How do you explain the meaning of certain English words to a 8 years old so that he or she will understand. Sometimes I will translate the word to Chinese so that they will understand the meaning of the words. But to some students who are not good in Chinese, I will use English to explain the meaning of English words, as simple as I can and in layman's terms so that an 8 years old will understand. These are some examples, you may find the explanation of the meaning funny but this is how they understand the words.
1. "Hardworking" - You finish your work before going out to play, that is hardworking.
2. " Naughty" - Your mother asks you not to so something, but you still do it, that is naughty.
3. "Confident" - Very sure of what you do, that is confident.
Teaching English can be interesting and fun and sometimes you need to be creative too!