Dressed smartly with a bottle of hot water, Matthew got in his taxi ready for a hard day of work, but instead of getting in the back he jumped into the drivers seat and began his day as a Beijing taxi driver, all fares for free.
This expedition was all part of the British Council’s “Dare to Speak” campaign which encourages Chinese students as well as the wider citizenry to practise their English.
Now did he really embrace all that Beijing taxi driver life is? Did he smoke more than a pack of cigarettes? Did he refuse passengers because it was nearly going home time? Did he know one completely random fact about every country or province that his passengers came from?