English Classes: Fruit Salad…yummy, yummy.

June 22, 2012

Ugh. I hate the word “yummy.”

There is this terrible song B sings every time he hears the phrase “fruit salad.” In fact, he does it so frequently that every time I hear the phrase, the stinking melody pops into my head as well. Turns out, it’s from The WIGGLES.

Go ahead, judge him. I did.

In any case, there is a short-term team here from Orlando, Florida this week, and they sent two helpers to English classes last night, effectively giving me the night off from teaching. They covered a variety of fruit vocabulary and then taught our students how to assemble a fruit salad, American-style. Here in Paraguay, ensalada de fruta is finely (read: painstakingly) chopped pineapples, oranges, and apples with pixie stick juice powder and Sprite. It takes hours to make and is consumed like a liquid. The new American recipe was definitely a shocker.

Our students at rapt attention.

The guest instructors.

Fruit salad…choppy, choppy.

If I have to listen, so do you.

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