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CONVERSATION DISCUSSION

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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1) What   springs to mind when you hear the word ‘conversation’?
2) People   say conversation is an art. Do you think so?
3) What   topics of conversation do you enjoy most?
4) Do   you like listening to other people’s conversations?
5) Have   you ever overheard a conversation you wish you hadn’t?
6) Who   in life do you find it difficult to strike up a conversation with?
7) What   common conversation starters do you use?
8) Will   you ever run out of dreams?
9)

Oscar   Wilde said: "Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of

the   unimaginative." What does this mean? Do you agree with him?

10)

A Chinese proverb says:   "A single conversation across the table with a

wise person is worth a   month's study of books." Do you agree?

CONVERSATION DISCUSSION

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1) Are   you good at small talk and making conversation?
2)

When   was the last time you had a really, really interesting

conversation?

3) Do   you like intelligent conversation?
4)

What   do you think of your English conversation classes and study

books?

5)

How   do you feel when people interrupt you in the middle of an

important   conversation?

6)

If   you were a fly on the wall, which conversation in history would you

like   to listen to?

7)

What   do you do when you hear your name pop up in other people’s

conversations?

8) Are   you OK at everyday conversation in English?
9)

Someone   once said: "Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is

merely   an exercise of the tongue." What does this mean? Do you

agree?

10)

Robert C. Gallagher said:   "Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is

dead ought to tell a   child to go to bed." What does this mean? Do you

agree?