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

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English: White tiger (Panthera tigris) at the ...
English: White tiger (Panthera tigris) at the Touroparc zoological garden in Romanèche-Thorins (France). Français : Tigre blanc royal (Panthera tigris) au parc zoologique Touroparc de Romanèche-Thorins (France). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘tiger’?
2) What do you think of tigers?
3) Can you be a tiger?
4) What three adjectives would you use to describe tigers?
5) Do you think tiger products have all the medicinal properties Chinese medicine says they have?
6) What does a tiger do all day?
7) What is a paper tiger?
8) Do you think tigers make good pets?
9) How does a tiger compare with a lion?
10) Madonna said: “Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.” Do you agree?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you like tigers?
2) What do you know about tigers?
3) What would the world be like without tigers?
4) What do you think of tiger hunters and those who trade in tiger skins?
5) What do you think tigers think of humans?
6) Which is more beautiful – the striped tiger of the white tiger?
7) How are tigers different from the other big cats?
8) What kind of people are those born in the year of the tiger?
9) If ten tigers escaped from your local zoo, would you leave the house?
10) A doctor said: “You handle depression in much the same way you handle a tiger.” Do you agree?

 

The rare Siberian tiger gets its name from its cold homeland, which is covered in snow for much of the year. Its range is larger than that of any other subspecies, and it frequently embarks on long journeys in search of food.
HABITS

The Siberian tiger occupies a very large territory. Ranges of more than 4,000 square miles have been recorded. The tiger may occupy the same territory for many years if food sources are stable within the area. If prey is scarce, it often migrates hundred of miles.

Both males and females mark the boundaries of their ranges with urine and by scratching trees. But only the male defends his territory against other males, concentrating on the most important parts, such as a boundary close to a female’s territory or an area rich in food.

The male tiger is solitary, shunning other males. He allows tigers of either sex to pass through his range but is more tolerant of females. The female is sometimes accompanied by her young.


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Tigers mate at any time during the year. A female shows that she is ready to mate by leaving urine deposits and scratch marks on trees. In Siberia, where a tiger’s range is vast, she may go in search of a male.

The female is receptive for only three to seven days. during this time a pair will mate many times, after which the male leaves to mate with another female.

 

After a gestation period of three to three and a half months, three or four blind cubs are vorn is a sheltered den. they are nursed by their mother, who rarely leaves them. At about two weeks old their eyes open and their first teeth begin to grow

At three months the cubs start to leave the den, and the mother brings them meat to eat. They continue to take her milk until they are five or six months old. At this stage they may begin to accompany her on hunting trips.

 

The cubs are less than a year old when they start to hunt for themselves. At two years old they can kill large prey, but they will not leave their mother until they are three to five years old. They then start to look for their own territories and mates.
The Siberian tiger spends a lot of time hunting because only about one in ten of its hunting trips is successful. It preys mainly on deer and wild pig, but it also eats fish.

Creeping to within 30 to 80 feet of its victim, the tiger pounces and grabs the prey by the nape of the neck with its back feet still planted firmly on the ground.

This name bite kills small prey, but larger prey is brought to the ground before being killed by a suffocating bite to the throat. If the tiger misses its prey on the pounce, it may chase if for up to 650 feet but rarely catches it.

When it does kill its prey, the tiger drags it to cover, usually near water. It then eats its fill, covers up the remains, and goes to sleep. Later it eats the rest of the carcass.

The Siberian tiger’s winter coat lacks the red stripes of tigers from warmer climates, but its white coat helps camouflage it in its snowy habitat.

Because it has to withstand temperatures as low as 50** F, the Siberian tiger grows a longer and thicker coat than other tigers. It also develops a layer of fat on its flanks and belly that helps to insulate it.

 

 

             Length: Male, 9-12 feet head to tip of tail. Female smaller.

 

             Height: About 3 1/2 feet at shoulder.

 

             Weight: 400-650 lb.

 

Posted November 6, 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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Do you like snakes?   Leave a comment

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English: Most common symptoms of any kind of snake bite poisoning (See also Wikipedia:Snake#Snake_bite). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) Do you like snakes?
2) How important are snakes in nature?
3) What do you know about the different kinds of snakes?
4) Do you think snakes make good pets?
5) Why are so many people afraid of snakes?
6) Would you like to eat snake?
7) What do you know about deadly, venomous snakes?
8) What would you do if a snake bit you?
9) What do you think of snake-skin products?
10) What do you think a snake does all day?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘snake’?
2) What kinds of snakes are there in your country?
3) What’s creepier, a snake or a hairy spider?
4) Could you touch, hold or put a snake around your neck?
5) What’s the best snake movie?
6) What would you do if you found a snake in your living room?
7) What abilities of a snake would you like to have?
8) What does it mean if there is a snake in your dream?
9) Do you have any personal snake stories?
10) Do you think it would be interesting to study and work with snakes?

 

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

 

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English: Illustration showing the anatomy of a mosquito (Culex pipiens). Français : Diagramme montrant l’anatomie d’un moustique (Culex pipiens). Bahasa Indonesia: Ilustrasi yang menunjukkan (anatomi) nyamuk (Culex pipiens). Basa Sunda: Gambar nu némbongkeun bagbagan awak (anatomi) reungit (Culex pipiens). Українська: Будова тіла комара звичайного (Culex pipiens). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘mosquito’?
2) What do you think of mosquitoes?
3) A brown bat eats 1200 mosquitoes an hour. Do you think having a brown bat as a pet would be a good idea?
4) Why are mosquitoes dangerous?
5) What purpose do mosquitoes serve?
6) Where do mosquitoes go during the day and what do they do?
7) What are more annoying, mosquitoes or flies?
8) What do you do when a mosquito buzzes around you in bed?
9) What adjectives would you use to describe mosquitoes?
10) Can you stop yourself from scratching a mosquito bite?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What do you think of mosquitoes?
2) How would the world be different without mosquitoes?
3) Is there anything useful about mosquitoes?
4) What’s the best way of killing mosquitoes?
5) What do you do when you get a mosquito bite?
6) Do you ever look at a mosquito sucking your blood or do you swipe it instantly?
7) Do you think mosquitoes prefer men or women?
8) How can you protect yourself against mosquitoes?
9) What would life be like if mosquitoes were as big as birds?
10) What do you think of people who study mosquitoes for a living?

 

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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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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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?

 

A cup of Turkish coffee served on a terrace in...

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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