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Topic 57 : Small Pleasures & Rewards 1. What are some small pleasures in you average day? 2. After doing something you hate but have to do, how do you 'reward' yourself? 3. What is a small favour you might do for a friend? 4. Is it more important to enjoy small, frequent pleasures, or have a goal for big success sometime in the future? Why? 5. Do you think children should have to do daily chores (e.g. wash dinner dishes) or should they be completely free to play? Why? 6. Maybe you reward yourself with a piece of chocolate. It's nice, so you have another piece of chocolate, and another.. When do your small rewards stop being something special, and maybe even become a bad habit? 7. A generation ago it was more common for Australians to 'dress up' at certain times, like going to church on Sunday, or even going to the cinema. Now a lot of people dress casually all the time (me!). Do you get a small pleasure from 'dressing up' at certain times? What do you think about the new custom of dressing casually all the time? 8. Sunday dinner used to be a special meal for many families in Australia. Often it would be a leg of roast lamb, with baked potato and other vegetables, followed by a sweet dessert. It was all made at home and took a long time to prepare. The whole family would sit around a big table, and father would carve the meat ... How are meals different now? Are there special meals? 9. Some workplaces offer small rewards to individual workers at certain times (e.g. their birthday). Do you think this is a good idea? Why? [..ha, ha, a college management in South Korea once bought me a birthday cake, put it in a fridge, and didn't tell me about it for two weeks after my birthday! In another Korean university students bought me a cake for 'teacher's day', but the greedy manager ate ALL of it before I saw it! ] 10. When you get a 'Like' on Facebook or other social media, how much pleasure do you get from it? Are you disappointed if nobody 'Likes' your post? ----------------------- Remember: Please press the red RSVP button if you are coming. Please CANCEL the RSVP if you decide not to come. Where? Our meetup is now at The Box Factory which can give us a permanent place on Friday evenings. The address is 59 Regent St S, Adelaide. It is a nice, quiet place owned by the City Council, and about 1.5 km from Rundle Mall. Directions: Walk down Rundle Mall to Frome Street. Turn right and walk to the end of Frome Street. Then it becomes Regent Street. A small part of Regent Street is a bike path. At the end of the bike path on your right is the Box Factory. (It took me 14 minutes to walk). Go in through the glass door of the Box Factory and to the room on the left at the end of the hallway. It's a chance for everyone who had been before to catch up and also a chance to make newcomers feel welcome. All new (and old) members welcome! Here is a photo of the organizer, Thor, if you are looking for us: Please make sure that you have an active profile, and that you say 'yes' if you are coming - just so we know who we can expect, or who to look out for. Is your photo on your profile? Hope to meet you soon.

The Box Factory

59 Regent St Sth Adelaide · Adelaide

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This group is aiming to encourage ESL people to practice their English in a friendly atmosphere, to know about others' languages and cultures, and to make new friends.

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