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Saturday, October 13, 2012

English Club on Risks and Dangers

Topic:
Fun Fact of the Day: “A Native American tribe in South Dakota collects bottle caps left by campers, using them as currency. Several banks in the area now recognize the caps as legal tender” (www.funfactz.com).
Topic:
1. What is a “risk”? What different kinds of risks do we most commonly face in our lives? Can we always anticipate the risks that we will confront on a common basis? What risks are the most unpredictable?
2. What is the biggest risk you have ever taken in your life? Why did you choose to take this risk? Were you subsequently rewarded for your actions? Is there any specific risk that you would like to take in the future? If so, what would you do and why?
3. Is there a difference between a risk and “risky behavior”? What common examples of risky behavior can you think of? Who tends to participate in these activities? What may motivate a person to develop risky behaviors?
4. What is a “danger”? Are dangers more often natural or human-made? What is the difference between a natural and human-made danger? Do you tend to worry about dangers that may arise in our daily lives? If so, what worries you the most?
5. What is the most “dangerous” situation you have ever been in? What happened and how did you solve this problem? Do you like participating in potentially dangerous activities or going to dangerous places?
6. Do you consider the following as a risk or a danger: hitchhiking, couch surfing, skydiving, bungee jumping, rock climbing, camping, ice skating (outdoors), underwater diving, etc.? Would you ever try any of these activities?
7. Can we ever fully stay away from danger? If so, how? If not, how can we best protect ourselves from dangers that may arise at any moment?

Schedule: Thursday, 18 October at 5:30, Saturday, 20 October at 10:30.

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