Celebrations

Speaking: Discussion Questions

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  • What’s your favourite celebration? Why?
  • Can you describe the last wedding you went to? What was it like?
  • Do you like dressing up for special occasions? What do you normally wear to a wedding?
  • How much do you usually spend on gifts for your family and friends each year?
  • Which is the best birthday party you’ve been to this year? Why?
  • What’s the best party you’ve ever been to?
  • Has anything funny or embarrassing ever happened to you at a party?
  • Do you prefer to give presents or to receive them?
  • Are there any special celebrations unique to your country? Tell us about one of them!
  • What’s the next special day you’ll celebrate this year? How will you celebrate it?
  • Do you think that pets should get presents?
  • What’s the most boring present you’ve ever received?
  • Have you ever received a present for passing an exam? What did you get?
  • Which day would you like to make a public holiday? What would people do?
  • What’s the best present you’ve ever given someone?
  • What would be your perfect present?
  • Have you ever been at a celebration that got out of hand? What happened?
  • How would you celebrate if your country won the football World Cup?
  • Do you think businesses should close on public holidays?
  • When is New Year’s Day in your country? How do you celebrate it?

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