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The untold spy story of WWI

In 1910 a proposed Alliance between Germany and France (See New York Times Article ) worried Britain so they sent someone to 'sniff around'.

The story is a personal journey of discovery set in the vibrant energy that is Zanzibar. Susan finds herself in the palace of the great Sultan of Zanzibar as private tutor to his children. She immerses herself in the heady experiences of that rich island. From making friends with her personal servant, Subira, to falling in love with Asim, a senior member of the Sultan's court. Susan delights in the discovery of Zanzibar and the discovery of herself. The only shadow being that she was recruited by British Military Intelligence as a spy. That compromises her love for Asim and will eventually cut the silken thread that is her journey into the exotic.

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The Lion Awakes - ARCHIVES
Nursery Rhymes
Sunday
Jul012012

 

Jìn​pào​ English

浸泡

 

 

Vowels


Soft Sounds

 

a          e            i            o            u

 

 

 

英语元音有两个声音

English Vowels, like consonants have two sounds - we call it the children's sounds (short) and the grown up/adult sounds (long)- the important thing is that you know there are two basic sounds when you see the letter:

 

第一次

First - Long Sounds

A sounds like the 'ei' in hei 黑   -  for example: late ( 迟到)

 

E sounds like the 'i' in xi 西  -   for example: she/he  (她/他)

  

I  sounds like 'ai' 爱  -  for example: bite ( 咬)

  

O sounds lik the 'ou'  in 'dou' 都  -   for example: boat ( 船)

  

U sounds like the 'u' in 'yu' 鱼 - for example: unite (联合)  - 

 

 

二次

Second - Short Sounds

a  hat  (帽子) - as in 安全 (an quan) 

 

e  ten  (十) -  as in 很 (hen)

 

i   sing  (唱) - as in 名  (ming)

 

o  hot (热) - no equivalent sound in Chinese

 

u unite (联合)  - as in 鱼 (yu)

 

 

There are other sounds (English is all about exceptions to the rule). Do not worry about them, you will soon find them and learn what they are.

 

 

 

LONG VOWEL SOUNDS

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SHORT VOWEL SOUNDS

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