Monday, 20 February 2017

Wed, Feb 22 2017 Blog Topic

Hello Everybody!

It is the end of the long weekend. Oh well. At least we had some great weather! Time to learn some English again. Wheee!

Please click the link below to go to a video. Once again, I will provide the questions in the class, so your job is just to watch the video and try to understand it the best you can. Please watch it more than one time.



See you in class.

Matthew

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Wed, Feb 15 2017 BLOG TOPIC

Have a look at this link and enjoy the video. It's about difference. We will do an activity in class to try and figure out what is weird and what is just different.

Before you watch the video, you might want to think about the meaning of the words 'weird' and 'different.'

Here is the link:



See you in class!

Matthew

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Feb 8 2017 Blog Topic

Please click the video link below and watch the video. Please make sure that you understand what is being said. To do this, you will have to listen to the video more than one time. Thanks!



This video is about a 13 year old kid who created a nuclear reactor in his parent's garage.

See you in class!

Matthew

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Feb 1 2017 BLOG TOPIC


Please watch the entire video by clicking http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35631265

It is about 4 and a half minutes and is about food.

Also, please think about these questions.

1) What do you know about 3D printing? Is there a place that you can 3D print in your home city?
2) Do you think 3D printing and food go together? Why or why not?
3) Do you think this technology will reduce the number of chef jobs?
4) What other profession is technology entering these days?
5) Do you enjoy gourmet food or do you think it is a waste of money?
6) Would you eat this 3D printed food? Would you pay more for it? Why?
7) Do you want a 3D printer? What would you print with it?

Also, if you're interested, have a look at this list of the coolest 3D printed objects.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Jan 25, 2017 Blog Post!

Please watch the video for about 3 to 5 minutes. That will be enough to understand the main idea. Please watch this video more than one time and you may, of course, put on subtitles. I hope you use the English subtitles.

Many medicines have severe side effect. One example is diet pills. This speaker talks about how trying to achieve the perfect body causes side effects in life. Examples include eating disorders. and exercising too much.

Enjoy the presenter and I'll see you in class! Don't forget to look over the discussion questions too.

An Epiemic of Beauty Sickness
Renee Engeln

1) Which do you think is more important, health, or appearance?

2) Would you take medicine to cure an appearance problem (for example, acne or serious pimples) even though it might negatively affect your health?

3) Do you think our culture is too worried about appearance?

4) If someone dies because they were taking a prescribed drug, whose fault is it? The company that makes the drug, the government for allowing the drug to me prescribed, the doctor for prescribing the drug, or the patient for choosing to take the drug?


5) Who puts more pressure on girls to be beautiful? Men or Women?