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English Conversation – Time

Sunday, November 4, 2012 @ 06:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Time.  Time allows us to order events from the past through to the present and into the future. It also helps us measure the duration of events and to make schedules. Nowadays, many people feel that they do not have enough time. Sometimes it is difficult to balance all the different things we need to do in a day, like work, family responsibilities , exercise and social activities. Keeping a diary or writing a schedule helps to manage time but it can still be a challenge to fit everything in. It would be nice to have more free time. read more

ESL Debate – Genetically Modified Food

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 06:07 AM
posted by Jo

Are there environmental, moral, or health issues associated with genetically modified food? 

CONTEXT

For the last year genetically modified (GM) food has been in the news almost every day! There are an enormous number of changes that can be made to organisms with genetic modification. These range from the introduction of fish genes into plants to lead to better frost resistance to modifications leading to rice plants producing more vitamin A. One of the most controversial additions is the ‘terminator’ gene, a stretch of DNA that renders the seeds produced by the plant infertile; this makes the plant unable to reproduce (and is used by seed companies to force farmers to buy new supplies of the seed each year). In the past varieties of crops and their seeds have not been owned by anyone. There is an increasing trend for biotechnology companies to patent GM crop varieties and thus own the exclusive right to produce and sell their seeds. This means that farmers in developing (and developed) countries will become dependent on these multinational seed-producing firms who will be able to charge high prices for patented varieties. read more

English Conversation – Supermarkets

Saturday, May 26, 2012 @ 12:05 PM
posted by Jo

Supermarket / Grocery Shopping

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about supermarkets and grocery shopping. You can watch a video showing a man talking about shopping at supermarkets and what shoppers can do to save money. Discover some typical supermarket-related vocabulary and learn how to answer conversation questions about this useful subject.

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English Conversation – Buildings & Architecture

Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:04 PM
posted by Jo

Buildings and Architecture

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about buildings and architecture. In this topic we examine the way buildings have changed over time and how modern buildings compare to traditional ones. There is an audio discussion to listen to about the buildings in Prague, some useful vocabulary and a list of common conversation questions relating to this topic.

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English Conversation – Success & Failure

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 10:10 AM
posted by Jo

Success & Failure

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about success and failure. There is an inspiring video to watch about success, some common collocations and phrasal verbs that we use when talking about success and failure and finally, a list of conversation questions that people ask each other about this subject.

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English Conversation – Change

Friday, October 7, 2011 @ 01:10 PM
posted by Jo

Change

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about change.  You can listen to an audio discussion about a big change in someone’s life, learn some common idioms, expressions and collocations about change and discover how to answer the most common questions about the subject of change.

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English Conversation – Festivals & Celebrations

Monday, May 9, 2011 @ 07:05 PM
posted by Jo

This is an English conversation lesson about festivals, carnivals, weddings and other celebrations. You can learn vocabulary and expressions associated with festivals and other celebrations as well as discover the most common questions people may ask you about this subject.

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English Conversation – Crime

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 08:05 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about crime. Learn useful vocabulary and expressions about crime, as well as common questions you might be asked when discussing this subject.

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