This week we will be studying 'What...?'.
The topic for this week is: Flying
Responses and Reactions (e.g. No way! What was it like?)
The three small talk themes this week are:
Flying / Budget airlines / In-flight entertainment
This week, we will be talking about many different things, including:
Whether you think before you speak / What is or was the worst thing about your partner / When was a time you were misunderstood / What you find challenging / If you think exams are a waste of time / What sound you find annoying
The topics for discussion in Talk 中級 this week are:
Whether you have a morning routine that is vital to maintaining your daily equilibrium / What guidance and advice you would give yourself as a thirteen-year old / If you think the imperfections in other people that trigger us the most are the imperfections we loath in ourselves
News: “Stuck between a rock and a hard place"
We'll be talking about dealing with tricky situations or suitations with solutions that are not always clear. How would you handle the situations below?
i) The Unfaithful Friend
You go out with your partner for dinner at a new restaurant you have not frequented before. It is in a part of town you rarely visit. You are shocked to see your friend’s spouse having dinner with a very young, attractive person. From the way they are behaving, it is obvious they are more than friends. The couple finish their meal and leave without seeing you. They behave very affectionately on the way out the door.
A: Tell your friend, knowing you may not be believed and that it may ruin your friendship?
B: Say nothing about seeing them and leave things as they are.
Give detailed reasons for your choice of actions.
As the example above illustrates, may situations in life can be tricky to deal with. Ask the students to share their stories about problems or situations they’ve had difficulty navigating.
Has anyone ever been in a similar situation where you had to make a difficult decision?
Have you ever given advice to someone else in a tricky situation?
(E.g. relationship advice, work advice, life advice, etc.)