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So, what is good for me?
Many people are confused and worried about something that should be one of life’s greatest pleasures – eating. A recent survey done in the USA has shown that:
…. Of adults are confused by reports giving dietary advice.
…… believe that healthy eating means giving up food they enjoy.
… feel guilty when they eat food they enjoy.
……. Don’t want the government to advise them on what sorts of food they should or shouldn’t eat.
Question:Do you think a similar survey in Tianjin would produce the same results?
Why or why not?
Look at these sentences. Which talk about repeated and typical behaviour? Which talks about a future action?
Sometimes I’ll eat things I know are unhealthy.
Tonight, I’ll probably have a burger.
Cassy: I resent the government telling me what I should and shouldn’t eat. And, urn, anyway, they keep changing their minds about what’s good and bad for you. You don’t know what to believe.
For example, I’m …we’re always hearing stuff about fat being bad for us. Er, it causes heart attacks and all that, but I heard on the radio only this morning that the French eat a high fat diet and they have fewer heart attacks than we do in America, so where, er, where does that leave us? As for me, well I don’t care
about how much fat I eat. Every day when I get home from work, I’ll have a coffee and half a packet of chocolate cookies. That’s a lot of fat. But, urn, I know what I like and I eat what I like. I’ve always been like that.
Tonight I’ll probably have a burger and fries for dinner -even more fat! And you know what? My mom’s always telling me what I should and shouldn’t eat, and the joke is, I never get ill and she’s ill all the time.
Ted: Most of the time I watch what I eat, but, er, sometimes I’ll eat things that I know are unhealthy like ice cream or pizza. But when I was a teenager I’d get up in the morning and go straight to the cookie jar. I used to be addicted to chocolate chip cookies -my mom used to hide them from me. And then I read a lot of books about health and nutrition, and I knew I had to change. One of the big killers is fat, so I’m always reading food labels to see what the fat content is. It drives my girlfriend crazy. And did you know that, er, Japanese people have far fewer heart attacks than Americans? That’s because they have a very low fat diet, you know, stuff like sushi, rice, that sort of thing. They don’t, er, they don’t add fat to anything, well, that’s what I heard anyway.
Listening and comprehension questions.
What does Cassy say about French and American eating habits?
Has Cassy’s attitude to food every changed?
Who is healthier? Cassy or her mother?
Does Ted ever eat things that are unhealthy?
Why does he check food labels all the time?
What does he say about Japanese and American eating habits?
Whose attitude to food is most like yours? Cassy’s or Ted’s?
Look at the photos and work out who says the sentences below (Cassyy/Ted).
Everyday when I get home from work, I’ll have a coffee and half a packet of chocolate cookies.
I know what I like, and I eat what I like.
My mum’s always telling me what I should and shouldn’t eat.
But when I was a teenager I’d get up in the morning and go straight to the cookie jar.
I used to be addicted to chocolate chip cookies – my mum used to hide them from me.
And then I read a lot of books about health and nutrition, and I knew I had to change.
Look at the verb forms in bold in sentences 4-6 above. Complete these rules with Past Simple, would + infinitive or used to + infinitive.
We use the ………….. and ………………..to talk about past habits, repeated actions and states.
We can use ………………….. to talk about past habits and repeated actions. We don’t usually use this verb form with state verbs.
TIP. We don’t use used to or would + infinitive for something that only happened once: In 2003 1 gave up smoking, not in 2003 I used to give up smoking.
Look at these sentences. Are both verb forms possible? If not, choose the correct one.
Last night I’d have/I had two burgers for dinner and I used to feel/I felt a bit sick afterwards.
I rarely drink coffee now, but at one time it’d be/it used to be my favourite drink.
I seldom pay attention to government reports about food because they’d change/they’re always changing their advice.
I walk/I’ll walk to work just for the exercise and I frequentlygo/am going to the gym.
OccasionallyI eat/I’ll eat vegetables, not only because I’ll know/I know they’re good for me.
I always worry/I’m always worrying about my diet.
Once I used to try/tried not adding salt to my food. It tasted awful.
When I was younger, I didn’t used to like/wouldn’t like
Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
Before we (get) … married, Kath and I …. (live) in Boston. Then in 1966 we (move) …. To New York, where we (have) …. A small apartment. Back then, more often than not we (stay) …. at home in the evening because we … (not have) much money. Our son Ted says that I (always go on) …. About how poor we (be) … then, but it’s true. For example, every so often we (buy) …. Ted a burger as a treat, but Kath and I …. (never eat) out. But now that we … (have) more money we (go) …. To restaurants quite a lot. In fact, most weeks we … (eat) out at least twice. Most of the time we …. (go) to local restaurants, but once in a while we …. (drive) up to Boston and go to one of our favourite restaurants there. I really …. (love) Boston and every now and then I …. (think) about moving back there, but Kath …. (always tell) me that’s unrealistic.
Vocabulary (expressing frequency)
Put the words/phrases in bold in the sentences above into these groups:
Make up four sentences about your eating habits (at least one of them should be false [not true]). Use the words/phrases we just listed in (a) [lower/higher frequency].
Nicole discusses her plans to run for student body president. Nicole wants Ted to ask his friends to vote for her. Ted agrees, in exchange for her help with his homework.
Speak Like an American Lesson 10
Bon Visits the Village Market
Bob goes to the Village Market, a supermarket in town. He asks Carol, the owner of the store, if she would like to sell Susan’s Scrumptious Cookies. Carol agrees but isn’t able to tell Bob how much she’ll pay him.
Agreeing and disagreeing. Chapter two from Face2Face.
Look at the photo. Who are the people? What are they doing?
Let’s do the reading (you can listen to the transcript R2.6).
JAMES Jenny, you haven’t touched your sandwich. Look, Liam has nearly finished his. (Don’t want it.) OK, go and play with Harriet then. Oh dear, she’s hardly eaten anything.
HAZEL Don’t worry about it. It’s best just to let kids eat when they want.
LILY don’t know about that. I think it’s important for kids to get used to good eating habits as early as possible. That’s what I did with my kids, and when I look after Liam that’s what I do with him. Right from the word go, you should make them stay at the table until they finish their food.
H I can’t really see the point of forcing kids to eat. I think that just makes kids hate meal times and food becomes a bigger problem.
L Oh, do you think so? I think if kids aren’t allowed to play until they’ve eaten their food they soon learn to empty their plates. You have to be strict right from the beginning or they just get into bad habits.
J I see what you mean.
H Oh, I wouldn’t say that. I’ve never been strict with Harriet and she eats anything. All you have to do is make it fun, like, for example letting them help when you’re getting food ready.
J I see your point. I must admit we always send Jenny out of the kitchen when we’re cooking.
L Quite right too. It’s dangerous in a kitchen for a five-year-old.
J I suppose that’s true, actually.
H But life’s dangerous for a five-year-old. They’re always falling down and stuff. And I don’t mean …I’m not suggesting you leave the kid alone in the kitchen to make the meal. You’re there supervising everything.
J I should imagine it slows everything down if they’re helping you.
H OK yes, but on the other hand they’re learning valuable life lessons.
J Mmm. You might be right there. That’s a good point.
L Well, I’m still not convinced. What can a five-year-old do to help in the kitchen?
H Little things like letting them get things for you out of the fridge or the cupboards. Or let them wash the vegetables for you. Just simple things.
J You mean, sort of make it a game.
L But Harriet’s a girl.
H Well, I can’t argue with that.
L No, I mean I don’t think little boys are interested in that kind of thing, do you?
J Oh, I don’t think that’s necessarily the case at all.
H Yes, and you’ll never find out if he’s interested unless you give it a go. Anyway, it’s important that boys learn how to cook, don’t you think?
L I suppose you’ve got a point there. Right,
Liam, time to go. You’re doing the cooking this evening.
Answer these questions.
Who thinks that parents should be strict about children’s eating habits?
Who doesn’t agree with being strict?
Who doesn’t have a strong opinion on the subject?
Fill in the gaps with James, Lily or Hazel.
……. is having trouble persuading his/her child to eat.
…….. believes the way to encourage children to eat is to make meal times fun.
……… and don’t let their children help them prepare food.
………. and agree that letting children help you cook slow things clown.
….. and …….. agree it’s important that boys leam to cook.
Look at these sentences.
Are they ways of agreeing (A) or disagreeing (D)?
I don’t know about that. D
1 can’t really see the point of (forcing kids to eat).
Oh, do you think so?
1 see what you mean.
Oh, I wouldn’t say that.
1 see your point.
1 suppose that’s true, actually.
You might be right there.
That’s a good point.
Well, I’m still not convinced.
Well, I can’t argue with that.
1 suppose you’ve got a point there.
TIP! We often follow an agreement phrase with but to challenge the other person’s opinion: I see what you mean, but I think it’s much better to let them eat when they want.
Look at the underlined phrases. Tick the correct phrases. Change the incorrect ones.
I used to go out with friends’ last night.
I’m usually waking up at 7 a.m.
I’d have pets when 1 was a child.
Occasionally I’ll stay in at the weekends, but I normally go out.
I’m always lose things.
I didn’t use to watch as much TV as I do now.
Make sentences 1-6 true for you.
Find four things that you have in common. Use these words/phrase.
The best classical music works of the 21st century
From left: The Tempest, The Minotaur, L’amour de loin, Hamlet
Over the coming week, the Guardian will select the greatest culture since 2000, carefully compiled by critics and editors. We begin with a countdown of defining classical music compositions, from X-rated opera to high-tech string quartets
Jennifer Walshe asked girls about how they played with their Barbie dolls, and turned the confessionals into an opera of horrors in which the toys unleash dark sex play and acts of mutilation. Walshe is a whiz for this kind of thing: she yanks off the plastic veneer of commercial culture by parodying then systematically dismembering the archetypes. KM Read our review | watch a production from 2016 BIFEM
24 John Adams
City Noir (2009)
Adams’s vivid portrait of Los Angeles, as depicted in the film noir of the 1940s and 50s, is a three-movement symphony of sorts, and a concerto for orchestra, too. It’s an in-your-face celebration of orchestral virtuosity that references a host of American idioms without ever getting too specific. It’s not his finest orchestral work by any means (those came last century), but an effective, extrovert showpiece. AC Read our review | Listen on Spotify
23 James MacMillan
Stabat Mater (2016)
The prolific Scottish composer has made an impact on choral music, by drawing on his Roman Catholic roots, most recently in his Fifth Symphony, Le grand Inconnu, and in his Tenebrae Responsories. His Stabat Mater for chorus and string orchestra, premiered and commissioned by Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, caught the public imagination, its message direct, immediate, radiant and impassioned. FM Read our review | Watch the world premiere performance at the Vatican
22 Linda Catlin Smith
Piano Quintet (2014)
She holds the fabric between the fingers, she tests the fibres. She leaves space around the material to consider it from this way and that, then sinks in deep. Catlin Smith’s music is slow and quiet but it’s also lush. More than any minimalist, she takes her cues from Couperin, Debussy and the paintings of Agnes Martin. The results are sparse, rugged and sensual; quiet does not have to mean soft. KM Read our review
21 Max Richter
The Blue Notebooks (2004)
Written in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, The Blue Notebooks is Max Richter’s meditation on violence and war, one that was recorded in three hours. The song cycle is linked by narration from Tilda Swinton, but the most compelling pieces don’t require words. Organum is a funereal organ solo, Shadow Journal a piece of ambient house, but the centrepiece is On the Nature of Daylight (since used on countless films and TV soundtracks), where ever-expanding layers of strings are used to heart-tugging effect. JL Richter writes about his composition | Listen on Spotify
20 Caroline Shaw
Caroline Shaw’s Partita, written for her own vocal octet Roomful of Teeth, is an explosion of energy cramming speech, song and virtually every extended vocal technique you can think of into its four “classical” dance movements. It might blow apart solemn, hard-boiled notions of greatness, but it has to be the most joyous work on this list. EJ Read more here | Listen on Spotify.
19 Cassandra Miller
Duet for cello and orchestra (2015)
A slow cello pivots between two notes, a steadfast voyager on a road laced with spangly seduction (brass fanfares, ardent strings). The journey lasts half an hour; it sums up a resolute lifetime of holding the course in bright and heartsore times. Miller is a master of planting a seed and setting in motion an entrancing process, then following through with the most sumptuous conviction. KM Read the review | Listen to an extract.
18 Brett Dean
The Australian Brett Dean, a viola player in the Berlin Philharmonic before concentrating on composition, found his operatic voice with Hamlet. An ingenious reworking of Shakespeare (libretto by Matthew Jocelyn) which opens with a fragmented “To be, or not to be…”, it was premiered at Glyndebourne in 2017 with Allan Clayton in the title role and Barbara Hannigan as Ophelia. FM Read the review | Watch a trailer
17 Steve Reich
WTC 9/11 (2011)
It took the quintessential New York composer a full 10 years to process the horrors of September 11 and compose this dissonant threnody, one that sets Reich’s sawing strings against manipulated voices. The recordings of horrified air traffic controllers and eyewitnesses are spliced and looped, the tonalities of their speech replicated (sometimes almost mockingly) by the Kronos Quartet, before we reach a closure of sorts with a cantor’s prayer. JL Read the review | Watch a live performance.
16 Rebecca Saunders
Rebecca Saunders’s music always makes a visceral and violent, yet sensually resonant, poetry. Composed in collaboration with the soprano Juliet Fraser, Skin takes inspiration from Samuel Beckett, turning the writer’s image of dust as “the skin of a room” into a 25-minute evisceration of the sounds that the soloist and ensemble can make. Saunders burrows into the interior world of the instruments, and inside the grain of Fraser’s voice – scrapes and screams, breaths and sighs – and finds a revelatory world of heightened feeling. TS Listen to a live performance
15 David Lang
Little Match Girl Passion (2007)
Combine Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the Little Match Girl with Bach’s St Matthew Passion, and you have one of the most original vocal works of recent times. Extracts from Andersen’s story and from St Matthew’s gospel are interleaved with closely woven vocal writing, that is sometimes unaccompanied, sometimes punctuated by discreet percussion and often comfortingly tonal and hauntingly affecting. AC Read our review | Listen on Spotify
14 Pascal Dusapin
Dusapin’s opera reimagines the final colloquy of Orpheus and Eurydice, on the borderline between life and death, as a meditation on the idea of passion as an expression of desire and suffering. The score subtly alludes to Monteverdi and French baroque, but the sound world it creates is uniquely Dusapin’s own: tense, quietly mesmerising and austerely beautiful. TA Read the review | Listen to the work
13 Olga Neuwirth
Lost Highway (2003)
David Lynch’s slightly baffling film – in which a jazz musician murders his wife, goes into a psychogenic fugue and becomes another person entirely – was perfectly suited for adaptation by this eccentric Austrian composer, whose genre-straddling work explores notions of identity. An immersive production, staged by the English National Opera at the Young Vic, used film, a chirruping electro-acoustic score and the terrifying, androgynous voice of David Moss to further confuse things. JL Read our review | Listen to the work
12 Unsuk Chin
Cello Concerto (2009)
A series of concertos, for western and eastern solo instruments, runs like a spine through Unsuk Chin’s orchestral music. But the work for Cello is perhaps the most original and entertainingly disconcerting of all of them, cast in four brilliant movements that never quite conform to type, while doing everything expected of a concerto, in a fresh and unconventional way. AC Read our review | Listen on Spotify
11 Gerald Barry
The Importance of Being Earnest (2012)
With the role of Lady Bracknell given to a bass, the row between Gwendolen and Cecily conducted through megaphones and accompanied by smashing glasses, and most of the text delivered with machinegun rapidity, this operatic take on Oscar Wilde isn’t for the faint-hearted. But somehow, it brilliantly captures the play’s absurdities while adding a layer of surrealism that is entirely Barry’s own. AC Read our review | Listen on Spotify
10 John Luther Adams
Become Ocean (2013)
The monumental orchestral palindrome that made John Luther Adams an internationally renowned composer is a thrilling depiction of water in irresistible motion, in the tradition of music by Wagner, Debussy and Sibelius. But Adams’s intention is much more than mere description – it’s a warning of what lies ahead for us and our seas if we do not care for them. AC Read our review | Listen on Spotify
9 Heiner Goebbels
A Gertrude Stein novel, Japanese folk music and the Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds aren’t the most obvious sources for one of Goebbels’ uniquely personal fusions of words, music and image. But, as often in his theatre pieces, the most unlikely ingredients cohere magically, creating a witty, allusive dramatic world unlike any other, with the 1960s sounds counterpointing Stein’s rambling surrealism. AC Read our review | Listen to a recording on YouTube
8 Jonathan Harvey
String Quartet No 4 (2003)
For live electronics and string quartet, this 2003 work is written in cycles rather than movements, with an idea of dying away, renewal and continuation. Harvey experiments with technology to discover new aural possibilities and keep the traditional form alive. He wrote all his quartets for the Arditti, knowing they would meet every challenge he put before them. The result is eloquent and lyrical. FM Read the review | Listen to the work
7 Louis Andriessen
La Commedia (2009)
After collaborating with directors Robert Wilson and Peter Greenaway on previous stage works, Andriessen turned to Hal Hartley for his “film opera in five parts”, a series of reflections on episodes from Dante’s Divine Comedy. A Hartley film was part of the original staging, but Andriessen’s wonderfully polyglot score, with its host of historical references and exuberant embrace of jazz and folk music, stands on its own. AC Read our review | Listen on Spotify
6 Kaija Saariaho
L’Amour de Loin (2000)
Set in 12th-century France, the Finnish-born Saariaho’s first opera, which premiered in Salzburg in 2000, is a haunting tale of a troubadour’s quest for idealised love, as well as a contemplation on life, longing and death. Based on La Vida breve by Jaufre Rudel, with a libretto by French-Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf, the music has medieval and Middle Eastern echoes but shimmers in Saariaho’s own distinctive and mesmerising voice.FM Read our review | Listen on Spotify
5 Thomas Adès
The Tempest (2003)
It starts with a geometric storm and ends with a consolatory chaconne. Thomas Adès’s The Tempest was the catalyst for his creation of a musical language that is at once richly familiar and beguilingly strange. It was a piece that immediately fulfilled expectations for what Adès would do with the full resources of the Royal Opera House when it premiered in 2004 – and transcended them. TS Read our review | Listen on Spotify
4 György Kurtág
Fin de Partie (2018)
Though it often seemed as if Kurtág would never complete the opera on Samuel Beckett’s End Game that he had obsessed about for more than half a century, it eventually appeared in the composer’s 93rd year. An austere, utterly faithful rendering of the original, mostly delivered in recitative, and reinforced with typically terse, wiry orchestral writing. It is a distillation of the uncompromisingly direct music that Kurtág has composed all through his career. AC Read our review | Watch the production
3 Harrison Birtwistle
The Minotaur (2008)
After operas about Punch, Orpheus, Gawain and King Kong, the half-man half-bull protagonist of The Minotaur is perhaps the most sympathetic of Birtwistle’s “heroes”. His death scene, created especially for the bass John Tomlinson, is a majestic operatic set piece, the climax of a work in which the eruptions of orchestral violence are offset by music of lyrical beauty and pungent transparency. AC Read our review.
2 George Benjamin
Written on Skin (2012)
George Benjamin’s first full-scale opera, with words by Martin Crimp, arrived in 2012 seemingly timeless in every way, its ultimately gruesome story told grippingly to a modern audience through Benjamin’s tense, precise and often glowingly beautiful score. Katie Mitchell’s thoughtful staging was only the start: no opera since has had so many different productions in so many theatres. EJ Read our review | Watch a production
1 Hans Abrahamsen
Let Me Tell You (2013)
When the 21st century began, the idea that Hans Abrahamsen would compose one of the masterpieces of the next 20 years would have seemed extraordinary. At that time very little of his music had been heard for almost a decade – he had suffered a creative block that he’s since described as being “paralysed by the white paper”, and from which he eventually rescued himself by composing a series of arrangements, both of his own earlier scores and of pieces by others, including Bach and Debussy.
Born in 1952 in Copenhagen, Abrahamsen had begun his career as a member of a group of young Danish composers who reacted against what they saw as the overcomplexity of the European new music they heard and who sought a much simpler style. He explored minimalism and studied for a while with György Ligeti, and soon established himself as one of the younger European composers to watch, his works championed in the 1980s by conductor/composers such as Hans Werner Henze and Oliver Knussen. After early success came a long silence – he completed just one short piece in eight years, but he did return to composition with the piano concerto that he finished in 2000, in which he started to invent for himself a totally original and utterly personal sound world.
This list could just as easily be headed by the work that first exploited this newly invented world, Schnee, an extraordinary hour-long ensemble piece from 2008, as by the ravishing orchestral song cycle Let Me Tell You that followed it five years later. The intricate symmetries and microtonally tinged canons of Schnee define the icy, fragile world that Abrahamsen had been mapping out for himself, and which went on to provide the perfect environment for the settings of extracts from Paul Griffiths’s novel of the same name that he made for the songs.
Like Griffiths’s book, Let Me Tell You is a portrait of Ophelia, but one that tells her story from her perspective rather than from the way she is portrayed in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It’s an operatic scene as much as a song cycle, one of soaring lines and shivering pianissimos, and which makes use of the stuttering repetitions, stile concitato, that Monteverdi introduced into opera four centuries ago to signify anger or anxiety. The vocal writing is astonishingly assured. It is hard to believe this was Abrahamsen’s first large scale vocal work, and it seems perfectly tailored to the soprano Barbara Hannigan, for whom it was conceived, and for her precious ability to soar ethereally and effortlessly above the sometimes forbidding, sometimes ravishingly beautiful soundscapes that the orchestra creates beneath her. There is the feeling, Hannigan has said of the cycle: “The music’s always been there,” and the sense of there being something timeless and utterly inevitable about Let Me Tell You gives it a very special power. AC Listen to the work
It is a ‘work in progress’ and will be added to and changed during the summer break.
Teacher knowledge and limitations.
First a reminder. I am a limited teacher for English language because I am not trained nor expert in English language learning.
I know cultural studies, sociology, history and politics, and have a lot of practice in helping students learn through discussing and writing.
But I am not an expert in grammar and enunciation. So the classes will be based on what I can teach, not the things I don’t know. For some of you it might be better to find a class taught by a real English teacher, as she or he will be able to teach you things I cannot.
Proposal for next semester: two classes
A large class is not very good for language learning because students do not get much speaking and interacting time. More speaking practice time in class should help your learning. I suggest we aim for class sized of up to (not more than) 16 students.
I suggest students chose to attend one of two classes next semester.
Each class is suitable for a different level of English language knowledge and ability.
Each class is also suitable for different learning preferences. They will have different learning methods and content.
Class one. Beginner to intermediate spoken English.
This class will be based on the ideas you developed during a few weeks ago. So there will be one or two topics each week of an everyday or social topic.
The class will focus on ways of saying things, and what the words mean.
Each class will have 10 or less new words. The list of new words will be sent via wechat, and will come from the Cambridge online Chinese-English dictionary.
We may use books like Face2Face pre-intermediate and intermediate for some learning exercises.
At some point in the future it might be good to replace me with a real English teacher for this class, if we can find one. But until we have one, I will continue.
Class two: Intermediate to Advanced English reading and discussion.
Each week we will discuss a text, topic or event (for example, an article from newspapers, a film, an art exhibition, some architecture, …).
Students will receive the class notes via wechat. The notes will include the article (if it is an article) and some explanation in English, with additional explanations in Chinese (by Lu Jian).
The class will be based on reading, viewing and discussing.
During the summer I will compile a range of learning resources, some of which some of us some of us already use individually. By the beginning of next semester I hope we will have a list of resources that students can use for their own learning.
We often think of time as a measurement, involving smaller or bigger units of time.
Time from smaller to bigger
Tiniest measurable portion of time
One millionth part of a second
Sixtieth part of a minute
Sixtieth part of an hour
Twenty-fourth part of a day
Three hundred and fifty sixth part of a year
Three hundred and sixty five days
One hundred years
A million years
Time Differences: places
Is time always the same? We can talk about this question in terms of places.
Let’s look at the world time clock no (Tianjin time).
The time in Tianjin is?
What time is it in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York, Rome, London?
In English, we say that a place is so many hours ahead or behind.
So, let’s use that phrasing for the places whose times we’ve just described.
Some places deliberately change their time to make more hours of daylight during the working part of the day.
This is called daylight saving (do you know about this?).
Question: A question for the scientists in the room. Is time on a mountain top the same as time at sea level? Why or why not?
How we experience time: discussion and video
Time often seems different from the standard because of the way we experience it.
Describe how time sometimes seems different according to our individual perceptions. Think of some different ways time can see different to different individuals. Can you think of any phrases (idioms) about time?
Now, describe how time can seem different and be used differently for different cultures (for example, different nationalities, cities, rural communities)
Professor Pan’s video: personal time zones
Let’s play Laoshi Pan’s video and have a discussion
What do you think about the idea that people live in their own time zones? Does this idea apply to your life, the lives of people you know?
Let’s talk about the idea that you are only as old as you feel and can retain some of your childish feeling for the world.
How (in what ways) can or do you/we keep our inner child alive?