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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 – 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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Business English – Sustainable Business

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 10:01 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for a Business English conversation topic about Sustainable Business.  Sustainable business (or green business) is doing business in a way that has no negative impact on the local or global environment, community or society.  In general, a business is sustainable if it considers sustainability when making business decisions, supplies environmentally friendly products or services and has made a commitment to environmental principles in its business operations.  Nowadays, more and more companies are trying to conduct their business in a sustainable way.  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 – Banking

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 @ 02:09 PM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an english conversation lesson about banks and banking. A bank is a place where money can be saved or loaned out from. Someone's money can be placed in the bank for safe keeping. Or the bank can give out loans to people for an agreement to pay the bank back at a later time, usually with interest. The people who run a bank are called bankers. Banks also can use the money they have from deposits to invest in businesses in order to make more money. Many people are not happy with the banking industry at the moment.  They believe that the banks are greedy and do not care about their customers.   read more

English Conversation – Gender Roles

Sunday, August 19, 2012 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Jo

Gender Roles

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Gender Roles.

Gender is a word commonly used for a person's sex (male or female). When people use the word gender in this way, it is often because sex has many other meanings, making it easy to misunderstand.  But there is a difference between 'sex' and 'gender'.  The word 'sex' describes someone's body. It says whether someone is physically male or female, while the word 'gender' describes someone's personality or character. It says if someone feels or acts more like a female (feminine) or more like a male (masculine).

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English Conversation – Shopping

Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 01:07 PM
posted by Jo

Shopping

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Shopping.

A lot of people enjoy going shopping, especially for clothes or entertainment goods. It is fun to browse around the shops and boutiques in a department store and the most exciting time to shop is when there are sales and discounts. One type of shopping that most people do not like is grocery shopping. It can be a little boring.

 

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English Conversation – Memory

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 02:11 PM
posted by Jo

Memory

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about memory. Watch an incredible video about a man who has a thirty second memory and the impact this has upon his life. Learn key expressions, phrases and idioms about memory and remembering and discover how to answer the most common conversation questions about this fascinating subject.

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