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I love having lunch with you guys…

Here are some of the websites that were mentioned yesterday:

Spelling City

British Council

North Pole (a Christmas site)

 

We were also talking about the music the kids like.  If you can get videos to work, you can play these things on YouTube; if not, you can just help them understand the lyrics.  If they know the song, even just reading the lyrics will help them with syntax, etc.

Michael Jackson – Kids of all ages listen to him: he’s a musical deity in China.  Try the popular ones like Thriller, Beat It, Man In The Mirror.

Avril Lavigne – Teenagers like her (but be careful with some of her lyrics).  Alice is a safe bet.

Justin Bieber – if you have a girl in your class, she’s probably a Belieber.  The boys like him, too.  Try Baby, Eenie Meenie and Never Let You Go.

Thousand Foot Krutch – they’re not overly popular in China, but one of my students got into them, and now the whole class likes them.  They’re a Christian group, so a couple of the songs might have one-too-many references to God but there’s nothing otherwise offensive.  Try Art of Breaking.

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About theenglishmajor

Theoretically, I am an English tutor, but that doesn't quite cover the E.S.L., the literacy, the history, the geography, the religion and the creative writing I teach. Alternative education fascinates me; a good deal of modern society frustrates me; my B.A.Creative Writing was interesting, but raising two children to adolescence has taught me much more than anything else has or will.

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