WHEN IN ROME…DO AS THE ROMANS DO
This saying is always popular when traveling, but how far can we get in order to adapt ourselves to a different culture while vacationing?
All humans have an intrinsic desire to fit in to their surroundings, yet, no matter how much we try to mimic the language, patterns, practices, and customs of another country, as Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” We bring our customs, our beliefs, and our lives with us when we cross borders and, in doing so, educate others about our own country. The question every traveler faces is which beliefs and habits to give up and which we should hold on.
Taken from http://almostfearless.com/should-you-adapt-when-you-travel/
What do you think?
- Is it easy for you to meet people when you travel? Do you approach others, or let them talk to you first?
- Do you think the saying “When in Rome do as the Romans do” must be followed by everyone who travels? Why? Why not?
- Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu once said about travel, “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” What do you think he meant by this? Do you agree?
Have you ever been phone hacked?
We have beeen reading about hackers and it brought to my mind the fact that I had never thought that my iphones can also be hacked, so I decided to take precautions and here I share with you some tips I found:
What’s a smartphone owner to do?
- Don’t leave your phone unattended in a public place.
- Be sure to change the default password that comes with a new phone to something more complex (resist the usual “1234,” “0000” and 2580)
- Avoid using unprotected Bluetooth networks and turn off your Bluetooth service when you aren’t using it.
- Use a protected app to store pin numbers and credit cards, or better yet, don’t store them on the phone at all.
- Avoid accessing important locations such as bank accounts via public Wi-Fi that may not be secure.
- Turn off your auto complete feature so critical personal data isn’t stored on the phone and must be re-entered every time you need it.
- Regularly delete your browsing history, cookies and cache so your virtual footprint is not available for prying eyes.
Adapted from http://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/resources/articles/mobile-security/mobile-how-to-prevent-phone-hacking-and-sleep-like-a-baby-again
What do you think?
-Have you ever been hacked? What happened?
– Which are some of the ways hackers can be dangerous to society?
– Which are some of the ways that they can be useful to society?
– Do you think that computer communication desensitizes us? Why? Why not?
Blog 2: ABSTRACTS
Read the information in the link and answer:
- Have you ever written an abstract? Do you think they’re useful? Why?
- Which of the tips given is the most useful in your opinion?
- Which recommendation would you give someone writing an abstract?
Many students limit their view to the opportunities that are easily available, readily accessible, and most traditional. They never take even one step out of their comfort zone as they look at the list of high school courses and decide what to take. Check this video and answer the questions:
- Do you consider the jobs shown interesting? Which in your opinion is the most interesting? Why?
- Would you ever choose a nontraditonal career? What would be the benefits?
- What other careers would you add to the list?
Welcome to the blog that has been specifically designed for Comprensión Lectora en Inglés – Course CLECV Plus 1 – administered by Idiomas Católica.
This blog aims at providing opportunities for participants to exchange information related to the course. Although our reading course is not meant to develop oral or written communication skills, we have noticed that many of you can and wish to “have your say” in English about issues that we look at in the course. Your participation in this blog can award you up to 5 points in the assessment area labelled Tareas de Evaluación Continua.
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