TUESDAY

9 August TUESDAY


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Born in 1904, René Lacoste won his very first tennis tournament aged 17 – and by 20, had won the French Open for the first time. ‘Focused when he plays, smiling when he leaves the court,’ commented the international press. Lacoste learned to focus his energy and strength to produce more ‘spontaneous’ moves
In 1923, he earned that nickname: ‘The Alligator’. Why? A journalist heard a bet over an alligator suitcase – and the name stuck on him.
Lacoste married another champion: Simone Thion de la Chaume, who won the British Girls’ Amateur Golf Championship.
In 1926, Lacoste asked his friend Robert George to design a crocodile emblem for his white jacket. That year, Lacoste became World No. 1 tennis player, after winning the singles and doubles at the French Open and Wimbledon. He also started wearing a T-shirt, inspired by polo players, which gave him freedom of movement. In 1933, he made his first campaign for the polo shirt with the crocodile emblem.
Rene Lacoste wasn’t only a legendary tennis player but also a genious. He didn’t just invent the polo shirt, he also created the tennis ball machine and the first steel tennis racket, and filed 20 new patents between the 1960s and 1980s after retiring from the sport in 1932.


LEARN

telling someone, especially a child, to behave politely and not do or say something that might offend someone
Example: His mother taught him to always mind his manners with his elders.
You’re in my house so you’d better watch your manners.


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Family and relatives
-tell us about your family
-how many brothers and sisters have you got? what do they do for a living?
-tell us about your cousins and other relatives
-do you have any famous or interesting relatives?
-who is the richest or the most successful relative? what does he/she do?
-who is the most interesting relative? why do you think so?
-who is your favourite member of the family and why?
-who is the most problematic relative? what does/did he do?
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Related Words: cousins, niece, nephew, uncle, aunt, grandmother, grandfather, grandson, granddaughter, husband, wife, fiancee, son, daughter, mother in law, father in law, brother in law, sister in law, sociable, friendly, talkative, intelligent, knowledgable, successful, wise

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Tell us about your favorite athlete? Why do you like him/her?

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When and where did you see someone with bad manners or rude? What did he/she do?


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Personality :
Describe your personality.
What makes you happy?
What makes you angry?
What do you want to change about your personality?

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Which sports are you interested in and and do you know any success stories like Lacoste? If you aren’t intested in sports, do you know any other success stories in other fields?

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Tell us the last time when you saw somebody with bad manners? What happened and what was your and other people’s reaction?


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Motivation
-Can some people destroy your motivation?
-What is something a boss can do to motivate his workers?
-How are you best motivated?
-How do you motivate your friends?
-How do you define motivation?
-What are the best motivations to quit smoking?

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Tell us about some other athletes and their success stories. What are the motivations of these very succesful athletes, what makes them achieve their goals?

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What are the bad manners you usually observe in your society? What should be done to make people behave nicely?