Things I've Kept: Funny Student Papers


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.


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8 Responses to Things I've Kept: Funny Student Papers

  1. brookeschoenman April 10, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    Teaching English in Ukraine is fun when you have funny students – #travel #lp

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  2. Bethisreadyforanotherroadtrip April 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Oh man, that is funny!! I love when people do things like that. Although in a strange way I have to wonder if they are both true in some way??

    • Brooke April 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

      From what I hear, he was a funny man… but yeah you never know 😉

  3. brookeschoenman April 12, 2010 at 5:58 am #

    Things I’ve kept – funny student papers –> #ukraine #travel #tefl

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  4. Candice April 12, 2010 at 11:32 pm #

    Lol! I totally thought those were true stories. “Get off my house” is my favorite line.

  5. globetrotteri April 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    Things I’ve Kept: Funny Student Papers | Brooke vs. the World | RTW Travel Blog

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  6. brookeschoenman April 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    Teaching English was only made interesting by the students :) #ukraine #tefl

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  7. Jen Laceda April 21, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    This is hilarious!! Can’t stop laughing!

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