Old, ancient, or… fossil?

Today’s lesson in my advanced class was on the elderly in South Korea. The elderlys make up a huge portion of the population but almost 50% of them are living in poverty. It’s a really sensitive topic.

I showed them this video in class and wanted to get the students to discuss it. But the atmosphere was really tense and no one was saying anything. After a few minutes, a student blurted out, “Teacher, I’m so old.”

He’s only 14 years old but I knew he was trying to change the mood. Going along with him, I asked him, “If you’re old, does that make me ancient?”

Some of the students laughed but his next words caught me off guard. With a completely straight face, he said, “No, teacher! You’re a living fossil!” Then started cracking up.

I love my advanced class 😂

One thought on “Old, ancient, or… fossil?

  1. 너동생 January 2, 2019 / 2:20 AM

    Not gonna lie.. That video made me cry towards the end.


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