This is part of an essay written by a student I taught on an online course for a Chinese university. It is interesting that she says she and her partner dare not speak, which is a major constraint in a speaking course. This perhaps reinforces my view that it should have focused on writing skills and teachers who could teach face to face should have taught speaking.
It is interesting that she overstated my age by at least ten years. I suppose 60 year olds look ancient for 18 year olds.