Nothing anyone does should ever really surprise us! Yet, there are times when some news surprises us greatly—or even shocks us. Do you know how to react to comment on this type of news? Or even to be the one who tells the news in the first place? In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) …
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Every language uses idioms to compare and express ideas more vividly. Get learning some common idioms and sound more like a native speaker. Then try them out on some of your friends and give them a surprise how competent you are in Mandarin! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) To understand the meaning of …
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Who doesn’t love to play games in their spare time? Even though there are so many computer games available these days, many people still like to play traditional board games such as Monopoly or even play cards. Be sure you can join in the fun and discuss playing with your friends and colleagues. In this …
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Every parent wants the best for their child. Most like to plan their child’s education for them: whether studying in China or abroad. What if someone asks you about your ideas or, alternatively, you want to ask someone about their plans for their children? Be sure to be able to answer… In this Podcast, you …
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It’s always hard to work out your future plan as no-one can predict what’s going to happen. But at least you can try and prepare for your career by working on your education. Make sure you know how to talk about your studies and future plans; or ask someone about theirs. In this Podcast, you …
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With so many people travelling these days, it’s no surprise that’s sometimes problems arise. These may be caused by the person(s) you are travelling with or the transport itself. If you can explain the issues or listen and understand when someone has problems, it’ll be that much easier all around! In this Podcast, you will …
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As we all know, shopping is a very popular pastime in China. Bargaining is a key part of shopping, as who doesn’t love to get a bargain? Learn how to save money and find out about the strategy to get the best deal when you are out in the market. You’ll soon become an expert …
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 It’s good to keep in touch with friends and colleagues whom you may not have seen recently. Find out what they have been doing, and what news they have about themselves and their lives. Are you able to talk about some of your recent experiences? Or ask others about theirs? In this Podcast, you will …
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Getting around any city in China can be a challenge. Traffic will probably be busy most of the day, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. So, what’s the best way to get around? Ensure you can discuss or suggest some options with your colleagues and friends… In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) …
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We all like to think that we have done a good job. It may be at work when your boss compliments you, or at home when we cook something special for someone special. Make sure you know how to give (and receive) compliments and make someone else happy! In this Podcast, you will learn: (i) …
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