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Talking point 1 Who is it?Your information

1. Hometown 2. Birthday 3. Number of brothers and sisters 4. Favorite singer 5. Favorite kinds of movies 6. Hobbies 7. E-mail address 8. Something interesting about you

Questions 1. What 2. When 3. How many 4. Who 5. What 6. What 7. What 8. What ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Talking point 2

Match it!

adventurous

messy

short

cute

creative

good-looking

lazy

muscular

curly

nervous

old

tall

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Talking point 3 Me, too!Me Student 1 Student 2 Student 3

1. Do you like to play

?

2. Do you like to go

?

3. Do you like to watch

?

4. Do you hate to watch 5. Do you want to try someday? 6. Do you think expensive? 7. Do you think interesting? 8. Do you think relaxing? 9. Do you think way to meet people? is

?

is

is

is a good

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Talking point 4

Who has the most . . . ?

Who has the most brothers? (How many brothers do you have?)

Who has the most sisters? (How many sisters do you have?)

Who has the most uncles? (How many uncles do you have?)

Who has the most aunts? (How many aunts do you have?)

Who has the most nephews? (How many nephews do you have?)

Who has the most nieces? (How many nieces do you have?)

Who has the most cousins? (How many cousins do you have?)

Who has the most pets? (How many pets do you have?)

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Talking point 5 Can you remember?

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Talking point 6

A great trip

Dear Mom and Dad, Its so exciting to be in South Africa! Yesterday, I visited Tembe Elephant National Park. The animals were all very active. I took lots of great photos. Last night was really fun. I went to an unusual restaurant and tried some local food. After dinner, I watched some traditional dancers. I took pictures of them, too. Traveling is very tiring, but Im nding some time to relax. This morning, I slept late. Today, Im going to try surng! See you soon! NatalieQuestions Where is Natalie? Describe Natalies day yesterday. What did she take photos of ?

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson 1234 Main Street Anytown, NY 10101 USA

What does she say about traveling? What did Natalie do this morning? What is she going to do today?

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Talking point 7 Think fast!1. Green vegetables 2. Hot drinks

3. Spicy foods

4. Round foods

5. Salty snacks

6. Ice-cream flavors

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Talking point 8Star Wars

Movie clues

The Last Samurai

King Kong

Pirates of the Caribbean

Batman Begins

Lord of the Rings

Spider-Man

War of the Worlds

Oceans Thirteen

The Lion King

Jurassic Park

Titanic

Crash

The Ring

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Talking point 9 DreamsDreaming about walking up a hill means that you are working too hard. Dreaming about frogs means that you are looking for your true love. Dreaming about open doors means that you will have a new opportunity. Dreaming about money means that you will reach your goal. Dreaming about toys means that you want to be a child again. Dreaming about flying means that you are happy about a choice you made. Dreaming about bees means that you are very busy. Dreaming about dogs means that you are a good friend.

Dreaming about . . . means . . .

1. walking up a hill 2. frogs 3. open doors 4. money 5. toys 6. flying 7. bees 8. dogs

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Talking point 10I have a bad cold. What should I do?

I need advice.

A friend invited me to a party, but I dont want to go. What should I do?

I want to be a better student. What should I do?

I failed my English exam. What should I do?

I want to go to college, but I dont have enough money. What should I do?

I forgot my best friends birthday. What should I do?

I want to study English in a foreign country. What should I do?

My new job is very stressful. What should I do?

I borrowed my roommates car, and I had an accident. What should I do?

I lost my wallet with all of my money in it. What should I do?

My roommate is very noisy. What should I do?

I found a wallet on the street with money and credit cards. What should I do?

I have an important job interview tomorrow. What should I wear?

I have to give a presentation in English, and Im very nervous. What should I do?

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Talking point 11 A day in New YorkTake the subway or jump on a bus to the Bronx Zoo. Hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (On weekends, zoo closes at 5:30 p.m.) Cost: $14 See famous works of art at the Museum of Modern Art. Hours: Saturday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday) Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $20 (Free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday) Visit Central Park, the first public park in the U.S. Hours: Every day from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Cost: Free Shop for designer clothes at Macys. Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: It depends on how much you buy! See Broadways The Lion King at the Minskoff Theater. Show times: Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Cost: $150 Enjoy the citys best views from the Empire State Building. Observation deck hours: Every day from 8 a.m. to midnight Last elevator goes up at 11:15 p.m. Cost: $18

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Talking point 12Student A What holiday do many people celebrate on December 24? Christmas Eve What two North American countries celebrate Thanksgiving?

World holiday quiz

What orange vegetable is used as a Halloween decoration?

What holiday does Brazil celebrate with parades and dancing in the streets? Carnaval

In what year was the first Valentines Day card written? 1415

True or False? People in China celebrate New Years Day in July.

True or False? Mexicans have picnics on the Day of the Dead. True

In what country did April Fools Day begin?

What country invented fireworks? China

Student B What holiday do many people celebrate on December 24? What orange vegetable is used as a Halloween decoration? pumpkin What two North American countries celebrate Thanksgiving? Canada and the U.S. True or False? Mexicans have picnics on the Day of the Dead. In what country did April Fools Day begin? France In what year was the first Valentines Day card written? True or False? People in China celebrate New Years Day in July. False What country invented fireworks? What holiday does Brazil celebrate with parades and dancing in the streets?

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Talking point 13 Who am I?Angelina Jolie Bill Gates

Hillary Clinton

Brad Pitt

Jennifer Lopez

Heath Ledger

Beyonc Knowles

Justin Timberlake

Drew Barrymore

Jet Li

Britney Spears

David Beckham

Halle Berry

Johnny Depp

Nicole Kidman

Ang Lee

Keira Knightley

Ronaldo

Cameron Diaz

Steven Spielberg

Paris Hilton

Tiger Woods

Madonna

John Lennon

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Talking point 14Student A

Find the differences.

Student B

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Talking point 15 ChangesMe ThenStudent 1 Student 2

Best friend

Now Then

Clothes

Now Then

Music

Now Then

Movies

Now Then

Fads

Now Then

Games

Now Then

Favorite place

Now

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Talking point 16Player 1

What do you say?

Player 2

encouraging

robots

achieve

leisure

member

currency

strict

practical

reporter

modern

prediction

participate

retire

peace

probably

optimistic

richer

thankful

government

communication

excellent

education

freshmen

modest

career

moon

high school

transportation

married

replace

frightening

travel

definitely

idealistic

regret

ambitious

perfect