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English Conversation – The Future

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 @ 11:09 PM
posted by Jo

FutureThe future is what will happen in the time after the present. The future has been a major subject of philosophy, religion, and science for thousands of years. Future studies or ‘futurology’ is the science and practice of discussing the likelihood of future events and trends. Futures studies seeks to understand what is likely to continue and what is likely to change. A key part of this process is understanding the potential future impact of decisions made by individuals, organisations and governments. Leaders use results of such work to assist in decision-making.

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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

English Conversation – Creativity

Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 02:08 AM
posted by Jo

 

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about creativity.  Creativity is about turning new ideas into reality. It involves two steps: thinking of an idea and then creating it.  If you have ideas but don’t create them, you are imaginative but not creative.  There are many different ways people express creativity.  It can be expressed through art, cooking, designing, fashion, architecture, and business ideas and inventions. The world would be a very boring place without creativity. read more

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