Xue Mei: Lao Wang，all right，I’m leaving now. Will you wait for me at the entrance to the journalism institute at Peking University. No problem. I’ll be there at five.
Colleague: Wow, who are you going to meet today? You ’re so excited.
Xue Mei: The person I’m interviewing happens to be my old classmate from Peking University. We haven’t seen each other in years. How could I not be excited?
Colleague: Really? Well, you’d better hurry!
Lao Wang: Hey, over here! We haven’t seen each other for a long time, Xue Mei. You haven’t changed much.
Xue Mei: Aren’t you just the same? You still look as young as you always did.
Lao Wang: You’re too kind. Hey, have you been back to the university since you left?
Xue Mei: No. I always said I’d come, but something always came up.
Lao Wang: Since you’re here today，we should take a good look at the campus. We’ll leave the interview for later, how’s that?
Xue Mei: That’s perfect! Let’s go.
Lao Wang: Look! This lawn hasn’t changed a bit. There are still so many people studying foreign languages in the morning.
Xue Mei: Hmm, your school days are the best.
Passenger: Excuse me teacher, wher is the University Centennial Auditorium?
Lao Wang: You should go straight, and turn right at the crossroads.
Passengers: Thank you, teacher!
Lao Wang: New students always get lost.
Xue Mei: When I was a new student I was the same, couldn’t find the way at all. Lao Wang, What is the University Centennial Auditorium?
Lao Wang: Oh, it was built for the centenary celebrations. Let’s go and have a look.
Xue Mei: Sure.
Lao Wang: Xue Mei，this is the University Centennial Auditorium.
Xue Mei: It’s really beautiful.
Lao Wang: It’s a pity you couldn’t come back, or you would have seen a lot of old classmates.
Xue Mei: Yes，I was in the US at the time. Hey, have they changed much?
Lao Wang: They’ve changed a lot, but you’d still recognize a lot of them at first sight.
Xue Mei: I really miss them. Look！Weiming Lake，Boya Pagoda. The scenery is still so beautiful here. Finally I’m back.
Lao Wang: Look how pleased you are! Have you forgotten you once gave a name to Weiming Lake?
Xue Mei: Don’t bring that up. Right，I nearly forgot something very important.
Lao Wang: What, you’re going to start your interview already，Ms Bigshot Journalist?
Xue Mei: Well it’s your fault for being the cultural expert. Also, I’d like to ask a favour from you.
Lao Wang: What favour?
Xue Mei: Our newspaper would like you to give a presentation on cultural issues. What do you think?
Lao Wang: Presentation. Well, I’m pretty busy. I don’t know if I have time.
Xue Mei: I know you’re busy, that’s why I’ ve come to grovel. You’ve got to do it for old time’s sake. This is an assignment the chief of our newspaper gave to me especially.
Lao Wang: What, you’ve started to use the “backdoor” tactic, too? OK, just for you, I’ll do it. Is that alright?
Xue Mei: That’s great. I’ve already promised our chief. If you’d turned me down, I’d have been in trouble.
Lao Wang: OK，for your sake, I’ll definitely do it.
Xue Mei: That’s a promise！
1）万一 just in case
Would we still go tomorrow in the small chance that it rains?
You should still bring some more clothing, just in case the weather suddenly gets colder.
2）至于 to the extent of
If you just thought carefully about this problem, you wouldn't be unable to answer.
It couldn't be that you never head of Beijing.
Since you don't like to eat spicy food, let's not go and have Sichuan food.
Since you're not feeling well, let's go back a little earlier.
Today we had a little peak at the campus of 北京大学 Beijing university, also known as Peking University, or by the short form 北大.Peking University is the premiere general arts university in China, although nearby Tsinghua University boasts the strongest programs in sciences. There is a real rivalry between the schools, just like between Harvard and Yale, or Oxford and Cambridge.
The campus of Peking University is one of the most beautiful in China. In imperial China, this was the private summer residence of a corrupt official. It was said to be second only to the emperor's Summer Palace. In fact, the old summer palace, the one that was destroyed by British and French troops during the Opium Wars in 1860, is immediately to the north of the Peking University campus.
After the fall of the Qing dynasty, a modern university was founded on these grounds. This was Yanjing University, set up largely by American missionaries and educators. Many of the original university buildings, like the famous Boya pagoda, were designed by an American architect who wanted the buildings to retain a strong Chinese flavour.
Peking University is actually much older, with over 100 years of history, but it was originally located closer to downtown. After 1949, Peking University absorbed Yanjing university, and moved to the current campus. Much of the old, traditional flavour of the campus remains.
The May 4th movement in 1919 is the most important moment in the history of Beijing University. In some ways, this marks the beginning of the modern age of Chinese history. That day marks a specific protest, as well as the beginning of a great cultural movement that continued for many years. To this day, not only is May 4 the anniversary of the founding of Peking University, it's also known as Youth Day across China.
Substitution and Extension
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I can cook Chinese food, but my level of ability isn't very high.