December 12th -wednesday-2018


Memory
What is the best memory you have?

Who was your most memorable teacher? (Bad or good)

Do you have any strong memories linked to a particular smell?

How do you want people to remember you?

How good is your memory?

What do you wish you were better at remembering?

Are computers making our ability to remember better or worse? Give some examples.

How much do you think memories change over time?

Why do you think some people remember the same events differently?

Is the ability to memorize lots of things important? Why or why not?

December 5th- Wednesday 2018

16 Useful Clues To Understand Your Dog Better

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) Do you like dogs?
(2) Are dogs really “a man’s best friend”?
(3) What kinds of dogs do you like and dislike?
(4) Do you think dogs are the best pets?
(5) Do you think dogs have a good life?
(6) Are you ever afraid of dogs?
(7) What do you think of dogs that bark non-stop?
(8) Do you think people spend too much money on dogs?
(9) In what ways are dogs helpful to humans?
(10) Are there many abandoned dogs in your town?
STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) Do you prefer pedigree or mixed-breed dogs?
(2) Do owners have to clean up after their dogs in your town?
(3) Do you think some owners care too much for their dogs and not enough for other people?
(4) Why are dogs disliked in some cultures?
(5) What do you think of dog hotels, dog cafes and poodle parlors?
(6) Dog is on the menu in many countries. What do you think of this?
(7) What would you do if someone bought you a puppy as a present?
(8) What do you think of people who organize dog fights?
(9) In English, dogs go “woof woof”. How about in your language or other languages you know?
(10) What does a “dog-eat-dog world” mean? Is it true?

october 31st _2018/ wednesday


Is positive thinking a strong belief in your life?

What is the philosophy of positive thinking? How does positive thinking work?

How can positive thinking help you in your personal life?

Do you know anyone who practices positive thinking seriously? Do you find it encouraging or irritating?

How can the power of positive thinking change your approach to problem solving?

How can you apply positive thinking in practice?

How can we say positive thinking from false hope and  self deception?

Do you think positive thinking can help you to overcome all of your problems in life?

Some scholars, including Dr. Martin Seligman, believe that sometimes you need to be rather pessimistic to become more action-oriented. How do you respond to this idea?

Do you think that some people are more genetically positive than others? Let’s argue for and against this question

wednesday ,october 17th _2018

Privacy

How much do you value your privacy?

Do you think that websites like Facebook take away too much of your privacy?

Do you think people have the right to privacy? How about convicted criminals?

The only people who need privacy are people who are doing something illegal. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Do you think the Internet increases privacy or takes away privacy?

What is the greatest threat to privacy?

How private should corporations be? Should the public have access to corporate records?

How transparent should a government be?

Where do you like to go when you want to be alone?

Should there be more, or less, security cameras around cities?

How is privacy viewed in your culture?

wednesday -October 10th -2018


THE DISCUSSION ON DREAMS

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) Do you dream often?
(2) Do you remember your dreams?
(3) Do you dream in colour or in English?
(4) Do you like having dreams?
(5) Do you believe dreams have a special meaning?
(6) Do you have the same dreams again and again?
(7) Has something you’ve dreamt about ever come true?
(8) Have you ever been woken up by a nightmare?
(9) What kinds of people do you meet in your dreams?
(10) Do you tell other people about the dreams you have?

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) Do you talk in your sleep when you dream?
(2) Have you ever woken up and believed you’re still in your dream?
(3) Do you think animals dream?
(4) Does having a dream affect the way you feel when you wake up?
(5) Do you think dreams can be explained scientifically?
(6) Would you like to stop having dreams or have more dreams?
(7) Do you have the same dreams you had when you were a child?
(8) Do you ever want to live in the world of your dreams?
(9) Do you daydream?
(10) Why do you think some people remember their dreams and others don’t?

wednesday ,september 19th ,2018

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1)What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘pet’?(2)Do you like pets?(3)How many pets have you had?(4)Is it important for children to have a pet?(5)Why do people have pets?(6)Do you think it’s unfair to keep animals in the home – shouldn’t they be in their natural habitat?(7)Do you know anyone with an unusual pet?(8)Is it wrong to spend money on pets and pet food when so many people are starving?(9)Do you like visiting pet shops?(10)What animal do you think makes the best pet?
 (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1)Do pets make good gifts?(2)Do people usually choose good names for their pets in your country?(3)What do you think of restaurants and stores aimed at pets?(4)What problems do pets create for people?(5)Is a spider or a snake really a pet?(6)Why do some people prefer pets to children?(7)What do you think of people who dispose of their pets because they are too much trouble?(8)Do you think pet owners are often similar to their pets?(9)What do you think of the idea of virtual pets, like Tamagotchi?(10)Are pets good value for money?

wednesday-september5th ,2018

THE DISCUSSION ON CHOCOLATE

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) Do you like chocolate?
(2) Which country do you think makes the most delicious chocolate?
(3) Do you like getting chocolate as a present?
(4) Do you know how chocolate is made?
(5) How much chocolate should children eat?
(6) Is chocolate part of any celebrations in your country?
(7) Do you think chocolate is healthy?
(8) Who do you think are the world’s biggest chocolate eaters?
(9) Why is chocolate so often associated with romance?
(10) What would the world be like without chocolate?

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What do you know about the history of chocolate?
(2) Did you eat a lot of chocolate when you were a child?
(3) Why do you think so many people are addicted to chocolate?
(4) What is your favourite brand / bar / kind of chocolate?
(5) Would you like to eat some chocolate right now?
(6) Do you have a favourite chocolate TV commercial?
(7) How can the word ‘chocolate’ be a countable and uncountable noun?
(8) Have you read the book ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’?
(9) Does eating chocolate change our feelings?
(10) What are your earliest memories of chocolate?

wednesday ,August 29th,2018


THE DISCUSSION ON UNITED STATES

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) How different is the USA from other countries?
(2) What was the last news story you heard about the USA?
(3) What do you think the USA’s neighbours think of it?
(4) What do you think the USA will be like 50 years from now?
(5) Does your country have good relations with the USA?
(6) What could you do on a holiday in the USA?
(7) What is your idea of a typical American person?
(8) What things about the USA do you think Americans are proud of?
(9) What do you know about American culture?
(10) What would you like to ask an American about the USA?What images spring to mind when you hear the country USA?
(2) What are the good things and bad things about the USA?
(3) What is the USA most famous for?
(4) What do you know about the USA’s history?
(5) What are the differences between the USA and your country?
(6) What do you think about American people?
(7) What has the USA given to the world?
(8) Would you like to visit the USA, or live there?
(9) What do you know about the geography of the USA?
(10) Who are the most famous American people you know?