Yesterday one of my students came for his English lesson slightly worse-for-wear. And I mean, slurring his words, stinking of alcohol. He had apparently been at a work lunch until 5 in the afternoon, and in France, that means that he would have been drinking since about midday! So obviously I was a little apprehensive as to how the lesson would pan out (seeing as I teach one-to-one lessons). Actually, the alcohol seemed to really help his English and he spoke the most fluently I had heard him so far. Maybe we should give our students shots before they have their lessons ... could be an interesting way to lower inhibitions!