Monday, February 9, 2015

Washington State to end Daylight savings time - English conversation

English conversation lesson about Daylight Savings time, which is coming up in March for many places in the world.  

I don't know about you, but I just hate Daylight Savings Time! It doesn't save daylight, it forces people to go bed early and wake up early, except that most people don't really go to sleep early and then they are too sleepy when the clock tells them to get up.

Read this interesting article and discuss it with your English teacher
http://www.khq.com/story/28029929/bill-would-end-daylight-saving-time-in-washington

Key terms 
 opt out 
 clock tinkering days 
messing with
driving force
followed suit. 
altered  alteration 
 offset by
 spring forward
 severity

Questions
Why does Washington State want to stop Daylight Savings Time?
What benefits does DST bring? 
How would stopping DST help the economy? 
How much energy is really being saved by changing the time?
What industry would not benefit by stopping DST?
Does DST help you personally? 
Does your country change the time?
What do you do so that you can cope with the change in time? 
Do you feel that more people are "groggy" when the time changes? 


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach Professional English Teacher 


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