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Joining a Sports Team

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ID: 2393 Intermediate
Joining a sports team is a rite of passage for many children growing up. However, in China's highly competitive academic culture, participating in a sports team is a decision bound to cause controversy. In this lesson, a husband and wife discuss whether or not their son Liang Liang should join a sports team.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
报名 bàomíng to sign up for
能力 nénglì ability
说不定 shuōbudìng maybe
运动员 yùndòngyuán athlete
我回来了。哎?老婆怎么你一个人,亮亮呢?
wǒ huílai le 。āi ?lǎopó zěnme nǐ yī gè rén ,Liàngliang ne ?
I'm back. Huh? Honey, why are you alone? Where's Liang Liang?
在房间里生气呢。
zài fángjiān lǐ shēngqì ne 。
In his room. He's angry.
怎么了?
zěnmele ?
What's going on?
最近他们学校在组建什么运动队,他看别的同学都报名了,也吵着闹着要参加。
zuìjìn tāmen xuéxiào zài zǔjiàn shénme yùndòng duì ,tā kàn biéde tóngxué dōu bàomíng le ,yě chāozhe nàozhe yào cānjiā 。
Recently their school set up some sports teams. He saw that the other students were signing up, and he was making a fuss that he wanted to join too.
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