Speaking Club August 19th.😇
• In today's rapidly changing world, what skills and traits do you believe are essential for individuals to achieve success?
• Some successful individuals have faced criticism or controversy. How do you think these challenges impact their success and public perception?
• Is there a difference between being successful in one's personal life versus being successful in one's professional life? Can you provide examples?
• The concept of work-life balance is often discussed in relation to successful people. What are your thoughts on this balance, and how do successful individuals manage it?
• How important is the role of mentorship and guidance from others in achieving success? Can you think of any influential mentors who have helped shape successful people's careers?
• What do you think are the most pressing global problems that young people are dealing with today?
• How has social media impacted the way young people engage with global issues?
• Climate change is a major concern. How can young people contribute to mitigating its effects?
• How do you see the relationship between economic inequality and opportunities for youth around the world?
• Cyberbullying and online harassment affect many young people. What can be done to address this issue?
• Education is essential for personal development. How can we ensure access to quality education for all young people globally?
• Mental health challenges among youth are on the rise. What steps can societies take to provide better support?
• How can young people promote inclusivity and diversity in their communities and beyond?
• Many young people are passionate about activism. What causes do you think are worth advocating for?
• Technology has brought both opportunities and challenges. How can youth navigate its potential negative impacts?
• Health issues such as substance abuse and unhealthy lifestyles are prevalent among youth. How can society address these problems?
• The job market is evolving rapidly. What skills and qualities should young people develop to succeed in this changing landscape?
• Global conflicts and violence impact youth disproportionately. How can young people contribute to peace-building efforts?
• Environmental sustainability is crucial. How can youth influence their communities to be more environmentally conscious?
• Access to clean water and sanitation remains a challenge in many parts of the world. How can young people contribute to solving this issue?
• Bite the Bullet:
• Definition: To face a difficult situation with courage and determination.
• Example: "Even though the exam was tough, I knew I had to bite the bullet and do my best."
• Up a Creek (Without a Paddle):
• Definition: To be in a difficult or challenging situation with no obvious solution or help.
• Example: "After my car broke down in the middle of nowhere, I was really up a creek without a paddle."
• Burning the Midnight Oil:
• Definition: Working late into the night, usually to complete a task or meet a deadline.
• Example: "I've been burning the midnight oil to finish my project before the presentation tomorrow."
• Between a Rock and a Hard Place:
• Definition: Stuck in a situation where you have to choose between two equally difficult options.
• Example: "I'm between a rock and a hard place – I can either lose my job by refusing to work overtime or sacrifice time with my family."
Hit the Nail on the Head:
• Definition: To accurately describe or identify a situation, problem, or solution.
• Example: "Sarah hit the nail on the head when she said that lack of communication was the main issue affecting the team's performance."
• Who is a successful person you admire and why? What qualities or achievements make them stand out to you?
• In your opinion, what are some common characteristics or habits that many successful people share?
• Do you think success is solely determined by financial wealth, or are there other factors that contribute to a person's success?
• Can you think of any examples of people who achieved success through perseverance despite facing numerous challenges? What can we learn from their stories?
• How has the definition of success evolved over time, and how does it differ across cultures and societies?
• On Cloud Nine:
• Definition: To be extremely happy and elated due to a sense of accomplishment or success.
• Example: "After receiving the promotion at work, Sarah was on cloud nine for days."
• In the Driver's Seat:
• Definition: To be in control of a situation or to have the power to make decisions that affect the outcome.
• Example: "With his innovative ideas, Alex found himself in the driver's seat of the company's new project."
Rise to the Occasion:
• Definition: To perform exceptionally well and meet the challenges of a particular situation or task.
• Example: "Even though he was nervous, John rose to the occasion and delivered an impressive presentation to the clients."
• What does being a good friend mean to you?
• How do you make new friends at school or in your neighborhood?
• What are some ways you can show kindness to your friends?
• Can you share a fun memory you have with your best friend?
• How do you handle disagreements or conflicts with your friends?
• What qualities do you think make someone a great friend?
• What are some things you and your friends enjoy doing together?
• How do you feel when a friend is upset, and how can you help them feel better?
• Can you name some things that you appreciate about your friends?
• What do you think makes a friendship strong and lasting?
• What do you think makes a friendship strong and lasting?
• Birds of a Feather Flock Together:
• Definition: People who have similar interests, qualities, or backgrounds tend to associate with one another.
• Example: "Sarah and Emma both love painting and reading, so it's no surprise they're best friends. Birds of a feather flock together!"
• Two Peas in a Pod:
• Definition: Two people who are very similar in behavior, appearance, or interests.
• Example: "Alex and Mark are like two peas in a pod. They both love soccer and enjoy the same video games."
• Make Amends:
• Definition: To repair a broken relationship or resolve a disagreement by apologizing and taking positive actions.
• Example: "After their argument, Mia and Jake decided to make amends by apologizing and talking about their feelings."
• Hit It Off:
• Definition: To get along well with someone right from the start of a friendship or meeting.
• Example: "When I met Lucas at the park, we hit it off immediately and spent the whole afternoon playing together."
• Have you ever done something that you later wished you hadn't? What was it?
• If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be and why?
• Is there a time when you made a decision that you felt proud of and didn't regret at all?
• How do you think people can learn from their regrets to make better choices in the future?
• What's something you might regret if you don't do it in the future?
• How do you feel when you see someone else feeling regretful? What could you do to help them feel better?
• Can you think of a time when you learned a valuable lesson from a mistake you made?
• Do you think it's okay to have some regrets in life? Why or why not?
• What's something positive you can do when you feel regret to turn it into a learning experience?
Cry Over Spilled Milk:
• Definition: To be upset about something that has already happened and cannot be changed.
• Example: "I forgot my lunch at home today, but there's no use crying over spilled milk. I'll bring extra tomorrow."
You Can't Unring a Bell:
• Definition: Once something has been said or done, it cannot be undone or taken back.
• Example: "I wish I hadn't blurted out that secret, but you know what they say: you can't unring a bell."