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by bigjohnox
Fri May 05, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: English Basketball (No balls. No throwing. Just fun!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Nice one. Easy and fun. A bit difficult for my Chinese classes of 60-70 but I will give it a go!
Thanks Mesmark.
by bigjohnox
Fri May 05, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Private Lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

realia

How about taking him out to different areas around his house and asking him to describe what he sees/knows. Take a notebook and a pencil and perhaps you might get an idea where he needs more guidance. Worked in China for me. Cheers
by bigjohnox
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Secondary School Education
Topic: Difficulties of Teaching English in China
Replies: 3
Views: 2620

same same here

I've got 68-70 kids in each class. I have my own classroom, after bargaining for a year, so I can be a little more adaptable, no desks, no pencil cases, just 70 stools and the kids. I am going to try doing 75% of the lesson as usual, then let the disinterested ones go back to their classrooms, alowi...
by bigjohnox
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Help for my Middle Schoolers
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Hi Anna It sounds like you have the same problem as most Middle School teachers. I have found that it really doesn't matter whether it's Middle or High, the kids just don't seem to know much. There will be some excellent ones, of course, but not many. Try things like Wheel of fortune (guess the phra...
by bigjohnox
Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 'Hit in the face' or 'hit on the face'
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Nice one!

Thanks for all your responses..Fluffyhamster (chortle chortle), you're quite right there..I was a little annoyed by the examiners asking such a question. I see it all the time. I was thinking 'in the face' yes, 'on the face' ok, 'with the face' was more like 'with the face of the cricket bat' and 'a...
by bigjohnox
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 'Hit in the face' or 'hit on the face'
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

'Hit in the face' or 'hit on the face'

Several of my Chinese colleagues are taking an English exam. As usual, the format is a gap fill with four alternatives. One of the questions was 'She hit him ....... the face' with 'in' 'on' 'at' and 'with'. Being an argumentative type of bloke, I said that they were all grammatically correct answer...
by bigjohnox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 78453

That sounded like me!

Govt school in china, Middle school, 2,000 kids aged 13-15, 27 x 40 min classes a week. I do a lot of Penny Ur stuff. And Boys v girls. Kids can't move about at all. I tried asking for a spare room to be converted into an English room. They agreed then said no. Maybe others will have better luck. On...