Ethical Living: a conversation lesson.

Living ethically is something I have been thinking about recently, particularly how difficult it can be to do good things when you are aware of the consequences of your actions.

I found an article that reflected my opinions on the topic and a new lesson came out of it. This is better suited for adults and young adults, although I imagine some adolescent students who are mature for their age or who are interested in environmentalism will appreciate it too.

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Rio Olympics: a conversation lesson

I had been thinking of having a lesson about the Rio Olympics for a little while. Last week my friends Cristina Serafim and Cecilia Nobre both shared the same article on Facebook describing the situation in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the games. I saw that as a sign that the time had come.

The article shows some of the negative aspects of the games, so I thought it would be a good idea to contrast it with a video showing some of the positives. This lesson is appropriate for both adults and adolescents, even if they are not into sports.

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Orlando Shooting: a conversation lesson

Although the events that took place in Orlando this past weekend were horrific, I think they are worth discussing with students. From a language perspective, much like the topic of impeachment, things like terrorism, homophobia and gun laws have frequently come up in the news recently. An important part of conversation lessons is to empower students to talk about these.

This is a lesson that can be used with both adolescents and adults, as this is a subject I believe everybody can benefit from discussing and being better informed about.

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A Spotless Mind: a conversation lesson

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind is one of my favourite films. One of my friends has recently shared an article on Facebook that mentioned it and I thought it would lend itself really nicely to a conversationĀ lesson. I can’t remember who shared it, though, so I apologize in advance for not giving you proper credit.

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This is a lesson aimed at adults, as the main discussion point about deleting your memories is likely to be more productive with people who have more life experience.

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