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English Conversation – Toys and Games

Sunday, August 14, 2016 @ 03:08 PM
posted by Jo

gamesA game is structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.  Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. A toy is an object that can be used for play. Unlike games, there are no rules involved in playing with a toy. read more

English Conversation – Homes

Monday, August 8, 2016 @ 02:08 PM
posted by Jo

homeA home is a dwelling place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families together. It is usually a house or apartment, but some people live in other types of homes, like a caravan, houseboat, cabin, or yurt. Homes typically provide areas and facilities for sleeping, preparing food, eating and hygiene.

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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 – Parenting

Monday, July 4, 2016 @ 03:07 PM
posted by Jo

ParentingParenting is the process of supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. There are many different parenting styles from permissive to authoritarian. Social class, culture, and nationality can play a big role in determining what methods of child rearing are used by the parents.

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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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English Conversation – Household Chores

Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 05:01 PM
posted by Jo

ChoresA chore is a routine task or job that is often done around the home. Many people find chores unpleasant or boring and are reluctant to do them. However, when chores are divided between many people they can be accomplished much faster. Parents often assign chores to their children so that they can learn new skills and become more independent.  Sometimes, children are given an allowance or ‘pocket money’ if they complete all their household chores.

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English Conversation – Conspiracy Theories

Friday, January 8, 2016 @ 05:01 PM
posted by Jo

conspiracyA conspiracy is a secret agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal or harmful act. There are many unproven conspiracy theories of varying degrees of popularity, frequently related to government plans, murder plots, suppression of secret technology and knowledge, and other supposed schemes behind certain political, cultural, and historical events.

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English Conversation – Natural Wonders of the World

Monday, January 4, 2016 @ 04:01 PM
posted by Jo

naturalwondersVarious lists of “Wonders of the World” have been compiled, which include sites from the past to the present day. They catalogue the world’s most spectacular man-made and natural wonders. In this topic, we are looking at 7 Natural Wonders of the World, a set of spectacular sites in nature across the globe.

 

 

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