Xixi Friendship Hotel
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... all the complicated Grammar Rules that we aren’t really taught
in Australian school because we already include it in our natural speech.
In class today it was my turn to run an “Ice breaker” for the class…
the idea of this exercise is to help us get the hang of running activities and
being a teacher while managing a real class. I was partnered with a German
called Johannes, together we had to come up with a game to play with the ...
... the same as in a normal bar, but the hotel bar is on the top floor! The view was pretty good. Not that much to see and a bit smoggy but good! We had 2 or 3 or 4 there, and heard what Tom and Shona had got up to when they got off the train in Irkutsk (it sounded a bit rough) then went for a curry at a place Shona had heard was the best in the city. The walk was a little bit long, and Susie nearly got pick pocketed! She felt her handbag get lighter as the bloke lifted it up, ...
... the slow moving hordes of traffic. Lee told us that Beijing had 8 ring roads. On the way I spotted loads of Audis, Mercedes and Range Rovers mixed in with local cars and aggressive buses. I wondered how the local people could afford these luxury cars. Our driver, Mrs Wang turned out to have nerves of steel as she played chicken with the other drivers, scooters and slow moving pedestrians, to our quiet gasps. She took many calls on her mobile while we drove ...
... informed us we would have a reading/writing midterm on Nov. 12! Less than a week's notice, that was pretty annoying. By the way, we were informed of our speaking exam topics on Nov. 7.
So enter the last weekend before midterms start: we have our reading midterm on Nov. 12, our grammar midterm on Nov. 13, our listening midterm on Nov. 14 and our speaking midterm on Nov. 18. So during this weekend, I started studying for ...
... all the hexagonal and octagonal sections that makes each wall are actually like bubbles, so the Cube has a really cool shape to it. We caught a late train back to the hostel, and caught a plane home the next morning.
Thanks for reading all that (if you’ve made it this far, I understand I am already at 831 words). I spent this past weekend in Chengdu, so expect another entry soon. I’ll work on getting the sled ride on ...