miércoles, 15 de julio de 2015

Talking point: A question of taste

This week's talking point is A question of taste. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas flow more easily when you meet up with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.
  • What's your taste in food and clothes?
  • Do some nationalities have better/worse taste in clothes?
  • Can you think of someone who has a poor taste in clothes?
  • What international cuisines have a better reputation? Why is that?
  • How often do you give dinner parties at your house?
  • What food do you usually serve on these occasions?
  • What traditional food from your country do you find most/least appealing? Why?
  • What kind of food is soul for you? Why? (food that makes you feel good because it's tasty and nutritious)
  • What feelings do you associate with it?
  • What things are considered bad taste in your country? You can talk about the following:
- showing off sex and money
- flaunting that you're rich
- burping after eating
- talking about your salary
- expressing opinions that divide people
- disrespecting elders
- lining up for things properly
- make bad jokes about race and sex

To illustrate the point you can watch this Richmond video where Tom and Alex express their opinions about Mexican food.