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Share Speak English Right - 12/27/16
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
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
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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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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  • Why I Live In China 2019-6-13 16:59

    Sorry. I don't have time to correct all of your grammar mistakes. There are too many. I have students that are getting nearly perfect scores on the SAT who deserve my attention.

  • Big English Mistake 2019-6-13 16:52

    SEARU: I will insist on correcting your grammar till I find out your error in your past writings!

    (One foreign friend told me I was bold on using of Englis ...
    You're very welcome to try. However, so far, you've only displayed your own poor grammar. Happy hunting!

    I won't check yours. You have too many. I don't have time to try to help you. Besides, I am a professional and I get paid to correct poor grammar. Good luck!

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