Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bribing Children to Behave (1)

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B2 – Upper intermediate

When is it bribing and when is it a reward? It’s become a normal practice for most parents to give children something in return for good behaviour.

Read the  article below to know what’s wrong with modern-day parenting.

Bribing Children to Behave

Discuss (from website/article)

1.Is this a problem in your country? If yes, please explain.
2.Do children behave better or worse than 10 years ago? 20 years ago? Why?
3.Will children behave better or worse in 10 years? 20 years? Why?
4.What is the most difficult part about being a parent? Why?

Video: Germans Give Warm Welcome to Migrants

B2 – Upper intermediate

September of 2015, Germans gave a warm welcome to migrants and refugees who reached Munich. They are willing to help them have a decent home and education but the growing number of migrants and refugees is also alarming on their part.

Watch the video and express your thoughts.

Germans give warm welcome to migrants

Discuss:

1. Are there any Syrian refugees in Spain?
2. What is your opinion about the issue as a European?
3. To what extent should people do their social humanitarian responsibility?

Are They Migrants or Refugees?

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B2 – Upper intermediate

By definition, an immigrant is someone from a foreign country who relocates to live in another country. The European migrant crisis is surging and EU is struggling to respond to this. Let’s take a look at the story.

Are They Migrants or Refugees?

Discuss:

1. What are the similarities and differences of migrants and refugees?
2. What’s your take on the migrant crisis?
3. If given the chance, what kind of help would you give?
4. Do you think Syrian refugees will be able to call Europe their new home?

Braille – A Language for Blind People

B2 – Upper intermediate

They say that necessity is the mother of all inventions and man, in general, will always crave for knowledge. It is probably this combination that brought Louis Braille to the development of the Braille System.

Read the article below to find out more about the Braille system.

Braille – A Language for Blind People

Discuss:

1. Does your country have special training facilities for people who are visually impaired?
2. In your country, do people with disabilities have specific benefits?
3. Are you aware of any new technologies that people with disabilities are using to make everyday life easier?

The Age of the Tragic Selfie

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C2 – Proficient

In August 2013, the word “selfie” was officially added to OxfordDictionaries.com. Selfie sticks were then invented and sold with the promise of better selfies. Are selfies something to be worried about?

Read the article below and prepare to express your thoughts.

The age of the tragic selfie

Let’s Discuss!

1. What is the author trying to express in his article?
2. How do you view selfies?
3. In your own words, what do you think this statement means: “…better technology doesn’t necessarily bring greater insight.”? Do you agree with this statement?
4. The article sited a few tragedies from different parts of the world. Are there any tragedies in your country that demand respect?