Thursday, December 16, 2004

Let It Be

I was testing students today again. My favourite conversation was one where both students liked the Beatles. One asked the other, "What's your favourite Beatles song?" and the other thought about it and replied, "I like Let Me See."

His partner nodded, then there was a pause while they frowned, looking puzzled. Something was wrong and they both knew it.

The conversation was almost derailed, but they rallied and carried on, still frowning. I told them the name of the song after they'd finished. I think they were happier about finding out what had felt so wrong than with finding out that they'd passed.