We always have question time in class so that the students are able to practice speaking english. A lot of the time they want to know what it is like to go to school in Australia and do the children learn Chinese. They can't believe that school is from 9am until 3pm in Australia as they start at 8am and don't finish until 8.30pm. I thought I mustn't have been understanding them right but it is true, for middle school students anyway.
The students are very interested to learn about Australia and ask things like, "Do kangaroos jump around everywhere in Australia?", "What do people like to do on the weekend in Australia?" or "Do children in Australia like to play computer games?".
They also want to know what my husband does for a job and I have to explain to them what a dairy farm is. Someone always asks if I have children and I love telling them all about them and their eyes light up when I tell them I will bring them to school with me when they come to China to visit me but my favourite question of all is when they ask,
"Can I give you a hug?"