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The Three “Treasures” in Life. By Cathy Chang. Outline. Starting Questions Family Starting Questions Useful Expressions Discussion Questions Friends Significant Other. Starting Questions. The 3 treasures in life ( 人生的三寶 ): Family Friends Girlfriend/Boyfriend (the significant other)

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outline
Outline
  • Starting Questions
  • Family
    • Starting Questions
    • Useful Expressions
    • Discussion Questions
  • Friends
  • Significant Other
starting questions
Starting Questions
  • The 3 treasures in life (人生的三寶):
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Girlfriend/Boyfriend (the significant other)
  • Do you believe in this saying? Why or why not?
  • Are there different degrees of importance between the three?
  • Are there other “treasures” in life?
family starting questions
Family(Starting Questions)
  • Introducing your family members
  • Who is the closest to you? Or influences you the most? Why or why not?
  • Do you live with your parents? Advantages and disadvantages
  • What kind of family would you like to have yourself in the future?
useful expressions
Useful Expressions
  • Adoptive parents (stepfather, step mother) - 養父養母
  • Siblings - 兄弟姊妹
  • In-law(s):
    • Brother-in-law = 姊(妹)夫
    • Son-in-law = 女婿
    • Daughter-in-law = 媳婦
  • Spouse - 配偶 (ex-wife/former wife, separated, divorced)
  • Types of Family - nuclear, extended, DINK (double-income-no-kid), bi-cultural, blended (step)
discussion questions
Discussion Questions
  • Family Resemblance: Who do you look like more in your family? Personality-wise?
  • Generation Gap: Do you think that it is hard to communicate with the older generation?
  • Can you describe one thing that makes your family unique and different from others?
friends
Friends
  • What is the difference between acquaintances, friends, and best-friends? Do you have this distinction?
  • What is your definition of friendship? How do you maintain friendships?
  • What are some characteristics that you think a friend should have?
useful expressions 1
Useful Expressions (1)
  • Pen pal - 筆友
  • Internet friends - 網友
  • Friends from different generations - 不同世代的朋友
  • Fair-weather friend - 酒肉朋友
  • Bad/good/best friends - 壞/好/至友
  • True/false friends - 真正/虛偽的朋友
useful expression 2
Useful Expression (2)
  • Loyal 忠誠的
  • Sincere 誠懇的
  • Supportive 支持的相挺的
  • Close/intimate 親近的
  • Mutual understanding 互相瞭解
  • Have sth. In common 有共同點
  • Care about somebody (sb.) 關心某人
  • Take care of sb. 照顧某人
  • Get along (well) with sb. 與某人和睦相處
  • keep in touch with sb. 與某人保持聯絡
  • Lose touch with sb. 與某人失去聯繫
  • Maintain the friendship 維持友誼
  • Drift apart 疏遠
significant others
Significant Others
  • What do you look for in a boy/girlfriend?
  • Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • Do you believe in having only one true love?
  • Are there any differences in expectations between boy/girlfriend and husband/wife?
  • What are the important things in maintaining a relationship?
  • What is your opinion towards couples living together before marriage?
useful expressions1
Useful Expressions
  • One night stand 一夜情
  • Man of your dreams 夢中情人
  • True love 貞愛
  • Cohabitation 同居
  • Heartbroken 失戀
  • Have a crush on sb. 迷戀某人
  • Puppy love 少男少女間短暫的愛情
further discussion
Further Discussion
  • Do you feel that marriage and creating a family is the ultimate goal in life?
  • What are the attitudes of today’s youth that are different from older generations?
  • Do you feel that the relationships between people, including families and friends, have become weaker? Or stronger?
references
References
  • Materials from Paul’s PowerPoint files
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