Me: "Uh, who's teaching this class: you or me?"
Okay, I'm meant to give you the next of the 'Back to Collocation' series, but I have to tell you a little story. A few days ago, I was holding my afternoon class, when I heard knocking at the door. I looked through the glass partition, but saw no one. I kept teaching, but then, a few minutes later, there was another knock. One of the students said, "There's someone at the door." But when I looked through the glass, I saw no one.
Yet, once again, a few minutes later, there was another knock. I began making jokes about there being ghosts in the room.
The knocking happened again, so, mystified, I went to the door and opened it, and looked down - and you guess it, there was 'Examiner Pigeon'. Yes, he had been 'knocking' (or should I say, 'tapping') at the door. Examiner Pigeon obviously wanted to come in.
Well, if you have read my post from a few days ago, you would know that Examiner Pigeon had entered the studio for the first time when I was correcting my students' IELTS essays one night. This was the second time, but this time, he at least knocked on the door. Anyhow, I kept teaching, and in the meantime, our feathered friend walked slowly around the room three times. We all continued the class, but occasionally cast our eyes on the bird.
Then, he went to the centre of the room , and I made my joke (see the pictures below) while a student took some photos.
Me: "Alright everyone, Examiner Pigeon will now take over."
Examiner Pigeon: "Hi. Let me tell you the secret to IELTS 7 ..."
Here's a final question: what famous poem have I been quoting from throughout this post?