(Teacher Jennifer's note--I am going some of my old computer files and found this story from my Senior ESL class 09/20/2006. My mother passed away in 2011 and the Senior ESL Class has been disbanded. But I still miss my mother and my Senior students every day!)
I am worried about my mother’s operation because she is so upset. I decided to ask my Senior ESL class for their advice.
This is what I wrote on the whiteboard:
My mother will have a hernia operation on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
She is very, very sad.
What can I say to her to cheer her up?
This was the class response:
1 It is a small operation.
2 Many people have this operation.
3 After the operation, she will feel much better.
4 Don’t worry, be happy!
5 Pray to God strength. Ask your friends to pray to God. We will pray, too.
6 Talk to a person who had the operation. What was their experience before and after the operation?
7 Eat fish or rice soup.
8 Don’t eat chicken soup—too much fat.
9 Tell her that her doctor is famous and very skillful.
10 Tell your dad to be brave.