Saturday, 28 October 2017

Nov 1 2017 Blog Topic

Winter is coming! It's already November! Oh no;)

Here is the topic for this week. It's about exercise. Exercise is something that is hard to get in the winter and many people feel less motivated. Canada has a problem with too many obese children. What can we do about it?

1) Is it important to students/children to be physically active?

2) Do you think physical education class is more important or equally as important as some other subjects? Which ones? No? Why?

3) Does exercising or just taking a walk help you to study better?

4) How much TV or internet do you watch each day?

5) Which is more important, physical health or high academic achievement (good grades)?

6) How many hours of physical activity each day do students in your country get? Is it enough? How many hours do you think they should get?

7) Do you exercise? Are you more motivated to exercise in the warm or cold weather? Why?

8) Should governments require people to exercise in order to qualify (get) health insurance?

Monday, 23 October 2017

Oct 25, 2017 Blog Topic

Hello everybody!

I have returned from Japan and I'll tell you stories and answer questions when I'm back in class on Tuesday (tomorrow). I hope you've had a good two weeks!

This weeks topic is a light (not serious one), but I think you might find this article and video interesting, odd, or maybe super awesome! Please make sure you understand the vocabulary and the main idea of the article.

Article link:

Product link:

1) What was your first reaction to this product?
2) What do you think of the price? (Go to the product link.)
3) Would you use this product? (I'm really curious about Yoko's opinion.)
4) Do you think this product will be popular? Is it better than SNS?
5) What do you think of how the rings look?
6) Giving rings before marriage seems to be more common in Korean and Japanese culture than here. Do you think these will be really popular in Japan and Korea?
7) Do you think these rings could be used for medical purposes?

Friday, 6 October 2017

Wed, Oct 18/17 Blog Topic


Please watch the video below:

Here are the questions for you to consider. Please read them and make sure you can understand the questions:

What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? Would you return it? 

What if it had the owner's identification in it? 

What if the wallet had $5,000 in it? Now, what if you'd just lost your job and you needed it to pay rent and buy food? Now, what if you had a child?

What do you think is the right thing to do? Would you even be tempted to take the wallet?

What do people usually do in your home country when they find something that does not belong to them? How is that different from other countries you have visited? 

Do people in your home country respect others' belongings? 

What kind of social experiment would you like to try? (This video is an example of a social experiment.)

Wed, October 11th/2017 Blog


Hello Everybody!

It is the end of the long weekend. Oh well. Welcome back. It's time to learn some English again. Wheee!

Please click the link below to go to a video. This time, the questions will be provided in the class, so your job is just to watch the video and try to understand it the best you can. Please watch it more than one time.

See you in class.