Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, Beijing北京, China



A trip to China always brings excitement to our house. Not only because I was born there, but also because the country has been changing yearly, monthly, weekly and daily in some aspects.
Beijing is a city mixed with the old and new. It has over 22,000 years of history. Every corner you turn; you see new things. It is a political center. When you ride in a taxi, the driver will give you his opinion on most international issues. It is the center of the education system, where you can find the best schools in the country.
Three years ago, after Ricky and Liliya went to China for the first time; I wondered if we would visit the local public schools on their next trip. After we purchased our tickets to China in January, I contacted my old elementary, middle and high schools; we were excited to learn that our visits were possible. A friend from Beijing also let me come to her classroom in the Beijing University. What an opportunity to see the whole K-16 system on the trip.

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  1. My dad flies to China and Beijing.

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  2. I hope you have fun in beijing

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  3. Did you go to beijing Universty?

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  4. how long does it take to fly to beijing ?

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    1. 丽丽
      Whole trip will take 13 hours. I will watch six movies on the trip. :) It will be a long day.

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  5. 安安
    北京很大。是芝加哥(Chicago)的五倍(five times).
    爱你的
    苗老师

    甜甜
    我会在三月二十五号去北京大学。
    爱你的
    苗老师

    丽丽
    谢谢你的祝福(wish)!
    爱你的
    苗老师

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  6. I hope you have a fun time at Beijing and learn a lot of new experiments in new schools and old schools

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  7. Are you going to the Beijing zoo.

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    1. 我们会去北京动物园。我们会去看熊猫。

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  8. What does Beijing look like? Does it look like Chicago?

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    1. 诚诚
      我会拍很多的照片(take pictures)。你也会看到北京。

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  9. Does Beijing have nice restruants does have nice toy stores is Beijing a nice place.

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    1. 来来

      北京有很好的饭店和玩具(toy)店。

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  10. Do they serve chinese food as snacks on the way?

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    1. 来来

      飞机上,我们会吃点心的。

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  11. Is the great wall of china in beijing,if so are you going to walk it?
    oh,and can you get off the great wall of china any time? have a great trip!!!

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  12. if you go on the great wall of china look down and take a picture.

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  13. also what is your favorite food there?

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    1. 大威

      北京烤鸭(Peking Duck). 还有很多很多。我会带一些回来的。

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  14. Hope you have a good time in Beijing.

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    1. 芯芯

      谢谢你。也祝你有一个很好的春假!

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  15. Do a lot of people live there?

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    1. 可可
      是的,有22百万人。北京是芝加哥(chicago)的五倍(five times)。

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  16. Is the great wall of china in Beijing?

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    1. 芯芯

      长城很长。一共是两万五千里(mile). 北京只是一小段。

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  17. besides the schools where else would you go?
    once when i went to china and came back from china they both were 15 hours and i got sick.
    i hope you have a good time in china

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    1. 嘉佳

      我们还会去很好玩的地方。我会拍很多的照片。

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  18. are you going to get supervenes in china?

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    1. 小杰

      我会的。那里有很多。

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  19. Do you know how many schools are in Beijing?

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    1. 艳艳
      我只知道几个。北京有很多学校。数不过来的(lost count).

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  20. Do you know about the Ruyi Zingou Bang?
    Please let me know if you see it!

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    1. 壮壮

      我们会去帮你找的。它很重呀。

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  21. How many people are in Beijing?

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    1. 一共四个。小学,初中,高中,大学。

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  23. how much education does a Chinese student get in a year?

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    1. 小丽
      他们一年上学223天(they go to school for 223 days a year).

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  24. is there any bad earthquakes or tsunamis in china or Beijing???

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    1. 德德

      今年,北京很平安(peaceful). 谢谢。

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  25. How many people have you met in Beijing?

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    1. 艳艳

      我们会看到家人和朋友。

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  26. will you see any tempels in beijing

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    1. 大文
      北京有一个很有名的地方,天坛(Temple of Heaven). 我会拍照片的。

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  27. How long is your trip and will you be making any stops on the way?

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    1. It will take 13 hours without stops.

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  28. How many schools are you going to? And how many grades too?

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    1. Hopefully, we are able to visit k to 12 every grade.

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  29. 苗老师你喜欢芝加哥的中国饭,还是中国的话饭。


    思思

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    1. When you use google map, type Beijing. It gives you every street. 很酷, very cool.

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  31. Can you give us a name of a school that you will go to?

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  32. dos your sister live in china.

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    1. 我的姐姐在美国。 My sister is in Chicago.

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  33. How tall and long is the great wall?

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    1. Total length is 8,851.8 km (5,500 miles) long from Hushan in Liaoning and Jiayuguan Pass in Gansu.
      The wall in Beijing measures over 550 km (342 miles) long.

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  34. what is the tallest building?

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    1. Fortune Plaza Office Building 1, which stands 260 metres (853 ft) tall with 63 stories.

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    1. Three delicious meals a day. I will post some pictures. You make me hungry.

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  36. 你好苗老师。你喜欢北京吗?长城很大!我爱学中文。你看见很多的学校吗?

    爱你的,爱爱

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  37. 苗老师,你想看了很多的人和碰有吗?你回去很多的中文的饭点吗?我回想你去北京。我想你在中国玩得开心!。 佳佳

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    1. 佳佳
      下一次,我想带你去北京。

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  38. Are you going onto the great wall of china in the morning , after noon or at night?And I hope you have a very,very,very nice time in china and what is the most famous temple there?If you went 5 miles how many more would you have to walk?

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  39. I hope you have a great time there.

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  40. hope you have a great spring break/trip!!!

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  41. Did you go to preschool in beijing?

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    1. I may visit my day-care where I spent almost six years of my life there.

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  42. have you been to china or beijing or The great wall of china also when you were little
    which park did you like what would you rate it 1-10!!

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    1. Summer Palace颐和园, park for Emperor family.

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  43. in the history of Beijing has there ever been a natural disaster such as a earthquake or a tsunami

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  44. When you go to China, do you want to try new foods there? When you get back from China, can you tell me witch ones you liked the most?

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    1. I will try to eat something new. But Peking Duck is sooooo good.

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  45. How many markets are in Beijing ?

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    1. Never counted. A lot, lot, lot.....

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  46. 明明
    你有家上北京吗?

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    1. My uncle and his families. So, I will see them too. Wait for my pictures.

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  47. When you do go can you give me a favor to see exact length of the great wall of China? And have lots of fun

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  48. About how many people live in Beijing?

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    1. 22 millions. About five times of Chicago.

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  49. 好羡慕你能到北京!多照些照片给我们看喔!希望北京天气好,空气不要太差....

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    1. 天气预报说晴天,能见度高。

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  50. Will you talk about us when you go to the Chinese schools.

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    1. I am so proud of you. I will and remind me to take pictures and videos tomorrow so I can show how excellent you are.

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  51. How much time do you think it would take to walk the whole wall?

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    1. The Great Wall of China is about 4,000 miles long. If you walked at a pace of 25 miles per day it would take about 160 days, half year.

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  52. Has anybody breeched the great wall?

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    1. Yes. South Africans Braam Malherbe and David Grier ran the full length (the main spine) of the Great Wall of China in 2006 in aid of the charity Operation smile. The distance covered was 4, 218 kms and it took the team 98 days to complete.

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  53. If you meet the first lady, what would you say?

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    1. Ask her to come to visit our school and classroom.

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  54. Will you take Ricky and Liliya to any places you went to when you were a kid?

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    1. I will love to. It will be great if we could.

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    2. Did you visit where your parents grew up when you were in China last year?

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    3. I did not visit any places my parents went to when they were little. It probably isn't there any more. But I went to my sisters day care that she went to when she was little this year. It is still there and my sisters teacher is also there.

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  55. How long does it take to go on the great wall of china the whole way

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  56. The Great Wall of China is about 4,000 miles long. If you walked at a pace of 25 miles per day it would take about 160 days, half year.

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  58. What are you going to do in china?

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    1. Visit schools; visit friends; see places; taste great food.

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  59. Are you staying in a house,caben, or hotel?

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    1. First, we will stay with friends. Then, we will stay in a hotel.

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  60. In Bei Jing, do Chinese people just eat Chinese food. Like is there food related to American food?

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  62. Do you think you'll see on of you're friends from high school, middle school, and collge?

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    1. Yes, I have not seen them in years. It will be nice to see them.

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  63. Have you ever climbed the great wall? If you did, how far did you go? I climbed it and went almost have way.

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    1. Is your friend from school still at china?

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    2. I will try to go all the way up. Some of my friends are still in China.

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    3. Will you meet your friends that are still in china?

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  64. Is there book clubs in china

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  65. Do they have reading time like we do?

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  66. Do they have recess? If do what do they do?

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  67. Do they give chinese snacks on the way?

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