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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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To Young to Date

High School English

零起点

Practise English

with

Graeme

 

 

Beginner 零起点

Middle School 中学

High School 高中

University - Advanced English 大学

 

 

 

 

A: 喂!
    wéi!
    Hello?

B: 喂,你好,董倩倩在家吗?
    wéi, nǐhǎo, Dǒng Qiànqian zài jiā ma?
    Hello? Hi, is Dong Qianqian at home?

A: 哦,找倩倩啊。你是哪位?
    ò, zhǎo Qiànqian a. nǐ shì nǎ wèi?
    Oh, you're looking for Qianqian. Who is this?

B: 我是她的同学,我有道数学题想问问她。
    wǒ shì tā de tóngxué, wǒ yǒu dào shùxué tí xiǎng wèn wen tā.
    I'm her classmate. I have a question about a math problem I wanted to ask her.

A: 倩倩,你的电话!
    Qiànqian, nǐ de diànhuà!
    Qianqian, it's for you!

C: 喂!你有什么事啊?
    wéi! nǐ yǒu shénme shì a?
    Hello? What is it?

B: 刚才接电话的是你妈妈吧,吓死我了。
    gāngcái jiē diànhuà de shì nǐ māma ba, xià sǐ wǒ le.
    Just now it was your mom that answered the phone? It scared me to death!

C:      哦。那道题我也不会做。
    ò. nà dào tí wǒ yě bù huì zuò.
    Oh. I don't know how to solve that problem either.

B: 明天下午我要去体育馆打球。你能来看我打球吗?
    míngtiān xiàwǔ wǒ yào qù tǐyùguǎn dǎqiú. nǐ néng lái kàn wǒ dǎqiú ma?
    Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to the stadium to play ball. Can you come and watch?

C: 嗯,好的。
    ng, hǎo de.
    Hmm, OK.

B: 那明天下午三点,我在体育馆门口等你。不见不散!
    nà míngtiān xiàwǔ sān diǎn, wǒ zài tǐyùguǎn ménkǒu děng nǐ. bùjiànbùsàn!
    Tomorrow afternoon at three then. I'll wait for you at the entrance to the gym. Be there or be square!

C: 嗯,好。就这样吧。我挂了啊!
    ng, hǎo. jiù zhèyàng ba. wǒ guà le a!
    Hmm. OK. Sounds good. I'll hang up now!

A: 倩倩,怎么老有男同学给你打电话?
    Qiànqian, zěnme lǎo yǒu nán tóngxué gěi nǐ dǎ diànhuà?
    Qianqian, why are male classmates always calling you?

C: 我们在讨论作业。
    wǒmen zài tǎolùn zuòyè.
    We were discussing homework.

A: 你是个女孩子,不要老跟男同学一起玩。
    nǐ shì ge nǚháizi, bù yào lǎo gēn nán tóngxué yīqǐ wánr.
    You're a girl. You shouldn't be hanging out with your male classmates all the time.

C: 哦。
    ò.
    Oh.

A: 明年就要考高中了,要把心思放在学习上,不要早恋!
    míngnián jiù yào kǎo gāozhōng le, yào bǎ xīnsi fàng zài xuéxí shàng, bù yào zǎoliàn!
    You're taking the high school entrance examination next year. You need to concentrate on your studies. You're too young to date!

C: 哦。我去房间学习了。
    ò. wǒ qù fángjiān xuéxí le.
    Oh. I'm going to my room to study.

 

 

Listen (听书)

Listen to Graeme

 

Hello?

Hello? Hi, is Dong Qianqian at home?

Oh, you're looking for Qianqian. Who is this?

I'm her classmate. I have a question about a math problem I wanted to ask her.

Qianqian, it's for you!

Hello? What is it?

Just now it was your mom that answered the phone? It scared me to death!

Oh. I don't know how to solve that problem either.

Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to the stadium to play ball. Can you come and watch?

Hmm, OK.

Tomorrow afternoon at three then. I'll wait for you at the entrance to the gym. Be there or be square!

Hmm. OK Sounds good. I'll hang up now!

Qianqian, why are male classmates always calling you?

We were discussing homework.

You're a girl. You shouldn't be hanging out with your male classmates all the time.

Oh.

You're taking the high school entrance examination next year. You need to concentrate on your studies. You're too young to date!

Oh. I'm going to my room to study.