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

English: A black & white illustration of a Per...

English: A black & white illustration of a Persian slave in the Khanate of Kiva in the 19th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘slavery’?
2) What forms of slavery do you know of?
3) Is there slavery today in your country?
4) Have you ever complained that your job is like slave labor?
5) Do you think countries built on slavery should pay compensation to the descendants of the slaves?
6) Did you ever think school was like slavery?
7) Do you think families that are rich now because their ancestors had slaves owe something to the descendants of the slaves?
8) How can the world allow slavery to continue today?
9) Is the trade in slaves to America the biggest crime against humanity in human history?
10) Have lessons been learned from slavery?
1) What do you think of people involved in the slave trade?
2) Do you think slavery will ever disappear?
3) If people earn less than the minimum wage, are they like slaves?
4) Are child workers the same as slaves?
5) What would you do if you were in a foreign land and discovered the staff in your guest house were slaves?
6) Do you know of any examples of white people being used as slaves?
7) What do you think slave masters thought of their slaves?
8) Many descendants of slaves have the surname of their ancestors’ slave master. Do you think these people should try and find their original names?
9) Are we all slaves to money?
10) How has slavery changed the world?
The Middle Passage is the term we use to describe slave trade from Africa to America. Some people also call it the Triangular Trade, because the ships traveled on ways that formed a triangle.
The trip was horrible. Many people died of diseases and were thrown overboard. People were packed like animals and had to watch others die and suffer. They did not know where they were going and many decided to fight or even kill themselves. The ships carried much more people than they were made for. The slaves were given very little food during the trip. But, few days before they reached America, they were given extra food so they would look better and earn more money at the slave auction.

UFOTV: Above Top Secret – UFOs, Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity   Leave a comment

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English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Posted October 7, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are there any health benefits to drinking coffee?   Leave a comment

1) Are you a ‘coffeeholic’?
2) Do you care if you have instant or blend coffee?
3) Do you need coffee to wake you up in the morning?
4) Is coffee bad for you?
5) Does coffee affect your appetite?
6) What do you think of Starbucks?
7) Do you think caffeine is a dangerous drug?
8) What do you think of the new trend of flavored coffee?
9) Do you like the smell of coffee?
10) What would you like to know about coffee?

 

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A cup of Turkish coffee served on a terrace in Istanbul. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) Are there any health benefits to drinking coffee?
2) What do you know about coffee production and who gets the big profits?
3) Would you drink less coffee if you knew it stained your teeth?
4) What is the difference between blend, cappuccino and espresso?
5) Does coffee grown in different parts of the world taste differently?
6) What role does coffee (or tea) play in your life?
7) What’s the difference between Irish coffee and Turkish coffee?
8) Do you know what fair trade coffee is?
9) Do you like coffee sold in cans?
10) What do you think happens when you overdose on coffee?

 

 

 

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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S.A.T. QUESTION #5 CAN YOU???????? ANSWER CORRECTLY?   Leave a comment

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five

Althea Gibson, half-length portrait, holding t...

Althea Gibson, half-length portrait, holding tennis racquet / World Telegram & Sun photo by Fred Palumbo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.

 

 

 

Althea Gibson, the first African American tennis player to be recognized as a world champion, beginning to play amateur tennis in the 1940s.

A.     beginning to play

B.     began playing

C.     and she began playing

D.     she began to play

E.     she had begun playing

Posted September 21, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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