D class speaking questions




  1. What archaeological sites would you like to visit?
  2.  What can we learn from archaeological discoveries?
  3. Describe an archaeological treasure you would like to see and would recommend to others.
  4. Imagine you could travel to a country to see some archaeological treasures. Where would you go, and what would you like to see?

Society collapse

  1. Could a modern society collapse because of disease, environmental change, or cultural change? Why?
  2. What can we do to avoid societal collapse?
  3. Could any of these diseases cause the collapse of a society? Can we control or avoid these diseases?

- AIDS                    - cancer              - heart disease                   - obesity

  1. What can we learn from the examples of Incas, Easter Island and Stonehenge?
  2. Discuss the environmental problems you know about?
  3. What are some things you can do to help the environment?

Culture and culture shock

  1. What are good ways for someone to adjust to a new culture? What can you do to learn about and understand a new culture?
  2. What foreign culture(s) are you familiar with? What do you find strange or interesting there?
  3. Imagine visiting another culture. What changes in you might occur?
  4. What customs in your culture might seem strange to a person from another culture? What customs might they not like?
  5. What culture would you like to visit and why? What are some customs you know and like in this culture? What custom might be hard for you to understand?

Third culture kids (TCK)

  1. In your opinion, how is it to be a TCK?
  2. In what culture(s) would you like to be a TCK? Why?
  3. Is it better for a TCK to go to an international school or to a school in the host culture? Why?
  4. How cab growing up as a TCK help someone who later becomes a doctor, teacher, businessperson, journalist, or politician?
  5. What are some of the problems that adult TCKs can have? Why?
  6. The number of TCKs is increasing. Why is this happening? How could this  change families? How could it change cultures?

Diets and healthy lifestyle

  1.  What do you do to stay healthy? What would you like to change about your lifestyle?
  2. Describe some of the dishes that are typical of your culture. Are they healthy? Why?
  3. What diets do you know about? Which one of them would you like to try? Why or why not?




Food addictions

  1. Are there any foods or drinks that you crave? How does it make you feel? Do you think you are addicted to it?
  2. Talk about any foods or drinks that are not socially acceptable in your culture. Why aren't they acceptable?
  3. What advice can you give to a friend who eats or drinks something you know has harmful effects?
  4. Do you think the substances below are useful to people? Are there any harmful effects they might have?

- chocolate           - coffee                  - tea                       - sugar                   -salt                       - energy drink

Communication styles

  1. What communication styles do you know about? What communication style do you have?
  2. Do men and women communicate in the same way? How do men and women communicate in your culture?
  3. What do understand by low and high-context communication? Give examples.
  4. Consider the people from the following countries:

- Turkey - Japan                  - USA           - Germany            - Saudi Arabia - South Africa

Do they have same or different communication style? Why?


  1. What is the best meeting you remember? Describe it. Why did you like it?
  2. What kind of meetings are boring to you? How could these meetings be more interesting?
  3. Where would you like to have a meeting? Why is that a good place for a meeting?

Finances and money issues

  1. Which strategies for financial success are familiar with? Which ones are the easiest to follow? Which ones more difficult? Why?
  2. If you had some money to invest, what types of investment might be good to you? Why?
  3. Besides giving money, what are some ways that you can help poor people?
  4. What kinds of volunteer work would you like to do? Why? If you don't do any volunteer work, why not?
  5. What are some ways to get more people interested in doing volunteer work?