Teaching English to adults this morning: I had to really hold in my laughter while looking at a student’s book. For vocabulary I was teaching different ‘adjectives of opinion’ like saying terrible, not very good, okay, good, very good, fantastic, etc. I had asked the students to write some sentences about people they know, for example my mother is good at cooking. One student wrote: ‘My father is very good at farting’ and then underneath ‘My father is a very good fart’. I stared for a while at the book, suppressing in the laughter that was trying to burst out. ‘My father is a very good… farmer?” I asked. “Yes”.  

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