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Life this week and weekend

This has been a busy week and the weekend is full of plans. My software issues are getting resolved and I’m beginning to work at my paying job (medical transcription done over the internet). 1,380 more words

Quick Post: Creative Writing

Posters © my colleagues at CIE Oxford.

A fun idea to encourage free-flow story writing. Print out a bunch of different pictures from the Internet. Students must create a story using these pictures. 12 more words

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How to use the cc, bcc field on your email page

This video shows the function of the ‘to’, ‘cc’ and ‘bcc’ fields on the email page.

Do you send bulk emails and would not  want to expose everyone one’s email address to everyone else? 13 more words


Punctuation marks

+  plus 加号;正号
-  minus 减号;负号
± plus or minus 正负号
× is multiplied by 乘号
÷ is divided by 除号
= is equal to 等于号 165 more words

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Order of magnitudes

In words
(long scale) In words
(short scale) Prefix Symbol Decimal Power
of ten Order of
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Food translation


西红柿 tomato 菠萝 pineapple 西瓜watermelon 香蕉banana 柚子 shaddock (pomelo) 橙子orange 苹果apple   柠檬lemon 樱桃 cherry 桃子peach 梨 pear 枣Chinese date (去核枣 pitted date ) 椰子coconut  草莓 strawberry 树莓 raspberry 蓝莓 blueberry 黑莓 blackberry 葡萄 grape 甘蔗 sugar cane 芒果 mango 木瓜 pawpaw或者papaya 杏子 apricot  油桃 nectarine 柿子persimmon 石榴pomegranate 榴莲 jackfruit 槟榔果 areca nut (西班牙产苦橙)bitter orange 猕猴桃 kiwi fruit or Chinese gooseberry 金橘cumquat 蟠桃 flat peach 荔枝 litchi 青梅greengage 山楂果 haw 水蜜桃honey peach 香瓜,甜瓜 musk melon 李子plum 杨梅 waxberry red bayberry 桂圆 longan 沙果 crab apple  杨桃starfruit 枇杷 loquat 柑橘 tangerine 莲雾wax-apple  番石榴 guava… 671 more words

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