One section of the reading/writing exam required
learners to fill in a form. The
most random answer received was Bank: sexclusive subscription.
One essay gave learners the option of writing about their
favorite teacher. Naturally some,
hoping to score a few extra points, wrote about me. None of them could spell Arcaro correctly.
One learner wrote “Mrs Erkalo is a good teacher because she teach us
how you can divide words and how is the earth look like.”
I have no idea what he’s talking about with dividing words.
I think the earth is referring to my spontaneous lesson on volcanoes and
the earth being a round sphere, not a round circle.
Most wrote they liked me because I didn’t beat them and because “she
teach us song about trees.” Yes,
they’re still singing that stupid tree song every time they
enter my classroom.
Many learners chose to write a composition about what
type of car they would like to have in the future.
Here are two interesting excerpts:
“When I buy
my car I will not go anywhere I will just stay in the house my car will fetch
water for my family and I will help my family when they are not feeling well.”
“I would like to have a mazda car and the colour is blue
and I choose it because I want to drive on the lord.”
Grade 11 exams.
Q: Why is the decoration of the dining room of
A: To prevent vomiting of people.
Q: What is the difference between the killing methods of large and small snakes?
A1: Big snakes can be killed by sneezing them.
A2: Large by suicide, small killed by injections.
The learners read a short article on mountain biking, then
were asked to write a paragraph giving advice on ways to make sure that mountain
biking is safe and environmentally responsible. Here are some excerpts from a
“Mountain baking is a world wide growing sport, it
is most likely to take place in areas where mountains exist.”
“They must also fully teach the riders how to lead
the maps so that they can not get lose and be eaten up by wild animals.”
“In order to make sure that the raiders are highly
protected from these dangerous results, the sponsors must always provide
“…riding areas either bikes or horsers must be
kept separately from farming areas and please no trees inside the areas because
they are causing accidents than other issues.
And lets make sure there are no stones over there.”
Another essay asked them to write about how they
thought technology will change our lives in the next century:
“On the other hand, technology will bring bad
problems. Some people will just be
sitting on their offices and when time go off, just go home and sleep. This can really affect our healthy negatively, because people
will no more move their bodies as a part of exercising but they will just walk
off a small distance and ride. Muscles
make become shrink and a person may feel tired. One this is also that a lot of accidents will occur and many
casualties will be expected due to incorrect use of machines or wrong
connections of electrical wires.”
“Eventually, we will be using the fastest way of
traveling. Currently we have the
air transport which is the fastest. But
in the coming century the land transport will be the fastest and cheaper.
This is all happening because of technology and indeed the number of
scientists will be increased by 80%.”
“One advantage of technology can be that, it makes
life easier. Just imagine having to
travel thousands of miles in order to reach a certain destination.
That would probably take you a lot of time.
But with cars as forms of technology as well as airplanes, this can only
take us a few hours or even minutes to get from one place to another.”
“Our live will be that much different from this
life of this day. None will sleep
in shanty towns anymore.”
Doesn’t that read like the happy ending?
Ps- Zac’s only funny math exam answer was a learner put
the age of someone as negative 14 years.