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Share Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 1
2017-6-12 18:33
Victoria (her English name) was just 14 years old. When I met her, she looked older. She certainly acted more mature. She came to the Binhe Park English corner where I taught free lessons every Sunday morning for 3 hours. She always stood in front. She took in everything I said. She took notes on every word that proceeded from my mouth. One day, her mother showed up. I'd seen Victoria there for almost 2 years. I'd never met mom or dad. They asked if they could talk to me. Of course, Victoria' ...
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Share Great News For Foreign Teachers
2017-6-12 09:59
Perhaps I should say, 'Great news for foreign teachers who can tolerate the pain of getting their visa.' The visa requirements in China for foreigners is becoming intolerable for many. I hear from young teachers or, teachers who have been in China a short time, the nightmare they are facing getting their visas renewed. The new policies don't make much (or any) sense to us, but, you have to follow them if you're going to stay here in China. Last year almost finished me off as a teacher in ...
Personal category: Education|614 views|0 comments
Share Chinese Students Don't Need To Cheat
2017-5-17 07:03
I just heard another disturbing report of Chinese students cheating on the TOEFL exam in the USA. Of course, all were arrested and will face criminal charges because, by cheating, they defrauded the U.S. government by breaking visa procurement laws. This follows the recent news of a top government official's son in the U.K. who went to jail for attempting to bribe some of his professors for higher scores.divbr/divdivHere's what I know about Chinese students. I know because I've taught mo ...
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Share Misused English Words Part 1
2017-5-13 05:14
Accept vs. Except These two words sound similar but have very different meanings. Accept means to receive something willingly: “His mom accepted his explanation” or “She accepted the gift graciously." Except signifies exclusion: “I can attend every meeting except the one next week. To help you remember, note that both except and exit begin with ex. Exit means 'to go out.' Add me on WeChat for free daily English lessons. WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ
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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 Managing People In Your WeChat Group Successfully
2017-5-3 08:02
A lot of people have asked me lately how I manage so many WeChat groups and get my message out to so many people. I'll share a few of the secrets I've found in getting your message out to a lot of people. Presently, I have more than 6,200 people subscribed to my public account and at least 10,000 more in various groups. Some of the groups are my groups. Others are English language learning groups where I've been invited to share my free English lessons. I also create short videos that are viewed ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/11/17
2017-5-2 11:00
Add me on WeChat for FREE Daily English Lessons WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/11/17 Good morning. Today is Tongue Twister Tuesday. Tongue twisters are used by all professional ESL teachers and trainers. You will improve your pronunciation, annunciation, diction, fluency and rhythm in speaking English. Plus, it is fun to try. Today’s Tongue Twister “A good cook who cooks cookies, could cook more cookies than a good cook who couldn ...
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Share Speak English Right 4/12/17
2017-5-2 10:58
Add me on WeChat For FREE Daily English Lessons WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/12/17 Good morning. I realize that a lot of non-native speaking English teachers will tell you that the secret to speaking English fluently is to learn to make ‘connected sounds’ between two words. They will tell you that when you see two words together like ‘next to’, that you shouldn’t say the last ’t’ in next and the first ’t’ in to. They will tell you to say the ’t ...
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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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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 2017-6-20 10:26

    Amazing story..

  • Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 1 2017-6-14 14:15

    More like Victoria could be out there waiting patiently for the opportunity to be given to them. Knowledge belongs to those who work for it. Strongly discourage those who plagiarize their way and could not even handle the basic question put fore to them. Not a few but just too many and always on the rise to the top without dignity!

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