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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/17/16
2016-12-18 01:10
Speak English Right Now! 12/17/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach you the difference between a word and a phrase that are both spoken the same. They have different meanings. I’ll show you the different ways that each are used and let you practice. Words/Phrases alright all right Alright is nonstandard spelling of ‘all right’. It means the same as ‘o.k.’ (agree ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/16/16
2016-12-17 02:27
Speak English Right Now! 12/16/16
Speak English Right Now! 12/16/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach you a word and a phrase that are often confused. I’ll teach you the meaning and show you how to use them. Words/Phrases all ready, already All ready is an expression functioning as an adjective and meaning “ready.” Already is an adverb meaning “by or ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! - 12/13/16
2016-12-14 00:18
Good morning. Today I’m going to teach you a phrase that I often hear people use in a way that is not how we use it in the USA. Now, we know what they mean when they use this phrase. However, it is not how we commonly use it. Commonly accepted use of a word or phrase is called, ‘language conventions.’ When someone uses a word or phrase wrong, yet doesn’t break grammar rules, we say that they have broken a convention of language usage. I want you to sound like ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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