A bit of fun.
Yesterday my students took a module test in English. One of the tasks was to substitute the underlines words with the idioms we studied. Here is the sentence:
Stop bothering your granny. She is old and needs a rest.
The idioms from the list:
Drive smb up a wall – annoy smb greatly
Eating smb – bothering or worrying smb
All in all, there were 15 idioms on the test. When I started grading their answer sheets, I was a bit surprised.
80% chose this variant – Stop eating your granny.
Knowing that they are diligent and hard-working students, I asked the reason why?
The answer was simple enough - eating smb is the only expression we have not used yet from unit 9.
So now I have to correct a lot of cannibalistic answers.
Last edited by Richard1; 16-Jan-2011 at 23:54.
Sorry about that.