miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

Talking point: Boredom

This week's talking point is boredom. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas come to mind more easily the day you get together with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.

What is your idea of boredom?
Which of these situations that make people very bored have you experienced?
Listening to specific people
Watching some films or reading some books
Doing some housework like ironing
Long-haul flights
When you are stuck indoors because of the weather
A dull lecture or class
Not having anything to do
Going window-shopping

What is the most boring aspect of your job or studies?
Which would you imagine are the most boring aspects of these jobs?
police detective – airline pilot – teacher – writer

Does being bored have any benefits?
Does being bored have any dangers?
Do people find it harder to deal with boredom today than in the past?
What physical reactions and body language do we show when we are bored?
Do you think there might be different types of boredom (like people who actively search boredom or people whose boredom amount to depression)?
Do animals get bored?

To illustrate the topic you can watch the video How boredom can be good for you. You can activate the cc captions to read the subtitles.