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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.

Note 1: We also have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/16781278822... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1678127882281980/)

Note 2: Discussion topics and questions from past ESL meetups are online at http://thormay.net/lxesl/Discussion%20Topics/Adelaide%20ESL%20Meetup.htm

Upcoming events (5)

Adelaide - Speak English - Topic: Life in Adelaide

Online event

A$2.00

ONLINE ZOOM MEETUP - [MIGHT CHANGE IF WE ARE ALLOWED TO MEET FACE TO FACE] You will see a Zoom link after you click 'Attend' - A$2 donation using PAY ID. Download the PAY ID app from any bank and enter Thor's phone number to donate:[masked]. (The $2 pays for the meetup.com website). --------------------------------------------- The Zoom online meetup is on Thursday. Maybe soon the government will allow us to meet in the Box Factory Community Centre again. That is on Fridays, 6pm - 7:30 pm. I will let you know about changes. --------------------------------------------- Topic talking points - 1. Why did you choose Adelaide as a place to live in? 2. In your experience, what are some of the good things about life in Adelaide? 3. In your experience, what are some things about Adelaide life you don't like much? 4. What are some of the best outdoor experiences around Adelaide? 5. Where are the best places to meet in Adelaide, in your experience? 6. If you were buying a house in Adelaide, what part of the city would you move to? 7. I heard about a Chinese description of Australia as "clean air; clean water; lonely". Is that a good description? 8. News reports about Australia rarely mention Adelaide. It is a forgotten city. What is the reason for this? Is being a forgotten city good or bad? Why? 9. Every year young people leave Adelaide. Retired people come here because it is cheaper. The city only grows from overseas immigrants. What industries could this city build to attract more people? 10. Adelaide used to be called "the city of churches". That is no longer true. Only 19% of the inner city is Christian, and 60% of the whole region. What do you think caused this big change? ------------------------------------ Remember: Please press the red 'Attend' (RSVP) button if you are coming. Please CANCEL the RSVP if you decide not to come. Where? Our meetup is usually 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. Hope to meet you soon - Thor - [masked]

Adelaide English as a Second Language - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED - re COVID-19

The Box Factory

A$2.00

THIS MEETUP HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED TO AVOID ANY RISK FROM Covid-19 CORONA VIRUS. Your will be notified when we start again. Sorry for the delay - Thor (15 March 2020). --------------------------------------------- Topic: Is it Safe? Who cares? 1. In your diet, what is safe for your health, and what is unsafe? Would you change your diet? 2. A lot of these two basic foods are very unsafe for your long term health : a) sugar; b) refined carbohydrate (e.g. white bread, white rice etc). Why are they so unsafe? Why are they so popular? [Note: a bottle of soft drink contains about half a cup of sugar]. 3. Everyone is very scared of Covid-19 (corona virus) at the moment. Exactly how dangerous is it for a) young people, b) old people? What are some other things in life that are probably more dangerous than Covid-19? 4. Some Australians go on holiday to risky places because they think Australia is too safe and controlled. They want to take risks. Do you agree with them? Where would you go for a risky holiday? 5. Human brains keep developing up to about 25 years old. Caution about taking risks is one of the last things to develop (not for everyone). That is why armies likes young soldiers. What advantages and what costs come to young people taking big risks? 6. Where do you feel safe visiting at night? Where do you feel unsafe? How is this different for different countries? 7. Compare what is safe for your meetup organizer, Thor (Thor is old and ugly), and for a beautiful young woman. How might an ugly old man and a beautiful young woman come to see the world in quite different ways because they face different risks and have different privileges? 8. Since the invention of the motor car, cars have killed more people than all the wars in history. How safe are cars and bicycles in Australia? How safe are they in other countries? 9. In most Australian workplaces there are OH&S regulations (occupational health & safety). You might have to do an OH&S certificate course to get a job. Are regulations like this a good idea? What would be some examples of OH&S regulations in different workplaces? 10. What are the safest topics of conversation (least likely to offend other people)? What is it safe, or not safe, to talk about a) in Australia; b) in another country? Do you take risks in conversation, or do you always play safe? ----------------------------------- 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.

Adelaide English as a Second Language - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED - re COVID-19

The Box Factory

A$2.00

THIS MEETUP HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED TO AVOID ANY RISK FROM Covid-19 CORONA VIRUS. Your will be notified when we start again. Sorry for the delay - Thor (15 March 2020). --------------------------------------------- Topic: Is it Safe? Who cares? 1. In your diet, what is safe for your health, and what is unsafe? Would you change your diet? 2. A lot of these two basic foods are very unsafe for your long term health : a) sugar; b) refined carbohydrate (e.g. white bread, white rice etc). Why are they so unsafe? Why are they so popular? [Note: a bottle of soft drink contains about half a cup of sugar]. 3. Everyone is very scared of Covid-19 (corona virus) at the moment. Exactly how dangerous is it for a) young people, b) old people? What are some other things in life that are probably more dangerous than Covid-19? 4. Some Australians go on holiday to risky places because they think Australia is too safe and controlled. They want to take risks. Do you agree with them? Where would you go for a risky holiday? 5. Human brains keep developing up to about 25 years old. Caution about taking risks is one of the last things to develop (not for everyone). That is why armies likes young soldiers. What advantages and what costs come to young people taking big risks? 6. Where do you feel safe visiting at night? Where do you feel unsafe? How is this different for different countries? 7. Compare what is safe for your meetup organizer, Thor (Thor is old and ugly), and for a beautiful young woman. How might an ugly old man and a beautiful young woman come to see the world in quite different ways because they face different risks and have different privileges? 8. Since the invention of the motor car, cars have killed more people than all the wars in history. How safe are cars and bicycles in Australia? How safe are they in other countries? 9. In most Australian workplaces there are OH&S regulations (occupational health & safety). You might have to do an OH&S certificate course to get a job. Are regulations like this a good idea? What would be some examples of OH&S regulations in different workplaces? 10. What are the safest topics of conversation (least likely to offend other people)? What is it safe, or not safe, to talk about a) in Australia; b) in another country? Do you take risks in conversation, or do you always play safe? ----------------------------------- 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.

Adelaide English as a Second Language - TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED - re COVID-19

The Box Factory

A$2.00

THIS MEETUP HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED TO AVOID ANY RISK FROM Covid-19 CORONA VIRUS. Your will be notified when we start again. Sorry for the delay - Thor (15 March 2020). --------------------------------------------- Topic: Is it Safe? Who cares? 1. In your diet, what is safe for your health, and what is unsafe? Would you change your diet? 2. A lot of these two basic foods are very unsafe for your long term health : a) sugar; b) refined carbohydrate (e.g. white bread, white rice etc). Why are they so unsafe? Why are they so popular? [Note: a bottle of soft drink contains about half a cup of sugar]. 3. Everyone is very scared of Covid-19 (corona virus) at the moment. Exactly how dangerous is it for a) young people, b) old people? What are some other things in life that are probably more dangerous than Covid-19? 4. Some Australians go on holiday to risky places because they think Australia is too safe and controlled. They want to take risks. Do you agree with them? Where would you go for a risky holiday? 5. Human brains keep developing up to about 25 years old. Caution about taking risks is one of the last things to develop (not for everyone). That is why armies likes young soldiers. What advantages and what costs come to young people taking big risks? 6. Where do you feel safe visiting at night? Where do you feel unsafe? How is this different for different countries? 7. Compare what is safe for your meetup organizer, Thor (Thor is old and ugly), and for a beautiful young woman. How might an ugly old man and a beautiful young woman come to see the world in quite different ways because they face different risks and have different privileges? 8. Since the invention of the motor car, cars have killed more people than all the wars in history. How safe are cars and bicycles in Australia? How safe are they in other countries? 9. In most Australian workplaces there are OH&S regulations (occupational health & safety). You might have to do an OH&S certificate course to get a job. Are regulations like this a good idea? What would be some examples of OH&S regulations in different workplaces? 10. What are the safest topics of conversation (least likely to offend other people)? What is it safe, or not safe, to talk about a) in Australia; b) in another country? Do you take risks in conversation, or do you always play safe? ----------------------------------- 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.

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