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I “WALK” “TALL” WITH ” “BRUBAKER TRUMP”   Leave a comment

white long sleevesBRUBAKER WAS A MAN THAT WAS STONG AND SMART, IN THE TRUE MOVIE HE FOUGHT THE POLITICS THAT HAS BEEN THE DOWN FALL OF “AMERICA” I SEE “TRUMP” AS A MAN THAT WILL FIGHT AND WIN AGAINIST  A CORRUPT SYSTEM.  IN THE MOVIE ROBERT REDDFORD PLAYED A NEW WARDEN TO A PRISON.
“WATCH THE MOVIE BELOW AND SEE “TRUMP” BEAT THE CLINTON’S!!!!!

 

 

In 1969 a mysterious man (Robert Redford) arrives at Wakefield State Prison in Arkansas. As an inmate, he immediately witnesses rampant abuse and corruption, including open and endemic sexual assault, torture, worm-ridden diseased food, insurance fraud and a doctor charging inmates for care. Brubaker eventually reveals himself—during a dramatic standoff involving Walter (Morgan Freeman), a deranged prisoner who was being held in solitary confinement—to be the new prison warden, to the amazement of both prisoners and officials alike.

With ideals and vision, he attempts to reform the prison, with an eye towards prisoner rehabilitation and human rights. He recruits several long-time prisoners, including trustees Larry Lee Bullen (David Keith) and Richard “Dickie” Coombes (Yaphet Kotto), to assist him with the reform. Their combined efforts slowly improve the prison conditions, but his stance enrages several corrupt officials on the prison board who have profited from graft for decades.

When Brubaker discovers multiple unmarked graves on prison property, he attempts to unravel the mystery, leading to political scandal. A trustee decides to make a run for it when he realizes that he might be held accountable for killing an inmate. The resulting gunfight, in which Bullen is killed, proves to be the clincher that the prison board needs (acting with the tacit approval of the governor) to fire Brubaker.

A statement before the credits explains that two years after Brubaker was fired, 24 inmates, led by Coombes, sued the prison. The court ruled that the treatment of the prisoners was unconstitutional and the prison system was ultimately reformed. Meanwhile, the governor was not re-elected.

Posted September 1, 2016 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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“WHY” SHOULD I LIKE MEXICAN IN MY COUNTRY WHEN THEY BURN “MY” “FLAG”   Leave a comment

 

Donald Trump’s surprise decision to visit Mexico, the country he wants to seal off from the US with a security wall, has not been warmly received south of the border.

Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, who has previously compared the Republican presidential nominee to Hitler and Mussolini, tried to strike a more emollient tone, tweeting: “I believe in dialogue to promote the interests of Mexico in the world and to protect Mexicans wherever they are.”

Many of his countrymen, especially among the intellectual elite, were rather blunter as they anticipated the arrival of a man who has accused Mexico of “bringing their worst people” to America, including criminals and rapists.

“@realDonaldTrump you are not welcome in Mexico,” tweeted Miguel Barbosa, of the opposition party of the Democratic Revolution. “Get out! You’re coming to get your picture taken with the very people you’ve offended.”

Barbosa also attacked Peña Nieto, saying his invitation to Trump was not worthy of the Mexican government.

The former president Vicente Fox, who has frequently criticised Trump for his conduct towards Mexicans, was equally direct. “There’s no turning back, Trump, your insults to Mexicans, Muslims and others have dropped you into the hole where you find yourself today. Goodbye, Trump!”

He added, Trump should “quit out of dignity for yourself, get back to your ‘business’”.

Mexico’s former first lady Margarita Zavala, herself a potential presidential candidate, was equally frank : “Even though you may have been invited, we want you to know you’re not welcome. We Mexicans have dignity, and we reject your hate speech.”

Enrique Krauze, a historian, called on Trump to show he was sorry for his words and ideas. “Apologise @realDonaldTrump for calling us rapists and killers, guarantee that you won’t build the wall or deport 11 million Mexicans,” he wrote. “Tyrants are to be confronted, not pacified,” Krauze told the Televisa TV network.

Mexicans have already made — and beaten to pulp — piñatas of Trump in response to his constant derogatory comments. They created a video game in which players can throw soccer balls, cactus leaves and tequila bottles at a cartoon image of Trump.

But his rhetoric especially spooks the political and business classes, which have pursued closer ties with the United States over the past 25 years and bet heavily on The North America Free Trade Agreement – an agreement Trump wants to renegotiate or rip up altogether – only to experience a rise in nativism and an anti-Mexican backlash.

Some in Mexico’s working classes, meanwhile, seemed less preoccupied with a Trump visit.

“He’s welcome with open arms,” said Efrain Rodríguez, a hotel employee in the south-eastern city of Villahermosa. “Everyone has their culture, their beliefs. We need to learn more about it.”

Trump is expected to meet Peña Nieto at some point in the middle of the day before travelling to Phoenix, Arizona, to deliver an address on immigration.

Posted August 31, 2016 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER ANGELA “BOOTs”   Leave a comment

 

 

 

On August 14, 1961 my sister was born, and here is what other things that makes the date so special.

Monday 14 August 1961

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It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Tossin’ And Turnin’ by Bobby Lewis. In UK You Don’t Know by Helen Shapiro was in the top 5 hits. Pit and the Pendulum, directed by Roger Corman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961 while The Agony And The Ecstasy by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books

Poke My Birthday on 14.August.1961

On your Way to Your Birthday on 14.August.1961:

You were born on Monday on 14.August.1961 and you think this is your oldest day of your life history but you are sadly wrong. Let’s surprise you:

8.October.1960, Saturday, (Your birthday -310 days):

On 8.October.1960, Saturday, your father has produced the semen that will be half of you soon.

He produced 1000 sperms every second of his life and you will be lucky one out of 500 million sperm he sent on their way in the conceivement. You may find interesting to know that if he had drunk (or not drunk) coffee on this Saturday morning, you might be born completely as someone else (for instance in the opposite sex) as Caffeine changes the speed of male sperms.

23.October.1960, Sunday (Your birthday -295 days):

Today your mother had her last menstrual cycle and started building up the egg, that will be the other half of you.

After today, she will not have this cycle again for a very long time (thanks to you!). She spent Sunday as moody, anxious, short-tempered and you should be glad, you were not around her that day!

7.November.1960, Monday (Your birthday -280 days):

Your mother’s egg is ready to build the other half of you and your father and your mother got together to make you.

But there is still no “you” around so don’t get excited much. It can take several hours for your father’s sperm to reach your mother’s egg and now it is just on its way out.

8.November.1960, Tuesday (Your birthday -279 days):

Out of 500 million sperm on their way to your mother’s egg, the sperm which built you has won the race by coming first and the sperm and the egg is became one to make your very first cell. Do you see how lucky your half (the sperm) be by winning coming up first among 500 million other rivals? Never tell you are not lucky anymore!

We can call Tuesday, 8.November.1960 as your “first day alive” because this is when you are a living entity, an embryo, congratulations! Although you are just a 1 cell creature today your unique DNA is also formed so your future destiny like your sex, height, physical apperance, intelligence, characteristic and vulnability to certain dissesases is already been determined.

22.November.1960, Tuesday (Your birthday -265 days):

If your mother is an intelligent women, she would have suspected that she is pregnant at 22.November.1960, Tuesday. She is not very sure yet but she is suspicious. We hope she was excited and joyed, not worried.

29.November.1960, Tuesday (Your birthday -258 days):

Today your mother is telling your father about her pregrancy and he is celebrating to be a daddy!

Day 29.November.1960, Tuesday is also important in that, your heart has pumped for the first time today. We don’t know if it is a coincedence that your father learned about you in the very day, your heart first pumped!

13.February.1961, Monday (Your birthday -182 days):

Your parents could have lawfully got an abortion until 13.February.1961, Monday so this is also an important day of your life. Today they decided you should live!

We are glad they didn’t otherwise, we’d lose one site visitor in pokemybirthday.com.

14.August.1961, Monday(Your birthday):

You are born to a cruel world. Happy birthday little buddy! We hope you remember to enjoy your life which was a big journey from day minus 310 to today.

Your lucky days are Monday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Tuesday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).

  • You are exactly 55 years 1 week 4 days 8 hours 34 minutes old.
  • You will receive your next birthday gift in 2 days 15 hours 26 minutes later.
  • If your hair were never cut since 14.August.1961, it would be 8.014 m. today.
  • If your nails were never cut since 14.August.1961, they would be 1.989 m. today.
  • An apple tree seeded on 14.August.1961, bore 4,884.011 kg. apple till today.

Its contribution to economy is $19,487.2 and it fed 8,195 people. We hope that in your life you, as a human being, achieved more than that poor apple tree.

Posted August 11, 2016 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Homelessness to Riches?   Leave a comment

 

Homelessness to Riches?

 

 

Homeless in America

class group grown up 2Homelessness can be anyone around the world.  There are over 1.5 million every year just in America
this site will help you understand what homelessness is and how you can help.  This Web Site is not asking for money. but you can help in other ways.
Tom, a local teacher, became homeless for 30 days to raise awareness for the homeless. Here’s what happened when he tried to “Get a Job” with multiple college degrees and a degree from the US Navy.
Ten Things you can do to help Homeless People
#01.   Bring any type of Soap.  (Shampoo, Body Soap, Hand Soap).
#02.   Bring Towels  (All Sizes).
#03.   Bring Paper  ( tissue, Bathroom, Writing Paper, Note Book, Construction Paper).
#04.   Bring Cigerettes Rolling papers.
#05.   Jobs that can been done in your home.
#06.   Be a Sponcer to one person (Help Teach him or her how to make it in this new World).
#07.   Jobs that can help them find there own homes.
#08.   Clothing (ANY) Children to old men and women.
#09.   Bring Fruit Baskets like when Welcome Wagon brought when I was a child.
#10.   Bring Your LOVE not the HATE
 Most of the people that find themselves in a Shelter or the Salvation Army system are the ones that fall through the crack in a system with to many guild lines that is to protect each person.  That is where the problem fall’s short.  Back when I was young the Church is the ones that help all the people in the city and towns.  But today’s world I don’t see the churches doing what was done 40yr ago. we rely on the SSI Food Stamps, and Fed and state help, I do see a lot done for the shelter by church “FOOD” is one of the things they do very well.  And GOD see’s that I am sure.  What this web will do is give you a  insight of what is needed by you I am not asking for money.
I want you to go and see and talk to the homeless!! Don’t be scared!! They are more scared of you, then you of them.
Bring some of the things I listed above and give it out to them, Very easy they will be sitting outside until 4pm 7 days a week.
Ask there names, ask what do you need? very easy to do this.
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Posted June 22, 2016 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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“THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE TO SHOP FOR COFFEE AT THE BEST PRICE EXCEPT AMAZON   Leave a comment

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I get aggravated easily when I go shopping. When the check-out lines are long, parking lots are full and traffic is backed up I usually think to myself whether or not I could have bought the item online. While I shop on a few different websites, I mostly use Amazon.com. Below are a few of the ways I have found to be frugal by using Amazon.com

1. Buy Groceries in Bulk

Amazon.com sells a lot food and household products in bulk sizes that you would see at warehouse stores such as Costco or Sam’s Club. I have purchased items at a large discount compared to buying them individually in a regular store. Examples of groceries that I’ve bough off Amazon at a discount include granola bars, shaving razors and cereal.

2. Price Shop for Big Purchases

When I’m making a big purchase (over $50 or $100) I will make sure to research the item on Amazon. I will look at review scores and comments as well as pricing. You can save a lot of money purchasing items on Amazon because they are able to sell things at a discount due to the volume of orders they have.

3. Free Super Saver Shipping

Look to lump together purchases you are making to reach the $25 threshold to get free super saver shipping. When your order includes eligible items and you go over the $25 baseline, you can get free shipping on your purchase. As long as you don’t need the product in a hurry, you can save a few dollars this way.

4. Amazon Prime

An even better option for saving money on shipping is to have an Amazon Prime membership. There is no $25 threshold to reach for free shipping when you have this membership, it is unlimited two-day shipping and if you do a lot of shopping on Amazon it is helpful to have. Also, (students get Amazon Prime free for a year).

5. Gift and Wish Lists

Instead of buying every thing you want off of Amazon add the items to a gift or wish list. You can set up multiple lists for different types of things you are looking to buy. Lists can also be sent to family and friends for birthdays, holidays, graduations or other celebrations for them to purchase items you want. This is a way to avoid getting the gifts you don’t want and instead receive things you’ve had your eye on for a while.

6. Buy Used

There are resellers on Amazon that sell used items from the same page as the new items. Look for whether or not you can save money on a purchase by buying a used book or movie instead of a brand new one. Be careful though of how much they charge for shipping. Some retailers will low ball their price to look the cheapest but charge the difference in shipping costs.

7. Save Time Shopping Online

A big reason why I like to shop on Amazon is that it saves time. I don’t have to drive to a store, look around for the item, decide whether or not it is priced well, etc. I can go online to Amazon, purchase an item quickly and get it shipped wherever I want it to. This is especially important during the holidays. The two places I hate going to around the holidays are the mall and the post office. They are always more busy then and by doing my shopping online I can buy presents and have them shipped directly to family around the country.

What other ways do you use Amazon.com or other online retailers to save money online?

 

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Posted November 10, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?   Leave a comment

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia.

60KM/H Speed limit sign in Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘speed’?
2) What is the speed limit on the roads in your country?
3) Does speed kill?
4) Are you a speed freak? Do you love going fast?
5) What’s the fastest speed you’ve ever been in a car at?
6) Why do people love speed so much?
7) Are our lives getting faster and faster?
8) What things can you do at lightning speed?
9) Mahatma Gandhi said: “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” Do you agree?
10) Tadao Ando said: “The speed of change makes you wonder what will become of architecture.” What do you think?

 

 

 

1) What do you think of speed?
2) What do you think of people who drive at very high speeds?
3) How important is speed in your life?
4) Do you need high speed Internet?
5) Would you like to travel at the speed of light?
6) Do you ever speed dial on your mobile?
7) Do you worry about speed cameras and speed checks on the roads?
8) Are you a speed reader?
9) Someone once said: “There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.” What does this mean? Do you agree with it?
10) Confucius once said: “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” Do you agree with him?

 

Posted October 22, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Somalia?   1 comment

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Somalia-Mission-Planning (Photo credit: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Somalia?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Somalia?
3) What is Somalia most famous for?
4) What do you know about Somali history?
5) What are the differences between Somalia and your country?
6) What do you think about Somali people?
7) What has Somalia given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Somalia, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Somalia?
10) Who are the most famous Somalis you know?

 

 

 

 

 

1) How different is Somalia from other African countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Somalia?
3) What do you think Somalia’s neighbors think of it?
4) What do you think Somalia will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Somalia?
6) What could you do on a holiday in Somalia?
7) What is your idea of a typical Somali person?
8) What things about Somalia do you think Somalis are proud of?
9) What do you know about Somali culture?
10) What would you like to ask a Somali person about Somalia?

 

Topographic map of Somalia with english labels...

Topographic map of Somalia with english labels. Created with GMT from public domain GLOBE data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted October 21, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you like science?   Leave a comment

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English: Science icon from Nuvola icon theme for KDE 3.x. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘science’?
2) How important is science?
3) Is science always good?
4) Do you always trust science?
5) Were you good at science at school?
6) What science projects or experiments did you like at school?
7) Would you donate your body to science after you die?
8) Why is science becoming less and less popular in schools?
9) Do you like visiting science museums?
10) What kind of people love science?
1) Do you like science?
2) What were your science teachers like?
3) What has science done for humankind?
4) What will science uncover in the next few decades?
5) What questions will science never answer?
6) Do science and religion fit well together?
7) When someone says, “It isn’t exactly rocket science,” what do they mean?
8) What will the next big discovery in science be?
9) Would you want your children to study science, management  or law?
10) The Japanese anime character Ikari Gendo said: “Science is the power of Man.” What does this mean? Do you agree?
Hamamatsu Science Museum, Hamamatsu, Japan

Hamamatsu Science Museum, Hamamatsu, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Posted October 19, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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How different is Saudi Arabia from other Middle Eastern countries?   Leave a comment

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Saudi Arabia?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Saudi Arabia?
3) What is Saudi Arabia most famous for?
4) What do you know about Saudi Arabian history?
5) What images of Saudi Arabia do you have that are beautiful and mysterious?
6) What do you think about Saudi Arabians?
7) What has Saudi Arabia given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Saudi Arabia, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Saudi Arabia?
10) Who are the most famous Saudi Arabian people you know?

 

 

 

 

 

1) How different is Saudi Arabia from other Middle Eastern countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Saudi Arabia?
3) What do you think Saudi Arabia’s neighbors think of it?
4) What do you think Saudi Arabia will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Saudi Arabia?
6) What do you think about Saudi Arabia’s leaders?
7) What is your idea of a typical Saudi Arabian?
8) What things about Saudi Arabia do you think Saudi Arabians are proud of?
9) What do you know about Saudi Arabian politics?
10) What would you like to ask a Saudi Arabian about Saudi Arabia?

Posted October 19, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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When the cat’s away the mice will play. Who is the cat if you are a mouse? What do you do when the cat’s away?   Leave a comment

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1) When the cat’s away the mice will play. Who is the cat if you are a mouse? What do you do when the cat’s away?
2) Do you agree there’s more than one way to skin a cat? When was the last time you found other ways of doing something?
3) Do you ever put the cat among the pigeons and get someone into trouble?
4) Why does it rain cats and dogs in England? What animals rain in your country?
5) Are you a scaredy cat? Do you frighten easily?
6) Have you ever stayed or lived somewhere where there was not enough room to swing a cat?
7) Who did you always fight like cats and dogs with as a child?
8) Do you like copycats? Do you like people copying your fashion?
9) Has the cat ever got your tongue and you were too shy to speak?
10) Have you ever told someone’s secret and let the cat out of the bag?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Has anyone ever played cat and mouse with you and teased you?
2) When you’re exhausted, do you look like something the cat dragged in?
3) If you’ve just won something, do you look like the cat that swallowed the canary?
4) Is it true that curiosity killed the cat? Do you have to know everything?
5) Do you think fat cats should get such high salaries?
6) Does a cat burglar really steal cats?
7) How lively and excited is a cat on a hot tin roof? Is this you sometimes?
8) Is it fair that a cat has nine lives? Would you like that many?
9) Do you ever feel great and think you are the cat’s whiskers?
10) Are there any interesting cat idioms in your language?

 

When was the first time you used the Internet?   Leave a comment

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English: Mobile phone evolution Русский: Эволюция мобильных телефонов (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) When was the first time you used the Internet? How was it?
2) When was the first time you went to the cinema? What did you see?
3) When was the first time you used a mobile phone? Who did you call?
4) When was the first time you thought life was great? What happened?
5) When was the first time you traveled alone? Where did you go?
6) When was the first time you had some real money? How did you feel?
7) When was the first time you thought the world was a dangerous place?
8) When was the first time you smoked / drank?
9) When was the first time you flew? What was it like?
10) When was the first time you bought someone a present?

 

 

 

 

1) When was the first time you fell in love with someone or something?
2) When was the first time you studied English? Did you like it?
3) When was the first time you bought something expensive? Do you still have it?
4) When was the first time you met your best friend? Was it instant friendship?
5) When was the first time you heard your favorite song?
6) When was the first time you earned some money? Was it worth it?
7) When was the first time you decided on your own hairstyle? Did it look fantastic?
8) When was the first time you failed or did poorly in an exam?
9) When was the first time you regretted doing something? Do you still regret it?
10) When was the first time you remember feeling real pain? What happened?

 

What’s your favorite time of the day (and why)?   Leave a comment

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1) What’s your favorite time of the day (and why)?
2) Where’s your favorite place to study (and why)?
3) Who’s your favorite and least favorite actor (and why)?
4) What are your favorite sports (and why)?
5) Where’s your favorite place to go and relax and think about life?
6) What’s your favorite expression in English?
7) What was your favorite TV programme when you were a child?
8) What’s your favorite fast food and fast food restaurant?
9) What’s your favorite ‘English mistake’ story?
10) What are your favorite clothes and clothes stores?

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) What are your favorite pieces of software and computer programmes?
2) Who are your favorite and least favorite teachers (and why)?
3) What were your favorite and least favorite subjects at school?
4) What are your least favorite words (in English and in your own language)?
5) What’s your favorite and least favorite feature (this could be part of your face and body or your personality)?
6) What’s your favorite song (and why)?
7) Who is your favorite and least favorite world leader (and why)?
8) What’s your favorite joke? Tell it to me.
9) What’s your favorite and least favorite time of the year (and why)?
10) Who is your favorite person in the whole wide world?

 

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

A chart of the major "big oil" companies

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

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘life’?   Leave a comment

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Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (video game) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘life’?
2) Do you enjoy life?
3) What life-changing moments have you had in your life?
4) Have you led an easy or difficult life?
5) Do you think there’s life after death?
6) Do you think there’s life on Mars (or on other planets)?
7) Do you ever feel you have wasted your life?
8) Would you like to live your same life all over again?
9) What’s your love life like?
10) Is life more similar to a pizza or a box of chocolates?

 

 

 

 

1) What is the meaning of life?
2) What’s your biggest goal in life?
3) Is life complicated?
4) What word would you use to sum up your life?
5) Do you have a good quality of life?
6) If life came with an instruction manual, what would it say?
7) Who has been your biggest influence in life?
8) What will life be like fifty years from now?
9) What does life taste, smell, feel, look and sound like?
10) If you could live someone else’s life, whose would it be and why?

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Posted October 5, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘kissing’?

2) What do you think about kissing?
3) When and why do you think kissing first started?
4) What do you think an alien visiting our planet would think of people kissing?
5) Do you think every nationality kisses?
6) Is there anything unhealthy about kissing?
7) What instructions would you give to someone who wanted to know how to kiss?
8) If Mommy really kissed Santa Claus, was she cheating?
9) What would you do if you saw your partner kissing someone else?
10) Would you buy a “how to kiss” video?
1) Do you think the French really invented the French Kiss?
2) At what age is it OK for people to start kissing?
3) Can you remember what your first real kiss was like?
4) Do you think kissing on a crowded train is OK?
5) Are you good at kissing?
6) Is it OK for people in their seventies to French kiss in public?
7) Do you think people will always kiss or will we grow out of it?
8) What is the best movie kiss of all time?
9) What’s kissing like with really bad breath?
10) Are there, or should there be, any rules to kissing?

 

Posted October 5, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you know how to be a good listener?   Leave a comment

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1) Do you know how to be a good listener?
2) Do you know how to see in the dark?
3) Do you know how to train for a marathon?
4) Do you know how to use Windows and Apple computers?
5) Do you know how to make people very happy?
6) Do you know how to lose weight fast?
7) Do you know how to get the guy / girl of your dreams?
8) Do you know how to get an upgrade to Business or First Class?
9) Do you know how to get rich quick?
10) Do you know how to use English punctuation correctly?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you know how to take really good photos?
2) Do you know how to make bread?
3) Do you know how to make friends?
4) Do you know how to look your best?
5) Do you know how to handle jealousy?
6) Do you know how to get good grades in your English exams?
7) Do you know how to look after a baby?
8) Do you know how to overcome fear?
9) Do you know how to look ten years younger?
10) Do you know how to lie?

 

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

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A physician visiting the sick in a hospital, German engraving from 1682 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘hospital’?
2) What are your experiences of hospitals?
3) Would you like to work in a hospital?
4) Are the hospitals in your country good?
5) Is the standard of care in your country’s hospitals getting better?
6) Do you like watching TV programmes about hospitals?
7) Is it better to be born in hospital or at home?
8) Why is hospital food so bad?
9) Do you think hospitals are unhealthy places?
10) What do you think of a government that’s lets its hospitals close down?

 

 

 

 

1) Have you ever stayed in hospital?
2) What do you think hospitals of the future will be like?
3) Have you ever been to a hospital in another country?
4) What part of a hospital would you most like a tour of?
5) Do you think hospitals are happy or sad places?
6) How could hospitals be made better places to visit and stay in?
7) What do you think a boutique hospital is?
8) What do people do if they cannot afford to go to hospital?
9) Who are the most important people working in hospitals?
10) What would you do every day if you had to spend six months in hospital?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you think of Hong Kong?   6 comments

 

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A map showing Hong Kong’s location in Asia, in China and on China’s south coast. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you think of Hong Kong?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Hong Kong?
3) What is Hong Kong famous for?
4) What do you know about Hong Kong history?
5) What images of Hong Kong do you have that you really like?
6) What do you think of Hong Kong food?
7) What has Hong Kong given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Hong Kong, or live there?
9) Is Hong Kong an important part of the world?
10) Who are the most famous Hong Kong people you know?

 

 

 

1) How different is Hong Kong from the rest of China?
2) Do you think Hong Kong is one of the world’s top tourist sites?
3) Do you think Hong Kong should be a separate country?
4) What do you know about Hong Kong’s past?
5) Does your country have good relations with Hong Kong?
6) What do you know about Hong Kong politics?
7) What is your idea of a typical Hong Kong person?
8) What things about Hong Kong do you think Hong Kong people are proud of?
9) What do you think Hong Kong will be like fifty years from now?
10) What would you like to ask a Hong Kong person about Hong Kong?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What do you know about the history of Google?   2 comments

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1) What do you know about the history of Google?
2) How often do you use Google?
3) How do you think Google compares with other search engines?
4) Do you have any complaints about Google?
5) What other services do you think Google should provide?
6) What would life be like without Google (or other search engines)?
7) Would you like to work for Google?
8) How did Google come to be one of the biggest companies in the world in such a short space of time?
9) How do you think Google’s owners feel about their success?
10) What does the verb ‘Google’ mean?

 

 

 

 

1) What do you think of the name Google as a company name?
2) What do you know about the different products and services Google has?
3) Are you always happy with the searches you make on Google?
4) What do you use Google (or other search engines) for?
5) What do you think of Google’s mission statement to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”?
6) Have you ever used Google Earth?
7) What do you think of Google’s slogan: “Don’t Be Evil”?
8) Google employees are encouraged to spend 20% of their work time on projects that interest them. Is this a good idea?
9) What do you know about these companies that Google bought – Blogger, YouTube and DoubleClick?
10) Do you use Google Alerts or Google’s Desktop Toolbar?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What does GM mean?   4 comments

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1) What does GM mean?
2) Do you think GM food is safe to eat?
3) How do you think scientists can be sure about the safety of GM food when they’ve had so few years to test it?
4) Do you think growing GM crops will change the environment?
5) What do you think of GM tomatoes that have an extra tomato taste?
6) Would you be happy buying apples the size of melons?
7) Do you think GM food will solve the world’s food shortages?
8) What do you think of ‘eco-terrorists’ who cut down fields of GM crops?
9) If GM crops are resistant to pests and those pests become extinct, do you think this could seriously harm the food chain?
10) GM crops may mix with natural crops and form hybrid crops, which may affect wildlife. Is this acceptable?

 

 

 

1) GM food has been called ‘Frankenfood’, after Frankenstein’s monster. What do you think of this name?
2) Some say millions of bees in the US are dying because of the small changes GM crops make to nature. What do you think of this?
3) What do you think of GM bananas that contain vaccines against diseases?
4) Do you think countries like Britain are right to ban GM food?
5) If “you are what you eat,” might we change with a GM food diet?
6) Do you think it’s important to label food as containing GM crops?
7) Some GM food has animal genes. What do you think of this?
8) Do you think we’ll be eating 100% GM food one day?
9) What do you think of calorie-free GM junk food?
10) What more would you like to know about GM food?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What is your biggest fear for yourself?   4 comments

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Actress demonstrating initial reactions of fear and panic. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What is your biggest fear for yourself?
2) What is your biggest fear for the world?
3) Why do we feel fear?
4) How often do you feel afraid?
5) Why do people have different fears?
6) How do you react to fear?
7) How would you help someone to get over their fear?
8) Have you ever panicked with fear?
9) What happens to you physically and emotionally when fear takes hold of you / overcomes you?
10) How often do you jump or start when something frightens you?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you have any form of phobia or paranoia?
2) What were you afraid of as a child?
3) What things are people commonly afraid of and why?
4) What facial expressions accompany fear?
5) Do you like putting yourself in situations where you can feel fear?
6) Are you ever afraid of other people?
7) Do you think society lives in fear?
8) “The fear of death is to be dreaded more than death itself.” What do you think about this quotation?
9) What do you think having a fear of the 21st century would be like?
10) If you ‘put the fear of God into someone,’ how do you think that person feels?

 

Posted September 28, 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 kind of factories are there in your town?   Leave a comment

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1) What kind of factories are there in your town?
2) What factories were in your town 50 years ago?
3) Do you think factories are the same all over the world?
4) Would you like to work in a factory?
5) Which country do you think has the most efficient factories?
6) Have overseas companies built factories in your country?
7) What do factories need to do to protect the environment?
8) How have mass production techniques in factories changed our lives?
9) How have working conditions in factories changed since the Industrial Revolution?
10) What should be done about multinational companies employing children in sweat shops?

 

 

 

1) Have you ever visited a factory and seen a production line?
2) Should factories be full of workers or robots?
3) Why do you think many countries copy Japanese factories?
4) What do you think factories of the future will look like?
5) What do you think the differences are working in a car factory and silicon chip factory?
6) How did factories change societies?
7) Do you think all factories need organized unions?
8) What is your image of ‘fast food factories’?
9) Do you think there were weapons factories in Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s rule?
10) Would you like to visit Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory?

 

Posted September 28, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you like eating eggs?   Leave a comment

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A dozen boiled eggs with lion marks visible in a saucepan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) Do you like eating eggs?
2) How often do you eat eggs?
3) What’s your favorite way of cooking eggs?
4) Have you ever eaten raw eggs?
5) What’s the difference between white and brown eggs?
6) What kind of meals do you cook with eggs?
7) Do you like to know which poultry farm the eggs you buy come from?
8) Do you think eggs are good value for money?
9) What do you know about the nutritional value of eggs?
10) Are there any interesting customs in your country using eggs?

 

 

 

1) Do you prefer soft or hard boiled eggs?
2) Have you had eggs from birds other than chickens?
3) What does the expression “to have egg on your face” mean? Have you ever had egg on your face?
4) Do you worry about diseases you can get from eggs?
5) Do you prefer the egg white or the yolk?
6) What are you like at breaking eggs when you cook?
7) Do you usually buy free range eggs or those from battery chickens?
8) Have you ever wanted to throw an egg at someone?
9) What have you eaten in the past few days that contained eggs?
10) What would your life be like without eggs?

 

Posted September 27, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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How often do you download files?   Leave a comment

1) How often do you download files?
2) What would you do if you couldn’t download things?
3) Does it ever take you too long to download mail?
4) What do you think of being able to download music?
5) Do you prefer to download music or have the CD?
6) Do you pay to download music or do you download it illegally?
7) Have you ever used the Apple Store, Amazon MP3 or similar download services?
8) Do you think your government needs to crack down on illegal downloading?
9) Do you download video files from sites like YouTube?
10) What other things would you like to be able to download which you can’t at the moment?

 

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1) Do you think illegal downloading is the same as stealing something from a shop?
2) What do you think musicians think about their music being downloaded illegally?
3) How often and what kinds of software do you download?
4) Have you ever had problems downloading something?
5) Do you ever download security patches and upgrades to your OS?
6) What kinds of games do you download?
7) Have you ever downloaded files and then not been able to find them?
8) Do you worry about viruses when you download files?
9) What is the difference between downloading and streaming?
10) What are the advantages and disadvantages of downloading?

 

 

 

 

 

Posted September 26, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What is the digital revolution?   Leave a comment