HUAIROU, Beijing Province:
Doing the Desert Island game with my classes this week. Telling the whole story of packing suitcases, getting on a boat, crashing into an iceberg and then ending up on a desert island all awesomely drawn on the board! (fortunately, not one student pointed out that it was unlikely we'd crash into an iceberg that was so close to a desert island!).
Took a shoe box full of different items (shower gel, lighter, mirror etc.) and then the rest of the class was a discussion of how we could use each item and which ones were more useful. Worked pretty well and it got a lot of the students talking some English!
Tried out a new restaurant - this hotpot place. It was really cool - it's like a big bowl of broth with spices that's kinda imbedded into the table and kept boiling. Then we had various vegetables to cook in it, and peanut satay and fresh coriander to eat them with! Definately going back there again!