Maybe You Will Find Your Soulmate…Maybe Not

Hi Everyone,

Well it is a beautiful late summer day here in Boston, very sunny and warm(let’s enjoy this weather while we can!) . We began today’s class with a review of the use and meaning of the words maybe and perhaps . We agreed that maybe and perhaps have the same meaning but maybe is used in informal conversation and writing and perhaps is used  in more formal conversation and writing. Next we talked about using perhaps and maybe to express guessing which is when we offer and opinion or idea on something that we do not know much about. We shared some examples of using guess in statements and questions and then did this guess expressions review and practice (click on this to take another look at the answers). Next we discussed 6 common expressions with guess starting with “guess what”… here are the rest of these expressions, their meanings and an example Common Expressions with Guess

Now onto today’s topic of finding a soulmate. First we discussed what is a soulmate ?? It’s sort of abstract but we finally decided that a soulmate is a person who you share your life with and who completes your life and totally understands you. Some of us believe in a soulmate and some just did not. We talked about qualities we would like our soulmate to have , both emotional characteristics and physical characteristics. We took an informal poll about  what is important in finding a soulmate 

 

Answer these questions about finding your soulmate

  1. How much do looks matter to you?

Not at all                 1              2              3              4              5              Very much

 

  1. Is it important that you’re intellectually challenged?

Not at all                 1              2              3              4              5              Very much

 

  1. Is it important that you and a partner share the same values?

Not at all                 1              2              3              4              5              Very much

 

  1. How easy is it for you to “click” with someone?

Not at all                 1              2              3              4              5              Very much

Generally speaking it looks like we rated the first three criteria as “very much” and we are not that easy to “click” with other people. Then we watched the film “Less than One” which is about the odds of finding a soulmate as discussed by a guy and his girlfriend. (at the end of the film you will see why it is called “Less than One”) Watch the film here 

We then took the questionnaire at this website Less Than One – do you believe in a soulmate?  at  http://lessthanone.com and a few brave volunteers in class demonstrated how likely it would be for them to find their soulmate – not very likely it turns out! Thanks everyone for your contribution to today’s conversation!!

Words of the day

extracurricular ( adjective) : used to describe extra activities, such as sports, dance, music, that can be done by students in a school but not part of the regular schedule of classes         Most of the students in school play extracurricular sports like soccer, tennis and basketball in the afternoons.

by heart (idiom) : from memory                                                                                                        In order to do well on the vocabulary test, most of the students studied all the words by heart.

scrap paper (noun) : paper that is partly used and can be used for unimportant things (also known as scratch paper)                                                                                                            I jotted down his email address on a piece of scrap paper, and I’ll put him into my contact list on the computer when I get home.

****If you are around this weekend check out the special day at the Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday from 10am-4pm. Admission is free and there are a lot of special activities!!****

Remember to relax and practice.

and good luck finding your soulmate…………….

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