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Item Topic Questions

A

Assignments
Which do you like? Which are impossible, disliked? How do you go about doing your class assignments?
 Activities
What activities do you enjoy?

B

Background
What is your background (home country, family, academic experience, work experience, special skills
 Baseball
Do you like baseball? Do you follow any baseball teams?

C

Career
What career are you working towards?
Creativity
What is creativity? A re you creative in a particular area (music, art, writing….)

D

Dreams
Do you believe dreams reveal something about you? What are your dreams for the future?
Daydreams
What are daydreams?
What do you daydream about?

E

Energy
What do you think about the energy crisis? What options are there? Which is best?
Environment
How can we protect our environment?

F

Favorite
What is your favorite (food, movie, activity, color …..)? Why?
 Fashion
What is in fashion/ out of fashion?
Are fashions worthwhile? 
 Father
How would you describe your father? What makes a good father?

G

Grammar
What grammar problems do you think you have? What have you done to improve your English grammar
 Games
What games did you play as a child? What games do you find fun now?

H

Holidays Happiness
What is your favorite holiday? What holidays are special to your home country? What does it take to make you happy? Do you think money is a major factor in being happy?

I

Imagination Image
Do you have a good imagination? Do you think imagination is important? Has image become too important in politics? What do you think contributes to a good image?

J

Jokes Jack-of-all-trades
Do you like jokes? Do you think a sense of humor is important? Why? A re you (or do you know) a jack-of-all-trades ( A person who can do many different kinds of work)? What are you especially skilled at?

K

Karate
Do you know karate? What are the advantages/disadvantages of learning karate?
 Karma
 Do you believe in a personal karma (used informally to mean fate or destiny)? If so, what do you think is your karma?

L

Life
What is your greatest ambition in life? What is needed for a happy life?
Love
What is love? Who/what do you love? Why?

M

Mother
How would you describe your mother? What makes a good mother?
Music
What is your favorite music? What music do you find unbearable?

N

Nostalgia
A re you nostalgic (long for things, persons, or situations of the past)? Why? For what?
Neighbors
  Do you know your neighbors? If so, how would you describe them? A re you a good neighbor? Why?

O

 Optimism
A re you optimistic? If so, how did you become an optimist? If not, why not? 
Opinion
Whose opinion do you value most? Why?

P

Pessimism
Are you pessimistic? If so, how did you become pessimistic? If not, why not? 
Peace
 Do you think world peace is possible? What can we do

Q

Questions
What is the biggest question you have about your future? What are you doing to answer the question?
Quirk
 Do you (or does someone you know) have a quirk (peculiarity of behavior or idiosyncrasy)? If so, what? How do you deal with it?

R

Recreation
What is your favorite form of recreation? What benefits do you derive from it?
Reason
 Do you base your actions on reason, on emotion or on both reason and emotion? Why?

S

Seasons
What is your favorite season (summer, winter, spring, fall/ rainy, dry)? Why?
Solitude
 Do you prefer solitude to being in company? If so, why? If not, why not?

T

Travel
Do you like to travel? What was your favorite place to visit? What was your least favorite?
Truth
 Is it always better to tell the truth or is it sometimes best to lie?

U

UFO
Do you think UFO’s from other worlds exist? What would you do if you saw a UFO?
Unforgettable…
 What is you most unforgettable moment? Why?

V

Vacation
What was your favorite vacation? What do you think is the perfect vacation?
Victory
 What is your greatest victory? Explain

W

Writing
What do you like to write about? What kind of writing do you prefer to read?
Wisdom
  What wisdom have you discovered? Explain

X

Xenophobia
Do you know anyone who is xenophobic (exceedingly fearful of strangers)?
Why do you think a person would become a xenophobe?
Xerox Copy
 What is the best (worst) thing about Xerox copy machines? Why do you think there is a need for 24-hour a day Xerox copy places? Explain.

Y

Youth
What is the best thing about youth? What is the worst thing?
Yesterday
 If you had one yesterday to live again, which day would that be? Why?

Z

Zen
What are some of the major tenets of Zen Buddhism? What do you think of them?
Zombie
What do you think about the zombie (the walking dead) theme in literature? Explain.