miércoles, 22 de enero de 2014

Talking point: A special place

My area, my home and my favourite room is the topic of this week's talking point. Before you get together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below and think of the answers, so that ideas flow more easily when you meet up with your friends and you can work out vocabulary issues beforehand.

Most of the questions below are taken from the Anecdote section of Inside Out, MacMillan Heinemann.

Where do you live?
What are the pros and cons of the area where you live?
What is there to do in your free time in your neighbourhood?
Describe your flat or house.
What would make your home a better place?
Where would you like to live in the future?

Which is your favourite room?
What do you use it for?
How is it decorated?
What sort of furniture does it contain?
Where do the windows look out on?
What's the best thing about the room?
Is it usually tidy?
Who cleans it?
What would you change about your favourite room to make it a better place?
How much time a day do you spend in it?
How does your favourite room reflect your personality?

To illustrate the topic you can go to the MacMillan site and watch the video A special place, where two girls, Heather and Sue, talk abut their favourite room in their house.

You can watch the video online or download it. You also have the option to download the accompanying worksheet and the teacher's notes with the transcript.