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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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Rod Serling – American Masters – PBS – Documentary “WHOM”?   Leave a comment

 

Known primarily for his role as the host of television’s THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Rod Serling had one of the most exceptional and varied careers in television. As a writer, a producer, and for many years a teacher, Serling challenged the medium of television to reach for loftier artistic goals. The winner of more Emmy Awards for dramatic writing than anyone in history, Serling expressed a deep social conscience in nearly everything he did.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1924, Rod Serling grew up in the small upstate city of Binghamton. The son of a butcher, he joined the army after graduating from high school in 1942. His experiences of the working-class life of New York, and the horrors of World War II enlivened in him a profound concern for a moral society. After returning from the service, Serling enrolled as a physical education student at Antioch College, but before long realized that he was destined for more creative endeavors.

Changing his major to English literature and drama, Serling began to try his hand at writing. As a senior, after marrying his college sweetheart, Carolyn Kramer, he won an award for a television script he had written. Encouraged by the award, Serling started writing for radio and television. Beginning in Cincinnati, he soon found a home for his unique style of realistic psychological dramas at CBS. By the early 1950s he was writing full-time and had moved his family closer to Manhattan.

Serling had his first big break with a television drama for NBC, called PATTERNS. Dealing with the fast-paced lives and ruthless people within the business world, PATTERNS was so popular it became the first television show to ever be broadcast a second time due to popularity. Throughout the 1950s he continued to write probing investigative dramas about serious issues. He was often hounded by the conservative censors for his uncompromising attention to issues such as lynching, union organizing, and racism. Television dramas including REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT and A TOWN HAS TURNED TO DUST, are still considered some of the best writing ever done for television.

Fed up with the difficulties of writing about serious issues on the conservative networks, Serling turned to science fiction and fantasy. Through an ingenious mixture of morality fable and fantasy writing, he was able to circumvent the timidity and conservatism of the television networks and sponsors. Self-producing a series of vignettes that placed average people in extraordinary situations, Serling could investigate the moral and political questions of his time. He found that he could address controversial subjects if they were cloaked in a veil of fantasy, saying “I found that it was all right to have Martians saying things Democrats and Republicans could never say.”

The series was called THE TWILIGHT ZONE and was incredibly popular, winning Serling three Emmy Awards. As the host and narrator of the show, he became a household name and his voice seemed always a creepy reminder of a world beyond our control. The show lasted for five seasons, and during that time Serling wrote more than half of the one hundred and fifty-one episodes. But for Serling, television was an inherently problematic medium—requiring the concessions of commercials and time restrictions.

For much of the 1960s and into the 1970s Serling turned to the big screen, writing films that included a remake of REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT (1962), THE YELLOW CANARY (1963), and ASSAULT ON A QUEEN (1966). His most famous, however, was the classic PLANET OF THE APES (1968), co-written with Michael Wilson. Similar to his early work on THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE PLANET OF THE APES was a moralistic tale of contemporary life told through a science-fiction fantasy in which Apes have taken over the world. Dealing with question of how we act as a society and how we view ourselves as moral beings, PLANET OF THE APES was a culmination of Serling’s career-long interests as a writer.

By the early 1970s, he found a job teaching in Ithaca, New York. Continuing to write for television, he sought to impart a sense of moral responsibility and artistic integrity to the new generation of television writers. In June of 1975, he died of a heart attack. Today, more than twenty-five years after his death, Serling’s legacy continues to grow. His television and cinematic works have reached cult status—enlivening a new interest in one of the great early writers of American television.

Poignant last words, no standards to measure such a gem of a person… Humanity was his business . He did something that had worldly implications… Simple and to the point.

He was a diminutive man with too big of a heart and soul to be so rich and famous. You get the feeling that he would have given it all up to be an anonymous fixer of the world’s problems. His ticker gave out when his time was past. But his TZ episodes are timeless. And somewhere in the place we go when we leave this world, he will live forever.

We only hate the rampant stupidity we see from the US. Not that Canada doesn’t have an proportional amount of dummies up here. Rod Serling saw the same thing which is why he felt compelled to write about it; war, racism, sexism, inequality, injustice etc…. Serling’s understanding of the human condition is what made The Twilight Zone the greatest TV show of all time

Caveat lector: grumpy older guy moment ahead. Want to know what I think is wrong with the youth of today? None of them grew up with The Twilight Zone. They don’t even understand the moral and philosophical depths of the plots. That world is lost to them. It doesn’t mean anything to them. Theirs is a world of violence and gore, whether on film or in their music; not the world of imagination and humanism. I thank the stars above that I grew up when I did. Thanks for posting this! It made my day!

Yes, he just used the premise of an other-worldly “twilight zone” to give himself a venue in which to write about human nature and human conflict–examine it–when network executives wouldn’t accept scripts Serling submitted set in a real-world present-day setting.

I put a collection of some of the best of his original series that I could find on YT and put them on a playlist at my YT site. If you find these interesting, you can order the whole original series from CBC on DVD from their website. They own the right to the “Twilight Zone”.

The Twilight Zone (1959) – Where Is Everybody?
Directed by – Robert Stevens
Written by – Rod Serling
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I’ve uploaded a full version of this Twilight Zone episode. It skips a couple times because I spliced the parts together, so there might be a few milliseconds missing.
This is my first upload so please don’t tube rage at me. Enjoy!
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I’ve spent over five hours trying to improve and correct the CC and it’s still horrible. Sorry.

 

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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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?

 

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

Based on :Image:Peace Sign.svg, drawn with thi...

Based on :Image:Peace Sign.svg, drawn with thicker lines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘peace’?
2) Are you at peace with yourself and the world?
3) Do you love peace and quiet?
4) Do you think there’ll ever be peace in the world?
5) What’s the best way of achieving peace?
6) What do you think of all the world’s peace processes and peace plans?
7) Which area of the world do you hope achieves a lasting, permanent peace?
8) When was the last time you heard of two countries or groups signing a peace deal?
9) Which is more important, freedom or peace?
10) What color is peace?

 

 

 

 

1) What does peace mean to you?
2) How important is peace to you?
3) What is peace of mind and inner peace?
4) Do you think all Nobel Peace prize winners deserved their award?
5) Would you be a good peacemaker? Why do you think this?
6) Would you consider joining a peace movement?
7) Do you think everyone who dies rests in peace?
8) Do you ever have to get the peace pipe out to settle arguments with friends and family?
9) If religions are all about peace, why do they lead to so much conflict?
10) Do you do anything to reach a state of peace, like yoga or meditation?

 

 

UFOTV: Above Top Secret – UFOs, Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity   Leave a comment

English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhor...

English: Mark Twain (penname of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) in the lab of Nikola Tesla, spring of 1894. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

UFOTV: From Legend to Reality - UFOs, ET and Human Origins

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UFOTV: Above Top Secret – UFOs, Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity

EBE Award Winner! Best Historical UFO Documentary – International UFO Congress. This film explores the history of our modern technological age, secret advances in science, the question of UFOs, and how our world governments have controlled the flow of information to the public regarding the truth about UFOs. Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity Technology are also investigated. Includes a fantastic collection of interviews from top scientists and researchers from around the world, stunning computer graphics and incredible photos and video of UFOs in flight.

Prepare to embark on a mind bending journey through the worlds of science, spirituality, ancient alien cultures and the future of our modern technological age. Along this journey you will visit the most dramatic sacred sites, explore the worlds greatest alien mysteries, and see the future of life on Earth.

Now drawing on shocking new discoveries from the world’s greatest scientific minds, The UFOs and Cosmic Dimension Series presents factual proof of UFO and Alien influences today that have shaped history and human evolution for thousands of years. Includes shocking eyewitness accounts, stunning film of UFOs, explosive classified information, incredible statements from major scientists and international experts and is to this day, one of the most complete profiles on UFOs and Exopolitics ever released to the public.

UFOs and Cosmic Dimensions – The Series: NOW on DVD in a New 3-DVD Special Edition – Cat# U427 – Go to http://www.UFOTV.com.

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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 does GM mean?   4 comments

English: Laws regarding GM food. "Banned&...

English: Laws regarding GM food. “Banned” – full ban or for scientific purposes only. Русский: Страны, в которых в той или иной форме разрешено использование ГМ-продуктов. Красным – запрещено любое использование или только научное. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

1) What does GM mean?
2) Do you think GM food is safe to eat?
3) How do you think scientists can be sure about the safety of GM food when they’ve had so few years to test it?
4) Do you think growing GM crops will change the environment?
5) What do you think of GM tomatoes that have an extra tomato taste?
6) Would you be happy buying apples the size of melons?
7) Do you think GM food will solve the world’s food shortages?
8) What do you think of ‘eco-terrorists’ who cut down fields of GM crops?
9) If GM crops are resistant to pests and those pests become extinct, do you think this could seriously harm the food chain?
10) GM crops may mix with natural crops and form hybrid crops, which may affect wildlife. Is this acceptable?

 

 

 

1) GM food has been called ‘Frankenfood’, after Frankenstein’s monster. What do you think of this name?
2) Some say millions of bees in the US are dying because of the small changes GM crops make to nature. What do you think of this?
3) What do you think of GM bananas that contain vaccines against diseases?
4) Do you think countries like Britain are right to ban GM food?
5) If “you are what you eat,” might we change with a GM food diet?
6) Do you think it’s important to label food as containing GM crops?
7) Some GM food has animal genes. What do you think of this?
8) Do you think we’ll be eating 100% GM food one day?
9) What do you think of calorie-free GM junk food?
10) What more would you like to know about GM food?

 

Posted September 29, 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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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 is the digital revolution?   Leave a comment

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1) What is the digital revolution?
2) What is so revolutionary about it?
3) How does the digital revolution compare with the industrial revolution?
4) Are we at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the digital revolution?
5) Has the digital revolution been god or bad for the world?
6) How has the digital revolution changed your life?
7) Are there any aspects of the digital revolution you don’t like?
8) How would you describe the history of the digital revolution?
9) Who are or have been the major players in the digital revolution?
10) What is the most important event so far in the digital revolution?

 

 

1) What digital products do you have?
2) Do you think it is difficult to keep up to date with technology in the digital revolution? How about your parents or grandparents?
3) Has the digital revolution reached all four corners of the Earth?
4) Would you like a job in the digital revolution?
5) What would our life be like without computers and other digital products?
6) What do you think of the word ‘digital’’?
7) Do you think people who work in technology are nerds or geeks?
8) How do you think the digital revolution will change our lives from now?
9) Do you feel like a revolution is happening around you?
10) What revolution will come after the digital revolution?

 

Posted September 26, 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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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘child soldiers’?   Leave a comment

 

 

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘child soldiers’?
2) Where do you think child soldiers fight in the world?
3) What do you think of the people who force children to take up arms and fight?
4) What do you think the children feel about fighting in wars?
5) How do you think a child changes once he or she is given a gun and told to kill people?
6) Do you think the emotional scars child soldiers suffer ever heal?
7) What should the global community do to reduce the number of children fighting in conflicts across the world?
8) Can you imagine fighting in a war at the age of nine or ten?
9) Do you think child soldiers are happy?
10) In what ways do you think child soldiers can be more dangerous than adult soldiers?

 

 

1) What is the youngest at which people can join your country’s army?
2) What do you think the average child soldier does every day?
3) Do you think your country has ever used child soldiers?
4) Do you think it’s OK to give children guns if they were the only and last chance to protect your country?
5) Do you think there are enough global campaigns to highlight the plight of child soldiers?
6) The United Nations says it is ok for fifteen-year-olds to fight. What do you think about this?
7) The UN says using children under 15 is a war crime. Do you agree?
8) Countries still celebrate the bravery of child soldiers during World War II. Do you think it’s OK for them to do this?
9) Do you know about the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers?
10) What is the worst case of the use of child soldiers you know about?

 

What images spring to mind when you hear the country Argentina?   Leave a comment

Map of Argentina with it's terrain levels

Map of Argentina with it’s terrain levels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Argentina?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Argentina?
3) What is Argentina most famous for?
4) What do you know about Argentina’s history?
5) What are the differences between Argentina and your country?
6) What do you think about Argentine people?
7) What has Argentina given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Argentina, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Argentina?
10) Who are the most famous Argentine people you know?

 

 

1) How different is Argentina from other South American countries?
2) What was the last news story you heard about Argentina?
3) What do you think Argentina’s neighbours think of it?
4) What do you think Argentina will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Argentina?
6) What could you do on a holiday in Argentina?
7) What is your idea of a typical Argentine person?
8) What things about Argentina do you think Argentines are proud of?
9) What do you know about Argentine culture?
10) What would you like to ask an Argentine about Argentina?

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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