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Te presentamos las temáticas del episodio 34 para que puedas prácticar a través de nuestras sesiones de speaking 🙂 ¡El mejor método para hablar inglés! 🎯

Theme 1: 📰 culture

Being Black in the UK vs. Being Black in the US

A person’s value and definition should not be conditioned by their skin colour. However, racism is still the order of the day.

We will focus the conversation on the following questions:

  1. Do you consider the US to be one of the most racist countries? Do you know anyone who experiences this situation?
  2. Would you associate culture as a trigger for a society’s prejudices?
  3. He described the UK as a country of opportunities. Wasn’t that America’s motto? Would you be able to explain the origin of this notion?
  4. As a society we should be able to reflect people’s worth. What measures do you think would favour social inclusion?
  5. Do you think there is an end-point to racism? Justify your answer.

Here we leave you some vocabulary you can use during the talk:

  • To back away from something: To move backwards from something.
  • To negotiate: To handle.
  • To come about: To start to happen.
  • Skills set: Group of abilities.
  • To give someone credit: To acknowledge someone for doing something.
  • To embrace: To welcome.
  • Bigoted: Intolerant.

Theme 2: 📰 News

Prince Harry’s new book and its consequences

Prince Harry has recently released a book that has created quite a bit of controversy.

We will focus the conversation on the following questions:

  1. Do you think this book can harm the monarchy? In which way?
  2. Do you believe that an opinion expressed in a book can be considered wrong or right? Why?
  3. In your opinion, is it right to attack someone for expressing their opinions or beliefs in a book?
  4. What do you think was the main reason for Prince Harry to bring out his book?
  5. In your opinion, why does the monarchy never react to scandals?

Here we leave you some vocabulary you can use during the talk:

  • Bombshell revelation: a shocking surprise.
  • Scandal: reputational harm or loss brought on by real or perceived violation of morality or propriety.
  • Motto: a sentence, phrase, or word inscribed on something as appropriate to or indicative of its character or use.
  • Inflammatory: tending to stir up anger, disorder, or wrath.
  • Tell-all book: a book that divulges new and usually surprising information about someone or something.
  • Barefaced lie: a lie that is spoken with complete assurance and without making an attempt to conceal the fact that it is false.
  • Constitutional monarchy: a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the parameters of a constitution.
  • Caveats: a justification to avoid misunderstanding.


Job opportunities for people studying foreign languages

There are many jobs or careers that can be done using foreign languages, with very advantageous opportunities that promote the study of other languages for professional purposes.

We will focus the conversation on the following questions:

  1. Do you study any language, which one, with what objective do you study it?
  2. What do you think are the advantages of learning languages for the professional environment?
  3. Do you think that studying languages only opens professional doors, or do you think it opens more social doors? Why?
  4. Do you think it is difficult to get a permanent job just by learning languages? Why do you think people use language learning only as a resource to fill out their CVs?
  5. Do you think that a job as a linguist or other language-related jobs are properly valued and compensated?

Here we leave you some vocabulary you can use during the talk:

  • Qualification: a condition that must be fulfilled before a right can be acquired; an official requirement.
  • PhD: PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy and is considered the highest postgraduate achievement you can earn.
  • Having no room for error: Something that requires a high-degree of accuracy
  • Dabblers: someone who takes a slight and not very serious interest in a subject, or tries a particular activity for a short period
  • An asset: a useful or valuable thing or person
  • Expertise: expert skill or knowledge in a particular field
  • An MBA: An MBA stands for Master of Business Administration. It’s a graduate-level degree geared toward current and aspiring business professionals
  • A diplomat: an official representing a country abroad
  • Language trading: a restructured language (such as a lingua franca or pidgin) used especially in commercial communication.
  • Anthropology: the study of human societies and cultures and their development
  • Cabin attendant: a crew member who performs, in the interest of safety of passenger, duties assigned by the operator or the pilot-in-command of the aircraft but who shall not act as a flight crew member

Theme 4: 🆓 Free topic

Do you find these topics boring or uninteresting? Don’t worry. Dilo gives you the opportunity to choose your own topic for a conversation class.

Think of some vocabulary you would like to learn related to your topic and send us some information about it with the subject «Free topic». We are certain your ideas will be great! 😁.