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Share China's Transformative Innovations
2017-7-7 15:45
I first came to China on August 25, 2011. I've carefully watched China transform over the past 6 years. It has been amazing to see the innovation in technology and business. With the opening up in the late 1970s due to the vision and courage of Deng Xiaoping, China turned a corner toward what it is today. I was recently in the thriving metropolis of Shanghai. After arriving there and finding my way to my hotel, I checked in just before midnight. I was exhausted and barely able ...
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Share Why Foreign Teachers MUST Have Patience And Be Tough
2017-7-7 14:53
I've survived in China for the past 6 odd years. I was required to sit out 6 months last year due to a law that isn't enforced in most provinces of China. A law that says that foreigners who have worked here for 5 consecutive years, must leave for 6 months. It is rarely enforced, however, here in Henan, it is. Not a big deal. Just had a nice vacation traveling and relaxing in the USA. There are many requirements of character that a foreign teacher here must possess if they are going to have l ...
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Share Learning From Life
2017-5-12 08:59
Every situation that you encounter, will teach you valuable lessons about life. You need to observe situations and not just experience them. You need to rationally reflect upon them. Last night, we had a meeting with 5 parents who had shown interest in our classes. We set the time to meet at 6 p.m. All of them except one, were on time. The late parent called 7 times. We didn't answer because we didn't want to disrupt the meeting. I gave a short, informal presentation of our classes. I tal ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/13/17
2017-5-2 10:57
Add me on WeChat WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/13/17 Good morning I often hear Chinese English students use an English idiom in the wrong way. Today’s lesson will show you one of those and I’ll teach how to use it right. Idiom bored to death I often hear Chinese English speakers say, “I’m bored to die.” This is a wrong usage of this idiom. If you say it to a native speaker like myself, I’ll understand you. Howeve ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/14/17
2017-5-2 10:53
Add me on WeChat WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/14/17 Good morning Another common idiom allows you to express a since of surprise or disbelief. You hear something that is quite surprising and you want to give an emotional expression about it. Using ‘emotional speech’ really makes a non-native English speaker sound more fluent and natural. Idiom ‘you've got to be kidding’ ‘you must be kidding’ Explanation : "Kidd ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/17/17
2017-5-2 10:51
Add me on WeChat for FREE Daily English Lessons WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/17/17 Good morning. Today is Motivational Monday . I’m going to teach you how get motivated even when you don’t feel good. Even when you aren’t happy. I hear so many people talk about how tired and busy they are. I know that high school students are especially busy because they have a lot of classes every day. Then, when they finish all of their classes, they al ...
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Share Speak English Right 5/2/17
2017-5-2 10:43
5/2/17 Join me on WeChat For FREE Daily English Lessons WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ Good morning Today is Tongue Twister Tuesday. The best way to learn a tongue twister is to begin saying it slowly. Make sure you sound each word clearly and then you can try to say it faster. You’ll find that it’s fun and very helpful in improving your pronunciation. Have fun! Tongue Twister “Amidst the mists and coldest fr ...
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Share Seven Simple Things That Will Change The World
2017-5-2 09:28
One thing that I absolutely love about most Chinese people I've met is that they work at keeping peace. As in most cases, this comes from the top down. President Xi Jinping is a man who loves and works for peace. I watch him closely and believe that his character and demeanor is what we need in every world leader. But, you may not be a leader. You may not be powerful. So, what can you and I do to bring about positive change in the world? Here are seven things that I believe that we can ad ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/19/17
2017-4-28 09:58
Add me on WeChat and I'll connect you to my public account. You can get free English lessons including script and MP3s there. WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/19/17 Good morning. Today, I’ll teach you an idiom that is quite common in American English. You’ll likely hear this idiom in every day conversation. Learn it and use it and you’ll sound much more like a native English speaker. Idiom I’m all ears This idiom means, ‘I’m listenin ...
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Share Speak English Right - 1:16:17
2017-1-17 03:13
Speak English Right - 1:16:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach you about the ’to be’ verb in the past tense. I know that many of you already know these words. However, you need to get them into your automatic memory. You need to be able to say them without thinking too much. Words was were Singular For ...
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MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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  • Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 1 2017-7-10 10:46

    Wow, amazing !Have a dream, this story recalled  me  Martin Luther King's " I have a dream", anyone will persuit his or her with right track will get a goo d mark, I do believe, thanks for your help without any dicriimination... Friendship is without national borders, your story proved that.

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    Amazing and inspiring.

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