Getting Acquainted with Stranger Conversations

Watch the videos. Feel free to turn on subtitles.   Choose whichever discussion questions interest you. 
The goal is to have an enjoyable English conversation and get to know your new classmates 🙂

Videos: 

Discussion Questions:

  • Any general thoughts about the videos?
  • Any language usage that was confusing and/or interesting?

Video#1

  1. Have you ever been in a ball pit?
  2. Share three things on your bucket list?
  3. What’s something you have in common with everyone in your group?
  4. Describe the first time you fell in love?
  5. Do you believe in love at first sight?
  6. Who is someone who inspires you?  Why?
  7. Talk about an experience that changed your life?
  8. Have you ever had a secret handshake or gesture?
  9. How do you feel about meeting strangers? When have you met strangers in past?  How did it go?

Video#1B

  1. What problem are you dealing with today?
  2. What favorite jingles do you remember from childhood?
  3. If you were god, what would you change?
  4. What happens when we die?

Video#2

  1. What is the worst thing about being your age? What is the best thing?
  2. What did you like most/least about being a child?
  3. Who’s your best friend?
  4. Have you fallen in love?  What was it like?
  5. Does getting old scare you?
  6. What advice do you have for someone younger than you? Someone older than you?


Vocabulary

  1. Inspires – to motivate or encourage someone to take action or feel a certain way Example: The speaker’s story inspired the audience to make a positive change in their lives.
  2. Flipper tooth – a removable dental prosthetic that is designed to replace a missing tooth Example: After losing her front tooth in an accident, she opted for a flipper tooth until she could get a permanent replacement.
  3. Pulled the rug out from under you – to unexpectedly and abruptly take away support or assistance Example: She felt like the company pulled the rug out from under her when they suddenly laid off employees without warning.
  4. To have in common – to share similarities or interests with someone or something Example: She and her best friend had a lot in common, including a love for travel and trying new foods.
  5. Perspective – a particular way of looking at or interpreting something Example: He offered a new perspective on the issue that no one had considered before.
  6. Long story short – a phrase used to summarize a complex or lengthy story or explanation Example: Long story short, he ended up missing his flight and had to reschedule.
  7. Multiple sclerosis – a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system, leading to various symptoms and disabilities Example: She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to adjust to living with a chronic illness.
  8. Gorgeous – beautiful, stunning, or pleasing to the eye Example: The sunset over the ocean was absolutely gorgeous.
  9. Swap – to exchange one thing for another Example: They decided to swap apartments for a week to experience life in a new city.
  10. Straight away – immediately, without delay or hesitation Example: She responded to the email straight away to avoid any further delays.
  11. Without a shadow of a doubt – an expression used to indicate absolute certainty or conviction Example: Without a shadow of a doubt, she knew she had made the right decision.
  12. Roll your eyes – to express annoyance or disbelief by rolling one’s eyes upward Example: She couldn’t help but roll her eyes at her friend’s constant complaining.
  13. Loads of things – an expression used to indicate a large number or variety of things Example: She had loads of things to do before the party, including cleaning the house and preparing the food.

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