1、Kobe back in shape
Kobe Bryant, 35, US
After nearly eight months of recovering from a illness, Kobe Bryant is back on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers. In his season debut on Dec 9, Bryant got nine points and eight rebounds, but Amir Johnson scored a career-high of 32 points for the Toronto Raptors in a 106-94 victory over Los Angeles.
2、Lorde’s top talent
Birthday: Nov 7, 1996Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
GOOD things come in pairs. It’s true with Lorde, a 17-year-old singer and songwriter from New Zealand.Not long ago, Lorde’s song Royals was top of the charts (歌曲排行榜) in New Zealand, the US and the UK for months. And now, Lorde has won four nominations (提名) at the 56th Grammy Awards (格莱美音乐奖).
3、Fan rises to fame
AN old Chinese saying goes: “the newborn calves (牛犊) are not afraid of tigers.” It vividly describes Fan Zhendong, the 16-year-old Chinese table tennis player.
4、Thanksgiving turns cold winter warm今年感恩节我收获了满满的幸福和感动。
Hello! I’m Michelle Cao. I’m a 14-year-old Chinese American girl. I study at the Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School in New Mexico. I have experienced many funny things in the US. I would like to share them with you all. MY biggest reward from this year’s Thanksgiving is that I found my favorite dessert – pumpkin pies.Do you know that some pumpkin pies are not even made from pumpkins? According to my teacher, some pumpkin pies use winter squash (笋瓜) as fillings (馅). It’s sweeter and thicker than pumpkins.
5、Shanghai scores top marks in world test上海中学生数学、阅读与科学能力居全球首位。
A Chinese student is doing a science experiment. WHEN it comes to math reading and science, Shanghai students are the best in the world, according to the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA，国际学生评估项目).
6、Best male singer award for Song
CHINESE musician Xu Song won Best Popular Male Singer (最佳人气男歌手) at the China Mobile 7th Wireless Music Ceremony (第七届中国移动无线音乐盛典) on Dec 7. This award is based on digital (数字) music sales. The 27-year-old singer is a big hit online. And he fully deserves (值得) it.
Students at Xi'an Gaoxin No.1 Middle School show off their group's rocket. “TEN, nine, eight… one, fire!” a group of students shouted on the playground. Everyone looked nervous.
It was the rocket launch (发射) competition at Xi’an Gaoxin No 1 Middle School on Dec 3. Four classes took part. Students made teams of three and worked together.