This week we talked about stuff! Our prized posessions, the things we buy and why we buy them. That led our conversation to consumerism and the impact it has on our lives and society.
This week, learners should try a podcast about consumerism or Big Ideas: Consumerism.
For original version check out the Story of Stuff
or the TED Talk Less Stuff, More Happiness.
Learners should try some adapted texts about how men suffer from cumpulsive shopping, too or the article consumer society from the British Council.
For original version, try an article about a new technique that is sweeping the globe, the Joy of Tidying Up: WSJ
This week for writing, try this essay topic:
Many people say that we now live in 'consumer societies' where money and possessions are given too much importance. Others believe that consumer culture has played a vital role in improving our lives.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.