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[College of Management] Age – English Corner

Management College Presents: Age – English Corner

The English Corner of the College of Management organized its fourth event of the semester on April 26th Age. This session was hosted by Ari, a former instructor for the Ministry of Education's English Language Teaching Assistant program.  The session focused on the significance of age. Ari encouraged students to discuss international and societal issues in English, starting by asking why age matters, some expressed that understanding a person’s age can help in choosing the conversation topics accordingly. For example, younger people are often interested in trends and entertainment, while older people may prefer discussing work-related topics. Additionally, age was mentioned as a crucial factor in choosing friends or partners.

The discussion then shifted to a broader question: "At what age does one truly become an adult?". Most students felt that 18 was the age of adulthood, as it legally allows for responsibilities like obtaining a driver’s license. However, there was also a consensus that reaching emotional maturity might take longer, and it often varies significantly from one individual to another. Ari also prompted a comparison between the current generation's life and that of the previous one. Opinions were divided: some felt life is easier now due to advanced technology, higher average income, and better social security, while others argued that earlier generations faced lower housing and living costs, noting that their grandparents could afford homes by the age of 25, a tough challenge for many young people today.

Throughout this session, the students not only debated various issues related to the theme of age but also expanded their English vocabulary with advanced terms such as "economic mobility," "regressing," and "privilege." These discussions and the new vocabulary acquired are expected to significantly enhance the students' ability in English conversations. This session underscored the importance of age as a multifaceted aspect of social interaction and personal development, providing students with a deeper understanding of its implications across different contexts.

(Written by. Alex Tsui, The Department of Sociology / Proofread by the Media of the College of Management)


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