Different opinions

It's the first day back at school, and Gemma and Jack don't agree about their teachers ...

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Gemma: Hi Jack!
Jack: Oh, hi Gemma!
Gemma: How was your summer holiday?
Jack: Yeah, good thanks … and yours?
Gemma: Yeah, great! How’s your first day back at school going?
Jack: Oh … OK. Just had French. It was awful. 
Gemma: Oh, yeah? Who’s your teacher?
Jack: Madame Martin.
Gemma: Oh, she’s really good! I like Madame Martin.
Jack: No way! Really? She makes us speak French all the time.
Gemma: Yeah! She’s strict but you learn loads in her classes.
Jack: Hmmm, I see what you mean, but it’s so embarrassing! And I don’t understand her.
Gemma: That’s because she’s speaking French, Jack! And who’s your maths teacher?
Jack: Mr Thomas. He’s my favourite. 
Gemma: Really?! I’ve got Mr Greenwood. He explains everything really well.
Jack: Yeah, Mr Greenwood is OK, but he gives so much homework! I prefer Mr Thomas.
Gemma: OK, well Mr Greenwood’s my favourite.
Jack: OK, let’s agree to disagree. Who have you got for science?
Gemma: Miss McCloud. She’s a brilliant teacher and she’s so nice.
Jack: Yeah, I agree with you there.
Gemma: I can’t believe it! Finally you agree with me!
Jack: Whatever!

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Gemma: Hi Jack!
Jack: Oh, hi Gemma!
Gemma: How was your summer holiday?
Jack: Yeah, good thanks … and y____?
Gemma: Yeah, great! How’s your first day back at school going?
Jack: Oh … OK. Just had French. It was a____. 
Gemma: Oh, yeah? Who’s your teacher?
Jack: Madame Martin.
Gemma: Oh, she’s really good! I like Madame Martin.
Jack: No w__! Really? She m____ us speak French all the t___.
Gemma: Yeah! She’s strict but you learn loads in her classes.
Jack: Hmmm, I s__ what you m___, but it’s so embarrassing! And I d___ understand h__.
Gemma: That’s because she’s speaking French, Jack! And who’s your maths teacher?
Jack: Mr Thomas. He’s m__ favourite. 
Gemma: Really?! I’ve got Mr Greenwood. He explains everything really well.
Jack: Yeah, Mr Greenwood is OK, but he gives s__ m___ homework! I p_____ Mr Thomas.
Gemma: Well, Mr Greenwood’s my favourite.
Jack: OK, let’s agree to d_______. Who have you got for science?
Gemma: Miss McCloud. She’s an amazing teacher and she’s really nice.
Jack: Yeah, I agree w___ y__ there.
Gemma: I can’t believe it! Finally you agree with me!
Jack: Whatever!

Discussion

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Comments

Submitted by ahgima099 on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 09:37

I like all teachers. Among them, My favorite teacher teaches me Maths and Physics. He can explain me every problem very well and easily. He also motivate us. He is sometimes strict but he is kind to me. So, I like him very much.

Submitted by FranklyWrittenWrong on Sat, 07/16/2022 - 03:58

I like most of my teachers, most of them are great at teaching their classes but there are some teachers that are a bit too strict or too boring. Some of them a lot of students find annoying to see around including me. But after all, I think I liked all of the teachers in my school.

Submitted by phamMay on Mon, 05/30/2022 - 04:07

I like all my teachers who have ever taught me due to their way to care about each student through their strictness, softness and coldness at the same time. They are all like my loved ones
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Submitted by flyinghigh on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 12:31

My favourite teacher is my Ancient Greek. I love the Greek language the new and the ancient. Also she explanes everything really great.
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Submitted by demiryumruk27 on Sat, 04/02/2022 - 12:52

My favorite teacher is social studies teacher, because he is very funny.

Submitted by JustinTour on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 18:38

My favourite teachers are my maths, english, science and geography teachers because they are very nice, they explain very well and when you have a doubt they come quickly to help you. I also like the PE and Spanish teachers for the same reasons.

Submitted by Mari_shveli on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 19:06

My favorites are maths and science teacher. I really love them, because they are very nice, caring and friendly. By the way, the science teacher is a little strict, but that's not matter, because I think all teachers are a little strict.

Submitted by hermione123 on Mon, 05/03/2021 - 13:26

I don't have any fave teacher now when i'm in middle school. But I used to have so many great teachers when I was in primary school. One of my fave teachers were my Math teacher. He was really cool and so competitive. He also taught me when I joined competitions and when I have important exams, he was also my tutor. He used to give us few questions before lunch and break, the first kid who can finish it could go out of the class first. It was fun, I went out of the class first a lot. He is still my tutor actually. my closest friends and I have a private lesson with him. We get some good grades because of him. My English tutor also one of my fave teachers. She is very fun. She treats me more like a friend, not a student. My primary school principal was kinda awesome too. He prepared me for competition along with my math teacher. He was also my private tutor.

Submitted by Arivelde on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 19:02

My favorite teachers are from math and physics, they are really good in what they do. Both of them are very patient with all students, and have a passion in what they are teaching. They turn things that aren't so plesurable to study in delightful subjects to learn.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 08:13

My favourite teacher is our Maths teacher. I like her because she is very professional and she really knows her subject very well. When someone doesn't understans the topic she always explains it so we get the answers. All my classmates like her too. And one more important thing is she loves her job. Everyone can see it.

Submitted by sweet_creature2809 on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 18:13

I don't have a favorite teacher,I do homeschooling so my father is my teacher in all the subjects
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Submitted by Kalenkhoe on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 04:57

She is intelligent and smart, helps loads, love loads, protect and makes respect others, loves gardening, narrates beautiful stories and teaches like nature blossoms a bud, she is my Econ teacher.

Submitted by Orgitohaxhi on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 12:51

I like my English teacher the most

Submitted by heinserberg on Sun, 08/30/2020 - 23:18

i don't have a favourite teacher but i prefer the science and english teacher

Submitted by cookiepg on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:37

My favourite teacher is ms.Trang
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Submitted by Xuka on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 17:17

My favorite teachers are Mr. Jim and Miss. Anna. Mr. Jim teaches me Maths and Miss. Anna teaches me English. I like them very much. Mr. Jim explains everything very well and makes maths easier. And Miss. Anna is a bit little strict, she gives us a lot of writing and reading assignments. But in her class, she only wants her students to practice listening and speaking English. She said that "Practice a lot, a lot day by day is the perfect way to take your English skills to the next level".
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 17:28

My favorite teacher is my tutor, she always supports me and motivates me.
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Submitted by IGYOON on Wed, 07/15/2020 - 18:09

My most favourite teacher used to take physics in my previous school. But now as I have transferred from that school I now don't have a choice among these teachers. As if they all are so rude. And always complains us about our activities to our parents. But still there's a good teacher she's actually new.

Submitted by Mamou1 on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 09:00

my favourite teacher is the history geography teacher because, he is a nice teacher always happy. I like him because he explain very clearly her subject that makes us student very comfortable with him. That's why I like him a lot.

Submitted by nimdini on Sat, 06/13/2020 - 15:30

Sciences teacher is the teacher I like most. Because she can explain everything the way we can understand easily.She always helps us to be the good people. That's why I like her a lot.

Submitted by kellynha38 on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 21:06

My favorite teacher was mathematic. She was amazing. She explained very well all of the subjects about mathematic. I learned more with her.

Submitted by anna_v3r on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:49

My favourite teacher was my italian teacher in middle school, she explained her subject really well and a lot of things that she taught me are still imprinted in my brain.
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Submitted by Andrii on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 14:28

I like my maths teacher because she explains everything clearly and she's very kind.

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:25

My favourite teacher is the one of science, she is nice and a little severe. She explains us the lessons very well.

Submitted by bloomybloom on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 21:07

My French teacher is the best one , he is so nice and he makes us enjoy studying French also we do a lots of funny activities in his class ,for example we can play crossword puzzle or singing French songs and other activities ............ I really like him !!

Submitted by audreeyy on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 17:36

My favorite is my physics teacher because he makes you understand everithing so easy and he's just amazing with us

Submitted by vittoriadigianno on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:08

my favourite teacher is the human science's teacher mrs.Barbini because she is very friendly and i love her school subcject

Submitted by mmatildepontoni04 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:56

My favorite teacher is Mrs.Barbini. She is my human science's teacher. She teaches very well and is not only careful about teaching but also very caring, friendly, helpful and loving for her students. She makes this subject so simple

Submitted by gio_cra2004 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:51

My favorite teacher is human science teacher because I like her way of teach and make us understand things

Submitted by alaricofranca02 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:43

my favorite teacher is the professor of human sciences and i like the way she teach

Submitted by chiarusso on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:33

my favourite my science's teacher even if she is a little stirct ,i like how she teach

Submitted by giogiomas on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:47

I don't have a favourite teacher, I like all my teachers because they are nice and sometimes they are strict.

Submitted by Matteo on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:47

My favourite is Mrs.guy our science teacher because she's always prepared
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Submitted by Nathan on Sun, 10/13/2019 - 08:38

i think jack is so cool LOL :d

Submitted by Eng_learner on Mon, 08/19/2019 - 11:03

My favourite teacher is an English teacher. It is because English is my favourite subject and my English teacher is realy wise and has much experience so she can tell us different interesting and useful facts. Also, she is kind, sympathetic and understanding person. She is always ready to help her students and wish them good luck.

Submitted by maikha on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:54

I love my literature teacher. He really funny, strict and amazing. Students in class never feel tired or sleepy during his lesson, and he very kind too!

Submitted by Nishat on Mon, 04/08/2019 - 18:16

My favorite teacher is Mrs. Sultana.She is my Biology teacher. I really love to hear various facts of zoology from her. She is not only careful about teaching but also very caring, friendly,helpful and loving for her students. She is both a strict and a good teacher.

Submitted by Miracleeverywhere on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 06:33

So my favorite teacher is our teacher by economics, despite her boring subject, I love her lessons, because she is so funny, and she explains embarrassing things in a clear way. Moreover, sometimes it seems to me that she is our friend, due to the fact that, she is understanding our problems, and always ready to help us.

Submitted by Levi on Sat, 01/19/2019 - 21:30

My favorite teacher is our biology teacher. He is also our couch in oryanteering. He is definetly talented in everything. He always helps us when we're in trouble. I also love an englisch teacher who came our school this year. 'Cause he gives us so much good thing like this website. They add colour to life of us who can't raise their heads on lessons.
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Submitted by Tutor on Sat, 09/29/2018 - 02:26

Q:Who's your favourite teacher? Tell us your opinion and why you like them. A: At my college life, I enjoyed the English class of Mss. Sushi. She used to make the whole class funny. And her accent is so clear to understand. I liked her so much. So there's no doubt that she's my favourite teacher. I still miss her class .
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Submitted by Tina - Coordinator on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 19:22

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Submitted by vtrnnhlinh on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 08:39

My favorite is Mr. Thi. He is my Physics teacher. He taught me from 6th to 9th, a long time. He is funny, wise and very kind.
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Submitted by Genius_Girl on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 17:13

My favorite teacher is Aurora. She teaches Music. She was from my old school. She's funny, kind, nice and does not get angry for any situations.

Submitted by risk on Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:17

My favorite teacher is english.
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Submitted by Lenan on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:00

the video is so good
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:37

My favourite teacher is Mr Oxley and Mr Wilkinson!
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