I was sitting in my room in Ukraine when I started hearing my flatmate laughing pretty loudly. After it didn’t stop, I had to ask what was going on because who likes to be left out of a funny moment?
It turns out she was grading papers from her English students, and one student in particular was giving her quite the laugh.
Obviously, the title of this assignment is “UFO”, but this student decides to take it in another direction by talking about how he shouldn’t have married someone because she didn’t love him. He then continues:
“I’m liar, am I? I’m crazy, am I?! Let me tell you something! You are wild, crazy, insane creature! If I had known that you’re such a cold, stuck up b_ _ _ _, I would never have gotten married with you. My heart is broken. Get off my house!”
Oh, and by the way, this was an adult student and not some outspoken and troubled youngster, so it’s OK to laugh. And then I read his next assignment and thought, “Hmm… I’m not so sure about that ‘troubled’ part anymore!”
This assignment dealt with planning a holiday. In the article, this same student was asking a hotel for a list of rates, which seems pretty normal… until he said this:
“I’m going to go to Antalya with my wife and two children. I would like to ask you for a favor. Please don’t tell my wife that I was with a young girl that last time cause she’s not my daughter. I don’t have any daughter, only two sons.”
After teaching English, even for a short period of time, it is safe to say that it can get a bit repetitive and boring after a while. Well, it turns out that even students get bored and need to mix it up to stay interested.