Conversation Club Summary for June 13th – THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

Hey there friends! Did you miss Bogota Business English’s Conversation Club last Wednesday, June 13th? We really had a great time! We made new friends and created new business contacts. Come join us on on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:00 at Authors Bookstore on Calle 72 #5-23 for great English practice!

If you did not attend last week you don’t have to worry because on this blog you will be able to review the conversation topics, vocabulary and trivia that we discussed. We sincerely hope to see you there this Wednesday, June 20th to talk about LATIN AMERICA with us! We are going to learn a lot of really cool things and new vocabulary. Make sure to bring your friends, family and colleagues to share knowledge, beverages and candy with  us!

Here’s what we talked about last week…

“Let’s Talk About…”

THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

Vocabulary Bank

n. medal v. To award adj. admirable
n. award v. To win adj. remarkable
n. winner / laureate v. To bestow adj.  astonishing
n. committee n. accomplishment v. To present adj. amazing

*Do you know what all of these words mean? Discuss with your group or ask a native speaker if you need clarification! Try to figure them out!

Conversation  topics…

  1. What is the Nobel Peace Prize? Why is it important?
  2. Can you name and Nobel Peace Prize laureates? What did they do to earn the prize? Do you admire their achievements?
  3. Who was Alfred Nobel? Why was he so famous? HINT: look below at the “interesting facts and information section”

Interesting facts and information…

Alfred Nobel was a chemist, engineer, and inventor. In 1894 Nobel purchased an iron and steel mill, which he made into a major weapons factory. Nobel amassed a fortune during his lifetime. Most of his wealth was from his 355 inventions, of which dynamite is the most famous.

Nobel was concerned about how he would be remembered when he died, so in his will he left the majority of his wealth to establish the Nobel Peace Prize.

VIDEO BREAK!

NOTABLE LAUREATES:

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Maria Skłodowska-Curie

Kofi Annan

Nelson Mandela

Oscar Arias Sanchez

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Homework:

Research some famous people who have one the Nobel Peace Prize. Try using Wikipedia to find a complete list of winners.

Bring your friends, family and colleagues to next week’s conversation club!!!

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