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Week 51 conversation topics

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

Here are our topics for next week.

Monday morning: 8:15 - 9:15 (every two weeks)

14 December - we'll save Henry VIII for next year. This time we're going to talk about the things that help people live to be a hundred (or more). I think we've probably talked about this topic before but this time, I'd like you to watch a video from the BBC. In the video, reporter, David Robson, travels to Sardinia to find out the secrets to a long life. Don't forget to click on the subtitles if you need them.

Monday morning at Juni: 9:45 - 11:15

14 December - it's the last week before Christmas. Normally we'd be playing games in the final lesson but I don't think it's going to work online so we'll save it until we are back enjoying in-person lessons. Next week we'll do a bit of grammar instead! Please read this article about a husband and wife team who set up their own company which recently developed a Covid vaccine The article also has lots of examples of tenses for you to look at - try to understand the different choices made in the first two paragraphs using the schedule I provided on tense and aspect. Happy studying!!

Monday evening at Juni: 19:30 - 21:00 (every two weeks)

No more lessons until January

Wednesday morning at Juni: 9:15 - 10:45

16 December - it's the final lesson of the year so a good time to talk about politics, economics and society. Please listen to the first instalment of this year's Reith Lectures. This year's lectures are brought to you by the former head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney who discusses the theme 'How we get what we value'. The vocabulary is certainly trickier than normal so just try to understand the broad ideas rather than worrying about the detail. I've attached the questions and some of the vocabulary from the lecture as this might help while you are listening to it.

Lesson 40 - How we get what we value
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