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Speaking Club August 23rd 😊


Level 3:



Travelling


• What's the most memorable place you've traveled to?



• What factors do you consider when choosing a travel destination?



• Do you prefer adventurous or relaxing trips? Why?



• What's your favorite mode of transportation while traveling?



• Have you ever experienced culture shock while visiting a new place?



• What's the most unique cuisine you've tried while traveling?



• Beaches or mountains: which do you prefer for a vacation?



• Do you enjoy solo travel or traveling with a group of friends/family?



• What's a destination you'd recommend to someone seeking tranquility?



• Have you ever visited a place that exceeded your expectations? Where?



• How do you prepare for a trip to make the most out of it?



• Are you more interested in historical sites or modern attractions while traveling?



• What's the best spot you've found for immersing yourself in nature?



• Have you ever visited a place during an off-peak season? How was the experience?



• What travel destination is on the top of your bucket list right now?



• How do you balance exploring popular tourist spots with discovering hidden gems?



• What's your go-to strategy for interacting with locals and experiencing their culture?



• Are you more drawn to urban destinations or places with a rural charm?



Idioms:



• Hit the road"



• Definition: To start a journey or leave a place.



• Example: "It's getting late, so we should hit the road if we want to reach the next town before dark."



• "In the same boat"



• Definition: To be in the same situation as someone else, often facing the same challenges.



• Example: "Don't worry about the flight delay; we're all in the same boat and just have to wait it out."



• Get a taste of (something)"



• Definition: To experience a small sample or preview of something.



• Example: "During our layover in Paris, we got a taste of the city's charm by exploring the airport's French-themed section."



• "Off the beaten path"



• Definition: In a location that is not well-known or frequented by tourists; away from the usual tourist attractions.



• Example: "We decided to venture off the beaten path and explore the countryside, where we discovered breathtaking landscapes and friendly locals."



Heroes and politicians



• What qualities do you think define a hero in today's world?



• Can you share a story of someone you consider a hero, and explain why they inspire you?



• Do you believe that ordinary individuals can become heroes? Why or why not?



• In your opinion, what qualities make a politician effective and worthy of being considered one of the best?



• Can you think of a politician who you believe has had a positive impact on their country? Why?



• How can politicians balance their personal interests with the needs of the people they represent?



• What role does integrity play in determining the success of a politician's career?



• "A knight in shining armor":



• Definition: Refers to someone who comes to the rescue in a difficult situation, often to help or protect someone.



• Example: "When I lost my job, my friend was a real knight in shining armor, offering me a place to stay and helping me find new opportunities."



• "Throw in the towel":



• Definition: To give up or surrender in a challenging situation; to admit defeat.



• Example: "After struggling for years to make the business profitable, the owner finally decided to throw in the towel and close the company."



Level 2:



Wishes:



• If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?



• If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?



• If you could be any animal for a day, which one would you choose and what would you do?



• If you had three wishes, what would you wish for and why?



• If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and what would you ask them?



Regrets: 6. Is there something you wish you had learned when you were younger?



• Have you ever wanted to say sorry to someone but didn't? What happened?



• Do you have a moment when you wished you had made a different choice? What happened?



• Is there something you regret not doing? What is it?



• If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?



Wishes and Regrets: 11. Is there a game you wish you were better at playing?



• Do you regret missing a chance to help someone? What would you have done differently?



• If you could make a wish to help the environment, what would it be?



• Have you ever wished you could be in two places at once? When?



• Is there something you did that you're proud of and wouldn't change?



Imaginary Wishes: 16. If you could fly, where would you go first and why?



• If you could have a magic pet, what would it be and why?



• If you could turn invisible, what would you do for fun?



• If you could talk to animals, which animal would you want to talk to first?



• If you could build anything you wanted, what would you build and why?



• At what age do you think people should start becoming more independent? Why?



• What are some benefits of gaining independence at a young age? Are there any drawbacks?



• Is there a specific age you believe is too early or too late to start living independently? Why?



• How can parents or guardians help young people develop the skills needed for independence?



• Do you think cultural or societal factors influence when someone should become independent? How?



• At what age do you think people should start becoming more independent? Why?



• What are some benefits of gaining independence at a young age? Are there any drawbacks?



• Is there a specific age you believe is too early or too late to start living independently? Why?



• How can parents or guardians help young people develop the skills needed for independence?



• Do you think cultural or societal factors influence when someone should become independent? How?



Idioms:



• Cry over spilled milk":



• Definition: To worry or be upset about something that has already happened and cannot be changed.



• Example: "I know you lost the game, but there's no use crying over spilled milk. Just focus on doing better next time."



• "If only I had known":



• Definition: Expressing regret for not having information or knowledge that would have changed a situation.



• Example: "If only I had known that the party was tonight, I wouldn't have made other plans."



Burn one's bridges":



• Definition: To ruin a relationship or opportunity that could have been helpful in the future.



• Example: "He regretfully burned his bridges with his former colleagues when he left the company on bad terms."


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