while studying two-part verbs (turn on, turn up, put on, take off, throw away . . . etc.)
Me: Tell me something you can take out.
Student #1: a dog
Me: Good. What else?
Student #2: your homework
Student #3: a cat
Me: Ok, I guess you could take out a cat. Another example?
Student #4: your girlfriend
Me: Yeah, you can take your girlfriend out to dinner.
Student #5: your mom
Me: That's nice. You can take your mom out. Good. What else?
Student #6: a cow
Me: Ok good. Another examp . . . wait, did you just say a cow? How do you take a cow out?
Student 6 (makes a motion like she is grabbing a cow's leash and pulling it): Like this.