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expectations • teacher's • nature
goes by • perspective
  1. He never had many friends in class, because he was always pet.
  2. Since he is my friend, it's is hard to think about hiring him with an objective .
  3. I think, as time , this whole situation will become easier.
  4. My school is very intense and they have high for the students.
  5. It is human to want people to like us.
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798 Teachers

Tini talks about the kinds of teachers she likes and the kinds she does not like.

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sets high expectations

The most important thing is the teacher is somewhat demanding and sets high expectations.

When someone 'sets high expectations,' it means that they demand very good results.

Notice the following:

  1. Going to a good school sets high expectations.
  2. She is a great teacher and she sets high expectations.

teacher's pet

Qualities I don't like in a teacher? Favorites, you know teacher's pet.

A 'teacher's pet' is a name that is given to a pupil who is favored by the teacher.

Notice the following:

  1. She got bullied as she was the teacher's pet.
  2. I would hate to be the teacher's pet. It would be very embarrassing.

human nature

Do you think that maybe that's just human nature, that all teachers have favorites?

'Human nature' means that it is something that is naturally done by people.

Notice the following:

  1. It is human nature to fall in love.
  2. Do you think it is possible to go against human nature?

as time goes by

I think, probably, as time goes by.

'As time goes by' is a phrase that is used to refer to the passing of time.

Notice the following:

  1. As time goes by, I am learning to appreciate classical music.
  2. Do you think, as time goes by, you will become more tolerant of her?

objective perspective

If I'm a teacher, I think I will gain more objective perspective towards the student and teaching.

When you look at something from an 'objective perspective,' it means that you judge it without prejudice or bias.

Notice the following:

  1. I find it very hard to look at things from an objective perspective.
  2. When you write essays you have to write them from an objective perspective. You can't be biased.



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