Monthly Archives: August 2014

Older People are Better Off than the Young

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B2 – Upper intermediate

Each generation has its own unique qualities. Read the article to learn why, in the present time, it seems that the older generation are richer than the younger ones.

Make a list of words and expressions that you would like to discuss.

It’s only fair that older people are better off than the young. They’ve earned it.

Discuss:

1. In your own words, explain what the article is saying about the older generation.
2. Have you thought of retirement?
3. How secure are the older generation in your country when it comes to pension and state benefits?

From Couch Potato To Cabin Fever

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B2 – Upper intermediate

This article talks about the origin and stories behind some common expressions used.

From Couch Potato to Cabin Fever

Discuss:

1. Are you a couch potato?
2. What do you prefer to do in your free time?
3. How do you cope with cabin fever especially in winter?
4. Have you thought of becoming an empty nester when you grow old?