A short first-person essay about a kid lighting firecrackers with his parents. I went back and forth on whether to classify this as “beginner” or “intermediate”. It’s easier than most of my intermediate stuff, but it’s got a tighter density of higher-level words than my beginner stuff. But it’s only a few sentences long. I finally settled on “Intermediate”, but if you’re beginner level and you’re willing to walk through it word-by-word and puzzle it out, you may be able to get it.
A sweet essay about a young child doing something nice for her mother.
To commemorate passing my 50th post, I’ll be starting a new series on this blog called “Interesting Headlines”, which will just include several one-line news headlines from major Chinese newspapers, and will hopefully help with newspaper reading skills.
Another slightly off-color “they don’t teach you how to say that in the textbook” joke, this one about two parents dealing with an unexpected pregnancy in the family. This is really upper-intermediate, not really super advanced, but there will be quite a few new words here for lower-intermediate readers.
Just in case you were wondering, below is a short intermediate essay on How to Make Friends.