Monday, March 19, 2018

English Video Discussion - Risk

There is a saying in English that says, "No risk, no reward." It basically means that if you don't take a chance, you will miss good things that could have happened to you if had taken that chance.

This video is about how our lives have a certain amount of seconds, and unless we take advantage of those special opportunities, we may miss a lot of good things.

  1. Have you ever regretted not taking a risk?
  2. What kind of risks are you willing to take in your life to get a reward?
  3. Do you have to take risks to improve your English? What kind of risks?

  1. What kind of risk did the young man take?
  2. What reward did he get?
  3. What did the video show about the alternative life he would have lived?
  4. What do you think was the main message of the movie?

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Monday, March 12, 2018

English Video Discussion - Eating Garbage

This video is about some people called "Freegans." People who eat from the dumpsters in many cities. 

Dumpster Diving - Going through trash of large restaurants/stores to find valuable objects.

  1. Do you believe that restaurants and supermarkets should throw away perfectly good food just because it is past the date of expiration?
  2. Do you finish all of your food at a restaurant, or do you throw some away?
  3. Would you eat food out of a dumpster? Why or why not?


  1. What reasons do these "Freegans" have for doing it?
  2. Do you think that Dumpster Diving should be illegal?
  3. Do you agree that restaurants waste too much?
  4. Do you agree with the last man that this movement is positive? 
  5. What are the benefits of this type of lifestyle?
  6. What are the disadvantages? 
If you want to see how MUCH food and goods you can get from Dumpster Diving, check out this real life video of a dumpster diver.  Do you still think you won't eat or go in the trash? This is amazing!

Please comment with your opinion and share!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

English Video Discussion - Do Dreams Come True?

Most of us have dreams, but do they always come true?  This video shows how dreams in our lives can be real and imaginary (unreal). (It is a commercial, but I think the main idea is quite interesting).

  1. Do you ever have weird (unusual dreams)?
  2. Do you ever have a recurring (happening more than once) type of dream? 
  3. Do you think you can control your dreams, or are you out of control in your dreams?

Honda - Dreams from Blink on Vimeo.

Post - Discussion:
  1. What was the dream of the man when he was a boy?
  2. Did he accomplish his dream?
  3. What is your future dream (plan)?
  4. How will you accomplish that dream?

Did you like the video? Please leave a comment on the video below!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

English Video Discussion - What are Dreams?

Dreams are an amazing human ability that many people really don't understand. Many of us even forget our dreams. This video talks about how dreaming happens.

  1. Do you like to have dreams?
  2. Do you have mostly good or bad dreams?
  3. Are you able to remember your dreams later in the day after you wake up?
  4. Why do you think that we have dreams? 
  5. What do you think that most dreams mean?

  1. What is REM?
  2. Why does the video say we dream? What is one theory?
  3. Does the video give the answer to why we dream?
  4. What is your most common dream? 
What do you think? Please leave a comment on the video below! Start a discussion here on the ESL Commando!

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