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This is a timeline of nine boxes, mostly arranged in a horizontal line depicting high points and low points in Ying’s life where time increases from left to right. Unlike Mo’s timeline, it is not dated. It starts with school in China. The second box represents the time when Ying worked in a factory, and then box three represents when she set up a clothes shop. The fourth box is about her arrival in the UK, after which box five represents the high point when her baby was born. The timeline then dips to box six, representing the low point and the time before Ying learned English. It then rises again to the period when she learned English at college. Box 8 represents the time when she studies at the OU and the timeline ends at box nine when she gets a job as a bookkeeper.

 Experiences over time