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New Year’s Eve[edit | edit source]

  • How is New Year’s Eve celebrated in your country?
  • 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 | edit source]

  • What did you have for your main meal 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 | edit source]

  • 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?
  • How much did your English improve over the year?
  • Was there anything which you spent money on last year which you now regret?
  • Was there anything which you spent money on last year that changed your life for the better?
  • What do you think was your best decision last year?

Looking forward[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

  • Do you typically have big sales at any time of year in your home country? When do the sales begin?
  • Do you go to the sales? Why or why not?
  • Do you think that you save money by shopping at sales?

See also[edit | edit source]