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Written by Bill Pellowe   
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 14:27

Here is a not unusual scenario from lower-level classes.

Before getting students to work on a task in pairs, teachers often model a few questions by asking a few students in the class to answer. The teacher expects students to listen to these questions, and to be ready to answer when they're called on. For my example, the teacher is asking, "What time do you _____?" She's filling in the blank with various everyday activity verbs. Watch her run into a bit of trouble with the second student:


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