Our textbook provides an outline conversation for discussing plans and we worked together to make suggestions on what needs to get done. So, we picked two plans - one is to travel abroad, the other to try to be more eco-friendly.
First, travel abroad discussion...
Me: We should decide where we want to go.
Student: Yeah. That's important.
Me: So, where do you want to go?
Student: How about America?
Me: Great! But, America is a big place. Is there anything you really want to see?
Student: (long pause with pensive face) Angel.
Me: (trying hard to be funny....) Oh. You want to see an angel? I don't think America is a good choice then.
Student: (courtesy laugh) (thinking) ummm....
Me: (bright look on face of instant realization and sheer confidence) OH! You mean Los Angeles!!
Student: (laughing) No.... (thinking) Angel.....angel....(bright look on face) The Angel of Liberty!
Me: OH!!! Her!! Yeah...we can see her. New York City it is!
Next plan....let's be more eco-friendly
Me: We should try to remember to take our own bags when we go shopping.
Student: Yeah. That's a good idea.
Me: Do you have any ideas?
Student: We should ....(thinking) plans.....hmmm... g...g...glue
Student: hmmm...glue ....glue (bright look on face) glue planets!
Me. ....??? glue planets...(gesturing and wondering and trying to get it)
AAAHHH! Grow plants!! (laughing)
Student: (confused face)/ Me: (explaining what glue planets means)
Me: I think that even though you just passed the test and got your driver's license this week, you should NOT drive and only ride your bike, walk, use public transportation...
Student: We don't need that. (half smirking)
Me: (trying to remember how exciting it was to be able to drive) Yeah...I was just joking.
See you next week.