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.



About whatdidyouhavefordinnerlastnight

I started this blog to record the meals I make for my son. One of the many great memories I have of my childhood is the food I ate. The smell of boiling cauliflower on a Sunday morning that steamed up the windows, Lamb sandwiches for tea in front of the tele, cubes of raw jelly at nan’s house and of course mum’s homemade pizza (made with a short crust base) I hope my food creates good memories for my son but if nothing else this blog might jog his memory when he’s older! Enjoy.
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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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