From an early age, we all have dreams of what we want to do when we grow up. Some of us pursue such dreams but many people change their minds and their aspirations and goals changes. No matter, talking about dreams is a great topic to be able to talk about with friends colleagues; you …
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We all have a wide variety of feelings. Sometimes we like things and sometimes we don’t. At other times, we make judgements on the quality of food or service or places we go to by talking about our overall feelings. Taking about feelings is an important part of human communications so it will be really …
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Almost everyone in Chine seems to have a Smartphone. Not only that, but they seem to change them frequently. As soon as a new model comes out, people will buy it and discard their old one. Know how to talk about the latest phones and related gadgets and you’ll be able to converse well with …
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Undoubtedly, the internet, Smartphones and the digital age generally have brought amazing benefits to so many people. Yet they have also brought cyber-thieves, unscrupulous people who thrive on taking advantage of security lapses and stealing money, passwords and secrets. It’s a hot topic and one well worth being able to talk about and explain! In …
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Not all relationships run smoothly, and sometimes two people agree to disagree—even though they have feelings for each other! This can usually be put down to differences in people’s characters and temperaments. So learn to talk about your feelings with a friend and maybe make your own relationship better! In this Podcast, you will learn: …
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Getting through University can be both a challenge and also great fun. Studying for something you are really interested in and which you know will benefit you in the future can be rewarding. If you can talk about such topics with your friends you’ll certainly make good progress with your own study… of, for example, …
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The dream of most younger couples is to find someone to love and be their soul mate, then maybe marry. But, sometimes, work has to come first and many people end up in long-distance relationships where they don’t get to see each other too often. It will be useful to know how to talk about …
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Business dinners are a mainstay of business life in China, and you really need to be on your best behaviour and be aware of certain aspects of cultural etiquette. Get ready to learn how to talk about matters such as seating arrangements and toasting, so you can impress your business colleagues next time you meet …
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In any crowded city, good manners are often in short supply. Most people are tense and stressed. Yet, there is always a place for courtesy and good behaviour and it will be helpful if you can learn to speak with your colleagues and friend, even strangers, about good and bad manners! In this Podcast, you …
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In many places in China, old traditions and the stereotyping of people and things still exist. However, with greater liberalisation and awareness, especially amongst the younger generations, certain older traditions such as only wanting a male child are dying out. Be sure you can discuss some of these interesting topics effectively in Mandarin Chinese… In …
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