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English Conversation – Censorship

Thursday, July 28, 2016 @ 02:07 PM
posted by Jo

censorshipCensorship is the suppression of free speech, public communication or other information which may be considered harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined by governments, media outlets, authorities or other groups or institutions.  It occurs in a variety of different media, including speech, books, music, films, and other arts, the press, radio, television, and the Internet.

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English Conversation – Artificial Intelligence

Friday, June 24, 2016 @ 08:06 PM
posted by Jo

AIArtificial intelligence is the intelligence exhibited by robots or computers.  Scientists are busy developing machines that are able to perform tasks normally associated with humans, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages. Many people wonder whether robots will one day have the ability to feel emotions too.

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Interview with All Ears English on The Royal Family

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 03:03 AM
posted by Jo


An Interview with Jo about The Royal Family

Last month, Jo was interviewed by the wonderful Lindsay and Gabby from All Ears English, a great website for advanced English learners where you can download regular podcasts featuring natural conversation and interesting tutorials about how to use 'real' English in everyday life.  In this interview, Jo shares her experience of working for The Royal Family in Britain and, in the process, teaches some interesting idioms and expressions. You can listed in the interview HERE.

English Conversation – Disability

Friday, December 6, 2013 @ 02:12 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about disability. Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.  People who are disabled may experience a problem in body function or structure, difficulty carrying out a task or action, or difficulty with involvement in life situations.

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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. 

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English Conversation – Books & Literature

Sunday, December 1, 2013 @ 11:12 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about books, literature and reading. Literature is the art of written work and means “things made from letters”.  There are two main forms – fiction (text based on imagination) and non-fiction (text based on factual information).  A love of reading can reduce stress, encourage positive thinking and improve your creativity and imagination. Nowadays, going to a library to read or borrow a book has become a rare event because many people prefer to use the internet to find information or they download an ebook instead.

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English Conversation – Drugs and Alcohol

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 12:10 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about drugs and alcohol.  There are many types of drugs, from pharmaceutical drugs that are sold over-the-counter, to soft drugs like marijuana and hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. Some people also believe that alcohol is a type of drug, and of course the most common drug of all is nicotine, which is found in cigarettes.  Many big cities around the world have problems with people taking drugs, which can lead to crime as well as the spread of illness and disease.

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English Conversation – Safety

Monday, September 2, 2013 @ 04:09 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about safety.  Safety is the state of being "safe". It is the condition of being protected against physical, social, financial, political, occupational, psychological, or other types or consequences of failure, damage, error, accidents, or any other event which could harm you. Safety can also be defined as the control of hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk. This can take the form of being protected from the event or from exposure to something that causes harm. It can include protection of people or of possessions.  read more

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