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

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘sex’?
2) Do people in your country find it easy or difficult to talk about sex in your country?
3) How do you think schools should teach sex education?
4) Is sex before marriage good or bad?
5) Does your government provide enough information about safe sex?
6) Why do so many politicians end up in sex scandals?
7) Why do men seem to want to have sex more than women?
8) What do you think should be the legal age of consent (when people can legally start having sex)?
9) Bertrand Russell said: “Civilized people cannot fully satisfy their sexual instinct without love.” What do you think of this?
10) John Updike said: “Sex is like money; only too much is enough.” What do you think about this quote?
1) Do people talk about sex too much?
2) Who told you about the birds and the bees?
3) Who’s the greatest sex symbol that ever lived?
4) How bad is extramarital sex?
5) Do you think sex scenes in movies should be banned on TV?
6) How wrong is it to pay for sex?
7) If sex was a color, what would it be?
8) What do you think of the attitude towards sex in different countries?
9) Andy Warhol said: “Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets.” What do you think about this quote?
10) Marshall Brain said: “The purpose of sex is to create a baby.” What do you think?

Posted October 20, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘pride’?   3 comments

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘pride’?
2) Are you a proud person?
3) What achievement are you most proud of?
4) Who are you most proud of?
5) What do you take great pride in doing?
6) When was the last time you were very proud of yourself?
7) Do you think you were always a source of great pride for your parents?
8) Do you think carefully about your actions to maintain your family pride?
9) What do you do to restore your pride after it has been wounded?
10) Fulton Sheen said: “Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.” Do you agree?
1) What is pride?
2) Are you proud of your country?
3) Do you feel more pride in yourself or in others?
4) Are you proud of your heritage?
5) When can pride be dangerous?
6) Is pride in yourself a sin?
7) Which of your characteristics are you most proud of?
8) Does your pride ever stop you from asking others for help?
9) Have you ever had to swallow your pride?
10) John Ruskin said: “Pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.” Do you agree with him?

Do you think the French really invented the French Kiss?   Leave a comment

The Danish flag at the medal ceremony for the ...

The Danish flag at the medal ceremony for the men’s team pursuit at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Olympics’?
2) Are you a big fan of the Olympics?
3) Which Olympics can you remember well?
4) Would your town be good at hosting the Olympics?
5) What does hosting the Olympics do for a country?
6) Do your country’s athletes do well in the Olympics?
7) What is your favorite event at the Olympics and why?
8) What do you know about the Olympics rings and flag?
9) What do you think it’s like to win Olympic gold and stand on the podium with your national anthem playing?
10) How do officials keep drugs out of the Olympics?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Do you think the French really invented the French Kiss?
2) Would you like to carry the Olympics torch?
3) Do you think the Olympics should only be for amateur athletes, like it used to be?
4) Do you think sports like baseball and tennis belong in the Olympics?
5) Which is better, the winter or summer Olympics?
6) Who do you think is the greatest ever Olympian?
7) Do you think the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be super successful?
8) Which Olympic medal would you like to break?
9) Why are the Olympics always held in rich cities? Should they be held in a poor country for once?
10) Why is synchronized swimming an Olympic sport?

 

Posted October 13, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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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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