The comic artist Tiny Eyes, aka Siyu, is chronicling them in her ongoing
series of sequential art that highlights some of the things that she, as
someone born and raised in Beijing, has experienced when communicating
with people in the United States, France, and England.?
Eyes（又名曹思予）是个土生土养的首都外孙女，她用连载漫画的款型记录了上下一心和United States、法兰西共和国、United Kingdom的情大家沟通时的阅历。
Gaokao, or the National College Entrance Exam of China, is one of the
most controversial topics in the country. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
said that the government will deepen the reforms on education and the
enrollment system so that each person would have the opportunity to
change their own destiny through education. He said this in the
government work report he delivered during the opening session of this
year’s NPC, China’s top legislature National People’s Congress, on
Thursday in Beijing.What’s included in the reforms? And will the reform
make Gaokao a better channel for social mobility? Let’s follow our
reporter Chi Huiguang to find out.Just one day before the government
report was delivered, on March 4, the Education Ministry of China
announced that it will reform the Gaokao system and education
enrollment, in order to further the educational fairness. On its
official site, the ministry has published 40 key points of focus for
Through simple line drawings and a biting wit, she illustrates the
impressions that the different cultures have of one another and their
The reforms include changes in scoring of Gaokao, which will come in a
new 3 plus 3 format. Vice principal of the High School Affiliated to
Beijing Normal University, Liang Yuancao, explains what it is.
The three major subjects of math, Chinese and English are still kept in
the unified exam of national or provincial level. In addition, students
have to choose 3 scores out of the elective subjects including politics,
history, geography, physics, chemistry and biology to be included in
their overall scores of Gaokao. The elective subjects should be chosen
according to both their own interests or superiority, and the
requirements of the university they want to enroll.
Zhou Xingguo, principal of AnShan No.1 Middle School in northeast
China’s Liaoning province says that universities will not base their
judgment of applicants solely just on scores in the future.
We also take in consideration of comprehensive assessments on elective
classes as well as evaluations on morality standards, physical health,
art cultivation and social practices. It is a multivariate enrollment
Welcome ______ China.
What’s the matter _______ your watch?
The weather in Beijing is different ____ that of Nanjing.
His trousers are the same _____ mine.
Mr. Wang is very friendly _______ us.
My father made a kite _______ me.
What do you mean _______ doing that?
I’d like you to stay _______ me tonight.
His school is far _______ his home.
The hospital is near _____ the post office.
We all do well _______ swimming.
They are good ________ boating.
I spent twenty years _____ writing the novel.
Jim spent 1000 yuan ______ the bike.
Jim paid 1000 yuan _______ the bike.
The started the meeting ______ a song.
Thank you _______ helping me.
What do you learn English _______?
I sometimes help my mother ______ the housework.
That has nothing to do _______ me.
It is lucky _______ you to go to London.
________ beautiful the flower is!
________ an beautiful flower it is!
________ bad weather it is today!
I find it hard ____ me to speak English well!
They often ask me _______ money.
Please show the map _______ me.
Pass the cup of tea ______ me.
Mother ________ me a bike yesterday.
Mother bought a bike ______ me.
Jim gave an English dictionary _____ me.
I got ______ Beijing ______ the morning of May 1st.
I arrived _____ Beijing ___ the morning of May 1st.
I _______ Beijing on the morning of May 1st.
There is something wrong _______ my car.
Something is wrong _______ my car.
How do you _______ Beijing?
What do you think _______ Beijing?
What ______ do you want to buy?
Where _______ have you gone?
I have nothing _____ to tell you.
He went on ______ his work after a short rest.
I came to say good-bye _______ you.
They are busy ______ their work now.
English is very interesting. We are all interested ____ it.
Mother told me to go shopping ______ her.
I will call you ________ tomorrow.
We are ready _______ the final examination.
Let’s do ________ shopping first.
Lucy prefers English _______ French.
I ______ staying at home ______ going to the cinema.
Mr. Wang will ____ us to the park next Sunday.
Please ______ the map to me.
It’s very nice ______ you to help me _____ my math.
My father ______ me a kite.
Common winter look (in Paris):
My father made a kite _____ me.
Scarf twice as big as the head
Professor Pang Weiguo from East China Normal Universityin Shanghai
expresses positive attitude toward the reform: Students will be
evaluated by their overall performances in their high school or even
longer periods. For instance, some students who have strong capabilities
on interpersonal communication or community and public welfare
activities, which are hard to reflect on the test papers of Gaokao
currently. So the comprehensive assessment is a more reasonable
evaluation method.Professor Li Ruifeng, deputy to the NPC from Taiyuan
University of Technology in the province of Shanxi, says though having
long been scolded for suffocating creativity, Gaokao has still been fair
in selecting high-scoring students for the country’s limited higher
education institutions. However, he says the reform is a necessity and
also an improvement to the current system.
First of all, it changes the system of determining your future with a
set of tests during a few days. Especially the English exam. After the
reform, students can take the test twice in one year, and pick the
better result to add to their total score, which will ease the pressure
from both the students and their families. And, the elective subjects
policy of the comprehensive evaluation system gives both the
universities and the students better chances to make better choices. Li
says, the elective-class teaching method breaks the traditional fixed
class arrangement in Chinese high schools, and encourages students to
plan for their academic future when they are in secondary schools.Under
the current system, students bury themselves in studying for 12 years of
primary and secondary education, and only start to think what they would
do in the future after the Gaokao. The reform will help inspire
students’ potential and encourage in-depth pursuit of their interests.
Principle Liang Yuancao voices his support for the change.The new system
also allows academically gifted students to advance to a higher-level
class according to their interests and talents, after they meet the
common requirements on other subjects.Principle Zhou Xingguo also
confirms high schools in Liaoning province will change their curriculum
to align with the Gaokao reform.Professor Pang Weiguo believes under the
new enrollment scheme, colleges may favor a student by taking into
consideration the score of one of the student’s three elective classes.
This is a glad tiding for those who are particularly good at one certain
subject. It’s a common phenomenon in the earlier age of Peking
University and Tsinghua University to accept students not only based on
their overall scores but also on their elective classes. Famous
historian Wu Han, well-known writer Qian Zhongshu, and top scientist
Qian Weichang would not have been able to attend college under the
current system. The reform also take in consideration of these kinds of
students, it’s good for them.Pang also says the reformed Gaokao becomes
similar to the American Scholastic Assessment Test, or SAT.David Moser,
Academic Director at CET Chinese Studies of Capital Normal University in
Beijing who comes from the United States, gives a comparison of the two
biggest college entrance examination in the world. As some people may
know that the SAT test for college entrance is only one of several
criteria that colleges use to evaluate students in the United States.
Some feels that it is a better system because it is a more comprehensive
evaluation that looks at students from other angles, besides just the
performance on the test. I think it is a good move for Chinese students
to reform the Gaokao.The reforms have also sparked discussion over how
to ensure fairness of the Gaokao. Many education experts say the reforms
could objectively and comprehensively reflect students’ improvement in
middle school.On the other hand, there are public concerns about the
abuse of power. People are worried that the admission will have no clear
standard if the significance of scores is reduced. Some are even
concerned that those students from wealthier families or families with
better social resources can get better certifications of social
practices, which will bring new unfairness into the comprehensive
evaluation system.David Moser understands the worries: To be quite
honest, this situation of unfairness still exists in the United States
and in other countries, and it still exists under the Gaokao system.
It’s always the case that parents with better economic means are able to
give their children better educational opportunities at home and in the
schools. The reform of the Gaokao in this sense, cannot completely
correct that problem. But I will also mention one other thing; I think
the loosening of the pressure on the Gaokao might actually cause
lowering in the amount of cheating in the Gaokao, because there was so
much pressure in performing well in the Gaokao that students tend to put
great effort into cheating. So I think it still good to do it though the
question will not be totally solved by the reform.Currently, the grading
of extracurricular performances is within the discretion of teachers and
some teachers just randomly give students scores before their
graduation. Falsification of social engagement records is not an
uncommon practice. Some parents worry they may have to trade bribes for
better grades. Liang Yuancao admits:The problems of unfairness or even
corruption might exist in a short term. But they are avoidable. Schools
do have their ways to confirm the certifications and evaluate the
qualities. Moreover, most of the practical activities should be held
within the schools. Activities outside the schools just occupy a small
part. Even if there are false elements, it will never affect the
results.What Liang worries more is the fairness of evaluation within the
schools. Zhou Xingguo gives out a solution:We will design a quantitative
system for the comprehensive evaluation. The standards and the ways of
the evaluation will be published to the students and parents. The
evaluation results of every student will also be shown to the public. It
will be a transparent course that leaves no room for black box
operation. According to NPC Deputy Li Ruifeng, schools need more
professional and persuasive replacements to convince the public that the
change will not damage fairness but evaluates applicants more
comprehensively.One of the most important functions for NPC deputies is
supervising and advising. There are a big number of deputies who are
teachers from universities and schools all over the country. What we
care about most is the education in China, which will play a decisive
role in China’s development. It says it takes ten years to grow trees
but a hundred years to rear people. A good system is needed to help
cultivate the talents of our people. China resumed the Gaokao system in
I want ______(go) to school.
I want my son _______ (have) a talk with me.
We don’t know what ________ (do) next.
Let him _________ (enter) the room.
Let him not ________ (stand) in the rain.
Why don’t you ______ (play) football with us?
Why not ________ (play) football with us?
What do you mean _____ doing that?
Jim likes ___(swim). But He doesn’t like____(swim) now.
I feel like ________ (eat) bananas.
Would you like ______(go) _____(row) with me?
I’d like you _______ (stay) with me tonight.
His brother often makes him ______ (stay) in the sun.
Let me _____ (sing) a song for you.
You shouldn’t ______ (have) the students ______ (work)
They are good at ______ (boat).
It took me more than a year ______ (learn) to draw a beautiful
horse in five minutes.
I spent twenty years in _______ (write) the novel.
We are going __________ (study) in Japan.
Thank you for _______(help) me.
How about _______ (go) fishing?
Lucy is the ______ (tall) in her class.
Lucy is _____ (tall) than any other student in her class.
I have ______ (go) home now.
You’d better _______ (study) hard at English.
You’d better not _______ (stay) up.
Lucy often helps Lily ______ (wash) her clothes.
Let’s ______ (make) it 8:30.
That has nothing _______ (do) with me.
I don’t think it ______ (rain) tomorrow.
It is lucky for you _______ (go) to London.
I find it hard ______ (speak) English well!
You need _______ (study) hard, don’t you?
I ___________(not need) your money.
We use pens ______ (write).
I hope ______ (see) you soon.
I started ______ (learn) English in 1983.
I started to watch TV after ______ (finish) my homework.
I finished _______ (clean) my car just now.
They all enjoy ________ (live) and _______ (work) in
What else do you want ______ (buy)?
Where else ______ you _______(be) recently?
I forgot ______ (turn) off the lights. Look, it is dark in the
I forgot _______ (turn) off the lights. Could you go back and
shut the off?
I remembered _______ (return) your money. Why do ask for it
Remember ________ (bring) me some money. I’ve run out of it.
He stopped ______ (talk) with Mary when she met her in the
The students stopped _______ (talk) when the teacher came in.
I saw you _______ (pick) an apple just now.
I ______ (see) you _________ (play) basketball with
your classmates on the playground last Sunday.
He went on _______ (read) after a short rest.
He went on _______(read) after _______ (finish) wash
They are busy _______ (plant) trees on the hill.
English is very interesting. We are all interested in _____
Mother told me ______ (go) _______(shop) with her.
Jim ask me ________ (go)rowing with him.
Let’s _______ (go) _______ (fish).
I prefer _______ (stay) at home to _______ (go) to the
It’s very nice of you ______ (help) me with my English.
Both Tom and I _______ (be) good at English.
Neither Tom and I _______ (be) interested in PE.
Either Tom and I ________ (be) satisfied with our
Not only you but also I _________ (be) late for the meeting
There _______ (be) an honest man and two clever women in the
More than one student ____________ (water) the flowers
in the school garden at this time yesterday.
Super thin tights
- Since then, the exam has been called a single-plank bridge because
of the wide gap between applicants and admissions. But in recent years,
Gaokao has attracted criticism for its suffocation of students’
innovative spirit, leading to serious brain drain. The number of
students taking the Gaokao test has declined from its peak of 10.5
million in 2008 to some 9.4 million last year, and many top scorers
chose to study in Hong Kong and Macau.
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