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Funny things your students say

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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby antarcticbeech » 30 Apr 2015, 23:33

Tonight: "Chicken anal is good for your skin."
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby Ducked » 18 May 2015, 18:12

"Oscar Pistorius is a disabled spinster"

OK, not THAT funny, but its been a rough week so I'll take what I can get.
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby keroliver » 20 May 2015, 12:18

Many years ago, I was telling the story of 'Goldilocks' to a class of young Grade 1 students.
Towards the end, I heard a little girl whispering to her classmate... in Chinese
'You see, I told you, all foreign little girls are thieves, especially the blond ones.'
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby Ducked » 22 May 2015, 15:26

keroliver wrote:Many years ago, I was telling the story of 'Goldilocks' to a class of young Grade 1 students.
Towards the end, I heard a little girl whispering to her classmate... in Chinese
'You see, I told you, all foreign little girls are thieves, especially the blond ones.'


Out of the mouths of babes...
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby AdamLazaruso » 30 May 2015, 11:48

A class was interrogating me about my girlfriend after I made the mistake of mentioning her.

"Is she pretty?"
"Yeah."
"So why is she with you?"

Slayed me.
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby Ducked » 01 Jun 2015, 07:49

AdamLazaruso wrote:A class was interrogating me about my girlfriend after I made the mistake of mentioning her.

"Is she pretty?"
"Yeah."
"So why is she with you?"

Slayed me.


I think "She hopes to improve her English" is a good answer to that kind of question.

Self-effacing, but sends the right message about the level of sacrifice and dedication required.

"She hopes to improve her grades", OTOH, might be going just a bit too far. :whistle:
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby The_Ghost » 11 Jun 2015, 01:43

One of my students today reached out and casually peeled a strand of my peeling sunburned skin off my arm like he was peeling a banana. More creepy and disgusting than funny I guess.
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Re: Funny things your students say

Postby Charlie Phillips » 18 May 2016, 23:18

This evening, checking homework for writing class. An exercise in writing about differences using the word 'unlike'.

The writing prompt: _______________________, deserts don't have a lot of plants.

Student wrote: "Unlike salad, deserts don't have a lot of plants.

It made my day.
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