Who's ready to join the speaking club tomorrow?
Here are the topics and some idioms germane to the topics:)
Career and Ambitions:
What is your dream job? Why are you interested in it?
What skills do you think are important for success in your chosen career?
Have you ever faced any challenges or obstacles in pursuing your career goals?
What are some qualities or skills that you think are important for success in any career?
Have you ever had to make a difficult career decision? How did you approach it?
Can you think of a time when you had to overcome a professional challenge or setback? How did you handle it?
Do you believe that it's necessary to have a clear career path or goal in mind, or do you prefer to be open to various opportunities? Why?
How do you define success in your career? Is it based on financial achievements, personal fulfillment, or something else?
are there any specific industries or professions that you find particularly interesting or exciting? Why?
Have you ever considered starting your own business? What do you think are the advantages and challenges of being an entrepreneur?
How important do you think networking is in building a successful career? Can you share any experiences or tips related to networking?
Are there any famous individuals or role models who have inspired you in terms of their career achievements? Why do you find them inspiring?
How do you balance between pursuing your career ambitions and maintaining a healthy work-life balance?
Idiom: "Climb the corporate ladder" - What does this idiom mean? Can you think of any strategies or steps to climb the corporate ladder in your chosen field?
Idiom: "A stepping stone" - What does this idiom mean? Can you share an example of a stepping stone in someone's career?
Idiom: "Have a foot in the door" - What does this idiom mean? Can you explain how having a foot in the door can be beneficial for career opportunities?
Idiom: "Follow in someone's footsteps" - What does this idiom mean? Can you think of any situations where it would be advantageous to follow in someone's footsteps?
Idiom: "Make ends meet" - What does this idiom mean? Can you share any tips or strategies for making ends meet while pursuing your career goals?
Books and Reading:
Do you enjoy reading books? What genres or authors do you prefer?
Have you read any books recently that you would recommend? Why?
How does reading contribute to personal growth and knowledge?
What is your all-time favorite book? Why do you like it so much?
How often do you read? Do you prefer physical books or e-books?
What is the most memorable book you have read recently? What made it stand out?
Are you a member of a book club or do you participate in any reading groups?
How do you choose which books to read? Do you rely on recommendations or do you pick books based on your interests?
Have you ever been to a book fair or a literary festival? Share your experience if you have.
Idiom: "Don't judge a book by its cover." What does this idiom mean? Can you share an example of a situation where this idiom applies?
Idiom: "To hit the books." What does this idiom mean? Can you describe a time when you had to hit the books to prepare for an exam or a project
Idiom: "To turn over a new leaf." What does this idiom mean? Can you think of a time when you decided to turn over a new leaf in your reading habits or approach to books?
Idiom: "To be an open book." What does this idiom mean? Can you describe a person who is an open book and how it can be beneficial in building relationships?
What genres of books do you enjoy reading? Are there any genres that you find particularly challenging or uninteresting?
Have you ever read a book that changed your perspective or had a profound impact on your life? Describe the book and how it affected you.
Do you prefer reading fiction or non-fiction? Why? Can you think of any advantages or disadvantages of each genre?
How has reading influenced your language skills and overall knowledge? Can you give examples of new vocabulary or ideas you have gained from reading?