Sunday, April 15, 2007

Update - Monday, April 16 - Exams!

Just a very quick note in between classes: this is Midterms Week for the English Pod! It's a rainy cold Monday (unfairly, after a beautiful warm and sunny weekend) and our students are, understandably, surly.

We are doing Listening Exams for the first half of the week and Speaking Exams the second. This involves us talking nonstop for Monday and Wednesday (Tuesday being our day off, and filled - no pun intended - with dentist appointments for both of us), and listening to our paired-off students hesitatingly slog through a three-minute 'conversation' in English for Thursday and Friday. Then our weekend will be pretty much solid with - oh joy, oh bliss - marking those exams, recording the marks, and sorting out the classes.

However, I shall be sure to take a brief break to record the 'best' answers for posterity - namely the student howlers that every teacher hopes to find glimmering in the dreck of mangled verbiage, trodden grammar, and mutilated fragments of the glorious English language. Watch this space for such gems as 'my little bother' ... and more!

It was wonderful to get so many comments on the last post (obviously you want MORE PICTURES....) and to see old friends catching up with our mundane doings. You are indeed missed - and when things settle down (rolls eyes) I promise a longer entry. I have also twisted Bryan's arm repeatedly to make his contribution here, but so far nuthin' doin'... I may have to threaten him with cashiering his chocolate milk consumption, or garnishing his paycheck!

Much love, must run and give another exam yet,

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Anonymous audrey said...

Just a quick note to say good luck with the exams!
I've sent you a few pictures, so please check your email.

Still waiting to hear from Bryan!

April 18, 2007 at 10:06 a.m.  
Blogger Ken DV said...

Is that a Korean thing, putting ketchup, pickles, lettuce and other condiments on PAYCHECKS (Br. paycheques)? How long have you been out of the country?
Stop being mundane and actually stomp out some personal notes in reply, OK?

April 19, 2007 at 1:55 p.m.  

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