~ Topic 3 ~  Friends and Friendship ~ Choose the questions you like ~


Group A

1) Describe one of your closest friends.

2) Do you have any childhood friendships that remain today? Tell us about them.

3) Do you have any long distance friends? How and how often do you communicate?

4) Do you think it is a good idea to borrow money from a friend? Why or why not?

5) Do you prefer having many friends or a few close friends?


Group B

1) Have you ever made any friends over the Internet? Have you ever met them in person?

2) How do you make new friends? Do you make friends easily?

3) There is a saying "To have a good friend, you need to be a good friend." Is this true?

4) What are the qualities of being a good friend? How do you maintain a good friendship?

5) What kind of things do you and your friends do together?


Group C

1) Is it common to have friendships across generations in your country?

2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of these types of friendships.

3) Are friendships between boys and girls or men and women common in your country?

4) If such relationships are not common (or even taboo) what are the reasons?

5) What are the advantages and disadvantages of male/female friendships.


Group D

1) Do you think it is possible to be friends with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend?

2) Where is a good place to meet new friends/a boyfriend/a girlfriend?

3) Do you believe your parents should be your friends? Why or why not?

4) There is a proverb that says, "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Do you agree?

5) What are some ways your friends have influenced you in a positive/negative way?


Group E

1) What factors may result in the breakdown of a good friendship?

2) What do you do if you receive a friend's call but you forgot his/her name?

3) What does the saying "Hold your friends close, but hold your enemies closer" mean?

4) What do you do when you have a misunderstanding with your friend?

5) Do you have a close group of friends? What qualities do you have in common?










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