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Share Why Grammar Based English Teaching Doesn't Work
MichaelM 2016-12-31 22:36
Someone just sent me a link to a Chinese English teacher who is quite popular in China. The link was to his www.ximalaya.com podcast. After translating it, I see that he is telling students that they don't need to learn listening and speaking to master English. He said that grammar based teaching/learning is the best way to learn English. In fact, in China, you learned Chinese without ever being taught Chinese grammar. In America, we haven't taught any language in this way in my lifetime. I'v ...
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Share Speak English Right - 12/28/16
MichaelM 2016-12-30 04:54
Speak English Right - 12/28/16 You can g o listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. For the next lessons, I’m going to teach you how to go up to a foreigner and talk to them. I’ll tell you what to say. You can have a short conversation and speak with confidence. So, you see a foreigner at the super market or restaurant. Walk up to them and say, “Hi, how are you?” “ ...
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Share Speak English Right - 12/29/16
MichaelM 2016-12-30 04:50
Speak English Right - 12/29/16 You can g o listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will help you to review the questions that you can ask a foreigner if you see one in China. Remember. Don’t be shy. They will probably enjoy talking with you. However, don’t try to talk to them if they are eating or if they are talking to someone else. Yesterday’s Review “Hi, how ...
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Share Speak English Right - 12/27/16
MichaelM 2016-12-29 00:37
Speak English Right - 12/27/16 You can g o listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 TODAY'S LESSON Good morning. Not long ago, I taught you the difference between the two words ‘bring’ and ‘take’. Each of these are used depending on where you are. For example. If May contacts me on WeChat and wants something from America when I go back there in January, she will ask me, “Michael, will you bring it to me when y ...
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Share Speak English Right - 12/26/16
MichaelM 2016-12-26 22:50
Speak English Right - 12/26/16 You can g o listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. conducted a poll of the ‘most annoying’ ( 烦人 ) word of 2016. 38 percent of those polled said that the most annoying English word is ‘whatever.’ It isn’t always an annoying word. It depends on how you use it. Today, I’ll teach you the wrong and right way to use this word. ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/25/16
MichaelM 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 Speak English Right Now! 12/24/16
MichaelM 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?'
MichaelM 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 Speak English Right Now! 12/20/16
MichaelM 2016-12-21 02:40
Speak English Right Now! 12/20/16 Good morning. Today, I’ll give you two more words that are often confused by Chinese English learners. I’ll give their definitions and show you how to use them. Words amount number Use amount with quantities that cannot be counted. Use number with things that can be counted. Example: a small amount of lotion, a large amount of profit a number of books, a number of delegates  ...
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Share Why Foreign Teachers Leave China
MichaelM 2016-12-20 23:10
I read a statistic that said that this year, 40% of the foreign teachers (native English speaking teachers) left China after the 2015-2016 school year. I happened to be one of them due to the requirement that a foreigner with a Z visa must leave for 6 months after being there for a consecutive five years. Of course, as is the case for many things in China, this law is not enforced in many places . Unfortunately, where I live, it is. Foreign teachers do not know China before they go there. The ...
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