Group Discussions: Friends & Friendship, College

It’s a new year, and time for some new topics!

Saturday

Our discussion topic on January 17th (Saturday) at 2pm will be: Friends and Friendship

Here are some new questions you might hear (new lexis is in italics):

1. Have you ever lost a friend?

2. Are there any long-lost friends you’d like to meet again?

3. Has a friend ever turned on you?

Click here to see the old questions and the lexical set!

Monday

Our first topic on January 19th (Monday) at 3pm is: College!

Here are some sample questions you may hear during the lesson:

Beginner:

1. Are colleges in Japan usually co-ed?

2. Did you join any clubs in college?

Intermediate:

1. What is a typical day at college like in Japan?

2. What was your major?

Advanced:

1. How do people decide which college to go to?

2. Do you think a college education is important?  Why or why not?

Additional Useful Lexis:

Nouns

All-nighter(s)

Freshmen

Hazing

Independence

Participant(s)

Participation

Professor(s)

Relation(s)

Semester(s)

Sophomore(s)

Subject(s)

Upperclassmen

Verbs

Haze

Participate (in)

Procrastinate

Slack off

Adjectives

Fond

Independent

Worthwhile

Expressions

Be (just/only) a matter of N

Be part of N

Can’t seem to V

Do something different(ly) with N

How did you decide…?

Pull an all-nighter

As usual, if you have any questions, please let me know!  Hope to see you guys on January 19th!

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