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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘investment’?   Leave a comment

Investment percent gdp

Investment percent gdp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘investment’?
2) How important is it to invest?
3) Do you think you’ll have a lot of investments when you’re older?
4) What kind of things can you invest in?
5) Do you like reading about investments?
6) Would you like to put money into an investment bank?
7) Is your country a good place to invest?
8) What things do you think are risky investments?
9) If you had just one dollar, what would you invest it in and why?
10) How is it possible to invest in people? Is this a good idea?

 

 

 

 

1) What investment opportunities that you missed do you wish you’d taken advantage of?
2) What investment advice have you heard recently?
3) Do you think you are/would be a cautious or risky investor?
4) What risks are there investing in the stock market?
5) What rates or return would you want/expect on money you invest?
6) Is there a history in your family of people making investments?
7) How far do you trust people with your money?
8) When should people start investing their money?
9) How confident are you / would you be with investing your money?
10) What question would you like to ask an investment expert?

 

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What is the greatest invention ever?   Leave a comment

Father of Invention

Father of Invention (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) What is the greatest invention ever?
2) What invention would you like to invent?
3) What is Mother Nature’s greatest invention?
4) What does ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ mean? Do you agree with it?
5) What is the world’s most useless invention?
6) How was the world different before the wheel was invented?
7) Do you think the person who invented the atomic bomb was happy with his discovery?
8) Do new inventions always create new problems?
9) How do people invent things?
10) What question would you like to ask an inventor?
1) What is the greatest invention of the year?
2) What do you think an inventor’s life is like?
3) What is the world’s most dangerous invention?
4) What is the coolest invention ever?
5) Have you ever thought about inventing anything?
6) Which invention is better, the Internet or electricity?
7) What invention is needed to save the world from global warming?
8) What invention do you think an ant might like?
9) Do you think new inventions always make people rich?
10) Who is the world’s greatest ever inventor?

 

What is the Internet?   Leave a comment

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Student Masato & Teacher Alvin

 

 

 

1) What is the Internet?
2) What would the world be like without the Internet?
3) Could you live without the Internet?
4) Is the Internet dangerous?
5) What kind of technology will replace the Internet?
6) What annoys you about the Internet?
7) Are you addicted to the Internet?
8) What do you think of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo?
9) Can you remember the first time you used the Internet?
10) Do you think fingerprints or retina scans are better than ID cards?

 

 

 

 

1) How does the Internet work?
2) How would your life be different without the Internet?
3) What do you use the Internet for?
4) How has the Internet changed the world?
5) What’s the best thing about the Internet?
6) Could the Internet have a better name?
7) What does the Internet need more of?
8) What is your favorite Internet site?
9) What do you think of the idea of Internet shopping or online dating?
10) Do you think people will prefer to live their lives on the Internet instead of real life?

 

What is intelligence?   Leave a comment

There is currently no consensus on how closely...

There is currently no consensus on how closely the brain should be simulated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) What is intelligence?
2) What would you say about your intelligence?
3) What can you do to increase your intelligence?
4) Why are some people more intelligent than others?
5) Does intelligence run in the family?
6) Does school make a person more intelligent?
7) Do you think scientists will create Artificial Intelligence that is greater than our intelligence?
8) Is there a link between intelligence, creativeness and humor?
9) Does intelligence make people more attractive?
10) Does speaking English well make you more intelligent than a friend who cannot speak English at all?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘insect’?   2 comments

European Wasp on a white background. Specimen ...

European Wasp on a white background. Specimen is about 12mm. Taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘insect’?
2) Do you like insects?
3) What insects are the most interesting?
4) What insects are there in your country?
5) What insect would you most like to be and why?
6) What’s your scariest insect moment?
7) How often do you kill insects or use insect spray?
8) What do you think of people who collect insects or have them as pets?
9) How would the world change if all insects suddenly became 100 times bigger?
10) Have your feelings towards insects changed since you were a child?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you know a lot about insects?
2) Why are so many people afraid of insects?
3) What insects do you get in your house?
4) What do you do if you get an insect bite?
5) Would you be able to sleep if there were insects in your bedroom?
6) Is it wrong to kill insects?
7) Are there any insects you would not like to touch or pick up?
8) What do you think insects think about?
9) What can we learn from insects?
10) Have you ever seen a scary movie about insects?

 

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘information’?   Leave a comment

Spending on information and communications tec...

Spending on information and communications technology in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘information’?
2) Are you happy with the amount of information in your head?
3) How much useless information do you think you’ve learned?
4) Do you have more information than your grandparents?
5) Is it important to know a lot of information in today’s world?
6) What do you think ‘information economics’ is?
7) What topics would you like to know more information about?
8) What is the information superhighway and why is it important?
9) Are you happy to be living in the ‘Information Age’?
10) How do you gather information?

 

 

1) What’s the difference between information and knowledge?
2) What information technology do you think is most important?
3) What kind of information is dangerous in the wrong hands?
4) Is there freedom of information in your country?
5) Do you often go to tourist information offices?
6) What important information are you carrying on you now?
7) What has the Internet done for information?
8) What is information overload?
9) What personal information about you should be confidential information?
10) What’s the latest information?

 

What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘inflation’?   2 comments

World map showing inflation, updated for 2009....

World map showing inflation, updated for 2009. Grey means no data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘inflation’?
2) What is inflation and what causes it?
3) What is the rate of inflation in your country?
4) Has your country ever experiences high, hyper or spiraling inflation?
5) Why is inflation important to economists?
6) What does inflation mean to you on a daily basis?
7) What do governments do to control or curb inflation?
8) What creates runaway inflation like that in Zimbabwe?
9) How does high inflation affect the economy and the people in it?
10) What can you do to protect yourself against inflation?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you follow the news on different rates of inflation around the world?
2) How do economies survive even with rates of inflation in the thousands of percent?
3) Who does inflation hit the hardest?
4) What is deflation and does this harm the economy?
5) Does inflation in other countries affect your country’s economy?
6) Is there an important link between inflation and unemployment?
7) What is the difference between inflation and real inflation?
8) What are inflationary pressures?
9) What are the differences between wage and cost inflation?
10) What is the “market basket” used in calculating the CPI (Consumer Price Index) to get the figure for inflation?