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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/25/16
2016-12-26 00:15
Speak English Right Now! 12/25/16 Good morning. Today, I’ll teach you words that can be used in speaking every day English, however, they should be avoided in writing for school assignments. Notice the differences so that you use them the right way. Words at about Avoid using at with about. Simply eliminate at or about. LESS ACCEPTABLE: The delegates arrived at about noon. PREFERRED : The dele ...
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Share How To Treat Others
2016-12-25 23:16
How To Treat Others
"Tse-kung asked, 'Is there one word that can serve as a principle of conduct for life?' Confucius replied, 'It is the word 'shu' -- reciprocity. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.'" Doctrine of the Mean 13.3 One day, I was on my way to a primary school that I taught at a few times a week. I stopped at a street vendor's cart to buy the famous 'bing', or, as some call it, 'the Chinese hotdog.' I went that way to the school sever ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/24/16
2016-12-25 17:39
Speak English Right Now! 12/24/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today I’ll teach you four words that can be used when referring to people or things. Each one is uncountable. They have different meanings and can be easily confused. Words anyone any one everyone every one Anyone and everyone mean “any person” and “every person,” ...
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Share 'Are You An Airplane?'
2016-12-25 17:33
Lily, my professional assistant, just recently came back to America. I brought her back here because I wanted to give her the opportunity to spend Christmas in America. A few nights ago, we were at the local WalMart Neighborhood Market. It is only a grocery store; unlike the bigger WalMart stores. I've encountered a lot of the more than 200 students who were sent here by the Chinese government to learn how to fly airplanes, in this store. They were in there shopping the other night. I said, " ...
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Share What's Your Greatest Fear?
2016-12-25 16:58
I know mine. It's very easy. It is to have lived my entire life and to have not gained the wisdom that I know I need and truly desire. Solomon could have had anything that he wanted. Not just from others. His father was the king. He was the most beloved son of David, the most famous ruler of Israel. He could have asked for riches, which later, he did get. But that's not what he sought. He asked for wisdom. He didn't seek it from man. He sought it from the divine mind of God. W ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/23/16
2016-12-24 03:28
Speak English Right Now! 12/23/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach two words that are sometimes confused. They are not countable words even though they do indicate a number of things. Words somewhat somehow Somewhat means ‘a little bit, to some measure of degree or ‘a small amount’ of something. Somehow means ‘in some ways’ or, ‘by some means’. ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/22/16
2016-12-22 23:50
Speak English Right Now! 12/22/16 Good morning. These words have different meanings depending upon whether they are a phrase or combined as one word. Let me teach them to you today and how to use them. Words/Phrases anyone any one everyone every one Anyone and everyone mean “any person” and “every person,” respectively. Any one means “any single person (or thing).” Every one means “every single per ...
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Share Thin Skinned Americans
2016-12-22 03:32
This morning, I posted something on Facebook that was from a journalist in Hong Kong. I don't remember his name nor who he writes for. I really didn't take it all that seriously. However, when I posted it, there were many who got offended and started defending our President-elect, Donald Trump. I deleted the post after almost 100 comments were posted there. The op-ed piece was talking about the fact that Trump is a billionaire, flies in his own jumbo jet, wanted to put Hilary in pri ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/21/16
2016-12-22 01:11
Speak English Right Now! 12/21/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I’ll teach you two words that have similar meanings but are used differently. Many people make mistakes with these two words. They use one of them when they should use the other one. I’ll teach you their meanings and how to use them the right way. Words anxious eager Anxious means “ ...
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Share How China Can Dominate The World
2016-12-21 05:34
China has brought over 650 million people out of poverty over the past 40 years. A remarkable feat. Especially in light of where they'd been prior to the 1976 'opening up.' From millions starving to hundreds of millions thriving in just 4 decades. It's never been done in history. The leadership of the Communist Party, starting with Deng Xiaoping through China's most amazing present leader, President Xi Jinping and all others in between, created the greatest economic miracle in the history of the ...
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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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  • Avoid This Kind of English Training 2018-3-15 05:05

    Liononthehunt: A very interesting phenomenon is that most students in Eastern Asian countries, in particular, China, Japan and South Korea have all notoriously under ...
    In my experience, what holds back English education in China is that their is no foundation of learning to speak the language. Speaking is fundamental and foundation in language learning. It is rare here in China. I find it interesting that most Chinese primary and secondary schools do not teach Chinese grammar. Yet, they focus 90% or more of their time teaching English learning grammar rules. An effort in futility from my experience of teaching more than 4000 students and thousands more students.

  • Chinese Students Will Conquer English 2018-2-8 01:21

    Until the Chinese change the methods used to teach English by Chinese teachers and get rid of 99% of the poor foreign teachers. Maybe 5% of the Chinese will master English.Maybe. Taliking how and actually doing it are very different.

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