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English to Thai: George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: Poetry & Literature
Source text - English There seems to be some curiosity as to what Higgin's lessons to Eliza were like. Well, here is a sample; the first one.
Picture Eliza, in her new clothes, and feeling her inside put out of step by a lunch, dinner, and breakfast of a kind to which it is unaccustomed, seated with Higgins and the Colonel in the study, feeling like an hospital out-patient at a first encounter with doctors.
Higgins, constitutionally unable to sit still, discomposes her still more by striding restlessly about. But for the assuring presence and quietude of her friend the Colonel she would run for her life, even back to Drury Lane.
HIGGINS: Say your alphabet.
LIZA: I know my alphabet. Do you think I know nothing? I don't need to be taught like a child.
HIGGINS: [thundering] Say your alphabet.
PICKERING: Say it Miss Doolittle. You will understand presently. Do what he tells you; and let him teach you in his own way.
LIZA: Oh well, if you put it like that----- Ahyee, Buhyee, cuhyee, duhyee---
HIGGINS: [with the roar of a wounded lion] Stop. Listen to this, Pickering. This is what we pay for as elementary education. This unfortunate animal has been locked up for nine years in school at our expense to teach her to speak and read the language of Shakespeare and Milton. And the result is Ah-yee, Buh-yee, Cuh-yee, Duh-yee [To Eliza] Say A, B, C, D.
LIZA: [almost in tears] But I'm saying it. Ahyee, Buh-yee Cuh-yee ...
HIGGINS: Stop. Say a cup of tea.
LIZA: A cappuhtuh-ee.
HIGGINS: Put your tongue forward until it squeezes against the top of your lower teeth. Now say cup.
LIZA: C-c-c-I cant. C-Cup.
PICKERING: Good. Splendid, Miss Doolittle.
HIGGINS: By Jupiter, she's done it at first shot. Pickering, we shall make a duchess of her. [To Eliza] Now do you think you could possibly say tea? Not tuh-yee, mind: if you ever say buh-yee, cuh-yee, duh-yee again you shall be dragged round the room three times by the hair of your head. [Fortissimo] T,T,T,T.
LIZA: [Weeping] I cant hear no difference cep that it sounds more genteel-like when you say it.
HIGGIN: Well, if you can hear that difference, what the devil are you crying for? Pickering: give her a chocolate.
PICKERING: No.no. Never mind crying a little, Miss Doolittle: you are doing very well and the lessons wont hurt. I promise you I wont let him drag you round the room by your hair.
HIGGINS: Be off with you to Mrs Pearce and tell her about it. Try to do it by yourself: and keep your tongue well forward in your mouth instead of trying to roll it up and swallow it. Another lesson at half-past four this afternoon. Away with you.
Eliza, still sobbing, rushes from the room.
And that is the sort of ordeal poor Eliza has to go through for months before we meet her again on her first appearance in London society of the professional class
English to Thai: General Article General field: Social Sciences Detailed field: Education / Pedagogy
Source text - English #TravelingTuesday: Inspire an overall LOVE of learning in your students by connecting them to people and places outside the walls of your classroom or school.
As an educator, one of the most important aspects of my job is to inspire students to love learning, and see learning as something that happens well beyond the walls of any classroom, school or textbook. The best way to achieve this is to model a love of learning for students (which isn’t hard to do if you really LOVE to LEARN), and to provide students with opportunities beyond content area and curriculum to be exposed to other people and places outside of the everyday circle of people with whom they normally come in contact with on a daily basis.