Group Discussion Topic: Experiences

Hey everyone!  Here are the lexis and questions for our discussion groups!  The Sunday and Monday lexis and questions are on the top, the Tuesday lexis and questions are on the bottom.  If you are a student of mine, I hope to see you at one of the discussion groups!  If anybody (student or not) has any questions about this blog, please let me know!  Thanks!

This week we had kind of an interesting discussion group: we shared experiences with each other.  Not only the teacher but also the students asked each other questions, using a set pattern: “Have you ever…?”  The students were given a set of example questions to look at and we went from there!  Many of the students came up with their own unique and original questions, and we all had a good time talking about our lives.  Here is a list of the sample questions which were used during the lesson:

  1. Have you ever broken a bone?
  2. Have you ever been in a fist fight?Have you ever gone mountain climbing? Skiing? Surfing?
  3. Have you ever ridden a horse? A motorcycle?
  4. Have you ever eaten strange food?
  5. Have you ever met a celebrity? Who was the person?  How long did you meet? What did you talk about?
  6. Have you ever cheated on an exam?
  7. Have you ever forgotten someone important’s birthday?
  8. Have you ever changed your appearance a lot in a short time? (For example, hair style, hair color or weight)
  9. Have you ever wondered why Asians can’t speak English?
  10. Have you ever had a Deja Vu experience?
  11. Have you ever regretted saying something?
  12. Have you ever been outside your comfort zone? How did you feel? What is your comfort zone? When do you feel the most comfortable?
  13. Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?
  14. Have you ever received a present that you really hated? What was it? Why did you hate it? Who gave it to you?
  15. Have you ever met a celebrity? Who was the person?  How long did you meet? What did you talk about?

In addition to these questions, here were some other ones that the students and teacher came up with:

  1. Have you ever landed on a deserted island?
  2. Have you ever gotten lost in a foreign country?
  3. Have you ever had a serious traffic accident?
  4. Have you ever seen a strange custom in Japan?

Do you understand all of the questions?  Would you like to answer them?  Please feel free to leave a comment or give me your answers on twitter!  Later tonight I will post some English that came up during the lesson.

See you next time!


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