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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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“BAD ENGLISH MISTAKES”   Leave a comment

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Come to the Philippines and Learn English Well E & G International Language Center was founded on June 26, 2006. Its humble beginnings were braved by six teachers and five students. Since then, that number had grown sporadically. E & G is basically an ESL (English as a Secondary Language) school in Davao City. Its students originate mainly from South Korea and Japan. The students are taught the basics and dynamics of the English language. The school provides air-conditioned dormitory rooms, a dining hall which serves three square meals a day, numerous cubicles for both single and group classes, laundry services, room cleaning services, round-the-clock wifi service, competent office staff, a 24-hour CCTV system and security guard service. Despite the proliferation of various language centers around the country, E & G is an excellent choice by many prospective students. They are especially delighted about the breath-taking location of the school besides the sea fronting infamous Samal Island. The school is comfortably located nearby several huge malls and entertainment centers that provides relaxation for the students whenever they want to unwind. The locality is sprinkled with fast food and take-out counters as well as convenient outlets for immediate needs. The future goal of the school is to be able to bring in more students from South Korea and Japan and provide them with updated English teaching programs and bring it to a level of world-class compatibility. To know more you may visit our site at

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Posted August 27, 2013 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Double Negatives   Leave a comment

 

 

 

“YOU” “WANT TO LEARN ENGLISH”?????   Leave a comment

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Learning the basics of the English language

Start learning English with the list of basic English lessons by clicking on this link. The list is for people that have little or no experience of the English language. The list can also be used by those that might want to refresh their knowledge on some of the English basics. The lessons are in no particular order, so pick you can choose which lesson you would like to start learning from the list available after clicking on the link.

Learning English level 1 basicLearning English – basic English lessons learn English on-line

Learning English level 1 has over seventy lessons to choose from. You can start learning this level by clicking on the link above or by clicking on the menu at the top and clicking all lessons. Basic English level one it is for people with little or have no experience of the English language or want to refresh their English. The first lesson is for learning the English alphabet and second one you will learn about numbers. The rest of the basic English level 1 lessons, you will be able to start learning some basic English words, how to greet people, jobs, food computers and much more. If you don’t see a lesson of your choice you can request a lesson by leaving a comment in the contact us in the menu.

Learning English level 2 basic

The next level is learning basic English level 2 which you will find is slightly more difficult than basic English level 1. There are a wide range of topics such as money, greetings, seasons and the months of the year are covered in depth for you to start learning at an Easy Pace Learning. Remember if you find that you are struggling with any lesson or have a question, post a message on the Easy Pace Learning forum, we will always try and help you and answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Learning English level 3 basic

Learning English level 3 is quite a hard level, but if you have completed the English lessons in level 1 and level 2 already, you might not not notice a big difference. Sometimes if you don’t understand something about the English lesson you are currently doing try repeating the lesson again, and if you are still unsure please post a question on the forum and we will help you.

Learning English level 3 learning grammar

This level you will be learning all about English grammar, we recommend that you do each lesson one after another. Whilst you are reading and studying each lesson, try to think about the explanation that is given. Do not worry too much or get obsessed about English grammar as it is only a small part of the English language, above all it is important that you enjoy learning the English language.

English vocabulary exercises

There are currently 3 levels of exercises for you to choose from. We have basic level, level 1 and level 2 exercises. There are many topics that have been covered with each having several exercises for each topic. This part of the website is the latest addition so we are currently adding exercises to the website on a daily basis.

learning basic EnglishWhat if I am struggling learning English?

When trying to learn the English language you will sometimes come into difficulties, please don’t worry as we help you as much as we can. Below is a list of questions you that might help you.

You don’t have the lesson that I want to learn about, what can I do?

Easy Pace Learning try and make as many different lessons to help make learning English as easy as possible for you to learn English, of you don’t see a English lesson we will make one for you (see next Question).

Can I request a lesson?

Yes, if there is a subject or lesson you want to learn and you can’t see the English lesson listed then ether using the contact us form or use the forum to request the lesson of your choice. We promise that we will add the lesson to the list, usually within one week. Remember Easy Pace Learning is a free on-line website built to people learning the English language.

How Easy Pace Learning will always try and help you improve learning English

If you are struggling learning English or have a question or a problem with a lesson, then try posting a question on the Easy Pace Learning forum you will not only be helping yourself, but others as well as others might be having the same problem as you. The can use the forum to ask any questions you may have about any of the lessons, it doesn’t matter if the questions is not related to a lesson as long as it is about learning English, we will answer all post as fast we can.

You can post questions on Facebook

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Sometimes it is easier to post a question on Facebook as we all use it! to post a question on Facebook click on the link Easy Pace Learning Facebook. Then come and say hello and post as many questions as you like, just make sure you like the page as well and tell your friends.

Having fun whilst learning English

Whist you are learning English, it is important that you enjoy learning. A great way to learn English is to listening to music it will help you learn different words and are fun to listen to. Please don’t think that you have to remember all the words that you hear, use music to get used to hearing new words and also learning some.

What is Easy Pace Learning chat and will it help me learning English?

Easy Pace Learning chat feature is like Facebook, but without all the adverts or people asking you to play games. It is also a great way to practice your English that you have learnt. Sign up and get as many friends to join today and practice your English skills.

The E& G Language Center in Davao

Advanced academic concentration through man to man class classified into different parts (4 hours a day)

Specialization of speaking class which improves confidence when talking to English speakers

Forms an atmosphere for the students to concentrate on academics through Spartan management

Philippines’ best natural environment allows people to relax while studying.

E & G Courses

All classes are divided into different
courses according to the students’ length
of study term (8, 12, 16, 24 weeks). Each
course is divided into 5 levels and one can
take 4 hours of man-to-man class and
4 hours of group (1:4) class among these
choices: Survival English, Pronunciation,

Pop, Business English, Vocabulary &Idioms,

Pattern English, CNN, Movie, Essential
Grammar, and Topic discussion. A total of
8 hours is offered as regular study time.

 

 

 

 

Grammar. Just say the word and shivers of aversion travel down the spines of all within hearing distance. Nouns and verbs? Adjectives and adverbs? Is it really necessary to be aware of all these things in order to write a paragraph? Will the reader not be able to work around the tiniest little typo? No. Or, rather, they shouldn’t have to. The reader’s job is to absorb the information: it’s the writer’s job to do the rest of the work.

Why do we bother with grammar? Why not just communicate with words? Because you can’t have one without the other. Letters are put together to make words, words are put together to make sentences, and grammar is the glue that holds it all together. If you don’t use the glue properly – or if you use the wrong glue – all it’ll falls well then a parts. Obviously, grammar is entirely necessary, or else you’d be able to understand the last part of that sentence. While most writers are not likely to write anything as catastrophic as that, it’s clear that attention to grammar isimportant. (It’s okay, though: you don’t have to like the grammar.)

 

 

Double Negatives

Double negatives occur when two forms of negation are present in the same clause. They are acceptable in many standard and non-standard dialects and foreign languages. When this occurs, the second negation intensifies the negativity of the sentence as a whole. In Standard English, however, double negatives in a single clause cancel each other out and transform the meaning into a positive.

Consider the following example,

Double Negative: I don’t want nothing.

Translation: I want something.

The best way to correct a double negative is to replace the second form of negation with the word any. Consider the following:

Double Negative: I can’t get no satisfaction.

Correction: I can’t get any satisfaction.

The best way to avoid the usage of double negatives is to consider the message of the reader is to absorb from the clause.

 

“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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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?

 

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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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What images spring to mind when you hear the phrase “social work’?   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the phrase “social work’?
2) Is social work a key part of your country’s society?
3) Do you do any / Would you like to do any social work?
4) Is social work the responsibility of the government or NGOs (non-government organizations)?
5) What kind of people are social workers?
6) What kinds of jobs can you get with a degree in social work?
7) Why are jobs in the area of social work so poorly paid?
8) Do you think people who get help from social workers are always grateful?
9) Which countries do you think have excellent social work systems?
10) Do you think there’ll always be a need for social work in your country?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What is social work?
2) What areas of social work does your government need to spend more money on?
3) What dangers do you think there are in social work?
4) What skills do you need to be a good social worker?
5) Are social workers respected in your country?
6) Do you think having a qualification in social work means you can work in any country in the world?
7) Would you pay more taxes to help pay for more social workers?
8) How far do social workers help create a safer society?
9) What help from a social worker would you like?
10) What questions would you like to ask a social worker?

 

Posted October 20, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you like science?   Leave a comment

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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?
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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

Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia

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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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Would you rather win a Nobel Prize, an Oscar, an Olympic gold medal or a World Cup winner’s medal?   Leave a comment

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the phrase “Nobel Prize”?
2) What do you think of the Nobel Prize?
3) What do you know about the different Nobel prizes?
4) What do you know about the different Nobel Prize winners?
5) What do you know about the life of Alfred Nobel?
6) Does your country have many Nobel Prize winners?
7) Would you prefer to win a Nobel Prize for peace, literature, medicine, physics or economics?
8) Ghandi never won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Do you think he should have?
9) Do you know any Nobel Prize winners who should not have received the award?
10) What do Nobel Prize winners have in common?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Would you rather win a Nobel Prize, an Oscar, an Olympic gold medal or a World Cup winner’s medal?
2) Men usually win Nobel Prizes. Does this make the Nobel selection committee sexist?
3) If you could make a new Nobel Prize category, what would it be and who would win it?
4) Do you think there should be a Nobel Prize for the environment?
5) Are there any better prizes in the world than the Nobel Peace prize?
6) What do you think you should win a Nobel Prize for?
7) How does winning a Nobel Prize change the winner’s life?
8) Should a Nobel Prize winner try to change the world?
9) Would you rather attend the Oscars or the Nobel Prize ceremony?
10) What would you like to ask a Nobel Prize winner?

 

Posted October 12, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘moon’?
2) What do you know about the Moon?
3) Is the Moon important in your culture?
4) Do you like looking at the Moon?
5) What do you think about when you look at the Moon?
6) Would you like to visit the Moon?
7) Do you think there’ll be cities on the Moon in the future with McDonalds and Starbucks?
8) What would happen to the Earth if the Moon disappeared?
9) What are the different phases of the Moon?
10) What would you do if you spent a day on the Moon?
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Full Moon view from earth In Belgium (Hamois). Français : Pleine Lune vue de la Terre en Belgique à Hamois. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) Is our Moon better than other moons?
2) Do you think countries will fight each other day for territory on the Moon?
3) Why do some cultures say the Moon is made of cheese?
4) Why is it important to study the Moon?
5) Why can you sometimes see the Moon during the day?
6) What do you like doing by moonlight?
7) Why do you think people say the Moon landing didn’t really happen, that it was just a hoax?
8) Someone once said, “Moonlight is sculpture; Sunlight is painting.” What do you think?
9) Do you think you’ll ever go to the Moon?
10) What movies have you seen about the Moon?

 

 

 

 

 

Posted October 11, 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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Posted October 7, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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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

Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys lud...

Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Français : Chiens de prairie à queue noire (Cynomys ludovicianus) se faisant la bise. 日本語: キスしてるオグロプレーリードッグ (Cynomys ludovicianus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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Jungle1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘jungle’?
2) What is the difference between a jungle and a rainforest?
3) What did you image of jungles when you were a child?
4) Would you like to go trekking through a jungle?
5) Do you think living in the jungle would be better than living in a modern city?
6) What dangers are there in the jungle?
7) What should the world do to protect jungle tribes?
8) Are you a person that would stick to the beaten track in the jungle or cut a totally new track for yourself?
9) What is the law of the jungle?
10) What can you do to protect yourself against inflation?

 

 

 

 

1) For how long do you think you could live in the jungle?
2) What would you do every day if you lived in the jungle?
3) What are the most beautiful features of jungles?
4) How many and how much of the world’s jungles will still be there in a hundred years from now?
5) Do you think you could survive in the jungle?
6) Is it easier to survive in the jungle or the concrete jungle?
7) What things would you be afraid of in the jungle?
8) Are jungles healthier, less stressful places to be than cities?
9) If you spent a year in the jungle, who would you like to take with you?
10) What three personal belongings would you need if you were to spend a year in the jungle?

 

 

 

Posted October 2, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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

A physician visiting the sick in a hospital, G...

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...

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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