It's time for a role-play:
Student A: turn to page 61
Student B: turn to page 64
It is somehow assumed that in all classrooms, all over the world, wherever there are people learning English that their teachers are teaching to an even number of students, every day.
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image credit: Cartoon about Noah's Arc by Gaspirtz
I love hearing from you! Please add your thoughts if there's something you would like to question, add or say about this post - got any useful strategies or tips to deal with this dilemma, ones which don't involve making the teacher one of the partners and therefore no longer able to record errors and mistakes for feedback?
Don't worry about perfection in your comment or agreeing with me: it's always a pleasure to hear from you and know your viewpoints.