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Speaking Club September 13😇


Level 3


Topic: Technology and Social Media



• Do you think social media has a positive or negative impact on society? Why?



• What are the advantages and disadvantages of smartphones in our daily lives?



• Is it important for people to unplug from technology occasionally? Why or why not?



Topic: Environment and Sustainability 4. Should governments prioritize environmental protection over economic growth? Why or why not?



• What can individuals do to reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability?



• Discuss the pros and cons of electric vehicles compared to traditional gasoline-powered cars.



Topic: Education 7. What are the benefits of online learning, and what challenges does it present?



• Should schools teach more practical life skills, such as budgeting and cooking? Why or why not?



• What is the role of standardized testing in education, and is it effective?



Topic: Culture and Diversity 10. How does multiculturalism enrich a society? Share examples.



• Is cultural appropriation a serious issue? Why or why not?



• Should countries have an official language? Discuss the pros and cons.



Topic: Health and Wellness 13. Should junk food be banned in schools to promote healthier eating habits among students?



• What are the benefits and drawbacks of alternative medicine?



• Is it ethical to genetically modify humans to prevent certain diseases?



Topic: Travel and Tourism 16. Discuss the impact of tourism on local communities and the environment.



• Is it better to travel alone or with a group of friends? Why?



• Should countries promote "off-the-beaten-path" tourism to reduce overcrowding in popular destinations?



Question: "Have you ever been in a situation where you had to 'bite the bullet'? What happened?"



• Idiom: "Bite the bullet"



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



• Example: "I had to bite the bullet and tell my boss about the mistake I made on the project."



2. Question: "Can you think of a time when you 'hit the nail on the head'? What did you say or do?"



• Idiom: "Hit the nail on the head"



• Definition: To describe or do something exactly right, without any error.



3. Question: "Have you ever 'let the cat out of the bag' by accident? What happened afterward?"



• Idiom: "Let the cat out of the bag"



• Definition: To reveal a secret or disclose information that was meant to be kept hidden.



• Example: "I let the cat out of the bag about the surprise party, and now everyone knows."



4. Question: "Have you ever 'burned the midnight oil' to complete a project? How did it turn out?"



• Idiom: "Burn the midnight oil"



• Definition: To work late into the night, usually to finish a task or project.



• Example: "I had to burn the midnight oil to meet the deadline, but the project was a success."



5. Question: "Can you think of a time when you 'bent over backward' to help someone? What did you do?"



• Idiom: "Bent over backward"



• Definition: To make an exceptional effort or go to great lengths to assist or accommodate someone.



• Example: "I bent over backward to help my friend move into her new apartment, even though it was a busy weekend."



6. Question: "Have you ever been in a situation where you 'had a chip on your shoulder'? How did you handle it?"



• Idiom: "Have a chip on your shoulder"



• Definition: To be easily angered or always ready to take offense.



• Example: "He always had a chip on his shoulder about criticism, which made it hard to give him feedback."




Level 2


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



• What's your favorite book, and why do you like it so much?



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



• What's your favorite animal, and what do you like about it?



• If you could invent a new flavor of ice cream, what would it be called, and what ingredients would it have?



• What's the most exciting thing you've ever done or experienced?



• If you could spend a day as your favorite fictional character, who would it be and what adventures would you have?


• What's the funniest joke you know?



• If you could have any pet in the world (real or imaginary), what would it be, and what would you name it?



• What's your favorite season, and what do you like to do during that season?



• If you could have any job when you grow up, what would it be, and why?



• What's your favorite food, and can you describe its taste?



• If you could learn any new skill or hobby, what would it be, and why?



• What's something kind or helpful you've done for someone recently?



• If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what would it be



• Question: "Have you ever felt like you were 'walking on air'? When did you feel this way?"



• Idiom: "Walking on air"



• Definition: To feel extremely happy or delighted.



• Example: "When I got my puppy for my birthday, I was walking on air for days!"



• Question: "Can you think of a time when you 'hit the jackpot'? What did you win or achieve?"



• Idiom: "Hit the jackpot"



• Definition: To experience great success or good luck, often unexpectedly.



• Example: "I hit the jackpot when I found my favorite toy that I thought was lost forever."



• Question: "Have you ever 'caught red-handed'? What did you catch someone doing?"



• Idiom: "Caught red-handed"



• Definition: To be caught in the act of doing something wrong or committing a misdeed.



• Example: "I caught my little brother red-handed, sneaking cookies from the jar."



• Question: "Did you ever 'cry over spilled milk'? What happened, and how did you feel afterward?"



• Idiom: "Cry over spilled milk"



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



• Example: "I accidentally knocked over my juice, but there was no use crying over spilled milk, so I cleaned it up."



• Question: "Have you ever 'burned the midnight oil'? Why did you stay up late, and what were you working on?"



• Idiom: "Burn the midnight oil"



• Definition: To work or study late into the night.



• Example: "I had to burn the midnight oil to finish my school project on time."



• Question: "Have you ever been 'over the moon' about something? What made you feel this way?"



• Idiom: "Over the moon"



• Definition: To be extremely happy or excited about something.



• Example: "When I got my first bicycle, I was over the moon with joy."

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