What do these people have in common?

What do these people have in common?

This week my students were talking about hopes and dreams, using “I’ve always wanted to…”. So, they discussed in pairs, then I called on them one by one to ask what their partner told them. 

I was surprised at the diversity of answers:

  • King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, king of Saudi Arabia (got several votes)
  • Oprah (I expected this one!)
  • Enrique Iglesias (sexy Latin singer)
  • Super Junior (Korean boy band)

These are the same girls that let me know it was inappropriate when the music from our book’s accompanying software opens up (an 8-second interlude.)

With two musical groups on the list, while the ban on music in public is strict, the decision to follow some Imam’s guidance to not play music or movies, is between you and Allah.

(Noticeably missing, but not surprisingly, from the list was Obama. In Korea, Obama was on any list of admired famous people!)

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