We are coming to the end of the first month of the new school year. This morning I taught two classes, one was a sophomore class on international business, the other is an introduction to business class for freshman. Both groups have some great students who are very active in the discussion. During a break, one of the freshman told me that the first week of class he thought I sounded like Eminem. The student obviously like rap, and my voice, my speed, my tone sounded to him like the American rapper, whom he likes but sometimes has trouble understanding.
The student then told me that since then he has become accustomed to my voice and it's much easier to understand me now.
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