25 emotional memories :)

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  1. Have you ever felt really frustrated?
  2. Have you ever felt really exhausted?
  3. Have you ever felt really terrified?
  4. Have you ever felt really embarrassed?
  5. Have you ever felt really ashamed of yourself for doing something bad to somebody else?
  6. Have you ever felt really proud of yourself for doing something good?
  7. Have you ever felt really excited and happy?
  8. Have you ever felt suicidal?
  9. Have you ever felt really disgusted by someone or something?
  10. Have you ever felt really horrified by news you saw on TV?
  11. Have you ever been really sick or hurt?
  12. Have you ever felt really surprised or astonished?
  13. Have you ever felt really lucky?
  14. Have you ever felt really smart?
  15. Have you ever felt really annoyed by someone or something?
  16. Have you ever felt really lost or confused?
  17. Have you ever felt really angry at someone or about something?
  18. Have you ever felt really thrilled or delighted?
  19. Have you ever felt depressed?
  20. Have you ever been really preoccupied by something?
  21. Have you ever been desperate?
  22. Have you ever been heartbroken?
  23. Have you ever felt blessed?
  24. Have you ever felt uneasy?
  25. Have you ever felt free?

 

Future plans

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Ask your classmates about their future plans and write down their answers.

Are you going to …

  1. … go out for dinner this evening? Where ________________________?
  2. … watch a movie this weekend? What _________________________?
  3. … call someone after class? Who __________________________?
  4. … write an email tonight? Why __________________________?
  5. … have a big breakfast tomorrow? What _________________________?
  6. … play sports this week? Where ________________________?
  7. … go on holiday soon? Where ________________________?
  8. … get a job? How __________________________?
  9. … sleep early tonight? What _________________________?
  10. … buy something today? What _________________________?
  11. … improve your English skills? How __________________________?
  12. … get married in the future? Why __________________________?
  13. … learn something new? What _________________________?
  14. … travel abroad next year? Where ________________________?
  15. … save some money? Why __________________________?
  16. … clean your house? When _________________________?

Find out if…..

 

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Find out if someone in your class:                                                                                      

  1. has had a problem with the police
  2. has almost died
  3. has met a famous person
  4. has had a frightening experience on an airplane
  5. has had a premonition
  6. has had a dream that later came true
  7. has fallen in love with a person they could not have
  8. has been on a terrible date
  9. has gotten a tattoo
  10. has performed a daredevil act
  11. has backpacked in a foreign country
  12. has been to a gay bar
  13. has eaten something disgusting
  14. has won something (for example, the lottery. a contest)
  15. has been to a casino

 

Find someone who…

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Find someone who:

  • drank coffee this morning.
  • watched TV yesterday.
  • grew up in the country.
  • played basketball or soccer in the last week.
  • who skipped breakfast.
  • took the bus to school.
  • cut their hair in the last month.
  • had a date in the last week.
  • took a trip last summer.
  • went shopping on the weekend.
  • read the newspaper this morning.
  • watched the news yesterday.
  • grew up in the city.
  • who ate breakfast.
  • had a drink with friends in the last week.
  • went to the beach last summer.
  • lived with their grandmother when they grew up.
  • caught a cold in the last month.
  • who ate fish yesterday.
  • found money on the street.
  • went fishing last summer.

 

 

Talk for a minute

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Instructions:

  • Write the conversation topics on conversation cards
  • Make 3 or 4 sets of conversation cards depending on class size
  • Depending on the number of students, put the students in groups of 3 or 4
  • Give each group a set of conversation cards
  • Ask your students to take turns in taking a card and talk for 1 minute
  • Ask the other students to time the person who is speaking

Talk for 1 minute about….

  1. Someone you’d like to meet
  2. Your favourite type of weather
  3. Your favourite holiday destination
  4. Music you like listening to
  5. Your favourite food
  6. A place you’d love to visit
  7. Your hometown and why you like it
  8. Another language you’d like to learn
  9. A movie you think is great
  10. Jobs you don’t mind doing at home
  11. A newspaper you enjoy reading
  12. A sport you dislike
  13. A topic you hate talking about
  14. Jobs you hate doing at home
  15. Your home and why you like it
  16. A job you’d like to have
  17. A sport you enjoy playing
  18. What you like about learning English
  19. Activities at home you enjoy doing
  20. The day of the week you like the most
  21. A foreign food you enjoy
  22. A car you’d like to buy
  23. What you like doing at the weekend
  24. Something you like doing at the beach
  25. Something you’d like to do this week
  26. Something you’d like to do more often
  27. The website you like the most
  28. Somewhere you’d like to live

Emotions


emotions11. Read the following adjectives for emotions and identify which words describe a positive, neutral or negative feeling. Some words may fit into more than one category.

  • discouraged
  • overwhelmed
  • loved
  • annoyed
  • embarrassed
  • regretful
  • anxious
  • enthusiastic
  • relieved
  • jealous
  • frustrated
  • shocked
  • hysterical
  • concerned
  • furious
  • thrilled
  • grateful
  • uneasy
  • helpless
  • defensive
  • vulnerable
  • guilty
  • determined
  • miserable
  • wary
  • proud
  • disappointed
  • optimistic
  • upset
  • puzzled
  1. The list above contains adjectives to describe emotions. Where possible, change them into nouns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Choose five of the emotions from the list above. For each emotion, describe a situation you have experienced that made you feel this way.
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Describe…..

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  1. Describe your dream date.
  2. Describe your family.
  3. Describe your favourite type of movie.
  4. Describe your dream house.
  5. Describe your bedroom.
  6. Describe your best friend.
  7. Describe what you had for breakfast today.
  8. Describe the difference between a dog and a cat.
  9. Describe your hometown.
  10. Describe your favourite hobby.
  11. Describe a typical date in your country.
  12. Describe the best gift you’ve ever received.
  13. Describe the most famous tourist attraction in your country.
  14. Describe your ideal vacation.
  15. Describe the strangest person that you have known.
  16. Describe your ideal boyfriend / girlfriend.
  17. Describe the worst boyfriend / girlfriend you have ever had.
  18. Describe your favourite car.
  19. Describe your worst meal.
  20. Describe your favorite actor / actress.

What is your recipe for happiness?

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A Recipe for Happiness

 

  1. Don’t think about your age
  2. Smile
  3. Surround yourself with beauty
  4. Hug someone for at least 6 seconds
  5. Have a positive attitude
  6. Be grateful for what you have
  7. Don’t go to bed sad

 

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Discuss with a partner and create your own happiness list. What is your recipe for happiness?

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Can you talk about …?

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Use this questions for a fun filled conversation class! 

 

  • Can you talk about something you love?
  • Can you talk about something spicy?
  • Can you talk about something you hate?
  • Can you talk about your education?
  • Can you talk about something you really care about?
  • Can you talk about your work?
  • Can you talk about someone you dislike?
  • Can you talk about a teacher you had?
  • Can you talk about a dream you’ve had?
  • Can you talk about a boss you had?
  • Can you talk about a goal you have?
  • Can you talk about the hardest thing you ever had to do?
  • Can you talk about yourself?
  • Can you talk about a time you lied?
  • Can you talk about your childhood?
  • Can you talk about something you regret?
  • Can you talk about your family?
  • Can you talk about a mistake you made?
  • Can you talk about something you believe in?
  • Can you talk about someone in your family?
  • Can you talk about a place you’ve visited?
  • Can you talk about your favorite book?
  • Can you talk about a time when you where happy?
  • Can you talk about someone you envy?
  • Can you talk about a time when you were sad?
  • Can you talk about something you’ve achieved?
  • Can you talk about a time when you were excited?
  • Can you talk about the worst punishment you had when you were a child?
  • Can you talk about a time when you were frightened?
  • Can you talk about your first kiss?
  • Can you talk about your favorite pastime?
  • Can you talk about someone you admire?
  • Can you talk about rainy days?
  • Can you talk about a country or place you would like to visit and why?
  • Can you talk about something beautiful?
  • Can you talk about your favorite music / song / band?
  • Can you talk about something ugly?
  • Can you talk about something you would happily do again?
  • Can you talk about something delicious?
  • Can you talk about your worst vacation?
  • Can you talk about something pleasant?
  • Can you talk about a problem you have now?
  • Can you talk about something boring?
  • Can you talk about your first boyfriend / girlfriend?
  • Can you talk about something with a tail?
  • Can you talk about something with four legs?
  • Can you talk about a prize you won?
  • Can you talk about your favorite restaurant?
  • Can you talk about your dream car?
  • Can you talk about your country?
  • Can you talk about your fears?
  • Can you talk about your hopes?
  • Can you talk about love?
  • Can you talk about the most important lesson you’ve learnt in life so far?
  • Can you talk about your hometown?
  • Can you talk about something you would never do, if you have the chance to come back to life again?
  • Can you talk about a time in your life when you were very, very busy?
  • Can you talk about your past relationships?
  • Can you talk about something that scares you?
  • Can you talk about the hardest decision you have ever made?
  • Can you talk about an embarrassing moment you’ve had?
  • Can you talk about a time you felt really proud?
  • Can you talk about a famous historical person who you would like to meet?
  • Can you talk about what you enjoy doing the most in your free time?

Intermediate Conversation: Canadian Social Norms

Canadian Social Norms: How different are they in your country?

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Are they acceptable or unacceptable?

  • Holding the door for people.
  • Letting someone with only one or two items go ahead of you when you have a whole basketful (at the supermarket).
  • Holding the elevator for people.
  • Not yelling across public places to get someone’s attention.
  • Giving up your seat or taxi for the elderly, disabled, pregnant women, or mothers.
  • Saying “Bless you” when someone sneezes.
  • Not answering your phone when you’re out on a date.
  • Not talking/texting in a movie theater.
  • Changing and washing your bed sheets every week.
  • Brushing your teeth three times a day.
  • Not burping in public.
  • Not picking your nose in public.
  • Washing your hands after using the toilet.
  • Leaving tips.
  • Not talking with your mouth full of food.
  • Not passing gas in public.
  • Walking on the right side (your right) of a crowded hallway, sidewalk, stairs, etc.
  • Waiting for everyone to exit the subway/bus before getting on.
  • Not spanking your kids.
  • Taking off your shoes in the house/other people’s houses.
  • Accepting a gift when you have nothing to give in return.
  • Opening gifts on the spot.
  • Thanking people for gifts even if you don’t like them.
  • Re-gifting.
  • Saying sorry for almost everything.

What are some social norms in your country?