Thursday, 8 December 2016

Dec 14, 2016 BLOG TOPIC

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:
http://www.boredpanda.com/heart-beat-ring-hb-thetouch/

Product link:
http://www.thetouchx.com/index.html

Questions:
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? (I'm really curious about Yoko's opinion.)
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 Korean and Japanese culture than here. Do you think these will be really popular in Japan and Korea?
7) Do you think these rings could be used for medical purposes?

Friday, 2 December 2016

Dec 7 2016 Blog Topic!!! Kids and Safety

Before you watch the video below, please think about these questions.

1) What dangerous things did you do when you were a kid?
2) What activities did your parents allow you to do when you were a kid?
3) Does doing dangerous, but fun, activities help children become better adults?
4) Is today's world worrying too much about children's safety?

Now please watch the video



5) Do you agree with this presenter?
6) Would you want your children to attend his camp?
7) Which activities do you really disagree with and think would be too dangerous?


See you in class!
Matthew

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Nov 30th 2016 Blog Topic!!

Here is the video.



It is about learning English and questions if English should be the world language.

You may want to click the 'cc' button to put on the subtitles, but they are not so great. So, here is the transcript (her words).


Just scroll down the page to find...

Don't insist on English! - Patricia Ryan   

...and click on the transcript link.


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Nov 23rd 2016 Discussion Topic!

Hello! Here is the topic for this week. Enjoy!

What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? Would you return it? 
What if it had the owner's identification in it? 
What if the wallet had $10,000 in it? Now, what if your family member needs the money for his/her medical treatment. 
What do you think is the right thing to do? Would you even be tempted to take the wallet?
What do people usually do in your home country when they find something that does not belong to them? How is that different from other countries you have visited? 
Lastly, do people in your home country respect others' belongings? 

Watch the video below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5KxPwFQV8o

Tuesday, 15 November 2016