Monday, 29 February 2016

March 2, 2016 Blog Discussion!

Today it'll just be questions for us to talk about in class. Please look up the unknown words in your dictionary before class and make sure you understand all of the questions. Let's have a good discussion!

There are many signs up in the subway cars that say people in apartments are not recycling. I have a few questions about this.

1) Does it seem easy to recycle here in Toronto?
2) Should we blame the people who live in apartments, or the landlords for not making it easier to recycle?
3) Should there be a fine if people are caught throwing recycling in the garbage?
4) Is there a recycling program in your home city?
5) Can anything be recycled in your home city?
6) Do you recycle here? Do you recycle in your home city?
7) Do you think that recycling really helps the environment?

See you in class.


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Feb 24, 2016 Discussion

Hello Speaking Class! I hope the weekend was pleasant. Below is the link to the video for Wednesday and below that are the questions. Try to think of how beauty and health are related in your home culture or city.

This YouTube video is pretty long. You only need to watch about the first five minutes to get the main idea. Watch more of it for more practice if you have the time.

1) Which do you think is more important, health, or appearance?

2) Would you take medicine to cure an appearance problem (for example, acne or serious pimples) even though it might negatively affect your health?

3) Do you think our culture is too worried about appearance?

4) If someone dies because they were taking a prescribed drug, whose fault is it? The company that makes the drug, the government for allowing the drug to me prescribed, the doctor for prescribing the drug, or the patient for choosing to take the drug?

5) Who puts more pressure on girls to be beautiful? Men or Women?

Monday, 15 February 2016

Wed, Feb 17 2016 Discussion Topic

Please watch this video about student tracking in middle schools (junior high). Please watch the news clip more than one time in order to understand it as best as you can.

The questions below will be discussed in class.

See you in class!


1)   If you were a parent, would you want the school to be able to track (follow using a computer) your child?

2)   If you were a student, would you want your school to be able to track you?
a.     Would you change or tamper with the tracking device in your student ID?

3)   Do students need a student ID in your home country?

4)   What kind of students do you think this tracking system would benefit (be good for)?

5)   The schools would be spending a lot of money on these new tracking systems? Do you think this is a smart way to spend money? Will it make the kids safer?

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Feb 10, 2016 discussion questions

Howdy everyone,

The following questions will be discussed in class, and as a class.

1) Do you think talent or hard-work are more important?

2) Should schools offer cash bonuses for good grades?

Please use a dictionary to look any words you don't know before class.

See you soon!