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 Interesting conversation with 8 cool Chinese university students in Beijing who share their life, loves, studies and maybe a secret or two!
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61/2 years of podcasts and nearly 1000 words, idioms and slang
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Tattoo, Fortnight, Kipple, Dongle, Agelast




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Bring home the bacon, Big cheese, Say cheese, Cheesy, Cup of joe, Out to lunch


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Brief talk with Wellena about her hometown in China, major studies, learning English, advice to learners of English and more..

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SETI, extremophile, The Wow! signal, Astrobiology (panspermia), Pareidolia, Arecibo message
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Oxymorons can be culturally biased (American history); or two-word traditional (jumbo shrimp); or one-word (cowboy); or funny (deeply superficial).
Oxymoron is also an oxymoron. Listen here to its origin.
From literature: William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet  "Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow"

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William shares a little of his life and studying in China.  William must defend his PhD dissertation in Chinese.
What should Chinese students do to study English?

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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday , Saturday

Sunday...The name comes from the Latin dies solis, meaning "sun's day":
Monday...The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon monandaeg, "the moon's day".
Tuesday...This day was named after the Norse god Tyr.
Wednesday...The day named to honor Wodan (Odin).
Thursday...Thee day named after the Norse god Thor. In the Norse languages this day is called Torsdag.
Friday...The day in honor of the Norse goddess Frigg.
Saturday...This day was called dies Saturni, "Saturn's Day", by the ancient Romans in honor of Saturn. In Anglo-Saxon: sater daeg.

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Auld Lang Syne, Cheers, January, New Years Resolutions
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old lang syne ?

    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    for auld lang syne,
    we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
    for auld lang syne.

A History of the New Year : http://www.infoplease.com/spot/newyearhistory.html#ixzz2oHeLxuVq

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