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

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

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.

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Posted October 7, 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 comes to mind when you hear the word ‘insect’?   2 comments

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European Wasp on a white background. Specimen is about 12mm. Taken in Swifts Creek, Victoria, Australia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘insect’?
2) Do you like insects?
3) What insects are the most interesting?
4) What insects are there in your country?
5) What insect would you most like to be and why?
6) What’s your scariest insect moment?
7) How often do you kill insects or use insect spray?
8) What do you think of people who collect insects or have them as pets?
9) How would the world change if all insects suddenly became 100 times bigger?
10) Have your feelings towards insects changed since you were a child?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you know a lot about insects?
2) Why are so many people afraid of insects?
3) What insects do you get in your house?
4) What do you do if you get an insect bite?
5) Would you be able to sleep if there were insects in your bedroom?
6) Is it wrong to kill insects?
7) Are there any insects you would not like to touch or pick up?
8) What do you think insects think about?
9) What can we learn from insects?
10) Have you ever seen a scary movie about insects?

 

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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Do you like fish?   1 comment

  

cat and fish

cat and fish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  

 

1) Do you like fish?
2) If you were a fish, what kind would you be?
3) How important are fish?
4) What part do fish play in the non-food culture of your country?
5) How important are fish in the food culture of your country?
6) Do you think fish make good pets?
7) What is the grammatical difference between ‘fish’ and ‘fishes’?
8) What do you think a school of fish is? Do you think this is a good term
9) Do you have a favorite fish dish or seafood restaurant?
10) Do you like going to fish markets?

 

 

 

1) Do you prefer to look at or eat fish?
2) What biological features make a fish a fish?
3) Do you have a favorite book or movie about a fish or fish in general?
4) Do you like eating raw fish?
5) Why do you think eating fish is good for you?
6) Have you tried the great British delicacy fish and chips?
7) What do you think fish dream about?
8) Do you think all fish are edible? Would you like to try every species
9) Why are tropical fish so colorful?
10) What questions would you like to ask a fish?

 

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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DER logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘bird’?
2) Are you interested in birds?
3) What’s your favourite bird?
4) Have you ever had a bird as a pet? (Is a bird a good pet?)
5) Has a bird ever pooped on you? (It is a sign of good luck in some countries.)
6) Are there any bird superstitions in your country?
7) What countries have birds as national emblems? Do they reflect that country?
8) Should trade in feathers be banned like trade in fur?
9) Are pigeons useful birds or vermin?
10) What’s the rarest bird you’ve ever seen?

 

Raggiana Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea raggiana

Raggiana Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea raggiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) Has your cat ever brought a dead bird into the house?
2) Has a bird ever crashed into or flown through a window in your home?
3) Have you ever found a bird’s egg in Spring?
4) What is your least favourite bird?
5) What is the most beautiful bird?
6) Are birds really “free” as the expression “as free as a bird” suggests?
7) How many species of birds do you think there are in the world?
8) How many bird species do you think are endangered?
9) What’s the most common bird in your town / country? Do you like it?
10) Why do you think humans are so fascinated by birds?

 

 

 

Posted September 25, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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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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