19 January WEDNESDAY


Did you know that the Teddy Bear was invented in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt? It all started with a hunting trip President Roosevelt took in 1902 in Mississippi. After three days of hunting, the President’s bear hunt would be a failure! The next day, the hunt guides caught an old black bear and tied the bear to a tree and called for the President. Here was a bear for him to shoot! But Roosevelt took one look at the old bear and refused to shoot it. He felt doing so would be unsportsmanlike. The news of this event spread quickly through newspaper articles across the country. NY candy shop owner, Morris Michtom, saw the newspapers and had an idea. He put in his shop window two stuffed toy bears his wife had made. Michtom asked permission from President Roosevelt to call these toy bears “Teddy’s bears”. The rapid popularity of these bears led Michtom to mass-produce famous Teddy Bears.

Did you have a teddy bear when you were a child? What was your favorite toy when you were a child?


cut a long story short or long story short
​used when you do not tell all the details:
“Long story short, I got fired”

Can you tell a story or a memory, which gives  message in the end?



-tell us about your favorite clothes? Why do you like them?
-which accessories do you like? why do you like them?
-what’s your favorite accessory?
-which brands do you like and why?
-what colors do you usually wear and why?
-where do you often buy your clothes?
-have you ever bought clothes online? what did you buy?
-what is the last thing you bought?


-Tell us about the best cities and holiday towns
-What do you like and dislike about our country
-Tell us some of our interesting traditions


Shopping on the internet
-Do you often do your shopping online?
-What do you buy online?
-Are the prices the same as in the shops/agencies or less expensive?
-Have you ever had any disappointments or bad surprises?
-What are the advantages of shopping online?
-What are the dangers?
-What advice would you give future online shoppers?