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Goliath stick insect hanging from foliage

This is a colour photograph of a goliath stick insect ('Eurycnema goliath') hanging from foliage. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Phasmatodea, Family: Phasmatidae.)

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Head of a female goliath stick insect

This is a close-up colour photograph of the head of a female goliath stick insect ('Eurycnema goliath') revealing details such as eyes, antennae and markings. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Phasmatodea, Family: Phasmatidae.)

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Real Chinese - For starters

This is a web page. It presents a slideshow introducing the tonal system of Chinese. Each slide is in pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio, with options to show the Pinyin with a written English translation, the English translation only, or the audio only. The resource also has a video in Chinese and English, which reinforces ...

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Real Chinese - Mini-guides - Chinese tones

This is a mini-guide and linked game to the use of tones in Chinese. The mini-guide uses Pinyin accompanied by Chinese audio and a simple explanation of each tone and how it is produced. The resource explicitly explains what tones are, how many tones are used and why they are important to Chinese. The linked tone game practises ...

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Real Chinese - Games - Tone game

This is a listening game that practises the skill of identifying tones in Chinese. The game has an option to learn the tones first with an explanation of what tones are and a description of how to precisely say each tone. When practising the tones and playing the game, an option is available to listen to each tone in a ...