Test grades and why studying is so important…
Jack: Mom, I got back a Spanish test today.
me: Oh yeah? What’d you get? (Usually Jack trucks me into thinking he did poorly when actually he got a 100.
Jack: 15 out of 30. So not very good.
me: Really? How come you didn’t do that well, did you not study? I don’t remember you studying here so I hope you did in school…
Jack: Not Really.
me: Jack, if you have a test then the days leading up to the test are for studying. You know that.
Jack: it’s usually easy but I did t understand the questions. Oh and by the way, I have another Spanish test tomorrow.
me: Come on Jack, time to study! Get out your book and I’ll help you.
We flip to the page and I start to read exclamations in Spanish which have two answers to choose from as responses. You have to pick the most appropriate response to the first sentence.
me: Okay tell me what this means.. (I read the first exclamation.)
Jack: That means My feet are sore.
me: Ok answer A. Says Don’t take off your shoes and B. Says Take off your shoes. Which is the appropriate response?
me: Huh? Jack, their feet hurt so why would you say to keep your shoes on. It’s B. Take off your shoes. I can see why your grade was low, it’s not Spanish we need to work on it’s your English! Sheesh.
Jack: This takes place in Argentina, which is full of broken glass probably, so they shouldn’t take their shoes off.
Jack: Ok read the next one.
me: (reading poorly in Spanish) Ok what’s that mean?
Jack: it says “I’m tired”.
me: Answer A. Says to go to bed and answer B. Says to get up. Which is the correct response?
me: Seriously? It’s A Jack… He’s tired so he should go to bed.
Jack: When I’m tired you make me get up for school so A is the right answer.