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What images spring to mind when you hear the country name Panama?   Leave a comment

A map of Panama, showing its nine provinces an...

A map of Panama, showing its nine provinces and three provincial-level comarcas indígenas (indigenous regions). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country name Panama?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Panama?
3) What is Panama famous for?
4) What do you know about Panama’s history?
5) What do you know about Panama’s famous canal?
6) What do you think about Panamanians?
7) What has Panama given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Panama, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Panama?
10) Who are the most famous Panamanians you know?

 

 

 

 

1) How different is Panama from other Latin American countries?
2) Do you think the name ‘Panama’ is a good name?
3) Why do you think Ecuador makes more Panama hats than Panama does?
4) What do you think Panama will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Panama?
6) What do you know about sport in Panama?
7) What is your idea of a typical Panamanian person?
8) What things about Panama do you think Panamanians are proud of?
9) What do you know about Panamanian politics?
10) What would you like to ask a Panamanian person about Panama?

 

Posted October 13, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are you looking forward to your old age?   Leave a comment

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English: A scan of a photographic portrait of Lucy Stone in middle age, no date recorded on caption card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘old age’?
2) Do you worry about your old age?
3) What do you think old age is like?
4) How will your life be different when you reach your old age?
5) When does old age start?
6) Is it important to prepare financially for old age?
7) How and why do people die of old age?
8) How many people do you know who are enjoying their old age?
9) What new hobbies will you take up in your old age?
10) How is old age different from being middle aged?
1) Are you looking forward to your old age?
2) Do you think life in your old age will be better or worse than now?
3) What things are there to look forward to about old age?
4) What can people in old age teach younger people?
5) What social problems are associated with old age?
6) Would you consider living in an old age home when you’re older?
7) How would the world be different if life-prolonging drugs meant old age stared at the age of 105?
8) Does your government care for people in old age?
9) Would you like to live to an old age? How old?
10) Do you think people in old age look at the world differently?

Posted October 13, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘oil’?   Leave a comment

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A chart of the major “big oil” companies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) Why is oil so important?
2) What do you think of oil companies?
3) What will happen when the oil runs out?
4) Do you think taking all of the oil from under the earth and oceans is dangerous?
5) How will oil-producing companies survive financially when their oil has all run out?
6) Are you interested in what happens to oil prices?
7) What do you know about oil crises?
8) Do you think Iraq was really invaded because of oil?
9) What do you know about OPEC?
10) What environmental impact does oil production have?

 

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘oil’?
2) Why do you think oil money isn’t used to reduce poverty?
3) How can oil be owned by a company or country when it’s part of the Earth’s natural resources?
4) Do you think oil companies are ethical?
5) What would you like to change about oil companies?
6) Why aren’t the citizens of oil producing companies very rich?
7) Do you think oil companies do enough to protect the environment, especially after oil spills in the ocean?
8) What is oil used for?
9) Should oil companies all be owned by governments, who would then share oil profits with their citizens?
10) What would the world be like if the world’s oil ran out tomorrow?

 

Posted October 13, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘number’?   Leave a comment

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English: 2006 Pennsylvania License plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘number’?
2) Why do we have numbers?
3) Are you a number?
4) What are the important numbers in your life?
5) Can you easily remember telephone and license plate (car registration) numbers?
6) Do you have a lucky and unlucky number?
7) What numbers do you look at every day?
8) Would you like a job in which you had to work with numbers?
9) What are the happy numbers in your life?
10) Have you ever been, or are you now, number one?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Are you good with numbers?
2) Why is the number of your cash card called a PIN number – it becomes a ‘Personal Identification Number number’?
3) What do you think of the number 100?
4) What do you think of the number 1,000,000?
5) Would you live in house number 13 (or number 4 in China/Japan)?
6) Would you be interested in studying numerology?
7) What’s the difference between a number and numeral?
8) What is the number of the beast? Are you worried about this number
9) What does the verb ‘number’ mean? Do you ever number things?
10) What does it mean if “your days are numbered”?

 

Posted October 12, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Would you rather win a Nobel Prize, an Oscar, an Olympic gold medal or a World Cup winner’s medal?   Leave a comment

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the phrase “Nobel Prize”?
2) What do you think of the Nobel Prize?
3) What do you know about the different Nobel prizes?
4) What do you know about the different Nobel Prize winners?
5) What do you know about the life of Alfred Nobel?
6) Does your country have many Nobel Prize winners?
7) Would you prefer to win a Nobel Prize for peace, literature, medicine, physics or economics?
8) Ghandi never won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Do you think he should have?
9) Do you know any Nobel Prize winners who should not have received the award?
10) What do Nobel Prize winners have in common?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Would you rather win a Nobel Prize, an Oscar, an Olympic gold medal or a World Cup winner’s medal?
2) Men usually win Nobel Prizes. Does this make the Nobel selection committee sexist?
3) If you could make a new Nobel Prize category, what would it be and who would win it?
4) Do you think there should be a Nobel Prize for the environment?
5) Are there any better prizes in the world than the Nobel Peace prize?
6) What do you think you should win a Nobel Prize for?
7) How does winning a Nobel Prize change the winner’s life?
8) Should a Nobel Prize winner try to change the world?
9) Would you rather attend the Oscars or the Nobel Prize ceremony?
10) What would you like to ask a Nobel Prize winner?

 

Posted October 12, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Do you like the night?   Leave a comment

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young Long-eared owl (Asio otus), surroundings of Warsaw, Poland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘night’?
2) What do you know about night?
3) Are you a night person or a day person?
4) What do you do at night that is different from during the day?
5) Do you feel different at night than you do during the day?
6) Do you have a favorite night of the week?
7) What did you do last night?
8) Do you ever have nightmares?
9) Do ‘things go bump in the night’ in your house?
10) What’s the best night out you’ve ever had?
1) Do you like the night?
2) Would you prefer to work a night shift or day shift?
3) Is it safe to walk the streets at night in your town?
4) How does nature change when days turns to night?
5) Do you like going to nightclubs?
6) Have you ever stayed awake all night?
7) Are you afraid of anything when night time comes?
8) What would life and the world be like if humans were nocturnal – we slept during the day and were active at night?
9) What are your plans for tonight?
10) What do you think in English it’s ‘yesterday’ but not ‘yesternight’?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Peppy English Pronunciation Lesson 5 – Learn English with Steve Ford Have Fun Learning English   Leave a comment

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English: lesson manuals for elementary school teachers in Kwara State public school (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peppy English Pronunciation Lesson 5 – Learn English with Steve Ford

 

Posted October 11, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are movies good for us?   Leave a comment

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Airscreen auf dem James Dean Festival in Marion, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘movie’?
2) Would you like to work in the movie industry?
3) Why are movies called movies? Surely, they are talkies!
4) Which movie would you like to live in?
5) What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen?
6) Do you prefer watching movies at the cinema or on TV?
7) What are made-for-TV movies so bad?
8) Which country makes the best movies?
9) Who is your favorite movie star?
10) What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Are movies good for us?
2) Do you think movies have made society more violent?
3) What movie genre do you like best?
4) Who would you want to play you in a movie based on your life?
5) Would you like a job as a movie critic?
6) What makes a great movie for you?
7) What was the first movie you saw at the movie theater?
8) If you could make a movie, what would it be about?
9) Do you prefer to watch a good movie or a good game of sport?
10) Who do you like watching movies with best?

 

Posted October 11, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Morocco?   Leave a comment

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Topographic map of Morocco. Created with GMT from publicly available GLOBE data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Morocco?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Morocco?
3) What is Morocco famous for?
4) What do you know about Moroccan history?
5) What images of Morocco do you have that are beautiful and adventurous?
6) What do you think about Morocco’s culture and peoples?
7) What has Morocco given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Morocco, or live there?
9) What do you know about the geography of Morocco?
10) Who are the most famous Moroccan people you know?

 

 

 

 

1) How different is Morocco from other Arab or African countries?
2) What do you know about Moroccan food?
3) What is Morocco usually in the news for?
4) What do you think Morocco will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Morocco?
6) What do you think about Morocco’s sights?
7) What is your idea of a typical Moroccan person?
8) What things about Morocco do you think Moroccan people are proud of?
9) What would you like to do during a two-week holiday in Morocco?
10) What would you like to ask a Moroccan person about Morocco?

 

Posted October 11, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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UFOTV: Above Top Secret – UFOs, Nikola Tesla, Free Energy and Antigravity   Leave a comment

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Posted October 7, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘love’?   Leave a comment

Author: Bagande

Author: Bagande (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘love’?
2) How important is love?
3) Do you think it is possible to love everyone?
4) How do people fall in love?
5) How and why do people fall out of love?
6) What is your favorite love song and why?
7) How does love make you feel?
8) Does love last forever?
9) What does love look like?
10) Has love changed over the past 10,000 years?

 

 

 

 

1) What is love?
2) What would your life be like without love?
3) What does it feel like to say, “I love you”?
4) Do you love to live or live to love?
5) Are there any rules to love?
6) What kind of love is the best love?
7) Is there a thin line between love and hate?
8) Do you love yourself? Should you do so?
9) What is the difference between love and being in love?
10) Is it more important to love or be loved?

 

Posted October 5, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘life’?   Leave a comment

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (video game)

Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (video game) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘life’?
2) Do you enjoy life?
3) What life-changing moments have you had in your life?
4) Have you led an easy or difficult life?
5) Do you think there’s life after death?
6) Do you think there’s life on Mars (or on other planets)?
7) Do you ever feel you have wasted your life?
8) Would you like to live your same life all over again?
9) What’s your love life like?
10) Is life more similar to a pizza or a box of chocolates?

 

 

 

 

1) What is the meaning of life?
2) What’s your biggest goal in life?
3) Is life complicated?
4) What word would you use to sum up your life?
5) Do you have a good quality of life?
6) If life came with an instruction manual, what would it say?
7) Who has been your biggest influence in life?
8) What will life be like fifty years from now?
9) What does life taste, smell, feel, look and sound like?
10) If you could live someone else’s life, whose would it be and why?

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Kuwait?   Leave a comment

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1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Kuwait?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Kuwait?
3) What is Kuwait famous for?
4) What do you know about Kuwaiti history?
5) What images of Kuwait do you have that are exotic?
6) What do you think about Kuwait?
7) What has Kuwait given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Kuwait, or live there?
9) What do you know about the economy of Kuwait?
10) Who are the most famous Kuwaiti people you know?
1) How different is Kuwait from other Middle Eastern countries?
2) What do you know about Kenyan cultures?
3) How would the world be different today if Saddam Hussein hadn’t invaded Kuwait?
4) What do you think Kuwait will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Kuwait?
6) What do you think about Kuwait’s oil?
7) What is your idea of a typical Kuwaiti person?
8) What things about Kuwait do you think Kuwaiti people are proud of?
9) What do you know about Kuwaiti culture politics?
10) What would you like to ask a Kuwaiti person about Kuwait?
Governorates of Kuwait

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘kissing’?   Leave a comment

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Kissing Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus). Français : Chiens de prairie à queue noire (Cynomys ludovicianus) se faisant la bise. 日本語: キスしてるオグロプレーリードッグ (Cynomys ludovicianus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘kissing’?

2) What do you think about kissing?
3) When and why do you think kissing first started?
4) What do you think an alien visiting our planet would think of people kissing?
5) Do you think every nationality kisses?
6) Is there anything unhealthy about kissing?
7) What instructions would you give to someone who wanted to know how to kiss?
8) If Mommy really kissed Santa Claus, was she cheating?
9) What would you do if you saw your partner kissing someone else?
10) Would you buy a “how to kiss” video?
1) Do you think the French really invented the French Kiss?
2) At what age is it OK for people to start kissing?
3) Can you remember what your first real kiss was like?
4) Do you think kissing on a crowded train is OK?
5) Are you good at kissing?
6) Is it OK for people in their seventies to French kiss in public?
7) Do you think people will always kiss or will we grow out of it?
8) What is the best movie kiss of all time?
9) What’s kissing like with really bad breath?
10) Are there, or should there be, any rules to kissing?

 

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Posted October 2, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘karate’?   Leave a comment

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1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘karate’?
2) What do you know about karate?
3) Do you think being a karate expert would be helpful in your life?
4) How many people could a karate black belt fight off at one time?
5) Do you think the karate you see in movies is the same as the karate you learn?
6) What are the differences between karate, kung fu and tae kwon doe?
7) What does the word ‘karate’ mean? Is it a good description?
8) Do you think karate is the best form of self defense?
9) Do you think karate should be an Olympic sport?
10) Would you like to take karate lessons?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you think karate should be taught at elementary schools?
2) How would your life be different if you had a black belt in karate?
3) What do you think karate teaches people about themselves?
4) Bruce Lee once said: “Karate is like an iron bar; Kung Fu is like an iron bar with a chain attached.” What does this mean?
5) What do you think karate training is like?
6) Do you think actors get paid too much money?
7) Who are the top actors in your country?
8) How long do you think it takes to get a black belt in karate?
9) What questions would you like to ask a karate expert?
10) What do you think his/her answers might be?

 

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What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘kangaroo’?   Leave a comment

English: Fighting red kangaroos Deutsch: Kämpf...

English: Fighting red kangaroos Deutsch: Kämpfende Rote Riesenkängurus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘kangaroo’?
2) What do you know about kangaroos?
3) Do you think kangaroos lead good lives?
4) What three adjectives would you choose to describe kangaroos and why?
5) What do kangaroos do during their days?
6) What things do kangaroos worry about?
7) Do you think kangaroos have skipping and jumping races?
8) In Australia, kangaroos are pests and farmers shoot them. What do you think of this?
9) Do you think a kangaroo would be a good pet?
10) Do you think Australian people are proud to have kangaroos as wild animals in their country?

 

 

 

 

1) Have you ever eaten or would you ever eat kangaroo meat?
2) In what way is a kangaroo like Australia itself?
3) What do you think kangaroos think of humans?
4) What will kangaroos evolve into in 100 million years from now?
5) Would you like to work with kangaroos – studying them, photographing them, helping protect them etc?
6) Would you like to be a kangaroo?
7) What similarities are there between kangaroos and humans?
8) How would life be different if we could skip, hop and bounce as far as kangaroos can?
9) What questions would you like to ask a kangaroo?
10) What do you think its answers might be?

 

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘jungle’?   Leave a comment

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1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘jungle’?
2) What is the difference between a jungle and a rainforest?
3) What did you image of jungles when you were a child?
4) Would you like to go trekking through a jungle?
5) Do you think living in the jungle would be better than living in a modern city?
6) What dangers are there in the jungle?
7) What should the world do to protect jungle tribes?
8) Are you a person that would stick to the beaten track in the jungle or cut a totally new track for yourself?
9) What is the law of the jungle?
10) What can you do to protect yourself against inflation?

 

 

 

 

1) For how long do you think you could live in the jungle?
2) What would you do every day if you lived in the jungle?
3) What are the most beautiful features of jungles?
4) How many and how much of the world’s jungles will still be there in a hundred years from now?
5) Do you think you could survive in the jungle?
6) Is it easier to survive in the jungle or the concrete jungle?
7) What things would you be afraid of in the jungle?
8) Are jungles healthier, less stressful places to be than cities?
9) If you spent a year in the jungle, who would you like to take with you?
10) What three personal belongings would you need if you were to spend a year in the jungle?

 

 

 

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Judaism’?   Leave a comment

Symbol of the three Abrahamic religions.

Symbol of the three Abrahamic religions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘Judaism’?
2) What do you know about Judaism?
3) What are the differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam?
4) Why have Jews been persecuted so much throughout history?
5) If Jesus was the King of the Jews, why don’t Christians also follow Judaism?
6) Judaism came first, so why is the number of followers of Judaism much smaller than the numbers for Muslims and Christians?
7) What would the world be like today if Judaism had not started?
8) What do you know about customs and rituals in Judaism?
9) Have you ever been inside a synagogue? What must and mustn’t you do there?
10) How are Orthodox Jews different from other Jews?

 

 

1) When do you often hear that people hate Jews?
2) What is Zionism?
3) Do men and women have different roles in Judaism?
4) Do you know which holidays are celebrated in Judaism?
5) Do you think Judaism will thrive as a world religion?
6) What symbols of Judaism do you know of and what do they mean?
7) Why is there so much bad feeling between Jews and Arabs?
8) What do you know about Jewish cuisine?
9) How important is the nation of Israel in Judaism?
10) What questions about Judaism would you like the answers to?

 

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1) What is journalism?
2) What do you know or can guess about the history of journalism?
3) Would you be interested in studying journalism?
4) Is journalism a respected profession in your country?
5) What do you think of the journalism on news stations like the BBC and CNN?
6) What is the quality of journalism like in your country?
7) Are there government controls on journalism in your country?
8) What good does journalism do in the world?
9) Is journalism always about reporting the truth?
10) What do you think a career in journalism would be like?

 

 

 

 

1) Do you think journalism is different in different countries around the world?
2) What kind of journalism are you most interested in?
3) What do you think of journalists who report in war zones?
4) What kind of people are good at journalism?
5) Do you think people can make a lot of money from journalism?
6) Do you think investigative journalism would be interesting?
7) How important is journalism in today’s world?
8) What do you think of the paparazzi and gutter press?
9) Do you think the Internet can make us all journalists?
10) What do you think world leaders and governments think of journalism?

 

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What kind of jobs have you had (part-time and full-time)?   Leave a comment

With CEO of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs.

With CEO of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What kind of jobs have you had (part-time and full-time)?
2) Are there many good job vacancies for you in your country?
3) What is your dream job?
4) What jobs do you do at home?
5) Are there jobs that are only for women or only for men?
6) How many jobs do you think you’ll have in your life?
7) Are there any jobs you would refuse to do, regardless of the pay?
8) Is being a rock star or sports star a job?
9) What do you think the job of being an English teacher is like?
10) Who has the best job in the world? Why do you think so?

 

 

 

 

 

1) Do you often check the jobs ads in newspapers or on the Internet?
2) What kinds of jobs interest you most and least?
3) Is the job market in your country growing?
4) What are the toughest jobs in the world?
5) Is being a housewife a job? Should women get paid for this?
6) Do you like job hunting applying for jobs?
7) What is the job description of your last job?
8) Does everyone have equal job opportunities in your country?
9) What’s the best way to pass job interviews?
10) What is the best way to quit a job?

 

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Is Jesus important in your life?   4 comments

Jesus H. Christ

Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)

 

 

 

 

1) Is Jesus important in your life?
2) What goes through your mind when you see images of Jesus?
3) Do you think Jesus was really white, with light brown hair and blue eyes?
4) What do you know about Jesus’ birth?
5) Why is Jesus called ‘Jesus Christ’?
6) What would Jesus do if he were alive on Earth today?
7) Why did Jesus have only male disciples?
8) Do you think it’s OK to name your son Jesus?
9) Is there such a thing as too much Jesus?
10) The Bible says little or nothing about Jesus when he was in his teens and early twenties. What happened to him then?

 

 

 

1) Do you believe Jesus is the son of God?
2) What do you know about Jesus’ death?
3) Why is Jesus so important to Christians?
4) What do you think when people say ‘Jesus’ or ‘Jesus Christ’ when they are angry?
5) What would the world be like today if Jesus had never existed?
6) How would the world be different today if God had had a daughter instead of a son?
7) What were the teachings of Jesus?
8) Do you think Jesus needs to come back to the world today?
9) What questions would you like to ask Jesus?
10) What do you think his answers would be?

 

Posted October 1, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you hear the country Italy?   2 comments

Map of Italy in 1050

Map of Italy in 1050 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you hear the country Italy?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Italy?
3) What is Italy famous for?
4) What do you know about Italian history?
5) What images of Italy do you have that are beautiful and romantic?
6) What do you think of Italian products and companies?
7) What has Italy given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Italy, or live there?
9) Is Italian an important language?
10) Who are the most famous Italian people you know?

 

 

 

 

 

1) How different is Italy from other world countries?
2) Do you think Italy is one of the world’s most important nations?
3) Why is Italy one of the top tourist destinations in the world?
4) What do you think Italy will be like 50 years from now?
5) Does your country have good relations with Italy?
6) What do you think about Italian food?
7) What is your idea of a typical Italian person?
8) What things about Italy do you think Italian people are proud of?
9) What countries are better than Italy at football?
10) What would you like to ask an Italian person about Italy?

 

Posted October 1, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What is intelligence?   Leave a comment

There is currently no consensus on how closely...

There is currently no consensus on how closely the brain should be simulated. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

1) What is intelligence?
2) What would you say about your intelligence?
3) What can you do to increase your intelligence?
4) Why are some people more intelligent than others?
5) Does intelligence run in the family?
6) Does school make a person more intelligent?
7) Do you think scientists will create Artificial Intelligence that is greater than our intelligence?
8) Is there a link between intelligence, creativeness and humor?
9) Does intelligence make people more attractive?
10) Does speaking English well make you more intelligent than a friend who cannot speak English at all?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘identity theft’?   2 comments

Identity Theft on iTunes

Identity Theft on iTunes (Photo credit: The Pageman)

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘identity theft’?
2) How can someone steal your identity?
3) Are you sure all of your personal information is secure?
4) Whose identity would you like to steal for a day and what would you do in those 24 hours?
5) How can you prevent identity theft?
6) Is identity theft a minor or major crime?
7) What danger would your country be in if someone stole your president’s/prime minister’s identity?
8) Would you consider taking out identity theft insurance?
9) What would you want to happen to someone who stole your identity?
10) Have you ever been a victim of identity theft?

 

 

 

 

 

) What can happen to you if someone steals your identity?
2) What is actually stolen with identity theft?
3) How can identity theft be stopped to reduce the chances of illegal immigration?
4) Do you think someone can steal another person’s identity and live their life?
5) Do you think someone could steal your identity over the Internet?
6) Are you always careful about what documents you throw away?
7) How dangerous do you think it is to put personal information on social networking sites like FaceBook, MySpace and Bebo?
8) Is identity theft a serious problem in your country?
9) Have you seen any movies or read any novels about identity theft?
10) What would happen if everyone’s identity was stolen?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What images spring to mind when you think of Hong Kong?   6 comments

 

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A map showing Hong Kong’s location in Asia, in China and on China’s south coast. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

1) What images spring to mind when you think of Hong Kong?
2) What are the good things and bad things about Hong Kong?
3) What is Hong Kong famous for?
4) What do you know about Hong Kong history?
5) What images of Hong Kong do you have that you really like?
6) What do you think of Hong Kong food?
7) What has Hong Kong given to the world?
8) Would you like to visit Hong Kong, or live there?
9) Is Hong Kong an important part of the world?
10) Who are the most famous Hong Kong people you know?

 

 

 

1) How different is Hong Kong from the rest of China?
2) Do you think Hong Kong is one of the world’s top tourist sites?
3) Do you think Hong Kong should be a separate country?
4) What do you know about Hong Kong’s past?
5) Does your country have good relations with Hong Kong?
6) What do you know about Hong Kong politics?
7) What is your idea of a typical Hong Kong person?
8) What things about Hong Kong do you think Hong Kong people are proud of?
9) What do you think Hong Kong will be like fifty years from now?
10) What would you like to ask a Hong Kong person about Hong Kong?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘hitchhiking’?   Leave a comment

Jen hitchhiking

Jen hitchhiking (Photo credit: Bob Elderberry)

 

 

 

 

1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘hitchhiking’?
2) Have you ever hitched a ride?
3) Is hitchhiking common in your country?
4) Have you ever picked up or would you ever pick up a hitchhiker?
5) What country would you like to hitchhike across?
6) What is the best way to get a ride?
7) What safety precautions should you take when hitchhiking?
8) How safe or dangerous is hitchhiking in your country?
9) Do you think hitchhiking is a fun way to travel around?
10) Would you hitchhike home late at night if you missed the bus?

 

 

 

 

1) Why do you think people like hitchhiking?
2) Have you read any books or seen any movies about hitchhikers?
3) Many people have a romantic image about hitchhiking. Why is this?
4) Do you think you meet interesting people as a hitchhiker / driver who picks up hitchhikers?
5) Are there different dangers to men picking up female hitchhikers and women picking up male hitchhikers?
6) What would you talk about if you hitched a ride or picked up a hitchhiker?
7) What kind of people would you not stop for if you saw them trying to thumb a ride?
8) What kind of cars would you not get into if you were hitchhiking?
9) Word partners of the words ‘hitchhiker’ and ‘hitchhiking’ are ‘psychopath,’ ‘puke’ and ‘prostitute’. What do you think this says about hitchhiking?
10) Do you think hitchhiking should be made illegal?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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Are you into Harry Potter?   25 comments

 

 

 

 

1) Are you into Harry Potter?
2) Do you think the Harry Potter series is a literary classic?
3) Have you read any of the Harry Potter books in English?
4) Are you surprised that the Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is the highest-earning novelist in history?
5) What would you do if you were a witch or wizard?
6) Religious groups say the Harry Potter books are dangerous as they promote witchcraft among children. What do you think of this?
7) Do you think J.K. Rowling should write an eighth Potter book?
8) What impact has Potter made in your country?
9) The Harry Potter books took 17 years to write. Can you imagine spending so long on a creative project?
10) What questions would you like to ask J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter creator?

 

 

 

 

1) Why do you think the Harry Potter books are so popular?
2) What do you know about the author of Harry Potter?
3) Which is better, the Harry potter books or the movies?
4) Have you ever been caught up in Pottermania?
5) Did you buy the Harry Potter books the day they went on sale?
6) Who is your favorite Harry Potter character?
7) What is the best book?
8) Would you like to study at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
9) Have you ever bought any Potter merchandise?
10) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “I think JK Rowling has done more for literacy around the world than any single human being.” What do you think of this?

 

Posted September 29, 2012 by Teacher Alvin in LEARNING ENGLISH

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