China’s students will now study online because coronavirus has shut schools
China (launch) a national cloud learning platform since Feb.3 and started broadcasting primary school classes (make) sure the country’s 180 million students can still keep learning even though schools are closed, according to state-run news agency Xinhua. A new school semester, (schedule) to start today, has been postponed indefinitely as part of (measure) to combat the coronavirus. China authorities have encouraged people to stay at home to help reduce (it) spread.
The approach differs by age. Primary school classes are being broadcast on one of China’s state TV channels. Junior and senior high school students in China can use an online learning platform has 169 lessons covering 12 subjects for the first week, based on the national curriculum. Teachers will keep (update) the platform with new materials as needed.
The government has enlisted the China's three (big) telecoms operators—China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom—plus tech companies like Huawei, Baidu and Alibaba to back up the platform with 90 terabytes of bandwidth and 7,000 servers, (ensure) up to 50 million students can use it simultaneously, according to state broadcaster CCTV News. About 600,000 teachers have also been using a livestreaming service called Dingtalk, built by Alibaba, to conduct online classes, the company said, although it has (apparent /prnt/ adj. 显然的；表面上的) not gone down so well with many students.)
（节选自 MIT technologyreview）
launch /lnt/ v. 发射（导弹、火箭等）；发起，发动；
例句：NASA plans to launch a satellite to study cosmic rays.美国国家航空航天局计划发射一颗卫星来研究宇宙射线。
postpone /pspn/ vt. 使…延期
例句：He decided to postpone the expedition until the following day.他决定将探险活动推迟到第二天。
curriculum /krkjlm/ n. 课程
例句：Teachers incorporated business skills into the regular school curriculum.教师们将商业技能纳入学校常规课程。
2. to make 【非谓语动词】
3. scheduled 【考查时态语态】
9. ensuring 【考查非谓语动词】
10.apparently /prntli/ 【考查形容词转化副词】
Keep Calm and Carry On
China is now fighting a war of a different kind. It’s against unseen enemy, which has been named COVID-19 by the WHO. Since its appearance at the end of December in Wuhan, the virus causing this disease (spread) to other cities, infecting hundreds of thousands of people and (lead) to over one thousand deaths. As yet, there is no vaccine (疫苗) to protect people against the virus and the only (effect) way to fight it is to try to contain it.