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English Lounge 11/29 Topic (인문대교수연구동 212호)

1st Session

    

1. Introduce yourself.

2. What did you do last weekend?

3. Do you like to use social media?

4. Which do you prefer, a message or a call?

    

Tinder Announces $500-per-Month VIP Membership

In the 1960s, The Beatles sang: "Money can't buy me love." But 60 years later, Tinder wants to show them that they were wrong.

    

The dating app has launched a special type of membership that will cost $499 per month.

    

It's called Tinder Select, and it's not for everyone. The app is promising "the most exclusive experience possible" for just 1% of its users.

    

So what do they get for almost $6,000 a year?

    

Tinder CEO Bernard Kim said Select will give those few members "a better way to get high-quality matches faster and sooner, and make the experience even more fun."

    

That includes being able to send messages to people twice a week even if they have not matched with you. That's not usually possible for other members.

    

Select members will also "see and be seen by" Tinder's most popular users.

    

Anyone can apply for the membership, but with more than 75 million users around the world, only about 750,000 will have a chance of becoming a Select member if the company really plans to allow fewer than 1% to join.

    

Members will have to have at least five interests listed on the site, as well as four photos and a relationship goal.

    

Those who are successful will be able to put a special badge on their profiles, although they'll also be able to hide it if they would prefer!

    

Tinder calls itself "the world's most popular app for meeting new people." It's available in 190 countries and in more than 40 languages.

    

Membership usually begins at around $25 per month.

    

So can money buy you love?

    

1. What are your thoughts on Tinder Select?

2. Do you think paying $499 a month for Tinder Select will increase people's chances of finding love?

3. Do you think Tinder Select will be popular in your country?

4. Do you think dating is easier now than it was in the past?

    

2nd session

    

1. Introduce yourself.

2. How do you feel at the end of the year?

3. Are you looking forward to Christmas?

4. Do you believe in Santa? Is there any myth that you believed in childhood?

    

Interested in Tracking Santa? There’s an App for That

    

What does Santa do in the hours leading up to Christmas?

    

Does he help the elves load up the toys from his workshop? Feed and walk his reindeer? Drink one last cup of coffee?

    

And once he climbs onto his shiny, red sled, where does he start and end his journey around the world?

    

Santa’s exact whereabouts have always been a bit of a mystery but not anymore.

    

At a high-security facility in Colorado, military personnel are preparing their radar, satellites and surveillance aircraft to track Santa Claus’ annual journey from the North Pole to deliver presents to homes around the world.

    

Users can access that information by visiting the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) website also known as NORAD Tracks Santa which is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

    

Stacey Knott, a NORAD-Santa spokesperson, says that starting on December 24, anyone with Internet access or a smartphone can visit the website or use the mobile app to see Santa’s route. “We will be tracking Santa throughout the day on December 24, into the early hours of December 25, and users can see where Santa stops along different locations in the world,” she said.

    

“He always starts in the eastern hemisphere,” Knott explained, “and then he makes his way west, following the night sky as he goes around the world and does his flight for about 24 hours.” But just because you can track Santa, it doesn’t mean you should stay up all night waiting for him to appear, cautions Knott.

    

In many countries, the white-bearded fellow with the ruddy red cheeks won’t stop at your house if you’re awake.

    

“He will go on by, so you have got to be in bed and asleep,” Knott said. And less tech-friendly folks can call the NORAD Tracks Santa operations center, which will be staffed during Santa’s entire ride around the world.

    

Volunteers will take calls from all over the globe, wishing a Merry Christmas to all and a good night.

    

    

1. What do you think about NORAD’s idea?

2. Have you ever written a letter to Santa? If so, what did you ask for? If not, why not?

3. What holidays do you look forward to the most? Why?

4. Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. - Edna Ferber. What do you make of this statement?

    

    

    

    

    

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