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English Conversation – Making Decisions

Monday, November 19, 2012 @ 04:11 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about making decisions. A decision is the selection between two or more possible choices.  Decision-making is a very important skill, both in the workplace and in our everyday lives. Some decisions are very easy to make, while others seem almost impossible. Some professional business trainers suggest a very clear process for making decisions. It can be helpful to follow these strategies. However, some people prefer to decide based on what feels right or wrong.  read more

English Conversation – Beliefs & Opinions

Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 10:11 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about beliefs and opinions. Everyone has beliefs and opinions. Some people believe everything they hear while others are sceptical and will not believe anything until they see it with their own eyes.  It is difficult when we have different opinions and beliefs to others. Sometimes this can lead to arguments and debates. It is healthy to share and discuss opinions but problems can develop when people hold onto their beliefs too tightly. This can lead to fights and in some cases even war.   read more

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

English Conversation – Socialising

Thursday, October 4, 2012 @ 07:10 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Socialising.  Socialising is spending leisure time with other people and it enables an individual to learn important skills and habits for participating in his or her own society. There are many different ways to socialise, for example, going to a party, joining a club, playing team sports or doing volunteer work. Some people think that social networking online is a good way to socialise because you can communicate with others from all over the world. However, others believe that social networking causes people to lose the ability to communicate with other people in the ‘real’ situations of everyday life.   read more

English Conversation – Conflict

Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 02:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about conflict.  The word conflict means ‘to come together for a battle’. A conflict is a struggle between people. The struggle may be physical or verbal. Conflicts can either be within one person, or they can involve several people or groups or even whole countries. Conflicts arise because there are needs, values or ideas that are seen to be different and there is difficulty finding a solution to the dispute.  read more

English Conversation – Manners and Etiquette

Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about manners and etiquette.  Etiquette is a code that rules how everyone is expected to behave, according to the social conventions and norms in society. Because they are a product of the society's culture and history, the rules of etiquette are very different from one place and social group to another. Many people believe that manners and etiquette have deteriorated over time and that people are not as polite as they used to be.  read more

English Conversation – Beauty

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Jo

Beauty

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about beauty and physical attractiveness.

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction.  Something is beautiful if it is nice to look at it, hear it, feel it, taste it, smell it or think about it. The characterization of a person as “beautiful” is often based on some combination of inner beauty, which includes psychological factors such as personality, intelligence, politeness, charisma, integrity and elegance, and outer beauty (i.e. physical attractiveness) which includes physical attributes.  Standards of beauty have changed over time, based on changing cultural values. Historically, paintings show a wide range of different standards for beauty. However, humans who are relatively young, with smooth skin, well-proportioned bodies, and regular features, have traditionally been considered the most beautiful throughout history.  read more

English Conversation – Royal Families

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
posted by Jo

Royal Families

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Monarchies and Royal Families.

A monarchy is a kind of government where a monarch, a kind of hereditary ruler is the head of state. Monarchs usually rule until they die or resign (when a monarch resigns it is called abdication). Most monarchies are hereditary, but some are elected. Some common titles for monarchs are King, Queen, Emperor, Empress, Czar, Kaiser, Shah, Emir and Sultan.  One of the most famous Monarchs is Queen Elizabeth II.

 

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