April 22

Reasons to hate English…#1

I think that all of my students have, at one point or another, got so frustrated by the English language that they have said they hate it, and unfortunately some use the word more frequently than others.
We have recently been having verb tests with the young teens to practise irregular verbs (insert smiley face here!). Students do love complaining about how they have to learn a list of verbs, and it’s so impossible, and they’ll never remember them all, and English is stupid and …
There are many different approaches you can take when faced with the situation, but I personally show them the silver lining round that big black cloud of went, had, understood – at least in English there’s only one conjugation for everyone, unlike in Spanish….


Posted April 22, 2009 by Teresa Bestwick in category Just for fun

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