English proverb of the day

"The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream "

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  • Topic of this Week: "RISK TAKERS (June 7, 2020)"

    Gaining a recognized position & earning incredibly high salary in your field of expertise are most people’s dreams. To pursue these payoffs, workers work hard and students study hard. However, achieving that goal in a decent manner is far from easy. As a result, some people use their own talent and their endeavor, whereas some choose shorter and less transparent ways.
    Recently, the IELTS community has solicited a wave of anger for some highly respected trainers whose names are so familiar to us. Some of these instructors either exaggerated or falsified their IELTS certificates to deceive the public. To make matters worse, when the information of these wrongdoings leaked, the convicted opted for making excuses, beating around the bush or giving no explanation instead of apologizing to their learners for their misbehavior.
    Due to these recent scandals, it got me thinking that whether these wrongdoers had once thought about possible responsibilities they would bear if someone detected it one day. In addition, these scandalous events could have higher chances of becoming stigmas which are hard to fade away for many years to come.
    As for psychological reasons, we people usually face the dilemma of prioritizing between existing monetary benefits and our code of conduct – a so-called “work ethics”.
    Let’s join us and share some of your thoughts about this topic!!!
    QUESTIONS TO PONDER:

        In your expertise, can you share with us about case studies of people who are willing to take risks and ignore their work ethics to achieve their goals?
        Being an angel bears a striking difference to being an evil. Which one is your preference, sticking to your belief system of doing the right thing or pursuing your goals at all costs?
        Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes, offenders are involved in illegal acts due to their family burdens such as cases of prostitution or petty crimes. Do you agree or disagree with this idea?

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    See you on Sunday at 3 P.M.!

      

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    UNDERDOG (August 18, 2019)

    (21:35:25 PM 16/08/2019)

    It goes without saying that when it comes to a race or a competition, we humans tend not to mention about underdogs too often. Instead, we speak about the powerful, the influential, the idea-makers, game-changers or the world class leaders - so-called “favourites” - who are highly likely to beat the games. However, the results are sometimes totally different.
    According to Wikipedia, the term “underdog” is defined as: “An underdog is a person or group in a competition, usually in sports and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. The party, team, or individual expected to win is called the favourite or top dog”.
    The winning of “underdogs” has been witnessed in numerous cases in the history or our real lives. Viet Nam wars were prime examples. Viet Nam was generally considered an underdog, which was far from strong enough to win against big invaders who were armed with up-to-date weapons and well-trained soldiers. Without a doubt, the results turned out to be out of these predators’ expectations. Another instances we should not forget to mention about are the successive victory of Viet Nam soccer team, JK Rowling, Christine Ha and so on.
    Let’s come to Advance this Sunday, share your thoughts and learn some second-hand knowledge about this topic.


    Food for thoughts:
    1. Have you ever regarded yourself as an underdog?
    2. Can you share with us about success stories of underdogs in the history or in reality and explain the reasons for their victories.
    3. Underdog mentality refers to the mindset of an underdog to break through in nearly every aspect of life. How do you take advantage of the “underdog mentality” to achieve your goal?
    Sources:
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/underdog
    http://yourpositivitycoach.com/harness-power-underdog/
    https://www.quora.com/What-wars-were-won-by-the-underdog-and-how


    Prepared by: Hang Nga Luna

     

    Enjoy and have a fruitful discussion! 

    See you on Sunday at 3 P.M.!

      

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