This week's talking point revolves around the topic of unusual journeys, that is, trips where the important most important part is the journey and not the destination.
Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas flow more easily and you can work out vocabulary problems before hand.
• What do you like and dislike about travelling?
• Who is the most travelled person that you know?
• What's the longest journey you have ever taken?
• Which is more important: to go somewhere or to get away from somewhere?
• Would you ever go on an overland journey to more than three countries?
• Do you cycle? What's the longest bike ride you've ever done? Would you use a bike as your means of transport for your holiday?
• If you got very, very tired of your current life, and you wanted to ‘get away', where would you go?
• What films or books you have seen or read that described a long journey?
• What unusual journeys have you heard of?
• Watch the three video clips below, which show unusual journeys. Discuss what you think of them and whether you would like to go on any of those journeys.
The Way of St James
OzBus London to Sydney
Taking a gap year