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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Magic moments

We were talking today about work uniforms and my student told me in Czech something along the lines of:
I hate it because I have to wear it every day.
I swiftly put the expression on the board, repeated it several times and modelled the emotions by stressing the words HATE and EVERY. The student then, much to my amazement, said: "every SINGLE day!" It's an expression we'd come across before and I was so pleased she could remember it. I went all out to praise that effort and make her proud of it.

It went down all very well I think but I find it easier to praise some students than others...


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  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    "I find it easier to praise some students than others".

    I know that feeling alright.


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