2011年1月24日月曜日

*what's* your favourite animal??

At the start of all my kids' classes we run through a series of questions and answer drills. It's not great pedagogy but it is good to review what we've covered recently and I usually try and make it funny- 'Do you like pizza?' (yes) 'How about orange juice?' (yes) 'Hey! How about pizza in your orange juice?' (Nooooo!!!) So anyway, today I was asking which animal they preferred out of two animals and following up with 'What's your favourite animal?' I got the usual cat, dog, rabbit, cheetah, lion and then I got a doozie. He didn't know what it was called in English so I asked him to describe it. It's nine metres long and it lives at the bottom of the sea. Nine metres?? Are you sure? Not nine centimetres or ninety centimetres? Nope. Well...a squid? Nope. Eel? Nope. Some kind of shark or whale? Nope. I was stumped so we looked it up.

His favourite animal? The giant oar fish. Never heard of it?

(thank you wikipedia)

Ewwwww!!

Oh. And he was wrong on the nine metres thing.

They can grow up to seventeen metres.

Double ewwwwww!

And to think I usually groan at how boring the endless cat, dog, rabbit etc favourite pets are...

3 件のコメント:

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

That's disgusting.

Gina さんのコメント...

Holy goodness! That is very long! That kid definitely wins for most interesting and non boring answer though right? ; ) That has got to count for something. : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

Isn't it gross?? And yeah, 10 points for originality, huh?