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Things not to do

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Aussie Mike:
It is advisable not to say...

1. "Hello, you don't know me but I know you, I want to be your friend, I want to learn English"
2. "Hello, hello, hello, hello... hee hee giggle snigger"
3. "Where are you from, how much money do you make, do you like China, do you like Chinese food, do you like Chinese girls?
    At least wait for a response before asking the next question.

It's the same everyday!

Aussie Mike:
 ??? Give us some examples...

I don't go to English Cornered anymore, too often I'm bombarded with the same Chinglish questions.
You get to know which text books they are being taught with.  ;D

If you want to get to know someone, be interesting enough to be noticed.

Some questions or rather the way they are being asked, make me feel like I don't want to know that particular person.

alex feldmen:
I agree with you.

Me too.

I question I dislike is 'Do you like China?'.  I never know how to respond.  In western culture, you are supposed to be as honest as possible unless honesty makes your audience feel uncomfortable.  It's like being asked 'Do I look fat in this dress?'   :D


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