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|My Dreaded English Teacher (standard:non fiction, 734 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Jun 24 2012||Views/Reads: 1244/728||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Mr. Purshotham was English teacher at a Agricultural school, he took his job very seriously to a point it was detrimental; less learned and more harm from his tough grading. Juggernaut still gets nightmares thinking about his courses almost 4 decades ago.|
My Dreaded English Teacher Subba Rao A slender middle aged brown skin man with a ridiculous mustache squeezed in a very narrow space taught English at a college that trained students in agricultural sciences. Mr. Purshotham, the English teacher wore either a light Green or Beige trouser alternatively week long and never wore a short-sleeve shirt. The 50- year college surrounded by paddy fields located in a rural area was known for high quality education in farming techniques. Nine semester hours of English was a requirement to graduate from the college. That's lot of hours in English for a degree in farming Mr. Purshotham knew exactly how a particular vowel or consonant shall sound in a word, in the process his jaw bones rotated in many directions like a well oiled machine. His eyes showed an expression demanding recognition from the students how good he was in pronouncing words as part of good English. Students, mostly from farming community didn't give a damn about his accent; they just want a good grade in English that doesn't mess up their overall GPA. But Mr. Purshotham was unwilling to give a good grade; he gave ‘A' to handful of students, ‘B' to some in a class of over 180, most ended up either with ‘C' or worse ‘F'. That messed up GPA in the very first year of a long 4-year program. This didn't bother Mr. Purshotham as he walked on the campus with a flare of self confidence as the only person on the campus that spoke Queens English. Teachers in other fields of specialty improvised by whatever means to compensate their short comings in English. For example, the Biochemistry teacher just read from his notes in the classroom not making any eye contact with the students at all, students in Animal Science class paid more attention to the fancy foot work of the teacher while he delivered the lectures, they named him appropriately ‘Foot and Mouth,'; while lecturing, the Botany teacher used palm of his both hands as if he was protecting himself from a Dodgeball; the Civil Engineering teacher marched around with his long thin limbs as if he was in a marching band just to explain the difference between King-Post and Queen-Post Truss. Not Mr. Purshotham, he has a vast vocabulary in his English repository; leaning on the black board with his hands folded in front in a relaxing mode, the words flowed from his mouth like water from a fully opened faucet and articulated so well as if he was singing. He took a month to Click here to read the rest of this story (57 more lines)
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