实战口语情景对话:Crime in America 美国的犯罪情况

实战口语情景对话:Crime in America 美国的犯罪情况Nitiya: OK, there is one other thing I want to ask you about America, I mean I see it a lot in movies, but I don’t know whether it is true or not, do you really have so many serial killer in America?


Todd: You mean people that go and they kill many people? Um, yeah, sadly there is a lot of killers. I don’t know that it’s only unique to America. I think it happens in all industrialized countries, but yeah, unfortunately it seems that every two or three years in the news, they’ll be a story of some person going and killing multiple people, which is why they are called a serial killer, so and it’s actually, it’s because of people like that, that I actually believe in the death penalty. I think that even though you can argue that, you should not be, you should never kill someone else, you should not do an eye for an eye, people like that, I just think there is no excuse, they really..


Nitiya: Exactly, exactly. I agree with you. But why do you think that industrial countries thing connected with serial killing?


Todd: Well, once I saw something on TV with an FBI specialist and he said it’s probably because that the parents are away from the family and there’s not a community, there’s not a village type environment. That because families live in these really closed units, mother, father, children, and that’s it, that maybe some children get, feel distant, from their families, they feel distant from society, and they have some type of trauma and that psychologically effects them.


Nitiya: Exactly, psychological, yeah.


Todd: Which actually, though makes me think, if that’s the case then maybe you shouldn’t kill them because it’s not their fault, but I don’t know.


Nitiya: But you know, sometimes to stop for another upcoming thing you got to do something. You got to really put a break on it. (Right) but stress is one thing, I guess, psychological.


Todd: Right, but you don’t have serial killers in India? You never have that in the news?


Nitiya: I guess they are, they’re there. I don’t know much about serial killers in India, but I think they will have been.


Todd: Right. I would imagine that pretty much anywhere in the world it must be a problem.


Nitiya: I guess.


Todd: The thing is, is that I think life is so precious, I don’t even like to kill insects, I mean because if you have life, you should never extinguish life, so at the human level I just don’t understand it.


Nitiya: But I think, like you say, people don’t even like killing insects, but if they don’t eat chicken, there are people who can’t eat, who cannot survive one day without having at least one meal of meat (right) so, more or less, you cannot stop that thing I guess.


Todd: Now are you a vegetarian?


Nitiya: Yep.


Todd: Ah, so most Hindi people are vegetarian?


Nitiya: Not like that. Many of them eat, and many of them don’t eat. I used to eat but I stopped eating. My family does eat.


The American Style Friendship

Learn English in Hong Kong – Are you free tomorrow?

Learn English in Hong Kong - Are you free tomorrowJack :

Are you free tomorrow? 


Yes, I am. 

Jack :

I’d like to see you. There’s something I want to tell you. 



Jack :

When is the best time for you? 


Anytime after five is fine. 

Jack :

I’ll pick you up at half past five. 


O.K. See you then. 

English lesson – Asking rude questions

English lesson - Asking rude questions


How’s business? 


Only so-so, and you? 


Things couldn’t be better, I quit smoking. I feel like a new person. 


May I ask you a few questions about your new life? 


Shoot. Anything for you! 


Cool, now that you stopped smoking, how much do you weigh? How fat are you? Shouldn’t you go on a diet? 


How dare you ask such a question? That is quite rude. 


Sorry about that, I will ask another question. How old are you? 


Oh my god, a lady never tells. 


You must be elderly if you don’t want to say. Well, I only have one question left. 


You had better not ask about my salary — that would be rude. 


I don’t want to know how much you rake in, I just want to know how much you will lend me? 


Finally a question I am willing to answer. The answer is zero. Zip, nil. One minus one. 


Man, fat old people are not very nice. 


What 3 habits can transform my life completely?

Learn English: 真正有意义的生活 A meaningful life

Learn English: 真正有意义的生活 A meaningful life

What will matter?

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no days, no hours or minutes. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
无论是否准备好,总有一天它都会走到尽头。 那里没有日出,没有白天,没有小时和分钟。 你收集的所有东西,不管你珍惜或忘记与否,它们都将流入他人手中。

Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.

So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will all expire.The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
因此,你的希望、抱负、计划以及行动日程表也将全部结束。 当初看得比较重的成功得失也会消失。

It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived.

It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Your gender, skin color, ethnicity will be irrelevant.

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
因此,什么重要呢? 怎么衡量你有生之年的价值呢?

What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave.
重要的不是你买了什么,而是你创造了什么; 不是你得到了什么,而是你给予了什么。

What will matter is not your success, but your significance.

What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.

What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.

What will matter is not your memories, but the memories of those who loved you.

What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn’ t happen by accident.

It s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.

Choose to live a life that matters.

An early get up person is more successful in life

生活百科 简单生活让你喜欢上蔬菜


>Say so long to feeling guilty over not enjoying fresh vegetables and experiment with new varieties, recipes, and cooking methods. You might just find that your taste buds rise to the occasion.

>Step 1: Make a commitment 做出承诺
>Make a commitment to try a vegetable you’ve never eaten or liked once a week, and keep an open mind.

>Step 2: Lrean to cook 要学会做饭
>Learn to cook vegetables properly to maximize flavor. Cook them in new ways, such as grilled alongside your favorite cut of meat and baked potato.

>Step 3: Drink vegetables 要学会喝他们

>Drink vegetable juice or vegetable and fruit combination juices to get your daily servings. Or create your own blends by mixing a vegetable juice with a fruit juice you like.

>Step 4: Give vegetables the slip 要学会经常换着吃
>Slip a small amount of frozen vegetables into canned or homemade soup to introduce new vegetables into your diet.

>Step 5: Add vegetables 在你的饮食里逐步增加蔬菜
>Add chopped celery, sliced onion, a scallion, or grated cabbage to foods you already like to nurture your fondness for this essential food group.

>Step 6: Smother in cheese 用干酪来煮他们
>Smother cooked vegetables in sauce or sprinkle them with cheese. Sooner or later, you may find you have a promising new relationship with those Brussels sprouts, turnips, and broccoli.

Study finds longer people spend preparing food,the worse their health becomes


生活百科 如何在快餐店里吃到健康的食物 How to Make Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

Healthy Choices at Fast Food RestaurantsYou don’t need to completely cut fast food out of your diet when trying to eat healthily, but you have to make sure to make the right selections.

You Will Need

*Menu descriptions
*Lean meats
*Portion control
*Water, skim milk, or unsweetened tea
*Fruit or yoghurt

Step 1: Read the menu descriptions 仔细地看看菜单,不要选择油炸等高热量高脂肪的食品

Read the menu descriptions. Avoid dishes that are dripping with sauce, deep-fried, creamy, crispy, or breaded. These items are usually high in calories, sodium, and fat.

Opt for grilled, baked, or broiled sandwiches.

Step 2: Order lean meats 选择鸡肉、牛肉等含脂肪量少的瘦肉
Order lean meats, such as chicken breast, turkey, or roast beef. They’ll lack extra calories, but still be packed with flavor.

Step 3: Ditch the skin and batter 不吃鸡皮,蛋黄酱可以减少240卡路里热量的射入
Remove chicken skin, mayonnaise, and dressing. This can save up to 240 calories and 16 grams of fat for one serving.

Step 4: Control your portion size 控制自己的食量
Control your portion size. Order regular-sized items rather than large and extra-large items.

Step 5: Get rid of high-fat topping 避免食用高脂肪配料,如奶酪、油炸面包丁、培根等等
Get rid of caloric toppings, such as cheese, croutons, and bacon bits. Opt for healthy toppings, such as extra veggies, mustard, and pickles.

Step 6: Reduce your sugar load 避免摄入过多的糖分,选择酸奶或果汁作为饮料,而不是冰激凌,也不要吃甜点
Reduce your sugar intake by ordering a fruit bowl or yogurt, instead of ice cream or pie for dessert. Eat fresh, made-to-order foods whenever possible. Leave the fast food restaurant without feeling guilty by controlling the nutritional value in your meal.

McDonald’s serves over 60 million people in 117 countries every day.

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Jack in the Box… These fast food companies have something in common. Can you spot it?


Well, besides all being fast food chains… They’re all red. And it’s not a coincidence. Color is one of the many tactics companies use to connect with customers. And if swearing off fast food wasn’t hard enough, those colorful red logos might make it even harder to ignore.


Fast food companies all use the color red heavily in their logos, why? The answer goes back thousands of years.


The average human can see ten million colors, but red is special. Turns out, it’s one of the first colors our ancient ancestors thought important enough to name. Back before alphabets and writing, early human languages were surprisingly… uncolorful. There were words for “black” and “white’ and “red” but not much else. In fact, blue didn’t show up until thousands of years later in 200 A.D.


As a result, we have a deeper connection to red than any other color on the spectrum and we react to it in certain ways that actually play to fast food companies’ advantage. For starters, researchers have found that red can evoke a sense of urgency. On top of that, it also has an innate ability to whet our appetites. And when you pair those two together you’ve got the perfect recipe to attract hungry customers who want food, fast.


So that red logo isn’t just a welcoming sign it’s a sly seduction for your brain. Now, it’s unclear why red makes us feel this way. But perhaps it has something to do with where the word comes from. Many ancient languages, including Hebrew and from tribes of New Guinea, first named red from their word for “blood.”


But red’s bloody beginning has transformed over millennia. During medieval times, for example, red was worn by royals as a status symbol. And today, brides in many parts of India are married in red dress.


In fact, red is one of the few colors today that cultures all over the world view positively. And it’s no wonder companies dedicate so much thought to their logos. After all, we’re a visual species. Despite having five senses, 80% of the information our brains process on a daily basis comes from our eyes.


And according to marketing company WebPageFX, nearly 85% of consumers say the main reason they choose one product over the other is color. Another 80% said that colors are what give brands that memorable stamp of recognition.


Just think what McDonald’s would look like in blue, green, or pink! It’s just not the same, right?


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Is it Better to Work in the big City? 在大城市工作是否更好?

Is it Better to Work in the big City 在大城市工作是否更好

Everyone needs to make choice sometimes. For most university graduates, they have difficulties in making choice for job. After all, not everyone is born and lives in the big city. For those students whose family is in the small town, they have to choose their working place. To work in the big city or not? Different people have different opinions. In my opinion, every coin has two sides.


One the one hand, working in the city is full of temptations. There are more enterprises, especially famous company in the big city. It is certain that they will have more opportunities, which is most young people wants. They have the chance to own a good place to show their abilities, so that they can earn a promising future for themselves. However, if they work in the small town, they may not have such opportunities. In most cases, big city is a better place for fighting.


On the other hand, working in the big city also has its disadvantages. With the increasing force competition of the society,people will have more stress living in it. For example, the increasing house price, product price, and the competition between the people in the same industry. But working in the small town will have less possibility to stand that kind of pressure. Their life will be more comfortable.


In conclusion, working in the big city has advantages and disadvantages. It depends on different people’s choice and their life purpose. I hope everybody can make their proper decision according to their own situation.


Mandarin Intermediate Course – Housing Price in China

Environmental Pollution 环境污染

Environmental Pollution 环境污染

As we all know, pollution is harmful to living beings. There are many different types of pollutions in this world. For instance, water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution and so on. Water pollution cause many kinds of disease that have negative effects on human beings, sometimes the diseases will take people’s life away. Dirty air will increase the rate of getting lung cancer. While the noise pollution will cause insomnia. People’s health condition will be damaged.

In my humble opinion, people should take measures to control the pollution. Recently, not only the government, but also individual has taken part in the action of protecting the environment. This is a good sign. Rivers are being cleaned, air is purified, and the people come to realize that the importance of protecting the environment.
However, this is not enough, the problems are still exist. Not all of them have been solved. Some factories are still pouring dirty water into the rivers or give off the toxic gas into the sky. We should know that protecting the environment needs everybody’s effort.


Mandarin Language Course – Air Pollution in Hong Kong



English Don’t save what is left after spending. But spend what is left after savings.

Wanting to save money is not enough. Anyway, there are a lot of things which didn’t come true although you wanted them to.
Chinese: 想存钱是远远不够的,毕竟你希望发生的事情并不一定就能发生。

Saving is a technique . It’s simple. It’s just not easy.

If you only come to think about saving after you spend, there is no chance for you to accumulate a considerable fortune, because spending is always irrational.

The way that works is to make plans in advance.

Would it be too much to use 40% of my income to rent an apartment?

Is it really enough to save just 20% every month?

Only by making it clear how much you want to save can you come to know how much you can actually spend.

Money is not everything, but it’s necessary