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Date: Jan 21 2013

Themes: School

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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Teachers are some of the most important people in our lives. A good teacher can get you excited about a topic you never liked before, or help you develop habits you never forget. At some point in your life, a teacher shaped who you are.

It can be hard to be a good teacher and be liked at the same time. Teachers have to maintain order in their classroom and push their students to work hard. Teachers who can do this and somehow make it fun are likely to be someone’s favorite teacher.

No matter how much you like a teacher though, eventually you finish their class and move on. Sara has a special teacher from years ago who she still thinks about often. Learn education English in this English lesson as Sara tells Mason about her favorite teacher.





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Sara:  The other day I went on Facebook and I actually tried to find my favorite teacher from kindergarten.

Mason:  Kindergarten? Your favorite teacher? I don’t believe you remember back that far!

Sara:  Yeah, I mean, she was just such a great teacher. I’d say she inspired my love of learning.

Mason:  I don’t mean this with any disrespect, but how much influence can a kindergarten teacher have on a child? What, you’re like, five, in kindergarten?

Sara:  Yeah but I think really, for me, the biggest thing was that she taught me to read, and I’m just a huge reader, and I’m a writer. So she really just inspired that love of reading in me.

Mason:  Right on. Did you kind of become something of a teacher’s pet?

Sara:  Maybe. I think that may have been the case. You know, at the time, of course, I always wanted her attention because I thought that…it just felt great to learn from her. But I may have been a bit of a teacher’s pet.

Mason:  So did you end up finding her on Facebook?

Sara:  No, I didn’t. There was no luck. She was British, actually. I was in the United States but she was British, so I tried looking up her name and the word “England,” but it didn’t help.

Mason:  Oh, so she was like your Mary Poppins?

Sara:  Yes, basically she was my Mary Poppins. But I’ll have to just let her live on in my memory, because I’m not going to find her on the Internet.


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Sara is a writer and she loves to read. Her kindergarten teacher inspired her interests in these subjects.

Even though it’s been many years, Sara often thinks of her favorite teacher and how she shaped her life. She recently tried looking up the teacher on Facebook, but she couldn’t find her. She thinks maybe she had no luck on Facebook because her teacher was British.

Mason compares Sara’s teacher to Mary Poppins, a wonderful British nanny who changed the lives of the children she took care of.

Do you have a favorite teacher? How did he or she change your life?



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yuminagaSuper Member!


I need  a litttle bit time to think about it 

12:32 PM Jan 21 2013 |

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United States

Julito, perfect suggestion for a movie to watch on this topic!

Actual title is: “To Sir With Love”

Thanks for your recommendation.

12:30 PM Jan 21 2013 |




 To the teacher with love a “must” see film  with Sidney Poitier . But if anyone is prone to cry or over-sensitive  is better  to pack a box of kleenex  before.

12:20 PM Jan 21 2013 |


United States

My favorite teacher was Mr. Smith.  He made a very good impression on me. He ran a “tight-ship” in his classroom (which means he was a disciplinarian) and expected us to be good students.  He carried a briefcase and took his teaching seriously.  You didn’t mess with Mr. Smith in his classroom or he would paddle you.

After all of these years, Mr Smith has influenced me in my style of teaching.




I believe that we all can relate to Sara´s  feelings  towards  her favorite teacher.Do teachers know  the impact that they may have had in their students? .We all have to move on with our life , to live other experiences and scenarios  and  yet   some teachers remain with us as treasured memories  throughout our entire life. I have read the book “The secret” the law of attraction,  Maybe Sara  should think on her teacher  with a yearning heart  to see her again and may this law  works for her. 




Thanx my dear love111111….

I wish happiness… health & a long life to yourr Mother…

12:01 PM Jan 21 2013 |



I want to recommand Rockyy01 comments . My mother is my guide and also my best friend who i can say openly everything.

11:51 AM Jan 21 2013 |

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My favorite teacher was my Mother… & she’ll always be the same…

Everything that’s good in me belongs to her…

not only favorite teacher… she was my best friend…

The best person of my life…

The only person who knew me more than myself…

& she was my first love as well cuz I can’t remember when did I start loving her..


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

a good teacher like a candle direct us with him/her light

11:11 AM Jan 21 2013 |



yes I have a  favorite teacher , he’s my teacher of english,he makes me love english and feeling the life .

08:48 AM Jan 21 2013 |




I love sentence from dayu1 message. It is very true. Good teacher can change all our life. My was changed by many of them, so I think I had many incredible teachers on my life road.

07:26 AM Jan 21 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

my English teacher in third year of high school was my favorite teacher .i become an English teacher like her in this way she changed my life

07:19 AM Jan 21 2013 |




he’s so fun …i’ve already miss him.

07:14 AM Jan 21 2013 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

a good teacher is mother, who teach you pardon,sacrific and love




never had the luck had the encounter with someone who changed my life ,some of my teachers may have a little infulence on who i wanna be , but the infulences still don’t big enough to let me have a different life .

05:45 AM Jan 21 2013 |




a good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others

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