In-House Training Material

Title: Alternative energy sources
Description: About ways of producing energy that are less destructive for the environment
Domain: Environment 
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:38 
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: electricity, carbon dioxide, grennhouse gases, sources of energy, solar pannels, wind energy, hydroelectric power
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Title: Ban on smoking
Description: On the prohibition of smoking in public places
Domain: Health
Language: English
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:21
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: cardiovascular disease, cancer, emphysema, passive smoking
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Title: Brussels airport
Description: On getting around at Brussels airport 
Domain: Transportation, travel
Language: English
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:04
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: check-in, departure hall, airline, airport authorities
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Title: Cats versus dogs
Description: About the animals that people keep as pets and the strong preference that some owners show for either dogs or cats
Domain: Animals
Language: English
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:03
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: pet, pet owner, cat lovers, dog lovers
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Title: Climate change
Description: On the United Nations conference on climate change in Copenhagen, 2009
Domain: Environment 
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:27
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: climate change, rising temperature, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, coal, oil, global warming, drought, polar icecaps, level of the oceans, emissions
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Title: Continuing education
Description: About the need to adopt our school system to respond to changing social needs
Domain: Education
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:21
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: continuing education, life-long learning, Ministry of Education, labour market, specialty, institution, critical thinking, skills
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Title: Indian tribes of Amazon
Description: On the reasons why the Brazilian government agency that deals with indigenous people, FUNAI, has recently changed its policy with respect to contacting these tribes 
Domain: Social issues
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:40
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: Amazon Basin, tributaries, natural resources, timber, rubber, Indians, biological defense, infectious disease, epidemics, indigenous people, tribes
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Title: Parking in Thessaloniki
Description: A suggestion on how to solve the parking problem in Thessaloniki and other cities
Domain: Social issues
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:01
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: traffic, city, streets, pedestrians, underground parking, City Council
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Title: Pension plans
Description: On pension plans and problems in Europe
Domain: Social issues
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:44
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: birth rate, social welfare system, demographic changes, pension, health care, pension fund, triple bypass, open-heart surgery
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Title: Raising children in Greece
Description: About the low birth rate in Greece, the possible reasons for it and some steps that could be taken to encourage families to have more children
Domain: Social issues
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:18
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: birth rate, patriotism, child care facilities, public education, health care, public services
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Title: Saint Agnes and the giant of Cornwall
Description: A local legend from a village in Cornwall
Domain: Fiction, legends
Language: English 
Level: Beginner
Duration: 3:13
Speaker: Prof. Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou
Keywords: Celtic, legend, mythology, Cornwall 
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