Visiting a Primary School
Jerry tells Fei about his first visit to a Chinese primary school
Jerry: Hi Fei, how was your day?
Fei: Hi Jerry, I've been looking for you. Where have you been?
Jerry: I just had a very interesting experience. I spent the whole day with dozens of little children!
Fei: That sounds like fun.
Jerry: Yes, it was fun... but exhausting! Kids have so much energy.
Fei: Where did you meet all these kids?
Jerry: At the primary school down the street. I visited some of their classes in the morning, then taught them some simple English in the afternoon.
Fei: English must be very difficult for them.
Jerry: Actually, they were very eager to learn. I was quite impressed.
Fei: What did you teach them?
Jerry: One teacher gave me some sentences to practice. The kids love to repeat things out loud! Sometimes I shouted the sentences, and they shouted back at me. Other times I whispered, and they whispered back. They were very cute.
Fei: Yes, I can imagine.
Jerry: We also sang songs and played some English games together.
Fei: That's great. You know, when I was in primary school, we never had English lessons.
Jerry: How about in middle school?
Fei: We studied English, but only for a test. It wasn't very practical.
Jerry: Well, you've managed to learn English very well. I guess it's because you're a "Super Student".
Fei: Ha ha ha. Not me! The kids you saw today seem to be much more "super" than I am. They're the future of China.
Jerry: Yes, they are, so China must have a bright future! I wonder what this country will be like in 15 or 20 years when these kids are adults...