“Love begins at home” Do you agree? Speak about your family.
What is a happy family?
What things are important in family relationships? What things should never exist in a family?
What activities may unite people in the family?
What’s a generation gap?
What arguments do parents and children have? What are the most common reasons for their arguments?
Do you have a friend? How do you appreciate friendship?
What does your friend look like?
What features of your friend’s character do you appreciate most?
Haw does he/she help you in stressful situations?
How do people make friends?
Can friendship die?
“Health is above wealth”- can you prove it?
How can one keep fit?
What are the ways to keep fit?
What eating habits should you keep to?
Does smoking contribute to good health?
Doing sports is the best way to keep fit. Can you imagine life without sport?
Is sport your favourite hobby? Which sports are you best at? How long have you been playing?
Why do you practice this sport? Is it because you want to be fit?
What are the most popular sporting activities among young people in our country?
Are exercises enough to keep fit and healthy?
Is sport the way to health and a longer life?
Shopping can be both a revealing experience and boring routine. What is it for you?
How often do you go shopping?
What did you by for yourself last? What did it cost? Was it worth it? Was it new or used? Was it a bargain?
What is your idea of a good shop?
What makes shopping pleasant or unpleasant in your opinion?
Some people think that school days are the happiest ones. What is your opinion?
What is school?
The mission of school is to teach the whole child. What does it mean?
Is good education important nowadays?
Can you say that you have been happy at school? Why?
Choosing one’s career is great responsibility. While making your choice you are to face the situation realistically. What does it mean?
What is important about jab?
How can you find some information about different jobs?
When choosing your future career you are to face the situation realistically. How do you understand that?
What field would you like to work in?
Imagine that your friend doesn’t want to learn English. Try to persuade him that to be a good specialist in any field you are to know English nowadays.
What are the reasons for learning foreign languages?
Do you learn English only at school?
What’s a practical value of learning English?
How are you planning to use English in future?
Travelling is the best way of spending holidays. Do you agree?
Why is travelling popular?
What active types of travel can you name?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of travelling by…(boat, plane, train, bus, car)?
What was your last travelling experience?
Theatre, cinema and TV enrich our life. Which one appeals to you most?
Why do people enjoy visiting theatre/ cinema?
What do you know about the early days of theatre/ cinema?
What theatres/ cinemas can you visit in Minsk?
In what way does theatre differ from cinema?
What performance/ film were you greatly impressed by?
You are to prepare a report on cultural life in Britain. What are you going to speak about?
What famous British museums do you know?
How do the British like to spend their free time?
How does the cultural life in Britain differ from cultural life in Belarus?
4. Can you describe any annual cultural event in GB?
People spend their leisure time in a variety of ways. What hobbies do young people pursue?
What’s your hobby?
What groups can hobbies be devided into?
Why are hobbies important?
Have you got any idea about leisure time in the USA and Great Britain?
Did people spend their free time in a different way at the beginning of the 20th century?
Belarus is rich in traditions. What state and national holidays do we celebrate?
What are the main holidays in Belarus?
What is your favourite holiday and how do you celebrate it?
How do people usually celebrate holidays connected with memorial dates?
Do you know the origin of any Belarusian tradition?
Is there anything that you don’t like about some holidays and the way they are celebrated?
Imagine you have visited Great Britain. Tell us about holidays and traditions in this country.
What are the major holidays in GB?
How do people celebrate Christmas in GB?
What British holidays do you know that are not observed here in Belarus?
Do you know the origin of some interesting tradition?
What customs would strike in Britain a visitor from Belarus?
What do you know about the system of government in Belarus?
What are the symbols of the Republic of Belarus as a sovereign State?
When was the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus adopted?
What does the term “presidential republic” mean?
Do you know who represents our region in the Council of the Republic?
What do you know about the system of government in the UK?
What does the term “parliamentary monarchy” mean?
Can you describe the British political system?
What aspects of the British political system appeal to you most?
Who has more real power in the country?
What do you think about British democracy?
Advertise your country to a foreign friend and suggest some places for visiting.
Where is Belarus situated?
Is Minsk a fascinating city?
What memorial places should be visited in Belarus?
Can you suggest the most interesting routes in Polotsk region?
Is Sofiya Cathedral worth visiting?
You are going on a tour to the UK. What places of interest would you like to see?
Why does London attract crowds of visitors from home and abroad?
What is Westminster Abbey famous for?
What makes the Tower of London one of the most famous historic buildings in GB?
Would you like to visit Stonehenge?
What is Downing Street known for?
There are a lot of outstanding people in Belarus. They glorified our nation. Speak about some of them.
Does our country have prominent people?
Did any of the well known people of Belarus live and work in the place you come from?
Which of the Belarusian writers in your opinion have made the biggest contribution into the development of Belarusian literature?
Do you know any talented Belarusians who went abroad and contributed to the culture and economy of other countries?
What is done in our country to commemorate the names of outstanding citizens of Belarus?
The relationship between man and nature has become one of the most vital problems nowadays. Do you agree that “technology must bring apology to ecology”?
What can ordinary people do to make their environment cleaner?
Has Belarus suffered from any catastrophe?
What are the burning ecological problems in the place where you live?
What will happen if the ozone hole grows?
Should people protect nature?