SimSums Chinese

Intermediate Chinese Practice – Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can (1980) gives you the opportunity to hear about Frank Abagnale’s life as a conman. His cons included posing as a pilot, lawyer, and professor. The story would go on to become an award-winning film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Intermediate Chinese Practice – Open: An Autobiography (Agassi)

Open (2009) is the eye-opening autobiography of Andre Agassi, one of the best American tennis players of all time. It’s a revealing look into his tumultuous life. You’ll learn how Agassi strived for balance and a self-understanding while living in the public spotlight.


Intermediate Chinese Practice – Fluent in 3 Months Summary

Fluent In 3 Months (2014) was written by Benny Lewis, a polyglot who runs the most popular language-learning blog on the internet. He gives actionable strategies to learn to speak a new language quicker than most would think possible.


Intermediate Chinese Practice – Power of Habit

The Power of Habit (2012) explains the importance that habits play in every aspect of our daily lives. It uses research and anecdotes to help people learn how they can change their habits and improve their lives.

Steve Jobs – Advanced Simplified Summary


This biography of Steve Jobs takes an inside look into the life of Apple’s eccentric founder. You’ll learn about how his experiences with LSD and meditation helped shape his innovations and how his life ended early from cancer.


Intermediate Mandarin Practice – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People (1989) is among the most popular self-help books of the past 25 years. It’ll teach you the principles needed to become an effective person. These habits will help you to become more successful in both your personal and professional life.


Intermediate Chinese Reader – Jane Goodall

The first time a name or an unknown place appear, you’ll see the English translation afterwards. All future occurrences will be bolded without the English translation.


珍·古道尔(Jane Goodall)还是一个小女孩的时候,她就喜欢观察动物,也非常喜欢阅读关于动物的故事。她梦想着有一天能住在非洲(Africa),写着关于野生动物的故事。