Today we had a visitor in class, Annette. She sat among students and talked with them about the question of the day. What does "I've had a lot on my plate?" mean?
Many students were discussing whether this means that there's just a lot going on or if you're stressed. Ronnie decided that it was only a bad thing, while Johnatthan was torn.
Carolina also brought up another phrase that comes up in *many* kitchens: I've had a sh***y day. While we discussed the fact that it's a curse word, we also talked about the grammar and why we use "I've" - an...interesting...teachable moment!