“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
The time has come for you to do your exams, time for the stuff you put in to come out. What will it be?
Without developing on this metaphor any further, I’d like to take this moment to express a couple of thoughts on our classes. I’ve always considered them as our classes.
I’ll do this by addressing YOU. You know which sentences apply to you and which don’t. Just take your pick:
First off, thank you, who came to class because you wanted it, no matter how often it was.
Thank you, who came there with the attitude of sharing, enjoyment and participation. Your presence was always greatly appreciated.
Thank you, who always tried to use English, not because I wanted it or because you were perfect, but because you wanted to improve and realised the benefits.
Thank you, who thought independently, expressed your opinions, doubts, and feelings openly and was keen to know the opinions of others.
Thank you, who didn’t sit and wait for miracles, but did things for your own benefit, regardless of “bad” circumstances.
Thank you, who took the best from everything.
I thank you, who came to class just to….. To do what, I often wondered? I thank you, because you didn’t come too often to spoil the classes too much for everyone else.
Whichever of these apply to you – good luck and see you on absolutoria.