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Monday, January 24, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 4 – Meeting #1
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Round 1

What are your most prized material items? What would your advice be to a materialistic person? How does our current culture play a role in materialism? Who’s the most materialistic person you know? Have you gotten more or less materialistic over time?

VOCAB: Substance, Stuff, Tangible 

Round 2

Do your scars heal well? Would you rather have a small face scar or a large body scar? What do you think about using tattoos to cover up scars? Do you think we’ll ever invent a machine that eliminates scars? What’s worse- a large physical scar or a large emotional scar? Do you think scars look cool?

VOCAB: Mark, Discoloration, Lesion

Round 3

Are sculptures or paintings better? Have you ever made a Papier-Mache? Do you think writing is considered an art? What is a famous art piece in your country? Would you like to be an artist? Are you better at making art or dancing?

VOCAB: Mastery, Artwork, Skilled


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 4 – Meeting #2
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Round 1

How many wars has your country fought in? Do you think nuclear war will ever happen? What are the effects of war on society? How do you think the world would be different if we didn’t have world wars? Do you think world peace is possible? Would you rather join the army, navy or air force? Would the world be better off without war? 

VOCAB: Combat, Warfare, Skirmish

Round 2

Do you prefer to rise early or sleep in late? Do you get enough sleep? Have you ever tracked your sleeping patterns? Do you sleep better or worse on vacation? What time do you like to go to sleep? When was your best night’s sleep ever? 

VOCAB: Nap, Doze, Siesta

Round 3

Who is someone you like to celebrate with? Is there anything you will be celebrating next month? What time in your life have you celebrated the most? How do you celebrate after your favorite sports team has won (if you have one)? Do you think some people celebrate too much? Why is celebration important? 

VOCAB: Gathering, Toast, Revel


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 09:30 PM - Week 4 – Meeting #3
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Round 1

What are your views on electric cars? How have cars changed over time? What’s better- an expensive car or a resilient car? How many cars do you own (if any)? Do you prefer a sportscar, classic car or everyday car? What is the best car you’ve ever had?

VOCAB: Vehicle, Limo, Automobile 

Round 2

Have you ever seen or participated in a school fight? Are you a more verbal or physical fighter? Do you agree with the statement ‘the best fight is the one that can be avoided’? Is street fighting common in your country? When is a fight worth it? When is it not worth it? 

VOCAB: Brawl, Row, Altercation

Round 3

Do you know of any siblings who have a great relationship? Why do siblings fight all the time when they’re young? How are the roles of siblings different? Which sibling has it the easiest and which has it the hardest (eldest, middle, youngest)? Are you closer with your parents or your siblings (if you have)?

VOCAB: Kinfolk, Offspring, Pals


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 4 – Meeting #4 - BUSINESS TOPIC
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Round 1

How would you get people to invest in your business? If you owned a business, would you want your stock to go public? Have you ever made a bad investment? At what age should people start investing? Do you think investing is important to get a business off the ground? What questions about investing would you ask a financially successful person?

VOCAB: Fund, Back, Finance

Round 2

What businesses have the biggest impact today? In what ways can you measure a business’ impact? If you had a business, in what way would you want it to be impactful? What are some businesses that have a negative impact on the world? Would you rather have a business that makes a lot of money or has a positive impact in the world?

VOCAB: Influence, Capacity, Effect

Round 3

What are some good incentives to offer workers? What are some poor incentives? What’s the best incentive you’ve ever received in your career? In the United States, many jobs incentivize their positions by offering affordable healthcare; is this common in your country? How often should employers offer employees incentives?

VOCAB: Motivation, Encouragement, Stimulus


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Thursday, January 27, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 4 – Meeting #5
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Round 1

Is intelligence based on nature or nurture? What makes someone a genius? Would you take a pill to increase your intelligence? Some say more intelligent people are more likely to use curse words; do you find this to be true? Would you rather be intelligent or happy?

VOCAB: Knowledge, Intellect, Brainpower

Round 2

Does the weather have any effect on your mood? Do you ever watch the weather channel? How often do you check the weather on your phone? How many umbrellas do you own? Has the weather ever messed up your vacation plans? Which country has the best weather?

VOCAB: Atmosphere, Climate, Temperature

Round 3

How influential have your parents been in your life? What are the best lessons your parents taught you? Did you rebel against your parents growing up? Do you think parenthood is difficult? What is the worst part about being a parent? What is the best part? 

VOCAB: Guardian, Raise, Nurture


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Friday, January 28, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 4 – Meeting #6
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Round 1

Would you rather cheat or lose at a game? What’s a game you always lose at? How have your reactions to losing changed over time? Have you ever been called a loser? What good comes from losing?

VOCAB: Deprive, Cease, Fail 

Round 2

Did you have a happy childhood? Do you think billionaires are happy? Is happiness one of your goals? Do you prefer to make yourself or other people happy? Do you think you will be happier when you retire? What is the key to long-lasting happiness? On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you right now? 

VOCAB: Content, Cheerful, Merry

Round 3

Would you ever work in politics? Would you rather talk about politics or religion? What political topics are most important to you? Do you vote? What is the political leader of your country like? Do you think politics are important? How does the media relate to politics in your country?

VOCAB: Governance, Civics, Power


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Friday, January 28, 2022 02:00 PM - Week 4 – Meeting #7
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Round 1

Is visiting the dentist expensive in your country? What is the worst dental pain you’ve ever experienced? Have you ever had a root canal? Would you rather go to the dentist or go to the doctor? Would you ever visit the dentist just to get your teeth whitened? Do you think dentists are paid well? 

VOCAB: Dentistry, Professional, Extraction

Round 2

What is the best supervillain super power? If you were in a movie, would you rather play the villain or the hero? Is there such a thing as heroes and villains in real life? Who is the most interesting villain you’ve seen on screen? Who are some of the most well-known villains of all time?

VOCAB: Evil, Charlatan, Antagonist

Round 3

When is a time you experienced an unexpected but pleasant change? If you could change anything in your life, what would it be? What is something about yourself you’d never change? During what decade of your life did you change the most? Was there ever a time when you were resistant to change?

VOCAB: Different, Alter, Modify


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Saturday, January 29, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 4 – Meeting #8
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Round 1

Do you prefer oceans or waterfalls? Do you feel at peace in the water? Are the bodies of water near you polluted? How do animals in saltwater and freshwater differ? Did you ever splash in puddles when you were a kid? Are you more of a water or land-based person?

VOCAB: Steam, Fluid, Natural

Round 2

What is your favorite decoration in your house? Do you prefer a more modern or cozy look to your home? Who decorates the best in your family? In your opinion, what makes a house a home? What’s a decoration in your house that you’d like to change?

VOCAB: Furniture, Wallpaper, Embellish

Round 3

What types of chores do you do the most? Do you agree with the saying ‘cleanliness is close to godliness’? Who does the most cleaning at your house? Do you wish you were more organized? Why is cleanliness important? Do you follow the ‘5 second rule’?

VOCAB: Wash, Wipe, Sponge


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Monday, January 31, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 5- Meeting #1
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Round 1

What do you think about taking pride in material items? When is being prideful a bad thing? Have you ever read/seen Pride and Prejudice? When has pride gotten in your way? Do you tell your kids you’re proud of them? When is the last time you felt prideful?

VOCAB: Ego, Dignity, Gratification

Round 2

Would you ever consider going vegan? How does veganism differ from vegetarianism? What do you think about the rise in the vegan population? Do you know how veganism helps the environment? Would it be easy or difficult to go vegan in your country? Do you think the majority of the world will ever be vegan?

VOCAB: Abstain, Derived, Products 

Round 3

Would you rather be stuck on an island alone or stuck in an overpopulated city? Do you think you’d get bored staying on an island? Would you ever retire to an island? Do you think sunsets are more beautiful on islands? Have you ever seen Cast Away?

VOCAB: Land, Surrounded, Isolated


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 5- Meeting #2
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Round 1

Have you ever left no tip at a restaurant because of bad service? Do you usually leave tips of the same amount or base it off a percentage? What do you think tipping culture will look like in the future? Do you think you would tip more if you made more money? What’s the biggest tip you’ve ever left? 

VOCAB: Gratuity, Customary, Service

Round 2

What smells awful? What smells great? Would you eat something that smells bad but tastes good? What kinds of cheeses do you find smelly (if any)? Do you like the way newborn babies smell? What kinds of animals have a better sense of smell than humans? Do kids smell better or worse than adults?

VOCAB: Odor, Scent, Detect

Round 3

Do you ever think about world peace? When you think about world peace, what image springs to mind? What people or things symbolically represent peace? Do you feel like you’re currently at peace? What parts of the world would benefit from peace right now?

VOCAB: Ideal, Freedom, Concept


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 09:30 PM - Week 5- Meeting #3
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Round 1

Who is the person you argue with the most? How do you handle people who are argumentative? What is the difference between an argument and a debate? What careers require you to be argumentative? Do you think knowing how to argue well is a skill? When is an argument worth having? When is it not?

VOCAB: Quarrel, Disagree, Row 

Round 2

Have you ever researched medical stuff online? What field of research is quickly advancing? Do you know anyone who does research for a living? If you could do research in any field, which would you choose? What is the last thing you researched?

VOCAB: Investigate, Test, Analyze

Round 3

What do you think hypnosis feels like? What are the possible side effects of hypnotherapy? Would you ever visit a hypnotist for fun? Should hypnotherapy be researched more or abandoned altogether? In what ways are hypnosis and meditation similar and different?

VOCAB: Mesmerism, Hypnotism, Attention


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 5- Meeting #4
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Round 1

Who do you know that has a big heart? Are you familiar with the anatomy of a heart? What is something you’ve done when your ‘heart was in the right place’? How can we protect our hearts from heart disease? When was the last time you had a ‘change of heart’? What is the best song that mentions the word ‘heart’?

VOCAB: Ticker, Compassion, Organ 

Round 2

Would you rather have supersonic hearing or a heightened sense of taste? Which nature sound do you think is the most serene? Do you keep your phone on volume, vibrate or silent? Have you ever watched an ASMR video? Do you like falling asleep to pre-recorded sounds?

VOCAB: Resonate, Ring, Reverberate

Round 3

What is the biggest volcano in the world? Do you think volcanoes are beautiful? Would you ever hike up a dormant volcano? Is your anger ever volcanic? Would you ever live close to a volcano?

VOCAB: Mountain, Crater, Lava


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Thursday, February 03, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 5- Meeting #5
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Round 1

Do you believe cheese pairs well with wine? Which countries have the best cheese in the world? Do you know any cheesy pick-up lines? When was the last time you ate cheese? Do you usually tell people to “say cheese” when taking a photo? Do you prefer aged or processed cheese?

VOCAB: Curd, Mold, Sentimental

Round 2

What is the best joke you know? Do you laugh to keep from crying? Who is someone, alive or dead, you would like to make laugh? Have you ever laughed at an inappropriate time?  How would you define your sense of humor? When have you ‘had the last laugh’? What movie or tv show always makes you laugh?

VOCAB: Chortle, Chuckle, Cackle

Round 3

Have you ever dyed your hair a different color? Which flower has the nicest color? Do you prefer art that is colored or black and white? When was the last time you colored something? If your wardrobe could only be one color, which would you choose?

VOCAB: Spectrum, Coloration, Pigmentation


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Friday, February 04, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 5- Meeting #6 - BUSINESS CLASS
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Round 1

Is healthcare for-profit or not-for-profit in your country? What businesses work with the healthcare industry? If you started a business related to healthcare, what would it be? Is the healthcare business currently booming? Would you rather have a business that works in healthcare or in another field?

VOCAB: Medical, Treatment, Illness

Round 2

Is it easy to start a business in your country? What is something everyone should do before starting a business? Are you in a position right now to start a business? Do you think everyone should start a business at some point in their life? Why is it a good/bad time to start a business right now?

VOCAB: Kick off, Commence, Emerge

Round 3

What are some examples of good business strategy? What are some examples of bad business strategy? What resources can keep you up-to-date on business strategies? If you had a business, what strategies would you try to implement? What successful businesses today implement good business strategies?

VOCAB: Plan, Policy, Tactic


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Friday, February 04, 2022 02:00 PM - Week 5- Meeting #7
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Round 1

Are most of your friends single or in relationships? What do you think about being a single parent? Do you know any people that are better off single? Have you ever been single on Valentine’s Day? How does your country view elderly single people? What hit singles are popular in your country right now? 

VOCAB: One, Sole, Lone

Round 2

Do you have a gap in your teeth? What about an overbite? How often do you go to the dentist? Is going to the dentist expensive in your country? Did you have cavities when you were young? Have you ever had dental surgery? Has anyone in your family ever used dentures?

VOCAB: Teeth, Dental, Orthodontics

Round 3

Which country has the most unique flag? Do you like the look of your country’s flag? Does your country have any laws regarding respecting the flag? Other than the flag of your country, what other flags are popular around you? Do you know of any flags that stand as a symbol of hatred? Do you know of any flags that stand as a symbol of love? 

VOCAB: Cloth, Symbol, Emblem


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Saturday, February 05, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 5- Meeting #8
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Round 1

How many pages long is your resume? Do you think we will continue to use resumes 100 years from now? Would you rather have a good resume or a good recommendation? Do you think your resume could be improved? What advice do you have for a young person creating their resume? Do you think you will ever use your resume again?

VOCAB: CV, Document, Accomplishments

Round 2

Do you think you could start a fire using just the things you would find in the woods? Are there many forest fires in your country? What holidays are celebrated with fireworks? Would you rather be able to control fire or water? Do you have an escape plan if a fire broke out in your house?

VOCAB: Combustion, Inferno, Blaze

Round 3

If one of your wishes were guaranteed to come true, what would you wish? What do you wish you could change about the world? Are there any unique things you wish on in your culture? What do you wish would happen today? Have you ever wished on a coin that you’ve thrown into water?

VOCAB: Yearn, Attainable, Aspire


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Monday, February 07, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 6 – Meeting #1 – BUSINESS TOPIC
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Round 1

What are some advantages to running an online business? What are some disadvantages to running an online business? What businesses have moved online during the pandemic? Would you ever run an online business? Are there any businesses you think should never be online?

VOCAB: Computerized, Virtual, Digital

Round 2

Is being a good negotiator required in order to run a business well? Can anyone learn to be a good negotiator? Are you a good negotiator? Do you consider the ability to negotiate an art? Are negotiations common in your country (e.g. negotiating the price of groceries or other goods/services)? Who is the best negotiator you know?  

VOCAB: Arbitrator, Broker, Arrange

Round 3

How would you describe the role of a manager in business? Have you ever been a manager before? How long should it take an employee to climb to a management role? What current business would you like to be a manager of? Would you rather be a manger or an entrepreneur?

VOCAB: Executive, Supervisor, Overlook


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 6 – Meeting #2
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Round 1

If you won the lottery, would you tell everyone or keep it a secret? In what situations are keeping secrets a good thing? In what situations are they bad? How much of your life do you keep secret from your social media followers? Who do you always share your secrets with?

VOCAB: Confidential, Restricted, Untold

Round 2

Are you able to exercise every day? Do you make to-do lists every day? How do your goals change from day to day? Do you like Monday’s? What’s something you do every day? Do you usually relax or play on Sunday?

VOCAB: Everyday, Quotidian, Basis

Round 3

What do you think about the United States’ visa and immigration policies? What are some practices that the United States can benefit from implementing? How does the U.S. compare to your native country? What do you think is the best thing about the United States? What do you think is the worst thing? Do you know any words to the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’?

VOCAB: America, Patriotism, Anthem


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 09:30 PM - Week 6 – Meeting #3
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Round 1

Do you find public displays of affection annoying? What annoys you about yourself? Does it annoy you when other people snore? Did you ever annoy your siblings growing up (if you have any)? What are some things that annoy other people but not you? Does smoking annoy you?

VOCAB: Displease, Irk, Irritate

Round 2

Would you ever become an architect? Do you enjoy modern architecture? How long do you have to study to become an architect in your country? What skills are required to be a good architect? Would you rather be an architect or a civil engineer?

VOCAB: Designer, Builder, Planner

Round 3

How is being popular beneficial? Would you rather have many friends or just a few? Do you think being popular in the workplace makes it easier to succeed? What are the downfalls of popularity? If you were to be popular for one thing, what would you choose?

VOCAB: Approved, Admired, Accepted


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 6 – Meeting #4
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Round 1

How can people increase their motivation? How do you motivate your friends? Has a speech ever motivated you? How can a boss effectively motivate their employees? What motivated you to start Conversation Alive classes?

VOCAB: Incentive, Encouragement, Interest 

Round 2

What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve done? What makes you feel like someone could be dangerous? Would you ever live in the dangerous wilderness? How can government be dangerous? What do you think is the most dangerous country? Do you prefer to do more dangerous or harmless activities for fun? 

VOCAB: Threatening, Menacing, Treacherous 

Round 3

How would you react if you met a clone of yourself today? Do you think cloning will become common in the future? Can you name some animals that have been cloned? How are twins different than clones? Does the concept of cloning scare you? 

VOCAB: Copy, Duplicate, Double


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Thursday, February 10, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 6 – Meeting #5
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Round 1

What do you expect of yourself this week? How are expectations different than goals? When is the last time someone surpassed your expectations? Have you ever made an unexpected purchase? When have your expectations let you down? What was the last thing you correctly expected to happen? 

VOCAB: Presumption, Achievable, Predict

Round 2

Would you rather work 85 hours a week or be unemployed? Would you rather know everything everyone has ever said about you or not know anything anyone’s said about you? Would you rather be able to fly or be able to live underwater? Would you rather be traveling forever or never have traveled? Would you rather discover a planet or discover an element?

VOCAB: Overworked, Submerged, Unearth 

Round 3

What are some chores hacks to make chores less tedious? Does exercise feel like a chore to you? What is a chore you should do more often? Would you rather own a dishwasher or a washing machine/dryer? What is the longest you’ve been able to ignore your chores? Would you hire someone to help you with the chores? Have you ever been paid to do chores?

VOCAB: Housework, Duty, Errand


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Friday, February 11, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 6 – Meeting #6
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Round 1

What style of art is most appealing to you? More specifically, what style of painting is most appealing to you? What is a terrible hairstyle? Alternatively, what is an appealing hairstyle? What is your communication style? What’s your favorite clothing style?

VOCAB: Manner, Technique, Flair

Round 2

What are a few different types of volunteer work? Have you ever volunteered along with friends or family? Have you ever donated clothes or canned goods? What are some reasons why people volunteer? Would you like to volunteer more in your community one day?

VOCAB: Altruist, Humanitarian, Philanthropist

Round 3

How does your body language change between talking to an authority figure and talking to a friend? Is eye contact the most important body language? What body language is unique to your culture? Is body language in teams (i.e., sports) different than individual body language? When should eye contact not be made?

VOCAB: Gesture, Mannerism, Mime


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Friday, February 11, 2022 02:00 PM - Week 6 – Meeting #7
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Round 1

Would you ever live on a beach? How would you describe what sand feels like to someone who doesn’t know? How far away is the closest beach to you? Have you ever kept a beach as your computer background? If you’ve been to the beach, what’s the most fun you’ve ever had on the beach? If you haven’t been to the beach, would you like to visit? What do you think is the best and worst part of going to the beach?

VOCAB: Seashore, Coastline, Shipwreck 

Round 2

How often would you move if you could choose? What’s your worst fear about moving to a new place? What is the best time of year to move? Have you ever seen a speech that was emotionally moving? Would you move into a mega-mansion if it was located on the other side of the world? Is moving expensive?

VOCAB: Change, Impactful, Exorbitant 

Round 3

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your conversational skills? What is a difficult conversation you’re glad you had? Do you think some conversations should be had in person instead of over the phone? How do you feel about people who are blunt in conversation? What celebrities do you think would make the best conversationalists?

VOCAB: Chatty, Colloquial, Gabby


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Saturday, February 12, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 6 – Meeting #8
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Round 1

What is the best letter you’ve ever received? Is letter writing romantic in your opinion? Have you ever written an angry letter? Will we move away from handwritten letters in the future due to technology? Have you ever written a letter of apology? Have you ever kept a letter written to you? 

VOCAB: Calligraphy, Correspondence, Safekeeping

Round 2

What stereotypes surround homeless people? When is the last time you helped a homeless person (if ever)? Are there any homeless shelters in your city? Would you ever volunteer at a soup kitchen? What do you think about giving homeless people homes for free? How can you help a homeless person?

VOCAB: Sheltered, Vagabond, Destitute

Round 3

What was your neighborhood like when you were a child? What roles did your parents play in raising you? Did you have an imaginary best friend? What was your favorite activity growing up? Did you play any sports? How often would you get into trouble? Did you have any romantic interests when you were a teenager? Do you believe you were naïve? How have you grown?

VOCAB: Experiences, Growth, Adulthood

 


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 7 – Meeting #2
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Round 1

How do you think your country will change in the future? Do you think humans will live on another planet in your lifetime? What will future houses look like? Do you like futuristic looking cars/homes? What’s the biggest thing to look forward to in the future?

VOCAB: Destiny, Fate, Prospects

Round 2

If you could be an expert in one kind of martial art, which would you choose? Do you think it’s useful to study martial arts? Do you know anything about the history of martial arts? What are some traditional martial arts weapons? What’s the best age to start training in martial arts?

VOCAB: Specialized, Fighter, Defense 

Round 3

What are your privacy settings set to on social media? Did you receive a lot of privacy growing up? When has someone invaded your privacy? Do you believe ‘cookies’ on websites are an invasion of your privacy? How will privacy laws change in the future?

VOCAB: Unobserved, Undisturbed, Seclusion


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 09:30 PM - Week 7 – Meeting #3
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Round 1

Do you prefer having many small exams or one big exam? Do you believe IQ tests are accurate? What’s worse- 100 questions of multiple choice or 40 questions fill-in-the-blank? What do you think is the best way to test students? What’s the last exam you took? 

VOCAB: Assessment, Examination, Trial

Round 2

How do you calm yourself down when you’re scared? Do you know anyone with a phobia? Have any movies scared you? When you were a child, what scared you? Do you ever get nightmares? Do you believe it’s possible to get over every fear?

VOCAB: Fearful, Petrified, Panic-stricken

Round 3

How long have you worked at your job (or how long have you been unemployed)? How long have you lived in your country? How long has it been since you saw a movie? How long does it take you to finish a book? How long have you had your current phone?

VOCAB: Lengthy, Continued, Quickly


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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 07:30 AM - Week 7 – Meeting #4
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Round 1

Who is your favorite musician? What is your favorite kind of pizza? What is your favorite pastime? What is your favorite country? What is your favorite word in English? What is your favorite word in your own language? What is your favorite news channel?

VOCAB: Soloist, Dialect, Report 

Round 2

Were you born into a religious family? If you are not religious, how do you identify? Have you or would you ever change religions? What is the difference between religion and spirituality? Are religious wars counterintuitive?

VOCAB: Devout, Godly, Practicing

Round 3

What are some health problems smoking can cause? Do you know anyone who smokes? Is it easy to quit smoking? Does smoking affect how attractive you find a person? How are tobacco products advertised in your country?

VOCAB: Inhalation, Cigarette, Odorous


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.
Thursday, February 17, 2022 05:00 PM - Week 7 – Meeting #5
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Round 1

Would you rather be able to talk to any living creature or talk to the dead? Would you rather hear voices in your head or talk incessantly? Would you rather sing a song or paint a picture? Would you rather be stuck at home or stuck on a cruise? Would you rather get super rich and lose it quickly or maintain a low level of financial stability forever? 

VOCAB: Deceased, Vocalize, Security

Round 2

Do you watch the Olympics or do you prefer other sports tournaments? What is your favorite Olympic sport to watch (or non-Olympic sport if you’ve never seen the Olympics)? Do you know of any Olympic medalists? What sport would you add to the Olympics? What do you think is the most difficult Olympic sport? 

VOCAB: Tournament, Cheer, Attendance 

Round 3

What is a habit you’d like to develop? What unusual habits have you observed in friends and family? What habit is the most important for parents to show their children? What bad habit is the most difficult to quit? Are people born with a tendency to develop bad habits?

VOCAB: Tendency, Dependency, Custom


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Friday, February 18, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 7 – Meeting #6 - BUSINESS TOPIC
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Round 1

What are the pros and cons of running a business? What are the pros and cons of being an employee? What are the pros and cons of how businesses are run in your country? What are the pros and cons of working very hard? What are the pros and cons of an online business? 

VOCAB: Favorable, Pitfall, Analyze

Round 2

How can an employer motivate their employees? Does a higher salary or an increase in PTO (paid time off) motivate you more? What’s the most motivated you’ve ever been in a job? How would you handle an unmotivated employee? What businesses running today seem to have very motivated employees? Which businesses seem like their employees are all unmotivated? 

VOCAB: Inspire, Drive, Influence

Round 3

Do you own a business card? Is having a business card important for a business? When is the last time someone gave you their business card? What are some better and worse ways of advertising than using a business card? Do you think people will still be using business cards in 10 years?

VOCAB: Informational, Advertisement, Printed


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Friday, February 18, 2022 02:00 PM - Week 7 – Meeting #7
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Round 1

Do you prefer action-filled or relaxing vacations? What time do you like to wake up while on vacation? Of the places you’ve vacationed to, where would you recommend? Do you have to work during the holidays? Do you like staying in hotels on vacation? If so, what was your best and worst hotel experiences? 

VOCAB: Retreat, Trip, Break

Round 2

In general, do you prefer short names or long names on people? What do you think about unconventional names? Do you like when pets have human names? Was your name chosen at random or does it have some symbolism/deeper meaning to it? Are there any names you dislike? What is a name that has gone out of fashion?

VOCAB: Title, Moniker, Unpopular 

Round 3

Do you think our lives are better or worse since the internet? How can the internet be improved? How many email accounts do you have? Do you think the internet will replace libraries? Do you believe the internet should be regulated? Do you prefer in person or online education? Have you ever applied to a job over the internet?

VOCAB: Cyberspace, Technological, Connected


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Saturday, February 19, 2022 09:00 AM - Week 7 – Meeting #8
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Round 1

What’s the population of your hometown? What foods are the best in your hometown? What is your hometown known for? What is the worst thing about your hometown? Are there any unique activities in your hometown?

VOCAB: Household, Abode, Native

Round 2

Why do you think people stereotype? Has anyone ever stereotyped you? In what ways can stereotyping be dangerous? Are stereotypes always offensive? What is the difference between stereotypes and prejudices?

VOCAB: Typecast, Pigeonhole, Cliché 

Round 3

What’s your favorite shopping store? Who do you go shopping with? How often do you go shopping? When is the last time you went shopping? What’s the most useless item you’ve ever bought? Would you rather shop ‘til you drop or be in and out of the store?

VOCAB: Purchase, Consumerism, Goods


* You will be allowed to Enter your class 10 minutes before scheduled time, when button turns green and says ENTER.