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Discussion Starters


Teens & Adults

Do you work hard to keep up with the Joneses? Students discuss the growing epidemic of consumerism in wealthy countries.

  • consumerism
  • keep up with the Joneses
  • epidemic
  • guilty pleasure
  • high
  • minimalism
  • one in/one out
  • have-not
  • shake one’s head
  • shocked
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • audio
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review(Matching)
  • Discussion (Reference)
  • Homework(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)