dimecres, 17 d’abril de 2013

Three steps to heaven - Eddie Cochran #Up_or_down

Sóc professor d'anglès i avui un dels exercicis que ens ha tocat fer a classe consistia en omplir espais amb preposicions (in, out etc). Una frase deia "Every day he has to go _____ those stairs." (cada dia ell ha de _____ les escales). Jo tenia clar que la resposta evident seria "up", o sigui "pujar" - però tots els alumnes adolescents han posat "down" (baixar). També és correcte, però trobo que es podria escriure un llibre sobre la seva elecció ....
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I'm a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in (soon-to-be-independent) Catalonia. One of today's exercises consisted in completing the gaps in various sentences.  One said "Every day he has to go ____ those stairs". For me the answer was clearly "up", but all my (teenage) students answered with "down". Obviously this is also correct but it leaves food for thought, doesn't it ?

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