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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. Here's what I know about Chinese students. I know because I've taught more than 3,000 of ...
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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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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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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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  • The Story of Jeremy, Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 2 2017-9-19 10:58

    Very good!

  • The Story of Jeremy, Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 2 2017-8-17 23:15

    Jaaja: Why? Because Harvard degree is indefinitely more useful in international career, than Peking University degree. PU only carries similar value inside C ...
    Ture but most Chinese return to China Plus if your have not mastered English a degree from Harvard with a 75% average means nothing. Now if you end up in the top 10% of your class then by all means it is better. But really how many Chinese end up in the top 10% in any USA university? Maybe 1 out of 10,000.If you do not want to return to China then yes Harvard Degree is better.

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