Module 4. Questions on unit 6. Dreams.

  • Adelanto preguntas..
  • Do you usually remember your dreams? Why or why not? Describe some of them.
  • What was your nicest dream that you can remember?
  • Talk about the most recent dream you can remember that you have had in the past.
  • Talk about a recurring dream that you have had in the past.
  • How do you interpret a dream? Do you use your intuition/imagination to understand it?
  • Do you usually read books on dream interpretation? What is your opinion on it?
  • Do you generally have pleasant dreams or nightmares?
  • Have you ever had nightmares? What were they like?
  • What’s the worst nightmare you’ve ever had?
  • What is “prophecy”?
  • Have you ever had or heard of a dream that foretold the future?
  • Did you know that Abraham Lincoln supposedly foresaw his own assassination in a dream? What do you think about it?
  • Have you ever dreamed about dead people? Is it a good signal? Why/Why not?
  • Have you ever dreamt about dead friends or relatives? How was it? How did you feel?
  • There is a movie called “The Cell” with Jenifer Lopez – It is about dreams – Have you ever watched this film? Would you like to see it? Why/Why not?
  • Are dream messages sent from our unconscious, predictions of the future, or the brain’s way of cleaning out information?
  • Some people say that dreaming about losing money means that you will receive it. Have you ever heard this? What other sayings about dreams do you know?
  • Do your dreams ever affect your moods? Explain.
  • Do you usually dream in black and white or in color?
  • What language do you dream in? Have you ever dreamt in a language that you don’t speak?
  • Have you ever woken up from a dream “in a cold sweat”?
  • Do you believe that dreams can sometimes predict the future?
  • Has anyone told you if you have walked or talked in your sleep?

Questions for module 2 (unit 3)

  • Do you like staying at hotels? Why/why not?
  • How often do you stay at hotels?
Do you normally stay at hotels for work/for pleasure?
  • What’s the longest you’ve ever stayed at the same hotel? Why were you there for so few/many nights?
  • Have you ever been to a hotel for any of the following reasons:
Weddings, receptions, etc.?
Conferences, etc.?
For lunch/dinner?
Others?
  • Have you ever worked at a hotel? Can you think of any advantages or disadvantages of working at a hotel?
  • Some people like to travel with their own pillows? Do you? Do you know anyone who does? What is the advantage of having your own pillow?

Types of hotels

  • Are there many hotels in your country/where you live? What sorts of areas have the most hotels?
  • Are there any historic or luxurious ones? Why is it so special?
  • Have you ever stayed at a hotel near your home/in the same city/place you live? Why/why not?
  • Have you stayed at many hotels?
In cities?
In the country/in the mountains/in the jungle?
At the beach/on the coast? On a tropical island?

Choosing a hotel

  • What are the disadvantages and disadvantages of staying at a B&B, a hotel or a motel?
  • What’s the best/worst hotel you’ve ever stayed at?
What was good/bad about it?
Was it cheap? Good value for money? Expensive?
  • Have you ever stayed at a luxury hotel?
What was luxurious about it?
  • Have you ever stayed at a really dirty hotel?
What was so grotty about it?
  • Have you ever stayed at a really exotic hotel, such as a castle or an ice hotel?
  • Have you ever booked/stayed in a suite?
  • How far in advance do you like to plan your holidays?
  • If you use internet to plan your holidays, do you book your hotel before or after you book your flight?
  • What do you look for when choosing a hotel (choose the three most important)?
You’ve been there before
Someone’s recommended it to you/you’ve read about it in a guide, etc.
Price
Comfort, including accessibility
Proximity to airport/station
Proximity to city centre/nightlife
Peacefulness
Gastronomy
Air conditioning (in room)
Wi-Fi
Minibar
Animals are allowed
Other reasons
  • Do you always try to look for hotels belonging to the same chain? If so, why?
  • Which of the following do you take most into consideration when deciding if you like the hotel you’ve stayed at (choose three)?
Views from the hotel in general (surroundings, restaurant, cafeteria, etc.)
View from your room
Cleanliness
Service, including room service
Comfort (accessibility, bed, layout, decoration, etc.)
Wi-Fi
Extras (TV, vanity kits, slippers, hairdryer, etc.)
Food
Quietness
Swimming pool, spa, gym, sauna, etc.
Other reasons

Hotel food

When you stay at a hotel, do you usually choose full board and lodging, half board or just breakfast? Why?

  • What’s your opinion on buffet-style breakfasts and lunches? In your experience, are they good quality for money? Do you think people eat more than they “should”, i.e. for their health, when they eat at buffets?
  • Do you usually eat out when you’re on holiday or do you try to get back to the hotel in time for meals?
  • Have you ever used room service? For a champagne breakfast or for a sandwich in the middle of the night?

Problems with the hotel

  • In some countries/hotels it’s necessary to specify that you want a room with a private bathroom (en suite bathroom). Have you ever stayed at a hotel where you have to use a shared bathroom down the corridor? Did you know about it in advance, or was it a surprise?
  • Have you ever had to lodge a complaint at a hotel?
About your room?
About anything else?
  • Have you ever had anything stolen at a hotel?
  • Have you ever left anything behind and had to get the hotel to send it on to you?
  • Many hotels now have keycards instead of keys to the room. What are the advantages/disadvantages? Have you ever lost a key/keycard and had to ask for a replacement?
  • Many keycards also connect the lights inside the room. Have you ever had to phone reception to ask why the lights don’t turn on, and been told, politely, that it’s because you haven’t inserted the keycard in the slot?
  • Have you ever turned up at a hotel and had a problem with double-booking or overbooking?
  • What irritates you most about a hotel (in order of bad to worst)?
Bad service
Small room
Comfort (bed, layout, etc.)
Lack of cleanliness
Noise
Parking problems
Food
Other reasons
  • Have you ever got lost looking for a hotel or missed a flight and turned up really late at night?

Module 4. Questions on unit 5. Traditions (Para el lunes 13 de febrero de 2017)

  • What are some things that define a culture? For example, music, language, …
  • What do you think is interesting about your culture?
  • Do you know much about your own culture?
  • When people from other countries think about your culture, what do they usually think of?
  • In your culture is it polite to be straightforward and direct when you talk to someone?
    • To whom is it OK and to whom is it not OK?
  • What has surprised you when you’ve met people from other countries?
  • Have you looked at Internet pages from a different culture? If so, how were they different from those of your own culture?
  • What do you like about your culture?
  • What don’t you like about your culture?
  • Are there many people of different cultures in your country? Are you friends with any?
  • Have you ever felt confused by the actions of someone from another culture?
    • If so, tell me about it.
  • If you could change one thing about your culture, what would it be?
  • Would you ever consider living permanently in a country other than your home country? Why or why not?
  • What do you think is important when visiting another culture?
  • Do you think “when in Rome, do as the Romans do” is always good advice? Why or why not?
  • Have you ever been in a situation where you felt you had to “do as the Romans do”?

Module 7. Questions on unit 6 (Films)

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Prepare a short speech (3minute each) on ONE of the topics

1. Do you like cinema? Why/Why not?  How often do you go to the cinema? Do you think it is expensive?

2. What kind of films do you like? Why? Who’s your favourite actor/actress? Why?  Have you got any favourite director?  Do you like Spanish cinema? Why/Why not?

3. What’s the difference between watching a film on TV/DVD and watching it at the cinema?

4.  What’s your opinion about downloading from or watching films on the Internet?  Will the Internet “kill” the film industry?  Should intellectual rights be protected?

5. What’s your opinion on associations like SGAE?  Is intellectual piracy a common practice in Spain?