Friday, October 07, 2016

Life Upper Intermediate: 1B A Confused Generation p.12-13

(Supplementary Material for Specific Textbooks--Life Upper Intermediate)

Lead-in (docspub) questions taken from here

What is a generation gap?

Have you ever felt a generation gap with your friends?

How do you overcome the generation gap?

When do you feel the generation gap the most?

At what point in life does the generation gap seem to be the largest?

Do you think it is OK to date or marry someone of a different generation to yourself, either older or younger?

Do you think the challenges for your generation are similar to the challenges your parents’ generation faced?

Compare your generation to your parents generation.  What are the advantages and disadvantages to being born in your generation?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of being born in your parents’ generation?

When did you first become an adult in your mind?

What role does music play in generation gaps?

Can you talk to your parents about everything?

Do you ever disagree with your parents/grandparents about topics such as music, style and values?

Is it possible for parents and children to be friends?

What influences the styles, values and interests of a generation?

What are some topics that people of different generations disagree on? Is it possible for people of different generations to agree on things as well?

Should teachers be aware of the generation gap between them and their students? What can be done about it? Can that gap be narrowed being adaptable, or should students adapt to their teachers?

How can a generation gap cause problems in the workplace?

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