Covid-19 and Diet
I really love it when students finally learn to speak in the language they are learning. As the language barrier starts to break, their personalities start to show.
Student: Teacher, Coronavirus is bad… I can’t go out! I became fat! I eat, I eat, I watch TV, I play cellphone games, I eat! I don’t go to school, I don’t meet my friends! I want to diet!
Me: No, I don't think you are fat. But, if you think you will feel better if you lose a little weight, then go for it.
After a week…
Me: Hi (Her name), how’s your diet?
Student: I did not do it. It’s difficult.
After another week:
Me: So how’s your diet?
Student: Ah, no… I did not do it… in the world, there are many delicious foods!
After another week
Me: How’s your diet?
Student: Ah, no… nothing. Tomorrow, I will start…
I laughed hard. I myself have been planning to exercise and go on a diet since 2010, but I always say "Tomorrow, I will start..."
Again, after another week..
Me: How's your diet?
Student: My brain says, "Diet! Diet!" But, my mouth says, "Eat! Eat!" Oh my god, it's strange!
We can all relate to you, Baby Girl. Hahaha