I’ve been in China for almost four and a half years now, teaching more than 4,000 classes and nearly as many students. It’s given me experiences I’ll never forget.
I didn’t come here in need of job. I wrote a book that sold quite well and got hundreds of invitations to talk from China. I came to China because I have a good friend who is from China. He had 20 years of experience as a professor in the USA. We had two very different ideas about serving the educational needs of Chinese children. So, I chose to stay here and make a difference in the lives of Chinese children. I knew how because I’d done it successfully in my own school in the USA for 15 years. My school there had about 750 students.
There are so many stories I experienced there was enough time for me to share. I've changed in the past 4.5 years. I will say that my change has been welcomed and all for the better. One thing that I've done that suits my character well is that I've stayed in one place for all of this time. I’ve had invitations to some excellent schools in Beijing, Harbin, Shanghai and Guangzhou. This is why I stay in China where I can add my contribution in making the world a better place.
1. The writer has been in China for ________.
A 3 years
B 4 years
C 4.5 years
D 6 years
2. From the passage, we can know his friend is a _______.
3. The writer has got some invitations from ______.
4. The underlined word “contribution” means ______ in Chinese.