To start off my English 304 class today -- my more advanced group of students -- I thought I would make them give me all the details of their weekend activities, which always allows them an easy speaking activity. My 17-year old student started off our discussion by telling me he had a hangover on Saturday morning. I responded with, "WOW, not my idea of a great weekend. Hey, wait....... what's the legal drinking age here in Ecuador?" He mumbled underneath his breath, "Eighteen." With enlarged eyes, I replied with, "WHAT THE HECK? And how did you get into the club in the first place then? Didn't they card you?"
With a sly smile, he responded with, "I told them in English that I was an exchange student and really wanted to visit a club here in Ecuador."
Good job practicing English outside of class.
But darling, in the future, let's use our language skills for legal activities...