Chinese-language teacher Xie Fang is excited because one of her students from Indonesia has been admitted (接收) to Beijing Language and Culture University. The 19-year-old student, Alvin Rizqi Adrain, achieved his dream of studying in China, Xie said at a primary school in Shunde, Guangdong Province.

Xie met the boy five years ago when she was chosen to teach Chinese at Budi Utama Three Languages National School in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. “Most Indonesian children start to learn Chinese after they enter primary school,” Xie said. “But the textbooks from Singapore seemed difficult for them.” Xie modified (修改) the content of the textbooks to make it easier to learn Chinese.

“More and more active students as well as those who were too shy to speak to me began to communicate with me in Chinese.” Xie recalled. One student, Alvin Rizqi Adrain, impressed Xie a lot. “At that time, he was a middle school student. He was so interested in Chinese that he worked very hard to learn and practice,” she said.

Bapak Djawadi, founder of the school, said that the reason he started the school was to help local children understand Chinese customs and values.

Those days in Indonesia are unforgettable for Xie. The local people have respect for Chinese teachers. Xie keeps in touch with her Indonesian students through the Internet.


1.How old is Alvin Rizqi Adrain?


2.When does most Indonesian children start to learn Chinese?


3.Why did Xie modify the content of the textbooks?


4.Who communicated with Xie in Chinese, active students or the shy ones?


5.What does the school help local children understand?


A solar-powered airplane finished its first international flight from Switzerland to Belgium. This is a big step for solar power. Solar energy is clean and useful and you can find it everywhere. But what is solar energy? How do we use it? Let’s find out.

Have you ever seen houses with shiny boards on the roofs? Those families are using solar power.

Solar power converts (转换) the sun’s energy which is said to be greater than the other energy used by all humans all the year. People can convert solar power into heat and electricity.

In the 1830s, British scientist John Herschel used a solar collector to cook food in Africa. This is said to be human’s first try at using solar energy. Today, people use it for many things.

Solar energy can light streets, warm houses and heat water. Unlike other resources, the sun’s energy will run out for billions of years.

Australian students from the University of New South Wales made a solar-powered car on their own. It reached a speed of 120 km per hour. The car uses the same amount of electricity as an oven (微波炉). Moreover, American scientists made a solar-powered nanosatellite (微型卫星). Scientists sent it into space in 2012 to try to find Earth-like planets.

However, solar power has its problems. The amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth’s surface changes because of time and weather.


1.It is _________ for a solar power when _________ flew from Switzerland to Belgium.

2.Solar power can be converted into _________ and it is _________ among all the energy people use all the year.

3.John Herschel, a scientist from _________ cooked food with a solar collector in Africa. And this is the first time for humans to _________.

4.Although solar energy can do many things for humans such as lighting streets, _________, people will _________ it billions of years later.

5.Australian students made a solar-powered car by _________ while American scientists made a nanosatellite which _________ into space in 2012.

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