I Can Speak Wednesday

27 September

-tell us your favourite TV programmes. and why do you like them?
-what is the best Turkish TV series? what are they about?
-what are the best foreign series? and why do you think so?
-tell us the TV programmes which you liked when you were younger

You may be thinking about being isolated from civilization and living on an island. Here you will have another option: being very social at the same time. Santa Cruz del Islote in Colombia may only be about the size of two soccer fields, but the island has four main streets and 10 neighbourhoods. More than a thousand people live on the island in around 155 houses. With so many people packed into such a small space, it’s the most densely populated island in the world. The inhabitants have to use neighbouring islands as cemeteries and they work elsewhere, primarily at the Mucura Island Hotels. There is one school with one teacher and a restaurant that functions as a port. Free 24-hour Internet service was established for the island, allowing the students access to distance education during the Coronavirus pandemic. Previously, service had been expensive and of poor quality, making it difficult to do educational activities from home. Santa Cruz del Islote is also poor: there is no clean drinking water or sewerage, and there are problems with rubbish and pollution. Despite their needs, people say they do not feel poor and can get along as they do not have big expenses.

Would like to live on that island? What would be hard or good things about living on that island?

Working until you die is better than being idle just because you are old.

“Murat: Grandma, you shouldn’t work so hard. You’re not young anymore, you know.
Grandmother: Thanks for your concern, dear, but I plan to keep working. It’s better to wear out than to rust out”

Are you a hardworking person? Why do you think you’re that way? Are you tired of your work and do you want to retire soon? What’s your plan after retirement?

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