March 21, 2018 Blog Topic

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!


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.



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?


Blog Topic March 5/18

We talked a little bit about kids and health in class. It is time to discuss how schools handle this problem.

Please read the article and prepare to discuss the questions. I look forward to the discussion.

1) Is it important to students/children to be physically active?
2) Do you think physical education class is more important or equally as important as some other subjects? Which ones? No? Why?
3) Does exercising or just taking a walk help you to study better?
4) How much TV or internet do you watch each day?
5) Which is more important, physical health or high academic achievement (good grades)?
6) How many hours of physical activity each day do students in your country get? Is it enough? How many hours do you think they should get?

Wed, Feb 28 2018 Article

Hello everybody,

I think you might find this article and video interesting, odd, or maybe super awesome! Please make sure you understand the vocabulary and the main idea of the article.

Article link:

Product link:

1) What was your first reaction to this product?
2) What do you think of the price? (Go to the product link.)
3) Would you use this product?
4) Do you think this product will be popular? Is it better than SNS?
5) What do you think of how the rings look?
6) Giving rings before marriage seems to be more common in some cultures compared to others? In which cultures do you think these might be popular?
7) Do you think these rings could be used for medical purposes?


See you in class!


Feb 14/18 Blog Topic – It Should Be Easy

Please watch the video by clicking the link below. Make sure you are ready to discuss the questions in class. Let us have a lively discussion!

  1. Does this video remind you of a story in your life?
  2. What is something that was difficult for you that you thought should have been easy?
  3. Do you have an easy or difficult time explaining things to your parents? Why types of things do you have to explain.
  4. What do you dislike explaining?
  5. Are you good at explaining things?
  6. Do computers even hurt people?
  7. Are there any pieces of modern technology that confuse you? How would you make them easier to use?