Today I had to teach my Tuesday classes extra lessons in one of those "working the weekend because they gave us a day off in the week" situations. As it was just one day's classes I pulled out an off-the-shelf lesson. It's an old standard the main activity of which is for groups of students to list ten items they would take if stranded on a desert island. I've had some weird answers in the past but few as weird as one of the groups in my strong class. I don't know what they expected to find on the island but their list included TNT, C4, AK-47s, RK-62s and, bizarrely, a Gatling gun. An impressive knowledge of military hardware, historical and modern, but perhaps not the answer I was looking for.
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