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Theme 1: 🔋 Happy new year!

How different cultures celebrate the New Year.

When we think about New Year, we tend to think about reuniting with our family. But in other parts of the world it may be a little different.

We will focus the conversation on the following questions:

  1. Do you like the idea of having a 15 day celebration of New Year’s Eve?
  2. Do you have ties with someone from a different culture than your own?What do you reckon about the differences?
  3. What do you think about the Chinese tradition of dedicating each year to a different animal?
  4. Would you like experiencing The Rosh Hashanah? Why?
  5. Can you account for the resemblances between Nowruz and Christian Christmas?

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

  • Gregorian Calendar: The calendar currently used in Western world.
  • Parades: Spectacles.
  • Lanterns: Flashlights.
  • A turning point: An important stage or event.
  • Auspicious: Promising.
  • To plug into: To become connected or involved with someone or something.
  • Secular: Nonclerical.
  • To commemorate: To celebrate.
  • Baptized: To be christened.

Theme 2:💰 Professional

Social Media for business – Linkedin

LinkedIn started as a job search and recruitment platform and from there it evolved into an amazing place for businesses from all corners of the globe to come together in the same places

We will focus the conversation on the following questions:

  1. Do you have a Linkedin profile? What do you use it for?
  2. Do you think it is a useful social network? Why?
  3. Do you find it difficult to deal with this particular platform?
  4. Do you think this kind of platforms really fulfill their purpose of helping you find a job?
  5. What other benefits (apart from finding a job) do you think you could have by opening a profile in this kind of business networks?

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

  • To launch: start or set in motion (an activity or enterprise).
  • Like-minded: having similar tastes or opinions.
  • A networking platform: a piece of technology or software that connects users with other members of a community to create mutually beneficial opportunities
  • A brand: a type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.
  • Recruiters: a person whose job is to enlist or enrol people as employees, in the armed forces, or as members of an organization.
  • Corporate sales: sales done from one business to another. They are also called business-to-business sales
  • To optimize: make the best or most effective use of (a situation or resource).
  • Connection request: a request from the Customer to connect the Proposed Supply Point Premises to Cadent’s network
  • To endorse: declare one’s public approval or support of.
  • First level connections: People you’re directly connected to because you have accepted their invitation to connect, or they have accepted your invitation

Theme 3: 🎥 Culture

Van Gogh’s Art Explained

Here we can learn about the hidden meaning in Van Gogh’s art and how his emotions and experiences are expressed through it.

We will focus the conversation on 
the following questions:

  1. What emotions does Van Gogh’s art transmit to you? Why?
  2. Do you enjoy art? If so, in which ways?
  3. Do you consider Van Gogh an artist that was ahead of his time?
  4. Do you like visiting museums to appreciate art? Have you visited any in particular?
  5. Do you have a favourite painting? Describe it and what makes you feel.

Here we leaAcerca de WordPressve you some vocabulary you can use during the talk:

  • Canvas: a piece of cloth backed or framed as a surface for a painting.
  • Masterpiece: a work done with extraordinary skill. An extremely good painting that may be considered their best work.
  • Impressionist: a painter who follows or practices impressionism (a theory or practice in painting, particularly among French painters, of representing the natural appearances of objects)
  • Expressionism: a theory or practice in art that aims to depict the subjective feelings and responses that objects and events elicit in the artist.
  • Self-portrait: a portrait of oneself done by oneself.
  • Posthumous success: someone’s success arising after their death.
  • Pursue a career: trying to do a career or achieve it, usually over a long period of time.
  • Elitist artist: one who is an adherent of elitism and that supports a socially elite class of people, whose attitudes and opinions reflect this bias.
  • Subsequent career: profession you occupy after some time on another one.

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! 😁.