Research suggests that even when people are faced with strong evidence that challenges their beliefs, they are usually reluctant to change their minds. This can be relatively harmless, for example there are those who still believe that the Earth is flat. At the same time it can have catastrophic consequences, as for example in the US with Trump’s denial of climate change.
Before you read, discuss with a friend the following questions:
There have been a lot of earthquakes recently, including this one on Japan’s Hokkaido island. Current news stories – although often tragic – are full of interesting grammar as they include past and finished, recently finished, as well as ongoing events and situations. See if you can choose the correct tenses from the news coverage. (more…)
Why do we work? Do we work for money, for success, to define ourselves in the world, or for some other reason?
First of all discuss the following statements with a friend and see if you agree.
Now read what the philospophers have to say and tell us in the comments which one(s) you agree (or disagree) with! (more…)