What do you think about Brazilian laws?
Would you like to change some of them? Which ones?
Is changing our laws enough? What else should we do?
What do you think about the death penalty?
Do you think we have the right to take someone’s life, even if they’re criminals?
What’s your opinion about the current status of Brazilian politics?
What do you think the politicians could do in order to make Brazil a better country?
What do you think about our current president?
Do you think Lula is a good president? What are the positive and negative aspects of his actions?
Do you think he travels a lot? Do you think Dilma is a good candidate to replace him?
How do you like your governor?
What’s he been doing to improve the health, the education and the security in our state?
Has he got good ideas/plans? Did you vote for him?
What’s the mayor of your city like?
Has he done anything really important for our city since the beginning of 2009?
Let’s talk about politics!
SHARE YOUR VIEWS AND BELIEFS HERE:
Are you a healthy person?
How often do you see your doctor / dentist?
Have you had your check-up this year?
What do you normally do to take care of yourself?
Do you get enough sleep? How often do you stop everything to relax?
Do you think you take GOOD care of yourself?
Imagine you’ve just had the vacation of your dreams…
|1. Where did you go?
2. Who did you go with?
3. Where did you stay?
|4. How long did you stay there?
5. How was the weather?
6. How were the people there?
|7. How was the food?
8. What did you do there?
Let’s talk a little bit about your wants and needs
In terms of our English classes…
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES?
WHICH ACTIVITIES AREN’T YOU COMFORTABLE WITH?
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE AN “IDEAL CLASS”
DO YOU THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH LISTENING/WRITING/GRAMMAR/SPEAKING ACTIVITIES IN CLASS?
DO YOU HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS/SUGGESTIONS?
Remember: This is a FREE space. You may remain anonymous if you’d like to.
Hope I can cater for your different styles
* What are the symptoms of swine flu in humans?
The symptoms of swine flu in people are expected to be similar to the symptoms of regular human seasonal influenza and include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people with swine flu also have reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The typical symptoms are:
- a sudden fever (a high body temperature of 38°C/100.4°F or above), and
- a sudden cough.
Other symptoms may include:
- aching muscles,
- limb or joint pain,
- diarrhoea or stomach upset,
- sore throat,
- runny nose,
- sneezing, or
- loss of appetite.
* How does swine flu spread?
Influenza viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to people and from people to pigs. Human infection with flu viruses from pigs are most likely to occur when people are in close proximity to infected pigs, such as in pig barns and livestock exhibits housing pigs at fairs. Human-to-human transmission of swine flu can also occur. This is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu occurs in people, which is mainly person-to-person transmission through coughing or sneezing of people infected with the influenza virus. People may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
* High-risk groups
For most people, swine flu is a mild illness. Some people get better by staying in bed, drinking plenty of water and taking over-the-counter flu medication.
However, some groups of people are more at risk of serious illness if they catch swine flu, and will need to start taking antiviral medication as it is confirmed that they have it.
It is already known that you are particularly at risk if you have:
- chronic (long-term) lung disease,
- chronic heart disease,
- chronic kidney disease,
- chronic liver disease,
- chronic neurological disease (neurological disorders include motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease),
- immunosuppression (whether caused by disease or treatment) or
- diabetes mellitus.
Also at risk are:
- patients who have had drug treatment for asthma within the past three years,
- pregnant women,
- people aged 65 and older, and
- young children under five.
What do you know about the swine influenza?
What would you like to know?
Are you scared?
Do you know anyone who has got it?
How has this epidemic affected your life or your routine?
Share your views or beliefs here.