Family

  1. Let’s talk  about family. What is family for you?
  2. Should  there be many children in the family?
  3. What will you ask a British teenager about his/her family?
  4. What can you advise people who want to have a close and happy family?
  5. Why are there many one-parent families? How does the state help them?

Family traditions

  1. Let’s talk about family traditions. What role do they play in each person’s life?
  2. Do you have your own family traditions?
  3. What will you ask your British friend about his/her family traditions?
  4. What can you advise people who want to have good relationships with their parents or grandparents?
  5. They say that parents and children have difficulties understanding each other because of the generation gap. What do you think about this problem?

 

Family relationship

  1. Let’s talk about family relationship. How do you get on?
  2. Are there any things that you do with your parents together?
  3. What will you ask your British friend about his/her family relationships?
  4. What can you advise people who want to have good relationships with their parents or grandparents?
  5. Nowadays an average family has one child. From your point of view, how many children should be in the family?

 

Friends and friendship

  1. Let’s talk about friendship and relationship with friends. What role do friends play in your life?
  2. Can you rely on your best friend? Why (not)?
  3. What questions do you usually ask when you want to get acquainted with someone?
  4. What can you advise a teenager who has no friends?
  5. They say “If you haven’t learnt the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learnt anything”. What do you think about this?

 

Education

  1. Let’s talk about education. What can you tell me about the system of education in Belarus?
  2. Do you agree that Belarusian secondary school provides a person with good knowledge? Why (not)?
  3. Ask a British teenager about his school.
  4. What can you advise a student who is  not very good at languages to achieve better results?
  5. Today some young people want to study abroad because they believe that the level of education is higher there. Would you do the same?

 

School

  1. Let’s talk about school. What can you tell me about your school?
  2. Does your school differ from any other school you know?
  3. Ask me whether I liked school when I was a pupil?
  4. What ideas from Belarusian school you can advise a teacher from Great Britain to use in British school?
  5. Today some young people think that having a good education is not very important. Do you agree with them?

 

School traditions

  1. Let’s talk about school traditions. What can you tell me about the place where you study?
  2. Does your school have any traditions?
  3. Ask me about my school life.
  4. You’re talking with a British student. What would you advise him/her to do to prepare for an exam well?
  5. Nowadays some young people complain that they have lots of problems at school. Do you agree with them?

Choosing a career

  1. Let’s talk about choosing a career. What would you like to become?
  2. Do you want to have a part-time job, when you are a student?
  3. What questions will you ask your future employer at a job interview?
  4. Give me some advice on how to behave at a job interview to create a positive impression on the employer.
  5. Some people think that it is necessary to have computer  skills to get a good job. Do you agree with this?

 

The city and the country

  1. Let’s talk about life in the city and in the country. Where would you like to live: in a city or in a country?
  2. Are you satisfied with the place of your living?
  3. What questions will you ask about the flat/house your family is going to move into?
  4. Your friend doesn’t know what to choose: to live in a city or in a country. Give him/her some advice.
  5. East or west, home is best. Do you agree with it?

 

Types of houses

  1. Let’s talk about different types of houses. Describe your place.
  2. Do you agree that most people prefer living in a big city? Why?
  3. Ask me what my flat/house looks like.
  4. Your friend wants to decorate his/her room. Give him/her some advice on how to furnish it.
  5. How do you see an ideal flat/house?

Belarusian national cuisine

  1. Let’s talk about  Belarusian national cuisine. What do people eat in Belarus?
  2. Do you know many recipes?
  3. What questions will you ask a friend who has invited you  to a potluck party?
  4. Can you tell me how to cook one of your favourite dishes?
  5. Scientists say that fast food is unhealthy but teenagers can’t stop eating it. What do you think about it?

British national cuisine

  1. Let’s talk about national cuisine of an English-speaking country. What do people eat in Britain?
  2. Do you know many recipes?
  3. What questions can you ask a British friend about their eating habits?
  4. My friend wants to know more about national cuisines. Which national dishes would you recommend him to taste?
  5. A lot of pupils refuse to have meals at school. What do you think about it?

 

Shopping

  1. Let’s talk about shopping. Who does shopping in your family?
  2. Is Minsk a shopper’s paradise?
  3. What questions will you ask a shop assistant to help you to choose a purchase?
  4. Advise me on how to make my own budget.
  5. Parents usually give pocket money to their children. But some people think they shouldn’t do as teenagers don’t work. What do you think about it?

 

Leisure time

  1. Let’s talk about leisure time. What hobbies do teenagers have?
  2. Do you find it useful to read books? Why (not)?
  3. What questions can you ask a British friend about his/her free time?
  4. Give me some advice on what book to buy for my teenager neighbour?
  5. Do you think it is possible to enjoy yourself without spending much money?

Belarusian customs and traditions

  1. Let’s talk about Belarusian customs and traditions. What can you tell me about them?
  2. Are you proud of our national holidays and traditions?
  3. What questions can you ask a British teenager about national holidays in Britain?
  4. What national souvenirs will you recommend a tourist to buy in Belarus?
  5. Do you think it is important to follow our grandparents’ traditions? Why?

 

British customs and traditions

  1. Let’s talk about customs and traditions of an English-speaking country. What can you tell me about your favourite holiday in Britain?
  2. Would you like to take part in British holiday celebration? Why?
  3. What questions can you ask a British teenager about good manners in their country?
  4. What national souvenirs will you recommend to buy in Britain?
  5. Nowadays more and more people are getting interested in customs and traditions of different countries. What do you think about it?