Friday, 6 October 2017

Wed, Oct 18/17 Blog Topic

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18/2017

Please watch the video below:



Here are the questions for you to consider. Please read them and make sure you can understand the questions:


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 $5,000 in it? Now, what if you'd just lost your job and you needed it to pay rent and buy food? Now, what if you had a child?

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? 

Do people in your home country respect others' belongings? 

What kind of social experiment would you like to try? (This video is an example of a social experiment.)


Wed, October 11th/2017 Blog

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH BLOG TOPIC

Hello Everybody!

It is the end of the long weekend. Oh well. Welcome back. It's time to learn some English again. Wheee!

Please click the link below to go to a video. This time, the questions will be provided 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

Saturday, 30 September 2017

October 4 2017 Blog Topic

October fourth: 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, 23 September 2017

Sept 27, 2017 Blog Discussion!

Howdy class!

Please watch this video and think about the question, "Is this weird or just different?" Also, please think of some things in your country that visitors might think are weird. Let's have a fun-filled discussion!

Here is the link:



See you in class.

Matthew

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Sept 20, 2017 Blog Topic: Nuclear Reactor

Please watch the video that is found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B0PaSznWJE

It is about a kid who built a nuclear reactor. We'll be discussing this topic, so please make sure you understand the video. Watch it more than one time to be sure.

Thanks!

Matthew

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sept 13/17 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?

See you in class!


Monday, 4 September 2017

Sept 6, 2017 Blog Topic: Beauty!

Please watch at least the first 3 to 5 minutes of the video below. Maybe even watch it twice. Then please read the questions below and make sure you understand them (use your dictionary if you need to). Thanks! See you in class!

Matthew

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?

6) Would you rather be fat or be hit by a truck?


7) In this modern time, do men face the same pressure to look good as women do?