Tag Archives: surprise

Something in the Air

Although I have written a few positive posts about my commute, I have written a lot more grouchy posts. Maybe it is the nature of commuting.  Whenever anyone asks me about my commute at work, I answer that it isn’t … Continue reading

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From My Students

As an ESL teacher, I am generally good at building rapport with my classes and with individual students. This is especially true when I teach an exam preparation course because the same students are with me for a longer time. … Continue reading

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On Christmas Presents

The typical Christmas (or birthday) question seems to be “What do you want? ” or “What do you need?” In our endeavour to get someone a gift, we often appeal to them so they will get something they need, rather … Continue reading

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My Eyes in the Eye of the Beholder

She looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Your eyes make sweet dreams when I sleep.” These were the words of student of mine to me.  Her English level is low, so I might be doing a little bit … Continue reading

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Kinder Disappointment

I don’t even know where to begin this blog.  In my head I have two opening paragraphs.  This always happens when I feel the need to rant a little.  I don’t know if I should shout and scream first then … Continue reading

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