Nearly 9. The emphasis on a two-day test has sparked criticism from some educators because of the incredible amount of pressure it places on students leading up to just one test. Gaokao has also been linked to China's rising suicide rate because of mounted pressure and poor test results.
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This month, millions of Chinese high school students will take the National College Entrance Examalso called gaokao or the big test. Last year, 9. Notoriously stressful, the big test has sparked harsh criticism for its high-stakes nature.
They study mathematics, reading, writing and propaganda, and often write on thin, brittle paper that feels like onion skin and glows if held up to the light. Mr Mitchell said he was learning to write and read as well as being able to understand and speak Mandarin. Elementary school class Children have traditionally learned by rote, memorizing material without asking questions.
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HoneyCC likes to say that she scarcely remembers the last time someone called her by her given name, Lin Chuchu. She took her online name from a movie starring Jessica Albaabout an aspiring hip-hop dancer and choreographer named Honey who catches her break after a music-video director sees a clip of her performing. Something similar happened for HoneyCC, who also trained in hip-hop dance, as well as in jazz and Chinese folk styles, and was equally determined to be discovered. After an injury cut short her dancing career, a few years ago, she and some friends set up an advertising business.