10/11/09

Joys of Teaching: Couple, Several, Few

Context: ELD (English Language Development, or formerly known as ESL) class.

Student 1: Ms. K, can you explain how few, several, and couple are different?

Ms. K: Sure. It's kind of tricky, but let's see. "Couple" has to do with two. "Few" and "Several" are usually more than two, but not too many. See what I mean by tricky?

Student 1: Oh, I get it. That's why when I go to Jack in the Box and order two drinks, the lady asks me, "Do you want a couple-der with that?"

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

It seems that the puns have made their comeback...