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... was no sign of festive cheer on the faces of the staff who worked there. I was therefore relieved when I got to Mark's that evening to find people who knew what was going on. We were all missing home but in each other's company we had a great afternoon/ evening watching Christmas films and laughing at each other's jokes and humor.
As we weren't all lucky enough to have Christmas Day off work, we all met up on Boxing Day to share a Christmas Dinner and hand out our Secret ...
... 4) with my students. It was nice having the opportunity to get to know them rather than stand in front of them.
Of course, no one else (besides Jenny and the class (Grade 5 Class 4)) in the school knew about this. So when I stepped onto the stage in front of the school, the audience went crazy with excitement (feel more like a celebrity than a teacher at times out here). The song started and if I do say so myself, I nailed it to the point were I think I ...
... we're each given a paper cutting that features the crest of the National University of Defense Technology; two group photographs taken previously in the week; and a generous supply of Hunan tea. We shake hands, and Dr. Zhang turns to the students to give his final address.
"When I visited this classroom," he says, as the room falls silent, ...
"The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things,
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings,
And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings."
- Lewis Carroll
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The last course in the Teaching in English program is designed to ...
... have taken forever going back the way we came so instead we pushed on into the unknown.
The great thing about this, however, was that there was no one around which is almost unheard of in China thus far.
In my last blog, I mentioned that Changsha was heavily involved in the fighting against the Japanese in World War 2. The Yuelu mountain was where the Chinese were heavily dug in. When I have previously visited the mountain I had found various ...