Monday, April 20, 2015

The oldest Human was 256? English Conversation Lesson

According to the Bible, people seemed to live much longer than they do today.  What is the secret of longevity?  There seems to be some confusion about how old he actually was, but even if he lived to be 197, that's quite an achievement! 

Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher http://wafflesatnoon.com/256-year-old-man/

Key Terms 
 lifespan
martial arts
herbalism
Fountain of Youth
antedate 
Dynastic records
 longevity
druggist
petitioned
militarist 
blurb
 touches on
 vouched for 
corroboration
obituary
 attaining inward calm
documented
fantastical
 verified
 refuted

Questions
How long did Li Ching-Yung really live? 
What was his favorite saying? 
What does that mean to you? 
How many children did he have? 
How many wives did he have? 
What was his job when he was young? 
How did that help him to discover the herbs that he used? 
What type of proof would you like to see that would prove how old this man was? 
How long do people usually live in your country? 
What is your motto that helps you destress?
What types of foods or vitamins do you take to help you live longer?
How long do you think that people can realistically live? 
What plans do you have for when you get older? 



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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