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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dear fearless friends,

I've bumped into this article (after some googling, of course!) and I started wondering. Who hasn't received a present that they trully disliked? A pair of socks? A photo frame? A saucepan, maybe?

Family members tend to be dull when it comes to gift giving. They are usually so predictable!

Sometimes, they will give you a present they had already given in past occasions.

Sometimes, they ask you what gift you'd like to receive just to find out later they can't afford it.

They mean well, of course. They're your blood, after all!!!

I remember my dear dad when he gave me a pricey shirt, two numbers smaller than my "bellyceps". He told me sweetly: "This shirt will be hanging in your wardrobe for as long as it takes you to lose enough weight so that you can wear it." Unfortunatelly, I have never worn the piece from the fashion garment industry!

My question is: Are you a careful giftgiver? Have you ever given a gift to find out later that the receiver didn't like it? Have you ever received a present that you trully disliked?

Talk to us, leave your post!!!

Rick, the fearless blognaut

Friday, September 11, 2009

Andy's super talents

Rick, the Blognaut, strikes again! Using the soothing, yet exhilarating melody of Andy's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Rick, the fearless, has prepared an activity for his adult class!!!

More on this, soon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Comment Blog?

I think I have decided to start my blogging career as a teacher with the creation of a comment blog.
There's a class where we have been working with the topic of shopping, buying and selling, consumerism etc. I prepared a questionnaire and students will go to my blog to answer the questions. I am just hopping that this will generate discussion in the classroom.

I have also included a video with useful phrases related to the topic.



1. Are you a price conscious shopper?
2. Are you good at saving money?
3. Are you saving money to buy something?
4. Do you enjoy shopping?
5. Do you ever buy second-hand things? ("used things")
6. Do you ever give money to charity?
7. Do you give tips at a restaurant in your country? How about to taxi drivers?
8. Do you haggle when you shop?
9. Do you sometimes buy things that you don't need?
a. If so, give some examples.
10. Do your parents give you an allowance? (Did your parents give....?)
a. What do you use it for?
b. How often do they give it to you?
11. If someone gave you a lot of money, what would you do with it?
a. If someone gave you a million dollars, what would you do with it?
12. Some people say that "money makes the world go around." Do you agree? Why or why not?
13. What's your favorite place to shop?
14. In a marriage, do you think one person should handle the finances, or both?
15. Explain these proverbs: What do they mean? Say them in other English words.
a. The best things in life are free.
b. Time is money.
c. Save your pennies for a rainy day.
d. Money talks.
e. You can't take it with you when you go.
f. Money doesn't grow on trees

Blogging with students!

I found this video excelent!!!! Very comprehensive, but yet concise!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

That's how happy I am with my BLOGGER!

AHA!!!!! I've done it!

Daring New World!!

Rick, the blognaut, strikes for the first time!!!!

Rick - Blognaut is a place for discovery, fun, sharing, learning, teaching, weeping if necessary!!!!

Be mostly welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!