Group Discussion Topic: School!

Hey everyone!  Sorry about last week!  I completely neglected to put up a new topic!  In any case, our next topic will be school.

Also, for my students: July 21st is a national holiday, so there will be no class on July 21st or July 22nd.  The next classes will be July 28th and July 29th.

Also, it looks like there is some interest in a Saturday class, so if you are available on Saturday and would like to join, please let me know!

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: Post a comment here, find me on twitter, or email me through my website. Thanks!

During the next group discussion class, we will be talking about school, both your experiences with school and schools nowadays. Here is a list of the lexis and possible questions which we may use during the lesson:

Lexis
Verbs

Fail

Skip

Nouns

Advantage(s)

Subject(s)

Uniform(s)

Adjectives

All-boys/girls

Co-ed

Private

Public

Strict

Expressions

Be allowed to V

Be part of

Keep in touch (with s/o)

Least favorite

Like about N

Play in/on

Monday Questions:
  1. Did you go to a public high school or a private one? What are the advantages of each type of school? Which type of school did you want to go to?
  2. Was your school strict? What were some of the rules you had to follow at your high school? Which rules did you think were unfair?
  3. Did you have to wear a uniform in school?  Do you think a school uniform is a good idea? Why/Why not?
  4. Did you go to co-ed schools?  Which do you think are better, co-ed or all girls and all boys schools?
  5. Were you part of any clubs in high school?
  6. Did your high school have a band? If so, did you play in it?
  7. Do you still keep in touch with your best friends from school?
  8. What subjects did you take in school?  What were your favorite?  What were your least favorite?  Why did you like or dislike them?
  9. Which subjects are you good at? Which subjects are you bad at?
  10. Which subjects did you think are not useful or needed anymore?
  11. Who was your favorite teacher? What course did he or she teach? Why did you like him or her?
  12. What did you like best about your school? What did you like the least about your school?
Tuesday Questions
  1. Did you go to a public high school or a private one?
  2. Was your school strict?
  3. Did you have to wear a uniform in school?
  4. Did you go to coed schools?
  5. Were you allowed to eat food in the classroom?
  6. Were you part of any clubs in high school?
  7. Have you ever slept in class?
  8. Do you still keep in touch with your best friends from school?
  9. What subjects did you take in school? Which subjects are you good at?  Which subjects are you bad at?
  10. Who was your favorite teacher? What course did he or she teach?
  11. How did you get to school? How long did it take?
  12. How much homework did you do every day?
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