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  • Topic of this Week: "HEALTHY LIFESTYLE (May 9, 2021)"

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    Some old topics (yet still helpful) will be picked for ONLINE discussion during this period.
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    The online discussion will start at 3.00pm and close at 5.00pm on Sunday 9th, May 2021.
    Topic 9th, May 2021: HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
    (The topic actually was discussed on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016)

    “Health is not valued till sickness comes” - Thomas Fuller
    “It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth” - Benjamin Franklin
    Young people, who are full of energy and eager to discover the whole new world ahead, may feel “hollow” or “theoretical” when you try to discuss with them about “a healthy lifestyle”. But they will soon realize that a healthy lifestyle would leave them fit, energetic and at reduced risk for diseases. Early recognition of healthy lifestyle practices would help young people make good use of their time and lead a more meaningful life.
    Healthy lifestyles could be defined physically and mentally. In terms of physical healthy lifestyles, people are advised to pay appropriate attention to basic daily activities including:
    - Eating: Good nutrition, reduce alcohol, fat and sugar intake;
    - Exercising: weight control, do exercise daily;
    - Sleeping: Sleep adequately;
    - Reducing Stress: Managing stress in positive ways, instead of through smoking or drinking alcohol.
    For mental well - being, it is interesting that advises given are very simple but of remarkable importance:
    -To enjoy regular family meals: This allows parents to serve as good role models, can promote more nutritious eating, and sets the stage for lively conversations.
    -To smile and laugh out loud several times a day: Read the comics, watch a sitcom, or tell jokes, raise a pet; forgive people and forgive yourself to bring out those happy feelings.
    -To have a positive attitude: Do your best to look at life as if "the glass is half full." You must believe in yourself, have good support systems, and think positively ("I think I can, I think I can…") to succeed.

    Questions for discussion:
    1. What lifestyle habits do you engage in that contribute to an illness or health condition you have right now?
    2. If you continue with these bad habits without making any lifestyle changes, what might your health be like in 10, 20, or 30 plus years?
    3. Do the bad habits you described above have any negative effects on people you care about or love? If so, please describe the habit and its negative effects.
    4. Can you think of any positive influence or hope you could bring to the lives of people you care about if you changed bad lifestyle habits to healthful ones?
    5. What thing would you love to do to change your lifestyle habits? What would be your goal?
    6. Who do you love or value enough to make the sacrifice necessary to break your bad habit and?
    Topic writer: Van Anh Tran

     

    Enjoy and have a fruitful discussion! 

     

      

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    clothes, clothing

    (02:23:38 AM 21/03/2014)

    How do you use the words "clothes", "clothing", "apparel", "garb", and "attire"?

     

    When it comes to a group of synonyms like "clothes", "clothing", "apparel", "garb", and "attire", how do you know the differences between them? If you look them up in a dictionary, you'll probably get definitions which seem to point to each other. For example, here's one definition of "attire" from Dictionary.com:

    clothing, especially outerwear; garments; attire; raiment.

    One really smart way to tell apart similar words is to use specialized English language search engines. First, let's figure out which word is most common in spoken English. For that, we'll check out the search engine Subtlexus. In a database of 135,000 sentences, here's how many times each word comes up:

    • clothes - 5158
    • clothing - 553
    • apparel - 35
    • attire - 76
    • garb - 0

    So you can see that "clothes" is a very common word, while the others are much rarer.

    Next, it can be useful to learn what phrases each word commonly appears in. For that, we can use the Corpus of Contemporary American English It gives us the following phrases:

    Clothes

    • wear clothes
    • buy clothes
    • clothes and shoes
    • dressed in clothes
    • clothes and hair

    Clothing

    • food and clothing
    • clothing store
    • wear clothing
    • a clothing line
    • shelter and clothing 

    Apparel

    • the apparel industry
    • women's apparel
    • an apparel company
    • textiles and apparel
    • apparel sales

    Garb

    • traditional garb
    • prison garb
    • reliigious garb
    • black garb
    • western garb 

    Attire

    • dressed in (some kind of) attire
    • casual attire
    • formal attire
    • business attire
    • proper attire

    Based on these common groupings, you can see how these words are different:

    • "Clothes" is the common word to use when you're talking aobut clothes that people wear.
    • Use "clothing" to talk about clothes as something that people need.
    • "Apparel" is the word to use when you're talking about the business of selling clothing.
    • "Garb" is some kind of unusual clothing that's worn by a particular group of people.
    • Use "attire" to talk about the level of someone's dress.

    Of course, there are other differences between each of these words as well, but the best way to learn the differences is to find more examples of these words in normal use.

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