Group Discussion Topic: Science

Hey everybody!  Sorry this post is so last-minute!

Remember, if you come on Monday, please be prepared to answer the intermediate-advanced questions!  If you come on Tuesday, please be prepared to answer the beginner-intermediate questions.

Also, it looks like there is still some interest in a Saturday class.  It will, most likely, be in the late afternoon.  If you are available on Saturday and would like to join, please let me know!

If you are a student of mine, I hope to see you at one of the discussion groups. If anybody (student or not) has any questions about this blog, please let me know: Post a comment here, find me on twitter, or email me through my website. Thanks!

During the next group discussion class, we will be talking about science. Here is a list of the lexis and possible questions which we may use during the lesson:

Lexis

Nouns

Characteristic(s)

Organ(s)

Science

Space

Subject(s)

Verbs

Be allowed to V

Clone

Explore

Adjectives

Favorite

Forever

Possible

Expressions

It’s better to V (O)

Make (a) change(s)

What do/did you like about N?

What makes you think so?

Questions

Beginner
  1. What is science?
  2. What was your favorite science subject? What did you like about it?
  3. What science fiction movies have you seen? Do you think that anything in those movies is possible?
  4. What changes would you like to see science make in the world?
Intermediate
  1. Do you think that someday science will help people live forever? Do you think that would be a good or a bad thing?
  2. What are some great scientific achievements?
  3. If you could copy your brain for future generations, would you?
  4. Do you think the amount of car driving should be limited to prevent global warming?
Advanced
  1. How will science change the world in the next 100 years? What makes you think so?
  2. Do you think couples should be allowed to choose characteristics of their baby like eye color or sex? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think it is better to spend money on exploring space or helping people on earth? Why?
  4. Do you think we should be allowed to clone people or people’s organs? Why?

That’s it!  Some of the lexis is quite difficult this time, so please prepare, and ask me if you don’t understand something.  You can email me too!  Hope to see you next week!

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