Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1.Are we better off or worse off than we were in 2008?

2. Is the Italian debt likely end up jeopardizing the future of the EU? 

3. Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. Are we doomed to witness the end of privacy?

4. Data from the World Resources Institute (WRI)suggests that global population will increase by 34% by 2050 - an extra 2.3 billion people. To consider that the entire global population was 2.5 billion in 1950 gives an idea of the challenges which lie ahead.  Should international regulations be put in place?  Should sterilization be incentivized,  one-child policies implemented?

5. AI will lead to a technological singularity, a point when machine intelligence will overpower human intelligence. Some think this is the end of the world; others see more positive possibilities. While arguing that the virtually unregulated development of machine learning and AI pose a very serious risk to the survival of the human species, Nick Bostrom concedes that  superintelligence could also help us solve issues such as disease, poverty, and environmental destruction, and could help us to “enhance" ourselves. Does AI pose a real threat to human existence or should we be mostly  optimistic about it? 

6. What are the main drawbacks and upsides of virtual reality?

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

far beyond masta scribbla status

Here's the kind of blog you needed. It´s packed full with specific information about C1 writing tests at EOI and  links to ESL webpages which provide juicy tips, exercises, real C1 feedback, sample tests- you name it... All of that to get you up to speed on the different writing formats you are expected to be familiar with. That new year's resolution whereby you'd be becoming a proficient English writer will now seem feasible rather than that ever retreating dream of old.


The following links are from the aforementioned blog:



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

We were discussing dictionaries in our last session. Here s a free dictionary of collocations:

And a couple of excellent monolingual dictionaries with rather juicy extra features:



Thursday, February 23, 2017