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  1. 1. First Impressions ◎Do you like to meet new people, or do you prefer to spend time with friends you already know? ◎When and where did you meet most of your friends? ◎What are the best ways to make a good first impression?
  2. 2. Food ◎What is your favorite snack? ◎How would you describe your country’s food? ◎Do you usually eat healthy food? ◎What is the best food to eat when you are sick?
  3. 3. Favorites ◎What are your favorite hobbies? ◎What was your favorite job OR ◉What is your dream job? ◎What is your favorite place on earth? ◎What are your favorite books?
  4. 4. Success and Failure ◎Describe a successful person ◎Is your idea of success the same as your parents’ idea? ◎Why is money often used to judge success? ◎Have there been any failures that made your life better? ◎Can you think of any famous people who failed at something?
  5. 5. Animals ◎What animal best represents you? Why? ◎What animal scares you? Why? ◎Why do humans have pets? Do you have a pet? Why or why not? ◎What is the cutest animal you can think of? The ugliest? ◎What traits have made humans a successful species?
  6. 6. Conspiracies and Cover- ups ◎ What are some common conspiracy theories? Do you think they will be proven right or wrong? ◎ What are some famous political cover- ups? ◎ Do you think newspapers sometimes cover up events? ◎ How often do politicians in you country get in trouble because of cover-ups? ◎ How open should governments be? Do they need some secrecy?
  7. 7. Tourism ◎ How important is tourism in your country? What is the biggest tourism destination there? ◎ How do you feel about tourists in your country? Why? ◎ What’s the best way to travel when you visit a new country? ◎ What’s the best way for a country to bring in more tourists?
  8. 8. Science and Medicine ◎ Who is the most famous scientist from your country? ◎ In what ways has science most advanced society? ◎ In your opinion, what is the greatest medical achievement of the past century? ◎ How do you feel about cloning? Do you think it’s ethical for humans to clone animals? What about human organs?
  9. 9. NASA and Mars ◎ What substance was found on Mars recently? ◎ Do you think there is/was life on Mars? ◎ Why are scientists so interested in Mars? ◎ Would you rather go to Mars or the Moon? ◎ What do you think was NASA’s greatest triumph? ◎ Do you think space exploration is important?
  10. 10. Holidays ◎ What holidays do you celebrate? ◎ Which holidays do you look forward to the most? ◎ What holiday food do you like? ◎ Are there holidays in other countries or religions that you wish were also celebrated in your country? ◎ Is it better to travel for the holidays or stay home? ◎ What do you think is the most overrated holiday?
  11. 11. Journalism ◎ What do you think of news stations like the BBC and CNN? ◎ What is the quality of journalism like in your country? ◎ What do you think a career in journalism would be like? ◎ What kind of people are good at journalism? ◎ What good and bad things does journalism do for the world?
  12. 12. Junk Food ◎ What do you picture when you hear the word “junk food”? ◎ What is your favorite junk food? How often do you eat it? ◎ Do a lot of people eat junk food in your country? ◎ Do you think junk food manufacturers are morally responsible for the unhealthiness of their products? ◎ Do you think we will eat more or less junk food in the future? ◎ If you had to choose between a strict vegetarian diet forever, or a strict junk food diet forever, which would you choose?
  13. 13. Productivity ◎ Are you a very motivated person, or do you wait until the last minute to do things? ◎ Do you think smartphones increase or decrease productivity? ◎ How can people improve their productivity? ◎ Do you think people today work harder than their parents? ◎ Who is the most productive person you know personally? How about really productive famous people? ◎ What is the biggest waste of time for you? ◎ What are some things you want to do but don’t have time for?
  14. 14. Getting a job ◎ What is the best way to find a job? ◎ What are the most commonly asked questions at a job interview? ◎ What are some things you should do during a job interview? What should you avoid doing? ◎ How is the job market in your country? Is it easy or difficult to get a job? ◎ How many jobs have you had? What were the interviews like to get those jobs? ◎ How should a person dress when they go for a job interview? ◎ What are some good things to have on your resume?
  15. 15. Remedies ◎ What do you do when you have a cold? ◎ What ailments is Western medicine better at curing? ◎ What ailments is Eastern medicine better at curing? ◎ What do you do when you have a hangover? ◎ What are some strange remedies you have heard of? ◎ What should you do to stop the bleeding if someone is hurt badly? ◎ What is the best cure for a bad day? ◎ What do you think the idiom “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” means?
  16. 16. Environmental Problems ◎ What are some of the most serious environmental problems? ◎ What can individuals do to help the environment? ◎ What do governments do to help the environments? ◎ What is your opinion on climate change? ◎ What kinds of technologies do you know of that might solve environmental problems? ◎ Are corporations responsible for helping the environment? ◎ Where will we get our energy when we run out of oil?
  17. 17. Art ◎ How often do you go to art museums? ◎ Do you consider yourself to be artistic? ◎ How many forms of art can you name? What is your favorite form? ◎ Who is your favorite artist? ◎ What is the most famous statue or painting in your country? ◎ Is graffiti art? ◎ Do you think that art is important to society? ◎ Why is art so expensive? Do you think it should be more or less expensive? ◎ Do you have any artistic friends? What kinds of art do they create?
  18. 18. Hotels ◎ Which do you prefer to stay in when you travel: hotels, hostels, or another type of place? Why? ◎ What are the best and worst things about staying in hotels? ◎ Couch surfing is staying for free at people’s homes in different countries. Is this a good idea or bad idea? Why? ◎ Do you feel comfortable when you are staying at a hotel? ◎ Have you ever ordered room service? ◎ What is the nicest hotel you've stayed at? ◎ What would it be like to work in a hotel as a cleaning person or front desk staff?
  19. 19. New Year’s Traditions ◎ How do you celebrate the new year? ◎ Do you celebrate on January 1st or on a different date? ◎ Are there any foods you typically eat for New Year's Day? ◎ Did you make a new year's resolution? ◎ Do you find it easy or difficult to stick to resolutions? Do you have any strategies that help you stick to your goals?
  20. 20. TV and Movies ◎ What is your favorite movie genre? TV genre? ◎ Who are some of your favorite actors? ◎ What are some of your favorite movies and TV shows? ◎ Do you think TV program quality is getting better or worse? ◎ Do you prefer to watch movies in theaters or at home? ◎ What do people do during movies that annoys you? ◎ If you could make a movie, what would it be about? ◎ If someone made of a movie of your life, what kind of movie would it be?
  21. 21. Restaurants ◎ What is your favorite restaurant near where you live? ◎ What is the best restaurant you have ever eaten at? ◎ What types of foreign food restaurants have you eaten at? ◎ What (besides food) makes a restaurant great? ◎ Do you prefer to eat at your parents’ house or a restaurant? ◎ What is the worst restaurant you have eaten at? ◎ What is the strangest restaurant you have heard of? ◎ How do you feel about theme restaurants? ◎ Do you prefer darker or brighter interiors for restaurants? Why?
  22. 22. Architecture & Natural Wonders ◎ What do you think of your country’s architecture? ◎ What are your favorite buildings or neighborhoods around Houston? ◎ What would your ideal house be like? ◎ How does architecture affect your mood? ◎ What are the three most famous natural wonders in your country? ◎ Should humans try to protect natural wonders? If humans protect natural wonders, are the wonders still natural? ◎ Should people be allowed to visit a natural wonder if the visitors hurt the natural wonder just by visiting it? ◎ Do natural phenomena (i.e. the aurora borealis) count as natural wonders? How about things like thunderstorms? ◎ Would you rather visit natural wonders or man made wonders?
  23. 23. Gift giving ◎Which holiday in your country involves the most gift giving? ◎Which life events or milestones typically involve gifts? What type of gifts would you give for each event? ◎What is the best gift you have ever received? ◎What is the best gift you have ever given?
  24. 24. Aging ◎ What are some of the benefits of getting older? ◎ Do you think humans will ever be able to stop aging? ◎ Is aging more difficult for men or women? Why? ◎ Are older people actually wiser? ◎ What kind of support should children give their aging parents? ◎ How are older people viewed in your country? ◎ How long do you want to live? ◎ Who is the oldest person you know? How is his/her view of the world different from yours? ◎ How well do you relate to people that are 5 years younger than you? How about 10 years younger?
  25. 25. Learning a language ◎ What is your mother tongue? ◎ How many languages do you speak? ◎ How did you learn your second language? ◎ What's the best way to learn a foreign language? ◎ Is it possible to teach yourself a language? ◎ Do you agree that it's better to learn language as a child? Why or why not? ◎ To speak its language well, how important is it to know something about the culture of a country? ◎ What is the most difficult thing about learning English? ◎ What is value of learning languages?
  26. 26. Super heroes ◎ Who is your favorite super hero? Why? ◎ What super power would you like to have? ◎ If you had super powers would you be a super hero or a super villain? ◎ Do you prefer dark super heroes like Batman or purely good super heroes like Superman? Why? ◎ Does a person’s favorite super hero tell you anything about their personality? ◎ Are there any real super heroes? ◎ What is your favorite super hero movie? ◎ Why have super hero movies become so popular? ◎ Do you think comic books are good or bad for children?
  27. 27. Communication ◎ How is communication changing between people? ◎ How have smart phones changed communication? ◎ It used to be common to talk to strangers. Do you think it’s okay to talk to people you don’t know? ◎ Think about how your Grandmother talks with people. Is it the same as how you talk to people? ◎ Use your imagination. How will people communicate in the future? ◎ Name at least 10 forms of communication. ◎ How has communication changed through human history? ◎ What is the most basic form of communication?
  28. 28. Communication ◎ How is communication changing between people? ◎ How have smart phones changed communication? ◎ It used to be common to talk to strangers. Do you think it’s okay to talk to people you don’t know? ◎ Think about how your Grandmother talks with people. Is it the same as how you talk to people? ◎ Use your imagination. How will people communicate in the future? ◎ Name at least 10 forms of communication. ◎ How has communication changed through human history? ◎ What is the most basic form of communication?
  29. 29. Planning a party ◎ Who is the party for? Why are you throwing this party? ◎ Where would you like to have the party? ◎ What are some parties that you are expected to bring gifts? ◎ Who will you invite? Will you send out invitations? ◎ What do you need to think about if you are having a BBQ party outside? ◎ What time do you like for parties to start or to end? ◎ Do you enjoy hosting parties at your house? ◎ What are the characteristics of a good host? ◎ Do you enjoy going to parties alone or with a date?
  30. 30. Appearance ◎ What is the first thing you notice about a person? ◎ What do the clothes someone wears say about that person? ◎ What is the most interesting haircut you have seen? ◎ Have you every gone through the entire day without noticing something was wrong with your appearance? (i.e. missing button, food in your teeth) ◎ What kinds of things do you do to improve/maintain your appearance? ◎ Are there any fashion trends in the past you followed but think are silly looking now? ◎ How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? ◎ Have you ever been intimidated by someone’s appearance? ◎ Do people in your country talk a lot about other people’s appearance? ◎ Is it rude to tell the person that they need to improve their appearance?
  31. 31. Books ◎ Do you read many books? ◎ How often do you read books? ◎ Did your parents read to you when you were a child? ◎ What are some of the advantages of books vs. movies? How about the disadvantages of books vs. movies? ◎ What was the last book you read about? ◎ Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction books? ◎ If you could only read one more book for your entire life, what would it be? ◎ Can a book change the world? ◎ Who is an author that you like? Why do you like their books? ◎ What is one example of traditional literature in your country? Did you have to read it in school?
  32. 32. Books ◎ Do you read many books? ◎ How often do you read books? ◎ Did your parents read to you when you were a child? ◎ What are some of the advantages of books vs. movies? How about the disadvantages of books vs. movies? ◎ What was the last book you read about? ◎ Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction books? ◎ If you could only read one more book for your entire life, what would it be? ◎ Can a book change the world? ◎ Who is an author that you like? Why do you like their books? ◎ What is one example of traditional literature in your country? Did you have to read it in school?
  33. 33. Extreme weather ◎ What extreme weather occurs most often in your home country? ◎ Have you ever lived through a major weather event? What was it like? ◎ How do you prepare for weather emergencies? What sources do you use to stay updated during emergencies? ◎ What time of year has the worst weather in your country? ◎ What time of year has the best weather? What do you like to do when the weather is good?
  34. 34. Public Speaking ◎ What are some of the biggest challenges you run into when having conversations in a new language? ◎ What are some of the biggest challenges you run into when giving a presentation in a new language? ◎ Do you like public speaking? Explain why or why not. ◎ Do you have any public speaking tips? ◎ Does your job require you to give a lot of presentations? How do you prepare for them?
  35. 35. Museums ◎ What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘museum’? ◎ What’s the best museum you’ve ever been to? ◎ What do you like most and least about museums? ◎ Do you think museums should be free to enter? ◎ Do you prefer going to museums alone or with others? ◎ What do you think is the best museum in the world? ◎ If you could have one item from any museum in the world, what would it be, and why? ◎Would you like to work in a museum? ◎What kinds of museums are there in your town? ◎What is the strangest museum you have heard of?
  36. 36. Cities ◎ Do you like cities or the country side? Which is better and why? ◎ If you could make one change to your country’s capital city, what will you change? ◎ What are some of most famous cities in the world? What makes them famous? ◎ Why do you think that humans started living in cities? ◎ Do you think that we will still live in cities 100 years from now? ◎ How do you think cities will change in the future? ◎ What city would you like to visit? ◎ What city is best known for: fashion? Technology? Art? Industry? ◎ What makes a city great to live in? ◎ Are cities good for the environment or bad for the environment?
  37. 37. Humor ◎ Do you like to watch comedies at the cinema or do you think they are silly? ◎ What was the last comedy you saw at the cinema? ◎ "Slapstick" is very obvious humour which involves people falling over or being hit with food. What is your opinion of this type of humour? ◎ Do you still remember comedians from your youth? Do you still find them funny or has your sense of humour changed? In what way do you think it has changed? ◎ What elements of humour do you think are universal? ◎ Is humour always at someone's expense? ◎ Are you any good at telling jokes? Can you remember many? ◎ How do you react if you hear a joke which you simply don't think is funny? ◎ What sort of things make you laugh? ◎ Do you laugh out loud or do you chuckle quietly? ◎ Laughter is catching. Do you start laughing when you see or hear other people laughing? Why do you think this happens?
  38. 38. Health ◎ Have you ever donated blood? ◎ Are you afraid of needles? ◎ Are you a member of a health spa or gym? ◎ Do you exercise? ◎ Do you go for regular medical check-ups? ◎ Do you catch a cold more than once a year? ◎ Do you have any allergies? ◎ Do you ever read magazines or news articles about health? If yes, what subject(s) do you find the most interesting? ◎ Do you take medicine when you are sick? ◎ Do you have a lot of stress? What are some ways to deal with stress? ◎ Do you usually get enough sleep? ◎ Have you ever broken a bone? ◎ Have you ever had stitches? ◎ Have you ever been to an acupuncturist? What do you think of acupuncture? ◎ What is the best way to find a doctor, if you're new in the area?
  39. 39. Olympics ◎ Are you interested in the Olympics? ◎ Have you ever been to the Olympics? Would you want to go (again) someday? Why/not? ◎ Has your country ever hosted the Olympics? If yes, when? What are the benefits of hosting? ◎ Which do you find more interesting, the Summer or the Winter Olympics? Why? ◎ How do you feel about some of the more unusual sports, like curling or synchronized swimming? ◎ How do you feel about sports in which the winner is chosen subjectively? In other words, the person wins on the artistic interpretation of the judges, not because he/she is the fastest or strongest competitor. ◎ Imagine you are a member of the Olympic Committee. Which event would you wanted included, but presently isn't? Why? ◎ Should professional athletes like NBA or FIFA players be allowed to participate in Olympic events? Why/not? ◎ Doping in the Olympics has become quite common. What do you think about making it legal, and thereby leveling the playing field?
  40. 40. Social Networks ◎ What social networking sites do you use? ◎ What are some good points about social networking? ◎ What are some bad points about social networking? ◎ What information do you have on your webpage? ◎ What kind of information are you comfortable releasing to the public? ◎ Do your parents use social networking sites? ◎ How acceptable is online dating in your country? ◎ What are some of the good and bad things about online dating? ◎ What are some popular online dating sites in your country? ◎ How do you think apps like Tinder have changed online dating? ◎ What dating apps are popular in your country? ◎ Do you think that all the tech solutions to dating have made dating easier or more complicated?
  41. 41. Color ◎ What is your favorite color? ◎ Is color important to you? ◎ Does color affect your emotions? ◎ Imagine being in a room where everything is dark blue how would you feel? What if the room was red? Black? Yellow? Pink? ◎ Why do you think colors affect humans so much? ◎ Which colors do guys usually like more? How about girls? Why do you think there is a difference? ◎ If you HAD to change your hair color, what color would you change it to? ◎ Most electronics are either black, silver or white. Why do you think this is? Do you think we will have more colorful electronics in the future? ◎ Colorful tattoos are becoming more popular in places like America. Do you think they will become as popular in your country? Why or why not? Would you ever get a tattoo? Why or why not? ◎ If you bought a car, what color would it be? ◎ Can you think of some examples of camouflage in daily life?
  42. 42. Extraterrestrial Life ◎ Do you think there are aliens somewhere in the universe? ◎ Why do you think aliens in movies and comic books generally have a human shape and eyes? ◎ Do you think aliens are likely to be more or less intelligent than us? Do you think aliens are likely to be friendly or unfriendly? ◎ What are the aliens like in your culture’s movies and books? ◎ What do you think of people who say they have met or were kidnapped by aliens? ◎ What’s your favorite movie about aliens? Do you think aliens would prefer to communicate with us or other species? ◎ Do you think aliens are likely to be friendly or unfriendly? ◎ What would you do if you saw a UFO in a field near your house? ◎ If the secret service discovered an alien, do you think they would tell the general public? ◎ Do you think aliens would be afraid of humans? ◎ How likely is it we will ever be able to visit a planet that has aliens?
  43. 43. Advertising ◎ Do you ever enjoy watching advertisements on TV? (If yes, what do you enjoy about them?) ◎ What kinds of advertisements attract your attention? ◎ What is the most memorable advertisement you have ever seen? ◎ What is one funny advertisement you have seen? (Describe it.) ◎ What products in your country use very serious TV advertisements? ◎ What products in your country use funny TV advertisements? ◎ Which celebrities have you seen in advertisements? Why do some companies use celebrities? ◎ Do any advertisements in your country try to shock viewers? ◎ How are radio ads, print ads and TV ads different from each other? ◎ What makes an advertisement effective? ◎ What do you think of ads that are aimed at children? ◎ Do you think beer and cigarette companies should be allowed to advertise? Why or why not?
  44. 44. Animals 2 ◎ Do you have a pet? Why or why not? ◎ What animal do you think makes the best pet? ◎ Is your country or region famous for a particular type of wildlife? Are there any animals that are symbols of your country? ◎ Is it ok to use animals in sport? How about in zoos? ◎ What is the most useful animal in the world? ◎ Do you think it is necessary to experiment on animals to test drugs and cosmetics? ◎ Do you know anyone with an uncommon or exotic pet? What is your favorite animal? Least favorite? ◎ If you could come back as an animal after you die, which animal would you choose to be? ◎ Is it morally right to spend a lot of money on pets rather than helping people in need?
  45. 45. Gaming ◎ Do you like video games? Did you play them as a child? ◎ Can you remember the first video game you played? ◎ Are video games good or bad for you? ◎ Do you like board or card games? Did you play them as a child? ◎ Can you think of any movies based on video games? Board games? ◎ What will video games be like in the future? How about board games? ◎ Can you learn anything from playing video games? ◎ What kind of games would you design if you were a video game designer?
  46. 46. Superstitions ◎ What superstitions do you know? Which ones do you believe? ◎ Do you believe that some numbers, days or dates are lucky or unlucky? ◎ Do any animals or insects bring good or bad luck? ◎ Are any colors lucky or unlucky? ◎ Do you believe that some materials are lucky/unlucky (such as gold, silk, etc.)? ◎ Are there any actions that can bring bad luck? ◎ What symbols in your culture bring good luck? Why is that? ◎ Where does the expression "Bless you" or "God bless you" (when someone sneezes) come from? ◎ Do you have any objects that are said to bring good luck, such as a rabbit's foot, a lucky coin, etc.? ◎ Can the location of a house or the position of furniture bring good or bad luck?
  47. 47. Education ◎ What do you think it takes to be a good teacher? ◎ Would you rather learn from a young teacher or an older teacher? ◎ Are you a teacher to someone else in your life? ◎ If you were going to be a teacher, what would you like to teach? ◎ What kind of formal training to teachers need in your country? ◎ Who was your favorite teacher growing up? ◎ Did you make friends in high school that you still keep in touch with? ◎ What subjects were you good at? What subjects were you bad at? ◎ Does your country provide a good public school system? ◎ Should people go straight from school to university, or do something different? ◎ Would you ever want to learn a third language?
  48. 48. Research ◎ Would you like to work as a researcher? What would you research? ◎ What would you like your government to spend more money researching? ◎ What are the biggest breakthroughs researchers have made recently? ◎ Does research always lead to positive things? ◎ What is market research? Do you like being surveyed by market researchers? ◎ What do you think about using animals for research? ◎ Do you like online research? What was the last thing you researched online? ◎ What piece of research would you like to do on your class/family/friends today? ◎ Would you volunteer to be a guinea pig in laboratory research of new medicines or medical treatments?
  49. 49. Libraries ◎ Can you remember your earliest visits to libraries? ◎ Do you think libraries have changed over the years? ◎ Would you like to work in a library? ◎ Do you like the atmosphere of libraries? ◎ What’s the best library you’ve ever been to? ◎ What do you think libraries will be like 50 years from now? ◎ How will the Internet change the function of libraries? ◎ Have you ever borrowed a book from a library and not returned it? ◎ What do you think libraries need that they don’t have now? ◎ What things about libraries don’t you like? ◎ hat is correct library etiquette? Do you always stick to it?
  50. 50. Quality of Life ◎ What’s the difference between quality of life and standard of living? ◎ What are the indicators of quality life? ◎ How does the environment in your town affect your quality of life? ◎ Does your country’s leader have a good quality of life? ◎ How does technology change your quality of life? ◎ What single thing could you do to increase the quality of your life? ◎ Can money buy quality of life? ◎ What do you think is more important, quality or longevity of life? ◎ How would you describe your quality of life compared to your parents’? ◎ What does having children do to your quality of life? ◎ Who has a better quality of life, a student or a worker?
  51. 51. Health ◎ What is the best thing to do to stay healthy? ◎ What do you think the worst disease to have would be? ◎ What do you think about the health care system in your country? How could it be improved? ◎ What do you think of the sick leave policy at your workplace? ◎ People are living longer and longer thanks to medicine. How long would you like to live? How about forever? ◎ Are there any diseases like small pox that you think humans could totally get rid of if we tried? ◎ Where do you think the future of medicine will be? Genetics? Cybernetics? Chemistry? ◎ Would you like to get your genome sequenced? ◎ If you could find out that you were at risk to get a certain disease, would you want to know?
  52. 52. Travel ◎ Where are the best places for adventure vacations? Historical vacations? Shopping vacations? Party vacations? Relaxing vacations? ◎ Where would you like to go on vacation? ◎ What are some things you must or have to do when you go on vacation to another country? ◎ What are some things you always take with you on a trip? ◎ Do you prefer package tours or making your own trip? ◎ Where did you spend your last vacation? What did you do? ◎ What are some of the benefits of travelling alone? With a group? ◎ What is the longest journey you have ever made? ◎ What are some must-see locations tourists should see in your country?
  53. 53. Supernatural ◎ Do you believe in any supernatural things (ghosts, ESP, fortune tellers, etc.)? ◎ Do you think science will ever prove any supernatural beliefs? ◎ What supernatural beliefs are unique to your culture? ◎ What are some of the scariest supernatural movies? ◎ What supernatural thing do you fear? ◎ Why do so many people believe in supernatural things that can’t be proven? ◎ What are some supernatural holiday beliefs in your country? ◎ Where are supernatural occurrences most often reported? ◎ Do you think some people have supernatural abilities?
  54. 54. Seasons ◎ What is your favorite season? ◎ What do you think of when you think of winter? ◎ What are some things your family did when you were a child in spring? ◎ What is the worst season in your country? ◎ Does it snow in your hometown in the winter? Did you use to make snowmen? ◎ What is your favorite thing to do in summer? ◎ What festivals or celebrations does your country have during the changing of the seasons? ◎ Do you ever go hiking when the leaves change in fall? ◎ Where is the best place to be in summer? How about winter? ◎ Does your country have a special food for any of the seasons?
  55. 55. Dreaming ◎ How often do you dream? ◎ Do you dream in color or black and white? ◎ Have you ever had a flying dream? ◎ Have you ever been falling in a dream and just when you are about to hit the ground you wake up? ◎ Do you think dreams have meanings? ◎ Do you think dreams can tell the future? ◎ Have you ever been dreaming and woken up and couldn’t move? ◎ Why do we forget dreams so quickly? ◎ Have you ever kept a dream journal? ◎ Why do we dream? What is the purpose of them? ◎ Do you think animals dream too? What kind of dreams do you think they have? ◎ What does your country’s culture traditionally believe about dreams? ◎ Have you ever had déjà vue?
  56. 56. Homes ◎ Is your home tidy? Are you a very organized person? ◎ Do you have a lot of decorations in your home or is it bare? ◎ Are you happy with the size of your home? ◎ What is your favorite appliance, electronic device, or piece of furniture in your home? ◎ If you had $3,000 to improve your home, what would you spend it on? ◎ Do you agree with the saying “Wherever I lay my head is home.”? ◎ How is your home different from your childhood home? ◎ What would you say the decoration style of your home is? ◎ What would your ideal house or apartment look like? ◎ What do you do to maintain your home? ◎ What household chores do you hate doing?
  57. 57. Voting ◎ Do you think voting and elections make a difference? ◎ What are elections like in your country? Are there any problems with voting? ◎ What are the main political parties in your country? ◎ Do you vote in every election? ◎ What are the good and bad things about voting? ◎ At what age should people be able to vote? ◎ Have your political views changed over time or remained the same? ◎ How can we get more people to vote? ◎ Who is the most controversial politician in your country?

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