English Topics: Do you have a nickname? Where does it come from?

Ice Breaking Topics

  • Do you ever cook foreign dishes?
  • What is the biggest challenge you've faced in your life and how did you overcome it?
  • Do you think school and university courses are too theoretical?
  • Which musician's or band's style do you admire the most and why?
  • Which is worse: failing or never trying? Why?
  • Where’s your favorite place to relax?
  • Do you take a lot of pictures when you travel, or do you prefer to live in the moment?
  • What would you do if you could live forever, but everyone you loved would age and die around you?

Main Topics

  • Does your name have a special meaning?
  • Why gave you your name?
  • Why do some people chose to change their names?
  • Do people's names seem to fit them?
  • Do you know of any superstitions related to names?
  • Do you have a nickname? Where does it come from?
  • Do you wish your name was less common, or more unusual?
  • Do you ever feel pressure to live up to your name?

Free Topics

  • Which fictional character would make the worst roommate and why?
  • Describe the most captivating painting or artwork you've ever seen.
  • What courses are you currently studying or trying to learn?
  • If you could address the whole world, what would you say?
  • What is one area of life where you improved most during last year?
  • What’s the most expensive thing you've ever purchased?
  • What is your favorite mode of transportation when traveling, and why do you prefer it?
  • What are your thoughts on the impact of social media on politics?
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