Aloud for a Substitute Teacher
Pan from China
Monday our regular teacher was absent, and we had a
substitute teacher. She was teaching present
perfect: indefinite past. On the first page of the
lesson, there was a story from a movie star's
journal. The substitute teacher said, "Let's pick a
student to become the movie star and read the
she said, "You!" Everybody looked around.
I looked behind me, but then she looked
right at me and said, You! Look at your
hair and your jacket."
she said, "You!" Everybody looked around. I looked
behind me, but then she looked right at me and
said, "You!" Look at you hair and your jacket. It's
fashionable--just like the movie star, so come in
front of everybody and read.
wanted me to be the movie star in the who got the
National Acting Award! Then I started to read
aloud, "I've just won the National Acting Award!
Now I'm famous! I cannot believe it!"
when I wanted to continue to read, the teacher
stopped me. She said "When you read, you should
read emotionally!" I know when I read, I don't read
very well. I wanted to read well, but I didn't know
how to. I just tried to read well and finished the
she picked another student to continue to read.
After class, we talked about this class. We decided
that picking students to stand in front of
everybody to read from the book was good for
practicing English because we get more chance to
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