This week we will be studying 'How many?', 'How much?', and 'How often?'.
The topic for this week is: Technology
Responses and Reactions (e.g. Seriously?)
The three small talk themes this week are:
Future tech / Smart devices / Nostalgic tech
This week, we will be talking about many different things, including:
If you ever feel like breaking something to release stress / Where you think is the best place for shopping / If you ever lie to get out of doing something / Which places give you goosebumps / If friends are better than family / Whether you are a loud or quiet person
The topics for discussion in Talk 中級 this week are:
Who is a famous person you wish to get to know and pick their brains / How you think people you know would best describe you at your funeral / if you have ever sought revenge
Anecdotes: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
i) Overcoming adversity is something that most people share although it certainly varies from person to person. What was a personal challenge or struggle for you? It doesn’t have to necessarily be a personal experience either. It could be a broader social situation such as an economic depression, earthquake, etc.
ii) A time you experienced something wonderful abroad or whilst travelling / A time you had trouble abroad or experienced some culture shock.
iii) A moment when you felt proud of yourself.
2) Moral Dilemma:
The Life Boat
You are on a cruise and the ship encounters an unexpected storm. The storm continues to rage and eventually you and the other passengers are told you must head to the lifeboats and abandon ship. As people begin to line up, you realize some lines have fewer people, some have families, and some seem to have younger, single people. You know you are strong and capable.
Do you choose to help:
1) a group composed of three families with a few young children
2) a group of seniors who obviously could use your help
3) the young single, strong people, with whom you might have a better chance of survival