Saturday, January 25, 2020


  1. Annoying things
    • Do people have habits that annoy you?
    • Do you annoy people with some of your habits?
    • What does 'pet peeve' mean?
    • Do you have a pet peeve?
    • What annoys you when you are driving a car?
    • What are some things that car drivers do that annoy you?
    • Does it annoy you if someone cuts in front of you when you are waiting in line?
    • Does smoking bother you?
    • Does something that your parents or friends do annoy you?
    • Do some people in your office/company do annoying things?
    • Can you think of any celebrities that are annoying? Why?
    • What do people do on public transport or on the street that annoys you?

  2. Success-Failure
    • How would you define success?
    • Do you have the same idea of success as your parents?
    • To what extent will your encourage your children to become successful?
    • Do you think failures can contribute to a person's success?
    • Can you think of any famous people who encountered failure before success?

  3. Social Networking
    • What is social networking?
    • Can social networking sites be dangerous?
    • What precautions would you advise people to take?
    • Should the use of social networking sites be banned at work?
    • Are social networking sites changing our daily behaviour?
    • Is it possible to become a social networking addict?

  4. Diseases
    • What dangerous diseases are people scared of nowadays?
    • Should we be better-informed about the dangers of these diseases?
    • What is the best way to stop diseases from spreading?
    • Do diseases have an effect on travel?
    • Which disease is it urgent to find a cure for?

  5. Manners
    • Are good manners important?
    • Do people have better manners today than before?
    • Can you give examples of what you think are good manners?
    • What do you think are bad manners?
    • Can good manners in one country be bad manners in another country?
    • What about table manners? Can you give examples of some good table manners?
    • How about bad table manners?
    • Can manners affect your success in life? How?
    • What's the best way to teach manners to children?
    • What advice about manners would you give a foreigner visiting your country?

  6. News coverage in the media today.
    • Do you think news coverage today correctly describes what is going on in the world?
    • Do you trust everything you hear or see on the news?
    • What improvements would you make?
    • What is the most important current news story?
    • Do certain types of events get too much/too little coverage?
    • Do you trust the media? Are you sure the information given is always true?
    • Is it important to keep up with current events?

  7. Job interviews
    • Is it necessary to prepare for a job interview?
    • How can a person make a good first impression?
    • Is there a recommended dress code for an interview?
    • Can you think of any difficult questions one should be prepared for?
    • Is there anything a candidate should avoid mentioning?
    • Is it ok to make negative comments about your present employer?
    • Is it ok for interviewers to ask questions about age, marital status, etc.?
    • What information should a candidate have about the company?

  8. Environment
    • What are some of the most serious environmental problems today?
    • Can you find ten things that each of us can do to help preserve our planet?
    • What is your opinion on climate change?
    • In what way will our children be affected by climate change?
    • How can we make our homes more environmentally friendly?
    • What can companies do to help preserve the environment?
    • Which countries cause the most pollution?
    • If we run out of oil, where will we get our energy from?

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