2011 Threads of the Year

bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 10:52 AM posted in General Discussion

Once again it's getting to that point in the year where we start reflecting on the year that was and I thought it would be worth getting everyone to nominate their threads of the year. It's hard to keep up with every lesson and every discussion thread and thus sometimes we miss some real gems. Of course we have just under 3 weeks to go, so upcoming bewdy's can still be added, but as some folk may be going away I thougth I'd start the ball rolling now. Please contribute and let us know which lessons and discussions you thought were the best. Seasons greetings to all ! Oh, and of course, thanks CPod for another awesome year. You guys are still the greatest, and each day I look forward to the days lesson with the same enthusiasm and excitement as ever. Jiayou!!

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 10:55 AM

Most interesting language related thread of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 10:55 AM

Most humourous thread of the year

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bababardwan

I guess this thread could be for non lesson threads. See below for funniest lesson thread.

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 10:56 AM

Most culturally interesting thread of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 10:57 AM

New category: best/most useful transcript [from the transcripts with tal group] of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 10:57 AM

Best newbie lesson of the year

 

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bababardwan

for me, definetly "awkward silence" was an absolute standout:

http://chinesepod.com/lessons/awkward-silence

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:00 AM

Best ellie lesson of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:01 AM

Best Intermediate lesson of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:01 AM

Best Upper Intermediate lesson of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:02 AM

Best Advanced lesson of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:02 AM

Best Media lesson of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:02 AM

Best ah ha moment for you this year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:03 AM

Best QW of the year

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:03 AM

Best series of the year

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bababardwan

Undoubtedly for me this was the Li tanzhang series. Awesome. Can't recommend enough. I would have these lessons winning every category if I could. I just wonder what can be done to induce Litanzhang to come back out of retirement. Maybe that is our final mystery for we poddies to solve this year...what clues were left that this was our mission. Where has he really headed? Supposedly to a small island but I don't recall there being a mention of him wearing his Hawaiian shirts we know he has..so what does that signify...maybe he's really off on another top secret case. I mean he's no wimp...just because he had a bit of a tough time and a guilt trip in the final episode, he's bigger than that right? This "retirement" is just a decoy, right?

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:09 AM

Any other threads that deserve special mention that don't fit into the above categories?

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:10 AM

Any other categories anyone wants to add?

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:11 AM

Funniest lesson thread

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bababardwan
December 12, 2011, 11:11 AM

Most useful lesson