Monday, January 14, 2008

No communists, kthxbye.

So, I got myself into a wee spot of trouble today in the brewer class. We were doing the passive, and I got really bored with sentences such as "The milk is left on the porch by the milkman," so I started making fun sentences. "The cat has been eaten by the dog" and "The cheese has been stolen" were all well and good, and they went over very well. Alas, I carried it too far with "Canada will have been invaded by communists." Enrico made me erase it, because apparently you can get into major trouble for talking about communists in school in Eastern Germany. The brewers thought it was excellent, though...

I also taught the 12L class by myself today, which was fun. I had a good lesson prepared, but the printer wouldn't work, so we played Kangaroo instead. Basically, you kick one person out of the room, then choose a word, and everyone has to replace that word with "kangaroo," and the person has to ask questions and figure out which word it is. It's kind of like a sillier version of 20 Questions, actually. But it went well, and it was lots of fun, and it was good English practice (or so I can say to justify it to the powers that be).

2 comments:

Chuck said...

Damn commie pinko's, anyways...

Rose said...

Hey Leah,
Very interesting as usual. Maybe you should print this with your pics and make a million with a trashy sounding novel - Leah's Bogus Journey - then something catchy and suggestive sounding - you know people buy for the title and you'll have them reading looking for the juicy bits that aren't there!!!