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GETTING QUESTIONS FROM YOUR STUDENTS

"I don't know."

Good for the one off question just to make a point and ensure that the student is with you and capable of making minimal manipulations of the material in hand.

T What kind of car do I have?
S I don't know!
T Question.
S What kind of car do you have?
T I have a Ferrari.

or at a more advanced level:

T How long did it take me to get used to driving on the right?
S Maybe a few weeks?
T Well, ask me?
S How long did you take ....
T (interrupting) How long did IT.... .

Here the student has slipped into a common mistake. The teacher puts him back on track but leaves the student to finish the question.

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