So there I was, interacting with a bunch of nine year olds, trying to get them to speak effortlessly in english.
"Lets divide the class into two groups - girls and boys", I said.
"Tell me boys, how do we brush our teeth? Tell me the whole procedure, step by step."
"We take a toothbrush, wet it, apply toothpaste on it, clean our teeth and tongue, rinse our mouths, rinse the brush. Done!"
"Very good! 10 points!"
"Ok, now girls. Tell me, how do you get ready in the morning?"
"We get up, take bath, brush our teeth, polish our shoes, wear the uniform, eat breakfast and leave home to come to school."
"Very good! 10 points to you too!"
"Ok, now I wont ask any more questions. Ask each other. Girls, ask the boys a question."
"Yay! Hmmm. How do you switch on the computer?"
"We switch on the UPS, then the CPU, then we wait for the screen to switch on, enter the password, then wait for the desktop to appear."
"Excellent boys! 10 points again! Now why dont you boys ask the girls a question?"
"Woohoo!" *whispering* "How do girls take bath????"
"No!! No!! Ask another question!!"
*more whispering* *sniggering* "How is a baby born????"
CHILDREN, THESE DAYS!