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As of 5 pm on Sunday, 50.4 percent of 17,461 Sina survey participants said "the test is really difficult".
Hu Yonghua, an English language teacher with Capital Normal University in Beijing, said the change in the translation section indicated there is an increasing emphasis on English as a tool for communication and cultural exchange.
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, students should increase their efforts in learning English," she said.
Many test-takers, however, were thrown off by the wording.
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"But it reminded me that I should improve my vocabulary," she said.
TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iran's non-oil exports to Qatar have risen in volume and value in the past five months year on year, despite obstacles in the trade transactions with Qatar, Financial Tribune daily reported on Sunday.
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, which worth 67.5 million U.S. dollars, represent a 30.8 percent rise in volume and a 60.57 percent growth in terms of value, said the report.
The exports included 737,500 tons of non-oil goods, mostly food products, according to the daily trade data by Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.
The figures show significant growth as Iran has been striving to expand ties with the Qataris following Qatar's rifts with Saudi Arabia and allies in June.
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, the rush and convergence of several neighboring countries wanting to sell to the Qataris plus cumbersome domestic rules have raised concern among traders that Iran has failed to rise to the occasion.
The report said that Turkey is also holding trilateral talks with Iran and Qatar to ease transit of goods to Qatar via Iran.
Pakistan is in too, having launched a direct shipping line to Qatar, alongside Azerbaijan, which is also trying to build closer trade with the Persian Gulf Arab country.
Besides, lack of a timely and efficient roadmap for boosting export and transportation links, banking limitations Cheap Air Max 2018 Outlet
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