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Boris, Discussion Leader:

Welcome to ECC!
I’m Boris (as you’ve probably noticed ;))
Being the guru in teaching (English language & more) I strongly recommend You visiting this English Communication Club to improve Your English speaking skills.

I’m sure that the best lines about me will be written by You! So… Send a description of my glorious personality to news@englishclub.org.ru. We’ll publish those descriptions at the Meetup service. And the best one will appear here. The author of the winning description will receive a reward of 3000 rubles!
The deadline is 01.06.2011, so hurry!!! ;)

Business vs. Ethics?

Questions for discussion:

  1. Is making money moral? Can it be?
  2. Are rich people moral? Can they be?
  3. Are poor people moral? Can they be?
  4. What is a/the morality?
  5. Can ethics change?
  6. Is your boss moral?
  7. Are your employees moral?
  8. What is better – to be rich or to be moral?

Should One Think Before we Read?

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Do you agree when someone decides on what you shouldn’t read or watch?
  2. Would you restrict your kids’ reading/watching?
  3. Should you always self censor your speech/behavior? Should others?

Are You Really Ready for the Interview?

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Here are some REAL interview questions to consider… ;) Try to answer them and try to evaluate the others’ answers! ))

The 25 Weirdest Interview Questions of 2010
http://finance.yahoo.com/career-work/article/111757/the-25-weirdest-interview-questions-of-2010

Non Problemo!

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Tell about any three problems of any kind you’ve ever had. How did you solve them?
  2. Is there any “best way” to solve a problem?
  3. Do unsolvable problems exist? Have you ever had one of the kind?
  4. Do you prefer to solve problems by yourself or to get help?

My Future/Actual Spouse

Questions for discussion:

Our Russia Now in Their View

Questions for discussion:

  1. Do the Wests see Russia correctly? Do we?
  2. Do Russians need freedom?
  3. Do you think Russia should reclaim all the territories of the USSR?
  4. Do you think Russia is a democratic state?
  5. What is ``Russian idea`` as you see it?
  6. Do Russians have any uniting ideology?
  7. What would you change in Russia if you had power?

Birth Control - Whose is the Fetus?

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Who do you think owns the fetus? The woman? The man? The State? The Church (Synagogue, Musk, etc.)? The army? The community? Some other body? The fetus him/herself? Nature? Nobody?
  2. Who can decide what over the fetus?

Prostitution - Good or Evil?

Questions for discussion:

  1. Can you tell what exactly prostitution is?
  2. Is male prostitution the same as female prostitution?
  3. Is prostitution a bad thing? Should it be criminalized?
  4. Is prostitution a good thing? Should it be legalized?
  5. Was there a moment in your life when you wanted to be a prostitute (male or female)?
  6. Would you make friends with a prostitute? Socialize with one?
  7. Would you permit your children to make friends with a prostitute? Socialize with one?

Drinking... Is it...? or is it not... what? ☺

Questions for discussion:

  1. Do you think drinking is dangerous in any way? Useful in any way?
  2. Do you think drinking is to be controlled? By whom?
  3. Does Russia have any special problems with drinking? Advantages?
  4. Should children be taught to drink? At what age?
  5. Tell your favorite cocktail recipe.

Education, Upbringing, Training - What do we Need Most?

Questions for discussion:

  1. Are you satisfied with your education? With your upbringing? Training?
  2. Are you satisfied with modern educational possibilities in Russia? Outside?
  3. What disciplines are best taught un Russia? Outside?
  4. What would you change in the educational system in Russia?
  5. Should some parts of education or all of it be private?
  6. Should the state take part in education?
  7. What would you prefer - to get a certificate or to gain knowledge and skills?

Great Party Games!

Questions for discussion:

    Well... it's about playing games... ;)

To be or not to be... Alone

Questions for discussion:

  1. Is there any sense in which you can consider yourself alone?
  2. Do you know anybody who is lonely? Can you tell his/her story?
  3. What are the reasons for solitude?
  4. Can being alone lead to more comfortable life than being with somebody?
  5. What is easier - being alone or having a relationship?
  6. How does loneliness affect a person? How does being with somebody?
  7. Can one have a relationship and at the same time be alone?

Anti-Feminism: is it Against Women or is it for Men?

Questions for discussion:

  1. Are you Feminist? Chauvinist? None?
  2. Are you satisfied with your status as a man/woman? Would you like to change it?
  3. Should women work? Should men?
  4. Are some jobs more suitable for women? For men?
  5. Should women housekeep? Should men?
  6. Are you happy with what has become of men as a whole? Of women?
  7. Describe an ideal man. An ideal woman.

Immigration & Far Right, Russia & Moscow

Questions for discussion:

  1. Do we have such a thing as immigration in Russia? In Moscow?
  2. What do you mean by immigration?
  3. Can people from Himki who move to live and or work in Moscow be called immigrants? From Cherusti? From R`azan`? From Novosibirsk?
  4. Does Moscow need immigrants? Does Russia?
  5. How are immigrants treated in Moscow? In Russia?
  6. Do immigrants have more rights then aboriginal population? Do they have less? Equal?
  7. Do immigrants behave correctly?

Crisis, Crisis, Crisis... What to do about Crisis?

Questions for discussion:

  1. Is there any crisis now?
  2. What is the origin of the crisis?
  3. Should we do anything about the crisis?
  4. Are you afraid of the crisis? Can the crisis deal any damage to you?
  5. How would you protect your level of living against the crisis?
  6. What would you advise to others?
  7. Can the crisis change what has been planned by you? What will you do after the crisis?

Piracy in Business - Crime or Perspective?

Questions for discussion:

  1. How would you define piracy in business? In social life? In private life?
  2. Do you think piracy is an ultimately bad thing?
  3. Should piracy be legally criminalized? All kinds of it?
  4. Is it really possible to get rid of piracy (if needed)?
  5. Did, do or will you ever steal anything from anybody?
  6. Did, do or will you ever use anything, stolen by somebody else?
  7. Are there any ``degrees`` of the theft?

Sports, Doping, Genetics & Safety

Questions for discussion:

  1. What do you think doping is?
  2. Should sport competitions be fair?
  3. What is ``being fair`` in sports?
  4. Should doping be banned?
  5. Would you consider drinking tea a doping? Coffee? Alcohol? Prescribed drugs?
  6. Is training more fairer than doping?
  7. Is having access to better training facilities fairer than doping?
  8. Is having natural genetic mutation fairer than the artificial one?
  9. Try to formulate a simple set of rules concerning doping in sports.

Truth, Democracy, Solzhenitsyn & Intelligentsia

Questions for discussion:

  1. Should the truth always be said?
  2. Do we need the whole truth be brought to us through the media?
  3. Do we need ``uncomfortable truth`` or ``uninteresting truth``?
  4. Do we need intelligentsia?
  5. What is the real influence of the intelligentsia nowadays?
  6. What role do you think the intelligentsia should play in relation between the power and the people?

Eschatology for Dummies or…Let’s Talk about The Distant Future!

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Questions for discussion:

  1. What do you think will happen in a 1K, 10K, 100K & 1000K with the human kind? With Earth?
  2. Will humans transform (evolve) into something very different from what they are now?
  3. Will humans split into several species?
  4. Will humans encounter aliens?

How to win and/or lose a partner. Quickly and for sure

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Questions for discussion:

1. Give at least 10 ways (Dos and Don’ts) to win a boy/girl. Be specific! Get personal! Share your secrets! :)
2. Give at least 10 ways (Dos and Don’ts) to keep a boy/girl. Be specific! Get personal! Share your secrets! :)

Is Equality the Highest Social Value? Egalitarian vs. Elitist – Who’re You?

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Philosophical Dilemmas Topic Series
Is Equality the Highest Social Value?
Egalitarian vs. Elitist – Who’re You?

Truths & Proofs in Life & Court

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Do you always say the truth? When not?
  2. Is it good to always say the truth?
  3. Can telling lies serve “the greater good”?
  4. Can you distinguish between the truth and lies?
  5. Can the truth be determined during a court procedure?

Is it too Early to Do... What? When?

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Having sex. When is it too early? Too late?
  2. Getting married. When is it too early? Too late?
  3. Having children. When is it too early? Too late?
  4. Drinking alcohol. When is it too early? Too late?

Marriage 1,2,3 & Counting… ;)

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Questions for discussion:

  1. How many spouses (partners?) should one have simultaneously? (Think of as many reasons as possible: historical, religious, cultural, economical, emotional, sexual, etc.)

To be, or not to be… Beautiful – That is the Question!

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The Case of History

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Can we trust written history?
  2. Do the school textbooks and courses depict history correctly? Does it happen in higher education?
  3. Can historical fiction or non-fiction (books, movies) provide us with objective information?

Pornography, Erotica & Who is to be Blamed?

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Should porno be restricted? To which extent if yes?
  2. Is porno a good thing or a bad thing?
  3. Can we distinguish between porno and erotica?
  4. Is erotica a good thing or a bad thing?
  5. Do we need sexual education? If yes – can erotica or porno help?

Crime, Punishment & Human Rights

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Questions for discussion:

1. What is Human Rights?
2. Do the human rights need any defense? How should it be done?
3. Do we have any human rights in Russia?
4. Did You ever experience any violations of Your rights as a human? How did You manage that?
5. Who is to be blamed & what should be done? ;)

Education in Russia & Abroad

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Questions for discussion:

  1. Are You satisfied with the education level in Russia?
  2. Are Americans (& others) really “stupid” (as said Zadornov)?
  3. What should children learn before school, in school? And how?
  4. What do You think about changing the evaluation to “EGE”?

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