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Share Speak English Right 2/2/17
2017-2-3 07:03
For FREE Daily English Lessons From Professional Native English Speaking Teacher, Add Me on WeChat WeChat I.D. - BigTEXZZ Also, join me on www.ximalaya.com Go herehttp://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Lesson 2/2/17 Good morning. There are so many words in English which have different meanings. However, when you learn proper grammar and vocabulary, you must use the right words in the right way. Today, I’m going to ea ...
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Share Speak English Right - 1:16:17
2017-1-17 03:13
Speak English Right - 1:16:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach you about the ’to be’ verb in the past tense. I know that many of you already know these words. However, you need to get them into your automatic memory. You need to be able to say them without thinking too much. Words was were Singular For ...
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Share Bad English
2017-1-15 23:10
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Share Speak English Right - 1:15:17
2017-1-15 22:37
Speak English Right - 1:15:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I want to review something that I know that you know, however, you may still do wrong or you might have forgotten. I realize that the English language’s ‘to be’ verb is very confusing. I remember when I was learning it in the first grade. It ...
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Share Never Give Up On Life
2017-1-15 21:11
This past week, a former classmate of mine in high school, took his own life. No one knew that he was depressed or any had any idea that something was wrong. He was 4 weeks away from retiring from a job he'd held for nearly 40 years. His name was Brian. Brian was one of the happiest, most positive and truly humorous people you'd ever meet. This is why it was such a shock to get the news about his death and how he died. We are all sad and dismayed by this event. I was a minister in a churc ...
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Share Three Biggest Mistakes English Learners Make
2017-1-15 07:34
Three Biggest Mistakes English Learners Make
Speak English Right FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to 175 of Michael's FREE English Lessons at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 I know of at least 56 common problems that Chinese English speakers/learners/students make. However there are 3 of the most common mistakes that are agreed upon by English experts who teach ESL/EFL/TEFL. In fact, the number one book in America on learning English faster, 'Learn En ...
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Share My 500th China Daily Blog
2017-1-15 00:01
I suppose I'll go ahead and write a blog in my own personal celebration of my 500th blog here on China Daily. I will say that I have loved this forum for nearly 5.5 years. I've apparently written a little less than 100 blogs a year since I came on here. That's one (on average) about every 4 days. I wrote my first blog here on October 2, 2011. 1,931 days ago. I was selected as the top blogger of 2013, but, withdrew my name to future competitive events after that, due to the fact that I h ...
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Share Test Scores And Socialistic Education
2017-1-14 23:38
Speak English Right FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to 175 of Michael's FREE English Lessons at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 I know how so many Chinese students worry about test scores. It seems to be the all-consuming thought for every child under 18 years old. As I was having a discussion with several people a few days ago, it occurred to me that in the USA, there is only one score that students concern ...
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2017-1-14 04:02
Speak English Right - 1:13:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I’ll teach you 3 words that all sound the same. Words that sound the same are called homonyms. They can be spelled different but pronounced the same (or, almost the same) as one or more other words. Words pore pour poor The first two wor ...
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2017-1-13 06:24
Speak English Right - 1:12:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. One part of English that Chinese students have trouble is with irregular verbs. A regular verb is a verb that you can add ‘d’ or ‘ed’ to in order to make it past tense. However, English has many irregular verbs where this grammar rule does not apply. You must learn these irreg ...
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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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  • 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make In Their Child's English Education 2019-6-24 10:09

    Well said. Michael... and very true, as well.

  • What Americans Think 2019-6-24 03:50

    One question that I heard a lot when I first came here was, "When do you foreigners take a bath?" I was very puzzled by the question and wasn't sure if it was a serious question. My response was, "Well, I guess that we take a bath/shower when we feel that we need one." I learned later that they were looking for an answer like, 'in the morning' or, 'before we go to bed.' But, the truth is, I really don't have a clue what the hygiene habits of over 300 million people are.

    Another stereotype (that is wrong) that I hear here in China is, 'all Westerners go Dutch when eating out together.' Someone wrote a blog on here that stated this along with 'Westerners don't like to spend time with family and friends over meals like we Chinese do.' Again, another stereotype that is not just wrong, but, from experience, quite absurd. I've never 'gone Dutch' at a restaurant and I always have meals out with friends and family when I'm in the USA.  My mother had a friend once who insisted on 'going Dutch', but, she's the only one I ever heard of to practice this.

    I think that this question has something to do with this situation I often see in restaurants here in China when two people walk to the checkout counter to pay and get into a friendly scuffle over 'who's going to pay.' It seems like an attempt to show yourself more generous than others. Seems a bit silly to me, but, I accept that it is just a different culture. I must admit that I've often not only paid for everyone's meal in my party, but, I come from a small town in Texas. When I see other people that I know in a restaurant, I've often picked up and paid for their meals secretly. They usually don't discover that their meal was paid for until after I'm gone. I don't think that is common in Western culture, but, it is true for me.

    Oh, one last stereotype that seems to be believed about Westerners is that real life in America (especially) is mirrored by the television show, 'Desperate Housewives.' I really don't know what all the show depicts because I've never watched it and know little about it. But, what I've heard is that everyone is having sex with anyone and everyone every day. Of course, soap operas in any country, do not accurately depict real life. This seems like common sense to me. Seems a bit naive to believe that real people do the same as some fictional television show.

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