Teacher’s Day & My Homework (For May 7 )
First thing is first, my homework is first.
Teacher Alex said:
Your homework is to write two more example sentences for me, on different subjects. One sentence should include the verb ‘to practice’ with the –ing form, and the other sentence should include ‘according to…’.
There you go, below is my homework:
In Taiwan, there is one and half hour of lunch break. According to the weather forecast, Today is a shinny day, and I got to prepare writing my today’s blog, so, during the lunch break, I were out to buy a book which Teacher Nick mentioned, its name is “Angela's Ashes” that written by Frank McCour. I hope the book can inspire my writing. But I can’t find the book in Yilan city with the population of ten hundred thousand, and, according to the clerk of book shop said, there is no Chinese version of this book, therefore, I prepare surfing on the internet to buy one.
After finishing my homework, let me to take a deep break, then to talk about Teachers Day.
Many countries has their Teacher’s Day on different day of the year, some of them are holiday while others are celebrated only. Taiwan, it was holiday in the old time, but, it has been celebrated during working days since a few years ago.
You can travel around the world to have many Teacher’s Day, because, many countries have set different day as their Teacher’s Day (Now I use travel instead trip.),
Day of itinerary is as the following:
February: 2/28(Oman, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Tunisia, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco in Islam Country)
March: 3/7(Albania)、3/28(Czech Republic & Slovakia)
May: 5/2(Iran)、5/15(South Korea)、5/16(Malaysia)、5/15(Mexico)、5/24(Afghanistan)
October: 10/5(Russia)、10/11(Brazil)、10/14(Poland) 、the last Friday(Australia)
5 different day of May is Teacher's Day.
Different saying of Teacher Day in the world are:
Teacher’s Day、Teachers’ Day、Master Day、Education Day
In Taiwan, Teachers will get a gift from Government in Teacher’s Day, and some students, usually they are good students, express their gratitude to their teacher by sending a gratitude card, or by giving flowers to theirteacher. Don't expect other students except good students to say thank you to the teacher.
There are many Temples of teacher in Taiwan, Its formal name is Temple of Confucius. Official ceremony is held in the temple every year in teaxher's Day..
Below is what I have read about teacher in India:
Mother and Teacher is God. And there is a saying in India:’ The teacher or the God, I shall choose the teacher, as he is the one who is instrumental in students knowing the God.’ Another saying is “Teacher is the Creator, the Preserver, and the Destroyer”
I wonder is there a Student’s Day in any Country? Tell me now if you know, please.
“To sir with love”
James Zhih-Cheng Wu
Confession of James(2007/5/10):
I made a mistake on my homework, Teacher Alex asked me to write example sentences include the verb ‘ to practice’ with the –ing form, and I turned in my home work with that I wrote a sentence include a verb ‘ to prepare’ with the –ing. It’s a huge mistake, but it’s ok, just let my mistake be there, and I confess here and do the correct homework.
Luis practice using chopsticks to eat rice, and rice is just a kind of food but not the name of the lady.
I put a photo to say sorry.
Photo: Confucius Temple(Teacher Temple) in Taiwan
Footnote: I would like to share the following information which the wonderful readers have provided on their comment on my blog.
1)Ana Paula from Brazil:
The correct Teacher’s Day in Brazil is October 15th.
2) Jill Huang from Beijing:
Hello, James. I checked via the Internet and found out some other teachers’ days: 1/15(Venezuela)、5/2(Indonesia)、5/18(Portugal)、6/5(Hungary)、6/12(Germany)、8/27(United States)、9/6(North Korea). I hope they are helpful and all right.
3) Antonio from Belgium:
It seems that there is no Western Europe Teacher’s day.
4) Mina from Kabul – Afghanistan:
Yes, there is a Student Day in my country (Afghanistan), we celebrate both Teacher’s day and Student day….. but unfortunately on Student Day no one provide or pass gifts to Students ( poor Student) just all students get together and celebrated it.
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