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Speaking Club September 16




Level 3



• What does the term "economy" mean to you, and how does it impact your daily life?



• Can you name some key factors that influence a country's economy?



• How important is financial literacy in today's world, and what steps can individuals take to improve their financial knowledge?



• What are the advantages and disadvantages of a cashless society?



• Have you ever invested money in stocks, real estate, or other assets? If so, what was your experience like?



• What are some common strategies people use to save money or cut expenses?



• Do you think it's better to have a stable job with a fixed income or take risks to start your own business? Why?



• How do cultural attitudes towards money vary around the world? Can you think of any examples?



• What role does education play in one's ability to earn a higher income?



• What are some ethical considerations when it comes to making money or conducting business?



• Can you explain the concept of inflation and its impact on purchasing power?



• What are some common financial goals people have, and how do they work towards achieving them?



• How has the rise of e-commerce and online marketplaces changed the way people make and spend money?



• What is your opinion on the gig economy and the trend of freelance work? Is it a positive or negative development?



• Imagine you have a million dollars. How would you invest it to ensure financial security and growth over time?



Idioms:



• Burning a Hole in One's Pocket:



• Definition: This idiom is used to describe someone who can't resist spending money as soon as they have it.



• Example: "As soon as he got his paycheck, he went shopping for new clothes. It's like money is burning a hole in his pocket."



• Break the Bank:



• Definition: To spend or borrow so much money that it exhausts one's financial resources.



• Example: "I'd love to go on that luxury vacation, but I'm afraid it would break the bank."



• Penny Pincher:



• Definition: Someone who is very frugal and tries to save money in every possible way.



• Example: "My grandfather is a penny pincher; he reuses everything and never wastes money."



• In the Red:



• Definition: When someone's financial accounts or budget are negative or in debt.



• Example: "After the unexpected medical bills, our family's budget is deep in the red."



Hypothetical questions:



• If you could have any superpower, but only one, what would it be, and how would you use it?



• Imagine you could time travel to any era in history. Where and when would you go, and why?



• If you could live in a fictional world from a book or movie, which one would you choose to live in?



• What would you do if you won a billion dollars in the lottery tomorrow?



• If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be and what would you do in their shoes?



• If you could have a conversation with any historical figure, who would it be, and what questions would you ask them?



• If you could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?



• If you could erase one invention from existence, what would it be, and why?



• If you had the ability to speak and understand any language instantly, which language(s) would you choose to learn first?



• If you could visit any planet in our solar system, which one would you explore, and what do you think you'd find there?



• Describe a book that had a significant impact on you:



What is the title and author of the book?



What is the book about?



How did it impact you personally?



Would you recommend it to others, and why?



• Describe a hobby or leisure activity you enjoy:



What is the activity?



How did you become interested in it?



What do you like about it?



Explain how this hobby or activity benefits you in your daily life.




Level 2 :



• If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be, and why?



• If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go, and what would you do there?



• If you could have a magical ability, like flying or invisibility, what would it be, and how would you use it?



• If you could be a character from your favorite storybook, who would you be, and what adventures would you have?



• If you could eat only one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?



• If you found a treasure chest buried in your backyard, what do you think would be inside?



• If you could make a new rule for your school, what rule would you create, and why?



• If you woke up one morning with the power to talk to animals, what would you say to your pets, and what questions would you ask them?



• If you could be a superhero, what would your superhero name be, and what special powers would you have?



• If you could design your dream treehouse, what would it look like, and what fun things would you have in it?



• What's your favorite meal of the day (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), and why do you like it the most?



• If you could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?



• Do you prefer cooking at home or eating out at restaurants, and why?



• If you had to create your own signature sandwich, what ingredients would you include?



• What's the most unusual or exotic food you've ever tried, and what did you think of it?



• If you could have a picnic anywhere in the world, where would it be, and what foods would you bring?



• Are there any foods you used to dislike but have grown to enjoy? What changed your mind?



• If you could invent a new ice cream flavor, what would it be, and what would you name it?



• What is your go-to comfort food when you're feeling down or stressed?



• If you could have dinner with any famous chef, who would it be, and what questions would you ask them about cooking?



Idioms



• Bite the Bullet:



• Definition: To face a difficult or unpleasant situation with courage and determination.



• Example: "Even though the exam was tough, I had to bite the bullet and do my best."



• Hit the Nail on the Head:



• Definition: To describe something accurately or make a correct assessment.



• Example: "Her explanation hit the nail on the head; she knew exactly what went wrong."



• Jumping on the Bandwagon:



• Definition: To join a popular trend or activity.



• Example: "Many people are jumping on the bandwagon of eco-friendly living."



• Cost an Arm and a Leg:



• Definition: Refers to something that is very expensive.



• Example: "Getting my car repaired after the accident cost me an arm and a leg."



• Break a Leg:



• Definition: An expression of good luck, especially in the performing arts.



• Example: "Before the play, the director told the actors to break a leg for a successful performance."



• Read Between the Lines:



• Definition: To understand a deeper or hidden meaning in what someone is saying or writing.



• Example: "When she said she was 'fine,' I knew there was more to it; I had to read between the lines."



• The Apple of My Eye:



• Definition: A person or thing that is cherished or loved above all others.



• Example: "My daughter is the apple of my eye; I'm so proud of her."

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