We want our child to be fluent

Some parents are happy with an exam focus while others want to see their children comfortable communicating in an international environment.

How do you do that?

Take a look at the list here, and let us know if you want to add extra fluency practice into your lessons.  Your tutor can have a weekly addition to a language lesson in a discussion around the topics or structures below. Contact Anna or Frank if you would like to have this practice added to your lesson.

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Topics for fluency practice

Animals: Wild animals / pets / zoos / favourite animal

Art: A well-known artist

Buildings: An impressive building in your city

Education: Your favourite subject / teacher at school

Festivals: Your favourite festival

Food: Local and international /fast food / eating habits

Friends: Spending time with friends / qualities of a good friend

Future: Your future plans / our world

Habits: How do you usually spend a Sunday?

Health: What do you do to stay fit and healthy?

History: An important event / person in the history of the world

Homes: Your home and its surroundings

Language: Advantages / the best way to learn / challenges

Leisure: Your hobby / games played in Japan

Literature:  An important / interesting book

Movies: Local and international / stars

Music: Different types of music / your favourite singer/song

People: Your grandparents / best friend / neighbour / admired

Scenery: The landscape in various parts of your city

Shopping:    Shopping in your city

Sports: Which is the best?

Travelling: A trip to another city / Where would you like to go if …?

Weather: Preferred season / ideal weather / associated problems

Conversation Questions

Extracted from www.roadtogrammar.com

Favorites

What is your favorite food and why?

What is your favorite movie and why?

What is your favorite place and why?

What is your favorite song and why?

Learning English

Is English an easy or difficult language to learn?

How long will it take to master English?

Which English skill is the easiest (reading, writing, speaking, or listening)?

Which English skill is the hardest (reading, writing, speaking, or listening)?

How is English different from your language? Do you enjoy learning and speaking English?

Food

What is your favourite dish?

What is your favourite cuisine?

 Do you have a 'sweet tooth'?

Do you know how to cook? Do you eat healthily?

What do you like to snack on?

 

Family

How many brothers and sisters do you have?

What does your father do?

Are you close to your family?

Do any of your relatives live far away?

What things do you do together with your family?

Do you ever squabble with members of your family?

Friends

Do you have a best friend?

What do you like to do when you hang out with friends?

Do you like to spend time by yourself? What is your idea of a good friend?

Talk about a time when you helped a friend.

Talk about a time when a friend helped you.

 

Travel

Do you enjoy travelling?

What countries have you visited?

How often do you get to go on holiday? What are some countries that you would like to visit and why?

What are some countries you would NOT like to visit and why?

Would you like to have a holiday on a cruise ship?

 

Daily Routines

What time do you usually get up?

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

What time do you usually have dinner? What time do you usually go to bed?

What is your daily routine?

What do you do at the weekends?

Shopping

Do you enjoy shopping?

What is your favorite shop?

Have you ever regretted buying something?

Do you buy things online?

What is your opinion of branded goods?

What was the last item you bought?

Music

What kind of music do you like?

Who is your favorite singer?

What is your favorite song?

Is there a kind of music that you dislike?

When do you like to listen to music?

Have you ever been to a concert?

 

Free Time

What do you do in your free time?

Do you have any hobbies?

How do you relax when you are stressed?

Do you prefer to be alone or around people?

If you have a day off school or work, do you sleep in late?

What are some things that you consider to be a waste of time?

Scary Things

Are you scared of spiders?

Are you scared of snakes?

Are you scared of ghosts?

Are you afraid of heights?

What things are you afraid of?

Do you enjoy horror movies?

 

Social Media and Websites

What is your favorite website?

Do you use social media?

How many hours per day do you spend online? Do you read the news online?

How do you know if a story online is true or fake?

What are some of the dangers of social media for young people?

 

Have you ever...?

Have you ever ridden a horse?

 Have you ever seen a ghost?

Have you ever eaten sushi?

Have you ever done an extreme sport?

Have you ever visited another country?

Have you ever won a contest?

Jobs

What job would be perfect for you?

What is the easiest job?

What is the hardest job?

Which job pays the most?

What is the most dangerous job?

What is a job you could never do?

 

Would you like to...?

Would you like to be the president or prime         minister of your country?

Would you like to be super-rich?

Would you like to have lots of children?

Would you like to be famous?

Would you like to be a hero?