Q1. How do you feel when you notice you might have been wrong about something? Proud or ashamed? Q2. Can you talk about an episode which may have motivated reasoning in your past? Q3. Which mindset are you more likely to be; soldier or scout? Q4. What do you most yearn for?
Q1. How long do you usually sleep a night? Q2. Have you ever challenged yourself to stay awake? If so, how long could you stay awake and what happened in the end? Q3. Do you have any problems when you lose sleep? Q4. Do you think about how long you sleep for to maintain your health and daily performance?
Q1 How much and when do you have coffee or alcohol in one day? Q2 Do you believe that caffeine and alcohol affect your sleep? Q3 Do you have any tips to sleep well? Q4 How do you try something to keep your life healthier? Q5 Do you think that taking a nap can make your work more productive?
1．Are you a procrastinator? 2．What does the monkey in your mind care about? 3．When does the panic monster in your mind wake up? 4．How do you prioritize the tasks in your work life or daily life? 5．What is something that you probably should start today?
Topic2. How caffeine and alcohol affect your sleep
1. How much and when do you have coffee or alcohol in one day? 2. Do you believe that caffeine and alcohol affect your sleep? 3. Do you have any tips to sleep well? 4. How do you try something to keep your life healthier? 5. Do you think that taking a nap can make your work more productive?
What kind of importance in communication do you think small talk has?
What kind of topic do you think is appropriate for small talk? Why?
What kind of topic do you think is inappropriate for small talk? Why?
What kind of topic do you often talk about with your friends, family members or colleagues?
What kind of feedback do you give when you are listening?
What kind of questions are good to have a smooth conversation?
TOPIC 2 : Media Effects
What is your favorite TV show? Please describe it in detail.
What do you think are the good points and bad points of television in comparison with YouTube?
Whether you like it or not, the media is sometimes unfair; they sometimes control how you see things by providing certain types of interpretations on the topic. Do you think this is acceptable or not? Why?
Do you believe your country has free press? Do you think you receive information that is presented in a fair way?
Where do you often get information? Is it TV, newspaper, books or the Internet?
What kind of technique do you use to tell facts from fakes on the Internet?
In addition to the pandemic, what kind of news is currently getting attention in your country?
Q1 What is the disaster you are worried about most? Do you prepare for it? Q2 Bill Gates horribly predicts the current situation of COVID-19. Please imagine what he thinks now. Q3 In the middle of his talk, he said “we can build a really good response system. We have the benefits of all the science and technology that we talk about here”. Do you think the latest science and technology have been fully utilized?
Q4 Japan is sometimes considered to be a country that has failed in vaccination. What do you think?
Q5 Do you know about past epidemics?
TOPIC 2 Everyone has his taste
First, please read the following sentences. (This is not a psychology test.)
The Girl And The Sailor
A ship sank in a Storm. Five survivors scrambled aboard two lifeboats: a sailor, a girl, and an old man in one boat; the girl’s fiancé and his best friend in the second. That evening the storm continued, and the two boats separated. The one with the sailor, the girl, and the old man washed ashore on an island and was wrecked. The next day the weather cleared, and still the girl could not locate her fiancé. In the distance she saw another island. Hoping to find her fiancé, she begged the sailor to repair the boat and row her to the other island. The sailor agreed, on the condition that she slept with him that night. Distraught, she went to the old man for advice. “I can’t tell you what’s right or wrong for you,” he said. “Look into your heart and follow it.” Confused but desperate, she agreed to the sailor’s condition. The next morning the sailor fixed the boat and rowed her to the other island. Jumping out of the boat, she ran up the beach into the arms of her fiancé. Then she decided to tell him about the previous night. In a rage, he pushed her aside and said, “Get away from me! I don’t want to see you again!” Weeping, she started to walk slowly down the beach. Her fiancé’s best friend saw her and went to her, put an arm around her, and said, “I can tell that you two have had a fight. I’ll try to patch it up, but in the meantime I’ll take care of you.”
Q1. Rank in order the following characters from 1 (the person you liked most or valued most) to 5 (the person you disliked or valued least) A. Girl B. Sailor C. Fiancé D. Best Friend E. Old Man Why do you rank so? Please share your thoughts in a group. Q2. Develop and agree upon one group ranking (not by decision but by majority and in about 10min). After that, how did you feel when you discussed it in a group? Q3. When there is the opposition of feelings and opinions in talks or meetings, as a member, what should you do? Q4. Which do you prefer, the person with similar opinions or dissimilar opinions? (your friends, coworkers, partner or lover)
1. Share your experiences when you saw foods wasted? 2. Would you like to buy or eat foods that are wrong shape or size? 3. Do you know any policy or way to reduce wasting foods? 4. Please share your experiences that you felt any differences in eating habits like the example of Xinzhang province. 5. How can you act to stop wasting food now?
Topic 2 : The first Asian-born man to win the Masters.
1. What’s your first impression when you heard the news? 2. How do you know about Mr. Matsuyama Hideki and the Masters? 3. What do you think is the role of sports in society especially in the COVID era? 4. Do you agree to hold the professional sports games or Olympic games now? 5. Are you a fan of any sport or player?
Q1 How much do you drink? Q2 What are the health and social impacts of alcohol? Q3 Why did some countries introduce Prohibition? Why was banning alcohol a bad idea? Q4 Why did so many women support anti-alcohol policies in the U.S.? Q5 What was the longer-term effect of Prohibition alcohol production and consumption in the United States?
Q1 Do you know about Sudan? Q2 Imagine how Kevin Carter felt when he took the photo. Q3 What do you think of Kevin Carter’s action? Should he have helped the girl first? Q4 What do you think of his suicide note? Q5 What do you think of journalism? What role should a journalist play?