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Teacher's Pet

Teacher's Pet

Date: Dec 06 2004


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The superlative of good is the best. Some students want to be good and some want to be better and others want to be the best.
Trying to be the best student is dangerous though, because sometimes you become a teacher’s pet. A teacher’s pet is a student who is the teacher’s favorite.


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Derek:  So, were you ever considered the teacher’s pet?

Steph:  Um, I’m not really sure. Nobody ever accused me of being the teacher’s pet but I was a pretty good student.

Derek:  Well that’s good that you were a good student. But did you kind of kiss up to the teacher?

Steph:  Well, I sat there quietly normally and put my hands up on the desk and listened.

Derek:  That’s almost a teacher’s pet.

Steph:  The teachers did really like me.

Derek:  Yeah. It sounds like you were a pretty likable student.

Steph:  Were you a teacher’s pet?

Derek:  Definitely not. I always sat in the back of classroom and drew pictures.

Steph:  So you were a troublemaker.

Derek:  Not necessarily a troublemaker. Just not really there.



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It’s a fine line that separates a great student from a teacher’s pet. Sometimes, you don’t even realize that you are a teacher’s pet until someone says something about it.
For example, I was a pretty good student and teachers liked me, but if I did something wrong, I got in trouble. A teacher’s pet doesn’t get in trouble.
Are there teacher’s pets in your classes? Are you a teacher’s pet?



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Basically ,Being a teacher’s pet is better than become a foolish student who is disliked by both teachers and students.Sometimes ,teacher’s pet is a hard role,which bring unavoidable troubles or jealous.I have to say some people are born as teacher’s pet.Just imagine,Who doesn’t like a smart,intelligent,active person.So every class may have a teacher’s pet.I’m not a teacher’s pet,But i am a good student.

12:03 PM May 24 2014 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

you know, there’s a student in our class and she always gets on others’ nerves!

the way she speak, the way she stands and every thing she does are all for making herself the teachers’ favoriet student!

well, about myself others say that you’re a teachers’ pet to and step by step i’m ging to believe this!


10:30 AM Apr 16 2014 |

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it requests a little hard work to be a teacher's pet

06:36 AM Jun 17 2008 |

Peter Neil

Peter Neil


hahaha.i'ts good that you we're a teacher's pet because of being a deligent student rather than you're good but do foolishness in the class.

11:56 AM Jun 03 2008 |

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good lesson, it’s always good to be a teacher’s pet

12:18 PM May 20 2008 |




Teacher`s pet!!hehe!funny worlds! I don`t wanna being teacher`s pet! 

02:38 AM May 20 2008 |



you can see a lot of teacher's pet on gradeschool and highschool. I did  experience that before.

08:58 PM May 17 2008 |




oh bad,,i cant hear it


01:53 PM May 17 2008 |



oh! why i can't hear this lesson?

04:29 PM Apr 15 2008 |



United Arab Emirates

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03:20 PM Apr 02 2008 |



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09:40 AM Jan 18 2008 |



This lesson was really nice i have learned new words like Kiss Up meaning to do something so that people will like you and also the word fine line meaning a small difference. I have really learned. Hope to learn more.

10:02 AM Nov 06 2007 |



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10:59 AM Oct 11 2007 |

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