It’s September again. School has begun. Holidays are over.The saddest of sad facts-time flies.
No matter who I ask about their holidays these days, they unmistakably answer; ” What holiday?”” or ” I can’t even remember it !” or ” It’s so long ago.”
“Ok. Just try to remember so I can see how you’re using the past tenses.”Soon I give up wanting to chat away the first class of the new school year with my students and just focus on the practical.They think hard and get started. A task is a task after all and they want to get their money’s worth. There’s no way out.
Some have more to say and others really seem to have suffered from amnesia and just summarise their holidays in a few words: ” It was fine”, I enjoyed myself” or “They were too short”.
It made me think. Time is relative, as we all know, from school or from life, but after summer holidays it just seems to be even more so!
Before leaving we are full of expectations, counting down the days that will lead us to freedom; freedom from work ,study, our daily chores. Then , all of a sudden we’re back again and in the blink of an eye routine sinks in, memories of the time spent away become blurred, details too difficult to remember and a deep post- vacation depression sinks in.
I also feel like my holidays were a very long time ago so I religiously go over my summer photos, time and again, and I smile whenever a memory of a trivial but wonderful moment of holiday bliss flashes back into my memory.Because I completely agree with the following quote, in spite of being a teacher:
But school is back and I owe you some ideas to practice your English.This time , TIME is our leading idea as you’ve must have assumed, and here’s an oldie to start with:
Our blog can’t do without some idiomatic expressions.Most of our advanced students just love collecting them. Using them is quite a different story.
I’ve come across this marvelous animation explaining relativity.
I can go on and on. Time really is an inspiring topic. I might even spread it over a few more blog posts.
But, I gotta go now! I’ve got some real work to do. It’s September again! Remember : time flies, but at least it’s relative, so holidays are just around the corner!
Have a nice week!