“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!

😀


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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“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!

😉

Advice – Conversational Questions

Conversational Questions for “Advice”


Most of us have gotten advice from others (whether we wanted it not.)  The questions below are for when one actually asks for it.


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  • I want to quit smoking… What should I do?
  • I won 100,000 dollars and I don’t know how to best use it… What should I do?
  • I want to lose weight… What should I do?
  • I have just lost my job… I haven’t told my husband/wife/parents yet… What should I do?
  • I found a wallet which had 2,000 dollars in it… What should I do?
  • I have a headache… What should I do?
  • I don’t like my job… What should I do?
  • I’m bored… What should I do?
  • I have trouble keeping a schedule… What should I do?
  • I often forget things… What should I do?
  • I often lose things… What should I do?
  • I’m shy but I want to make friends… What should I do?
  • I want to be wealthy but my job doesn’t pay well… What should I do?
  • I need a car but I don’t have enough money… What should I do?
  • I want people to like me… What should I do?
  • I’m lonely… What should I do?

(“GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – 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 any others 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!

😉

Airplanes and Airports – Conversational Questions

Airplanes and Airports
(Conversational Questions)


Most people have had a chance at some time to fly on a plane and thus, experience the wonders and amazement of being in an airport.  This usually provides for some good conversation…  here are some questions that you can use  to get things going 😉


Airplanes & Airports - theTEFLblog


  • Have you ever flown in an airplane?
    • If so, did you enjoy it?
      • Why or why not?
    • If not, would you ever like to?
      • Why or why not?
  • How old were you when you went on your first flight?
    • Where did you go?
  • What was the longest flight you have ever taken?
  • What seat do you prefer: window, center or aisle?
  • What are three things you’re supposed to do before the flight takes off?
  • What do you like to do during the flight?
  • What do you do when you experience turbulence?
  • Where you ever scared at any point during the flight?
  • Have you ever met anyone or established any relationships during a flight?
  • Are you able to sleep during the flight?
  • Do you like the food that is served on the flight?
  • Have you ever had a bad experience during a flight?
  • What kinds of things do you think could happen on a flight (that could lead to a bad experience)?
  • Have you ever sat by or near an annoying person on a flight?
    • Please explain.
  • What things can you see on a plane?
  • What should be done with obese people who practically take up two seats?
  • Why do you think that most pilots are men?
  • Would you like to be a flight attendant?
  • Would you rather fly or drive if you were going on a long trip?  Why?
  • Is being a flight attendant considered a good job in your country?
    • What do you think are the qualifications?
  • Would you rather have a younger, more beautiful/handsome flight attendant or an older, more experienced one?
  • What are the advantages of traveling by airplane?
  • What are the disadvantages?
  • What questions should you ask when buying airplane tickets?
  • What is a charter flight?
  • What arrangements should be made for pick-up at the airport?
  • What things can you see in an airport?
  • What questions do they ask you when you check-in at the airport?
  • What questions do they ask you when going through immigration and customs at the airport?
  • Would you like to learn how to fly?
    • Why or why not?
  • Do you think being a pilot would be a good job?
    • Why or why not?
  • When travelling, what items should be included in your hand baggage?
    • What item should you NOT have?
  • What documents do you need for international travel?

What is a boarding pass?


(“GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – 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 any others 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!

😉

Age (Young & Old) – Conversational Questions

Conversation Questions about “Age” (Young and Old)


Old vs Young - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!


  • What are some of the differences between “the young” and “the old”?
  • What do you think is the best age to be?
  • What is the best thing about being young?
  • What is the best thing about being old?
  • When is “Middle-Aged”?
  • Are young people generally more selfish than older people (their parents or grandparents)?
  • What are some examples of “Age Limits”?
  • Is having age limits for certain things a good idea or a bad one?  – (driving a car, drinking alcohol, voting, etc.)
  • When do you think someone is old enough to:
    • Drive
    • Drink alcohol
    • Vote
    • Fight in a war
    • Live by themselves
    • Have sex
    • Get married
    • Have babies
    • Start working
  • Should people be forced to retire at a certain age?
  • Should people be forced to stop driving at a certain age?
  • Should a person be forced to go to school at a certain age?
  • What is a good age to retire?
  • When is a person to young to retire?
  • When is a person old enough to become:
    • President or Ruler of a Country
    • Head of a Company
    • A Parent
  • When is someone too old to be the things listed above?
  • What do you think is a good age to live to?
  • How young would you consider a person to be for them to “die young”
  • Are you afraid of getting old?
  • What age do you think is “old”?
  • Some people say that youth is a state of mind, do you agree?
  • If so, do you think it is the same way with being “old”?

(“GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – 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 any others 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!

😉

Amusement Parks and Theme Parks – Conversational Questions

Amusement Parks and Theme Parks
(Conversational Questions)



  • Have you ever visited an amusement park?
    • What was the name?
    • Where was it?
    • What kinds of “Amusements” did it have?
  • Have you been to more than one amusement park?
    • What are some of the others that you have been to?
  • What is the difference between and “Amusement Park & A Theme Park”?
  • What is so great about Amusement Parks and Theme Parks?
  • Have you ever been to a “Theme Park”?
    • What was the name?
    • Where was it?
    • What was the theme of the park?
  • Have you been to more than one theme park?
    • What are some of the others that you have been to?
  • Which do you like better, Amusement Parks or Theme Parks?
    • Why?
  • What was the best amusement park or theme park you have ever been to?
    • Why was it so great?
  • What was the worst amusement park or theme park you have ever been to?
    • What made it so bad?
  • What are the best things about amusement parks or theme parks?
  • What are the worst things about amusement parks?
  • What was your “all-time favorite” ride or activity?
    • Why?
  • What was your least favorite ride or activity?
    • Why?
  • Are there any rides or activities that you are afraid of?
  • Are there any rides or activities that you would love to do, but you are either too “big” to do?
  • Were there any rides or activities that you were too “little” to do when you visited the park in the past (so you never got a chance?)
    • What were they and why would you like to do them?
  • If you were to recommend an amusement park, which one would you recommend and why?
    • What rides or activities would you recommend?
  • Do you visit amusement or theme parks regularly?
  • How often do you visit?
  • Have you ever gone on a ride that you were very scared of (but went anyways?)
    • Would you ever do it again?
  • Have you or anyone you know ever “thrown  up” on a ride?
  • Are there any famous amusement or theme parks near where you live?
    • Have you been to them?
  • Do you think that amusement or theme parks are expensive?
    • How much does it cost to enter?
  • What is the most money you have ever spent on a park or a ride?
    • Would you do it again?

(“GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! – 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 any others 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!

😉

Movies – Conversational Questions

Conversational Questions About Movies

Here is a list of questions that can be used in your English lessons, regarding one of the most popular subjects for most people and one that is usually a very easy one for people to speak about… “Movies”.

Obviously, this is not a complete list, but feel free to use it, add to it, or print it out, turn it into a movie-script and make a million bucks!  (Just make sure to send some back my way.)  😉

Enjoy!


Movies - theTEFLblog


  • Do enjoy watching movies?
  • How often do you go to movies?
  • What is your all-time favorite movie?  Why?
  • What is the worst movie you ever saw?  Why?
  • What is your favorite genre of movie?  Why?
  • What is your least favorite genre?  Why?
  • What other genres of movies do you like?
    • What is your favorite movie in each genre?
  • Do you usually watch movies at home or at a movie theater?  Which do you prefer?
  • Have you ever seen the same movie more than once?
    • Which one(s)?
    • Why did you enjoy it so much?
    • Would you see it again?
  • Do you like movies that are based on books?
  • Do you ever read the book after watching the movie?
  • Do you ever watch the movie after reading the book?
  • What do you think of people who talk during movies at a movie theater?
  • Who is your favorite actor?
  • Who is your favorite actress?
  • Who’s your favorite director?
  • Which actor/actress/director do you think should be much more popular or respected?  Why?
  • Which actor/actress/director is over-rated?  Why?
    • Why or why not?
  • Would you like to be an actor/actress/director?
  • What movie star would you most like to meet?
  • What is the scariest movies you have ever seen?
  • What’s the funniest movie you have ever seen?
  • What’s the most romantic movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the most suspenseful movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the most boring movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the most confusing movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the longest movie you have ever seen?
  • What was the last movie you saw?
    • Was it good?
    • Who did you see it with?
    • Would you recommend it to a friend?
    • Would you see it again?
  • Which do you like better, action movies or comedy movies?  Why?
  •  How much does it cost to go to the cinema in your country?
  • What do you think about movies being an inspiration for technology?
  • Do you think movies with lots of violence are a bad influence on children?
  • Which do you prefer, to watch movies or to read books?
  • Do you have a favorite movie soundtrack?
  • Who is your favorite movie hero?
  • What do you think about comic books movies?
    • Do you have a favorite?
  • Do you ever cry at movies?
  • Can you remember the name of the first movie you saw that made you cry?
  • Do you prefer comedy movies or horror movies?
  • Have you ever watched a movie that you disliked more than once?
  • Have you ever seen a movie in another country?
    • What movie was it?
    • Was it different than watching a movie in your country?
    • Describe the experience.
  • What movie ratings are enforced in your country?
  • What does it mean if a movie “bombs”?
  • Are movie trailers common at the cinema in your country?
  • Do you prefer foreign films that are dubbed into your language or do you prefer subtitles?
  • Does your country have a movie industry?
  • Do you think there should be more movies made in your country?
  • What was the most shocking thing you have ever seen in a movie?
  • What is something that you have never seen happen in a movie?
  • What is your favorite movie theme?
  • What themes do you think are over-done?
  • Do you have a “celebrity crush”.
  • If your celebrity crush fell in love with you, would you divorce your spouse or break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend?
  • Which movie celebrity would you like to have for a best friend?
  • How often would you go to the movie theater if you always had free tickets?
  • If they made a movie about your life, what kind of movie would it be?
  • Which actor or actress would be you in a movie about your life?
  • Would you have a problem with your children becoming actors or actresses?
  • Would you like to be in a movie?
  • How do you feel about sex in movies?
  • How do you feel about violence in movies?
  • Why do some people become famous and others don’t?
  • Would you rather be in a movie, or be given $500.000?
  • Have you ever fallen asleep during a film?
    • Which one was it?
  • Do you choose a film for the plot, the story or the actors?  Why?
  • Are there any kinds of movies that you think should not be made?  Why or Why not?
  • Should young children be allowed to watch horror movies?
  • Would it be a problem if your sweetheart became famous but you didn’t?
  • Which actor or actress would be you in a movie about your life?

Informational Disclaimer

(As stated above…)

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. I merely took the time to compile, arrange, and present the information.

If this list looks similar to any others on the internet or in a text-book, 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 in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copy, cut, paste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…

…There is nothing new under the sun…

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


Have An Excellent Day!

😉

“Would You Ever…?” – Conversational Questions


“Would You Ever…?”


Here is a list of conversation prompts that can be used in your English lessons, regarding the question “Would You Ever…?”.

Some of these questions may not be appropriate in all situations (according to many people)… but in my experience, these are usually the best questions to get people speaking.  One will have to use his or her own discretion (or lack thereof) when using these question in class.

Obviously, this is not a complete list, but feel free to use it, add to it, or print it out and take it skydiving with you before you rob a bank naked and then attempt to impersonate a police officer for the sake of obtaining a free doughnut and cup of coffee… (but you would never do that…  would you?)

Enjoy!


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  • Would you ever adopt a child?
    • Would you ever give up your own child for adoption?
      • In what situation do you think this would be the proper thing to do?
  • Would you ever cheat on your husband/wife/partner?
  • Would you ever consider being a criminal?
    • What kind of criminal would you be?
  • Would you ever consider being a farmer?
  • Would you ever consider receiving plastic surgery?
  • Would you ever get hair implants if you started loosing your hair?
  • Would you ever get hair removal?
  • Would you ever go bungee jumping?
  • Would you ever go skydiving?
  • Would you ever consider doing a porno movie?
  • Would you ever defy your boss if he/she asked you to do something that you didn’t agree with?
  • Would you ever donate a kidney or other organ to save a family member or friend’s life
    • If yes, would you ever do the same thing for a stranger?
  • Would you ever donate blood?
  • Would you ever eat raw meat?
  • Would you ever cut off a limb (arm/leg) to save your own life?
  • Would you ever kill another person to save your own life?
  • Would you ever kill another person to save someone else’s life?
  • Would you ever give money to charity?
  • Would you ever give money to a beggar?
  • Would you ever go skinny-dipping?
  • Would you ever lie to your children?
    • In what situations do you think it is O.K. to lie to children?
  • Would you ever lie to a husband/wife/partner?
    • In what situations do you think it is O.K. to lie to them?
  • Would you ever lie to help a friend/family member/loved-one/stranger?
  • Would you ever marry someone who your parents/family/friends/society didn’t approve of?
  • Would you ever pick up a hitch-hiker?
  • Would you ever slap/punch/hit/kick another person?
    • What kind of situation would warrant this kind of action?
  • Would you ever steal from anyone?
  • Would you ever eat human flesh?
    • What kind of situation would warrant this action?
  • Would you ever divorce or break-up with a partner if your favorite celebrity wanted to be with you?
  • Would you ever divorce or break-up with a partner for a huge sum of money?
    • How much money would it take?
  • Would you ever kiss a complete stranger?
  • Would you ever “drop-out” of society?
  • Would you ever donate your sperm/eggs?
  • If you or your partner was not able to conceive a child, and you wanted to have children, would you consider using another person’s sperm/eggs?
  • Would you ever sell your sperm/eggs?
  • Would you ever impersonate another person to obtain something that you wanted?

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. I merely took the time to compile, arrange, and present the information.

If this list looks similar to any others on the internet or in a text-book, 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 in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copy, cut, paste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…

…There is nothing new under The Sun…

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


Have An Excellent Day!

😉

Adoption – Conversational Questions

Adoption

Here is a list of questions that can be used in your English lessons, regarding “Adoption”.  Obviously, this is not a complete list, but feel free to use it, add to it, or print it out and put it up for adoption (just make sure that it goes to a good home.)

Enjoy!


Conversational Questions About Adoption

  • Do you know anyone who was adopted as a child?
  • Do you know anyone who has adopted a child?
  • Do you know anyone who has “put up” a child for adoption?”
  • What are some reasons people choose to “put up” there child or children for adoption?
  • When do you think it is a good thing for children to be “put up” for adoption?
  • What are some of the reasons people choose to adopt?
  • What is the difference between domestic and international adoption?
  • What are the views of adoption in (your country)?
  • How would someone go about adopting a child in (your country)?
  • Where do people find children for adoption?
  • What happens to children that are not adopted?
  • Would you ever adopt a child?
    • Would you ever adopt a child of another race or culture?
    • If you adopted a child, would you want a boy or a girl?
    • Would you ever adopt a child who was no longer a baby?
    • Would you ever adopt a child who was a teenager?
  • Do you think brothers and sisters should remain together when adopted?
  • What do you think could be the negative effects of separating children during adoption?
  • Are adoptions common in (your country)?
  • What are some organizations that help people adopt children?
  • Do you think a child should be told if he or she was adopted?
    • Why or why not?
    • If so, is there a certain age that would be best for telling the child?
  • Should adopted children have the right to know their biological parents?
    • Why or why not?
    • In what cases can this be a bad thing?
    • What about if the biological parents want to remain anonymous?
  • Do you think that the biological parents have any responsibility to the child after they have been adopted?
  • How do you think you would feel if a child you adopted wanted to search for his or her biological parents?
    • Would you help them?
  • Do you think biological parents should have the right to keep their identity from the children they give up for adoption?
    • Why or why not?
    • In what cases do you think this is a good idea?
  • If an adopted child wants to find his or her biological parents, do you think that the adoptive parents should help them?
  • When do you think it is a bad idea for a child to find and/or meet his or her birth parents?
  • Should families with birth children also adopt?
  • Do you think the “real” parent is the biological parent or the adoptive parent?
  • What makes a parent a “real” parent?
  • Should adoptions be between children and families of the same race and or culture?
    • In what ways could these types of adoptions be good?
    • In what ways could these types of adoptions be bad?
      • What kinds of problems could arise?
  • Should adoptive parents maintain the adopted child’s cultural identify?
  • Should same-sex couples be allowed to adopt?
    • In what ways could they be better parents?
    • In what ways could they be worse parents?
  • Should a single man or woman be able to adopt a child?
    • In what ways could he or she be a better parent?
    • In what ways could he or she be a worse parent?
  • Are there certain people who should not be able to adopt?
    • Who?
    • Why not?
  • Are there people in certain careers who should be allowed to adopt?
    • Why or why not?
    • If so, which careers?  Why?
  • In (your country) are the legal rights of an adopted child different from that of a birth child?
  • Do you know of any other countries in which they are?
  • Do you know of any legal consequences of adopting a child from a different race or country?
  • Do you know of any legal benefits of adopting a child from a different race or country?
  • Why, do you think, more people don’t adopt children?
  • What factors go into making a family a “Family”?
    • Genetics?
    • Environment?
    • Anything else?
  • Do you support an open adoption policy where the birth parents can choose to be involved in the child’s life?
  • Do you believe there is discrimination within the adoption organizations and/or adoption policies?
  • Should there be an age restriction for the adoptive parents?
    • Why or Why not?
    • If so, what age?
  • How do you think you would react if you found out you were adopted?
  • Do you think you would want to find your biological parents?
  • If a couple is not able to have a child of their own, do you think it they should adopt or to use scientific methods to have a child?
  • Do you think that couples that can have a child of their own should consider adoption?
    • Why or why not?
  • Should prospective parents in adoption cases be required to do a parenting course?
  • Are there any risks when adopting a child?
  • What risk?  Why?
  • Do you think that adopted children should feel especially loved and wanted?
  • Should people be allowed to adopt children of a different race and/or culture?
    • What are some good points and bad points of this kind of adoption?
  • How would you feel if you found out you were adopted?Do you it is preferable to adopt or to use artificial reproduction technology?
    • What would you do?
  • What do you think about celebrity adoptions?
    • In what ways do you think this is a good thing?
    • In what ways do you think this is a bad thing?
    • How many children do you think is too many to adopt?
    • In large adopted families, what do you think about mixing races?
      • In what ways could this be good?
      • In what ways could this be bad?
    • What do you think about mixing ages and/or sexes of the adopted children?
      • In what ways could this be good?
      • In what ways could this be bad?

Informational Disclaimer

As stated above…

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. I merely took the time to compile, arrange, and present the information.

If this list looks similar to any others on the internet or in a text-book, 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 in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copy, cut, paste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…

…There is nothing new under the sun…

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


Have An Excellent Day!

😉

“Things Related To Me” Ice-Breaker

Classroom Ice-Breaker – “Things Related To Me”


I'm A Freakin' Teacher Dammit!!! - theTEFLblog


If you have been teaching for a while, then you have probably heard about this one, or something like it (although maybe not with the same name.)

In fact, since I’ve been teaching, I haven’t really come across many “new” ice-breaker activities.  They are all just regurgitated with new names and presented as original material by people on their websites…  Kind of like this… except I make no claim to originating this activity.


So why re-post it?


Well, essentially for the reason that blogs and websites come and go, and not everyone sees the same blogs and websites as everyone else.  But more than that, I post this because I have used this particular activity in nearly every new class that I’ve had, and not only does it work (for me), but it can be altered to suit both your needs as the instructor/coach/teacher and the needs of the students/learners.


So get to the point already!


(This lesson is for “in-class” lessons, and probably wouldn’t work too well in an on-line class without some sort of screen-sharing capabilities.)

  • Write or Draw approx. 5-10 things on the black-board/white-board
    • These “things” (if not drawn) can be a combination of words, names, single numbers, dates, years, etc.
  • Inform the students/learners that each thing is, somehow, directly related to you.
  • The students/learners then have to guess how theyare related to you.
    • The method of how you can decide who gets to guess is completely up to you.  You can:
      • Go in turn, around the class
      • Have the students/learners raise their hands
      • Spin a spinner, roll a dice, etc.

Things to consider:


  • Make sure that the students/learners use proper question forms (rather than just making a statement with rising intonation at the end.)
  • You may decide how to give hints.
  • You may want to do just one thing at a time and the person who guesses correctly has to put something on the board.  Then the other students/learners all get a chance to play along.  This is a great way for people to get to know each other.
    • Utilizing a method such as this is a great way to gather information to be used for a “Find Someone Who…” exercise to use in the next class.

However you wish to alter this exercise is, of course, completely up to you.  The only time that I have had any difficulty with this activity is when the students were just really really shy…  (Then I just had to act goofy and give lots of hints.)

I hope that this is helpful for you.


Have An Excellent Day!

😉