Was 2016 the Worst Year Ever?
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The year 2016 is soon coming to an end.
People on social media are looking back on the year. Many are saying 2016 was one of the worst years in recent memory.
Television personality John Oliver, for example, spent much of his final show of the year discussing how bad the last 12 months were.
He said, "Let's face it: 2016 has been one calamity after another."
He showed images of the Brexit campaign, migrants in Europe, protests in U.S. cities, flooding, lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan and more.
The producers of his show interviewed people on the streets of New York City.
One man said, "if we could erase 2016 off the calendar, it would be perfectly good with me."
Another said "it was a pretty rotten year, I think most people would admit that."
But on Monday, some people used the Twitter hashtag Upside Of 2016 to discuss some of the good news during the last 12 months.
When someone discusses "upside," it means something good or optimistic.
Some people responded to the prompt by saying the best thing about 2016 is that it is almost over.
But others said they celebrated graduations, engagements, weddings, births and other happy things.
One poster remembered that we got to experience one extra day because 2016 was a Leap Year.
Another celebrated her recovery from cancer.
The singer Chaka Khan reminded everyone that one hashtag Upside Of 2016 is that "we're still here," and she wrote "live a hashtag Super life NOW. Tomorrow is not promised."
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1.recovery from 从...中恢复
He made a remarkable recovery from a shin injury
2.Leap Year 闰年
This fourth year, in which February has twenty-nine days, is called leap year.
3.be good with 对...满意；对...友好
She was always good with the unfortunate.
4.social media 社交媒体
We have all witnessed the power of social media.
1.The year 2016 is soon coming to an end.
coming to an end 结束
I thought the world was coming to an end.
He eats coming to an end and run out in the room.
2.People on social media are looking back on the year.
looking back on 回顾；回想
And looking back on it now, with a more clear head, I get it.
Looking back on the past year, he is happy and proud.
网友们在社交媒体上纷纷回顾2016年 。很多人称，2016年成为近代最糟糕的一年 。
例如，电视名人约翰·奥利弗（John Oliver）在年末最后一期节目中细数了2016年有多糟糕 。
然而周一，有网友在推特发起“Upside of 2016”标签来探讨过去12个月里发生的喜事 。
歌手夏卡康（Chaka Khan）提醒称，2016年最美好的事情之一就是，我们依旧在这里 。她还写道，“前路漫漫，活在当下 。”