Chicken Wings, Tomato Bread & Cherry Tomatoes.

Monday 13th June 2011

I teach English to primary children between the ages of 3 to 11. I also examine external students for the Cambridge Young Learners Exams. As part of this process I test them on there oral abilities.

Food is a topic we teach and therefore is something we test them on. One of the question we ask in the speaking part of the test is;

“Do you like apples?”

Followed by;

“What’s your favourite food?”

Usually for a 7 year old you would be lucky to get one of the following; banana, pizza, spaghetti or salad. All these words are either the same or similar in Spanish. To be fair, these are the words they are suppose to say but it’s a treat on the ears when you do hear the word strawberry or watermelon.

The weekend before last I was examining and as I said the 7 children who preseeded the kid who came in, all predictably said one of the above but Arnau did not. After nodding and yes, no-ing his way through most of the test Arnau came to the penultimate question.

“Do you like apples?”

“Yes…” He nodded.

“What’s your favourite food?” I continued, busting myself with the marks sheets.

He paused, turned his head upward slightly as if he was collecting his thoughts and said with a smile;

“Chicken wings!”

Chicken wings is not what I was expecting. I was blown away.

These are the chicken wings that Zephy loves so much.


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3 Responses to Chicken Wings, Tomato Bread & Cherry Tomatoes.

  1. Stef says:

    Wow, that’s quite the response from a seven-year-old! Just goes to show you simply need to know the right questions to ask… 🙂

  2. roger edwards says:

    you know me and chicken wings.can you eat them with a knife and fork??

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