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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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“WHY BUY FROM AMAZON? READ THE BLOG   Leave a comment

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

Somalia-Mission-Planning

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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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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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

Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia

Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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