The Future

Speaking: Discussion Questions

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  • How will the world be different in 50 years’ time?
  • What do you think will still be the same?
  • What would you like to be doing 10 years from now?
  • Would you take medicine to help you live for 500 years? Why/ Why not?
  • How might your children’s lives be different from yours? What about your children’s children?
  • What do you think is the secret to a long life?
  • What are you most looking forward to as you
    get older?
  • Which older people do you most admire? What do you like best about them?
  • What do you fear most about growing older? What can you do about it?
  • Are you helping or hindering your future self by what you’re doing now? Why?
  • Would you like to be able to predict the future? Why/ why not?
  • Have you ever had your fortune told? Did the predictions come true?
  • Do you believe in fortune-telling?
  • Where do you think you’ll be in five or ten
    years’ time? What will you be doing?
  • What about in twenty years’ time?
  • Would you prefer to travel 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future? Why?
  • Which celebrities from today do you think will still be famous in 100 years’ time?
  • How do you think your hometown will have changed in 100 years’ time?
  • Who do you think is better at predicting the future: weather forecasters, astrologers or science fiction writers? Why?
  • Do you think humanity will ever settle on other planets? Why/ Why not?

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