A : It says in the newspapers that the birthrate in Taiwan has gone down to 0.829 percent. This means that each woman only gives birth to one child. This is the lowest birthrate in the world.
B : I am not surprised. We don’t earn enough money, the education system is poor and society is unsafe. Who would want to have children?
A : 報上說，台灣出生率已降到千分之八點二九，等於每一位婦女只生一胎，是全球最低。
B : 不意外啊。錢賺得不夠、教育體制不健全、社會治安壞，誰還會想生小孩？
A : Actually, bands can still earn from livestreaming performances. As I was watching, I could see people making donations the whole time, big and small. B : Cool, but this isn’t a sustainable funding model, for the band or its fans. A : True, but many musicians and performers have been left without gigs during the pandemic, and nothing has been done to help them. That’s too bad. A : 其實，線上演唱會還是有一些收入的，我看演出時就看到螢幕旁邊不斷跳出網友捐獻，大筆的或小筆的金額都有，而且從來沒有停過。 B : 聽起來好酷——不過，我想這對於樂團或觀眾而言，不一定是長久之計。 A : 沒錯，但是很多音樂家或演奏者因為疫情失去演出機會，卻沒有任何應對措施，我覺得很可惜。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
With the recent heavy rainfall and humidity, wild mushrooms have been shooting up in mountain forests and grasslands. In Nantou County’s Puli Township a man picked some unfamiliar fungi growing in the National Chung Hsing University experimental forest area along Nanan Road and took them home to cook. The result was that the whole family of five had to rush to hospital. For the sake of filling their bellies they almost lost their lives. It was truly a case of biting off more than they could chew. You hear many stories of people eating unfamiliar mushrooms and giving themselves food
A: Argh! B: What is it? A: Cockroach! Over there by the bookshelf. It’s huge! B: Oh no, not another one. I’m beginning to think there’s a cockroach nest inside our apartment. Don’t worry, I’ll deal with it. A: 啊！ B: 怎麼了？ A: 有蟑螂！在書櫃那邊。超大隻！ B: 哦不，不要再來了。我開始覺得我們公寓裡有蟑螂窩了。別擔心，我會處理的。 English 英文: Chinese 中文:
Fans around the world are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s megahit Vogue, which became her eighth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 on May 19, 1990, topping the chart for three weeks. With some influences of disco music, the upbeat house song set trends in dance music, and was seen as a career-defining smash that transformed her into the Queen of Pop. Vogue is from Madonna’s 1990 soundtrack for the film Dick Tracy. Inspired by the dramatic dance style of “voguing” in Harlem as a way of self-expression, she performed with voguing choreographers in her classic black-and-white MV directed by David