Improving memory for foreign language vocabulary

2008-03-03 17:48

One of the most frequent questions received during my time teaching English would have been, "How can I try and improve my memory for new English words?"

Too much TV not a good thing

2008-03-03 11:23

What you see is a parallel universe populated by eerily hollow characters, such as 20-somethings who spend...

Oh, what a bummer!

2008-02-29 11:18

What a bummer! A study by the British Medical Journal reveals that although the Wii game console offers more...

“一夜情”为什么叫one night stand

2008-02-28 11:49

“一夜情”这些年已经成为一个司空见惯的词语和社会现象,而且可谓是不分中外。

All hail China's new job-seekers

2008-02-27 17:00

The changes sweeping over the job-seeking public have prompted some economic commentators...

See the light?

2008-02-26 10:48

I don't know what I have to do to make him see the light – what does "see the light" mean?

Between the law and morality

2008-02-25 17:24

There are many ways to interpret the sex photo scandal of Hong Kong pop stars. But the core of the matter, as I see it, is the wrangling between the law and morality.

Zero sum game

2008-02-22 11:57

Globalization is not a zero sum game but a great opportunity for all – what does "zero sum game" mean?

“门票、年票”怎么说

2008-02-21 14:07

“门票价格”的译文ticket price明显不符合英语表达习惯,既可以说是根据母语思维和表达方式翻译的结果……

Challenging a medical statement

2008-02-21 11:45

It is commonly acknowledged in China that seeing a doctor is expensive and is one of the three heaviest burdens...

Learn by osmosis

2008-02-19 10:59

These things you pick up by osmosis, or gradually – after meeting them time and again. This is where hobbies come into play.

See the light of day?

2008-02-15 11:12

Never Seen the Light of Day – is the title of a song. What does "see the light of day" mean?

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