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Wednesday, December 06, 2023 09:30 PM - Extra Class December 6
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Round 1

What do you plan on doing today? Do you like doing chores? Do you feel like you’re doing a great job in life? What’s an activity you’re doing more now than ever before? When’s the last time you spent time doing nothing? What activities do you think future generations will enjoy doing? What is your best friend doing now?

Vocabulary

  • Exertion: The use of physical or mental energy to do something, especially when it is difficult.
  • Effort: An attempt to do something, especially something difficult, often requiring a lot of physical or mental energy.
  • Application: The act of putting something on a surface or bringing something into contact with a surface. In a more general sense, it refers to the use of something for a particular purpose.

 

Round 2

How many people do you work with? How many times have you found a bug in your house? How many times have you been in an airport? How many times have you been to the beach? How many glasses of water do you drink daily? How many people helped raise you? How many times this week has it rained in your country? 

Vocabulary

 

  • Role: A part or character played by an actor or actress in a film, play, or television production.
  • Pebbly: Covered with pebbles.
  • Nurture: The process of caring for and encouraging the growth or development of someone or something.

Round 3

Do you usually prepare your own lunch? Did school prepare you well for life? What’s the best way to prepare for a job interview? What’s the best dish a friend has prepared for you? How would you prepare for an earthquake? What’s the best way to prepare potatoes? When is a time you felt unprepared?

Vocabulary

 

  • Arrange: To put things in a neat, attractive, or required order. 
  • Assemble: To fit together the separate component parts of (a machine or other object). It can also mean to gather together in one place for a common purpose .
  • Ready: Prepared for immediate action or use. It can also mean willing or eager to do something .

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Monday, December 25, 2023 05:00 PM - Week 52 - Meeting 1
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Christmas, No session


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Tuesday, December 26, 2023 07:30 AM - Week 52 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

What has been the best moment of your life? Where is somewhere you’ve never been, but you’d like to go? Have you ever been to Italy? Have you ever been stung by a bee? Have you ever been tricked by someone? Have you ever been injured?

 

Vocabulary

  • Exist: To have actual being; be real; to be present in a particular place or situation.
  • Occur: To happen; to take place; to come to mind.
  • Happened: To take place; to occur; to come to pass

 

Round 2

What is the most beautiful stone? What is your birthstone? Have you ever skipped stones across a body of water? Would you rather see huge stones on a mountain or go to a beach full of little stones? Have you ever kept a stone from a place you’ve visited?

Vocabulary

  • Mineral: A naturally occurring, inorganic solid that has a crystalline structure and a well-defined chemical composition.
  • Matter: Anything that has mass and takes up space. It can exist in three states: solid, liquid, or gas.
  • Rock: An aggregate of one or more minerals, or a body of undifferentiated mineral matter. 

 

Round 3

Have you ever slammed on the brakes while driving? If you could only replace brakes or tires on your car, which would you choose? When was the last time you had to ‘pump the brakes’ (stop what you're doing)? Would you rather drive down a long, open road or a winding road where you’d have to brake a lot?

Vocabulary

 

  • Decelerate: To reduce the speed of something or to move at decreasing speed.
  • Abrupt: Sudden and unexpected, often causing shock or surprise.
  • Stop: To cease moving or operating, to come to an end.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023 09:30 PM - Week 52 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

What is your life calling? Are you good at calling your family members? Did you ever experience name-calling in school (or did you ever call other kids names)? Do you get a lot of spam or robots calling your phone? Who are you calling when you need someone to talk to?

Vocabulary

  • Purpose: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
  • Vocation: A strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation.
  • Rang: Past tense of ring. Audible sound.

 

Round 2

Who was the last person you physically pushed? Would you go to the concert of your favorite artist if it was very crowded with a lot of pushing? When is a time you pushed yourself to your limits? Have you ever pushed a door you were supposed to pull? How many push ups can you do?

Vocabulary

  • Shove: To push something or someone with force.
  • Thrust: To push something or someone suddenly and with force .
  • Persevere: To continue doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success .

 

Round 3

How many lights do you have on in your house right now? Do you prefer a city with lots of lights or rural areas with nearly no lights? Do you prefer to decorate your home with bright lights or dim lights?  When you turn off the lights at night, can you see the stars in your city? 

Vocabulary

 

  • Shiny: Having a bright or glossy surface that reflects light.
  • Visible: Able to be seen, especially because of being in a range of colors that can be seen by the human eye.
  • Electromagnetic: Relating to the interrelation of electric currents or fields and magnetic fields.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023 07:30 AM - Week 52 - Meeting 4
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Round 1

Who do you treat like a queen? Would you rather be a queen/king or a political leader? Do you know the first names of any queens? If you could be the queen/king of any country, which would you choose? Would you rather meet the Queen of England or the current leader of your country?

 

Vocabulary

  • Royalty: A group of people who are members of a royal family, especially the king, queen, and their children.
  • Monarch: A sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor.
  • Superior: A person or thing higher in rank, status, or quality than others of the same type.

 

Round 2

How many people have lived in your house at the same time? Do you feel like you’ve lived a full life? What’s the best place you have lived and why? What’s something everyone who has lived should try? When is a time you lived without regrets?

Vocabulary

  • Reside: To live in a particular place.
  • Cohabitate: To live together in a relationship when not married.
  • Existed: To have actual being; be real.

 

Round 3

Have you ever given a speech before? If someone handed you a microphone right now and told you to give a speech, which topic would you choose? Would you get nervous if someone told you to give a speech? Would you rather give a speech that’s funny or sincere? Have you ever had any issues with your speech?

Vocabulary

  • Lecture: A formal talk on a serious subject given to a group of people, especially students.
  • Address: A formal speech delivered to an audience.
  • Articulate: To express oneself clearly and effectively.

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Thursday, December 28, 2023 05:00 PM - Week 52 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

 

Have you ever seen a double rainbow? Have you ever been bar hopping? Have you ever seen a cactus? Have you ever bought someone flowers? Have you ever played darts before? Have you ever slammed doors in an argument before? Have you ever been bar hopping?

 

Vocabulary

 

  • Marvel: To be filled with wonder or astonishment.
  • Desert: A barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.
  • Lively: Full of energy and enthusiasm; active and outgoing.

 

Round 2

Are you hungry right now? What’s the hungriest you’ve ever been? What’s a dish that will always make you hungry when you see it? Would you rather feel hungry or thirsty? Do you often feel hungry? When is the last time you felt hungry? If someone showed up at your house hungry, what would you choose to feed them?

Vocabulary

  • Ravenous: Extremely hungry.
  • Sufficient: Enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end.
  • Mealtime: The usual time for a meal.

 

Round 3

Have you ever left a business a bad review? What’s the biggest tip you’ve ever left (if any)? If you left now, how long would a flight to Germany take? Have you left home before? Have you ever left a party because it was so bad? What country is directly to the left of you?

Vocabulary

 

  • Leave: It means to go away from” or “to abandon. 
  • Depart: to go away or leave.
  • West: the direction towards the point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinoxes, on the left-hand side of a person facing north, or the part of the horizon lying in this direction.

 


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Friday, December 29, 2023 09:30 AM - Week 52 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Do you like eating oranges? Do you own any clothes that are orange? Do you know anyone who is allergic to oranges? Would you rather eat an orange, mandarin, clementine and nectarine? What dishes that incorporate oranges taste great?

 

Vocabulary

  • Citrus: a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family.
  • Juicy: containing much juice; succulent.
  • Reddish: somewhat red; tending to red; of a light crimson color .

 

Round 2

Have you ever been scorned by someone? Alternatively, have you ever scorned someone else? Do you usually scorn or embrace new technology? What is something you always scorn? What is an outfit trend that you would scorn? When is the last time you felt scornful?

 

Vocabulary

 

  • Contempt: a feeling that someone or something is worthless or beneath consideration; the state of being despised.
  • Derision: contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
  • Disdain: the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect; contempt .

 

Round 3

How does your country view going to therapy? Are you good at advocating for therapy? What are some of the advantages of going to therapy? What countries provide the best therapy services? Is it expensive to attend therapy in your country?  

Vocabulary

 

  • Treatment: Medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury.
  • Remedy: A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury.
  • Psychoanalyze: To treat mental illness by talking to someone about their feelings, experiences, and memories.

 


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Friday, December 29, 2023 02:00 PM - Week 52 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

 

Do you prefer showering during the morning or night? Have you ever seen the ocean at night? Is it safe to walk around your neighborhood at night? How many hours of sleep did you get last night? What is a night you’ll never forget? When is the last time you got a nightmare? What are some outdoor activities that are better at night? 

 

Vocabulary

  • Darkness: the quality or state of being dark: such as a : the total or near total absence of light There was almost no light when he opened his eyes again. 
  • Inadequate: not adequate; insufficient for a purpose .
  • Starry: full of or lit by stars .

 

Round 2

Would you rather travel the world alone or with a friend? Would you rather get a free massage or a free bag of groceries? Would you rather produce music or Broadway shows? Would you rather have a super small house or a medium sized house full of uncomfortable furniture? Would you rather drink hot soda or cold soup?

Vocabulary

  • Lonesome: Solitary or lonely; remote and unfrequented.
  • Compose: Write or create; phrase with great care and thought.
  • Unbearable: (adjective) not able to be endured or tolerated.

 

Round 3

What do you have in mind for the next 5 years of your life? Would you be more afraid of someone with mind control or a gun? Are you good at minding your business? Is your mind or body stronger? What’s a chore you don’t mind doing? 

Vocabulary

  • Planning: The process of making plans for something; the control of urban development by a local government authority, from which a license must be obtained to build a new property or change an existing one.
  • Fearful: Feeling or showing fear or anxiety; causing or likely to cause people to be afraid; very great.
  • Powerful: Having great power or strength; having control and influence over people and events; having a strong effect on people’s feelings or thoughts.

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Saturday, December 30, 2023 10:00 AM - Week 52 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

Have you ever been caught stealing something? When is a time you were caught ‘red handed’? When is the last time you caught a cold? When is a time you caught someone doing something they shouldn’t? Have you ever caught covid? Have you ever been caught cheating in school?

 

Vocabulary

  • Snitch: An informer.
  • Apprehend: Arrest for a crime.
  • Surprise: An unexpected or astonishing event.

 

Round 2

Do you like pizza? What are the best toppings on pizza? What’s the name of the best pizza place you’ve been to? Do you have a local pizza store (if so, what is the name)? Do you like pineapple on pizza? What pizza chains are you familiar with? How much does pizza cost in your country?

Vocabulary

  • Baked: Cooked by dry heat in an oven.
  • Savory: Having a pleasant taste or smell.
  • Edible: Fit or suitable to be eaten.

 

Round 3

What type of cloth are the majority of your clothes made of? Do you shower using wash cloths? Do you sew cloth often? Do you usually use cloth or paper towels to clean? What type of cloth is the most comfortable to wear? 

Vocabulary

 

  • Woven: Refers to a fabric or material made by interlacing threads or yarns at right angles to each other. This process creates a stable and structured textile.
  • Felted: Fabric made by matting, condensing, and pressing fibers together, usually through heat, moisture, and agitation. This results in a dense and sturdy material, commonly used in applications like hats and carpets.
  • Fabric: Cloth or other material produced by weaving or knitting fibers.

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Monday, January 01, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 53 - Meeting 1
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No session. Happy new year!!


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Tuesday, January 02, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 53 - Meeting 2 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Business Networking and Communication

  • Question: Reflect on a memorable networking event you attended. What strategies did you use to initiate conversations, and how did you follow up with the connections you made? Share any challenges or successes you experienced.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Networking (noun): The process of making and cultivating professional relationships, especially to advance one's career.
  • Question: In today's global business environment, effective communication is crucial. Discuss some cultural differences in communication styles that you've encountered or heard about. How can understanding and adapting to these differences enhance business interactions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Effective (adjective): Producing the intended or desired result; successful.
  • Question: Imagine you are negotiating a business deal with a client from a different country. What considerations would you take into account to ensure successful communication and collaboration? How might cultural nuances impact the negotiation process, and how can you navigate them effectively?
  • Vocabulary:
    • Negotiating (verb): Discussing the terms of an agreement to reach a mutually acceptable outcome.

 

Round 2

Topic: Leadership and Teamwork in the Workplace

  • Question: Describe a situation where you had to take on a leadership role in a professional setting. What challenges did you face, and how did you motivate and guide your team to achieve a common goal?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Leadership (noun): The action of leading a group of people or an organization.
  • Question: In a team-oriented workplace, how do you ensure effective communication and collaboration among team members with diverse backgrounds and skills? Share an example of a successful project where teamwork played a crucial role.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaboration (noun): The action of working with others to produce or create something.
  • Question: Discuss a time when you had to navigate a conflict within your team or between colleagues. How did you approach resolving the conflict, and what strategies did you use to promote a positive and cooperative work environment?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Conflict (noun): A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.

 

Round 3

Topic: Professional Development and Career Advancement

  • Question: Think about a time when you set a challenging professional goal for yourself. What steps did you take to achieve it, and what skills or knowledge did you acquire along the way to enhance your career?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Professional Development (noun): The process of improving and increasing capabilities, skills, and knowledge related to one's career.
  • Question: Discuss the importance of continuous learning in today's fast-paced business world. How do you stay updated on industry trends and acquire new skills to remain competitive in your field?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Continuous Learning (noun): The ongoing process of acquiring new knowledge and skills throughout one's career.
  • Question: Imagine you're advising a colleague on effective networking for career growth. What strategies would you suggest, and how has networking positively influenced your own professional journey?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Networking (noun): The process of creating and maintaining professional relationships to advance one's career.

 


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Tuesday, January 02, 2024 09:30 PM - Week 53 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

Topic: New Year's Resolutions

  • Question: If you were to create a " List" of New Year's resolutions for the upcoming year, what exciting and ambitious goals would you include? Share your dreams and aspirations, whether they're related to personal growth, travel, or new experiences.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Ambitious (adjective): Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed; requiring a lot of effort and skill.
  • Question: Imagine you have a magical wand that can help you stick to your resolutions effortlessly. What resolutions would you make, and how would this imaginary wand ensure your success? Get creative with the magical elements you'd incorporate into achieving your goals.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Effortlessly (adverb): With ease or without much difficulty; smoothly.

 

Round 2

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

  • Question: Share an experience where cultural differences positively impacted a project or work outcome. How did diverse perspectives contribute to creativity and problem-solving within your team?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Cultural Diversity (noun): The presence of various cultural groups with distinct values, beliefs, and customs within a workplace or community.
  • Question: Discuss a challenge you faced when working in a culturally diverse team. How did you overcome communication barriers or misunderstandings, and what did you learn from that experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Communication Barriers (noun): Obstacles that hinder effective exchange of information between individuals or groups.
  • Question: In what ways can a company promote an inclusive and culturally sensitive work environment? Share examples of initiatives or practices that encourage respect and understanding among employees from various cultural backgrounds.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Inclusive (adjective): Embracing and valuing diversity; ensuring that all individuals feel welcome and respected.

 

Round 3

Topic: Sustainable Living

  • Question: Describe changes you've made in your daily life to live more sustainably. How do small individual actions contribute to a larger positive impact on the environment?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Sustainable (adjective): Capable of being maintained or continued over the long term without harming the environment, society, or economy.
  • Question: Discuss the importance of sustainable practices in the workplace. How can businesses implement eco-friendly policies and encourage employees to contribute to a greener and more environmentally responsible work environment?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Eco-friendly (adjective): Not harmful to the environment; designed to have minimal impact on nature.
  • Question: Imagine a community project focused on sustainability. What initiatives could be implemented to promote green living and raise awareness about the benefits of sustainable practices among community members?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Initiatives (noun): New plans or strategies introduced to achieve a particular aim or goal.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 53 - Meeting 4
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Round 1

 

Topic: Self-Improvement

  • Question: If you were a superhero with the power of self-improvement, what skills or qualities would you enhance, and how would you use your newfound abilities to make a positive impact in your daily life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Enhance (verb): To improve or increase the quality, value, or effectiveness of something.
  • Question: Share a short and funny anecdote about a time when you attempted a self-improvement challenge. What was the goal, and how did it turn out? Embrace the humor in the journey of personal growth.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Anecdote (noun): A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
  • Question: If you had a magical self-improvement mirror that could reflect your best qualities, what positive traits would it reveal? How would seeing these qualities daily inspire you to continue your journey of self-betterment?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Reflect (verb): To show or express something; to mirror or display.

 

Round 2

Topic: Your Country

  • Question: If you were a tour guide for a day, what three must-visit places would you recommend to someone visiting your country for the first time? Share a brief description of each spot and what makes them special.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Must-visit (adjective): Essential or highly recommended places to see or experience.
  • Question: Imagine your country is hosting an international food festival. Which three traditional dishes would you showcase to represent the rich culinary heritage of your culture? Briefly describe each dish and the flavors they offer.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Culinary (adjective): Relating to the practice of cooking or the art and science of preparing food.
  • Question: If your country had a mascot, what would it be, and why? Describe the characteristics and symbols that would represent your country in a fun and memorable way.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Mascot (noun): A person, animal, or object adopted as the symbol of a particular group or event and believed to bring good luck.

 

Round 3

Topic: Your Weekly Routine

  • Question: If your typical week had a soundtrack, what three songs would capture the essence of your daily routine? Share the titles and explain why each song reflects a specific part of your week, whether it's work, relaxation, or a favorite activity.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Essence (noun): The intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something.
      • Question: If you could add a new and exciting element to your weekly routine, what would it be, and how would it bring a refreshing twist to your usual schedule? Dream up a fun addition that enhances your week.
  • Vocabulary:
    • Refreshing (adjective): Giving new strength or energy; reinvigorating.
  • Question: If your week were a movie, what genre would it be, and who would play the lead character (you)? Describe the plot briefly and highlight the key scenes that represent the ups and downs of your weekly adventures.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Genre (noun): A category of artistic composition, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.

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Thursday, January 04, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 53 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

 

Topic: Difficulties in Learning English as a Second Language

  • Question: What level or aspect do you find most difficult about learning English, and how do you tackle it? Share your strategies for overcoming language-learning obstacles.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Obstacles (noun): Something that blocks or hinders progress; difficulties or challenges.
  • Question: Imagine English as a puzzle, and grammar is one of the trickiest pieces. What grammar rule or concept gives you the most trouble, and how do you unravel the mystery of mastering it?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Unravel (verb): To solve or understand (something) that is complex or mysterious.

 

Round 2

Topic: Pros and Cons of Living Abroad

  • Question: If you were to create a travel brochure highlighting the pros of living in a foreign country, what enticing features and experiences would you include to attract potential residents?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Enticing (adjective): Attractive or appealing, especially in a tempting way.
  • Question: Imagine you have a magic crystal ball that reveals the potential cons or challenges of living abroad. What cautionary advice would you give to someone considering the move, and how could they turn these challenges into opportunities?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Cautionary (adjective): Serving as a warning to avoid danger or mistakes.
  • Question: If you had a time machine and could visit your future self who has lived abroad, what insights about the experience—both positive and negative—would you want to gain? What advice would your future self offer to navigate the highs and lows of expatriate life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Expatriate (noun): A person who lives outside their native country.

 

Round 3

Topic: Mixed Questions

  • Question: Would you rather live without the internet or love for one year?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Love: the biggest human feeling
  • Question: Imagine you're the host of a talk show where you interview fictional characters from books. Which character would be your first guest, and what intriguing questions would you ask them about their adventures?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intriguing (adjective): Arousing curiosity or interest; fascinating.
  • Question: If you had the chance to join a space mission to explore a distant planet, what three items would you bring, and what questions would you hope to answer about the mysteries of the universe?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Mysteries (noun): Things that are difficult or impossible to understand or explain.

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Friday, January 05, 2024 09:30 AM - Week 53 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

 

Topic: Advice

  • Question: If you could travel back in time and give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be? Share the wisdom you'd impart and how it might positively impact your past decisions and experiences.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Wisdom (noun): The ability to make sound decisions and judgments based on knowledge and experience.
  • Question: Imagine you are an advice columnist for a quirky magazine. What amusing or unconventional questions do you anticipate receiving, and how would you creatively respond to offer valuable and entertaining advice?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Unconventional (adjective): Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.
  • Question: Create a short story where two fictional characters seek advice from a talking object (e.g., a wise tree or a talking hat). What humorous or insightful guidance might the object provide, and how do the characters react to this unconventional source of wisdom?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Insightful (adjective): Having or showing a deep understanding or perception of a situation.

 

Round 2

Topic: Healthy Lifestyle Choices

  • Question: Share your favorite form of exercise or physical activity. How does staying active contribute to your overall well-being, and what tips do you have for maintaining a regular exercise routine?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Well-being (noun): The state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.
  • Question: Discuss the importance of a balanced diet in maintaining good health. What are some nutritious foods you enjoy, and how can individuals make informed choices when it comes to their dietary habits?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Balanced Diet (noun): A diet that provides all the essential nutrients in appropriate quantities to promote overall health.
  • Question: Explore the impact of stress on health and ways to manage it effectively. How do you personally cope with stress, and what advice would you give to someone trying to create a healthier work-life balance?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Cope (verb): To deal effectively with something difficult or challenging.

 

Round 3

Topic: The Seven Wonders of the World

  • Question: If you had the chance to visit one of the ancient wonders, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, what specific details or features would you be most excited to see, and what questions would you ask about its construction and history?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Excited (adjective): Having a strong feeling of enthusiasm or eagerness.
  • Question: If you could add an eighth wonder to the list, what modern marvel would you choose, and what unique qualities would make it deserving of this prestigious title?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Marvel (noun): A wonderful or astonishing thing; a marvel is something that causes wonder or astonishment.
  • Question: Imagine you're a tour guide for a day at one of the seven wonders. What interesting anecdotes or stories would you share with your visitors to make their experience memorable and educational?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Anecdotes (noun): Short, amusing, or interesting stories about real incidents or people.

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Friday, January 05, 2024 02:00 PM - Week 53 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

 

Topic: American Culture

  • Question: If you could attend a major American cultural event, such as a music festival or a sports championship, which one would it be, and what aspects of American culture do you think would stand out during the experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Aspects (noun): Different features or components of something.
  • Question: Imagine you're hosting an international potluck dinner to showcase American cuisine. What three iconic dishes would you include, and how would you explain the cultural significance or history behind each dish?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Iconic (adjective): Widely recognized and well-established as a symbol of a particular quality or concept.
  • Question: If American culture were a movie, what genre would it be, and which elements of American life and society would play the starring roles? Describe the plot and characters that represent the essence of this cultural blockbuster.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Blockbuster (noun): A highly popular and successful production, especially in the entertainment industry.

 

Round 2

Topic: Airplanes

  • Question: If you could design your own futuristic airplane, what unique features or amenities would you incorporate to make air travel more enjoyable and efficient?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Futuristic (adjective): Having or involving very modern technology or design that represents the future.
  • Question: Imagine you are a pilot for a day. Describe the exciting route you would choose to fly, and what breathtaking landmarks or scenery you would want passengers to experience during the journey.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Breathtaking (adjective): Extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising.
  • Question: If airplanes had personalities, what kind of personality traits do you think a passenger airplane should have? How would this personality enhance the overall flying experience for travelers?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Personality traits (noun): Characteristics or qualities that define an individual's distinct character or behavior.

 

Round 3

Topic: Hobbies and Interests

  • Question: If you could have any unusual hobby or skill, like mastering the art of fire juggling or becoming a professional trampoline tester, what would it be and why? Get creative and share your dream eccentric pastime!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Eccentric (adjective): Unconventional, peculiar, or unusual in behavior or appearance.
  • Question: Imagine you are a character in a fantasy novel, and you have a unique magical hobby. What would your enchanting pastime be, and how would it contribute to the plot of the story? Feel free to invent your own magical world!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Enchanting (adjective): Delightful or charming in a way that seems magical.
  • Question: If you were to organize an out-of-this-world event centered around your favorite hobby, what would it be? Describe the details, from the theme to the activities, and explain why people would be excited to attend your extraordinary gathering.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Out-of-this-world (idiom): Extraordinary, amazing, or incredibly impressive; beyond what is typical or expected.

 


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Saturday, January 06, 2024 10:00 AM - Week 53 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

 

Topic: Travel and Adventure

  • Question: If you could teleport to any place in the world for a weekend adventure, where would you go and what exhilarating activities would you indulge in? Bonus points for creativity and unique destinations!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Teleport (verb): To transport or be transported instantly from one location to another, as if by magic.
  • Question: Create your dream travel itinerary for a week on a deserted island. What essentials would you pack, and how would you spend your days to make the most of this Robinson Crusoe-style experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Itinerary (noun): A detailed plan or schedule for a journey, including destinations, activities, and times.
  • Question: You've just discovered a magical door that leads to a fictional world from your favorite book or movie. Which world would you enter, and what adventures or escapades would you embark on while you're there?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Escapade (noun): A reckless adventure or prank; a wild and daring undertaking.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: Food and Culinary Adventures

  • Question: If you could host a themed dinner party inspired by your favorite movie or TV show, what would be the theme, and what dishes would you serve to bring the story to life for your guests?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Themed (adjective): Having or showing a particular subject or style.
  • Question: Imagine you are a contestant on a cooking show where you have to create a dish using three mystery ingredients. What would those ingredients be, and how would you combine them to impress the judges and win the competition?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Contestant (noun): A person who takes part in a contest or competition.
  • Question: In a world where desserts and sweets have magical properties, what enchanted treat would you create, and what extraordinary effects would it have on those who taste it?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Enchanted (adjective): Under a spell; magical or charming.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Extraterrestrial Life

  • Question: If you were to encounter friendly aliens visiting Earth, what cultural exchange activity would you organize to showcase the best aspects of human civilization?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Extraterrestrial (adjective): Relating to or originating from outside the Earth or its atmosphere.
  • Question: You are on a space mission to explore a newly discovered planet. What three items from Earth would you bring to represent our planet, and why?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Space Mission (noun): An organized effort to explore outer space, usually involving spacecraft or probes.
  • Question: If you could communicate with an intelligent alien species using only emojis, which emojis would you choose to convey a message of peace and friendship?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intelligent (adjective): Having the ability to learn, understand, and apply knowledge.

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Monday, January 08, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 54 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

 

Topic: Superpowers and Abilities

  • Question: If you could have any superpower for a day, what would it be and how would you use it? Explore the possibilities, whether it's flying, invisibility, or something entirely unique!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Superpower (noun): An extraordinary ability or skill beyond normal human capabilities.
  • Question: Imagine you wake up with the ability to communicate with animals. What adventures would you have, and which animal would you be most excited to talk to? Share a whimsical scenario involving your newfound ability.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Communicate (verb): To exchange information or ideas through speaking, writing, or other methods.
  • Question: You've been granted the power to time travel to any historical event or era. Where and when would you go, and what fascinating things would you want to witness or experience firsthand?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Time travel (noun): The concept of moving between different points in time.

 

Round 2

Topic: Futuristic Technology

  • Question: If you had the chance to try a cutting-edge technology that hasn't been invented yet, what would it be, and how do you envision it enhancing your daily life or experiences?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Cutting-edge (adjective): Using the most advanced and innovative techniques or methods.
  • Question: Imagine a day in the future where everyone has a personal robot assistant. What tasks would your robot assistant help you with, and how would it make your day more enjoyable or efficient?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Assistant (noun): A person or device that helps or aids someone in a particular task.
  • Question: If you could have a superpower based on futuristic technology (like invisibility or teleportation), which one would you choose, and how would you use it to your advantage in everyday life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Superpower (noun): An extraordinary or supernatural ability that goes beyond the capabilities of normal humans.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Technology and Future Gadgets

  • Question: If you could invent a futuristic gadget to make everyday life more fun or efficient, what would it be, and how would it work? Describe its features and the impact you think it would have on people's lives.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Invent (verb): To create or design something new.
  • Question: Imagine a day in the life of someone living in the future. What kind of technological advancements do you envision, and how might people interact with everyday objects or devices in innovative ways?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Advancements (noun): Developments or improvements in technology or knowledge.
  • Question: If you could have a conversation with a robot that possesses artificial intelligence, what topic would you choose to discuss, and what kind of insights or information do you think the robot could provide? How might this interaction be different from talking to a human?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Insights (noun): Deep or profound understandings or perceptions into a subject.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 54 - Meeting 2 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

 

Topic: Business Etiquette and Communication

  • Question: If you were attending a high-profile business dinner with international clients, what cultural etiquette considerations would you keep in mind? How might these nuances differ from your own cultural practices, and how would you navigate them with finesse?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Etiquette (noun): The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
  • Question: Describe a memorable business presentation or meeting you've attended. What strategies did the presenter use to engage the audience, and how did effective communication contribute to the success of the presentation?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Presentation (noun): A formal talk, often accompanied by visuals, given to an audience for the purpose of informing, persuading, or entertaining.
  • Question: In a world where virtual meetings have become the norm, what tips would you share for effective online communication in a business context? How can professionals maintain professionalism and engagement in a virtual environment?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Virtual (adjective): Existing or occurring online, typically in a simulated or electronic environment.

 

Round 2

Topic: Creative Problem-Solving in Business

  • Question: Imagine you are part of a team facing a challenging business problem, and your goal is to come up with an out-of-the-box solution. What creative approach would you propose, and how might it positively impact the company?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Out-of-the-box (idiom): Thinking creatively and unconventionally; generating innovative ideas.
  • Question: Share a story from your professional experience where creative problem-solving played a key role. How did you and your team navigate the challenge, and what was the result of implementing the innovative solution?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Innovative (adjective): Introducing new ideas, methods, or solutions.
  • Question: If you could assemble a dream team for tackling business challenges, which three fictional characters (from books, movies, or TV shows) would you choose and why? How might their unique skills contribute to solving real-world business problems?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Dream Team (noun): A group of individuals ideally suited to work together and achieve outstanding results.

 

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Networking and Professional Connections

  • Question: You're attending a glamorous business event where you have the opportunity to network with influential professionals. If you could choose three people, alive or from history, to join your networking group, who would they be and why? What valuable insights or advice do you imagine gaining from this diverse group?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Networking (noun): The process of making and cultivating professional relationships, especially to advance one's career.
  • Question: Pretend you are a character in a business-themed movie. Describe a thrilling scene where you successfully pitch a groundbreaking idea to a team of investors. What is your idea, and how do you engage and captivate your audience to secure their support?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Pitch (verb): To present or promote an idea, product, or service to others.
  • Question: You've been given the task of organizing a team-building activity for your colleagues. What creative and enjoyable event would you plan to strengthen the bond among team members and enhance collaboration in the workplace? How do you ensure it aligns with both professional and entertaining aspects?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Team-building (noun): Activities or events designed to enhance teamwork and improve interpersonal relationships among members of a group.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2024 09:30 PM - Week 54 - Meeting 3 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Business English

  • Question: If you were attending a high-profile business event and could network with any three influential professionals, who would they be, and what strategies would you use to make a memorable impression and establish meaningful connections?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Networking (noun): The process of making and cultivating professional relationships, especially to advance one's career.
  • Question: Imagine you are starting your own business and need to pitch your idea to potential investors. How would you craft a compelling elevator pitch to capture their attention and secure their support? What key elements would you include?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Investors (noun): Individuals or organizations that provide financial support to a business or project.
  • Question: Discuss the importance of maintaining a professional online presence, especially on platforms like LinkedIn. How can a well-crafted and up-to-date profile contribute to your career development, and what tips would you give someone looking to enhance their professional online image?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Professional (adjective): Relating to or connected with a profession; characterized by a high standard of competence or skill.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: Innovative Business Ideas

  • Question: If you were to start your own business tomorrow, what unique product or service would you offer, and how would you market it in a way that stands out from the competition?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Market (verb): To promote or sell a product or service.
  • Question: Imagine a business pitch competition where you have to present a creative idea to a panel of investors. What would your business idea be, and how would you convince the investors that it's not only profitable but also socially impactful?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Profitable (adjective): Yielding financial gain or benefit.
  • Question: Discuss a memorable experience you've had in a workplace where creativity and innovation were encouraged. How did this positive environment contribute to the success of a project or the overall dynamic of the team?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Creativity (noun): The ability to use imagination to produce original ideas.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Business Networking and Communication

  • Question: You have the opportunity to organize a unique business networking event. What creative theme or activity would you choose to encourage meaningful interactions among professionals? How might this unconventional approach enhance networking effectiveness?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Unconventional (adjective): Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.
  • Question: Pretend you're a business consultant advising someone on effective communication in a multicultural team. What tips or strategies would you offer to ensure smooth collaboration and understanding among team members from diverse cultural backgrounds?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaboration (noun): The action of working with others to produce or create something.
  • Question: If you were to pitch an idea to a potential investor, what business concept would you choose, and how would you tailor your presentation to make it engaging and convincing? Consider incorporating storytelling or visual aids to make your pitch memorable.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Engaging (adjective): Attracting and holding the attention or interest of someone.

 


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Wednesday, January 10, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 54 - Meeting 4
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Round 1

Topic: Futuristic Transportation

  • Question: Envision a mode of transportation from the future that could revolutionize the way we travel. Describe its features, benefits, and how it might impact our daily lives. Bonus points for creativity and thinking beyond conventional methods!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Revolutionize (verb): To bring about a radical or significant change or improvement.
  • Question: If you had access to a time-traveling vehicle, where and when in history would you choose to visit? Share the details of your time-travel adventure and the historical events or people you would like to witness firsthand.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Firsthand (adverb): From the original source or direct personal experience.
  • Question: Imagine a world where everyone commutes using unconventional and fun transportation methods. What amusing or quirky modes of transportation can you envision, and how would they contribute to a more enjoyable and eco-friendly commuting experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Unconventional (adjective): Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: Space Exploration

  • Question: If you had the chance to be an astronaut and explore a distant planet, which one would you choose and why? What challenges do you think you might face, and how would you prepare for the journey?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Explore (verb): To travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it.
  • Question: Imagine encountering an alien species during a space mission. How would you communicate with them, and what aspects of human culture or history would you share to represent our civilization positively?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Encounter (verb): To meet unexpectedly or by chance.
  • Question: You are part of a team designing a spacecraft for interstellar travel. What innovative features or technologies would you include to make the journey comfortable and exciting for the crew? How would you address the challenges of long-duration space travel?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Interstellar (adjective): Situated or occurring between stars.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Art and Creativity

  • Question: If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, to create a masterpiece, who would it be, and what kind of artwork would you envision creating together? Share your vision and the emotions you hope the artwork would evoke.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaborate (verb): To work together with others to achieve a common goal, especially in a creative project..
  • Question: Imagine you have the ability to bring any fictional character or scene from a book or movie to life through art. What character or scene would you choose, and how would you represent it in a unique and imaginative way?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Fictional (adjective): Not based on real events or people; imaginary or invented.
  • Question: If you were to express your personality through an art form (painting, sculpture, music, etc.), what medium would you choose, and what elements would represent different aspects of your character? Feel free to get creative and design your personal masterpiece.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Express (verb): To convey or communicate a thought, feeling, or idea.

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Thursday, January 11, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 54 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

 

Topic: Cultural Festivals around the World

  • Question: If you could attend any cultural festival from around the world, which one would it be, and what specific activities or traditions would you look forward to experiencing? Describe the atmosphere and the unique elements that make it special.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Atmosphere (noun): The overall mood or feeling of a place or event.
  • Question: Imagine you are organizing a cultural festival in your hometown. What cultural elements would you include to showcase the diversity of your community? How would you encourage people to actively participate and learn from different traditions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Diversity (noun): The inclusion of different types of people or things; variety.
  • Question: Share a memorable experience from a cultural festival you've attended or celebrated. What made it unforgettable, and did you learn anything new or surprising about the culture being showcased?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Unforgettable (adjective): Making a lasting and strong impression; not easily forgotten.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: Amusement Parks

  • Question: If you could design your own amusement park ride, what thrilling features and unexpected twists would it have to make it the most exhilarating experience for visitors?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Exhilarating (adjective): Making one feel very happy, animated, or elated; thrilling.
  • Question: Imagine you are a character in a theme park story. What magical adventure would unfold, and which amusement park attractions would be the backdrop for this whimsical tale?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Whimsical (adjective): Playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
  • Question: If you were the manager of a new amusement park, what creative activities and events would you organize to ensure that visitors have a memorable and joyful experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Joyful (adjective): Full of joy, happiness, or delight; causing joy.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Hobbies and Leisure Activities

  • Question: If you could master any hobby or skill instantly, what would it be and why? Imagine the joy and satisfaction you'd feel as you effortlessly excel in this newfound talent.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Master (verb): To acquire complete knowledge or skill in a particular subject or activity.
  • Question: Share a memorable experience related to a hobby or leisure activity. It could be a funny mishap, an unexpected adventure, or a heartwarming moment. What makes this memory stand out in your mind?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Heartwarming (adjective): Eliciting feelings of warmth, happiness, or sentimentality.
  • Question: If you were to organize a community event centered around a hobby, what would it be, and how would you make it inclusive and enjoyable for people of all ages and skill levels? Get creative with the theme and activities!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Inclusive (adjective): Embracing and valuing diversity; ensuring that all individuals feel welcome and respected.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 09:30 AM - Week 54 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

 

Topic: Travel Experiences

  • Question: If you were to create your own travel reality show, what exciting challenges or adventures would you include for the participants? How would you ensure it's both entertaining and culturally enriching?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Enriching (adjective): Providing knowledge or improving the quality of something.
  • Question: Describe a time when you visited a place with a completely different culture from your own. What cultural differences did you find most fascinating, and how did they influence your perception of the destination?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Perception (noun): The way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.
  • Question: Invent a fictional travel gadget that would make exploring new destinations even more enjoyable. What features would it have, and how might it enhance the overall travel experience for adventurers?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Gadget (noun): A small tool or device with a particular function, often thought of as a novelty or accessory.

 

 

Round 2

 

  • Question: If you could have any job in the world, regardless of qualifications or experience, what would it be? Describe a day in your life working in this dream job and how it aligns with your passions and interests.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Qualifications (noun): The skills, knowledge, or experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity.
  • Question: You're given a magic passport that allows you to travel instantly to three different countries. Which countries would you choose, and what unique cultural experiences or landmarks would be at the top of your must-see list in each destination?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Instantly (adverb): In a way that happens or is done without any delay.

          Question: Imagine you're starting a book club, and the first meeting is tomorrow. What book would you choose for everyone to read, and what discussion topics or activities would you plan to make the book club engaging and enjoyable for all members?

  • Vocabulary:
    • Engaging (adjective): Attracting and holding the attention or interest of someone.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Memorable Moments

  • Question: Share a moment from your life that you would want to relive over and over. What made that moment so special, and how did it shape your outlook on life or influence your future decisions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Relive (verb): To experience again, especially in one's imagination or memory.
  • Question: If you could time travel to any historical event as an observer, which event would you choose, and why? What aspects of that time period or event intrigue you the most, and how would you document your observations?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intrigue (verb): To fascinate or arouse curiosity.
  • Question: Imagine you have a "reversal button" that could undo one mistake or decision from your past. What moment would you choose to undo, and how do you think your life might be different if that mistake hadn't occurred?
    • Vocabulary: Reversal (noun): The action of reversing a process, system, or trend.

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Friday, January 12, 2024 02:00 PM - Week 54 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: Myths and Legends

  • Question: If you could step into the world of any myth or legend, which one would it be, and why? Describe the fantastical elements you'd encounter and the adventures you'd embark on in that legendary realm.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Myth (noun): A traditional story, typically involving gods or heroes, explaining some aspect of the world and often containing supernatural elements.
      • Legend (noun): A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated.
  • Question: Create your own myth or legend! What characters, creatures, or events would be central to your unique tale? Share the moral or lesson your story imparts, and imagine how people would pass down this legend through generations.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Impart (verb): To pass on or transmit, usually information, knowledge, or skills.
  • Question: Mythical creatures often play key roles in stories. If you could have a mythical creature as a companion in your daily life, which one would you choose and how would it bring joy or excitement to your routines?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Companion (noun): A person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels.

 

Round 2

Topic: Superpowers

  • Question: If you could have any superpower for a day, which one would you choose, and how would you use it to make the world a better place or to have a thrilling adventure? Share your imaginative exploits as a temporary superhero.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Superpower (noun): An extraordinary ability or power, often beyond what is considered humanly possible.
  • Question: Picture a world where everyone possesses a unique superpower based on their personality. What superpower do you think you'd have, and how might your day-to-day life and interactions be different with this extraordinary ability?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Personality (noun): The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character.
  • Question: In a superhero team-up scenario, describe the ideal combination of superpowers among your friends or classmates. How would each person's abilities complement the others to form an unbeatable team?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Team-up (noun): The act of joining forces or collaborating with others, especially to achieve a common goal.

 

Round 3

Topic: Outdoor Adventures

  • Question: If you were to embark on an epic outdoor adventure, what would it be, and what challenges or obstacles do you think you might face? Share the excitement of your journey and how you'd overcome the hurdles along the way.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Embark (verb): To start or begin a journey, especially one that is long or challenging.
  • Question: Imagine you're organizing a thrilling outdoor event for a group of friends. What activities would you plan, and how would you ensure everyone has a memorable and enjoyable experience? Feel free to get creative with the setting and activities!
    • Vocabulary:
      • Thrilling (adjective): Producing excitement, intense feelings, or exhilaration.
  • Question: If you could spend a week camping in any natural wonder of the world, which one would you choose, and what aspects of nature and the environment would you find most fascinating? Paint a vivid picture of your camping paradise.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Camping (noun): The activity of spending a vacation living in a tent or campsite, typically in a natural setting.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:00 AM - Week 54 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

 

Topic: Personal Achievements

  • Question: If you were to write an autobiography today, what would be the title, and what significant life achievements or milestones would you highlight in the first chapter? Take us on a journey through the key moments that shaped your story.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Autobiography (noun): An account of a person's life written by that person.
  • Question: Imagine you've just received an award for an outstanding accomplishment. What achievement would it be, and who would you thank in your acceptance speech? Share the emotions and experiences that led to this moment of recognition.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Outstanding (adjective): Exceptionally good or impressive.
  • Question: Picture yourself achieving a personal goal that seemed challenging at first. What goal did you conquer, and how did the journey transform you? Reflect on the lessons learned and the personal growth gained through overcoming obstacles.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Conquer (verb): To overcome or successfully deal with a difficulty or obstacle.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: Home Safety

  • Question: If your house could talk, what cautionary advice would it give to keep its inhabitants safe from accidents? Share some humorous or imaginative tips that your house might offer to prevent mishaps.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Cautionary (adjective): Serving as a warning to avoid danger or mistakes.
  • Question: Think about a funny or memorable incident where you narrowly avoided an accident at home. What happened, and what safety measures have you implemented since then to prevent similar mishaps?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Narrowly (adverb): By a small margin; almost, but not quite.
  • Question: Design a superhero character whose mission is to promote home safety. What special powers or gadgets would this safety superhero possess, and how would they educate people about preventing accidents in a lighthearted and engaging way?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Lighthearted (adjective): Cheerful and carefree; not overly serious.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Adoption

  • Question: If you were to create a heartwarming documentary about adoption, what stories or experiences would you feature to showcase the joy and challenges of the adoption journey? How would you capture the emotional aspects of this transformative process?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Heartwarming (adjective): Causing feelings of warmth and happiness; emotionally uplifting.
  • Question: Imagine you're a matchmaker for families and children waiting to be adopted. What unique qualities or characteristics would you consider when pairing families with potential adoptees? Share the criteria that you believe would create strong and lasting bonds.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Matchmaker (noun): A person who brings together suitable partners, often for romantic relationships but in this case for adoptive families and children.
  • Question: Create a fictional story about an alien who decides to adopt a human child. What challenges and humorous situations might arise as the alien tries to navigate the intricacies of human parenting and familial relationships?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intricacies (noun): Complex details or elements of a situation.

 


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Monday, January 15, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 55 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

Topic: Change

  1. Question: If you could travel back in time and change one decision in your life, what decision would it be, and how do you think it would alter your present circumstances?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Circumstances (noun): The conditions or factors that affect a situation.
  2. Question: Imagine you're a motivational speaker inspiring people to embrace change. What strategies or advice would you share to help individuals navigate uncertainty and find positive opportunities in times of transformation?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Embrace (verb): To accept or support willingly and enthusiastically.
  3. Question: If you were a character in a story with the power to change one fundamental aspect of society, what change would you introduce, and how might it reshape the world in unexpected ways?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Fundamental (adjective): Forming a necessary base or core; central to the nature or function of something.

 

 

Topic: Charity

  1. Question: If you had the means to start your own charity, what cause or issue would you address, and how would you raise awareness and funds to support your charitable endeavors?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Endeavors (noun): Efforts or attempts to achieve a goal or result.
  2. Question: Imagine you're a volunteer coordinator for a large charity event. What creative activities or campaigns would you organize to engage the community and encourage widespread participation in supporting a charitable cause?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Widespread (adjective): Existing or happening over a large area or among many people.
  3. Question: If you were to collaborate with a celebrity to raise awareness for a charitable cause, who would you choose, and how might their involvement amplify the impact of the charity's mission?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Amplify (verb): To increase the volume or effect of something; to make larger or more significant.

 

Topic: Cheating

  1. Question: If you discovered a friend cheating in a game or an exam, how would you address the situation, and what values or principles would guide your response to maintain the integrity of the activity?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Integrity (noun): The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
  2. Question: Imagine you're a teacher implementing a creative project to discourage cheating in your class. What strategies or activities would you design to promote a culture of academic honesty and collaboration among students?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaboration (noun): The action of working with someone to produce or create something.
  3. Question: If you could create a public awareness campaign about the consequences of cheating, what messages or stories would you include to encourage individuals to choose honesty and fairness in their actions?

    • Vocabulary:
      • Consequences (noun): The result or effect of an action or condition; outcomes.

 

 


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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 55 - Meeting 2 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Business

  • Question: If you were to start your own business tomorrow, what type of business would it be, and what unique value or service would you offer to customers?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Value (noun): The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
  • Question: Imagine you're the CEO of a successful company. What three leadership qualities would you prioritize to create a positive and productive work environment for your employees?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Productive (adjective): Achieving or producing a significant amount or result; efficient.
  • Question: If you were tasked with creating a catchy slogan for a new global business, what words or phrases would you choose to convey the essence of the company and leave a lasting impression on customers?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Essence (noun): The intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.

 

Round 2

Topic: Advertising

  • Question: If you were the creative director for a major advertising campaign, what innovative ideas and strategies would you employ to make the product or service stand out in a crowded market?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Innovative (adjective): Introducing or using new ideas, methods, or technologies; original and creative in thinking.
  • Question: Imagine you are a product in an advertisement. What unique features or qualities would you highlight to captivate consumers' attention, and how would you convey your message to make a lasting impression?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Captivate (verb): To attract and hold the interest or attention of someone.
  • Question: If advertisements were like short films, what genre would your favorite product commercial fall into (e.g., comedy, drama, adventure)? Describe the storyline and emotions it would evoke to create a memorable impact on viewers.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Evoke (verb): To bring a feeling, memory, or image into the mind; to elicit.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Business

  • Question: If you could work for any company in the world, which one would it be, and what qualities or values do you think make that company an ideal workplace?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Qualities (noun): Characteristics or attributes that make someone or something distinct.
  • Question: Imagine you are a business tycoon for a day. What bold decision or strategy would you implement to lead your company to success, and how would it impact the industry?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Tycoon (noun): A person who has a lot of power and influence in a particular industry.
  • Question: If you were to invent a revolutionary product or service, what problem would it solve, and how would you market it to ensure its widespread adoption in the business world?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Revolutionary (adjective): Involving or causing a complete or dramatic change.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024 09:30 PM - Week 55 - Meeting 3 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Business

  • Question: If you were the CEO of a global company, what company policies or practices would you implement to create a positive and inclusive work culture for employees around the world?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Inclusive (adjective): Including or covering all the services, facilities, or items normally expected or required.
  • Question: Imagine you are in charge of organizing a major business conference. What keynote speakers or industry experts would you invite, and what topics would be discussed to make the event both informative and engaging?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Keynote (noun): The main or most important speech or speaker at an event.
  • Question: If you were to invest in a startup, what factors would you consider before making a decision, and how would you assess the potential for success in the business?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Assess (verb): To evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of something.

 

Round 2

 

Topic: Business

  • Question: If you were to pitch a business idea to a panel of investors, what creative and persuasive elements would you include in your presentation to secure their support?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Persuasive (adjective): Capable of convincing or influencing someone to believe or do something.
  • Question: Imagine you are negotiating a business deal with a company from a different culture. What cultural nuances or communication strategies would you consider to ensure a successful and respectful collaboration?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Nuances (noun): Subtle differences or distinctions in meaning, expression, or sound.
  • Question: If you were tasked with rebranding a well-known product, what changes would you make to enhance its image and market appeal, and how would you communicate these changes to consumers?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Rebranding (verb): The process of giving a product or company a new image, typically through changes in design, messaging, or positioning.

 

Round 3

 

Topic: Business

  • Question: If you could shadow a successful entrepreneur for a day, what specific aspects of their business decision-making and leadership style would you be most curious to observe and learn from?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Decision-making (noun): The process of choosing between alternatives or options, often involving critical thinking and analysis.
  • Question: Imagine you are part of a startup team introducing a groundbreaking product. What challenges do you anticipate, and what strategies would you implement to overcome these obstacles and launch the product successfully?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Groundbreaking (adjective): Introducing new and innovative ideas or methods; pioneering.
  • Question: If you were a business consultant advising a struggling company, what key areas would you assess, and what recommendations would you provide to help the company turn its fortunes around?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Fortunes (noun): The success or failure of a person or enterprise viewed over time.

 


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Wednesday, January 17, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 55 - Meeting 4
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Round 1

Topic: Age, Youth, and Old Age

  • Question: If you could be any age for a week, which age would you choose and why? What unique experiences or perspectives do you think you would gain during that time?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Perspectives (noun): A particular attitude or way of viewing something; a point of view.
  • Question: Imagine a time-travel adventure where you meet your younger or older self. What advice would you give to your younger self, and what questions would you ask your older self about the wisdom gained through the years?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Wisdom (noun): The ability to make sound decisions and judgments based on knowledge and experience.
  • Question: If you could create a time capsule representing your life at this moment, what items would you include to capture the essence of your current age, and what message would you leave for future generations?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Essence (noun): The intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.

 

Round 2

Topic: Anger

  • Question: If anger were a color, what color do you think it would be, and why? How does this color represent the intensity or nature of the emotion?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intensity (noun): The quality or condition of being intense; the degree of strength or force.
  • Question: Imagine you're a character in a movie. How would your character express anger, and what actions or dialogue would convey the depth of this emotion in a dramatic scene?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Convey (verb): To communicate or express a feeling, idea, or information.
  • Question: If you had a "cooling-off" toolkit for dealing with anger, what items or activities would be in it, and how would you use them to regain composure in heated moments?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Composure (noun): The state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Animals and Pets

  • Question: If animals could talk, which one would you choose as your conversational companion, and what interesting conversations do you imagine having with them?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Conversational (adjective): Relating to or suitable for conversation; engaging in or promoting dialogue.
  • Question: Imagine you're a wildlife photographer. What exotic animal would be the star of your photo collection, and what unique behaviors or moments would you hope to capture in their natural habitat?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Exotic (adjective): Attractive or striking because it is unusual or different from what is familiar.
  • Question: If you could have any mythical or extinct creature as a pet, what would it be, and how would you care for and interact with your extraordinary companion?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Extinct (adjective): No longer in existence; having died out.

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Thursday, January 18, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 55 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

Topic: Annoying Things

  • Question: If you could create a "universal mute button" for annoying sounds, which noise would you silence first, and how would your daily life improve without that particular annoyance?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Annoyance (noun): The feeling or state of being irritated or bothered by something.
  • Question: Imagine you have a magic wand to eliminate one annoying habit in the world. What habit would you choose, and how would its disappearance positively impact relationships and daily interactions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Disappear (verb): To cease to be visible or exist; to become extinct or nonexistent.
  • Question: If you had a "patience potion" to deal with annoying situations, what scenarios or people would you use it on, and how would the potion transform your reactions to those irritating moments?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Patience (noun): The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.

 

 

Round 2

 

Topic: Arguing

  • Question: If arguing were an Olympic sport, what skills and strategies do you think would earn someone a gold medal in the "Art of Debate," and how might those skills differ from everyday disagreements?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Debate (noun): A formal discussion on a particular topic, in which opposing arguments are put forward.
  • Question: Imagine you're a mediator in a heated argument. What techniques would you use to facilitate a constructive conversation, and how would you guide the individuals involved toward resolution?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Mediator (noun): A person who intervenes between parties to reconcile differences and promote agreement.
  • Question: If you could create a "disagreement-free zone" in your life, where arguing was not allowed, how would this impact your relationships, and what alternative methods would you propose for resolving conflicts?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Resolution (noun): The act of finding a solution to a problem or dispute.

 

Round 3

 

Topic: Art

  • Question: If you could step into any famous painting for a day, which artwork would you choose, and what adventures or experiences do you think you would have within that masterpiece?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Masterpiece (noun): A work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.
  • Question: Imagine you are a curator for a contemporary art exhibition. What themes or trends in modern art would you showcase, and how would you engage visitors to appreciate and understand the diverse expressions of today's artists?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Curator (noun): A person responsible for selecting and organizing items in a collection, especially in a museum or art gallery.
  • Question: If you had the ability to bring one art movement back to prominence, which movement would it be, and how would you reintroduce its influence into the current artistic landscape?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Prominence (noun): The state of being important, famous, or noticeable in a particular context.

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Friday, January 19, 2024 09:30 AM - Week 55 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: Sports

  • Question: If you could create a new sport combining elements from your favorite activities, what would it be called, and what rules or features would make it unique and exciting?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Unique (adjective): Being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
  • Question: Imagine you're a sports commentator covering the most thrilling match of your invented sport. Describe the play-by-play commentary that captures the intensity and excitement of the game.
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intensity (noun): The quality or condition of being intense; the degree of strength or force.
  • Question: If you could invite any sports legend to your dream sporting event, who would it be, and why? What role or position would they play, and how might their presence elevate the excitement of the game?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Elevate (verb): To raise or lift to a higher position; to increase the level or intensity of something.

 

Round 2

 

Topic: Beauty & Physical Attractiveness

  • Question: In a world where physical appearance wasn't a factor in societal judgments, what qualities or characteristics do you think would become more important in defining someone as attractive?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Societal (adjective): Relating to or characteristic of society; social.
  • Question: If you were a makeup artist, what creative and empowering makeup looks would you design to celebrate individuality rather than conforming to conventional beauty standards?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Conforming (verb): Complying with or adhering to established customs, attitudes, or standards.
  • Question: Imagine a world where beauty was measured by kindness and intelligence rather than physical features. How would this redefine our cultural notions of attractiveness, and what positive changes might we expect to see?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Notions (noun): Ideas or beliefs about something; understanding or opinion.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Behavior 

  • Question: If you could witness the behavior of any historical figure for a day, whose actions would you observe, and what insights do you think you would gain about their character and decision-making?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Insights (noun): Deep, clear, or sudden perceptions of a situation or truth.
  • Question: Imagine you have a "behavioral time machine" that allows you to change one moment in your past behavior. Which moment would you choose, and how might altering that behavior positively impact your life today?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Alter (verb): To change or make different without completely revamping; to modify.
  • Question: If you were a behavioral scientist studying human interactions, what social experiments would you design to better understand and explain certain patterns or dynamics in people's behavior?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Dynamics (noun): The forces or properties that stimulate growth, development, or change in a system.

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Friday, January 19, 2024 02:00 PM - Week 55 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: Birthdays

  • Question: If you could have a birthday party in any location around the world, where would it be, and what unique elements or traditions from that place would you incorporate into your celebration?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Incorporate (verb): To include or combine something into a whole; to integrate.
  • Question: Imagine you're a birthday event planner. What creative theme or concept would you suggest for a memorable birthday celebration, and how would you ensure that every detail reflects the personality of the birthday person?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Memorable (adjective): Worthy of being remembered; unforgettable.
  • Question: If you could choose a historical figure or celebrity to share your birthday with, who would it be, and how might their presence add a special touch to your annual celebration?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Annual (adjective): Occurring or happening every year.

 

Round 2

Topic: Body Language

  • Question: If you could communicate with others using only body language for a day, what gestures or expressions would you use to convey emotions like joy, surprise, and frustration?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Convey (verb): To communicate or express a feeling, idea, or information.
  • Question: Imagine you're a detective analyzing body language during an interrogation. What non-verbal cues would you pay attention to, and how might they help you determine if someone is being truthful or deceptive?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Deceptive (adjective): Giving an appearance or impression different from the true one; misleading.
  • Question: If you had the ability to instantly understand and interpret anyone's body language, how would this skill impact your personal and professional relationships, and what challenges might you face with this heightened awareness?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Interpret (verb): To explain or understand the meaning of something.

 

Round 3

 

Topic: Books and Reading

  • Question: If you could step into the world of any book and experience its events firsthand, which literary universe would you choose, and how do you envision your adventure in that captivating realm?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Captivating (adjective): Holding the attention or interest of someone; enchanting.
  • Question: Imagine you're a book critic with a global platform. What criteria would you use to evaluate and recommend books to a diverse audience, and how might your reviews inspire people to explore different genres and authors?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Diverse (adjective): Showing a great deal of variety; differing from one another.
  • Question: If you were to write a book, what genre would it be, and what themes or messages would you want readers to take away from your literary creation?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Creation (noun): The action or process of bringing something into existence.

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Saturday, January 20, 2024 10:00 AM - Week 55 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Bullfighting

  • Question: If you were a matador, what symbolic gestures or movements would you incorporate into your performance to express your respect for the bull, and how would you balance the traditional aspects of the sport with ethical considerations?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Matador (noun): A bullfighter, typically the principal performer in a bullfight.
  • Question: Imagine you are organizing a documentary about bullfighting. What perspectives or voices would you include to present a comprehensive view of the cultural, historical, and ethical aspects surrounding this controversial practice?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Comprehensive (adjective): Covering or including all elements or aspects; thorough.
  • Question: If you had the opportunity to influence the future of bullfighting, what changes would you suggest to make the sport more humane or to preserve its cultural significance while minimizing harm to animals?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Humane (adjective): Characterized by compassion and concern for the well-being of humans and animals.

 

Round 2

 

Topic: Cars and Driving

  • Question: If you could design the ultimate self-driving car, what features or capabilities would it have to make commuting or road trips more enjoyable and efficient?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Efficient (adjective): Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
  • Question: Imagine you're a travel journalist exploring the world in a unique, customized car. What destinations would you visit, and how would your vehicle be adapted to handle various terrains and climates?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Adapted (adjective): Adjusted or modified to suit a particular condition or use.
  • Question: If you could participate in a famous car race like the Dakar Rally, what type of vehicle would you choose, and what strategies would you employ to navigate challenging terrains and reach the finish line successfully?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Navigate (verb): To plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation.

 

 

Round 3

 

Topic: Celebrities

  • Question: If you could have dinner with any celebrity, living or deceased, who would it be, and what topics or questions would you want to discuss to make the conversation memorable?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Memorable (adjective): Worthy of being remembered; unforgettable.
  • Question: Imagine you are a talent agent tasked with discovering the next big celebrity. What qualities or talents would you look for in potential stars, and how would you predict their success in the entertainment industry?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Entertainment (noun): The action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment.
  • Question: If you were a journalist covering the lives of celebrities, how would you balance the public's fascination with their personal stories while respecting their privacy, and what ethical considerations would guide your reporting?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Fascination (noun): The state of being intensely interested or attracted.

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Monday, January 22, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 56 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

 

Topic: Childbirth

  • Question: If you could witness the birth of any historical figure, alive or from the past, whose birth would you choose to observe, and how might their entry into the world shape the course of history?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Course (noun): The route or direction that something follows; the path of a process.
  • Question: Imagine you are a childbirth educator creating a fun and informative class for expectant parents. What activities or discussions would you include to help them prepare for the physical and emotional aspects of the birthing process?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Expectant (adjective): Anticipating or looking forward to something, especially the birth of a child.
  • Question: If you were a healthcare professional specializing in childbirth, how would you support and guide expectant parents through the various stages of pregnancy and delivery, ensuring a positive and empowering experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Empowering (adjective): Providing the power or authority to do something; enabling.

 

Round 2

 

Topic: Childhood

  • Question: If you could relive one specific moment from your childhood, what memory would you choose, and how did that moment shape who you are today?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Relive (verb): To experience again, especially in one's imagination or memory.
  • Question: Imagine you're creating a time capsule to represent your childhood. What items or mementos would you include to capture the essence of that period in your life, and why are these items significant to you?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Memento (noun): An object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event.
  • Question: If you were to share one piece of advice with children growing up today based on your own childhood experiences, what wisdom or insight would you offer to help them navigate the challenges and joys of adolescence?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Adolescence (noun): The transitional period between childhood and adulthood, typically characterized by puberty and the beginning of independence.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Children

  • Question: If you could design an ideal educational system for children, what innovative methods or approaches would you implement to foster creativity, curiosity, and a love for learning?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Foster (verb): To promote the growth or development of; to nurture.
  • Question: Imagine you're a children's book author. What captivating story or lesson would you create to teach young readers about diversity and the importance of embracing differences?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Embrace (verb): To accept or support willingly and enthusiastically.
  • Question: If you were organizing a community event to celebrate children's achievements, what activities or festivities would you plan to make the occasion memorable and enjoyable for kids of all ages?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Festivities (noun): The celebration and activities that are part of a public event or holiday.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 56 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

Topic: Chores

  • Question: If you could invent a futuristic robot to help with household chores, what tasks would it be responsible for, and how would it make your daily life more efficient?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Efficient (adjective): Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
  • Question: Imagine you're organizing a "Chores Olympics" for families in your community. What fun and competitive challenges would you include to make doing chores a collaborative and enjoyable experience for everyone?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaborative (adjective): Involving the cooperative efforts of a group of people.
  • Question: If you had to create a chore-themed board game for children, what exciting tasks or missions would players need to complete to win, and how could the game teach valuable life skills while being entertaining?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Valuable (adjective): Extremely useful or important; worth a great deal.

 

Round 2

Topic: Cities

  • Question: If you could design a new city from scratch, what unique features or innovations would you incorporate to make it a model urban environment for the future?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Innovations (noun): New methods, ideas, or products that bring about positive change.
  • Question: Imagine you're a tour guide showcasing the highlights of your favorite city. What cultural landmarks or hidden gems would you include in your tour, and how would you convey the city's rich history and character to visitors?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Landmarks (noun): Prominent or well-known features of a landscape, often with historical or cultural significance.
  • Question: If you had the chance to live in any city in the world for a year, which city would you choose, and how do you think the experience would broaden your perspective and contribute to your personal growth?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Perspective (noun): A particular way of viewing things that depends on one's experience and understanding.

 

Round 3

Topic: Classrooms

  • Question: If you were a classroom designer, what elements and features would you include to create an ideal learning space that promotes collaboration, creativity, and focus among students?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaboration (noun): The action of working with someone to produce or create something.
  • Question: Imagine you're a teacher incorporating technology into your classroom. What innovative tools or devices would you use to enhance the learning experience, and how might they benefit students in their studies?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Innovative (adjective): Introducing or using new ideas or methods; creative and original.
  • Question: If you could participate in a unique classroom activity that breaks traditional teaching methods, what would the activity involve, and how could it inspire students to engage with the subject matter in a memorable way?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Engage (verb): To participate or become involved in; to attract and hold the attention of.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024 09:30 PM - Week 56 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

 

Topic: Cloning

  • Question: If you had the opportunity to clone yourself, what tasks or responsibilities would you delegate to your clone, and how do you think this would impact your personal and professional life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Delegate (verb): To entrust or assign tasks or responsibilities to another person.
  • Question: Imagine a world where cloning is a common practice. What ethical considerations and regulations do you think should be in place to ensure responsible and ethical use of cloning technology?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Ethical (adjective): Involving principles of right and wrong behavior; morally correct.
  • Question: If you were a scientist working on cloning research, what potential benefits and challenges do you foresee in the widespread use of cloning technology, and how might it reshape society?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Widespread (adjective): Existing or happening over a large area or among many people.

 

Round 2

 

Topic: Clothes and Fashion

  • Question: If you could choose any fashion era to live in, which period would it be, and how would the clothing styles of that era express your personality and preferences?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Preferences (noun): A greater liking for one alternative over another or others.
  • Question: Imagine organizing a global fashion show that celebrates cultural diversity. What countries or regions would you showcase, and how would you highlight the unique clothing styles and traditions from each place?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Diversity (noun): The state or quality of having different forms, types, or elements.
  • Question: If you had the chance to design your own clothing line, what themes or concepts would you incorporate, and how could your designs contribute to sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the fashion industry?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Sustainable (adjective): Capable of being maintained over the long term without harming the environment or depleting natural resources.

 

Round 3

 

Topic: College

  • Question: If you could create a unique college course that doesn't currently exist, what would it be about, and how could it benefit students in their personal and professional lives?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Benefit (verb): To gain advantage or profit; to receive positive outcomes or advantages.
  • Question: Imagine you're planning a memorable college orientation week. What activities or events would you organize to help new students connect with each other, feel welcomed, and adjust to the college environment?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Orientation (noun): The process of adapting or adjusting to a new environment or situation.
  • Question: If you were a college advisor, how would you guide students in choosing their majors or career paths, and what resources or strategies would you recommend to ensure they make informed and fulfilling decisions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Fulfilling (adjective): Bringing satisfaction or happiness; meeting one's expectations or desires.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024 07:30 AM - Week 56 - Meeting 4 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

 

Topic: Business Teamwork

  • Question: If you were the leader of a diverse business team, how would you foster collaboration and ensure that each team member's strengths contribute to the overall success of a project?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Diverse (adjective): Showing a great deal of variety; composed of different elements.
  • Question: Imagine a team-building retreat for a business setting. What activities or challenges would you organize to strengthen communication, trust, and camaraderie among team members, and how would these activities translate into improved teamwork at the workplace?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Camaraderie (noun): Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend time together.
  • Question: If you had to give a TED Talk on the importance of teamwork in the business world, what key messages or examples would you share to inspire others to value and prioritize collaborative efforts in their professional endeavors?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Prioritize (verb): To arrange or deal with things in order of their importance or urgency.

 

Round 2

Topic: Business Communication

  • Question: In the age of digital communication, how can businesses strike a balance between utilizing advanced technologies for efficiency and maintaining the personal touch in their interactions with clients and customers?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Efficiency (noun): The ability to achieve maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
  • Question: Imagine you're giving a presentation on effective business communication. What key tips or strategies would you emphasize to help professionals convey their ideas clearly, persuasively, and with impact?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Persuasively (adverb): In a manner that convinces or influences others to believe or act in a certain way.
  • Question: If you were tasked with training a group of employees on cross-cultural communication in a global business setting, what cultural considerations and communication skills would you highlight to ensure successful collaboration and understanding?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Collaboration (noun): The action of working with someone to produce or create something.

 

Round 3

 

Topic: Business Ethics

  • Question: If you were a consultant advising a company on enhancing its business ethics, what practical steps or policies would you recommend to ensure that ethical considerations are integrated into every aspect of the business?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Integrated (adjective): Combined or coordinated to form a unified whole.
  • Question: Imagine you're part of a team discussing a real-world ethical dilemma in the business world. How would you approach finding a resolution that balances the interests of the company, employees, and other stakeholders while upholding ethical standards?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Resolution (noun): A firm decision to do or not to do something; the act of finding a solution.
  • Question: If you had to create a business ethics training program, what engaging methods or scenarios would you include to help employees understand the importance of ethical behavior and make ethical decisions in their day-to-day work?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Engaging (adjective): Attracting and holding the interest or attention of others.

 


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Thursday, January 25, 2024 05:00 PM - Week 56 - Meeting 5 American culture
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Round 1

Topic: Differences Between the USA and Other Countries

  • Question: If you were to describe the USA to someone who has never been there, what cultural aspects or practices would you highlight that set it apart from other countries, and how might these differences influence daily life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Aspects (noun): Particular features or characteristics of something.
  • Question: In terms of communication styles, what contrasts do you see between the USA and other countries, and how might understanding these differences improve interactions between people from diverse cultural backgrounds?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Contrasts (noun): Differences or distinctions in qualities, characteristics, or styles.
  • Question: If you had the opportunity to live in another country for a year, which aspects of American culture do you think would be challenging to adapt to, and how might this experience broaden your perspective on cultural diversity?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Adapt (verb): To adjust or change to suit different conditions or environments.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: American Holidays

  • Question: If you could experience any American holiday firsthand, which one would you choose and why? How do you think participating in this celebration would enhance your understanding of American culture?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Hand-in-hand (adverb): In close association; together.
  • Question: In many American households, certain dishes or foods are associated with specific holidays. If you were to create a menu for a traditional American holiday feast, what dishes would you include, and how do you think they contribute to the festive atmosphere?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Feast (noun): A large and special meal, usually for a celebration.
  • Question: Imagine you're organizing a cultural exchange event to share American holiday traditions with people from other countries. What activities or customs would you showcase to give them a taste of the unique and diverse celebrations observed across the United States?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Showcase (verb): To exhibit or display something prominently to attract attention.

 

Round 3

Topic: American People

  • Question: If you were to describe the typical American personality traits based on your observations, what characteristics do you think stand out, and how might cultural diversity influence these traits?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Personality traits (noun): Enduring patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that distinguish individuals from one another.
  • Question: In your opinion, how has the concept of the "American Dream" shaped the mindset and aspirations of the people in the United States, and do you think it resonates differently across various demographic groups?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Aspirations (noun): Strong desires or ambitions for the future, typically to achieve something greater.
  • Question: If you were to host a cultural exchange event with a diverse group of Americans, what activities or discussions would you plan to foster understanding and appreciation for the different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within the group?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Foster (verb): To promote the growth or development of; to nurture or encourage.

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Friday, January 26, 2024 09:30 AM - Week 56 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: Colors

  • Question: If you had to associate emotions with three specific colors, which colors would you choose, and how do you think cultural influences play a role in the symbolism of these colors?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Symbolism (noun): The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.
  • Question: Imagine you're redesigning your living space, and you want to create a calming and welcoming atmosphere. What color scheme would you choose, and how do you think these colors can impact the mood of a room?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Color scheme (noun): A combination of colors selected for a particular purpose, such as design or decoration.
  • Question: Colors are often used to convey meaning in various contexts, from flags to traffic signals. If you were to design a new flag for a country, which colors would you choose, and what significance would each color hold in representing the values or identity of that nation?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Convey (verb): To communicate or express a message or feeling.

Round 2

Topic: Comics

  • Question: If you were to create your own comic book superhero, what powers, background story, and challenges would you give them? How might cultural influences shape the characteristics of your superhero?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Background story (noun): The narrative that provides information about a character's past and experiences.
  • Question: Comics often feature dynamic duos or groups of characters working together. If you could assemble your dream team of comic book heroes, who would you choose and why? How do you envision their teamwork and interactions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Dynamic (adjective): Characterized by constant change, activity, or progress.
  • Question: Comics have the power to address social issues and reflect cultural trends. If you were to create a comic series that addresses a contemporary social or environmental challenge, what would the theme be, and how might the characters contribute to raising awareness or finding solutions?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Contemporary (adjective): Belonging to the present time; modern or current.

 

Round 3

Topic: Commuting

  • Question: If you could redesign the commuting experience in your city, what changes would you implement to make it more efficient, enjoyable, and environmentally friendly? How might these changes impact the overall quality of life for commuters?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Efficient (adjective): Achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
  • Question: Commuting can be a significant part of daily life. How do you personally make the most of your commute time, and do you have any tips for turning this time into a positive or productive experience?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Productive (adjective): Achieving or producing a significant amount or result.
  • Question: Commuting experiences vary around the world. If you could experience the daily commute in another country or city, which one would it be, and what aspects of their commuting system do you find intriguing or appealing?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Intriguing (adjective): Arousing curiosity or interest; fascinating.

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Friday, January 26, 2024 02:00 PM - Week 56 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: Complaining

  • Question: Complaining is a common way people express dissatisfaction. In your culture, how is complaining viewed, and are there specific situations where it is more acceptable or less acceptable to voice complaints?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Dissatisfaction (noun): The state of being unhappy with something.
  • Question: While complaining can be seen as negative, it can also bring attention to issues that need improvement. Can you think of a situation where a complaint led to positive change or resolution? What was the outcome?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Resolution (noun): A firm decision to do or not to do something; a solution to a problem.
  • Question: How do you personally deal with complaints, whether you're the one complaining or receiving a complaint? Are there strategies you find effective in turning a complaint into a constructive conversation?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Constructive (adjective): Serving a useful and positive purpose; helpful in a positive way.

 

Round 2

Topic: Conflict

  • Question: Conflict is a natural part of human interaction. Can you share an experience where you successfully resolved a conflict, and what strategies did you use to ensure a positive outcome for all parties involved?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Resolve (verb): To settle or find a solution to a problem.
  • Question: In today's interconnected world, conflicts can arise at various levels, from personal relationships to global issues. How do you think effective communication plays a role in preventing and resolving conflicts, especially in diverse and multicultural settings?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Interconnected (adjective): Having connections or relationships with other things.
  • Question: Conflict can sometimes lead to personal growth or a deeper understanding of oneself. Can you think of a situation where you faced a conflict and, despite initial challenges, it ultimately resulted in a positive change or self-discovery?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Self-discovery (noun): The process of gaining insight or knowledge about oneself.

 

Round 3

Topic: Corruption

  • Question: Corruption can have significant consequences on society. In your opinion, what are some effective measures that individuals, communities, or governments can take to combat corruption and promote transparency?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Transparency (noun): The quality or state of being transparent; openness and honesty.
  • Question: Corruption is often depicted in various forms in literature and movies. Can you recall a book, movie, or TV show that portrayed corruption in a memorable way? How did it impact your perception of corruption in real life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Perception (noun): The way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.
  • Question: Corruption exists in different sectors, such as politics, business, or law enforcement. Can you discuss a real-life example of corruption that made headlines, and what measures were taken to address or rectify the situation?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Rectify (verb): To correct or remedy a situation.

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Saturday, January 27, 2024 10:00 AM - Week 56 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Creativity

  • Question: Creativity can manifest in various forms, from art to problem-solving. What is a unique way you express your creativity, and how does it bring joy or fulfillment to your life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Manifest (verb): To show or demonstrate; to make evident or certain.
  • Question: Some people believe creativity is an innate talent, while others think it can be developed. What's your perspective? Can you share an experience where you either discovered or nurtured your creative abilities?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Innate (adjective): Existing from birth; inborn.
  • Question: Creativity is often associated with thinking outside the box. Can you think of a situation where thinking creatively helped you overcome a challenge or come up with a novel solution?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Novel (adjective): New, original, or unusual in an interesting way.

 

Round 2

Topic: Crime

  • Question: Crime rates can vary widely between cities and countries. What factors do you think contribute to higher or lower crime rates, and what measures can communities take to reduce criminal activities?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Contribute (verb): To play a part in bringing about a result or helping to cause something.
  • Question: Crime is often a central theme in books, movies, and TV shows. Can you recall a crime-related story that left a lasting impression on you, and how did it shape your understanding of crime in real life?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Impression (noun): A strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, or senses.
  • Question: White-collar crime, cybercrime, and organized crime are modern challenges. In your opinion, how can law enforcement and technology work together to address these contemporary forms of criminal activities?
    • Vocabulary:
      • White-collar crime (noun): Non-violent, financially motivated crime typically committed by individuals, businesses, or government professionals.

 

 

Round 3

Topic: Culture

  • Question: Cultural diversity enriches our global society. Can you share a personal experience where you encountered a different cultural practice or tradition, and how did it broaden your understanding of cultural diversity?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Enrich (verb): To make something more meaningful, substantial, or valuable.
  • Question: Language is a crucial aspect of culture. Have you ever faced challenges or funny moments when trying to communicate with someone from a different culture? How did these experiences influence your perception of language and culture?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Perception (noun): The way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.
  • Question: Culture is often expressed through art, music, and cuisine. Can you describe an aspect of your culture that you are particularly proud of, and how does it contribute to a sense of identity?
    • Vocabulary:
      • Identity (noun): The qualities, beliefs, personality, looks, or expressions that make a person or group distinct from others.

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Monday, January 29, 2024 05:00 PM - Monday Jan 29 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 57 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

Topic: Crime

1. Question: Have you ever witnessed a crime or been in a situation where you thought a crime might occur? Describe the experience and how it made you feel.

2. Question: If you could be a detective for a day, working on any crime case in history, which one would it be and why? What would your approach be to solving the case?

3. Question: In your opinion, how has technology influenced the way crimes are committed and solved? Can you think of any examples where technology played a crucial role in a criminal investigation?

Vocabulary:

  1. Forensic (adjective): Relating to or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime.

  2. Alibi (noun): A claim or piece of evidence that one was elsewhere when an act, typically a criminal one, is alleged to have taken place.

  3. Deterrence (noun): The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Round 2

Topic: Culture Shock

1. Question: Think about a time when you experienced culture shock. What was the most surprising or challenging aspect of the new culture, and how did you adapt to it?

2. Question: Imagine you are hosting a friend from a different country who is new to your culture. What are three things you would do to help them overcome culture shock and feel more comfortable?

3. Question: Discuss the importance of understanding local customs and etiquette when adapting to a new culture. Can you share a personal experience where knowing or not knowing these cultural norms made a significant difference?

Vocabulary:

  1. Ethnocentrism (noun): The tendency to believe that one's own ethnic or cultural group is centrally important, with a tendency to judge other cultures by the standards of one's own.

  2. Acculturation (noun): The process of cultural exchange and adaptation that occurs when two different cultural groups come into continuous firsthand contact, leading to changes in the original cultural patterns of either or both groups.

  3. Cultural Assimilation (noun): The process by which a person or a group's language and/or culture come to resemble those of another group, often the dominant one, to the extent that the assimilating group may lose its original cultural identity.

Round 3

Topic: The Academy Awards

1. Question: If you were part of the Academy Awards voting panel, what criteria would you consider when choosing the winner for "Best Picture"?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of the Academy Awards on the film industry. How does winning an Oscar affect the careers of actors, directors, and other professionals in the film world?

3. Question: Imagine you're invited to give an acceptance speech at the Academy Awards. What would you say, and who would you thank? How would you convey your emotions in that moment?

Vocabulary:

  1. Cinematography (noun): The art and technique of film photography, including both the shooting and development of the film.

  2. Auteur (noun): A filmmaker, usually a director, who exercises creative control over their works and has a strong personal style.

  3. Screenplay (noun): The script of a film, including dialogue and directions for the actors, as well as descriptions of the setting and action.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2024 07:30 AM - Tues Jan 30 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 57 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

Topic: Business English

1. Question: Describe a business situation where effective communication played a crucial role. How did language and tone impact the outcome of the situation?

2. Question: Discuss the importance of cultural awareness in international business communication. Can you share a personal experience where cultural differences influenced a business interaction?

3. Question: Imagine you are negotiating a business deal. What language strategies would you use to persuade the other party? How might your language differ in a formal versus an informal business setting?

Vocabulary:

  1. Networking (noun): The action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.

  2. Profit margin (noun): The percentage difference between the cost of a product or service and its selling price, representing the profit earned.

  3. Milestone (noun): A significant event or stage in the development of a business or project, often marked by the completion of a major task or the achievement of a specific goal.

Round 2

Topic: Business English for work

1. Question: Reflect on the most challenging work-related communication you've had in English. How did you navigate the language barrier, and what strategies did you use to ensure effective communication?

2. Question: Discuss the role of cultural differences in workplace communication. Can you share an experience where cultural nuances affected how a message was interpreted in a professional setting?

3. Question: Imagine you have to give a presentation in English to a diverse international audience. What tips would you give your peers to make the presentation engaging and easily understandable for everyone?

Vocabulary:

  1. Jargon (noun): Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand.

  2. Collaboration (noun): The action of working with someone to produce or create something, especially in a joint intellectual effort.

  3. Telecommuting (noun): Working from home, making use of the Internet, email, and the telephone to communicate with colleagues and employers.

Round 3

Topic: Job interviews

1. Question: If you could give one piece of advice to someone preparing for a job interview in English, what would it be, and why do you think it's crucial for success?

2. Question: Discuss the role of body language in a job interview. Can you share an experience where non-verbal cues played a significant role, either positively or negatively, in the interview process?

3. Question: Imagine you are the interviewer. What unique qualities or skills would you look for in a candidate applying for a position that requires strong communication skills in English?

Vocabulary:

  1. Qualifications (noun): The skills, achievements, and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity.

  2. Articulate (adjective): Expressing oneself clearly and coherently, with the ability to speak fluently and persuasively.

  3. Etiquette (noun): The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2024 09:30 PM - Tues Jan 30 - 2024 - 9:30 pm - Week 57 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

Topic: Working abroad

1. Question: If you were offered a job opportunity abroad, what factors would you consider before deciding whether or not to accept it? How do you think working in a different country might impact your personal and professional life?

2. Question: Discuss the challenges and advantages of working in a multicultural environment. Can you share a specific experience or scenario that highlights the importance of cultural understanding in a workplace abroad?

3. Question: Imagine you have just started a new job in a foreign country. How would you go about building relationships with your colleagues, considering cultural differences, and what strategies might you use to overcome language barriers?

Vocabulary:

  1. Expatriate (noun): A person who lives outside their native country, often for work or career opportunities.

  2. Adaptability (noun): The ability to adjust oneself readily to different conditions or environments, especially when working or living in a new or foreign place.

  3. Cross-cultural Communication (noun): The process of exchanging information and ideas between people from different cultural backgrounds, often involving understanding and navigating cultural differences.

Round 2

Topic: Company culture

1. Question: Reflect on a positive experience you've had with company culture in the workplace. What specific aspects of the culture made you feel engaged and motivated?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of company culture on employee satisfaction and productivity. Can you think of a situation where a strong or weak company culture influenced the success or failure of a project?

3. Question: Imagine you are the CEO of a company. What steps would you take to create a positive and inclusive company culture that fosters collaboration and innovation among your employees?

Vocabulary:

  1. Employee Engagement (noun): The level of commitment, passion, and loyalty an employee has towards their work and the organization, often influenced by the company's culture.

  2. Inclusivity (noun): The practice or policy of providing equal opportunities and consideration to all people, regardless of their background, identity, or abilities.

  3. Cohesion (noun): The action or fact of forming a united whole, especially in a social or work-related context, indicating a strong sense of togetherness and teamwork within a group or organization.

Round 3

Topic: Company crisis

1. Question: Think about a company crisis you've read or heard about. What strategies do you believe are effective in managing and overcoming such crises, both internally and externally?

2. Question: Discuss the role of communication during a company crisis. Can you recall an example where clear communication positively influenced how a company handled a challenging situation?

3. Question: Imagine you are a consultant hired to help a company navigate through a crisis. What steps would you advise the leadership to take to rebuild trust and stability?

Vocabulary:

  1. Mitigation (noun): The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something, in this context, referring to strategies to lessen the impact of a crisis.

  2. Reputation Management (noun): The process of controlling and influencing how a business is perceived by its customers, stakeholders, and the public, especially during challenging times.

  3. Resilience (noun): The ability of a company to recover quickly from difficulties or setbacks, demonstrating adaptability and strength in the face of adversity.


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Wednesday, January 31, 2024 07:30 AM - Wed Jan 31 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 57 - Meeting 4
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Round 1

Topic: Dancing

1. Question: Reflect on the cultural significance of dance in different societies. How do dance forms express cultural identity, traditions, or celebrations, and can you share any personal experiences or observations of unique dance practices from your own or other cultures?

2. Question: Discuss the benefits of dancing beyond physical exercise. In what ways does dancing contribute to mental well-being, community building, or personal expression, and are there specific dance styles or genres that you find particularly captivating?

3. Question: Imagine organizing a multicultural dance event. What elements would you include to showcase the diversity of dance styles, and how might such events promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation for different forms of dance?

Vocabulary:

  1. Choreography (noun):

    • Definition: Choreography is the art or practice of designing and arranging dance movements, often in a sequence. Choreographers create dance routines, determining the steps, patterns, and overall composition.
  2. Rhythm (noun):

    • Definition: Rhythm refers to the pattern of sounds or movements with a regular and repeated beat. In dance, having a sense of rhythm is crucial for maintaining timing and synchronization with the music.
  3. Improvisation (noun):

    • Definition: Improvisation is the act of creating or performing spontaneously without preparation. In dance, improvisation involves creating movements on the spot, often in response to the music or the energy of the moment.

 

 

Round 2

Topic: Chocolate

1. Question: Reflect on the cultural significance of chocolate. How is chocolate embedded in traditions, celebrations, or culinary practices in your culture, and are there any unique ways chocolate is used or enjoyed in different parts of the world?

2. Question: Discuss the journey of chocolate from bean to bar. What are the key steps in the chocolate-making process, and how do factors such as cocoa cultivation, harvesting, and production methods contribute to the various flavors and qualities of chocolate?

3. Question: Imagine a chocolate tasting event. How would you describe and compare different types of chocolate, and what factors, such as cocoa content or origin, might influence your preferences in choosing the perfect chocolate for different occasions?

Vocabulary:

  1. Cacao (noun):

    • Definition: Cacao refers to the bean-like seeds from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are derived. It is the primary ingredient in chocolate and is cultivated from the cacao tree.
  2. Confectionery (noun):

    • Definition: Confectionery refers to sweets, candies, or sweetmeats collectively. Chocolate is a popular confectionery item, often enjoyed in various forms such as bars, truffles, or pralines.
  3. Decadent (adjective):

    • Definition: Decadent describes something that is luxurious, rich, or indulgent, often to excess. It is a term frequently used to characterize high-quality and exceptionally delicious chocolate or desserts.

 

Round 3

Topic: Credit cards

1. Question: Reflect on the role of credit cards in personal finance. How do credit cards impact financial habits, and what strategies can individuals use to manage credit responsibly, avoiding potential pitfalls such as debt accumulation?

2. Question: Discuss the advantages and challenges of using credit cards for making purchases. Are there specific situations where credit cards offer benefits, and what considerations should individuals keep in mind to make informed decisions about their credit card usage?

3. Question: Imagine giving advice to someone using a credit card for the first time. What tips would you share regarding responsible credit card usage, understanding terms and conditions, and building a positive credit history for future financial endeavors?

Vocabulary:

  1. Credit Score (noun):

    • Definition: A credit score is a numerical representation of an individual's creditworthiness. It is calculated based on their credit history, including factors such as payment history, credit utilization, and length of credit history.
  2. Interest Rate (noun):

    • Definition: The interest rate is the percentage charged by a lender for borrowing money, typically expressed annually. Credit cards often have an interest rate that applies to balances not paid in full by the due date.
  3. Debt Management (noun):

    • Definition: Debt management involves strategies and practices for effectively handling and reducing debts. Understanding debt management is crucial for individuals using credit cards to avoid financial challenges and maintain a healthy financial profile.

 


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Thursday, February 01, 2024 05:00 PM - Thurs Feb 1 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 57 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

Topic: Alcohol

1. Question: Discuss the cultural significance of alcohol in different countries. How do attitudes towards drinking vary, and can you share a cultural tradition or celebration where alcohol plays a central role?

2. Question: Reflect on the potential benefits and drawbacks of moderate alcohol consumption. In your opinion, what factors should individuals consider when deciding whether to include alcohol in their lifestyle?

3. Question: Imagine you are at a social event where others are drinking, but you choose not to. How do you navigate the situation, and do you think there is societal pressure around the consumption of alcohol in social settings?

Vocabulary:

  1. Intoxication (noun): The state of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, often resulting in impaired judgment, coordination, and other physical or mental functions.

  2. Sobriety (noun): The state of being sober, not under the influence of alcohol or drugs; characterized by clarity of mind and control over one's actions.

  3. Alcoholism (noun): A chronic disease characterized by an inability to control or stop drinking despite negative consequences, often leading to physical and psychological dependence on alcohol.

Round 2

Topic: Domestic violence

1. Question: Reflect on the impact of domestic violence on individuals and communities. How can societal attitudes, legal frameworks, and support systems contribute to preventing and addressing domestic violence, and what role can education play in raising awareness about this issue?

2. Question: Discuss the complexities of recognizing and addressing domestic violence. What barriers might victims face in seeking help, and how can society break the silence surrounding domestic violence to create a more supportive environment for those affected?

3. Question: Imagine being part of a community initiative against domestic violence. What strategies or programs would you propose to raise awareness, provide support for victims, and promote healthy relationships, and how can such initiatives involve both individuals and institutions?

Vocabulary

  1. Intervention (noun):

    • Definition: Intervention is the act or process of becoming involved in a situation to alter or prevent a particular outcome. In the context of domestic violence, intervention may include actions taken to protect victims and address the root causes of abuse.
  2. Empowerment (noun):

    • Definition: Empowerment is the process of enabling individuals or communities to take control of their lives, make informed decisions, and advocate for their rights. Empowerment is crucial in the context of domestic violence to help victims regain autonomy.
  3. Cycle of Abuse (noun):

    • Definition: The cycle of abuse is a pattern of behavior in abusive relationships, typically involving periods of tension, followed by an abusive incident, and then a period of reconciliation. Understanding this cycle is essential for breaking the cycle and promoting healthy relationships.

Round 3

Topic: Alternative medicine 

1. Question: Reflect on your cultural background. Are there traditional or alternative medical practices from your culture that you find interesting or have personally tried? Share your experience.

2. Question: Discuss the reasons why some people choose alternative medicine over conventional treatments. Can you think of a situation where alternative medicine might be a suitable complement to traditional medical approaches?

3. Question: Imagine you are a health advisor. How would you approach a conversation with someone skeptical about alternative medicine, and what information or experiences might you share to broaden their perspective?

Vocabulary:

  1. Herbalism (noun):

    • Definition: Herbalism is a traditional or alternative medical practice that involves using plants and plant extracts for therapeutic purposes. It often includes the use of herbs, roots, and other natural substances to promote health and treat various ailments.
  2. Holistic (adjective):

    • Definition: Holistic refers to an approach that considers the whole person, addressing physical, mental, and social aspects of health. In alternative medicine, holistic treatments aim to treat the person as a whole rather than focusing solely on specific symptoms.
  3. Acupuncture (noun):

    • Definition: Acupuncture is an alternative medicine technique originating from traditional Chinese medicine. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote balance, often used for pain relief and various health conditions.

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Friday, February 02, 2024 09:30 AM - Fri Feb 2 - 2024 - 9:30 am - Week 57 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: War 

1. Question: Reflect on the impact of war on individuals and communities. How does war shape the lives of those directly affected, and what long-term consequences, such as displacement, trauma, or cultural shifts, might arise from the experiences of conflict?

2. Question: Discuss the role of media in shaping public perception of war. How can media influence attitudes towards conflicts, and what responsibilities do journalists have in reporting on war to ensure accurate and ethical coverage?

3. Question: Imagine participating in a peace-building initiative. What actions or strategies would you propose to foster reconciliation and rebuild communities affected by war, and how can international collaboration contribute to preventing conflicts and promoting global peace?

Vocabulary:

  1. Armistice (noun):

    • Definition: Armistice is an agreement between warring parties to cease hostilities temporarily. It is often a precursor to peace negotiations or the end of a conflict.
  2. Disarmament (noun):

    • Definition: Disarmament is the reduction or elimination of military forces and weapons. It is a critical aspect of post-war efforts to promote stability and prevent future conflicts.
  3. Humanitarian (adjective):

    • Definition: Humanitarian refers to actions or efforts that prioritize the well-being and rights of individuals, especially in times of crisis. Humanitarian aid aims to provide assistance and relief to those affected by war or other disasters.

Round 2

Topic: Animal rights

1. Question: Reflect on your views about animals and their rights. Do you think there are cultural differences in how people perceive and advocate for animal rights? Share an example.

2. Question: Discuss the ethical considerations around using animals for entertainment, such as in circuses or theme parks. How do you think society's views on this issue have evolved over time?

3. Question: Imagine you're part of a campaign to raise awareness about animal rights. What creative strategies would you use to engage people and encourage them to support the cause?

Vocabulary:

  1. Cruelty-free (adjective):

    • Definition: Cruelty-free refers to products or practices that do not involve harm, testing, or exploitation of animals. For example, cruelty-free cosmetics are not tested on animals.
  2. Sentience (noun):

    • Definition: Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively. In the context of animal rights, it refers to the ability of animals to have feelings, sensations, and consciousness.
  3. Advocacy (noun):

    • Definition: Advocacy involves actively supporting or promoting a cause, often by raising awareness and encouraging positive change. Animal rights advocacy focuses on protecting and promoting the well-being of animals.

Round 3

Topic: Drugs in sports

1. Question: Reflect on the ethical considerations of drug use in sports. How do performance-enhancing substances impact the integrity of competitions, and what measures can be implemented to ensure fair play and maintain the spirit of sportsmanship?

2. Question: Discuss the consequences of doping on athletes' health and careers. In what ways can the use of prohibited substances affect athletes physically and psychologically, and how can sports organizations balance the need for fair competition with the well-being of athletes?

3. Question: Imagine participating in a debate on anti-doping policies. What arguments might be presented for and against strict anti-doping regulations, and how can sports authorities strike a balance between preventing cheating and supporting athletes' rights and rehabilitation?

Vocabulary:

  1. Doping (noun):

    • Definition: Doping refers to the use of banned substances or methods by athletes to enhance their performance unfairly. Anti-doping measures are in place to detect and deter such practices in sports.
  2. Performance-enhancing (adjective):

    • Definition: Performance-enhancing describes substances or practices that are intended to improve an athlete's performance. However, in the context of sports, certain performance-enhancing methods or substances are considered illegal and against the rules.
  3. Integrity (noun):

    • Definition: Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. In sports, maintaining integrity involves upholding fair play, honesty, and adherence to rules, fostering trust in the competition.

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Friday, February 02, 2024 02:00 PM - Fri Feb 2 - 2024 - 2 pm - Week 57 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: Armageddon 

1. Question: Imagine a scenario where Armageddon, a catastrophic event, is imminent. What three items would you grab as you prepare to face the unknown, and how do these choices reflect your priorities?

2. Question: Discuss the portrayal of Armageddon in movies or literature. Can you think of a specific film or book that depicts the end of the world, and how do these portrayals shape our collective fears or hopes about such scenarios?

3. Question: If you could contribute to preventing Armageddon-like disasters in the real world, what global issue or challenge would you focus on, and what steps would you take to address it?

Vocabulary:

  1. Apocalypse (noun):

    • Definition: Apocalypse refers to a catastrophic event that results in widespread destruction, often associated with the end of the world. It can also be used more broadly to describe any significant and sudden upheaval or disaster.
  2. Doomsday (noun):

    • Definition: Doomsday is a term used to describe a hypothetical or prophesied day of judgment, calamity, or catastrophic event that brings about the end of the world. It is often associated with various religious and cultural beliefs.
  3. Prepper (noun):

    • Definition: A prepper is someone who actively prepares and makes provisions for potential disasters or emergencies, often by stockpiling supplies, developing survival skills, and planning for self-sufficiency in challenging scenarios.

Round 2

Topic: Army

1. Question: Consider the role of the army in a country's defense. How do you think the perception of the army differs in various cultures, and what factors might influence these differences?

2. Question: Discuss the challenges faced by soldiers during deployment. Can you think of any personal sacrifices soldiers make, and how does society typically recognize or support their service?

3. Question: Imagine you're a military strategist. What factors would you consider when planning a mission, and how do you balance the need for national security with ethical considerations in decision-making?

Vocabulary:

  1. Deployment (noun):

    • Definition: Deployment refers to the movement or stationing of military forces, often to a specific location or region for a particular mission or operation.
  2. Strategist (noun):

    • Definition: A strategist is a person skilled in planning and executing strategies, especially in a military context. Military strategists analyze situations, make decisions, and develop plans to achieve specific objectives.
  3. National Security (noun):

    • Definition: National security is the protection and defense of a country's sovereignty, citizens, and interests against external threats. It encompasses military, political, economic, and social measures to ensure a nation's safety.

Round 3

Topic: Astrology

1. Question: Reflect on your zodiac sign and its characteristics. Do you think your personality aligns with the traits associated with your sign, and how much importance do you personally place on astrology in understanding yourself?

2. Question: Discuss the cultural significance of astrology in different societies. Can you think of traditions or events where astrology plays a prominent role, and how does it influence people's beliefs and decisions?

3. Question: Imagine you're reading someone's birth chart. What aspects of their astrological profile would you find most interesting, and how might this information be used to gain insights into their personality or life path?

Vocabulary:

  1. Zodiac (noun):

    • Definition: The zodiac is an imaginary belt in the sky divided into 12 equal parts, each named after a constellation. In astrology, it is used to determine the position of celestial bodies and create the 12 astrological signs.
  2. Horoscope (noun):

    • Definition: A horoscope is a forecast of a person's future based on the positions of celestial bodies at a specific time, typically at the time of their birth. It often includes predictions related to personality, relationships, and events.
  3. Natal Chart (noun):

    • Definition: A natal chart, also known as a birth chart, is a map of the celestial bodies' positions at the exact time and place of a person's birth. It is used in astrology to analyze and interpret various aspects of an individual's life and personality.

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Saturday, February 03, 2024 10:00 AM - Sat Feb 3 - 2024 - 10 am - Week 57 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Backpacking

1. Question: Imagine you're planning a backpacking trip around the world. What essential items would you pack, and how would you prioritize them for a lightweight and efficient journey?

2. Question: Discuss the benefits of backpacking as a mode of travel. Can you share a personal experience or a story you've heard about how backpacking allows for unique cultural experiences and interactions?

3. Question: If you were giving advice to someone preparing for their first backpacking adventure, what tips or strategies would you offer to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience?

Vocabulary:

  1. Hostel (noun):

    • Definition: A hostel is budget accommodation that offers shared dormitory-style rooms and communal facilities, making it a popular choice for backpackers seeking affordable and social lodging during their travels.
  2. Trailhead (noun):

    • Definition: A trailhead is the starting point of a trail or hiking path. In the context of backpacking, it often refers to the initial location where hikers begin their journey into the wilderness.
  3. Nomadic (adjective):

    • Definition: Nomadic describes a lifestyle characterized by constantly moving from one place to another, often without a permanent home. Backpackers, in a sense, adopt a nomadic lifestyle during their journeys.

Round 2

Topic: BBQs

1. Question: Reflect on your favorite BBQ experience. What makes it memorable, and are there specific foods or traditions associated with BBQs in your culture that you particularly enjoy?

2. Question: Discuss the various styles of BBQ around the world. Can you name a few regions known for their unique BBQ techniques, and how do these methods contribute to the diverse flavors in BBQ dishes?

3. Question: Imagine hosting a BBQ party. What elements would you include to create the perfect atmosphere, and how would you accommodate different dietary preferences among your guests?

Vocabulary:

  1. Marination (noun):

    • Definition: Marination is the process of soaking or coating food, often meat, in a seasoned liquid mixture to enhance its flavor and tenderness before cooking, a common practice in BBQ preparation.
  2. Charcoal (noun):

    • Definition: Charcoal is a fuel source used in BBQ grills to generate heat for cooking. It is made by burning wood in a low-oxygen environment, creating a substance that is efficient for grilling and imparts a smoky flavor to the food.
  3. Basting (verb):

    • Definition: Basting involves brushing or spooning liquid, such as marinade or juices, over food while it is cooking, especially used in BBQ to add moisture and flavor to the meat during the grilling process.

Round 3

Topic: Beach

1. Question: Imagine you're spending a day at the beach. What activities would you choose to do, and how does the beach environment contribute to relaxation and enjoyment for you?

2. Question: Discuss your ideal beach destination. What features would it have, and how might the natural surroundings, like the type of sand or the color of the ocean, influence your perception of the beach?

3. Question: If you were organizing a beach picnic, what foods and drinks would you include, and how would you create a memorable experience for everyone attending?

Vocabulary:

  1. Seashells (noun):

    • Definition: Seashells are the hard protective outer coverings of marine animals, often found on beaches. Collecting seashells is a popular beach activity, and they come in various shapes, sizes, and colors.
  2. Tide (noun):

    • Definition: The tide is the rise and fall of sea levels caused by gravitational forces exerted by the moon and the sun. Understanding the tide is crucial for activities like swimming and fishing at the beach.
  3. Sunscreen (noun):

    • Definition: Sunscreen is a lotion, spray, or cream applied to the skin to protect it from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is essential when spending time at the beach to prevent sunburn and skin damage.

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Monday, February 05, 2024 05:00 PM - Monday Feb 5 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 58 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

Topic: Birds

1. Question: Imagine you could be any bird for a day. Which bird would you choose, and what aspects of its life, such as flight or habitat, do you find intriguing or appealing?

2. Question: Discuss the symbolism of birds in different cultures. Can you think of a bird that holds special significance in your culture's mythology or folklore, and what attributes does it represent?

3. Question: If you were to design a birdwatching tour, what locations would you include, and what rare or exotic bird species would you hope participants get to observe during the tour?

Vocabulary:

  1. Avian (adjective):

    • Definition: Avian is an adjective related to birds. It is often used to describe characteristics, features, or behaviors associated with birds.
  2. Migrate (verb):

    • Definition: Migrate refers to the seasonal movement of birds from one region to another, often for breeding or in search of food. Migration is a remarkable behavior observed in many bird species.
  3. Plumage (noun):

    • Definition: Plumage refers to the feathers of a bird collectively, including their color, pattern, and arrangement. Observing the diverse and vibrant plumage of birds is a common aspect of birdwatching.

Round 2

Topic: Beauty

1. Question: Reflect on your personal definition of beauty. How has your perception of beauty evolved over time, and do you think societal standards influence individual ideas of beauty?

2. Question: Discuss the concept of inner beauty. Can you think of a person you admire for their inner qualities, and how do you believe inner beauty contributes to a person's overall attractiveness?

3. Question: Imagine you're organizing a beauty pageant with unique criteria. What qualities, beyond physical appearance, would you emphasize in the contestants, and how might this redefine traditional beauty standards?

Vocabulary:

  1. Aesthetics (noun):

    • Definition: Aesthetics refers to the appreciation of beauty or the study of principles related to beauty, art, and taste. It encompasses the understanding and evaluation of what is visually pleasing.
  2. Ephemeral (adjective):

    • Definition: Ephemeral describes something that is short-lived, fleeting, or transient. In the context of beauty, it can refer to moments, trends, or qualities that are temporary or quickly passing.
  3. Empathy (noun):

    • Definition: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. In discussions about beauty, emphasizing empathy highlights the significance of compassion and connection beyond physical appearance.

Round 3

Topic: Beer

1. Question: Think about the culture of beer in your country. Are there any unique brewing traditions or types of beer that are particularly popular, and how do people typically enjoy beer in social settings?

2. Question: Discuss the craft beer movement. Can you name a craft beer you've tried, and what flavors or qualities distinguish it from mainstream beers?

3. Question: Imagine hosting a beer-tasting event. What types of beers would you include, and how would you guide participants in appreciating the diverse flavors, aromas, and characteristics of each beer?

Vocabulary:

  1. Brewery (noun):

    • Definition: A brewery is a place where beer is produced commercially. It typically involves the brewing process, which includes the fermentation of ingredients such as malted barley, hops, yeast, and water.
  2. Hoppy (adjective):

    • Definition: Hoppy is a term used to describe the flavor and aroma characteristics derived from hops in beer. Beers with a pronounced hop presence often exhibit floral, citrusy, or bitter notes.
  3. Pilsner (noun):

    • Definition: Pilsner is a type of pale lager that originated in the Czech Republic. It is known for its crisp, refreshing taste and golden color. Pilsners are among the most popular styles of beer globally.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2024 07:30 AM - Tues Feb 6 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 58 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

Topic: Bicycles

1. Question: Reflect on your experiences with bicycles. What memories do you associate with learning to ride a bike, and how has cycling influenced your life or daily routines?

2. Question: Discuss the environmental benefits of using bicycles as a mode of transportation. In what ways can cycling contribute to sustainability, and have you ever incorporated biking into your commute or travel plans?

3. Question: Imagine designing your dream bicycle. What features would it have, and how might technology play a role in enhancing the cycling experience for both recreational and commuter riders?

Vocabulary:

  1. Pedal (noun/verb):

    • Definition: As a noun, a pedal is a lever operated by the foot to propel a bicycle. As a verb, to pedal means to use the pedals to propel or operate a bicycle.
  2. Bike Lane (noun):

    • Definition: A bike lane is a designated lane on a road or street for the exclusive use of bicycles. Bike lanes provide a safer space for cyclists, separate from motorized traffic.
  3. Cruiser (noun):

    • Definition: A cruiser is a type of bicycle characterized by its relaxed, comfortable design and typically equipped with wide handlebars, a comfortable saddle, and a simple gearing system. Cruisers are often used for leisurely rides.

Round 2

Topic: Baths and bathing

1. Question: Reflect on your bathing habits. What cultural or personal rituals do you have when it comes to taking baths, and how does this practice contribute to your overall well-being?

2. Question: Discuss the significance of bathing in different cultures. Can you think of any traditions or ceremonies where bathing plays a central role, and what symbolic meanings are attached to the act of cleansing in those contexts?

3. Question: Imagine creating a perfect bath experience. What elements would you include, such as scents, music, or lighting, to make the bath a relaxing and rejuvenating activity?

Vocabulary:

  1. Aromatherapy (noun):

    • Definition: Aromatherapy is a holistic healing practice that uses natural plant extracts, often in the form of essential oils, to promote physical and mental well-being. Aromatherapy is commonly incorporated into baths for relaxation.
  2. Tub (noun):

    • Definition: A tub, short for bathtub, is a large container filled with water for bathing. Tubs come in various styles, including clawfoot, freestanding, and built-in, providing different bathing experiences.
  3. Soothe (verb):

    • Definition: To soothe means to alleviate or calm feelings of discomfort or distress. In the context of bathing, activities like using warm water, scented oils, or soothing music can contribute to a calming and soothing experience.

Round 3

Topic: Boredom 

1. Question: Reflect on a time when you felt truly bored. What activities or strategies do you typically use to overcome boredom, and do you think boredom can have positive outcomes?

2. Question: Discuss the concept of boredom in the age of technology. How has the constant availability of entertainment through smartphones and other devices influenced our tolerance for boredom, and does it affect our creativity?

3. Question: Imagine you're organizing an event to combat boredom. What activities or attractions would you include to engage people and create an environment where boredom is unlikely to occur?

Vocabulary:

  1. Monotony (noun):

    • Definition: Monotony refers to a lack of variety or change, leading to a dull and repetitive routine. Boredom can often arise from experiencing monotony in daily activities.
  2. Doldrums (noun):

    • Definition: Doldrums describe a state of inactivity, stagnation, or listlessness. It is often associated with feeling dull, bored, or lacking enthusiasm.
  3. Stimulate (verb):

    • Definition: To stimulate means to excite or arouse interest and activity. Finding ways to stimulate the mind or engage in stimulating activities is a common approach to overcoming boredom.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2024 09:30 PM - Tues Feb 6 - 2024 - 9:30 pm - Week 58 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

Topic: The human brain

1. Question: Reflect on the incredible capabilities of the human brain. What aspect of the brain's functionality fascinates you the most, and how do you think understanding the brain can benefit individuals in their daily lives?

2. Question: Discuss the role of brain health in overall well-being. What habits or activities do you believe contribute to maintaining a healthy brain, and how might these practices influence cognitive function and mental resilience?

3. Question: Imagine a future where we can enhance certain cognitive abilities. How do you think advancements in neuroscience and technology might impact society, and are there potential ethical concerns related to cognitive enhancement?

Vocabulary:

  1. Neuroplasticity (noun):

    • Definition: Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. It allows the brain to adapt to experiences, learn new information, and recover from injury.
  2. Synapse (noun):

    • Definition: A synapse is a junction between two nerve cells, where electrical impulses are transmitted through chemical signals. Synapses play a crucial role in communication between neurons, enabling the transfer of information in the brain.
  3. Cognition (noun):

    • Definition: Cognition refers to the mental processes involved in acquiring, processing, and using information. It encompasses various aspects of thinking, including perception, memory, reasoning, and problem-solving.

Round 2

Topic: Breakfast

1. Question: Reflect on your breakfast habits. What is your go-to breakfast, and how do cultural influences shape breakfast choices?

2. Question: Discuss the significance of breakfast in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Are there specific nutritional elements you prioritize in your breakfast choices, and how do they impact your energy levels throughout the day?

3. Question: Imagine hosting a global breakfast party. What breakfast dishes from different cultures would you include, and how might this diverse spread create a unique and inclusive culinary experience?

Vocabulary:

  1. Nutrient-dense (adjective):

    • Definition: Nutrient-dense describes foods that provide a high amount of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, relative to their calorie content. Choosing nutrient-dense foods is a key aspect of a balanced breakfast.
  2. Culinary (adjective):

    • Definition: Culinary refers to activities related to cooking or the kitchen. In the context of breakfast, it involves the preparation and enjoyment of various culinary creations to start the day.
  3. Diverse (adjective):

    • Definition: Diverse means showing a great deal of variety or differences. A diverse breakfast spread includes a wide range of foods, reflecting various cultures, flavors, and culinary traditions.

Round 3

Topic: Accidents

1. Question: Reflect on a memorable accident you've witnessed or experienced. How did it impact you, and what safety measures or lessons did you take away from that incident?

2. Question: Discuss the role of technology in preventing accidents. Can you think of any innovations or advancements that contribute to safety in transportation, workplaces, or everyday life?

3. Question: Imagine you're promoting safety awareness. What strategies would you use to educate people about preventing accidents, and how can communities work together to create safer environments?

Vocabulary:

  1. Catastrophe (noun):

    • Definition: A catastrophe is a sudden and widespread disaster that causes significant damage or harm. Accidents with severe consequences can sometimes be referred to as catastrophes.
  2. Precaution (noun):

    • Definition: A precaution is a measure taken in advance to prevent harm or ensure safety. Taking precautions involves being proactive to minimize the risk of accidents.
  3. Vigilance (noun):

    • Definition: Vigilance is the state of being watchful, alert, and attentive to potential dangers or problems. Maintaining vigilance is crucial in accident prevention, as it allows individuals to respond quickly to emerging risks.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2024 07:30 AM - Wed - Feb 7 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 58 - Meeting 4 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Job termination 

1. Question: Reflect on a time when you or someone you know experienced job termination. How did it impact the individual, and what coping strategies or support systems were valuable during this challenging period?

2. Question: Discuss the factors that can lead to job termination. Are there common reasons you've observed or heard about, and how can employees proactively navigate their careers to reduce the likelihood of facing termination?

3. Question: Imagine you are an HR professional providing guidance to someone who has been terminated. What advice or resources would you offer to help them transition successfully to a new job, and how might you approach this situation with empathy and support?

Vocabulary:

  1. Severance (noun):

    • Definition: Severance is a financial package or compensation provided to employees upon job termination. It is often offered as a gesture of goodwill and to assist individuals during the transition period.
  2. Outplacement (noun):

    • Definition: Outplacement refers to the support services offered by employers to employees who are facing job termination. These services may include career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance.
  3. Resilience (noun):

    • Definition: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity or challenges. Developing resilience is crucial for individuals facing job termination, as it enables them to adapt, recover, and move forward in their careers.

Round 2

Topic: Managers

1. Question: Reflect on the qualities of an effective manager. What traits do you believe make a manager successful in leading a team, and can you share any personal experiences with a manager who exemplified these qualities?

2. Question: Discuss the challenges that managers face in today's dynamic work environment. How have technological advancements and changing workplace dynamics influenced the role of managers, and what skills are essential for them to navigate these challenges successfully?

3. Question: Imagine you are a manager implementing a new policy in your team. How would you communicate this change to ensure understanding and acceptance, and what strategies would you use to foster a positive and collaborative work culture?

Vocabulary:

  1. Delegation (noun):

    • Definition: Delegation is the act of assigning tasks and responsibilities to others within a team or organization. Effective delegation is a key skill for managers to distribute work efficiently.
  2. Feedback (noun):

    • Definition: Feedback is information or advice about one's performance, behavior, or results. Providing constructive feedback is an essential aspect of a manager's role in helping team members grow and improve.
  3. Adaptability (noun):

    • Definition: Adaptability is the ability to adjust to new conditions and changes. Managers need to demonstrate adaptability to navigate evolving business landscapes and address unforeseen challenges effectively.

Round 3

Topic: Performance appraisal

1. Question: Reflect on the role of performance appraisals in your career. How have these evaluations influenced your professional growth, and can you share an example of a specific feedback or goal-setting discussion that had a positive impact on your work?

2. Question: Discuss the potential benefits and challenges of using various appraisal methods. Are there specific appraisal techniques or approaches you find effective or challenging, and how might cultural differences influence the perception of performance evaluations?

3. Question: Imagine redesigning the performance appraisal process in your organization. What changes would you propose to make the process more meaningful, engaging, and supportive for both employees and managers?

Vocabulary:

  1. 360-Degree Feedback (noun):

    • Definition: 360-degree feedback is a performance appraisal method that involves collecting feedback from various sources, including supervisors, peers, subordinates, and even clients. This comprehensive approach provides a well-rounded view of an individual's performance.
  2. Goal Alignment (noun):

    • Definition: Goal alignment refers to the process of ensuring that individual and team goals align with the overall objectives of the organization. Performance appraisals often involve discussions on how individual goals contribute to broader organizational goals.
  3. Constructive Criticism (noun):

    • Definition: Constructive criticism is feedback that aims to help individuals improve their performance or behavior. It focuses on specific areas for development and offers suggestions for positive change, fostering professional growth.

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Thursday, February 08, 2024 05:00 PM - Thurs Feb 8 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 58 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

Topic: Britain 

1. Question: Reflect on your impressions of Britain. What aspects of British culture, history, or traditions intrigue you the most, and how do you think these elements contribute to the global perception of Britain?

2. Question: Discuss the significance of tea in British culture. How is tea consumption viewed in your country, and do you have any personal experiences related to the cultural rituals surrounding tea in Britain?

3. Question: Imagine you're planning a trip to Britain. What destinations or landmarks would be on your must-visit list, and how might you immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry that Britain offers?

Vocabulary:

  1. Monarchy (noun):

    • Definition: A monarchy is a form of government where a single person, often a king or queen, holds supreme authority. Britain has a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch's powers are limited by laws and a constitution.
  2. Pubs (noun):

    • Definition: Pubs, short for public houses, are establishments in Britain where people gather to socialize, eat, and drink. Pubs are integral to British culture and serve as communal spaces for locals and tourists alike.
  3. Quaint (adjective):

    • Definition: Quaint describes something attractively unusual, old-fashioned, or charming. The term is often used to characterize picturesque villages, historic buildings, or traditions in Britain that evoke a sense of charm and uniqueness.

Round 2

Topic: The Bible

1. Question: Reflect on the significance of The Bible in different cultures. How does it influence societal values and traditions, and can you think of any stories or teachings from The Bible that resonate with you personally or culturally?

2. Question: Discuss the literary and historical aspects of The Bible. In what ways has it contributed to literature, art, and cultural narratives, and how might its impact extend beyond religious contexts?

3. Question: Imagine you're leading a discussion on The Bible in a diverse group. How would you navigate different perspectives and ensure an inclusive dialogue that respects various beliefs and interpretations?

Vocabulary:

  1. Scripture (noun):

    • Definition: Scripture refers to sacred or religious writings, often considered authoritative and divinely inspired. The Bible is a significant example of religious scripture in Christianity.
  2. Parable (noun):

    • Definition: A parable is a short story or allegory that conveys a moral or spiritual lesson. The Bible contains many parables, such as those shared by Jesus, designed to illustrate and impart wisdom.
  3. Covenant (noun):

    • Definition: A covenant is a formal and binding agreement, often used in religious contexts to describe the agreements between God and individuals or communities. The concept of covenant is central to understanding certain themes in The Bible.

Round 3

Topic: AIDS

1. Question: Reflect on the global impact of AIDS. How has the HIV/AIDS epidemic influenced public health policies, awareness campaigns, and societal attitudes towards those affected, and can you share any initiatives that have effectively addressed this health challenge?

2. Question: Discuss the misconceptions and stigmas surrounding AIDS. Are there prevalent myths or stereotypes related to HIV/AIDS, and how can education and awareness help dispel these misconceptions within communities and globally?

3. Question: Imagine you are involved in an AIDS awareness project. How would you design a campaign to reach diverse audiences and promote prevention, testing, and support for those living with HIV/AIDS?

Vocabulary:

  1. Pandemic (noun):

    • Definition: A pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs on a global scale, affecting large populations across countries or continents. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is often described as a global pandemic.
  2. Antiretroviral (noun/adjective):

    • Definition: Antiretroviral (ARV) refers to medications used to treat retroviruses, such as HIV. In the context of HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral therapy (ART) helps manage the virus, allowing individuals to lead healthier lives.
  3. Advocacy (noun):

    • Definition: Advocacy involves public support or promotion of a cause. AIDS advocacy focuses on raising awareness, influencing policies, and addressing the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS.

 


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Friday, February 09, 2024 09:30 AM - Fri Feb 9 - 2024 - 9:30 am - Week 58 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: Bullying

1. Question: Reflect on your experiences or observations related to bullying. How does bullying impact individuals and communities, and are there effective strategies or interventions you know of that address and prevent bullying behavior?

2. Question: Discuss the role of bystanders in bullying situations. How can individuals who witness bullying contribute to prevention, and what responsibilities do schools, workplaces, or communities have in creating environments that discourage bullying?

3. Question: Imagine organizing an anti-bullying campaign. What activities or messages would you include to raise awareness, foster empathy, and create a culture that actively opposes bullying?

Vocabulary:

  1. Harassment (noun):

    • Definition: Harassment is the act of persistently annoying, tormenting, or intimidating someone. In the context of bullying, harassment often involves repeated negative actions that create a hostile environment.
  2. Empathy (noun):

    • Definition: Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. Fostering empathy is crucial in preventing bullying, as it encourages individuals to consider the impact of their actions on others.
  3. Inclusion (noun):

    • Definition: Inclusion involves creating an environment that welcomes and values all individuals, regardless of differences. Promoting inclusion is an essential aspect of preventing bullying by fostering a sense of belonging and respect for diversity.

Round 2

Topic: Religion 

1. Question: Reflect on the role of religion in your life or culture. How does it shape your values, traditions, and daily practices, and are there specific religious celebrations or rituals that hold significant meaning for you?

2. Question: Discuss the concept of religious tolerance. How can diverse communities coexist peacefully with different religious beliefs, and can you share any examples of initiatives that promote interfaith understanding and cooperation?

3. Question: Imagine you're explaining your religion to someone unfamiliar with it. What key beliefs, practices, or stories would you highlight to provide a comprehensive understanding, and how might cultural context influence the interpretation of religious teachings?

Vocabulary:

  1. Spirituality (noun):

    • Definition: Spirituality refers to the search for meaning and connection with something beyond the physical realm. It often involves personal growth, self-discovery, and a sense of purpose that may or may not be linked to organized religion.
  2. Doctrine (noun):

    • Definition: Doctrine is a set of principles, beliefs, or teachings that form the foundation of a religious faith or a specific system of thought. It provides a framework for understanding the core tenets of a particular religion.
  3. Syncretism (noun):

    • Definition: Syncretism is the blending or amalgamation of different religious beliefs or cultural practices. It often occurs when diverse traditions come into contact, resulting in a fusion of elements from multiple sources.

Round 3

Topic: Cannabis

1. Question: Reflect on the changing attitudes towards cannabis globally. How have perceptions evolved, and what impact do shifting legal frameworks and public opinion have on the use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes?

2. Question: Discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with cannabis use. Are there medical applications that interest you, and what factors should individuals consider when navigating the choices between medicinal and recreational cannabis consumption?

3. Question: Imagine a debate on cannabis legalization. What arguments might be presented for and against its legalization, and how can societies strike a balance between regulation and personal freedom when it comes to cannabis?

Vocabulary:

  1. Cannabinoid (noun):

    • Definition: Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. These compounds, including THC and CBD, interact with the body's endocannabinoid system and are responsible for the various effects of cannabis.
  2. Decriminalization (noun):

    • Definition: Decriminalization is the reduction or elimination of criminal penalties for certain acts. In the context of cannabis, decriminalization refers to removing or reducing legal consequences for the possession of small amounts for personal use.
  3. Stigma (noun):

    • Definition: Stigma is a negative stereotype or prejudice associated with a particular characteristic or behavior. Cannabis use has, at times, been stigmatized, influencing public perceptions and policy decisions.

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Friday, February 09, 2024 02:00 PM - Fri Feb 9 - 2024 - 2 PM - Week 58 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: Capital Punishment 

1. Question: Reflect on your personal views on capital punishment. How do cultural, ethical, or religious beliefs shape your perspective, and can you think of any instances where the use of the death penalty has sparked international debate or controversy?

2. Question: Discuss the effectiveness of capital punishment as a deterrent to crime. Are there studies or examples that support or challenge the idea that the death penalty prevents serious offenses, and how might public opinion influence the policies surrounding capital punishment?

3. Question: Imagine a public forum on capital punishment. What arguments might be presented by advocates for and against its abolition, and how can societies navigate the complexities of administering justice while addressing concerns about fairness, human rights, and potential errors in the legal system?

Vocabulary:

  1. Execution (noun):

    • Definition: Execution refers to the act of carrying out a sentence of death. In the context of capital punishment, it involves the administration of the death penalty as ordered by a legal authority.
  2. Abolition (noun):

    • Definition: Abolition is the act of formally ending or eliminating something. In the context of capital punishment, abolition refers to the movement or policies aimed at completely doing away with the death penalty.
  3. Retribution (noun):

    • Definition: Retribution is the concept of punishment as a form of revenge or payback for wrongdoing. It is a philosophical and ethical argument used in discussions about the justification of capital punishment.

Round 2

Topic: Capitalism 

1. Question: Reflect on the impact of capitalism on individual aspirations and societal structures. How does the pursuit of wealth and success align with personal goals, and what role does capitalism play in shaping economic systems around the world?

2. Question: Discuss the criticisms and advantages of capitalism. Are there aspects of this economic system that you find beneficial or problematic, and how can societies address inequalities that may arise from the capitalist model?

3. Question: Imagine a debate on alternative economic systems. What arguments might be presented for and against capitalism, and how can countries strike a balance between fostering economic growth and ensuring social welfare within a capitalist framework?

Vocabulary:

  1. Entrepreneurship (noun):

    • Definition: Entrepreneurship is the activity of creating, developing, and managing a business or enterprise. In a capitalist system, entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in driving innovation and economic growth.
  2. Inequality (noun):

    • Definition: Inequality refers to the uneven distribution of resources, opportunities, or wealth within a society. Discussions about capitalism often involve considerations of how to address and mitigate economic and social inequalities.
  3. Free Market (noun):

    • Definition: A free market is an economic system characterized by minimal government intervention, allowing supply and demand to determine prices and production. Capitalist economies often emphasize the principles of a free market.

Round 3

Topic: Child soldiers 

1. Question: Reflect on the ethical considerations surrounding the use of child soldiers. How does the recruitment of children into armed forces impact their lives, and what international efforts or organizations are working towards preventing the use of child soldiers?

2. Question: Discuss the psychological impact of being a child soldier. How might the experiences of armed conflict affect the mental well-being and future prospects of individuals who were recruited as child soldiers, and what rehabilitation and support measures are crucial for their recovery?

3. Question: Imagine you're part of a global initiative to address the issue of child soldiers. What strategies would you propose to prevent the recruitment of children into armed conflicts and ensure their successful reintegration into society?

Vocabulary:

  1. Recruitment (noun):

    • Definition: Recruitment refers to the process of enlisting or bringing individuals into an organization or activity. In the context of child soldiers, recruitment involves the coercive or forced involvement of children in armed conflicts.
  2. Reintegration (noun):

    • Definition: Reintegration is the process of restoring individuals to a normal or constructive role within society after a period of exclusion or separation. For former child soldiers, reintegration involves social, psychological, and educational support.
  3. Demobilization (noun):

    • Definition: Demobilization is the process of disbanding or disarming military forces. In the context of child soldiers, demobilization includes efforts to release and rehabilitate children who were involved in armed conflicts.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024 10:00 AM - Sat Feb 10 - 2024 - 10 am - Week 58 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Small talk

1. Question: Reflect on the role of small talk in different cultures. How do cultural norms influence the way people engage in casual conversations, and can you share any experiences where small talk played a significant role in building relationships?

2. Question: Discuss the challenges and benefits of small talk in language learning. How does engaging in casual conversations contribute to language proficiency, and what strategies have you found helpful in navigating small talk when communicating in a non-native language?

3. Question: Imagine attending a social event where you don't know many people. How would you initiate and sustain small talk to connect with others, and what cultural cues or topics would you consider to ensure the conversation is engaging and respectful?

Vocabulary:

  1. Icebreaker (noun):

    • Definition: An icebreaker is an activity, question, or statement designed to initiate and facilitate conversation in a social setting. It helps create a comfortable atmosphere, especially in situations where people may not know each other well.
  2. Etiquette (noun):

    • Definition: Etiquette refers to the customary code of polite behavior in society. In the context of small talk, understanding social etiquette helps individuals navigate conversations with courtesy and respect.
  3. Banter (noun):

    • Definition: Banter is light and playful conversation characterized by teasing, joking, or exchanging witty remarks. Including banter in small talk can add humor and a relaxed atmosphere to casual conversations.
Round 2
 
Topic:  Cosmetic surgeries 
 

1. Question: Reflect on the cultural perceptions of cosmetic surgeries. How do beauty standards vary across different societies, and in what ways do these standards influence individuals' decisions to undergo cosmetic procedures?

2. Question: Discuss the psychological aspects of cosmetic surgeries. What factors might contribute to someone seeking these procedures, and how can society promote a positive body image while respecting individuals' autonomy in making decisions about their appearance?

3. Question: Imagine a debate on the ethics of cosmetic surgeries. What arguments might be presented for and against the widespread use of such procedures, and how can regulations ensure the safety and well-being of individuals seeking cosmetic enhancements?

Vocabulary:

  1. Augmentation (noun):

    • Definition: Augmentation refers to the process of making something greater or enhancing it. In the context of cosmetic surgeries, augmentation often involves procedures that enhance or change physical features for aesthetic purposes.
  2. Aesthetic (adjective/noun):

    • Definition: Aesthetic relates to beauty, art, or the appreciation of beauty. In cosmetic surgeries, the term is often used to describe procedures aimed at improving or altering one's appearance for aesthetic reasons.
  3. Invasive (adjective):

    • Definition: Invasive refers to actions that involve entering or penetrating the body. In the context of cosmetic surgeries, invasive procedures typically require incisions or entry into the body to achieve desired changes.

Round 3

Topic: Drunk driving 

1. Question: Reflect on the consequences of drunk driving in your community. How do legal systems, awareness campaigns, and societal attitudes contribute to preventing and addressing the issue, and can you share any personal experiences or observations related to drunk driving incidents?

2. Question: Discuss the role of technology in preventing drunk driving. What technological advancements or tools exist to deter individuals from driving under the influence, and how might innovations contribute to safer roads and transportation systems?

3. Question: Imagine organizing a community event to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. What activities or messages would you incorporate to engage and educate the community, and how can such initiatives promote responsible alcohol consumption and prevent impaired driving?

Vocabulary:

  1. Sobriety (noun):

    • Definition: Sobriety is the state of being sober, meaning not under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances. Encouraging sobriety is a key component of preventing drunk driving.
  2. Breathalyzer (noun):

    • Definition: A breathalyzer is a device used by law enforcement to measure the alcohol content in a person's breath. It is often employed during traffic stops to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol.
  3. Impairment (noun):

    • Definition: Impairment refers to a condition of being weakened, damaged, or diminished. In the context of drunk driving, impairment occurs when alcohol or drugs affect a person's ability to operate a vehicle safely.
 
 

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Monday, February 12, 2024 05:00 PM - Monday Feb 12 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 59 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

Topic: Cyber bullying

1. Question: Discuss the potential long-term effects of cyberbullying on a person's mental well-being. How might constant online harassment impact someone's self-esteem, relationships, or overall emotional health?

2. Question: Imagine you witness a friend being cyberbullied. What advice would you give them, and how can friends and peers play a role in preventing and combating cyberbullying within their social circles?

Vocabulary:

  1. Trolling (noun/verb):

    • Definition: Trolling refers to the act of intentionally provoking or harassing others online by posting inflammatory or offensive content. It is a common form of cyberbullying.
  2. Block (verb):

    • Definition: To block someone online means to restrict their access to your profile or content. Blocking is a tool users can use to prevent communication from individuals engaging in cyberbullying.

Round 2

Topic: Consumerism

1. Question: Discuss the influence of advertising on consumerism. How do advertisements shape our preferences, and what strategies can individuals use to make more mindful and informed purchasing decisions in the face of persuasive marketing?

2. Question: Imagine a world where consumerism is minimized. How might this impact economies, businesses, and people's lifestyles, and what alternative models or approaches could emerge to balance economic growth with responsible consumption?

 

Vocabulary:

  1. Materialism (noun):

    • Definition: Materialism is the emphasis on material possessions, wealth, and physical comforts as a primary focus in life. It is often associated with consumerism and the pursuit of material goods.
  2. Sustainability (noun):

    • Definition: Sustainability is the practice of using resources in a way that meets current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In the context of consumerism, sustainability refers to making choices that have minimal environmental impact.

Round 3

Topic: Earthquakes

1. Question: Reflect on the role of earthquake preparedness in your community. What measures or initiatives can individuals and local authorities undertake to minimize the impact of earthquakes, and how can public awareness contribute to overall safety?

2. Question: Discuss the factors that make certain regions more prone to earthquakes. How does geological activity and tectonic plate movements contribute to seismic events, and what challenges do communities in earthquake-prone areas face in terms of infrastructure and safety?

Vocabulary

  1. Magnitude (noun):

    • Definition: Magnitude is a measure of the energy released by an earthquake. The Richter scale or moment magnitude scale is commonly used to express the size or magnitude of seismic events.
  2. Aftershock (noun):

    • Definition: An aftershock is a smaller earthquake that occurs in the same general area as a larger earthquake, following the main shock. Aftershocks can continue for days, weeks, or even months after the initial earthquake.

 


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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 07:30 AM - Tues Feb 13 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 59 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

Topic: Eating

1. Question: Discuss the cultural significance of meals in your country. How are mealtimes viewed, and are there specific customs, traditions, or foods that play a significant role in daily life or special occasions?

2. Question: Imagine creating a diverse and balanced meal plan. What types of foods from different food groups would you include, and how can individuals ensure they maintain a healthy and well-rounded diet for overall well-being?

 

Vocabulary:

  1. Culinary (adjective):

    • Definition: Culinary refers to anything related to cooking or the practice of preparing food. It encompasses various aspects of the culinary arts, including techniques, skills, and traditions.
  2. Savor (verb):

    • Definition: To savor means to enjoy or appreciate the taste, flavor, or experience of something, especially food. Taking time to savor a meal involves mindful enjoyment of each bite.

Round 2

Topic: Eggs

1. Question: Explore the versatility of eggs in different cuisines. How are eggs used in traditional dishes around the world, and what unique cooking methods or preparations showcase the diversity of this simple yet essential ingredient?

2. Question: Discuss the nutritional benefits of eggs. What key nutrients do eggs provide, and how can incorporating eggs into a balanced diet contribute to overall health and well-being?

Vocabulary:

  1. Sunny-Side-Up (adjective/noun):

    • Definition: Sunny-side-up refers to a method of cooking eggs where the egg is fried on one side, leaving the yolk visible and unbroken. It's a popular style for fried eggs.
  2. Poach (verb):

    • Definition: To poach an egg is to cook it by gently simmering it in water, typically without the shell. Poached eggs have a runny yolk and a soft, delicate texture.

Round 3

Topic: Egypt

1. Question: Explore the historical significance of the pyramids in Egypt. What purpose did they serve in ancient times, and how do these structures continue to capture the imagination of people worldwide?

2. Question: Imagine visiting Egypt. What landmarks, cultural experiences, or historical sites would be on your must-see list, and how might these experiences deepen your understanding of Egypt's rich history and contemporary culture?

Vocabulary:

  1. Pharaoh (noun):

    • Definition: A pharaoh is a title used in ancient Egypt to refer to the rulers or kings. Pharaohs were considered both political and religious leaders, believed to be intermediaries between the gods and the people.
  2. Hieroglyphics (noun):

    • Definition: Hieroglyphics are a system of writing used by ancient Egyptians. These are pictorial symbols or characters that represent objects, sounds, or ideas, often inscribed on tombs, temples, and other structures.

 


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Tuesday, February 13, 2024 07:30 PM - Tues Feb 13 - 2024 - 7:30 pm - Week 59 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

Topic: Endangered species 

1. Question: Reflect on the impact of human activities on endangered species. How do factors such as deforestation, pollution, and climate change contribute to the endangerment of various species, and what steps can individuals take to help protect these vulnerable animals?

2. Question: Discuss the role of conservation efforts in preserving endangered species. What initiatives, programs, or organizations are working to protect endangered animals, and how can people contribute to these efforts on both local and global scales?

Vocabulary:

  1. Biodiversity (noun):

    • Definition: Biodiversity refers to the variety of plant and animal life in a particular habitat or on Earth as a whole. It encompasses the diversity of species, ecosystems, and genetic variation within species.
  2. Habitat (noun):

    • Definition: Habitat is the natural environment or surroundings in which a specific plant or animal species lives and thrives. The quality of the habitat is crucial for the survival and well-being of the species.

Round 2

Topic: Energy levels

1. Question: Discuss the factors that influence your daily energy levels. How does sleep, nutrition, and physical activity impact your overall energy, and what habits can individuals cultivate to maintain consistent and sustainable energy throughout the day?

2. Question: Explore the concept of energy conservation in daily life. What strategies can people use to avoid burnout, manage stress, and allocate their energy effectively across various tasks and responsibilities?

Vocabulary:

  1. Vitality (noun):

    • Definition: Vitality refers to the state of being full of life, energy, and enthusiasm. It encompasses a sense of liveliness and vigor, contributing to overall well-being.
  2. Caffeine (noun):

    • Definition: Caffeine is a natural stimulant found in coffee, tea, and certain beverages. It is known for its ability to temporarily increase alertness and reduce fatigue.

Round 3

Topic: Entertainment 

1. Question: Reflect on the evolution of entertainment over the years. How have advancements in technology influenced the way people consume entertainment, and what are the pros and cons of these changes on traditional forms of amusement?

2. Question: Discuss the role of entertainment in building cultural connections. How do movies, music, and other forms of entertainment contribute to shaping cultural identities, fostering shared experiences, and bringing people together across different backgrounds?

Vocabulary:

  1. Recreation (noun):

    • Definition: Recreation refers to activities done for enjoyment and relaxation during one's free time. It includes hobbies, sports, and other forms of entertainment that people engage in for leisure.
  2. Diverse (adjective):

    • Definition: Diverse means having a variety of different elements or qualities. In the context of entertainment, diversity can refer to a range of genres, cultures, or perspectives represented in various forms of entertainment.

 

 

 


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 07:30 AM - Wed Feb 14 - 2024 - 7:30 am - week 59 - Meeting 4 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Work emails

1. Question: Discuss the importance of email etiquette in the workplace. What are some key rules for composing professional emails, and how can effective email communication contribute to a positive and efficient work environment?

2. Question: Imagine receiving an email with challenging feedback. How would you respond constructively, and what strategies can individuals employ to navigate and resolve conflicts or misunderstandings that may arise in email exchanges?

Vocabulary:

  1. Attachment (noun):

    • Definition: An attachment in an email refers to a file, document, or media item that is sent along with the email message. Attachments can include images, documents, or other files.
  2. Inbox (noun):

    • Definition: The inbox is the main folder in an email account where incoming messages are received and stored. It is the central hub for managing and organizing emails.

Round 2

Topic: Employment 

1. Question: Explore the concept of job satisfaction. What factors contribute to a person's satisfaction or dissatisfaction in their job, and how can individuals navigate their careers to find fulfillment in their professional lives?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of technology on employment. How has automation and digitalization changed the nature of work, and what skills do individuals need to adapt and thrive in the evolving job market?

Vocabulary:

  1. Telecommuting (noun/verb):

    • Definition: Telecommuting refers to working remotely from a location other than the traditional office, often using technology to stay connected with colleagues and perform job tasks.
  2. Networking (noun/verb):

    • Definition: Networking involves creating and maintaining professional relationships with others in one's industry or field. It can be instrumental in finding job opportunities, gaining insights, and advancing one's career.

Round 3

Topic: Business pitch

1. Question: Discuss the key elements of a successful business pitch. What components, such as clarity, persuasion, and confidence, do you think are crucial for making a compelling pitch, and how can these skills be developed and refined?

2. Question: Imagine you are pitching a business idea to potential investors. What strategies would you use to capture their attention in the first few minutes, and how can storytelling enhance the impact of your pitch in conveying the value of your business concept?

Vocabulary:

  1. Elevator Pitch (noun):

    • Definition: An elevator pitch is a concise and persuasive speech that summarizes a business idea or proposal within the time it takes to ride an elevator, typically around 30 seconds to two minutes.
  2. Value Proposition (noun):

    • Definition: A value proposition is a clear statement that explains the unique benefits or value that a product, service, or business provides to its customers. It articulates what sets the offering apart from competitors.

 


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Thursday, February 15, 2024 05:00 PM - Thurs Feb 15 - 2024 - 5 pm - week 59 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

Topic: Euthanasia 

1. Question: Discuss the ethical considerations surrounding euthanasia. What factors should be taken into account when making decisions about end-of-life care, and how can society balance individual autonomy with the moral implications of assisted dying?

2. Question: Explore the legal status of euthanasia in different countries. How do cultural and legal perspectives influence the acceptance or rejection of euthanasia, and what are the arguments for and against legalizing assisted dying in various societies?

Vocabulary:

  1. Euthanasia (noun):

    • Definition: Euthanasia refers to the act of intentionally ending a person's life to relieve suffering, often due to a terminal illness or unbearable pain. It can be classified as voluntary (with the person's consent) or involuntary (without their consent).
  2. Autonomy (noun):

    • Definition: Autonomy is the ability of an individual to make independent decisions and have control over their own life, choices, and actions. In the context of euthanasia, autonomy is often considered in relation to a person's right to decide their end-of-life preferences.

Round 2

Topic: Evolution

1. Question: Reflect on the concept of evolution and its implications. How does the theory of evolution explain the diversity of life on Earth, and what evidence supports the idea that species change over time?

2. Question: Discuss the role of adaptation in the process of evolution. What are examples of adaptations in plants and animals that enhance their survival in specific environments, and how do these adaptations contribute to the overall biodiversity of ecosystems?

 

Vocabulary:

  1. Evolution (noun):

    • Definition: Evolution is the process of gradual change and development over time. In biology, it specifically refers to the changes in the heritable characteristics of species over successive generations.
  2. Adaptation (noun):

    • Definition: Adaptation is a trait or characteristic that enhances an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment. It results from the process of natural selection.

Round 3

Topic: Fear

1. Question: Reflect on the different manifestations of fear. How do people experience fear physically, emotionally, and mentally, and what role does fear play in shaping human behavior and decision-making?

2. Question: Discuss the concept of facing and overcoming fears. Can you share a personal experience of overcoming a fear, and how do you think confronting fears contributes to personal growth and resilience?

Vocabulary:

  1. Phobia (noun):

    • Definition: A phobia is an extreme and irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. Phobias can cause significant distress and may lead individuals to avoid certain triggers.
  2. Courage (noun):

    • Definition: Courage is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation with bravery and resilience. It involves facing challenges despite potential risks.

 

 


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Friday, February 16, 2024 09:30 AM - Fri Feb 16 - 2024 - 9:30 am - week 59 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: Fish and fishing

1. Question: Reflect on the significance of fishing in different cultures. How does the practice of fishing contribute to the cultural identity of communities, and are there traditional rituals or stories associated with fishing in your culture?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of overfishing on marine ecosystems. How can individuals and communities promote sustainable fishing practices, and what role does awareness play in preserving the balance of aquatic environments?

Vocabulary:

  1. Tackle (noun):

    • Definition: Tackle refers to the equipment used in fishing, including fishing rods, reels, lines, and bait. It encompasses all the gear needed to catch fish.
  2. Aquaculture (noun):

    • Definition: Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic organisms, such as fish, shellfish, and seaweed, under controlled conditions. It is a method of farming aquatic species for food production.

Round 2

Topic: Feminism 

1. Question: Reflect on the evolution of feminism. How has the feminist movement changed over time, and what milestones or achievements do you think have significantly impacted the progress of gender equality in different societies?

2. Question: Imagine a world where gender equality is fully realized. What positive changes do you envision in both personal and societal contexts, and how can individuals contribute to creating a more equitable and inclusive future?

Vocabulary:

  1. Feminism (noun):

    • Definition: Feminism is a social and political movement advocating for the rights and equality of women, challenging and addressing systemic gender-based inequalities in various aspects of life.
  2. Empowerment (noun):

    • Definition: Empowerment is the process of giving individuals the tools, resources, and confidence to assert themselves, make decisions, and achieve their goals. In the context of feminism, it involves enhancing women's agency and autonomy.

Round 3

Topic: Feet

1. Question: Explore the importance of comfortable footwear. How does wearing appropriate shoes impact overall health, posture, and daily activities, and what factors do you consider when choosing footwear for different occasions?

2. Question: Imagine a world without shoes. How might people's lives be different, and what challenges or advantages could arise from going barefoot in various environments and climates?

 

Vocabulary:

  1. Podiatrist (noun):

    • Definition: A podiatrist is a healthcare professional specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries related to the feet, ankles, and lower extremities.
  2. Callus (noun):

    • Definition: A callus is a thickened and hardened area of skin that develops in response to repeated friction, pressure, or irritation. Calluses often form on the feet as a protective response.

 

 


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Friday, February 16, 2024 02:00 PM - Fri Feb 16 - 2024 - 2 pm - Week 59 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: Nightmares 

1. Question: Discuss the potential psychological impact of recurring nightmares. How might frequent disturbing dreams affect an individual's mental well-being, and what strategies or coping mechanisms can be employed to alleviate the distress caused by nightmares?

2. Question: Imagine sharing a nightmare with a friend. How do you think discussing nightmares with others can provide support or insights, and are there cultural differences in how people interpret or share their dream experiences?

 

Vocabulary:

  1. Lucid Dreaming (noun):

    • Definition: Lucid dreaming is a state in which the dreamer is aware that they are dreaming and may have some degree of control over their dream. It allows individuals to actively participate in or manipulate their dreams.
  2. Sleep Paralysis (noun):

    • Definition: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which a person temporarily experiences the inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up. It may be accompanied by vivid hallucinations and a sense of pressure on the chest.

 

Round 2

Topic: Music

1. Question: Explore the impact of music on emotions. How does different genres of music influence your mood, and can you share a specific song that holds a special emotional significance for you?

2. Question: Discuss the evolution of music technology. How have advancements in technology changed the way we consume and create music, and what role do platforms like streaming services play in shaping musical preferences and trends?

Vocabulary:

  1. Melody (noun):

    • Definition: Melody refers to a sequence of musical notes that are perceived as a single, cohesive entity. It is the tune or main musical theme in a piece of music.
  2. Genre (noun):

    • Definition: Genre categorizes music based on shared characteristics, styles, or themes. Common music genres include rock, pop, classical, jazz, and hip-hop, each with its distinct characteristics and conventions.

Round 3

Topic: Conflict in Israel

1. Question: Reflect on the historical and geopolitical context of the conflicts in Israel. How has the history of the region shaped the ongoing tensions, and what are the key factors contributing to the complexities of the situation?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of the conflict on civilians. How do individuals and communities in Israel and surrounding areas experience the effects of war, and are there initiatives or efforts aimed at providing support and relief for those affected?

Vocabulary:

  1. Conflict (noun):

    • Definition: A conflict refers to a struggle or disagreement between two or more parties with opposing interests, values, or goals. In the context of Israel, it pertains to the long-standing disputes in the region.
  2. Resolution (noun):

    • Definition: Resolution signifies the act of finding a solution or coming to an agreement in order to resolve a problem or dispute. Achieving resolution is a key goal in efforts to address conflicts.
 
 
 

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Saturday, February 17, 2024 10:00 AM - Sat Feb 17 - 2024 - 10 am - Week 59 - Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Friendly ecosystems 

1. Question: Explore the concept of biodiversity in friendly ecosystems. How does a diverse range of plant and animal species contribute to the health and resilience of an ecosystem, and can you think of any examples of symbiotic relationships among different species?

2. Question: Discuss the role of humans in maintaining friendly ecosystems. In what ways can individuals and communities contribute to preserving biodiversity, reducing environmental impact, and promoting sustainable practices to support the health of ecosystems?

Vocabulary:

  1. Biodiversity (noun):

    • Definition: Biodiversity refers to the variety of living organisms, including the diversity of species, genetic differences within species, and the variety of ecosystems. It is a key indicator of the health and resilience of an ecosystem.
  2. Symbiotic (adjective):

    • Definition: Symbiotic describes a close and mutually beneficial relationship between different species. In a symbiotic relationship, both species derive benefits, and this interaction is essential for the balance of ecosystems.

Round 2

Topic: Therapy, counseling

1. Question: Reflect on the stigma surrounding therapy counseling. How do cultural attitudes and societal perceptions influence people's willingness to seek mental health support, and what steps can be taken to reduce the stigma associated with therapy?

2. Question: Discuss the importance of self-care in therapy counseling. In what ways can individuals incorporate self-care practices into their daily lives to support their mental well-being, and are there specific activities you find effective for maintaining emotional balance?

Vocabulary:

  1. Stigma (noun):

    • Definition: Stigma refers to negative attitudes, beliefs, or stereotypes that lead to discrimination or social exclusion. In the context of therapy counseling, overcoming stigma is essential for promoting open discussions about mental health.
  2. Self-Care (noun):

    • Definition: Self-care involves deliberate actions and practices to prioritize and enhance one's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It plays a vital role in maintaining balance and resilience, especially in the context of therapy.

Round 3

Topic: Technology

1. Question: Discuss the impact of technology on social relationships. In what ways has the use of technology influenced how we connect with others, and do you think it has strengthened or weakened interpersonal communication?

2. Question: Imagine a day without technology. How would your daily activities, communication, and entertainment change, and do you think such a day would be challenging or refreshing?

Vocabulary:

  1. Interpersonal (adjective):

    • Definition: Interpersonal relates to interactions and relationships between people. The impact of technology on interpersonal communication considers how it affects connections and relationships among individuals.
  2. Challenging (adjective):

    • Definition: Challenging describes something that poses difficulties or requires effort to overcome. A day without technology might be challenging as it could involve adapting to alternative ways of performing daily tasks and communication.

 


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Monday, February 19, 2024 05:00 PM - Monday Feb 19 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 60 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

Topic: History

1. Question: Reflect on the significance of historical monuments. How do these structures preserve and convey the stories of the past, and can you think of a particular historical monument that you find fascinating or meaningful?

2. Question: Discuss the role of oral history in preserving cultural heritage. In what ways can personal stories and traditions be passed down through generations, and how might oral history contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of a community's past?

Vocabulary:

  1. Monuments (noun):

    • Definition: Monuments are structures or objects, often built to commemorate a person, event, or cultural significance. They serve as tangible reminders of historical events and contribute to the preservation of collective memory.
  2. Heritage (noun):

    • Definition: Heritage refers to the cultural, historical, and natural aspects that are inherited from previous generations. Preserving heritage involves safeguarding traditions, artifacts, and practices that contribute to a sense of identity and continuity.

Round 2

Topic: Social problems

1. Question: Examine the impact of poverty on communities. How does poverty contribute to social problems, and can you think of any initiatives or solutions that have effectively addressed poverty-related issues in your community or globally?

2. Question: Discuss the role of education in addressing social problems. How can education empower individuals and communities to tackle issues like discrimination, inequality, or lack of opportunities, and are there specific educational programs you find inspiring in this regard?

Vocabulary:

  1. Initiatives (noun):

    • Definition: Initiatives are specific actions or projects designed to achieve a particular goal or solve a problem. In the context of social problems, initiatives often involve organized efforts to bring about positive change.
  2. Empower (verb):

    • Definition: Empower means to give someone the authority, confidence, and control to take action or make decisions. In the context of education and social problems, empowerment through knowledge and skills enables individuals to address challenges and improve their circumstances.

Round 3

Topic: Decisions

1. Question: Reflect on the factors that influence personal choices. How do cultural backgrounds, societal expectations, and individual values play a role in decision-making, and can you share a specific experience where you had to make a challenging decision?

2. Question: Discuss the concept of decision fatigue. How might the abundance of choices in today's world impact individuals, and can you think of strategies or habits that help manage decision-making overload in daily life?

Vocabulary:

  1. Influence (noun/verb):

    • Definition: Influence refers to the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. In decision-making, various factors can influence the choices individuals make.
  2. Abundance (noun):

    • Definition: Abundance signifies a large quantity or a plentiful supply of something. In the context of choices, an abundance of options can sometimes lead to decision fatigue, making it challenging to make optimal decisions consistently.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024 07:30 AM - Tues Feb 20 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 60 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

Topic: Drugs

1. Question: Examine the impact of drug education programs. How can educating individuals about the risks and consequences of drug use contribute to building awareness, and are there any specific educational initiatives on drugs that you believe are effective?

2. Question: Discuss the role of peer pressure in drug-related choices. How does peer influence affect individuals when it comes to drug use, and can you share any strategies or experiences in resisting negative peer pressure?

Vocabulary:

  1. Consequences (noun):

    • Definition: Consequences are the outcomes or results of a particular action or decision. Understanding the potential consequences of drug use is crucial for making informed choices.
  2. Initiatives (noun):

    • Definition: Initiatives are specific actions or projects designed to achieve a particular goal or address a problem. Educational initiatives on drugs aim to provide information and support to prevent substance abuse.

Round 2

Topic: Politics and government

1. Question: Explore the concept of political participation. How can individuals actively engage in the political process, and can you share an example of a form of political participation that you find effective or impactful?

2. Question: Discuss the role of political ideologies. What are some common political ideologies, and how do they shape the policies and decisions of a government? Can you think of a political ideology that aligns with your own beliefs?

Vocabulary:

  1. Participation (noun):

    • Definition: Participation refers to the act of taking part or engaging in an activity or process. In politics, political participation involves citizens actively involving themselves in the decision-making and governance of their country.
  2. Ideologies (noun):

    • Definition: Ideologies are sets of beliefs, values, or principles that form the basis of a political, economic, or social system. Political ideologies influence the policies and actions of governments and political parties.
 
 
Round 3
 
Topic: Animals
 

1. Question: Examine the role of animals in therapy. How can animals contribute to mental health and well-being, and are there specific examples or stories of animal-assisted therapy that you find inspiring?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of urbanization on wildlife. How does the expansion of cities affect the natural habitats of animals, and can you think of any conservation efforts or initiatives aimed at protecting urban wildlife?

Vocabulary:

  1. Therapy (noun):

    • Definition: Therapy refers to the treatment or healing of a physical or mental condition. Animal-assisted therapy involves using animals to support individuals in achieving therapeutic goals, often enhancing emotional well-being.
  2. Urbanization (noun):

    • Definition: Urbanization is the process of population concentration in urban areas, leading to the growth and expansion of cities. It often involves the transformation of natural landscapes, impacting the habitats of wild animals.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024 07:30 PM - Tues Feb 20 - 2024 - 7:30 pm - Week 60 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

Topic: Equal rights

1. Question: Explore the significance of equal rights in education. How does ensuring equal access to education contribute to a fair and just society, and can you share any examples of initiatives aimed at promoting educational equality?

2. Question: Discuss the role of media in advocating for equal rights. How can media platforms influence public opinion on issues related to equal rights, and do you think media has played a positive role in promoting equality?

Vocabulary:

  1. Initiatives (noun):

    • Definition: Initiatives are specific actions or projects designed to achieve a particular goal or address a problem. Initiatives for equal rights focus on creating positive change and eliminating discrimination.
  2. Advocating (verb):

    • Definition: Advocating involves publicly supporting or promoting a cause or policy. Media platforms can play a crucial role in advocating for equal rights by raising awareness and influencing public opinion.

Round 2

Topic: Complaining

1. Question: Explore the impact of constructive complaining. How can expressing concerns or dissatisfaction in a constructive manner lead to positive change, and can you share a personal experience where constructive complaining made a difference?

2. Question: Discuss the cultural aspects of complaining. Are there cultural differences in how people express dissatisfaction, and can you think of any cultural practices around complaining that you find interesting or unique?

Vocabulary:

  1. Constructive (adjective):

    • Definition: Constructive refers to actions, feedback, or criticism that is helpful, positive, and aimed at improvement. Constructive complaining involves expressing concerns in a way that contributes to finding solutions.
  2. Cultural (adjective):

    • Definition: Cultural relates to the customs, beliefs, and practices shared by a particular group of people. Cultural aspects of complaining include how complaints are expressed and perceived within a specific cultural context.

Round 3

Topic: Cellulars, phones

1. Question: Reflect on the evolution of cellular technology. How have advancements in cell phones transformed communication, and can you share any personal experiences where cellular technology played a significant role in connecting people?

2. Question: Discuss the impact of excessive cell phone use on social interactions. In what ways do constant phone notifications affect face-to-face communication, and can you think of strategies to maintain a healthy balance between using cell phones and engaging with others?

Vocabulary:

  1. Advancements (noun):

    • Definition: Advancements refer to improvements or developments in technology, knowledge, or processes. In the context of cellulars, advancements denote progress in cell phone technology.
  2. Excessive (adjective):

    • Definition: Excessive describes something that is more than necessary or normal. Excessive cell phone use implies using phones in a way that goes beyond what is considered reasonable or healthy.
 
 
 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 07:30 AM - Wed Feb 21 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 60 - Meeting 4 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1

Topic: Entrepreneurs

1. Question: Explore the qualities of successful entrepreneurs. What traits do you believe contribute to someone becoming a successful entrepreneur, and can you think of any well-known entrepreneurs who embody these qualities?

2. Question: Discuss the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in today's competitive market. What obstacles do entrepreneurs commonly encounter, and can you share any examples of innovative solutions entrepreneurs have implemented to overcome these challenges?

Vocabulary:

  1. Qualities (noun):

    • Definition: Qualities are characteristics or attributes that define a person. When discussing entrepreneurs, qualities may include traits like creativity, resilience, and leadership skills.
  2. Innovative (adjective):

    • Definition: Innovative refers to the ability to introduce new ideas, methods, or products. Entrepreneurs often need to be innovative to create unique solutions and stay competitive in the business world.

Round 2

Topic: Employment 

1. Question: Discuss the importance of work-life balance in employment. How can maintaining a balance between professional and personal life positively impact job satisfaction, and can you share any tips on achieving a healthy work-life balance?

2. Question: Explore the role of technology in the future of employment. How do you think technological advancements will shape the nature of jobs, and can you provide examples of industries where technology has already had a significant impact on employment?

Vocabulary:

  1. Work-Life Balance (noun phrase):

    • Definition: Work-life balance refers to the equilibrium between one's professional and personal life. Achieving a good work-life balance involves managing time and priorities to ensure both aspects are fulfilling and not overly demanding.
  2. Technological Advancements (noun phrase):

    • Definition: Technological advancements represent improvements and progress in technology. In the context of employment, it refers to the development and implementation of new technologies that influence the way people work and the types of jobs available.

Round 3

Topic: Business startups

1. Question: Explore the role of innovation in the success of business startups. How can innovative ideas contribute to the growth and sustainability of a startup, and can you provide examples of startups that achieved success through unique and innovative approaches?

2. Question: How can thorough market research contribute to the success of a business startup, and can you share any examples of businesses that benefited from understanding their target market before launching?

Vocabulary:

  1. Entrepreneurship (noun):

    • Definition: Entrepreneurship is the activity of setting up and managing a business, typically with a goal of earning a profit. Entrepreneurs are individuals who take the initiative to start and operate a new business venture.
  2. Innovation (noun):

    • Definition: Innovation refers to the process of introducing new ideas, methods, or products. In the context of business startups, innovation is often crucial for creating unique solutions, products, or services that stand out in the market.

 


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Thursday, February 22, 2024 05:00 PM - Thur Feb 22 - 2024 - 5:00 pm - Week 60 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

Topic: Emails

1. Question: Discuss the dos and don'ts of professional email communication. What practices should individuals follow when composing work-related emails, and can you share any examples of common mistakes people make in email etiquette?

2. Question: Explore the role of email in modern business communication. How has email transformed the way companies communicate internally and externally, and can you provide examples of situations where effective email communication played a crucial role in achieving business goals?

Vocabulary:

  1. Etiquette (noun):

    • Definition: Etiquette refers to the customary code of polite behavior in society or a particular group. In the context of emails, etiquette involves adhering to established norms and manners when composing and responding to messages.
  2. Communication (noun):

    • Definition: Communication is the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using another medium. In the context of emails, communication refers to the effective transmission of messages between individuals or within organizations.

Round 2

Topic: Famine

1. Question: Discuss the impact of famine on communities and individuals. How does famine affect not only access to food but also various aspects of people's lives, such as health, education, and social dynamics?

2. Question: Explore the role of international aid in addressing and preventing famine. How can countries and organizations work together to provide assistance during times of food crisis, and can you share examples of successful humanitarian efforts in response to famine situations?

Vocabulary:

  1. Famine (noun):

    • Definition: Famine is an extreme scarcity of food that leads to widespread hunger, malnutrition, and sometimes starvation in a specific region or population.
  2. Humanitarian (adjective):

    • Definition: Humanitarian refers to actions or activities aimed at promoting human welfare and alleviating suffering. In the context of famine, humanitarian efforts involve providing assistance and support to those affected by the food crisis.

Round 3

Topic: Friends

1. Question: Share your thoughts on making new friends as an adult. What challenges do you face, and what strategies do you use to build meaningful connections with others?

2. Question: Discuss the importance of true friendship. In your opinion, what qualities make someone a good friend, and how do genuine friendships contribute to personal well-being?

Vocabulary:

  1. Meaningful (adjective):

    • Definition: Meaningful refers to something that has depth, significance, or importance. In the context of relationships, it suggests connections that are substantial and emotionally rich.
  2. Well-being (noun):

    • Definition: Well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. It encompasses overall health, happiness, and prosperity in various aspects of life.

 


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Friday, February 23, 2024 09:30 AM - Fri Feb 23 - 2024 - 9:30 am - Week 60 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: Euthanasia 

1. Question: In your opinion, should individuals have the right to make decisions about euthanasia for themselves or their loved ones? How do cultural and ethical factors influence views on this topic?

2. Question: Discuss the role of medical professionals in euthanasia. What ethical considerations should healthcare providers take into account when faced with requests for assisted dying?

Vocabulary:

  1. Euthanasia (noun):

    • Definition: Euthanasia refers to the intentional act of ending someone's life to relieve pain and suffering, typically due to a terminal illness or severe medical condition.
  2. Ethical (adjective):

    • Definition: Ethical relates to principles of right and wrong behavior, guiding individuals in making morally sound decisions. In the context of euthanasia, ethical considerations involve evaluating the morality and appropriateness of end-of-life choices.

Round 2

Topic: Lies and Deception 

  1. Question
    • What do you believe are common reasons people resort to telling lies, especially in interpersonal relationships? Is it ok to lie? Do you know what is a white lie? Share any personal experiences or observations.
  2. Question
    • In your opinion, how does the discovery of a lie affect trust in a relationship? Can you think of any strategies to rebuild trust once it has been compromised?

Vocabulary:

  1. Deception:
    • Definition: The act of intentionally misleading someone by concealing or distorting the truth.
  2. Trustworthiness:
    • Definition: The quality of being reliable, truthful, and able to be trusted; a crucial aspect of healthy relationships.
 
 
 

Round 3

Topic: Parenting

1. Question: Discuss different parenting styles from around the world. How do cultural influences shape the way parents raise their children, and can you share any unique practices that stand out to you?

2. Question: Explore the challenges and rewards of single parenting. What are some common struggles faced by single parents, and how can communities or societies provide support for them?

Vocabulary:

  1. Parenting Styles (noun):

    • Definition: Parenting styles refer to the approaches and methods that parents use to raise and nurture their children. Different styles may include authoritative, permissive, authoritarian, or a combination of these.
  2. Single Parenting (noun):

    • Definition: Single parenting is a family structure in which one parent is responsible for raising and caring for the children without the involvement of a partner or spouse.

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Friday, February 23, 2024 02:00 PM - Fri Feb 23 - 2024 - 2:00 pm - Week 60 - Meeting 7
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Round 1 

Topic: Flying

1. Question: What are some advantages and disadvantages of flying as a mode of transportation? Share your personal experiences or preferences.

2. Question: How has the aviation industry evolved over time, and what innovations or changes do you foresee in the future of flying?

Vocabulary:

  1. Aviation (noun):

    • Definition: Aviation refers to the operation of aircraft, including design, development, production, and the practical aspects of piloting and navigation.
  2. Innovation (noun):

    • Definition: Innovation involves introducing new methods, ideas, or products that bring about positive change, improvement, or advancement in a particular field or industry.

Round 2

Topic: The future

1. Question: What are some potential challenges or opportunities you see in the future, and how can individuals or societies prepare for them?

2. Question: What do you see yourself doing in the next 5 - 10 - 15 years? What are your expectations, plans etc?

Vocabulary:

  1. Envision (verb):

    • Definition: Envision means to imagine or foresee something as a future possibility. It involves creating a mental image or concept of what could happen.
  2. Opportunities (noun):

    • Definition: Opportunities are favorable circumstances or situations that provide a chance for success, growth, or positive outcomes.

Round 3

Topic: English learning 

1. Question: How has learning English influenced your life and opportunities?

2. Question: What challenges have you faced while learning English, and how did you overcome them?

Vocabulary:

  • Fluency: The ability to speak or write a language easily and accurately.
  • Grammar: The set of rules governing the structure of words, phrases, clauses, and sentences in a language.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024 10:00 AM - Sat Feb 24 - 2024 - 10 am - Week 60 Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Gambling

1. Question:

  • Have you ever participated in any form of gambling, and if so, what was your experience like?

2. Question:

  • Do you think gambling is purely based on luck, or are there certain strategies that can increase your chances of winning?

Vocabulary:

  1. Wager: An amount of money staked on the outcome of an event; a bet.
  2. Odds: The probability or likelihood of a specific outcome in relation to the total number of possible outcomes.

 

Round 2

Topic: Genetic Engineering

1. Question:

  • How do you feel about the ethical considerations surrounding genetic engineering?

2. Question:

  • In what ways can genetic engineering positively impact medicine and healthcare?

Vocabulary:

  1. Genetic Engineering: The deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating its genetic material.
  2. Ethical: Relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these.

Round 3

Topic: Gossip 

1. Question:

  • How do you think gossip affects relationships, work, society, both positively and negatively?

2. Question:

  • Can you share an interesting or amusing gossip story that you've heard recently?

Vocabulary:

  1. Gossip: Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as true.
  2. Amusing: Causing laughter or providing entertainment in an enjoyable and cheerful way.

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Monday, February 26, 2024 05:00 PM - Monday Feb 26 - 2024 - 5:00 PM - Week 61 - Meeting 1
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Round 1

Topic: English Grammar

1. Question:

  • What English grammar rule do you find challenging, and how do you try to overcome it?

2. Question:

  • Can you share a funny or memorable experience related to learning English grammar?

Vocabulary:

  1. Challenging: Difficult, requiring effort and determination to overcome.
  2. Memorable: Worthy of being remembered, often because of being special or unusual.

 

Round 2

Topic: Gun control 

1. Question:

  • How do you think cultural differences impact perspectives on gun control? How is this topic managed in your culture?

2. Question:

  • Can you share your opinion on whether stricter gun control measures would be effective?

Vocabulary:

  1. Perspectives: Points of view or ways of thinking about a subject.
  2. Stricter: More severe or rigid, involving greater control or regulation.

 

Round 3

Topic: Hacking

1. Question:

  • In your opinion, what are the ethical concerns related to hacking? What hacking techniques are you aware of?

2. Question:

  • How can individuals protect themselves from falling victim to hacking?

Vocabulary:

  1. Ethical: Pertaining to principles of right and wrong behavior, especially in the context of choices and actions.
  2. Victim: A person who suffers from a harmful or damaging action, such as a hacking attack.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 07:30 AM - Tues Feb 27 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 61 - Meeting 2
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Round 1

Topic: Hair

1. Question:

  • How does hair change the way we look? Are you happy with your hair and what kind of hair would you really like to have?
  • How has your hairstyle changed over the past few years? Did you have a hairstyle a long time ago that you think is embarrassing now and are you worried about going bald or having gray hair?

Vocabulary:

  1. Fashion: A popular trend, especially in clothing, hairstyle, or makeup, at a given time.
  2. Tradition: A custom or belief that is passed down from generation to generation within a community or society.

Round 2

Topic: Hangovers

1. Question:

  • What are some traditional or cultural remedies for dealing with hangovers in your country?

2. Question:

  • How do you personally prepare or recover from a hangover after a night out?

Vocabulary:

  1. Remedies: Solutions or treatments used to relieve or cure a particular condition, such as a hangover.
  2. Recover: To return to a normal state of health or strength after an illness or intoxication.

 

Round 3

Topic: Hate

1. Question:

  • Can you share an example of a personal experience where you witnessed or encountered hate, and how did it affect you?

2. Question:

  • In your opinion, what steps can individuals or communities take to address and overcome hate?

Vocabulary:

  1. Encounter: To come across or experience something, often unexpectedly.
  2. Overcome: To successfully deal with or defeat a problem or difficulty, such as hate.

Round 3

Topic: Humor

1. Question:

  • What types of humor do you enjoy the most, and can you share a funny story or joke that always makes you laugh?

2. Question:

  • Do you think humor is a universal language, or are there cultural differences in what people find funny?

Vocabulary:

  1. Enjoy:
    • Definition: To take pleasure or satisfaction in something.
  2. Cultural Differences:
    • Definition: Variances in beliefs, customs, and behaviors between different cultures.
 
 
 

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 07:30 PM - Tues Feb 27 - 2024 - 7:30 pm - Week 61 - Meeting 3
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Round 1

Topic: Health care

1. Question:

  • In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a public healthcare system compared to a private one?

2. Question:

  • Is the health care in your country getting better or worse? How does it work and is it free?

Vocabulary:

  1. Advantages:
    • Definition: Conditions or qualities that provide a benefit or positive aspect.
  2. Disadvantages:
    • Definition: Conditions or qualities that cause problems or have negative effects.

Round 2

Topic: The heart

1. Question:

  • Do you worry about having heart problems? Do you ever think about your heart?

2. Question:

  • What can you do to take care of your heart, what recommendations can you share?

Vocabulary:

  1. Cardiovascular:
    • Definition: Relating to the heart and blood vessels as a system.
  2. Cholesterol:
    • Definition: A fatty substance present in the cells of the body; high levels can lead to heart-related issues.

Round 3

Topic: History

1. Question:

  • What periods of history interest you most? What do you think of the recent history of your country – the past fifty years?

2. Question:

  • In your opinion, what historical event had the most significant impact on shaping the world today?

Vocabulary:

  1. Archaeology:
    • Definition: The study of human history and prehistory through excavation and analysis of artifacts, structures, and other physical remains.
  2. Civilization:
    • Definition: A complex society with its own culture, institutions, and technological development.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 07:30 AM - Wed Feb 28 - 2024 - 7:30 am - Week 61 - Meeting 4 BUSINESS ENGLISH
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Round 1 Business English 

Topic: Retirement

1. Question:

  • What activities or hobbies do you envision pursuing after retirement?

2. Question:

  • How important do you think it is to start saving for retirement early in one's career?

Vocabulary:

  1. Pension:
    • Definition: A fixed sum paid regularly to a person, typically after retirement from service.
  2. Leisure:
    • Definition: Free time when one can engage in activities of choice for relaxation and enjoyment.

Round 2

Topic: Work experience 

  • Can you share a memorable or challenging experience from your work history?

2. Question:

  • How has your work experience contributed to your personal and professional growth?

Vocabulary:

  1. Internship:
    • Definition: A period of work experience, often in a specific industry, that is offered to students or recent graduates.
  2. Mentorship:
    • Definition: The guidance provided by a mentor, who is typically a more experienced or knowledgeable person in a specific field.

Round 3

Topic: Investing 

1. Question:

  • What factors do you consider when making investment decisions, and how do they align with your financial goals?

2. Question:

  • Can you share an investment strategy or tip that you find particularly useful?

Vocabulary:

  1. Diversification:
    • Definition: Spreading investments across different assets or types of investments to reduce risk.
  2. Portfolio:
    • Definition: A collection of financial investments like stocks, bonds, and other assets held by an individual or organization.
 
 
 

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Thursday, February 29, 2024 05:00 PM - Thur Feb 29 - 2024 - 5:00 pm - Week 61 - Meeting 5
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Round 1

Topic: Working from home

1. Question:

  • What are some advantages and disadvantages of working from home, in your opinion?

2. Question:

  • How do you maintain a work-life balance when your home is also your workplace?

Vocabulary:

  1. Telecommuting:
    • Definition: Working from a location other than the employer's office, often using technology to stay connected.
  2. Productivity:
    • Definition: The effectiveness and efficiency with which work is completed, measured by the output or results achieved.

Round 2

Topic: Heaven 

1. Question:

  • How does your cultural or religious background shape your views on the concept of heaven?

2. Question:

  • Can you share a personal belief or cultural perspective regarding what happens in heaven?

Vocabulary:

  1. Elysian:
    • Definition: Relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise.
  2. Beatific:
    • Definition: Blissfully happy or serene, often used to describe a heavenly state.

Round 3

Topic: Heroes

1. Question:

  • Who is considered a hero in your culture, and what qualities do they possess?

2. Question:

  • Can you think of a personal hero in your life and share a story or characteristic that makes them heroic to you?

Vocabulary:

  1. Valiant:
    • Definition: Showing courage or determination in the face of danger or difficulty.
  2. Admirable:
    • Definition: Worthy of admiration; inspiring approval, respect, or affection.
 
 
 

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Friday, March 01, 2024 09:30 AM - Fri Mar 1 - 2024 - 9:30 am - Week 61 - Meeting 6
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Round 1

Topic: Hitch hiking

1. Question:

  • What do you think are the pros and cons of hitchhiking as a means of travel?

2. Question:

  • Have you ever had an interesting or memorable experience while hitchhiking, or do you know someone who has?

Vocabulary:

  1. Nomadic:
    • Definition: Living a mobile and unsettled lifestyle, often moving from place to place.
  2. Adventure:
    • Definition: An exciting or unusual experience; a daring and challenging undertaking.

Round 2

Topic: Holidays

1. Question:

  • What holidays do you celebrate in your country/ culture? Is traveling during the holidays stressful in your country?

2. Question:

  • Can you share a unique holiday tradition from your culture or a memorable holiday experience you've had?

Vocabulary:

  1. Festive:
    • Definition: Related to or suitable for a celebration or festival.
  2. Relaxation:
    • Definition: The state of being free from tension and stress; a period of rest and leisure.

Round 3

Topic: Hometown 

1. Question:

  • What are some unique aspects or landmarks in your hometown that you would recommend to visitors? Is your hometown famous for anything?

2. Question:

  • How has your hometown changed over the years, and what aspects do you think have remained the same?

Vocabulary:

  1. Landmark:
    • Definition: A recognizable feature of a landscape or a location that serves as a guide, especially in navigation or a marker for identifying a location.
  2. Tradition:
    • Definition: The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.

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Friday, March 01, 2024 02:00 PM - Fri Mar 1 - 2024 - 2:00 pm - Week 61 - Meeting 7
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Round 1

Topic: How to's

1. Question:

  • Can you share a specific "how-to" skill or task that you've recently learned or mastered?

2. Question:

  • What is something you've always wanted to learn how to do, and why?

Vocabulary:

  1. Expertise:
    • Definition: Specialized skill or knowledge in a particular field, activity, or subject.
  2. Tutorial:
    • Definition: A set of instructions or a guide explaining how to do something, often in a step-by-step manner.

Round 2

Topic: Garlic

1. Question:

  • In what cuisines or dishes do you think garlic plays a crucial role, and how is it used?

2. Question:

  • Can you share a personal cooking experience where adding garlic made a significant difference in flavor?

Vocabulary:

  1. Pungent:
    • Definition: Having a strong, sharp, and often overpowering smell or taste.
  2. Clove:
    • Definition: A single section of a garlic bulb, often used as a cooking ingredient.

Round 3

Topic: Gangs

1. Question:

  • Is gang violence a problem in your society? How do you think socioeconomic factors contribute to the formation and growth of gangs in urban areas?

2. Question:

  • Can you discuss some strategies communities might employ to prevent young people from joining gangs?

Vocabulary:

  1. Criminality:
    • Definition: Involvement in criminal activities or behavior.
  2. Initiation:
    • Definition: The process of admitting someone into a group, often with a formal or ceremonial procedure.

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Saturday, March 02, 2024 10:00 AM - Sat Mar 2 - 2024 - 10 am - Week 61 Meeting 8
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Round 1

Topic: Immigration in the USA

1. Question:

  • What are some common reasons people choose to immigrate to the USA, and how have these reasons evolved over time?

2. Question:

  • In your opinion, what challenges might immigrants face when trying to establish themselves in a new country like the USA?

Vocabulary:

  1. Naturalization:
    • Definition: The legal process by which a foreign citizen becomes a citizen of a new country.
  2. Diversity Visa (DV) Program:
    • Definition: A U.S. government program that provides a limited number of visas through a lottery system to individuals from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.

Round 2

Topic: Inflation

1. Question:

  • What is the rate of inflation in your country and what causes it?

2. Question:

  • In what ways can governments and central banks control or mitigate the effects of inflation on an economy?

Vocabulary:

  1. Hyperinflation:
    • Definition: Extremely high and typically accelerating inflation, leading to a sharp decrease in the real value of a country's currency.
  2. Deflation:
    • Definition: The general reduction of prices in an economy, leading to a decrease in the purchasing power of money.

Round 3

Topic: Jail

1. Question:

  • Do you think people leave jail better people or better criminals? What are the jails like in your country?

2. Question:

  • Can you discuss some alternative methods to incarceration that focus on reforming individuals rather than isolating them?

Vocabulary:

  1. Rehabilitation:
    • Definition: The process of helping a person who has committed a crime to return to a positive and productive life, often through education, therapy, or vocational training.
  2. Recidivism:
    • Definition: The tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend, often leading to a return to jail or prison.

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