Category Archives: The Great Debate

Sheep or Goat?

From the New York Times:

China said goodbye to the Year of the Horse on Wednesday, and on the first day of the new lunar year revelers welcomed the Year of the Sheep.

Or maybe the goat. Or perhaps the ram.

For English speakers, it is a can of worms.

“Few ordinary Chinese are troubled by the sheep-goat distinction,” Xinhua, China’s┬ámain state-run news agency, said in its report on the debate. “However, the ambiguity has whipped up discussion in the West.”

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Mouse or Rat?

There’s always a lot of confusion amongst our students as to what constitutes a rat and what constitutes a mouse. Watch the video above for more information, then take the quiz to test your understanding:

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