“Giving Advice” – Conversation Questions

Conversational Questions For “Giving Advice”


  • I’ve been smoking cigarettes for years and I want to quit.  What do you think I should I do?
  • I just received a large inheritance and I want to invest it.  What do you think are my best options?
  • I’m sick of being fat and un-healthy.  I want to lose as much weight in the least amount of time without taking diet pills.  *You got any ideas?
  • I just lost my job and I haven’t told my husband/wife yet.  How do you think I should **go about telling him/her?
  • I found a wallet on the street with a lot of money and lots of credit cards.  I could just keep the money and turn in the wallet to the police — or I could contact the owner and give the whole thing back.  What would you do if you were in my shoes?
  • My kid is having a lot of problems at school.  He says that his teachers treat him/her very badly and all other students pick on him/her.  How do you think I should handle this situation?
  • My toddler is having a very hard time giving up his/her pacifier, and it feels like torture when I take it away.  What can I do?
  • What’s the best way to get rid of a headache?
  • I hate my job, but I’m afraid to quit.  Got any advice?
  • ♠ I don’t know what to do with my life?
  • I want to do more with my life instead of just working all the time.  I used to be a fun person with a lot of interests.  Now life just sucks.  How do I get back to the person I used to be?
  • I am always getting to work late, no matter how hard I try.  ♠♠ How do you do you do it?
  • I am constantly losing everything!  My keys, my credit cards, my ID.  What can I do not be so absent-minded?
  • I have a cold but I don’t want to take any medication.  What do you do when you have a cold?
  • I just moved here and I want to meet new people but I’m a bit shy.  How can I meet people without seeming awkward and eager?
  • What’s the quickest way to become wealthy and stay wealthy?
  • My car has been having lots of problems but they are mostly maintenance issues.  I don’t know if I should get it repaired or just get a new car.  What do you think?
  • I want people to like me, but I don’t know how to do that.   What should I do?
  • How can I get my husband to help me with the house-work?
  • How can I get my wife to stop nagging me about the house-work and realize that I help out equally in other ways?
  • How can I get my lazy husband/boyfriend to put down the beer, get off the couch and come to the gym with me?
  • How can I get my wife to realize that she already has too many shoes and purses and is wasting money on buying new ones every month?
  • I want to make my anniversary really special.  What do you think is the best way to give my husband/wife the best anniversary ever?
  • What do you think is the best way to spend a first date with someone?
  • I want to become much more efficient.  What are some tips for organizing my time?
  • My girlfriend/boyfriend cheated on me.  I honestly believe that he/she is sorry about it, and I don’t think it will happen again.  But, do you think I should let it go, or just break up with him/her and move on?

 

* Though this question-form is not grammatically correct, it is a very common way of speaking in English, by removing the word “Do” and sometimes even “you” from the personal question.

** The phrase “go about” is used in reference to the way that someone should do something; what method one should take, or techniques one should use.

♠ Sometimes a request for advice does not come in the form of a question but with a desperate statement of despair.

♠♠ This question is obviously directed to someone who actually does not have the same problem as the person asking.


Remember!

Giving advice can be very helpful, and receiving advice can be very appreciated.  But (and here is a little piece of advice) unless you are a parent, loved one, very close-friend — and you KNOW that the person will appreciate your advice — It is really not a good idea to give advice to someone unless they ask for it.

Giving advice when it is not asked for is not only not appreciated, but often-times, even if the advice is good (and the person knows that it is good) it will not be followed, and may even be shunned out of spite.

And That’s My Advice On That!

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INFORMATIONAL DISCLAIMER


This is by no means a complete list…

The items on this list are a combination of ideas compiled from many sources including my own personal experience and inspiration. These are basic questions that anyone with enough time and brainpower can think of. Therefore, I do not claim ownership of these ideas, nor do I believe that anyone else can either.

If this list looks similar to other on the internet, it is because these are good ideas for a conversational class on this particular topic and these questions can be found in numerous different places.

The reason that they appear here is because I have compiled this list for my own personal use and have also made it available for anyone else who may find it useful in their studies or teaching practice.

Information used for educational purposes should be free for ALL, for the sake of education and the overall advancement of human-kind.

It is also in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copycutpaste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…


…There is nothing original under the sun…

(None can claim ownership…  All are rightful heirs of knowledge.)


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(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes” – (Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun)

(one’s) “Meat And Potatoes”

(Closet Classics #10)


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Not only is this a term which describes, literally, thousands upon thousands of delicious meal possibilities, served in just as many different ways – but it is also a common Idiomatic Adjectival Phrasal-Noun.


tO Find OUt Why It Has Nothing To Do With The Picture Above…

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Singular And Plural Nouns

– Singular and Plural Nouns –


A noun is a word which represents:

Person, a Place, a Thing, or an Idea.


But There Is A Lot More To It Then That…

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“Advertising” – Conversational Questions

Conversational Questions for “Advertising”


It’s been a long time since I made a “Conversation Questions” Post.  So here you go…  This one is (Obviously) about Advertising, and its related topics.


  • What are some different types of advertising?
  • Where are some different places that you would see or hear an advertisement?
  • Is is necessary to have advertisements?
    • Why or why not?
  • What is the most shocking advertisement you have ever seen?
    • Was it effective for selling the product?
  • What is the funniest advertisement you have ever seen?
    • Was it effective for selling the product?
  • What is an effective advertisement you have seen or heard lately?
    • Why was it effective?
  • What makes an advertisement effective?
  • What makes an advertisement memorable?
  • Do you buy products because of advertising?
  • Do you think advertising is persuasive?
  • Why do you choose one product instead of another?
  • Do you think adverting to children is wrong or bad?
    • Why or why not?
  • Do you think advertising alcohol or tobacco is wrong or bad?
    • Why or why not?
  • What do you think of celebrity endorsements (when a celebrity promotes a certain product)?
  • Does seeing a favorite celebrity advertising a product make you want to buy that product?

    • Why or why not?
  • Should there be advertisement-free zones (places where advertising is not allowed)?
    • Why or why not?
  • Do you think there truth in advertising?
  • What kind of advertisements attract your attention?
  • Do you think there are too many advertisements on Television or radio?
  • Do you think advertising is worth the money companies spend on it?
  • What do you think is the most effective form of advertising?
  • Do you think that there are harmful effects of advertising?
  • Do you think that there are beneficial effects of advertising?
  • Do you think that ads create a desire for more and more material possessions?

Besides the questions above, you might also find these blog posts useful as well…


Informational Disclaimer


This is by no means a complete list…

The items on this list are a combination of ideas compiled from many sources including my own personal experience and inspiration. These are basic questions that anyone with enough time and brainpower can think of. Therefore, I do not claim ownership of these ideas, nor do I believe that anyone else can either.

If this list looks similar to other on the internet, it is because these are good ideas for a conversational class on this particular topic and these questions can be found in numerous different places.

The reason that they appear here is because I have compiled this list for my own personal use and have also made it available for anyone else who may find it useful in their studies or teaching practice.

Information used for educational purposes should be free for ALL, for the sake of education and the overall advancement of human-kind.

It is also in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copycutpaste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…


…There is nothing original under the sun…

(None can claim ownership…  All are rightful heirs of knowledge.)


Have An Excellent Day!

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TOEFL Vocabulary #6 – “Facilitate” (Unique Word-Transformation)


The Word “Facilitate” – TOEFL Vocabulary
(It’s Transformations + Meaning & Usage)

(Unique Word-Transformation & Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


The word “Facilitate”, and it’s various transformations is the next in the series of “Unique Word Transformation” TOEFL Vocabulary.  For a full description about the different types of TOEFL Vocabulary, you can read the blog post I wrote on that subject here.

In addition to being “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary, at least two of this word‘s transformations also qualify as Functional TOEFL Vocabulary.


1.  (to) “Facilitate” & (a) “Facilitator”


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2.  (a/the) “Facility” / “Facilities”


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3.  “The Facilities”


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To Get All The Info On Every One Of These Words…

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How To Find The Official TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


How To Find The TOEFL Testing Center In Your Area


Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?

Where The Hell Is The Testing Center!?!?


People trying to find The Official TOEFL Testing Center in their area (Country, and City) is a very serious and important part of the process of taking The TOEFL iBT Exam.

The fact that this was the single biggest reason for receiving emails from people all around the world, and that responding to those emails, previously, took up most of my time, is the reason why I took nearly a year to collect and publish all of the official testing centers throughout the world, as given by the official website.

Yes, the official website does give this information, but the problem is – to get this information, one first needs to actually start the registration process to get it.  I don’t know who would actually spend the money to register for the exam before finding out where they actually have to take the damn thing, but I certainly wouldn’t!

I am not exactly sure why the organization that created and administers The TOEFL iBT Exam, makes it so difficult to find this information but don’t worry…  GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! has got you covered. 😉


So Where Is My TOEFL Testing Center?


 

To Find Out, Read The Full Post Here


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Pronunciation of The Letter B and The Letter P – (/b/ vs /p/)


The Pronunciation of The Letter B And The Letter
(/b/ vs /p/)

(Pronunciation Lesson)


[su_dropcap style=”flat”]A[/su_dropcap]s you may already know.  Most of the Consonants come in “Voiced” and “Un-Voiced” pairs, which is clearly explained in This Post Here.  You probably also know that The Letter B is the first Consonant.

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]I[/su_dropcap]n the video below, the teacher explains that the Un-Voiced pair to The Letter B is The Letter P.  And she has a great way of showing you the difference between the two.  Not only in the sound, but what actually happens with the breath when speaking them.


Watch The Video Here!


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TOEFL Vocabulary – “Educate” (Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


The Word “Educate”


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(Functional TOEFL Vocabulary)


“Educate” – (/EH-dʒə-kay[t]/ – /ˈɛ.dʒə.ke[t]/) [dynamic verb]…


  • “(to) Educate (one’s self or an other) is to provide or procure information upon any subject – either passively or actively, for the sake of expanding one’s comprehension – and thus – over-all knowledge of either a particular subject or all possible subjects, generally.”

“In order to excel on The TOEFL iBT Exam, is is necessary to educate oneself on what to expect in each section of the exam.”


To See Some Examples Of  “Transformational” Vocabulary For The Word “Educate”

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“Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – English Aphorism


(to) Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart

(Today’s “Tid-Bit”)


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The Aphorism “Put The Horse In Front Of The Cart” – is an Idiomatic expression which can also be classified as an Interjection, A Proverb and a Saying.  Furthermore, this phrase can also be turned into a Prepositional Phrasal Verb.

It is very similar in meaning to the Idiomatic Aphorism:  (to) “Build The House From The Ground Up” – both of which mean:


To Find Out The Difference …

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(And Don’t Get Ahead Of Yourself…  Or The Cart)

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“Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary (+ Speaking Section – Task One Tip)

The Word “Dad” – TOEFL Vocabulary

(“Level-Checking” – (semi-)”Functional” – “Unique Word Transformation” Vocabulary)

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“Dad” – (/dæ[d]/ – /dæ[d]/) [concrete noun]…

“The word ‘Dad’ is a colloquial term for the word ‘Father’.”


The word “Dad” – being the most common colloquial and familiar alternative to the word “Father” in the English language, can be fit into a number of the categories that I have included into The TOEFL Vocabulary Database.

  • It functions as “Level-Checking” Vocabulary, because the chances that one who is preparing for The TOEFL iBT Exam has not yet heard of, or knows, this word are quite low…  yet, if it happens, then this is a good indication that that person’s “Level” is not yet high enough for The TOEFL iBT Exam, and there-fore, also not high enough to excel in a University-type setting.  Additionally, it will be unconsiciously expected that a person in both situations – absolutely – will know this word…  Thus the term “Level-Checking”.
  • It functions as (semi-) “Functional” Vocabulary, because the chances that a person will hear this word in a question on the exam may happen – but more likely, the fact that a person may USE this word in his or her answer in the Independent Speaking Section, and Writing Section answers is quite high.  However, I use the prefix “semi-” because the person does not NEED to use this term.  If one wishes to mention his or her “Dad”, then that person can always say “Father”, “Papa”, or whatever else is more common from where that person comes from.

But There is Much More…

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