Describe in detail topics that interest you (i.e. a specific event in history).
Describe advantages and disadvantages of specific courses of study.
Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different school systems.
Describe in detail the best experience you have ever had in a restaurant.
Role-play: Call the manager and complain about the service
Role-play: Call the manager and complain about a suspicious charge from the restaurant
Jokes and cultural nuances- share and explain.
Talk about social norms in your culture. Compare and contrast with other cultures. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these norms.
Describe places in interest in my community.
Describe places of interest in the target culture.
Describe special events.
Retell favorite stories from childhood (i.e Aesop’s Fables).
Talk about your colleagues in detail. Discuss any issues in detail you might have with them.
Talk about what skills you are developing in your current job, and how they relate to your hopes for the future.
Talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a job.
Describe common ways people pay for where they live in your culture (i.e. stay with parents until marriage or move into your own place). Compare and contrast. Discuss advantages and disadvantages.
Discuss cultural norms for family. Compare and contrast with norms of other cultures. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.