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Conversation Topic 14/01-20/01


This week's conversation topic is Tidying up. Here are some articles, videos and podcasts to check out in your free time.


PODCAST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQG1yZFzbAs

VIDEO: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80209464?trackId=13752289&tctx=0%2C0%2Cf4021a06-1e40-4a0a-aa0b-a2c3e8e8dfe5-74666091%2C%2C

ARTICLES: https://www.wired.com/story/marie-kondo-self-optimization-memes/

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/tidying-up-with-marie-kondo-netflix-books/


Here's some essential Tidying up vocabulary to get you started:


Binge (verb/ noun) an occasion when an activity is done in an extreme way, especially eating, drinking, or spending money


Clutter (noun) (a lot of objects in) a state of being untidy


Downsize (verb) If you downsize a company or organization, you make it smaller by reducing the number of people working for it


get rid of (verb) to remove or throw away something unwanted


hoard (verb) to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place


keeper (noun) someone/something with good qualities that you think is worth keeping


overwhelming (adjective) difficult to fight against


sift through (verb) to put flour, sugar, etc. through a sieve (= wire net shaped like a bowl) to break up large pieces


snap decision (noun) a decision made quickly, without careful thought or discussion


spark (verb/noun) a very small piece of fire that is made by rubbing two hard things together, or a flash of light made by electricity


toss (verb) to throw something carelessly


tucked away (adjective) hidden or difficult to find


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