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SimSums Chinese – Upper Intermediate Reading & Listening For Learners

Now, it’s easier to learn about interesting topics while studying Mandarin. These summaries of popular non-fiction books have been written to be more easily understandable for language learners while still retaining the key points. They can act as a bridge between the intermediate and advanced levels of Mandarin Chinese. Each download comes with a PDF and MP3 narration of the summary written in Simplified Chinese Characters.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

by Stephen Covey

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.



Steve Jobs

by Walter Isaacson

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.


The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

by Gary Chapman

The Five Love Languages (2015) is a modern guide that helps couples develop and maintain loving relationships. It details the five ways that people feel and show their love and helps couples use this information to build stronger bonds.


Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

by Nelson Mandela

Long Walk To Freedom (1994) is one of the most powerful autobiographies of all-time. Mandela tells his story, from his beginnings in the South African countryside, his time at school and becoming a lawyer, to his work as an anti-apartheid freedom fighter, his 27-year prison sentence, and finally his eventual release.

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Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

by Frank Abagnale and Stan Redding

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.

Open: An Autobiography

by Andre 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.

Fluent In 3 Months – How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

by Benny Lewis

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.

The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg

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.

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