, I stumbled onto an article on The Washington Post website. There are some parts I don't get. I hope you could guide me. :-...
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May 17, 2017 22:28
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1.1 Montana on my mind: It’s not just about the fish, really With native lang

Today, I stumbled onto this article on The Washington Post. The writing style feels flamboyant to me. There are some parts that I don'...
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May 17, 2017 02:09
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1-1 Scotland With native lang

This morning I went to the city library to attend a lecture about Scotland. The lecturer was a young British guy who graduated from Cambr...
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May 7, 2017 01:41
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Dangal (Wrestling Competition) & Feminism With native lang

Dangal (Wrestling Competition) is an Indian biopic which tells a story of an Indian wrestler who taught wrestling to his two daughters. T...
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May 6, 2017 01:48
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Emotional Pitch and Heart Defect With native lang

Today, I read a news article about Jimmy Kimmel, whose newborn son had been diagnosed with a heart defect. The infant's pulmonary val...
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May 4, 2017 00:33
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Sushi and Sashimi With native lang

The Japanese are renowned for being perfectionists. They take meticulous pride in everything they do. When it comes to cuisine, they neve...
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May 3, 2017 01:03
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[13] My 2017 Trip to the US – The Epilogue With native lang

I arrived at LAX around 9:30 PM and took almost an hour to check in and pass the security. (There was no CBP check. I guess airline compa...
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May 1, 2017 01:44
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[11.2] My 2017 Travel to the US – Wild Oregon and Déjà Vu [Stand By Me] With native lang

“Too bad your stay here is so short that I can’t take you to Crater Lake,” my cousin said. Seeing a railroad in the distance evoked ch...
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Apr 24, 2017 12:21
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[11.1] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Wild Oregon and Déjà Vu [Recording] With native lang

My second day in Portland was also sunny. I was so lucky because it’d been raining nonstop for a few months before I got there. After lun...
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Apr 22, 2017 01:25
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[8] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Goodbye Buddy! With native lang

After lunch, I took a stroll on the road outside the hotel. It was sunny, making Portland look beautiful. I looked beyond the forest and ...
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Apr 18, 2017 23:44
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[7] My 2017 Travel to the US -- The Strange Tipping Culture With native lang

Though my Amtrak experience wasn’t quite what I’d expected, I enjoyed it. The staff members were friendly and explained things patiently ...
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Apr 17, 2017 22:45
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Fast & Furious -- The Most Popular Hollywood Movie Franchise in China With native lang

Last Friday, the Hollywood Movie “Fast & Furious 8” hit the theaters in China. It was extremely well-received. Nearly all the cinemas...
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Apr 17, 2017 00:15
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[6.2] My 2017 Travel to the US – Little Chaos and a “Hollywood Movie Star” With native lang

Neither of the sides convinced each other. More people left. I couldn’t help but laugh, thinking to myself, “Americans are so ‘lame’…” In...
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Apr 14, 2017 00:47
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[6.1] My 2017 Travel to the US – Little Chaos and a “Hollywood Movie Star” With native lang

In Seattle, I boarded a southbound train to Portland. After an hour or so, a train broadcast informed us that there was a landslide ahead...
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Apr 14, 2017 00:46
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[5] My 2017 Travel to the US -- Cute Amtrak and …!!! With native lang

The Seattle King Street Train Station was an L-shaped church-like building with a clock tower. Perhaps America’s road and aviation system...
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Apr 9, 2017 23:31