domingo, 31 de julio de 2011

How patient are you when queueing?

One of the features we intend to introduce on this blog for the 2011-2012 school year is a talking point, similar to that of it's for twitters or The Learning Network from The New York Times.

This way, a group of students can arrange to get together to discuss the talking point in question after having done some preparation for it, usually with the help of a newspaper article.

As an example of what we have in mind, here's the talking point of queueing, which I have found through it's for twitters.

Self-study activity:
Get together with an English speaking friend or relative and arrange a day and a time to discuss the topic of queueing.

Before your conversation session, read this MailOnline article so that you can discuss it with your friend and have some kind of springboard to fall back on.

You can also devise a miniquestionnaire to help you structure your session somehow:

Is the situation in Spain similar to that in the UK?
How often do you queue or have to wait for something?
Have you ever lost your temper in a queue?
Have you ever jumped the queue or seen someone do so?
What can you do to help you kill time while queueing up?