New Year conversation questions

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New Year's Eve[edit]

  • How is New Year's Eve celebrated in your country?
  • What do you know about how New Year is celebrated in other countries?
  • In Spain, on New Year's Eve, people eat twelve grapes in time with the chimes of the clock at midnight. What happens in your country when the clock strikes twelve?
  • Are any special foods eaten at the New Year in your country?

New Year's Day[edit]

  • What did you (or will you) have for lunch on New Year’s Day?
  • What are the typical activities on New Year's Day in your country?
  • Is New Year's Day a holiday in your country?
  • Are any particular films always shown on New Year's Day?
  • At what time do you usually get up (or go to bed) on New Year's day?

Looking back[edit]

  • What do you think was the best film of the last year?
  • What do you think was the most significant news story of the year?
  • What do you think was the most important medical issue of the year?
  • What do you think was the most significant political event of the year?
  • How much did your English improve over the year?
  • How would you describe last year's weather?
  • Was there anything which you spent money on last year which you now regret?
  • Describe one thing which you bought last year which you would recommend to others?
  • What do you think was your best decision last year?

Looking forward[edit]

  • Have you made any New Year's resolutions? What are they?
  • Do you usually make New Year's resolutions? What resolutions did you make last year?
  • In what way, if any, will the way that you study English change in the New Year?
  • Do you have any holiday plans for the coming year? Is there anywhere you'd especially like to visit?
  • Is there any special treat that you are planning to give yourself this year - New TV, computer, special holiday, car etc.

The sales[edit]

  • When do the sales begin in your country?
  • Do you go to the sales?
  • Do you think that you really get reductions or do you think the the shops just manipulate the prices a little?

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