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English Conversation – Knowledge

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 10:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about knowledge.  Knowledge is the understading of a topic or subject. It can be theoretical knowledge, like the knowledge we get from reading a book, or it can be practical knowledge, which we get from doing and practicing things.  Some people think knowledge and wisdom are the same, but others say that a person with knowledge can be without wisdom.  Wisdom is the ability to make correct judgents and decisions. 

Video about Knowledge and Wisdom 

Vocabulary 

Nouns Adjectives Verbs
Wisdom

Knowledge

Insight

Common Sense

Lowdown

Expertise

Philosophy

Wise

Knowledgeable

Smart

Useful

Useless

Close-minded

Open-minded

Know

Learn

Discover

Memorize

Grasp

Fathom

Reason

Seek

 

Idioms and Expressions 

  • Knowledge is power – the more you know, the more you can control
  • Common knowledge – something that is well-known to everyone
  • As far as I know – to the limits of one’s knowledge
  • To know something inside out – to know something very well
  • To know something like the back of your hand – to know something very well
  • Two heads are better than one – the idea that more than one mind working on a problem will solve it faster 

Conversation Questions

  • What’s the best way to increase your knowledge?
  • What is something you would like to have more knowledge about?
  • What is the most useful knowledge to have?
  • Is there any knowledge which is useless?
  • Do you have more knowledge about life than your other family members?
  • What important knowledge do you want to pass on to your children?
  • Do you think people with a lot of knowledge are wise?
  • What’s better to have, great imagination or lots of knowledge?
  • Are people born with a better ability to learn knowledge than others?
  • Have you ever been frustrated because of a lack of knowledge?
  • Do you ever impress people with your knowledge?
  • What’s the difference between knowledge and education?
  • Is knowledge important?
  • What subject are you most knowledgeable about?
  • What subject would you like to be most knowledgeable about?
  • People say knowledge is power – is this true?
  • Is all knowledge useful?
  • Are you good at general knowledge questions?
  • What’s the biggest threat to society, knowledge or ignorance?

 

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