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What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘search engine’?   Leave a comment

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘search engine’?
2) What’s your favorite search engine?
3) What would life be like without search engines?
4) How do search engines work?
5) Why do you use your favorite search engine but not others?
6) How useful is a search engine to you?
7) How can you use the search engine as a learning tool to improve vocabulary?
8) What suggestion would you give to a search engine boss to improve the search engine?
9) If life had a search engine, what key word/s should we type in to find the most information about you?
10) How do you think search engines will be different in the future?

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) What is a search engine?
2) Do you think ‘search engine’ is a good name?
3) When was the last time you used a search engine?
4) Why do you think Google’s search engine is so popular?
5) How would a search engine that recognizes speech be useful?
6) Are there things you don’t like about search engines?
7) How often do you find exactly what you’re looking for on a search engine?
8) Do you think search engines can find the answer to any question?
9) Have you ever got angry using a search engine?
10) If you started your own search engine, what would you call it?

 

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English: a chart to describe the search engine market (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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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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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 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 springs to mind when you hear the word ‘evolution’?   2 comments

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English: Caricature of Charles Darwins theory of evolution. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘evolution’?
2) Do you believe the story of evolution as told in religious books?
3) How do you think the world got here?
4) How do you think we got here?
5) What do you think we will look like millions of years from now?
6) Why have we evolved into different looks and colors?
7) How was the very first life form created and what did it do/look like?
8) Why is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution discarded by so many religions?
9) Many schools in the USA teach creationism – the idea that God put humans on Earth as we are today. What do you think of this?
10) Do you think God created everything as it is outlined in the book of Genesis?
1) What do you understand by the term ‘natural selection’?
2) Do you think Darwin’s theory of evolution is the best?
3) Do you think we descended from the apes?
4) Do you think humans are set apart from the animal kingdom?
5) Many followers of the ‘Intelligent Design’ theory say we were created by an intelligent designer. What do you think?
6) What do you think of the ‘survival of the fittest’ theory?
7) Do you think evolution is a random process?
8) How long ago did human become human and what made us human?
9) Can you watch evolution happening?
10) How can we know what happened millions of years ago?

Posted September 28, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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