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Posted on: Coffee Break Series - Airport Pick Up #1
November 20, 2020, 08:37 PM

Finally a lesson up to and even surpassing the quality of the original Chinesepod!  Thank you!!!  Great lesson!  (A Poddy for 8 years.)

Posted on: Animal Proverbs: Eat like a dragon, work like a worm
September 16, 2019, 07:58 PM

Thank you so much for the great lesson!  Please keep up Intermediate lessons of this quality!  And, thank you for finally listing the vocabulary in order that they appear in the dialogue so that I can  underline them in dialogue and be able to highlight other words I do not know.  It really helps.  .Also, thank you for having a long vocabulary list.  This lesson is just wonderful all around.

Posted on: The Fantasy World of Wuxia
May 30, 2019, 11:24 PM

Thank you for the Intermediate lesson!!!!!  Great lesson!.  Please list more vocabulary, though.  

Posted on: Misfortune from our mouths 祸从口入──管住嘴巴
March 20, 2019, 03:57 PM

 Thank you VERY much!  I think you did it!  This lesson is a perfect Intermediate lesson, difficulty-wise, and usefulness-wise.   You even listed  the Vocabulary in the order in which it appears in the Dui4 hua4 which makes it easier for me to study.  Please keep this quality up!   I look forward to the next lesson!                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Only a few very minor suggestions from an old language teacher of English, French, and Spanish:                                                                                                 1) How about putting more vocabulary words in lesson?  When I went through dialogue, I missed a few more words.                                                     2) How about a grammar point, even if it is simple?  It is always good for those of us at this level to constantly                                                                           review the grammar.                                                                                                                                                                                     Again, I can't thank you enough.  You have made this student very happy.   Please keep making Intermediate lessons of this quality...

Posted on: Business Interviews
March 08, 2019, 10:12 PM

Thank you.  Please, please make many more Intermediate lessons.  You have at the other levels.  I like to study a lesson each week and am still Intermediate, trying to get to Upper Intermediate.  I am running out of lessons I have not studied.  For now, and probably for another year, I will need Intermediate lessons as I don't get many chances to practice my Mandarin (and am an old lady)..  

Posted on: 2018 Google Most Searched News
February 15, 2019, 10:52 PM

Thank you, thank you.  Thank you for finally adding another Intermediate lesson.  Keep them coming. That being said, I totally agree with SCHG (first commentator).  This lesson is way too difficult for Intermediate level.   It is beyond me, so I gave up.  I tried an Upper Intermediate lesson, and it was actually a bit easier than this one.   It just needs to be more difficult than a Pre-intermediate lesson.    

SCHG -- "Please keep working on getting the right level. For an Intermediate lesson this is far too ambitious: the so-called "dialogue" is too long and too difficult. It is a media lesson in disguise. This cannot be made up for by briefly bringing up a few easier words in the discussion."

I am trying to practice and build on my vocabulary (difficult for someone my age).  If you could repeat the most common of the vocabulary from one lesson to another, that would help.  Again, please keep trying.  I'm sure you will get it right on in no time.  We really need more intermediate lessons.  I looked at a few of your pre-intermediate levels.  They seemed just right--too easy for me, but on the right track.  

Thank you from a long-time subscriber (over 7 years).  

Marco Jane

Posted on: Online Shopping 网上购物
January 16, 2019, 04:30 PM

Please, please list the vocabulary in the order in which it appears in the dialogue.  It makes it difficult to study dialogue and pick out words not in vocabulary that i don't know.  Thanks for not switching camera angles.  Nice lesson.  For me, lots of new words.  Explanations very clear, thanks.

Posted on: Chinese Drinking Culture
November 21, 2018, 08:45 PM

Can you please put the vocabulary on the list in the order that the words appear in the dialogue?  I noticed that new lesson have that problem.  I go through the dui hua, highlighting words I do not know and underlining those on the list, before making my flash cards.  It is difficult to find the vocabulary words having to look through the entire dialogue to find each one.  Listed in order of appearance would really help.  Thanks.  

Posted on: Chinese Drinking Culture
November 20, 2018, 08:08 PM

Elijah, I totally agree with your analysis of the early lessons.  Jenny and John did wonderful lessons in such a way that I really could learn the vocabulary and material.  I study one lesson/week and now go back to some of those old lessons.  I do like the new hosts, and I know everyone has his or her own style.  

Posted on: The New Coworker
August 27, 2018, 12:11 AM

She lives in Montreal.