Conversation Class Module one

Conversation topic One

 

  • Top 10 movies of all time.
  • Suggest a Top ten list of movies.
  • Brainstorm at least 20 movies.
  • Rate the movies you have selected. 1 – 5
  • Discuss your reasons.
  • Present it to the class.

 

1.2  My family  and network

 

Starters:

  • Where did you grow up?
  • Where have you spent your summers?
  • Do you have any pets?
  • Do you have any siblings?
  • What do your siblings do?
  • Do you know what your name means?
  • Do you know what your siblings’ names mean?
  • Do you have many big family events?
  • What make of phone do you have?
  • Have you ever had a job?
  • What kind of jobs do you do around the house?
  • What did you do last weekend?
  • What are your plans for the weekend?
  • What do you like to do in your spare time?
  • What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
  • What is the last thing you do before you go to sleep?

Task:

  • Make a list of your family members, their age and the jobs and hobbies they have.
  • Make a list of routines you keep, the jobs you do and the people you meet when doing these activities.
  • Make a group list of all of the routines you have, the jobs you do and the people you meet when doing these activities.

Conversation:

  • Discuss your age, family members and what they do.
  • Discuss people that you meet during your day to day routine.
  • Discuss the different habits and hobbies you have and the different people you do them with.

Vocabulary:

My family

 

 

1.3 Childhood

Starters:

  • What was your favorite children’s book?
  • What is your first childhood memory?
  • What type of child were you (e.g. spoiled, rebellious, well-behaved, quiet, obnoxious…)?
  • What is one thing you miss about being a kid?
  • What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger?
  • What do you want to grow up to be now?

Task:

  • Make a list of cartoons you watched when you were a child.
  • Make a list of board games, computer games and video games you played when you were a child.

Conversation

  • Discuss the cartoons you watched when you were a child.
  • Discuss any cartoons that you watch now.
  • Dicuss the board games, computer games and video games that you played when you were a child.
  • Discuss the board games, computer games and video games that you play now.

Vocabulary

Hobbies

1.4  Education

 

Starters:

  • What are some good and bad things about the education system in your country?
  • What do you think of online education?
  • How can governments make education more efficient?
  • What do you think of standardized tests?
  • How can technology improve education? Can it hurt education?
  • Are bigger or small schools better?
  • Is teaching a skill that can be taught?
  • What will the future of education be?
  • What do you think of homeschooling?
  • How has the education you received changed your life?
  • What or who has taught you most of the information you use on a regular basis?

 

Task:

  • Design a modern school for the 21st century.

Conversation:

  • What changes have happened in education over the past one hundred years?

1.5  School

 

Starters:

  • Where did (do) you go to school?
  • What was (is) your favorite subject?
  • What was (is) your least favorite subject?
  • What’s the first thing you do after school/work?
  • Were you the class clown or teacher’s pet?
  • What is something you have gotten into trouble for at school?
  • What is the value of education?
  • Tell a story about a memorable time in school.

Task:

  • Design a 21st century classroom.

Conversation:

  • Present your 21st century classroom to the rest of the class.

1.6  Work

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Starters:

  • What do you do for a living?
  • What would you like to do for a living?
  • What is your dream job?
  • If you had $10 million, would you still go to school?
  • What is the favorite job that you have to do at home?
  • What would be a profession that you would never like to have?
  • What is something that you have gotten in trouble for at work?

Task:

  • Design a modern work environment.

Conversation

  • Present your design to the rest of the class.

Conversation resources

A2Z

Pronoun, Adjective, Noun

1000 Most Frequent Words

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