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Chinese Writer

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Chinese Writer

Chinese Writer by Molatra is an app to help children learn Chinese in an enjoyable way. It's a character learning game that makes recognising characters and stroke order part of its game play. It teaches correct stroke orders of words with English explanations and audio cues with pinyin. Learners read, write and hear words while trying to beat the clock.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Thirsty work

When someone tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him 'whose?' - Don Marquis, American writer (1878 - 1937)

Work it out

The verb 'to work' has different meanings when it is used with the prepositions at/out/off/up. What do these phrases mean?

1 to work at (something)

a. to try hard to achieve something

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Pioneering online writer moves beyond medium

How did you first become a writer?

In the beginning I just wrote for fun online - I didn't take it seriously. Then people liked what I wrote, I was approached by publishers, and here we are.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

It's a beautiful life

I totally agree with the writer of the letter 'Take time to see the good things in life' (Young Post, February 28). Some simple things in life have become a lost art. People are too busy to receive or give love. They are missing so many beautiful things - and sometimes I miss them, too.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hot under the collar

'There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of things we don't know'

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) - American writer

Six feet under

Here are some useful expressions using the preposition 'under'. What do they mean?

1 How do you feel if you are 'hot under the collar'?

a. angry or irritated

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am