register Login
Chinadaily Forum Return to homepage

MichaelM's space http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/?787069 [Favorite] [Copy] [Share] [RSS]

Readers’ Blog

Share Don't Buy These For Your Girlfriend or Wife For Christmas
2016-12-13 21:41
This is a good question that perhaps some people in China might not know. A friend of mine in China asked me, "Hi, Michael. Can I ask you a question? What gifts do you usually give to a woman in America on Christmas?" My answer: "perfume, jewelry, a purse - Most men wouldn't try to buy you clothes unless you pick the clothes yourself. They wouldn't risk getting the wrong size or something that you might not like. A man should NOT buy a woman something to cook with or to ...
3265 views|11 comments Popularity 9
Share Speak English Right Now! 12/11/16
2016-12-12 01:52
Speak English Right Now! 12/11/16
Speak English Right Now! 12/11/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/sound/26748642 Good morning. Today I’ll teach the difference between two words that are often confused. Their spellings are only one letter different, so, be careful when using these words. I think you can easily see the difference. Just learn it well and you’ll use them correctly. Words advice advise Advice is a noun and means ‘an opinion’. You ‘give’ advice to ...
4056 views|7 comments Popularity 5
Share Use English Grammar Right - Lesson 3
2016-12-11 00:50
Understanding How To Use A Comma I’ll offer you an explanation on the correct use of commas and gives examples of commas used in sentences. A comma is used: After setting the scene at the start of a sentence (e.g., Now I'm older, I understand.) After transitional phrases like However , Consequently , or As a result (e.g., As a result, I now understand.) After an interjection (e.g., Jeepers, now I understand. ) Before a conjunc ...
2054 views|0 comments
Share Use English Grammar Right - Lesson 2
2016-12-10 03:21
Use English Grammar Right - Lesson 2
Understanding How To Use A Comma First I’ll offer you an explanation on the correct use of commas and gives examples of commas used in sentences. A comma is used: After setting the scene at the start of a sentence (e.g., Now I'm older, I understand.) After transitional phrases like However , Consequently , or As a result (e.g., As a result, I now understand.) After an interjection (e.g., Jeepers, now I understand. ) Before a conjunction joi ...
Personal category: Education|3436 views|1 comments Popularity 1
Share Use English Grammar Right - Lesson 1
2016-12-10 01:42
Use English Grammar Right - Lesson 1
Understanding English Grammar Punctuation ( 标点符号 ) is something that is often overlooked and not taught in English classes in China. However, if you ever have the desire to write anything in English, you must learn punctuation. Today, I’m going to talk about the apostrophe ( 撇号 ). It has several usages and applications. An ‘apostrophe’ is a punctuation mark used to replace a missing letter(s), to show the possessive form of a noun or to show ...
Personal category: Education|2103 views|0 comments
Share How To Apologize
2016-12-6 18:44
Living A Character Driven Life "You can have character or be a character. But, you must choose." Yesterday, a Chinese lady asked me about 'how to apologize' to someone. This is something that is very rare among Chinese people and amazing (to me) that she'd even want to know. 'Face' (saving face, giving face, etc.) is very important to Chinese. Apologizing is something that isn't done much because you are admitting that you are wrong and causing yourself to lose face. Th ...
3748 views|7 comments Popularity 5
Share How To Study English In China
2016-12-5 06:54
A few days ago, a very famous international website, Wikihow, asked me to review an article that had been written by a group of English professors from some of China's top universities. They wanted me to expand upon the 7 ideas (points) that these English experts had written. I completed the task today and sent my revisions back to the editors of the website. Here is the final draft. (Used here with permission.) How To Study English In China English is obviously not the native ...
2609 views|1 comments Popularity 1
Share Biggest Mistake In Learning English
2016-12-5 01:43
There are a lot of mistakes that I've seen that parents make in trying to help their children learn English. But, before I share the biggest mistake, I want to say that, "It's not your fault. It's certainly not your child's fault. It's not even your child's teacher's fault." The problem is, wrong thinking about language learning. Language is learned through a certain process. No matter whether the language is English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish or whatever the language is the you want to learn. ...
2013 views|0 comments Popularity 1
Share Biggest Mistakes Parents Make
2016-12-4 17:32
Biggest Mistakes Parents Make
I've learned, while living in China, that most parents don't know the best way to help their children learn English. In China, there are some things that are very different than in the Western countries. I hear a lot of people in China say, "Practice makes perfect." When I was a child, you would hear that often in America too. However, we know that 'practice doesn't make perfect.' We learned from one of the greatest American football coaches who ever lived that, 'perfect practice makes perfec ...
Personal category: Education|1733 views|1 comments Popularity 1
Share Chinese Students Succeed More Than American Students
2016-12-1 02:30
4 Reasons WhyChinese Students Succeed More Than American Students I recently saw a statistic that showed that about 60% of American college students (first time students, full time) finish (within 6 years of starting) and finally get their degree. I decided to look into China's college students completion rate which stands at around 92%. Why do at least a larger percentage of Chinese college students finish and Americans don't? Here's what I've found. 1. Chinese colleges are ...
Personal category: Education|1551 views|0 comments
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.

Categories
Album
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Recent comments
  • Chinese Students Will Conquer English 2017-11-9 19:00

    Any English teacher worth being considered a real teacher knows this is a fact. Nothing new written here.

  • Chinese Students Will Conquer English 2017-11-7 14:35

    I understand what the English teacher said,they don‘t have time to teach speaking,when thousands of Chinese students to contend for extremely limited education resources,the intention of learning English will be changed

Popular bloggers
Close

Hottest topic

Share your photos of an amazing China!
We would like to invite all the forumites to share the most awesome photos you took in China during 2017. We would choose the best pictures and make them a desk calendar for 2018. Anyone who wins the best shot will get a desk calendar as a gift.

Check »

Archiver|   

GMT +8, 2017-11-25 15:55

Contact Us :

Office number : 86-10-84883534 , 86-10-84883548   Email: chinaforum#chinadaily.com.cn, Switch the # to @ when you send email to us.

Back to the top