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sixthchild



Joined: 18 Apr 2012
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Location: East of Eden

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep for once, I totally agree with you, who ever chooses to dole this stuff out to kids to digest and reguritate has either never had kids of their own or just does not connect with young people, makes you wonder if they were ever teenagers or whatever before they become one of our "teaching" collegues!
Sadly the Turkish education system is full of academic dullards who have very little idea about living in the real world especially when it comes to language learning, they can quote Gardner and Penny Ur till they are blue in the face, but its been a long time since I heard anything new from ANY of them!
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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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Location: Ultima Thule

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many humans have anything interesting to say in their mother
tongue ? Surely a minority !
So why expect this miracle in a foreign tongue ?
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Otterman Ollie



Joined: 23 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm, interesting how many people seem to be getting caught up on that word.
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sixthchild



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting would be better than the one-sided one I had, however on reflection, any kind would do!
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billy orr



Joined: 15 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does being told the birthplaces, phobias and other facts about the members of One Direction count as interesting? I just had twenty minutes of that from a group of 12 year olds.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"One Direction" ? What is that ? Some weird cult ? A pop group ?
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Qaaolchoura



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
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Location: 21 miles from the Syrian border

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
"One Direction" ? What is that ? Some weird cult ? A pop group ?

It's an Anglo-Irish boy band; something I found out with the use of a magic tool called Google. (If you learned to use it you crazy Caledonian, you might find yourself complaining less whenever American posters make American cultural references.)

~Q
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy I may be, but I am not the one living on the Syrian border.

I can use Google and if you care to read through all my posts, you will see that I have demonstrated this here.
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Qaaolchoura



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
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Location: 21 miles from the Syrian border

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
Crazy I may be, but I am not the one living on the Syrian border.

I can use Google and if you care to read through all my posts, you will see that I have demonstrated this here.

Scot, I'm teasing you.

I'm not too worried, since Syrian attack on Antep guarantees swift retribution from all of NATO (except possibly the Greeks, but who needs the Greeks?) and the end of the Assad regime.

~Q
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