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Drink, anyone?

Drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) are a must in celebrations and social events. Agree or disagree?

This lesson was prepared by fellow teacher Fabrini Rodrigues:

Identify the pictures.

Sparkling wine - Red and white wine (people toasting) - Whisky - Cider
Liqueur - Vodka - Cachaça - Rum - Gin
Tequila - Absinthe- Sake - Draft beer
Liquor - Liquor store

Talk about:

1. Do you drink / Do you like drinking?

2. How often do you drink? When?

3. Do you ever… / How often do you… drink to excess?

4. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?

5. When did you start drinking? Can you remember the first time you got drunk?

6. Why do you drink alcoholic drinks?

7. Have you ever said or done something under the influence of alcohol that you later regretted? Do you have any funny stories?

8. How does alcohol change your behavior, personality and face?

9. When did you last drink the items from the vocabulary list?

10. Have you ever had a terrible hangover? What happened?

11. What is the best cure for a hangover?

12. Have you ever forgotten something you did because you were drunk?

13. Why do you drink alcoholic drinks?

14. Is alcohol a drug?

15. Can bars serve alcohol 24 hours a day in your country?

16. In the USA, you cannot drink alcohol on the street. What are the laws regarding drinking in public in your country?

17. What do you think of very drunk people?

18. What should be the legal age to drink alcohol?

19. Are the drinking and driving laws in your country too strict?

20. Have you ever been fined for DUI (Driving under influence)?

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Angela said…
Congrat, Fabrini!
You must be an expert on the subject.
But I think you were very sober when you organized the topics.
Interesting questions!

I`ll try to answer question number eleven:
What`s the best cure for a hangover?

Of course everybody wants to get rid of the unpleasant physical effects following the heavy use of alcohol.

Here are some helpful ingredients for the "DAY AFTER":

• Milk Thistle: Milk thistle is commonly prescribed for people with liver problems. It is known to help the liver function properly, and may help the liver process alcohol better.

• Gingerroot: Often brewed and consumed as a tea, gingerroot is known for its ability to settle an upset stomach.

• Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juices: Juices help to replenish lost nutrients and they help re-hydrate your body quicker than water.

• Soup: Soup is a common hangover remedy because it soothes the stomach and helps re-hydrate the body.
teresa said…
Question number seventeen:
What do you think of very drunk people?

When people overdrink, their brains are impaired. Some become less inhibited, funnier, more relaxed, but also more boastful, more bigoted, and sometimes more stupider.

Here are some expressions and slangs about the topic:

beating the goat= act of drinking)

drunk as a lord
drunk as a rat
drunk as a skunk

very drunk= tipsy, plastered, hammered, toasted, skulled, lubricated, well-oiled, beered up, tanked up, liquored up
Teresa said…

Instead of "more stupider", please read stupider.
Anonymous said…
Really good tips for those who suffer from a hangover!
Anonymous said…
Question number 7

Have you ever said or done something under the influence of alcohol that you later regretted? Do you have any funny stories.

In fact, I haven`t but I`ve got a joke about the matter.

Wrong Bus
A drunken man gets on the bus late one night, staggers up the aisle, and sits next to an elderly woman.
She looks the man up and down and says, "I've got news for you. You're going straight to hell!"
The man jumps up out of his seat and shouts, "Man, I'm on the wrong bus!"
Anonymous said…
Gr8 joke!

Do you have any more? Make sure you're sober when you tell it! (heh, heh)
plastered guy said…
OOOOOpsss!!! WAnnna SSSome Mooore %%% $$$ ### ????

One day an Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman walked into a pub together. They each bought a pint of Guinness.

Just as they were about to enjoy their creamy beverage, three flies landed in each of their pints, and were stuck in the thick head.

The Englishman pushed his beer away in disgust.

The Scotsman fished the fly out of his beer, and continued drinking it, as if nothing had happened.

The Irishman, too, picked the fly out of his drink, held it out over the beer, and started yelling, "SPIT IT OUT, SPIT IT OUT, SPIT IT OUT!!!!"
Anonymous said…
Good news for moderate drinkers:
They`ll have a longer and healthier life!

Heart attacks
High blood pressure
Peripheral artery disease
Alzheimer's disease
Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis
Bone fractures and osteoporosis
Kidney stones,
Digestive ailments,
Stress and depression
Poor cognition and memory
Parkinson's disease
Hepatitis A,
Pancreatic cancer
Macular degeneration (a major cause of blindness),
Angina pectoris,
Duodenal ulcer
Erectile dysfunction
Hearing loss
Liver disease
Poor physical condition in elderly.

According to Professor David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology of the State University of New York at Potsdam, moderate consumers of alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine or distilled spirits or liquor are less exposed to the diseases above.
Anonymous said…
So moderation is the key, okay, but what if we didn't drink at all?
Anonymous said…
Well, according to Professor David Hanson if you don`t drink at all you`ll be more exposed to the diseases mentioned but at least you won`t run the risk of getting addicted.

By the way, how to differ a social drinker to an abuser one, an addicted to alchool?

Social drinkers drink occasionally, and when they do there are no problems or negative consequences.

There are no real surprises as a result of having a drink. When they drink there are no complaints about behavior from friends and family. As an example there are no fights, nor extreme emotional mood swings.

A social drinker does not think about drinking often, it does not occupy their thoughts.

Lastly, there is no loss of control or need to set limits when drinking; it just doesn’t get that far.

An alcohol abuser is someone who has episodes of going to far with drinking; it can be frequent or just occasionally. This might be drinking when it could be physically hazardous, such as driving, or ending up in dangerous areas.

The alcohol abuser starts to let obligations at work and home start to slip.Drinking creeps in and occupies more and more thoughts and drinking is needed for its effect.
Anonymous said…
Excellent description and explanation of the differences among the many types of drinker.
plastered guy said…
Hey, guys !
Another clean joke.
I may be a little toasted but I don`t use dirty words.
There it goessssssssssssss!!!!!!!


A drunken man staggers in to a Catholic church and sits down in a confession box and says nothing.

The bewildered priest coughs to attract his attention, but still the man says nothing. The priest then knocks on the wall three times in a final attempt to get the man to speak.

Finally, the drunk replies: "No use knocking' mate, there's no paper in this one either."
Anonymous said…
Ha, ha, ha!!

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