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May 9, 2011

University students’ suicide

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 4:32 am

*Glossary
[1]suicide(noun) DEATH [C,U] when you intentionally kill yourself
[2]tuition(noun) MONEY MAINLY US money that you pay for being taught, especially at college or university
[3]unemployment(noun) NUMBER the number of people who are unemployed don’t have a job
[4]depression(noun) UNHAPPINESS when you feel very unhappy, or a mental illness that makes you feel very unhappy

*University student’s suicide
These days university students’ suicide is a hot topic of discussion. Recently, 4 students’ suicide at KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute at of Science and Technology) shocked many people in South Korea.[1] In South Korea, suicide is the biggest cause of death for university students.[2] There are two reasons. The first reason is economic problems. Economic problem are caused by tuition and unemployment.[3] In South Korea, university tuition is being gradually increased, and the rate of employment is being gradually decreased.[4] The second reason is mental problems. Mental problems are caused by stress from studying, depression and romantic problems.

The number of university students’ suicide is very high every year. This is a serious social problem. The South Korea government should make an effort to work out this serious problem.[5]

*Reference
[1]http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?year=2011&no=221956
[2]http://news.donga.com/3/all/20110412/36341227/1
[3]http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/04/11/2011041102068.html
[4]http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=201104252150375&code=940100
[5]http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?year=2011&no=228681

*Discussion question
[Q1] Have you thought about committing suicide after entering university? If you did, why?

–> Have you thought about committing suicide after entering university? If you did, why?

[Q2] What can we do to prevent our friends from committing suicide?

–> What can we do to prevent our friends from committing suicide?

[Q3] There are several reasons for university students’ suicide. From among these reasons, what do you think is the most serious problem?

–> There are several reasons for university students’ suicide. From among these reasons, what do you think is the most serious problem?

(class #93, group #5 )
김벼리 glossary, discussion question
김형규 text, reference
홍현미 text, picture

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. tuition: (noun) money that you pay for being taught, especially at college or university

2. unemployment: (noun) the number of people who don’t have a job

3. depression: (noun) when you feel very unhappy, or a mental illness that makes you feel very unhappy

I have chosen the following discussion question to be on the Final Speaking Test.

– What can we do to prevent our friends from committing suicide?

Remember to stress it properly.

– What can we do to prevent our friends from committing suicide?

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