What my students hear compared to what they understand is often completely different. Some students listen very well and try to understand and comprehend what I say. Other student's don't really care and perhaps make up dialogue in their head like I do when Koreans talk. This is how today's conversation in a class of 13 third grade boys.
What I said:
Me: "Where do kangaroos live?"
One Boy: "Australia!"
Me: "Yes! Good job! Kangaroos live in Australia."
What they heard:
Me: "Please impress me and shout out all of the names of countries you know in English!"
One Boy: Australia!"
Twelve other boys: "USA! France! England! Spain! Hawaii! Uzbekistan! (really...) Africa! Canada! Saudi Arabia! Palau! Ghana! China! Korea! Japan! India! Brazil!
And I stand back and wait for five minutes until they've gotten all of the countries out of their system. I don't even feel the need to correctly inform them that Hawaii isn't even a country. Neither is Africa.