Hey, can someone correct this please? I can also correct some of your german
exercises if you have some :) Raising your hand in a lesson All students that
attend school know that they have to raise their hand and contribute (whether their anwer needs to be 'correct' is a different question) to a lesson. If they do that frequently they get good oral marks.
However I see that many of my classmates, regrettably the girls in particular,
do not raise their hands although the know the answer. (This is opposite to China where the girls are generally the best!) They are afraid of
speaking in class. Many of my friends are clever and know many answers but they
do not dare to speak in class When we do group tasks and talk about the
questions they come up with brilliant ideas but later in plenum they keep quiet.
I often raise my hand and sometimes feel bad because I use an idea that was my
friends'. I understand that they are shy and I feel a bit sorry for them. On the
other hand, they are very good in the class tests. Thats nice for them but some
teachers then decide to link the oral mark to the class test marks. That's
something that makes me angry. If someone is very shy and raises their hand only once
per semester then that person just does not deserve the 1,0 as an oral mark,
even if the person got the 1+ in the class test. In my opinion you only deserve
the top oral mark when you overcome the fear of speaking out in class. I talk
when I know the answer but that does not mean that I am fearless. I also worry
that someone thinks I am stupid when I give the wrong answer. I also think that
others laugh when I ask things they already understand. Nevertheless, I say
something and hope I am right rather than wrong. Maybe it is because I get jealous
easily, but I get angry if someone who barely talks in lessons gets an 1,0 as an
oral mark just because they did so well in the class tests. Of course I am happy
for that person but on the other hand I do not think that it is fair.