20 March 2017

AGE (THAT'S ENGLISH! MOD. 12 UNIT 5)

Ageing is one of the most profitable fears of our time 
Age is an issue of mind over matter. (Mark Twain)
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. (Mark Twain)
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. (Author unknown)
Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. (Bob Hope)
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age. (Victor Hugo)
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. (Chili Davis)
Youth is a disease from which we all recover. (Dorothy Fulheim)
Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. (Caryn Leschen)



Which of these anti-aging treatments would you be willing to try? Money is no object:
  • Snail slime cream  anti-ageing treatment that helps to reduce acne and skin rashes as well as smoothing wrinkles
  • Emu oil –Used for centuries for its healing powers, emu oil leaves you with a glowing complexion
  • Bee sting venom –The venom from the sting is tranferred into a gel and then rubbed on the face as part of an intensive facial.
In the future, how likely do you think it is that medical science will keep people alive for much longer than today?
Would you like to live for 100 years? Why (not)?

What are your opinions of these statements? Talk about your own experiences:
-How old someone feels depends entirely on their health.
-TV ads represent older people in realistic ways.
-It’s easier for people under 40 to get a job than those over 40.
-The longer you live, the more eccentric you become.
-Companies which sell anti-ageing products don’t want people to feel good about themselves.

Are you happy with the age you are?
What is your perfect age? Why?
And what is the most challenging stage of life? 
'Age is just a number. You are as young as you feel.' Do you agree?
What problems do generation gaps bring about?
What advantages/disadvantages are there to being young/old today compared to in the past? 
What age range do you consider to be in the prime of life?
Would you exchange maturity and wisdom for the bloom of youth?
Medical science has enabled more people than ever to live to a ripe old age. Do you think this is always desirable? And what are the disadvantages?

To illustrate the issue, you can watch this Speakout video where passers-by answer these three questions:
In what ways do you feel different today than you did ten years ago?
What’s the best time of life do you think?
In what ways has ageing affected your life?
HT  http://mythatsenglish.blogspot.com.es

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