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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/18/16
MichaelM 2016-12-19 01:29
Speak English Right Now! 12/18/16 Go listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach you two more word/phrase that are pronounced the same. However, one is a single word and the other one is a two word phrase. These are often confused by non-native English speaking people. When you learn the right way to use them, you will sound more like a native English speaker. Phrase/Word ...
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Share Frustrating English
MichaelM 2016-12-18 04:10
I came to China with plans of staying only one year. In fact, I stayed there 5 years. And, I would be there now if not for the law that requires a foreigner to leave for 6 months after remaining there for 5 consecutive years. Why am I in China? Why will I choose to come back as soon as I can? The answer is easy. I am obsessed with helping Chinese students reach their goals and realize their dreams. My part to play in their quest for success is, giving them the best English training ...
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Share Speak English Right Now! 12/17/16
MichaelM 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! - 12/13/16
MichaelM 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
MichaelM 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
MichaelM 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
MichaelM 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
MichaelM 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
MichaelM 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)
MichaelM 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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