miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Talking poing: Where you live

This week's talking point is about the place where we live. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand and ideas come to mind more easily when you meet your friends.

Where do you live?
How long have you lived here?
What do you like most about the city/town where you live? Why?
What don't you like about where you live? Why?
Have you ever lived in a different place?
If yes, where was it and what was it like?
If yes, why did you move here?
If you've lived in more than one place, which did you like best? Why?
Would you ever consider moving somewhere else? And abroad?
If yes, where and why? If no, why not?
If you could change one thing about where you live, what would it be?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a city or in the country?
What makes a city a pleasant place to live?
If you had to design a city, how would it be?

To illustrate the point, watch this Speakout video where some people talk about the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city.

The video clip is part of a new textbook published by Longman, Speak Out, which stresses the importance of authentic materials in language learning.

You can read a transcript of the video here.