Topic 19.  31 March 2017 : Making Questions About a Topic   


Task: With your partner, write down three questions on each topic below, then try to answer. Remember, you are practising English, so say as much as you can.

1. Now there are over 60 million refugees in the world who have no country. (Australia's population is about 24 million).

2. First generation immigrants to a new country always have their heart in two places.

3. Many Australian university classes are now full of overseas students. Is this a good thing?

4. Countries with the longest working hours and least holidays often have the lowest productivity per worker.

5. Most Australians live in large cities but many love to own big 4 wheel drive SUV vehicles. Are they crazy?

6. Australians now probably spend more time in supermarkets than any other place. When I was a child, there were no supermarkets ...

7. In 1980, 10% of Australians were overweight. In 2017 more than 60% of Australians are overweight. An estimate is that by 2025, 85% of Australians will be overweight.

8. People in every culture have a different sense of humour. Newcomers to Australia often have a problem with the Australian sense of humour.

9. In some countries, people are very careful about how they dress in public. In other countries people don't care much. These fashions also change over time.

10. Mother's are supposed to be the best cooks, but maybe this is a myth. My mother was a terrible cook. How do people come to like certain kinds of cooking?

19. Making Questions About A Topic ©Thor May 2016