Group Discussions: Health, Computers

Hi everyone!

Our Saturday (April 18th) topic is health.

Our Monday (April 20th) topic is computers.

Saturday

Here are some new questions you might hear (new lexis is in italics):

1. How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?

2. In what ways are you health-conscious?

3. What are some jobs that are terrible for your health?

Click here to see the lexical set and older questions!

Today we’re going to talk about something very important and useful, but something I don’t understand: computers!  I hope you can teach me something!

Monday

Here are some questions you might hear during the lesson:

Beginner:

1. Do you have a computer?  More than one?

2. What other devices do you use with your computer?  For example, a printer, a digital camera, a webcam, etc.

Intermediate:

1. How do you use your computer to learn or study English?

2. What important features do you want your computer to have?

Advanced:

1. Do you remember the first time you bought or used a computer?

2. Have computers made our lives better or worse?  Why do you think so?

Additional Useful Lexis:

Nouns

Access

Account(s)

Address(es)

Backup

Blog

Chat

Chat Room(s)

Configuration

Desktop (computer)

Email

File Sharing

Hardware

Instant Message/Messaging

Internet

Internet Service

Internet Service Provider(s)

Laptop (computer)

Media

Operating System(s)

Scanner(s)

Screen(s)

Software

Technology

Upgrade(s)

URL

Webpage(s)

Verbs

Access

Back up

Blog

Chat

Configure

Connect

Email

Instant Message

Perform

Share (a file)

Type

Update

Upgrade

Visit

Adjectives

Complicated

Digital

Literate

Powerful

 

Whew!  That’s a lot of terminology.  Hope it’s useful.  See you at the next discussion lesson!

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