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

A chart of the major "big oil" companies

A chart of the major “big oil” companies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) Why is oil so important?
2) What do you think of oil companies?
3) What will happen when the oil runs out?
4) Do you think taking all of the oil from under the earth and oceans is dangerous?
5) How will oil-producing companies survive financially when their oil has all run out?
6) Are you interested in what happens to oil prices?
7) What do you know about oil crises?
8) Do you think Iraq was really invaded because of oil?
9) What do you know about OPEC?
10) What environmental impact does oil production have?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘oil’?
2) Why do you think oil money isn’t used to reduce poverty?
3) How can oil be owned by a company or country when it’s part of the Earth’s natural resources?
4) Do you think oil companies are ethical?
5) What would you like to change about oil companies?
6) Why aren’t the citizens of oil producing companies very rich?
7) Do you think oil companies do enough to protect the environment, especially after oil spills in the ocean?
8) What is oil used for?
9) Should oil companies all be owned by governments, who would then share oil profits with their citizens?
10) What would the world be like if the world’s oil ran out tomorrow?

 

Posted October 13, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Posted October 2, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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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 springs to mind when you hear the word “famine”?   Leave a comment

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1) What springs to mind when you hear the word “famine”?
2) Why does famine happen?
3) How many famines do you know of?
4) Why is there famine today when the world is so rich?
5) Will people dying in famines be a thing of the past one day?
6) What does your country do to help famine victims?
7) How do you feel when you see images of famine on television?
8) How can we help cut the number of lives lost in a famine?
9) Matthew Henry said: “They that die by famine die by inches.” What does this mean?
10) A Zulu proverb says: “Abundance does not spread; famine does.” Can we reverse this?

 

 

 

1) Would you pay a famine tax to help victims?
2) How do people suffer in a famine?
3) How can we ensure more charity donations actually helps victims?
4) How much of a threat is famine to the world?
5) Do you think famines are increasing or decreasing in number? Why?
6) What can you do more to help famine victims?
7) Why do people only give to famine victims when rock starts arrange aid concerts?
8) “More than fifty percent of the total world population, live in poverty, with hunger as a constant companion and fear of famine a continual menace.” (Norman Borlaug)  Why is this so?
9) Should countries relocate populations to areas where famine is less likely to happen?
10) Does charity begin at home or should we help famine victims more?

 

Posted September 28, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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

English: Caricature of Charles Darwins theory ...

English: Caricature of Charles Darwins theory of evolution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘evolution’?
2) Do you believe the story of evolution as told in religious books?
3) How do you think the world got here?
4) How do you think we got here?
5) What do you think we will look like millions of years from now?
6) Why have we evolved into different looks and colors?
7) How was the very first life form created and what did it do/look like?
8) Why is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution discarded by so many religions?
9) Many schools in the USA teach creationism – the idea that God put humans on Earth as we are today. What do you think of this?
10) Do you think God created everything as it is outlined in the book of Genesis?
1) What do you understand by the term ‘natural selection’?
2) Do you think Darwin’s theory of evolution is the best?
3) Do you think we descended from the apes?
4) Do you think humans are set apart from the animal kingdom?
5) Many followers of the ‘Intelligent Design’ theory say we were created by an intelligent designer. What do you think?
6) What do you think of the ‘survival of the fittest’ theory?
7) Do you think evolution is a random process?
8) How long ago did human become human and what made us human?
9) Can you watch evolution happening?
10) How can we know what happened millions of years ago?

Posted September 28, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘divorce’?   Leave a comment

Hollywood Divorce

Hollywood Divorce (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘divorce’?
2) Do you think that divorce is a sin?
3) Do people get divorced too easily and quickly today?
4) What are the main causes for people getting divorced?
5) Why do you think divorce is higher in some countries than in others?
6) Who should get the children in a divorce?
7) Should people sign a divorce agreement before they gat married – like Hollywood movie stars do?
8) Should couples have to take marriage guidance counseling before they file for divorce?
9) What effect does divorce have on children?
10) Is being divorced a social stigma in your country?

 

 

1) Is divorce a big problem in your country?
2) Would you still be friends with someone after you divorced them (or they divorced you)?
3) Why are divorce rates increasing around the world?
4) Should divorce settlements by fifty-fifty?
5) Why do celebrity marriages end in divorce so quickly?
6) What do you think of quickie divorces?
7) Do you think divorce would be less common if couples lived together before marriage?
8) Does divorce mean part of you is a failure?
9) Would you date someone who had been divorced several times?
10) Do you think being a divorce lawyer would be a good job?

 

Posted September 26, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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How to Practice Speed Reading Techniques   Leave a comment

How to Practice Speed ReadingTechniques

Speed Reading Class

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Everyone can benefit from reading more efficiently, especially with so many information sources to contend with. Whether you need help reading email faster or a report for work, you can practice good speed reading techniques–and learn the techniques to avoid.

Instructions

  1. Practice Speed Reading Techniques
  • 1 Practice focusing on blocks of words at a time rather than the standard one word at a time method. View a sentence as a whole and try and comprehend the meaning of words as a group.
  • 2 Increase the number of words that you read at a time, thinking in terms of reading in blocks. You can read faster by including more words in a block of text. Hold the reading material further away from your eyes.
  • 3 Avoid sub-vocalization habits (pronouncing each word in your head as you read it). Doing so can slow up the reading process. At first, you will probably need to make a conscious effort to not repeat things in your head as you read.
  • 4 Train yourself to scan words without thinking about the pronunciation or meaning. This will help you speed through blocks of text faster.
  • 5 Scan pages quickly for key points, choosing what is important and what is not. Skim over superfluous material. You can choose your own order for reading text as opposed to the way an author has organized it.
  1. Correct Poor Reading Habits
  • 6 Break yourself of the habit of regression (unnecessary re-reading of material). By doing this extra step, you break up the flow and arrangement of text and can diminish your understanding of the material.
  • 7 Use a pointer tool, pencil, or your finger while you read. Follow along with the pointer as you read the sentences to break the habit of regression. Stay controlled and remind yourself not to reread.
  • 8 Increase the gliding speed of the pointer. Start gradually and as you practice speed reading techniques, go faster.
  • 9 Focus your concentration by avoiding internal and external distractions. Create a quiet place to practice speed reading. Noises such as the television can cause you to read more slowly and hinder how you process what you’ve read.

Posted September 11, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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