Memorable Lesson Essay

Gap-fill exercise

This exercise contains an essay written as a response to the question; "Your panel chair has asked you to write a narrative recount of an aspect of your teaching career for the school bulletin. The school bulletin is read by parents and pupils.

In the recount write about your most memorable lesson at school. You may do this as “you as a primary or secondary school student” or “you as a teacher”.

Some grammar and vocabulary mistakes have been highlighted with an *asterisk* on either side of them. They are then followed by a gap for you to fill in. To give you more help following the gap is a marking code (preceded by "«" and also between *asterisks*). To download an MS Word doc with an explanation of the code click here. If the answer is just to delete the word, just type "delete".

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Every time when I see the photo of Joe and her classmates, I can’t help thinking of them and that lesson. Click here for comment

Five years ago, I was the class teacher of Form 1C which had lots of behavior problems. Whenever I entered the school campus, complaints about them from teachers and other students *rushed to me* «*Exp*. It was a nightmare. «*☻* In this class, there was a girl Joe who showed up only once because she was suffering from a serious health problem. She *had* «*Tense* to stay in the hospital for a long time.

In January of that year, students were asked to decorate the bulletin board. They were so troublesome that the decoration process *lasted* «*Tense* for nearly one month but there was still no progress. During that time, Joe appeared in the class. She ‘*escaped*’ «*Tense* from the hospital and *came* «*Tense* to school. She tried very hard to participate in the class and the *study* «*Wrong-Wd*. She even stayed after school to *help* «*Prep* decorating the board. Working alone for two days, she finished the decoration. However, due to *the* «*Possessive* poor health, she had to go back to the hospital two days later.

It was the first class period after Joe *left* «*Tense*. When I *enter* «*Tense* the classroom, the whole class was in chaos with students fighting and screaming «*☻*. It really drove me crazy. I yelled at them and *I* «*Pronoun* stopped them. I stared at the bulletin board which Joe *decorated* «*Tense* and I burst into tears. There was absolute silence «*☻*. I told the students the story of Joe and how she fought with the disease as well as her eagerness *in* «*Prep* learning. I told them how fortunate they were with *MISSING WORD* «*Possessive* good health and *good* «*Wrong-Wd* chance *of* «*Prep* learning yet they were wasting their time and their chance. When the bell rang for lunch, I was so disappointed and sad that I left the class without any *greeting* «*Wrong-Wd*.

To my surprise, when I came back from lunch, there was a big sorry card on my desk.
All *MISSING WORD* «*Art* students from IC *wrote* «*Tense* to me. They said sorry to me and promised me they would behave well. After that lesson, they really changed with good learning attitude.

Now, Joe *is recovered* «*Tense* from her illness and has completed Form Five together with other students. On their graduation day, *MISSING WORD* «*Art*students of 1C thanked me and we took a photo which reminds me of the sad but most memorable lesson.