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Favorite Teacher
最喜爱的老师

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Date: Jan 21 2013

Themes: School

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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Teachers are some of the most important people in our lives. A good teacher can get you excited about a topic you never liked before, or help you develop habits you never forget. At some point in your life, a teacher shaped who you are.

It can be hard to be a good teacher and be liked at the same time. Teachers have to maintain order in their classroom and push their students to work hard. Teachers who can do this and somehow make it fun are likely to be someone’s favorite teacher.

No matter how much you like a teacher though, eventually you finish their class and move on. Sara has a special teacher from years ago who she still thinks about often. Learn education English in this English lesson as Sara tells Mason about her favorite teacher.

老师是我们人生中最重要的某些人。一位好老师会让你对曾经感到索然无味的话题产生浓厚的兴趣,也可帮你养成终生难忘的好习惯。在人生的某些关头,是老师成就了你。

做一位称职同时又受学生喜爱的老师,绝非易事。老师要维护课堂秩序,又要督促学生好好学习。能很好地做到这一点同时又不失幽默的老师,往往会成为最受学生喜爱的老师。

然而,无论你多么喜欢一位老师,最终你总要离开他的课堂,继续自己的人生之旅。多年前,萨拉有一位非常特别的老师,至今,她仍然会常常想起这位老师。学习这节教育英语课,听萨拉向梅森谈论她最喜欢的老师。

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Sara

Sara

Mason

Mason

Sara:  The other day I went on Facebook and I actually tried to find my favorite teacher from kindergarten.

Mason:  Kindergarten? Your favorite teacher? I don’t believe you remember back that far!

Sara:  Yeah, I mean, she was just such a great teacher. I’d say she inspired my love of learning.

Mason:  I don’t mean this with any disrespect, but how much influence can a kindergarten teacher have on a child? What, you’re like, five, in kindergarten?

Sara:  Yeah but I think really, for me, the biggest thing was that she taught me to read, and I’m just a huge reader, and I’m a writer. So she really just inspired that love of reading in me.

Mason:  Right on. Did you kind of become something of a teacher’s pet?

Sara:  Maybe. I think that may have been the case. You know, at the time, of course, I always wanted her attention because I thought that…it just felt great to learn from her. But I may have been a bit of a teacher’s pet.

Mason:  So did you end up finding her on Facebook?

Sara:  No, I didn’t. There was no luck. She was British, actually. I was in the United States but she was British, so I tried looking up her name and the word “England,” but it didn’t help.

Mason:  Oh, so she was like your Mary Poppins?

Sara:  Yes, basically she was my Mary Poppins. But I’ll have to just let her live on in my memory, because I’m not going to find her on the Internet.

 

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Sara is a writer and she loves to read. Her kindergarten teacher inspired her interests in these subjects.

Even though it’s been many years, Sara often thinks of her favorite teacher and how she shaped her life. She recently tried looking up the teacher on Facebook, but she couldn’t find her. She thinks maybe she had no luck on Facebook because her teacher was British.

Mason compares Sara’s teacher to Mary Poppins, a wonderful British nanny who changed the lives of the children she took care of.

Do you have a favorite teacher? How did he or she change your life?

 

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giskaka

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Like everyone I have a favorite teacher. My favorite was Mr Detiers in Belgium. I didn’t forget him even if it was my teacher in 1ère primaire !!! It was a good man. But i heared that he’s dead.

08:10 AM Jan 23 2013 |

2555242

2555242

United Arab Emirates

of course there bad and good teacher and every one have meet them . I like the subject by the teacher . My favorite teacher is became diffrente in evrey level . So i have many favorite teacher .


07:17 PM Jan 22 2013 |

raisacorrea

Brazil

My favorite teacher in school was in first and second grade (was the same)... and after that in English course, I had 2 favorites one in basic level and another in advanced level. They made me secure about learn and I could be a good student and learn a lot of more with them.

06:38 PM Jan 22 2013 |

Liana's Dream

United States

i think i don’t have any problem with my teachers,i love my teachers cause they help me more and more…

06:21 AM Jan 22 2013 |

IMOdraude

Brazil

I had a good teacher… I mean, an excellent teacher! She taught me math, but more than add or divide, she taught me to pursue my objectives. She motivated me to keep studying even when the path were too long.


I was trying to study by myself, because I wanted to pass in a scholarship test. This test was so difficult, sometimes even my teacher didn’t know some answers. But, instead of come up with an excuse, she tried to learn the theories in order to pushe me to learn together. 


10:07 PM Jan 21 2013 |

laxtiua

laxtiuaSuper Member!

Ukraine

No any doubts ours first teachers are the ordinary people who wanted to create the HUMAN inside us! So much appreciate everybody who give me a piece of own knowledge, a piece of themselves! Who have been creating a personality inside me!



So… Parents, school teachers, the pastor, my friends, everybody who shared the life with me! Thanks a lot :) 

08:56 PM Jan 21 2013 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

Ryo, there was a guy who wanted to play sport, they didn’t let him. He wanted so much but they said to him, sorry, you your’re out. No matter how hard he tried, the doors have been closed. The guy didn’t stop, there were other teachers who made out of him a successuf player. Go with what you want, don’t stop, don’t listen the world ( there’s always the other part and as usual it’s opposite) and if your aim is good, it will shine.. 

08:20 PM Jan 21 2013 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

sometimes the teachers are really bad but sometimes they are very good;)my favorite  teachers are my science and my English teacher.they are very kindness and i really like them:)

07:48 PM Jan 21 2013 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Leva, a very good message. I was racking my brain who is my fav. teacher. I love people but really couldn’t find a good teacher with the exception of one teacher back back in my childhood. And your comment just triggered my thought that a person himself is the best answer during his trip on life.  You should know your weak and strong points to work on them. And if you have that basic skill, you can go anywhere for advice. Be it your friends, husband, Bible, or just you. Sometimes, you’re the only one who can get the right answer, make the right choice.


But my favorite English teacher is Ebaby. Thanks a lot!;)


Leva_Leva

Leva_Leva

Hong Kong

My fav teacher may be myself haha.  I mean anyway I am the one who knows me the best.  But I do enjoy learning from others no matter they are with a title of “teacher” or not.~~

04:44 PM Jan 21 2013 |

MESS

MESS

Turkey

Every teacher of mine gave me something valuable but the one who inspired me to learn English was a male teacher in primary school. I had already decided to become an English teacher at 5th grade after he had started to teach us English lessons. I remember his face. He had a very sweet smile and he would smile at us very sweetly even when we made a lot of noise. His way of teaching was more like playing which is an efficient way to teach English. He would keep us focused on the lesson with funny games… I remember saying this to myself : “I want to become an English teacher and I want to be just like him.” 


And now, 14 years later, I am an English teacher. :) I have my own students. Whenever I enter the gate of the school, the face of my favorite teacher comes to my mind, and I feel proud. I want to be the favorite teacher of my students whom they always remember respectfully, gratefully with a sweet smile on their face at every phase of life. Earlier today, one of my 10th grade students approached me at the end of the lesson and said, “I do not know whether you like or not, but I really love you, Mrs. MESS. You are a great teacher. I feel close to you like how I feel close to my family.” I felt truly moved. I guess I am the favorite teacher of some of my students. :)


I am not sure whether English level of my students developed remarkably or not, but observing some remarkable changes in their manners in the light of my advice, counsel and guidance, I feel proud of myself, and those who have left unforgettable marks on my life and surely my students as they are open to receiving feedback from me. :)

03:55 PM Jan 21 2013 |

bellaboo2422

Pakistan


i’m not a student any more but i’m still learning from life and life gives us many opportunites to find our ushers, some great minds with beautiful souls to learn and understand things with batter vision. these people coocoon their pupils. but i think as the company of flowers make things fragrant too the company of some great people make their mates great too. every other person we meet with we greet with is a teacher for us somehow because we unknowingly learn things from them. even some bad experiences with others teaches us really good lessons and peerless morals. life is a loose leaf book we can add new pages of advanced learning by removing some old school things. but be carefull experiences are not to erase weather good or bad, these are always fruitfull later. we are very lucky again when we use to open our eye for the first time in this world we find two great teachers in form of our parents as a gift of life from Allah almighty.


all the 1 lakh 24000 holy prophets from adam to our last and beloved prophet hazrat muhammad PBUH are the best teachers in world from Allah almighty to human beings. i love all of them and we muslims are the umma of a best teacher of the world and hereafter muhammad PBUH.

03:15 PM Jan 21 2013 |

lovecats4everab

Germany

My favorite teacher is my english and spanish teacher. She’s very nice and her lessons are great. But she’s one of the only good teachers at my school. The most teachers are terrible…and in my class are many teacher’s pets. 

03:09 PM Jan 21 2013 |

milam

France

When I was in the middle school, I had a  teacher of foreign language witch  was english .


He inspired me interests  in this subject. I remenber at that time he hadn’t any materials  nor tools for teaching  but only some photos about old  magazines and I just felt great to learn from him.

03:06 PM Jan 21 2013 |

trea123

Cambodia

 I alway feel gratitude to my teacher who had taught me.I just remembered that he pushed me and encourage me.I love my teacher.How about you?

02:41 PM Jan 21 2013 |

abdullah201933

Saudi Arabia

actually the nice teacher is such as the candle it can light the dark way for me the favorite theacher who gives you always intersting inside the classroom even dont feel boring also infact the life is a good teacher when u learn from your mistakes and how can u solve them even dont be inside them again ..

02:07 PM Jan 21 2013 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

NAIRA,  there are people that come to our life for a purpose and when  their mission is accomplished they  go away as quietly as they came.  At least, this is what I think on this matter.

01:29 PM Jan 21 2013 |

Nabilo

Nabilo

Germany

My favorite teacher was my physics teacher during all the three years in High School. He was really very liked even though he was very strict with the pupils. He wanted all to understand and have good grades. His teaching method and his love of physics inspired me and I have to say his impact on my carreer was so great that I still think of him and his way in acting in the classroom and teaching. Unfortunately three weeks ago I was in vacation in morocco and I realized that he’s died due to a terrible disease.

naira71

naira71

Azerbaijan

My favourite teacher was an english teacher at school.She inspired my love to foreigner languages.I learned English myself and entered the University.Its pity that we lose our teachers after graduating schools and universities and cant connect with them.

01:22 PM Jan 21 2013 |

aoshibinxue

China

   E, I have many favorite teachers. For example mother ,father , education teacher ,strenger and so on.


   In fact , Life is our teacher who can answer the difficlut questens.


   What about you!

01:01 PM Jan 21 2013 |

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