miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2016

Talking point: Life-changing events

This week's talking point is life-changing events. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas come to mind more easily the day you get together with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.

Here's a list of some life-changing events a person can go through.
Which ones have you gone through?
Think of someone you know who has gone through some of the events you haven't experienced and talk about the difficulties this person had to face.
What are the three most significant life-changing events? Why?
And the least important?
Would you add any other life-changing events to the list?
How different would the list have been 100 years ago?
Think about yourself now and how you have changed in the last 10 years. You can talk about these topics:
work - leisure - attitude to life - daily routine - 
money - family - relationship

a year studying abroad
moving town
leaving or changing jobs
leaving your parents’ home
being called to military duty
buying a house/flat
falling in love
getting married
having a child or adopting a child
getting divorced
mid-life crisis
caring for a sick loved one
death of a loved one
winning the lottery
being involved in an accident or an unpleasant experience
catastrophes or natural disasters

To illustrate the topic you can watch Renee talking about how studying in Finland gave her experiences she never thought she would have.