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Jokes

  1. Are you good at telling jokes? Do you like jokes?
  2. Do you have a good sense of humor?
  3. Do you understand English jokes or jokes from other countries?
  4. What's the funniest joke you've ever heard?
  5. What are some common subjects that people joke about in your country? Is any of them offensive?
  6. How can a joke hurt someone? Have you ever been hurt by a joke?
  7. Do you ever laugh at flat jokes just to be polite?
  8. Are racist/sexist jokes common in your country? What do you do when you hear one?

Cell phones

  1. Do you have a cell phone? How old were you when you got a cell phone first?
  2. Do you ever switch off your cell phone? How often? Why?
  3. How many phone calls do you make a day on average?
  4. Are you a fan of texting? How many do you send a day on average?
  5. Who pays your phone bills?
  6. Are you happy with the cell phone you have now? Why? Why not?
  7. Are you going to change your cell phone in the next two months? Why?
  8. Do you talk on your cell phone in taxi? On a bus? Is it polite to do so?

SMS

  1. Do you prefer to send SMS or make a phone call? Why?
  2. Do you send SMS when you are talking to people/in the class/in bed? Is it considered polite?
  3. How many SMSs do you send a day on average? How many of them are really important?
  4. Who do you usually send SMS to?
  5. What language do you use in your text messages?
  6. How many letters can you type a minute on your mobile phone?
  7. If SMS was free, would you send more? 

Manners

  1. When you go to a new place, a new office, a new class, etc. do you say hi?
  2. What are some good manners that are important to you?
  3. Do you think you are a well-mannered person? Give examples.
  4. Are there any manners that are considered good in your country but bad in other countries or vice versa?
  5. What are table manners?
  6. Do you listen to people's conversations at a party?
  7. What were some manners that your parents had but the young people don't have? Were they good or bad?

Culture

  1. What are some things that define a culture? (Music,…)
  2. How much do you know about your culture? Are you proud of that?
  3. What interesting things can you say about your culture? What don't you like about your culture?
  4.  Is it polite to be frank and direct in your culture?
  5. If some people from other countries came to your country, what advice would you give them?
  6. How do you feel when you go abroad and you face a new culture? Is it interesting for you or do you become nervous?
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