Posted by: crisdiaz24 | December 1, 2009

VOCABULARY PAGE 54

SPEAKING ACTIVITY

1. Sometimes, someone bearing grudges can be defined as someone who…

  • doesn’t forgive others’ mistakes;
  • seeks revenge;
  • seldom apologizes.

Are you prone to bearing grudges? Do you know anyone who is? Did you use to bear more grudges as a child rather than nowadays?

What kind of effect can bearing grudges have on our physical or mental health?

Are people who bear grudges bitter people? What is their personality like?

2. Do you face a lot of pressure at work? How do you respond to pressure? How can you de-stress your working life and beat pressure?
Which of the following symptoms are you experiencing?

  • being incapable of saying “NO”.
  • dreading getting out of bed and going to work.
  • Coping with long working hours.
  • Multitasking.
  • Holidaying with your laptop.
  • Suffering from insomnia.

3. Does your boss / Do your teachers show favour to anyone at work or at school? How would you deal with a boss or a teacher who did not favour you?

4. Do you owe anyone a favour?

5. Everyone wants to be recognized for a job well-done; but what does it take one to rise through the ranks? What is the right way to stand out at work? In what ways are the following qualities important if you want to rise through the ranks: adaptability, availability, flexibility, performance in the job, the way you embrace change, collaboration, sharing information, helping others, etc.

6. Have you ever had to hand in your notice? Why? What happened?

7. What kind of things are on the rise presently:

  • Employment?
  • Prices?
  • Economy?
  • Retail shops?
  • Technology?
  • Protests and strikes?
  • Hunger?
  • Religion?
  • Sports?
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