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OXINA Speaking Club

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Are you looking forward to joining the speaking club tomorrow? 😊😇🌸here is a list of our fascinating topics and idioms:

Level 3:


• Where is your dream summer vacation destination, and why?

• Do you prefer beach vacations or adventure vacations, and why?

• Have you ever had a "staycation"? If yes, describe what you did during that time.

• What are some popular activities people do during the summer in your country?

• Have you ever experienced a travel mishap during a summer vacation? What happened, and how did you handle it?

• What is the best souvenir you've brought back from a summer vacation, and why is it special to you?

• Do you prefer traveling alone or with a group of friends during summer vacations? Why?


• Break the ice

• Definition: To do or say something to make people feel more comfortable, especially in a social situation.

• Example: "At the beginning of the summer camp, the team leader organized a game to break the ice and help everyone get to know each other."

• Hit the road

• Definition: To begin a journey or start traveling.

• Example: "After finishing exams, we can't wait to hit the road and head to the beach for a relaxing vacation."

• Make a splash

• Definition: To make a significant impact or attract attention.

• Example: "The new water park made a splash in the city, drawing in tourists from all over the country."

• In hot water

• Definition: To be in trouble or facing difficulties.

• Example: "He's in hot water with his boss because he missed an important deadline."

• Catch some rays

• Definition: To sunbathe or spend time in the sun.

• Example: "We decided to go to the beach and catch some rays on the weekend."

• On cloud nine

• Definition: To feel extremely happy and joyful.

• Example: "Winning the trip to Hawaii made her feel like she was on cloud nine."

• Take a rain check

• Definition: To postpone or reschedule a plan to a later time.

• Example: "I'm too busy this weekend; can we take a rain check on our hiking trip and go next week instead?"

• What do you think are the benefits of traveling to different countries during the summer?

• Describe a memorable summer vacation from your childhood. What made it special?

• If you could create your summer camp, what activities would you include, and why?

• What are some essential items you always pack for a summer vacation, and why are they important?

• Share a summer vacation experience that completely exceeded your expectations.

• Do you prefer active vacations with lots of sightseeing and activities, or do you prefer relaxation and spending time by the pool? Why?

• What are some popular summer festivals or events in your country, and have you everattended any of them?

• Share a funny or embarrassing travel story from one of your summer vacations.

• What do you think are some sustainable practices that travelers should follow during their summer vacations?

• Have you ever experienced a cultural misunderstanding while traveling in a foreign country? How did you handle it?

• What are some factors that contribute to wealth inequality in society?

• In your opinion, what are some effective ways to reduce poverty and bridge the wealth gap?

• How does the concept of wealth vary across different cultures?

• Do you think wealth brings happiness, or can people find contentment without being wealthy?

• What are some common misconceptions or stereotypes about wealthy and poor people?

• How can individuals or communities support those in poverty to help them improve their circumstances?

• What is your view on philanthropy and its role in addressing societal issues related to wealth and poverty?

• In your country, are there any specific cultural practices or beliefs related to wealth and poverty?

• How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted wealth and poverty globally?

• Do you believe that education plays a significant role in overcoming poverty? Why or why not?


• Born with a silver spoon in one's mouth

• Definition: To be born into a wealthy or privileged family.

• Example: "He never had to worry about money because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth."

• Living hand to mouth

• Definition: To barely have enough money to survive, to be in poverty.

• Example: "After losing his job, he had to live hand to mouth, struggling to pay for basic necessities."

• Rolling in dough

• Definition: To be extremely rich or wealthy.

• Example: "Ever since he sold his successful business, he has been rolling in dough."

• Money talks

• Definition: Wealth has influence and power.

• Example: "In politics, money talks, and candidates with more funding often have a better chance of winning."

• A penny saved is a penny earned

• Definition: Saving money is as valuable as earning money.

• Example: "My grandmother always taught me to be thrifty, saying, 'A penny saved is a penny earned.'"

Level 2:

Topic: Should Students Wear School Uniforms?

• Do you think students should wear school uniforms? Why or why not?

• What are some advantages and disadvantages of wearing school uniforms?

• How do you feel when you wear your school uniform? Is it comfortable?

• Is it essential for students to wear the same clothes to school?


• Two sides of the coin

• Definition: Two different perspectives or opinions about something.

• Example: "Some students believe school uniforms promote equality, while others think they stifle individuality. It's like two sides of the coin."

A hot potato

• Definition: A sensitive or controversial issue that people are reluctant to address.

• Example: "The topic of school uniforms can be a hot potato because everyone has strong opinions about it."

Topic: Should Children Have Homework?

• Do you think children should have homework after school? Why or why not?

• What are some benefits and drawbacks of giving homework to students?

• How much time do you spend on homework each day? Do you think it's too much or just right?

• Can you suggest alternative ways for students to practice what they learn without traditional homework?


• In two minds

• Definition: Uncertain or unable to decide between two options.

• Example: "I'm in two minds about having homework. On one hand, it helps reinforce what we learn, but on the other hand, it takes away playtime."

Topic: Should Animals Be Kept in Zoos?

• Do you think it's acceptable to keep animals in zoos? Why or why not?

• What are some arguments for and against keeping animals in captivity?

• How would you feel if you were an animal living in a zoo?

• Can you think of any alternative ways to learn about and protect animals without keeping them in zoos?


• A fish out of water

• Definition: Someone who feels uncomfortable or out of place in a particular situation.

• Example: "I think animals must feel like a fish out of water when they're taken from their natural habitats and put in zoos."

• Open a can of worms

• Definition: To create a complicated or problematic situation.

• Example: "Discussing whether animals should be kept in zoos can open a can of worms because there are many different opinions."



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