I have been coaching one particular “man to man” student for the past year or so. She is a special one and likes to understand everything, and I mean everything, down to the last detail. Three weeks ago I started “Finnigan’s Bar” with her. When she saw it on the board she was completely overwhelmed, so I decided to erase all but the first line (the first week), then add the second line (second week), and so forth…It is amazing what you can do with one line of a routine. “Last night I met up with some friends at Finnigan’s Bar.” “Last night” becomes “Last Saturday, last month, yesterday, the day before yesterday, tomorrow (I’m going to), etc…”Met up” becomes “saw, had drinks with, went to, etc…”Some friends” becomes “my sister, a former teacher, an old friend, my mate,” etc….”Finnigan’s Bar” becomes “in Yokohama, at 10pm, for awhile, by chance,” etc… The “wh” question forms are always there, the vocabulary building is limitless, and it can all be done with one single line of any routine…This is “Pure Smith’s,” and I sincerely hope it stays that way.
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