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Introductory Video

Watch the video of three employees having a conversation in the office lunch room. Their conversation is about issues related to learning. You will study these issues in this unit.

If the video does not play, you can watch a QuickTime™ version of the video. The video will open in a new window.

Read the words

Leopold: So, did anybody do anything interesting last night?

Oscar: I played video games.

Leopold: Oh, come on, Oscar! You’re still wasting your evenings playing video games?

Oscar: What do you mean, wasting my evenings? Video games aren’t a waste of time! I’m actually learning a lot while I’m playing video games.

Leopold: No, you’re not. If you want to learn something while you sit there doing nothing, try meditating! That’s a good way to learn something. Not like this!

Oscar: Whatever, Leopold! I like playing video games, alright?

Jessica: I’m surprised that you have time to play video games, Oscar. Don’t you have to look after your baby?

Oscar: Bah! Looking after the baby is easy, Jessica! All I have to do is sit her down in front of the television and she looks after herself for hours!

Jessica: Oscar! You can’t just let her watch TV all the time!

Oscar: Why not? She loves watching TV. And she watches educational shows! It’s great for her.