Sometimes teaching really does get me a little down. Like when I think about the groups of advanced students I have who never seem to be willing to participate in any activities, who never seem to be willing to ask questions about difficult material. What do you do with students like that? 

It pains me, but I've decided to just show them TED talks with Russian subtitles. If they really don't care about learning English, I won't force them. They can keep their crutch.