AWARDS 2023, Part III

When I give lessons on grammar to my students, I give lessons on conditionals (条件節) and I always ask my students to give examples. There were a lot of interesting sentences last year, but I thought one of the most interesting ones was the receiver of the award today.



Me: Give me an example of a second conditional. Remember that the second conditional is used to talk about imagined situations.

Student: If my father were rich, I would not go to school.


I guess my student didn’t like school, so they imagined a situation like that. 😆 It’s too bad because they spend almost every day in school!

When students complain about their classes or teachers, the only thing I can do is to make them see the positive side of going to school even though they think it’s boring or useless. Hopefully,