To Do List

How many of you make a “to do list” each day?

How many things on average do you have on your list each day?

Are all of those things very important?

Do they all need to be done TODAY?

Watch the video and see if you agree with the author’s to do list.

What did the author want to do more of and less of?

IF you could make a change today, what would you do MORE of and what would you do LESS of?  Why?

Make a similar list for your self and then share it with the class.

Do you remember?

Several months back we talked about the Slow Movement. Do you remember? Have you found ways to slow down? I know I haven’t!

Well, Carl Honore, the author of award winning book, In Praise of Slowness, is absolutely positive about everyday people “putting on the brakes” to their speedy modern lives and sees a shift in societies around the world from fast to slow.

He recognizes the difficulty in this change of paradigm, but also emphasizes, that it is not about slowing down to a crawling pace, but rather slowing down int he right moments.

“By slowing down at the right moments, people find that they do everything better: They eat better; they make love better; they exercise better; they work better; they live better.”

Here is a short speech he gives about the need to slow down and how he came to advocate the slow movement.

Using the comparative, how can you live slower than you do today? If you achieve slowing down, do you believe life would be better?

Irregular Comparative Adjectives

Adjective Comparative Superlative Example
good better the best irregular Tara is the best athlete in the school.
well (healthy) better the best irregular He is still in hospital, but he is better than he was last week.
bad worse the worst irregular You are the worst driver I have ever known.
far further the furthest irregular My house is the furthest one.
far farther the farthest regular My house is the farther one.
old (people in a family) elder the eldest irregular Ram is my elder brother.
old (general use) older the oldest regular Your teacher is older than my teacher.