6.1 THE TIME OF MY LIFE

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of being the ages in the box?
10; 15; 20; 30; 45; 65
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Milestones of my life: 11; 15; 21; 31; 55; 65.

Choose three questions that interest you and discuss them in pairs.
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Are eighteen-year-olds too immature for university? At what age does a person have the maturity to make a decision about marriage or a career? At what age is a person elderly?

What do you think it means to "peak early"?
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have success at an early age, and then lose it.

What do you think it means to be a "late bloomer"?
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someone who finds what they're good at and possibly has success in it relatively late in life.

In the photographs, who do you think are late bloomers? Who peaked early?
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late bloomers: Ang Lee, Colonel Sanders, Cervantes; peaked early: Wang Yani, Nadia Comaneci, Jocelyn Lavin.

In which of these fields is someone more likely to peak early: acting, singing, writing, sports, business?
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sports ("Sports are particularly biased towards youth...")

One author says that sometimes a late bloomer seems to be a failure. Why do you think this is?
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Malcom Gladwell is talking about the period before the late bloomers finds success, when they seem to be struggling and getting nowhere.

How do these change as one gets older: freedom, obligation, expectations? What is an exemple of each?
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The article gives examples of:

freedom
e.g. stay out late, take public transport alone, drive a car. Then when you're old and earning money.
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first when you're allowed to do things on your own in childhood,
"You don't have to worry about money for a nice holiday or a meal at a fancy restaurant".

obligation
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the teenager who has to do her homework and come home before 10 o'clock.

expectations
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the 30-year-old who is obliged to work hard, doesn't feel successful, but meanwhile pretends he is successful because he feels it's expected.

What timeline and milestones do you think society sets out for you?
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go to university; buy a house; get married; have children; retire

Do you feel pressured by this, or is it not a problem for you?
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I think I'll be expected to... People tend to... It bothers me that...

to fade away
Hopes of peace are beginning to fade.
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to gradually disappear

struggle to do something
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to try very hard to achieve something difficult

achievement
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something good and impressive that you succeed in doing

when someone or something does not succeed OPP success

in any place

breakthrough
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an important new discovery or development

a particular quality in something or someone, or a quality in something that shows it was done by a particular person or group of people

Are most of the people you spent time with your age or a different age? Why?
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Personal answer.

How is your generation different from older or younger ones? What sort of misunderstandings or conflicts can this cause?
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Personal answer.

Is the "generation gap" greater or smaller than it used to be? Why?
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Personal answer.


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