September 5, 2006
Open Session Questions
As a new foreign teacher, I am asked some common questions. I asked the students to write questions and put them in a hat, I answered them at the end of the lesson, time permitting. Below are the top notes I've received.
13. How much money you go abroad? Because I want to go abroad, so I want to know this question. That's my dream forever. Why is it hard for us to go abroad? -Cathy
12. First your eyes are charming. Second your skin looks very good. How can you do that? -Katherine
11. Nice to meet you! Do you like the super star Jay Z? Which person are you like the most about basketball? How about Yao Ming? I wish we can have a good time in this time. -Rose
10. Miss Allison Ricks, could I make friend with you? Can you tell me your family? Tell you a secret: I very like you! Maybe I hope you are my good friend. -Fiona
9. Do you want to go shopping with me? We can go to Wal-Mart.
8. Do you think you can take me to your hometown? I want to travel very much. It is my dream.
7. If you see a beggar, what do you do?
6. My name is Lydia. Nice to meet you. Welcome to China. I'm really really like English. Please believe me! I think you can speak a beautiful English. Thank you! -Lydia
5. Miss Allison. In this class I hope you can speak slowly. Thank you. (then the redeeming...) Welcome to China. You look very beautiful. (nice touch!) -Mary
4. I speak English not very well. Maybe I don't know how to say sometime. How do you think of my weakness?
3. Your favorite color is red. Why do you dress in black and yellow? Are you hair nature or not?
2. Are you married? Do you have a baby? How old are you? Please tell me.
1. How old are you? Do you like the world-cup in 2006? Do you want to find [a boy (crossed out) live and (crossed out)] marry in China? Do you have a boyfriend?