Childhood

Speaking: Discussion Questions

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  • What was the best thing about your childhood?
  • What was the most frustrating thing about being
    a child?
  • What sports did you enjoy playing when you were young?
  • What was your favourite thing to do?
  • “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.” What do you think this quote means? Do you agree?
  • Who were your childhood heroes? What was so special about them?
  • Did you have any favourite stories or films? Why did you like them so much?
  • What was it like growing up in your hometown?
  • Who were your best childhood friends?
  • What advice would you give parents bringing up children in your hometown?
  • What do you think of when you hear the word “childhood”?
  • What’s your favourite childhood memory?
  • Did you have a typical childhood? What was it like?
  • What’s the best present you got when you were a child?
  • What was your favourite public holiday? Why?
  • What do you miss most about being a child?
  • Ken Hill said, “childhood is a promise that is never kept.” What do you think he meant? Do you agree?
  • How do you think your childhood has affected you?
  • What makes for a happy childhood?
  • What’s the best advice youʼve heard about being a good parent?

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