CPE Prompt cards
PROMPT CARD 1
What effect does growing older have on relationships?
• In the family
• At school and work
1 What kind of relationships do you think last the longest? Why?
2 Do you think that the skill of making relationships should be taught at school?
3 How important do you think it is to like the people you work with?
PROMPT CARD 2
What do you think is the best way to prepare children for life?
• In the home
• At school
• Leisure activities
1 Do you agree that schooldays are wasted on the young?
2 What do you regret about your own schooldays?
3 What skill would you most like to learn in the future? Why?
PROMPT CARD 3
How important do you think film will be as the entertainment of the future?
• Technological developments
• Changing lifestyles
1 What kind of films do you like to see and what do you dislike?
2 How influential do you think films are on young people’s behaviour?
3 Do you think that films should be censored more? Why/Why not?
PROMPT CARD 4
What do you think makes some types of advertising potentially dangerous?
• Target market
1 How much are you influenced by advertising?
2 Do you think that society has become too materialistic?
3 Why do you think that shopping has become a leisure activity?
PROMPT CARD 5
Is crime a bigger social problem now than it was in the past?
• Types of crime
• Detection of crime
• Control of crime
1 Do you agree with some people who say that the police should never carry guns?
2 How do you feel about the way crimes are reported in the media nowadays?
3 What effect do you think the Internet could have on crime?
PROMPT CARD 6
How do you imagine life in cities in the future?
1 Some people feel that modern buildings are ugly. What do you think?
2 Which city would you most like to visit? Why?
3 How far do you agree that there are more disadvantages than advantages in living in a city?
PROMPT CARD 7
What responsibilities do you think individuals have towards the environment?
1 What is being done in your area to improve or protect the environment?
2 How would you like to see people made more aware of environmental problems?
3 What do you think is the biggest environmental problem in your area?
PROMPT CARD 8
How important is it for young people to have good role models?
• At school
• In leisure time
• At work
1 Who do you think is a good role model for young people in your country? Why?
2 What would you most like to be admired for?
3 How much is success due to individual effort and how much to luck?
PROMPT CARD 9
Do you think that having a good imagination is important in life?
• Personal happiness
• Personal well-being
• Personal achievement
1 Do you think that people can learn to be creative? How?
2 Do you think that technology limits imagination?
3 Some people say that reading fiction is a waste of time? How far do you agree?
PROMPT CARD 10
What kind of work do you think should be rewarded most highly?
• Risk and training
1 How far do you agree that job satisfaction is more important than financial reward?
2 Do you think the age of retirement should be changed? Why/Why not?
3 How far do you agree that computer skills are essential for every worker in today’s world?
PROMPT CARD 11
What aspects of technological development do you find most exciting?
1 What aspect of technological development do you find most worrying?
2 What aspects of life do you think have been made easier by the development of
3 If you could have invented one thing, what would it be? Why?
PROMPT CARD 12
What do you think people gain from foreign travel?
1 What dangers do you see in foreign travel?
2 How important do you think it is that there should be a common world language?
3 Which country would you most like to visit and why?
PROMPT CARD 13
How do you think success should be measured?
• At home
• At school
• At work
1 How would you most like to be successful? Why?
2 Do you think that there is too much emphasis on formal qualifications nowadays?
3 What kind of people are usually successful in life?
PROMPT CARD 14
Why do think books continue to be popular in this technological age?
• For children
• For workers
• For travelers
1 Do you think that people should be encouraged to read more books? Why?
2 What is the best book you have ever read?
3 Do you think that writers should be well-paid? Why/Why not?