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Have you been in any difficult situations recently? What happened?


amarti's picture
1 November, 2016 - 17:38

I had a final exam one morning and... I over slept!. I had to do the exam in setember. I'm sure I'd have passed it if I hadn't over slept.

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gianggiang's picture
25 August, 2016 - 14:30

Once in a blue moon, while I was riding my bike to school, I suddenly realized that I forgot to wear my student's card, so I had to come back home, took it, and ride my bike to school the second time ---> it's difficult situation :))
Every once in a while, while I was riding my bike to come back home, it dawned on me that I forgot to shut the window in my classroom, I had to come back to school and shut it, and ride my bike to home the second time ---> difficult situation
Sometimes, I oversleep and late for school, and all eyes looked at me( the guard, the nurse, students, my classmates...) I didn;t want to be famous in that way :)) I wished I could dig a hole or there was a basement straight from school gate to my classroom ) ---> difficult situation.
In a class, the teacher asked us a question, all members raised their hands but me --> a feeling of shame turned up in my mind, I knew that everyone laughed at me inwardly :)) May be it's also a difficult situation.
In a class, the teacher asked us a question, no one can answer but me, I raised my hand, stood up and answered the question, unluckily, my answer was wrong :V, and it's my turn to laugh at myself :)--> difficult situation.

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XD2mlg4um8's picture
26 October, 2016 - 20:28

If everyone knows the answer, apart from if you're with 5 kids no one will even realize you did not put your hand up.

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Fado23fado's picture
19 August, 2016 - 18:22

Yes i have been , My dad was a police man in turkey but some soldier tried to coup attempt. After that issue our most of journalists, teachers, soldiers, lawyers also polices was arrested by government. I wonder about my dad then my mom called me and she said to me, my son your dad is in prison don't worry. Everything will be good, pray for us also don't come back again to turkey. Nowadays I don't know what will i do now. All lawyers are afraid about to protect rights of my dad also we could not a lawyer for my dad. There is no evidence there is no reasons. We can think about something different each other it is not bad also its good. To have different ideas from another person is not guilty. We should respect each other and shouldn't be afraid about different ideas. I am muslim also my holly book is Kuran-i Kerim. According to islam anyone can not judge to a person because of his religion, color of body also ideas.Now i can just pray

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hgsmf's picture
17 August, 2016 - 03:39

Last year, I had an English Exam...In the exam paper I was asked to write article but I read that I had to write a paragraph and in the last minute when the teacher was taking the exam papers from us, I made a fast revise for my paper and discovered that I had to write an article not a paragraph so, I cried because there was no more time to write an article but I excused the teacher to give me more time till I finish writing article and thanks god that she accepted my request.

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Forever_in__dream's picture
22 May, 2016 - 18:08

Yes, I was. It was the day after my skipping lessons and I was caught by a teacher XD
Another day I was writing an exam: I had to write essay and I didn't know what to write, I hadn't got any thoughts about my topic that I began to cry xD It's so amusing now but that day was very hard and nervious for me.

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15 March, 2016 - 04:25

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Muslimgirl65's picture
13 March, 2016 - 17:56

No recently, but last: while ı and my friend making nonsense thins our teacher saw we!! But fortunately he didn't angry with we even he laughted

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gianggiang's picture
7 February, 2016 - 02:34

Yes, of course !
Once, I got up late, so I had to skip the breakfast to go to school in time. Unluckily, there was a PE class on that day. We had to run around the schoolyard six times ( the yard is so large!), when I was running, I felt dizzy, I guessed my face turned white and my heart beat rapidly. Finally, I met my teacher and said : " Teacher, teacher...please, I, I "then, I was unconscious and fell down ............before completing my saying.

" Getting up early and having breakfast" are essential things to start a busy day at school because, do you know what SCHOOL stands for ? My brother taught me : SCHOOL means " Seven Creepy Hours Of Our Lives " huh ?

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Ken's picture
7 February, 2016 - 15:03

Hey Giang! I'm sorry to hear that… too bad!
I had experiences just like you after playing until I dropped (!!)
By the way, your brother is funny! For me, SCHOOL stands for "Smiling Children's Hang-Out Of Laugh!" huh?

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KingWolf99's picture
27 December, 2015 - 18:57

Yes. It was one year ago. I was going out with a beautiful girl called Tessa. She has blue eyes and blond hair. I invited her to the cinema, and I told her that I would have bought the ticket for her. When she arrived to the cinema (my God, she was so pretty!) I searched her ticket in my pocket and i found nothing! I lost it! And the worst thing was that I didn't have no more money, so I couldn't buy her a new ticket. She had to pay herself. I felt really bad.

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winxmagicalpower's picture
19 September, 2015 - 14:33

well, i've already received my result of the Maths exam and it is really bad. now I don't know how to tell this to my mom, she will be very angry.

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Ken's picture
20 July, 2015 - 15:01

Luckily, I don't think of my latest difficulties.
Unluckily, they have been swept away into oblivion.
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Komorniki2015's picture
29 May, 2015 - 17:14

I had one time difficult situation that I failed a major test in school. My parents were really angry. I coukd play computer games for 3 months that wasn't so bad, but it was annoying.

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Synteck's picture
21 August, 2014 - 04:59

Yes, I have was in difficult situations. I remember when I was trying to find one place for live because I was taking a course in a new city. It was completely difficult I felt frightened and alone because you don't have the help of others.

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