Now, I’d like you to talk about something together for about two minutes.

I’d like you to imagine that you are talking about English. Here are some of the ideas they are thinking about and a question for you to discuss. First you have some time to look at the task.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being fluent in English?
  • Travel and tourism
  • Employment
  • Leisure
  • Educational purposes
  • Surfing the internet

 

Now, talk to each other about how knowing how to speak English well can improve your life.

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Thank you. Now you have about a minute to decide which is the biggest advantage of speaking English.

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Thank you.

 

Now, discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate:

  • What makes learning English easier?
  • Some people call English the international language. Why is that?
  • Is it important to get an English qualification or just know how to speak it?
  • Are any other languages useful?
  • Do you think English will always be useful in your life?

Now, I’d like you to talk about something together for about two minutes.

I’d like you to imagine that you are talking about achievement. Here are some of the ideas they are thinking about and a question for you to discuss. First you have some time to look at the task.

 

Which of these things do you hope to get done in the near future?
  • Finish a course
  • Get fit
  • Find a job
  • Start a relationship
  • Take up a new hobby

 

Now, talk to each other about what you hope to achieve in the near future.

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Thank you. Now you have about a minute to decide which of these things you would most like to achieve.

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Thank you.

 

Now, discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate:

  • Are you happy with your achievements so far in life?
  • Is it important to get a higher education?
  • What is the greatest thing a person can do?
  • Is it awkward when you do not reach your goals?
  • What can we learn from failure and not doing what we planned?

Now, I’d like you to talk about something together for about two minutes.

I’d like you to imagine that you are talking about careers. Here are some of the ideas they are thinking about and a question for you to discuss. First you have some time to look at the task.

 

Why do you think you stand a good chance of getting the job of your dreams?
  • your work ethic
  • your personality
  • your qualifications
  • your contacts
  • your location

 

Now, talk to each other about what gives you a helping hand in getting a job.

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Thank you. Now you have about a minute to decide which of these factors gives you the best opportunity of finding a job you like.

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Thank you.

 

Now, discuss these questions, in order, as appropriate:

  • What makes a job both interesting and worthwhile?
  • What is the most awkward part of applying for a job?
  • Do you think you will be happier if you get the job of your dreams?
  • Is it easy to reach your career goals?
  • What could prevent you from getting a job you like?

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