me: do you want to put that phone away so i can get on with the lesson?
the student: no
me: are you listening to me?
the student: what?
me: five minutes before the end of the lesson so, that's clear to everyone, right?
them: erm.. not really
me: are you sleeping in my lesson?
the student: silence
me: does anybody want to do some extra reading to help me decide which text to pick next year?
the students: silence
me: in the plenary can everyone write down five new things they've learnt today?
the student: what if we've not learnt anything?
me: do you want to try and teach this yourself?
the student: shrugs shoulders ok (and did a better job)
me: do you want to stay behind with me at the end of the lesson?
the student: i wouldn't mind that much (for the benefit of his freinds)
me: don't you think the cleaners have better things to do than clean up after you?
the student: not really,that is what they're paid for
me: what do you mean, you're dropping English and picking up Sociology?
the student: i mean, i'm dropping English and picking up Sociology