25 Discussion topics / in pairs
By Elaine Gallagher To Teachers of Middle School or High School: Copy this list or retype it. Print and laminate enough pages so you’ll […]
By Elaine Gallagher
To Teachers of Middle School or High School:
- Copy this list or retype it.
- Print and laminate enough pages so you’ll have one sheet for each PAIR of students.
- Cut apart each sentence, so you have 20 sentence strips for each pair of students.
- Place the 20 strips in a small bag. Have 1 bag per 2 students.
- A student will draw out a strip, read it aloud to his/her pair-partner, and they’ll begin a discussion.
- Allow a specific time for this activity, such as 15 minutes. Then, the strips are put back into the bags, they are collected, and they’re ready for another day in a few weeks. Ask students how many sentence strips were they able to discuss in the designated time.
CIRCULATE TO MONITOR:
Encourage positive, active participation, and 100% ENGLISH USE.
1. Could you be close friends with someone who did not like your mother?
2. What trend could you never submit to?
3. What will convince you to never text while driving a car, if you haven’t yet stopped?
4. How many soft drinks do you buy in a year?
5. How do you want to spend your weekend?
6. What’s missing from your bedside table?
7. If you were to serenade me, what song would you sing?
8. What code name would you choose for me?
9. What’s the most interesting conversation you’ve had in the past week?
10. What made you laugh today?
11. What’s the most scared you’ve ever been?
12. If a close friend made a racist joke would you let it slide, or confront him/her?
13. Which bad table manners set you off in orbit?
14. Would you rather be friends with someone who reveals nothing personal, or one who tells too much?
15. What health change do you know you really should make, but know that you won’t?
16. What kind of music would cause you to leave a really fabulous store?
17. Explain what you prefer: dogs and cats with «human names» (Barney, Cornelius, Sherlock, Samantha, etc), or pets with characteristic names.(Blackie, Spot, Lady, Kitty, Giant).
18. Who’s your favorite superhero? Why?
19. What is the most boring thing you know about? Why?
20. What childhood event do you remember the most?
21. If you won five million dollars in a lottery, what 5 things would you do first?
22. Of all the movies you’ve seen this year, what is your favorite? Why?
23. What kind of person do you want to be when you grow up? (3 characteristics)
24. What adult do you: Admire the most? Why? Dislike the most? Why?
25. If you could go ahead in time 25 years, what advice would you give to your children?