A: It sounds like your Christmas break was a nightmare.
B: It wasn’t all bad. I was able to visit the old haunts and see some galleries in London.
A: Did you see any good exhibitions?
B: There was one on the drawings of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. It was a rare opportunity to see them in the flesh, as it were.
Taiwan is celebrating the anniversary of the same-sex marriage bill, which officially took effect on May 24 last year. According to Ministry of the Interior statistics, a total of 4,021 same-sex couples had married as of May. Last Friday, the Rainbow Equality Platform released an opinion poll about Taiwanese’s attitude toward same-sex marriage. Among the respondents, 92.8 percent said same-sex marriage does not affect them personally, and 50.1 percent of them said such union does not affect Taiwan’s society. However, 74.1 percent of them said it is acceptable to see straight couples kissing in the street; the figure dropped to 48.2
Astronomers believe they may have found the first direct evidence of a new planet being born. A dense disc of dust and gas has been spotted surrounding a young star called AB Aurigae, about 520 light years away from Earth. Using the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT), located in Chile, the researchers observed a spiral structure with a “twist” near the center, which suggests a new world may be in the process of forming. The swirling disc was one of the telltale signs of the star system being born in the constellation of Auriga, the scientists said.
A : First she wounded her leg, and now she has heart problems. B : I’m not sure how serious it is. It might just be the heat, and the fact that she needs to lose a bit of weight. A : So what are you going to do? B : I don’t want her exerting herself in this heat, or putting weight on that leg. I’m taking her around in a stroller. A : 牠先弄傷自己的腿，現在又有心臟問題。 B : 我不太確定有多嚴重就是了。也許只是天氣太熱，再加上牠需要減一點重。 A : 那你打算怎麼辦？ B : 我不想讓牠在這種高溫底下太過勉強自己，也不想讓體重施加在受傷的那條腿上。所以溜狗時都把牠放在推車裡。 English 英文: Chinese 中文: