The second award for daft answers goes to Satoshi, the male half of a rather lovely married couple I teach privately on a Monday.
This time the exercise required that the students imagine their perfect day, one week from today, thus allowing them to construct sentences in the future continuous tense - eg this time next week I will be sailing a yacht across the Indian Ocean/ this time next week I will be shagging Keira Knightley etc
“So” I said after giving them thinking time “On your perfect day, what will you be doing at 10am”
Satoshi: I will be listening to a CD
Maybe his perfect day hasn’t started yet, I thought. He’s relaxing in preparation for the tsunami of fun.
Me: So, what will you be doing at 2 o’ clock?
Satoshi: I will be watching TV
Me: OK......this is your perfect day, remember.....what will you be doing at 6 o’ clock?
Satoshi: I will be eating my dinner
Me: Righ.....interesting.....this is your perfect day, remember ....you can do anything you want .....what will you be doing at 11 o’clock ?
Satoshi: I will be sleeping
Brilliant. What an exciting day this man is going to have. I bet he can’t wait till next week when these untold pleasures and epicurean delights can be his.
The rest of us poor sods will just have to be content with listening to CDs and watching TV while we have a bit of dinner.