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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 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! - 12/13/16
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 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 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 ...
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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 ...
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Share You Must 'Speak' English Right Now
2016-11-29 23:33
You Must 'Speak' English Right Now
Yesterday, I read several blogs from one of the most famous language teachers in the world. His name is Benny Lewis. He is from Ireland. He is a polyglot. A polyglot is a person who is fluent in several languages. He was talking about why people spend many, many years studying a language without learning it. He says some of the same things that I tell students. Here is what I tell my students. 'Speaking English right now.' This means two things. 1. Start speaking English right a ...
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Share Why English Is So Difficult (for Chinese learners)
2016-11-27 21:12
I've taught thousands of students since I came to China in 2011. I've taught hundreds of Chinese English teachers. I've met students who have studied English for 10 years in school. I've met adults who have studied and tried to learn English for 20 years or more. Most of them still have a lot of mistakes. Most of the time their mistakes are common grammar mistakes. Once in a while they will have word choices that are not the best. Why is English so difficult for Chinese students and learners? ...
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Share New SAT Is Easier
2016-10-27 13:14
Starting the early part of this year (2016), the CollegeBoard redesigned the SAT for students who want to attend college in America. In fact, they have made the test easier. Just today, I spoke with the owner of the top SAT preparation company in America. Here are several ways that the test has become easier. 1. The CollegeBoard reduced the number of questions from 170 to 154. The time to take the exam is the same. This leaves more time for each question. 2. They reduced the number of mul ...
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Share 5 Things You Must Do If You Want To Study Abroad
2016-10-24 05:26
Next year, close to 400,000 graduating high school students from China will be going to America for college. They go to America for two reasons. The first reason is that America has the highest ranked colleges and universities in the world. There are two reputable lists that people around the world trust for the ranking of colleges/universities. One list is the U.S. News and World Reports and the other is known as the Shanghai List and comes from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. ...
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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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