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When recently approached by a Western visitor, high school graduate Xie Jing said, “This is my first time talking to a foreigner, so I am nervous.” Xie, who lives in Xiejiaqiao, a rural village near Hangzhou, isn’t alone. Although Xiejiaqiao is a small village, even students in cities like Beijing don’t practice English enough.
Taking a test that can determine your collegiate future is never easy, but at least students in the United States can take a few extra shots if they flub their first go. Not so in China, where the annual National College Entrance Exam of China is an all-or-nothing two-day assessment that can determine a students fate.