1) "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" Satchel Paige (1906-1982) 2) The length of the working week does not reflect modern lifestyle needs. It should be substantially reduced to give people more leisure time and time with their families. 3) Famous sportsmen often earn a lot more money than people in other professions. Although sport is important in our lives, everyone should be equal and such big incomes of sport professionals are unjustified. How far would you agree with this assumption? 4) Many people think that to become a successful specialist it's better to choose a career early in life and never change it later. 5) How has food culture changed over the past 20 years in your country? 6) Famine, undernurishment, lack of drinking water and overproduction. A paradox or logical outcome? 7) "Fall seven times and stand up eight." 8) How is it different being a child in your country today in comparison to 50 years ago? 9) Is our memory getting worse with a quick access to Google? Do you think that digital technology decreases capacity of our memory and agility of our mind? 10) In some cities the numbers of tourists are overwhelming. What are the effects of this on indivials and the society? 11) Do you think cinema has increased or decreased in popularity in recent years? 12) Nowadays people tend to text each other rather than call or send a letter. They break grammar and overuse images and punctuation, they make mistakes and don't seem to care. Do you consider this a threat to literacy and official written language that we are proud of as a nation? Can you tell by sm's written text their age, background, occupation? 13) The end of the world's fossil fuel resources and the subsequent changes are likely to trigger positive development in the society. Do you agree or disagree with this assumption? 14) Technology is a tool. Tools wait patiently. Social media is no longer a tool. It's manipulation. Do you agree with this assumption? In what ways do you think you are being manipulated? 15) Do you think that if like in Uhan all people in the world had been locked down in their houses for a couple of weeks, by now we would have finished with the coronivirus? Could that have been possible? Why (not)? 16) What would social life look like if a human could live up to 150 years old? Families, jobs, science, economy?
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