An indignant student: One of the questions based on the listening comprehension text was what country Eduardo was from. This information was not in the text!
Me: The text said three times that Eduardo was from Buenos Aires.
Student: And how were we supposed to know what country that is?
Me (having interiorized the lesson that a good academic knows how to sell herself): If you had taken the Hispanic Civilization course with me, you’d know this and more.
Student: Is it too late now?
Me: It is never too late to learn about Buenos Aires.