Sunday, 21 May 2017

Wed, May 24th Blog Topic...Food!!



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.

This one is about 3D printed Hersey chocolate kisses!


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?


Saturday, 13 May 2017

Wed, May 17/17 Blog Topic

Here is today's topic. Enjoy! Please be ready to discuss this thoroughly.

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?


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Wed, May 10 2017 Blog Topic

Here is the topic!

Make sure to be prepared please. It is very important for our discussion that you have looked up the vocabulary and that you have a basic understanding of the topic. Even if it is new to you, remember that this is an opportunity to gather new vocabulary that will be useful for many discussion topics.


http://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-perdix-mini-drones-attack-enemy-swarm-bees-mit-tech-military-defense-2017-1

1. What are your first thoughts about these drones? Do they make you feel safe or uncomfortable?
2. What other things do you think this collective thinking technology could be used for? Can you think of good and bad uses?
3. In the future, do you think humans will fight wars or will only machines fight? Which scenario do you think is better?
4. Would you watch a 
sport played only by robots?
5. What new robots are being used in your country? These could be personal or business types of robots.
6. Do you think 
artificial intelligence will solve the human problems of pollution, space travel, war, famine, etc.?

Sunday, 30 April 2017

May 3 2017 Discussion Topic

Here is the topic! Enjoy! Please make sure to read the article and be ready to discuss the questions.

See you in class.

Many parents have habits that they do not want their children to have. For example, many parents really love chocolate, smoke, or drink. Also, many parents dislike things that they want their children to like. For example, parents hate tomatoes, peas, apples, or oatmeal.

This is the link to the article:
http://www.parenting.com/article/when-lying-to-your-child-is-acceptable

My questions are these:

Is it better for parents to be open and honest about their bad habits and dislikes, or should they lie to their children (hide the chocolate, eat the tomatoes when in front of their children, etc).

Do you think that the lies will be discovered at some time and hurt the children (mistrust, etc), or do you think that these lies are harmless?

Did your parents lie to you? How do you know and what did you do when you found out?

Would you lie to your children?

Are these kinds of lies different from others?

Do you agree that social lies, tall tales, and protective lies are okay?

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Wed, April 26 2017 Blog Topic

Here it is! Please read the article and be sure to look up any vocabulary you don't already know.

There is a video to watch also.

See you in class and I look forward to the discussion!


1)   Could you live in van? For a short time? For a long time? What do you think the benefits and drawbacks would be?
2)   Do you trust people who live in their vehicles?
3)   Is this a common situation in your home country?
4)   Should cities allow vans to park for free in certain areas of the city?
5)   Housing prices are getting very high in many parts of Canada. Do you think the government should get involved?
6)   Do you consider yourself and adventurous or cautious person?
7)   What is something adventurous that you dream of doing? Remember, ‘dream’ means you might never do that thing but you wish you could.

8)   What changes are happening in your home culture?