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(French): In French class of my current grade (8th), we always have a very fun time. We laugh a lot, which makes everyone a little more engaged in class. During one class, while some people were having a tough time checking homework, my French teacher made a “French” sarcastic but funny remark, making the whole class laugh. Then she began to tell us a story about her as a kid in the French system, how she had to do a terrible math packet during the summer. It was really helpful to know that our teacher knew how we felt when we were having a tough time. She said that she had to push through just like we have to. Then I was energized and motivated to do my French work.