Taipei Interactive English Club

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20131123, The gated globe

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Session I: Current Events Discussion

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  1. Please share one of the news or issues that you read about this week. Why were you interested in this particular item?
  2. What is the significance of this news or issue? Who or what is it about? Was it reported in the media here? How would this affect our daily lives?
  3. How do you think this news or issue will be viewed 10, 100, 1000 years from now? Has a similar event occurred before in history?

Session II: Article Discussion

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  1. Do you feel surprised about the trend mentioned in the article, say "the gated global"? Or do you agree with it, why or why not? What triggered the "gated globe" and what does each government do, mentioned by the article? Can that be avoided?

  2. In terms of the barriers for globalization, which dimensions have been covered by this article? What are the pros and cons for globalization (economically, politically and individually, etc.)?

  3. How about Taiwan? Do you think Taiwan is globalized enough or rather a closed village? Which is better for Taiwan and what can we do, as an individual, to improve it further?

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