Session I: Current Events Discussion
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
4. Do you like or dislike coffee, and why? How often do you drink coffee, and how many cups do you drink per day? What kinds of coffee have you drank before? What kinds of coffee do you like or dislike the most? What kinds of coffee do you want to try in the future? Have you heard of the "get a coffee, give a coffee" program? What do you think of Starbucks?
5. Do you experience some types of health effects when you drink coffee, and what does the article say about this? When you drink coffee, what do you add inside it, and why? What do you know about the nutritional value inside coffee and coffee beans? What are some of the benefits or problems of the nutritional content in coffee such as caffeine?
6. Do you believe that coffee may be beneficial for our mental health? Why or why not? What does the article say about this? As mentioned in the article, how do you believe coffee can help people's social activities? How do you feel different socially between drinking tea, wine and coffee? Do you enjoy tea or wine better than coffee? In some situations, why do you want to drink coffee, tea or wine? Can you discuss the advantages or disadvantages of tea and wine verus coffee?
Reference TED talk, Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
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