1. What is the most important part of life in a Spanish society?
2. Do you think that people can still keep their traditions in the modern world? Why or why not?
3. What tips did the elderly Spanish people offer to those wishing to live long lives?
4. Do you agree that elderly people are wiser than younger ones? Why or why not?
5. How old is the oldest person that you have ever met? How would you describe him/her?
6. What is your opinion about the YOLO (You only live once) mentality? What are its advantages and setbacks?
Kids born on the late 1990’s and early 2000’s are born in the digital age. There are some kids aged 2 years old who know how to open a phone and play some apps. Kids learn very fast but are it beneficial for them to start using cell phones at a young age?
Let us read the article below first and answer the following questions.
1. What do you think about the proposal?
2. Why do you think the proposal only targets phones with internet access?
3. What “mental effects” might constant smartphone use have on children?
4. Would you agree that a child’s smartphone usage is a “family matter?” Why? Why not?
5. Do you agree that children under the age of 6 should only watch an hour of videos a day? Why? Why not?
6. Do you think that the children of today will be completely dependent on digital devices by the time they grow up? Why? Why not?
A Silicon Valley start-up Impossible Foods make burgers entirely from plants. The burger is made from all natural ingredient and a special ingredient called heme. Heme makes the meat smell, sizzle, bleed, and taste gloriously meaty.
A butcher, a cardiologist, a vegan and a technology reporter put the burger to a test. Let’s find out what they think of it:
1. How did the people in the video react?
2. What do you think of the Impossible Burger? What makes it special?
3. How much do you like burgers? Would you try this burger?
1. How would you feel about living in a town with no internet service? Why?
2. What do you imagine the residents of Green Bank are like? Why?
3. Do you think it would be difficult for Green Bank residents to stay informed? Why? Why not?
4. How do you think the priorities of people living with and without the internet differ?
5. Are there any populated areas in your country with no internet access?
Long time ago, corsets and silver spoons symbolized high social position. In the modern times, more middle-class people can go on fancy vacations and afford luxury bags too. The challenge for the super rich is to look for ways to set them apart in terms of their elite social status.
Read this article to find out how the elites mark their social position.
1. According to this article, how are the rich establishing their status now?
2. What are your thoughts on conspicuous and inconspicuous consumption?
3. Why do you think the super rich are spending less on material goods and the middle-income groups are going on the opposite direction?
Work-life balance is a global issue now since we are constantly asked by our employers to be always online. The pressure is high and the stakes are high. If we don’t follow them we might lose our jobs but is it worth the stress?
France had declared a new law that allows employees to have the right to disconnect. Some say it is what the every country needs but is it really possible (to be TOTALLY disconnected from work)? Let’s read and start a discussion about the topic.
1. What can cause a lot of stress according to this article?
2. What do you think about this new French law?
3. What are the advantages of this law for the employees? What are the disadvantages of this law for companies?
4. “Stress is the cause of all illness.” Do you agree?
5. Do you think it is possible to avoid stress all the time?