Business Chinese

What does it feel like to have a child in your class

If you’re a teacher, did you have your own kid in class? What was that like? 如果你是老师,你教过自己家的孩子吗?那是什么感觉? My daughter went to the university I teach at, and took psychology. I’m a psych prof. 我女儿在我任教的大学学心理学。我是一位心理学教授。 In 2012, for the first time, I had her in a class. It was odd, for about 90 seconds. I told…

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The teacher who helped me write my resume

I am 18 我今年18岁 and I study at an alternative school in Australia. 在澳大利亚的一所职业学校读书 Part of it is employment, 这里一方面教授职业技能 and part of it is getting our year 12’s. 同时这也是完成12年教育的一种方式 I have finally got an employment opportunity from it 我终于通过学校获得了一个工作机会 and my teacher has helped me so much. 我的老师给了我许多帮助 Its been a while, 我努力了很久 but…

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Today is the best day of my life

I was sitting at the dinner table 我坐在餐桌边 with my mother and step father 母亲和继父跟我坐在一起 discussing two different family drama situations 我们正讨论着家里发生过的两个有趣的轶事 when my mom gasps 忽然,妈妈倒吸了一口气 and her mouth is hanging wide open. 嘴巴张的大大的 She isn’t speaking 她一句话也说不出来 so I go and look on her phone 我探身过去看她的手机 and it’s a friend request on social…

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When you look at me, you look far away

A local grocery store here is remodeling 一家附近的杂货店正在翻新改造 and not a single one of the changes is good 这些改造却一个也不好 for those of us who shop there. 对于我们这些在那里买东西的人来说 The grocery aisles have been rearranged 杂货店里的货廊被重新整理过了 with some going in one direction 有些朝向这边 and others going in another. 有些又朝向相反的方向 The aisles have been pushed closer together too…