Last week, a 4th grade beginner ESL student, a Japanese girl me :
"Um.... Ms. D, what is rokaa-ru go-baa mentoo?"
"Excuse me, what??" I say as I go over to her. She is reading from her social studies text.
"What is this Ms.D? Ro...kaa-ru.... Go-baa.....mentoo?" She reads slowly this time, hoping it will help me understand.
You wanna know what the word was??
Ok... if you do, then read on, but do stop by to comment and congratulate me on NOT laughing out loud but controlling myself (very hard for me) and helping this girl pronounce it right.