~ Dialog ~ Topic 9 ~ Conversation ~ Choose the questions you like ~
1) What makes someone easy to talk to? Difficult to talk to?
2) What are some of your favorite topics of conversation?
3) What topics do you prefer not to talk about? Explain.
4) Are there any topics that are taboo in your community of friends? Why?
5) Who do you argue with? What about? How long? Do you usually win?
1) Have you ever had a great conversation with a stranger? About what?
2) How do you begin a conversation with someone you haven't met recently?
3) How do you keep a conversation going? Do you have any techniques?
4) How do you end a conversation when you are busy (or bored)?
5) What's the difference between phone and face-to-face conversations?
1) How are your conversations with women different from those with men?
2) What do men in your country like to talk about? How about women?
3) Which do you think are better conversationalists, men or women? How so?
4) Is flirting common in your country? Why or why not? Who flirts?
5) What are some good and bad habits people have while conversing?
1) How important is non-verbal communication in conversation?
2) Does alcohol improve or impede your conversational skills? Explain.
3) How do the conversations differ between your family members?
4) Do you have good conversations with your relatives? your in-laws? Explain.
5) If you could have a conversation with a famous person, who would it be?
1) What questions would you like to ask this famous person?
2) Talk about a difficult conversation you had in your life? Who with? What about?
3) Talk about a really good conversation you had recently. Who with? What about?
4) Why do people like to eavesdrop on other people's conversations?
5) How do you think you can improve your conversation skills?
~ Discuss with a teacher, in pairs, or in groups ~ Then share your results in a classroom discussion ~
1) To begin with, in groups or in pairs, select the questions you¡¯d like to talk about.
2) Then, in pairs or in groups, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations .
3) Finally, share your ideas (as a whole) in a classroom discussion (with all pairs/groups).
~ TLW ~ Conversation Questions and Shared Dialog ~
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