wednesday ,August 22nd ,2018


Food
What is your favorite snack?

What unhealthy food do you love?

What food did your mother always tell you to eat and not to eat?

What food helps with which health problem?

What is the future of food in your country?

What kinds of food did you eat when you were a child? Do you eat the same things now?

What is the best food to eat when you are sick?

What is your favorite food that your mother/father cooks?

Do you prefer to eat unhealthy or healthy food?

How often do you eat out?

If you could have any food right now, what would it be?

How would you describe your country’s food?

What dishes from your country are often confused by tourists or foreigners? (i.e. sushi / sashimi or lo mein / chow mein)

What is your favorite food? What is in it?

Can you think of any of your country’s cuisine that other countries influenced?

What is your favorite foreign food? How is it different from your country’s cuisine?

How often do you eat foreign food and how often do you eat your country’s cuisine?

Where is the best place to eat in your town? Why is it so good?

Do you eat a healthy diet? Why or why not?

What could you do to improve your diet?

Have you ever gone on a diet to improve your health or lose weight? How well did it work?

Describe your favorite food. What ingredients are in it? Why is it your favorite?

Do you eat different foods depending on the season or weather? Give some examples.

wednesday ,August 15th ,2018


THE DISCUSSION ON CANADA

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What do you think of Canada?
(2) What kind of country is Canada?
(3) How important is Canada on the world stage?
(4) How different are Canadians from Americans?
(5) What do you know about Canadian history?
(6) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Canada?
(7) What do you think are the advantages of being Canadian?
(8) What do you think of when you hear the word “Canada”?
(9) What do you know about Canada’s indigenous peoples?
(10) What would you like to do if you spent six months in Canada?
STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What are some differences between Canada and the USA?
(2) What is Canada famous for?
(3) Is Canada the kind of country you’d like to live in?
(4) What has Canada given the world?
(5) What is there to see and do in Canada?
(6) Do you have any negative images of Canada?
(7) What does a typical Canadian look like?
(8) What things are made in Canada?
(9) What do you know about the geography of Canada?
(10) What would you like to know about Canada?

wednesday August 8th 2018


The Supernatural
What supernatural things do you believe in (ghosts, ESP, fortune tellers, etc.)?

Do you think science will ever prove any supernatural beliefs?

What supernatural beliefs are unique to your culture?

What are some of the scariest supernatural movies?

What supernatural thing do you fear?

Why do so many people believe in supernatural things that can’t be proven?

What are some supernatural holiday beliefs in your country?

Where are supernatural occurrences most often reported?

Do you think some people have supernatural abilities?

wednesday august 1 st

hi there please watch this video and answer the questions 🙂

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘magic’?
(2) DoSTUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What is magic?
(2) Do you believe people can do magic?
(3) What do you know about black magic?
(4) What would you do with a magic wand if you had one? Where would you wave it?
(5) What did you think of magic when you were a kid?
(6) Which did you believe in first; love, faith or magic?
(7) Does anyone you know have a magic touch with people / things?
(8) Is there a magic formula to studying English?
(9) What is the most magic moment in your life?
(10) What magic powers would you like to have”.
STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What is magic?
(2) Do you believe people can do magic?
(3) What do you know about black magic?
(4) What would you do with a magic wand if you had one? Where would you wave it?
(5) What did you think of magic when you were a kid?
(6) Which did you believe in first; love, faith or magic?
(7) Does anyone you know have a magic touch with people / things?
(8) Is there a magic formula to studying English?
(9) What is the most magic moment in your life?
(10) What magic powers would you like to have?

wednesday 25 th 2018

Fashion

Would you like to be a fashion model? What are their lives like?

Could you date someone if they had a terrible sense of fashion?

Which country or city is the most fashionable in the world?

Is fashion important or not important? Why or why not?

Do you prefer functional or fashionable clothing?

What do you think of the fashion industry?

How does fashion affect people’s lives?

What are some of the silliest fashions you have seen?

Do you think fashions changed as quickly in the past as today? Why or why not?

If you were a fashion designer, what kind of clothes would you design?

wednesday july 18th 2018


Success and Failure

Success

Describe a successful person.

Is your idea of success the same as your parents’ idea of success?

Do you think people focus too much on appearing to be successful?

Why is money the most common way of judging success?

Can money buy happiness?

How much pressure do your parents put on you to be successful?

How much pressure will you put on your children to be successful?

Failure

Have there been any failures that made your life better?

Is there a right time to give up and stop trying? Or should you never give up?

Can you think of any famous people who failed spectacularly at something?

Talk about a time you failed at something you tried. Don’t talk about anything that will make you uncomfortable or embarrassed.

wednesday july 11th 2018


STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS
(1) What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘play time’?
(2) What do you learn from playing ?
(3) Do you prefer playing alone, or with / against friends?
(4) What is it about playing that makes people happy?
(5) Do people play enough in your country?
(6) How can play help you relax?
(7) Do you like to watch people playing?
(8) What’s the difference between play and fun?
(9) Should schools have more playtime in the schedule?
(10) What would you say if your parents told you to go out and play?
STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS
(1) Have you ever played in the rain?
(2) When is playing a waste of time?
(3) Does play time use to much energy?
(4) Can you remember the first games you played?
(5) What will playtime be like in the future?
(6) Is playing good for your health?
(7) “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” ― Plato. What do you think of this?

(8) is climbing a tree playing?
(9) How can you learn English through playing?
(10) Have young people forgotten or don’t know how to play?

july 4th 2018


hello All ,
please be ready to discuss this topic in class
here is the video

  1. How much of what you do is for yourself? How much is for other people?
  2. If you have something that you do not need or want anymore, do you consider giving it away? If so, what things have you given away?
  3. If you see a person that looks lost on the street, do you try to help them? Why or why not?
  4. Would you interfere if you saw a fight in public? In what scenario would you interfere?
  5. Have you ever hitchhiked? Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Why or why not?
  6. Do you give blood regularly? Why or why not?
  7. Would you consider donating an organ while you are alive, like a kidney or a lung?
  8. Have you ever done volunteer work? If so, describe the work you did.
  9. What do you think about giving money to charity?
  10. Do you trust charitable organizations? Which organizations are most trustworthy?
  11. Do you pass homeless people who are asking for money on the street? How do you feel in that situation? What do you do?
  12. Some people say that street beggars choose not to work and therefore do not deserve charity? What do you think about that idea?
  13. Can you imagine living on the streets? What would be most uncomfortable about that situation? How would you survive?
  14. What is more responsible for the rise in the number of homeless people? Government policies? Economic conditions? Poor mental healthcare? Individual failures?
  15. Has your family helped you in your life? In what ways?
  16. Among people who you are not related to, who has helped you most in your life?
  17. Do people help each other because it makes them feel good? If so, is helping others essentially a selfish act?
  18. When people are wealthy or successful, do they have a special responsibility to ‘give back’ and help others?

June 27 2018 Blog Post

Time for the battle of the sexes! Get your opinions ready.

Please read the article below and then read the questions too. Remember to read the article more than one time. The first time, do not use a dictionary or worry about unknown words. The second time, it is a good idea to look up the unknown words.
When you read the questions, please make sure you understand their meaning and are ready to discuss them on Wednesday.

Thank you!

Matthew

His and Her Diary from the Same Day

Her Diary:

Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn’t flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didn’t say much. I asked him what was wrong; He said, ‘Nothing.’ I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasn’t upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can’t explain his behavior I don’t know why he didn’t say, ‘I love you, too.’ When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly, and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep – I cried. I don’t know what to do. I’m almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster.

 

His Diary:

Motorcycle won’t start…can’t figure out why.

 

http://imgur.com/6icZ3

 

 

Discussion questions

  1. Do you think this was posted by a man or a woman? Why? What point do you think that he or she was trying to make?
  2. Who do you sympathize with most, him or her?
  3. Have you had similar misunderstandings with your significant other?
  4. Why are men and women so different?
  5. Is it possible for a men and women to really understand how the other thinks?
  6. Would you like to be able to think like a member of the opposite sex? Might there be any advantages in being able to do so?
  7. What does/did your significant other do that really infuriates you? What are the most frustrating habits that men/women have?
  8. Do you have any advice on how to understand and get along with the opposite sex better?
  9. Imagine you could switch gender for one day? Would you like to try it? What would you do? What would you like to find out?