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2月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Raymond's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Do you have any special ‘techniques’ for overcoming the winter cold, and staying healthy?

Damien's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
In the past it was said that a woman’s place is in the home. Things have changed and many Japanese women are now working while raising their kids. What do you think of this?

Jane's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
The Great Wall of China, Chichen Itza,the Pyramid, Mexico, Taj Mahal,India,Petra,Jordan, Machu Pichu,Peru,The Colosseum,Roma, the Christ the Redeemer,Brazil. Have you ever been to any of these Seven Wonders of the World? Which wonders would you like to visit? Do you think there are any monuments that should be on the list that are not on it? What do you think are the wonders of the modern world? Think of technology, household electric appliances, etc.


1月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Raymond's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Did you make any New Year’s resolution(s) for 2021? If “Yes” - and if you don’t mind telling us about them - what were they? Do you have a plan to make sure that you accomplish it/them?
Damien's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
With the New Year now with us, what are your hopes for 2021; for you, for Japan and for the world?

Jane's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
If you had to move to another country because of your job or of your partner's job. What country would you prefer, if you had a choice? Those of you who have worked or have lived overseas, what were the good and/or the bad things about it? What would you miss the most of Japan?


12月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Jane's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Can you think of some things that annoy you? What annoys you on public transport? Does snoring annoy you? (Now don't be ashamed to admit that you snore : )

Raymond's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
Japanese people often try to clean their homes/finish up jobs before the New Year. What is something you want to complete by the end of 2020?

Damien's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
Keeping healthy as we age is important. What are the best ways we can keep healthy? Share your ideas with us so we can all benefit!

11月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Jane's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Can you tell me the difference between holiday and break? What is for you the most enjoyable type of holiday you have been on or would like to have? Where would you go and what would you do there? Do you prefer a holiday abroad or a holiday in Japan? How many days do you have off a year for a holiday? The meaning of holiday is different in each country, from a week to two weeks.

Raymond's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
As you know, in the U.S., Thanksgiving is celebrated in late November. What are you thankful for? How do you express your thanks to those you feel grateful to?

Damien's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
We tend to believe that the more things we own, the happier we will be. Do you agree with this? What makes you happy?

10月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Jane's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Do you think Japan is a safe country? What is the most common crime in Japan? Is shoplifting common in this country? What kind of people shoplift and what kinds of things do they steal?

Raymond's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
What is a sport you enjoy playing or watching? What aspect of it do you like most?

Damien's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
Do you play a musical instrument? If you do, tell us about your musical hobby. If you don’t, what instrument would you like to play or would you want your children to play and why?

9月 金曜日・火曜日共通



Jane's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
How has learning English in schools changed? To think how you were taught. What is the most difficult thing about learning English? What typical mistakes do you make? How do you practice speaking English?

Raymond's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
In this era of so-called “fake news”, what is your opinion of the mainstream media (MSM)? How trustworthy do you feel their reporting is? What news source do you think is the most honest?

Damien's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
What is the most important meal of the day for you? What do you like to eat for that meal? Did you eat and enjoy the same food for that meal when you were young? What did you eat then?


8月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Damien's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Tell us about the most interesting or exciting trip you've ever taken, in Japan or anywhere in the world. Give us the details and tell us about some of your experiences during the trip…

Jane's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
How much do you trust newspapers,television news and news from the Internet? Which is the most reliable source of information? How has technology changed the way we consume news? How has it changed how news is reported? What do you think about how the news in Japan is reported?

Raymond's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
(related to the 2007 movie “The Bucket List”)If your doctor told you that you only had a year to live, what would you absolutely want to accomplish in that year? Why?

7月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Damien's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
These days Japan has many globally famous sportsmen and women, from pro-golfers to table tennis players.Tell us about your favorite!
You can talk about their achievements, their personality and anything else you feel makes them stand out.

Jane's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
Who is the best looking celebrity in your country? ( The celebrity can be an old one from years ago or a modern day celebrity.)
How about the worst looking celebrity? About how many hours of tv do you watch everyday?
What are some of your favourite shows?
Do you like any foreign to shows?
Can you recommend a tv show to others in this group?

Raymond's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
What is something you’re looking forward to doing this summer, since the Olympics have been put off for a year?
(#2, if time) What do you think of “Chibanian” - the first time a geologic age has been named based on a Japanese location?

6月 金曜日・火曜日共通


Damien's class(F11,F21,T11,T21)
Plastic is everywhere in our modern world. Some say it’s causing severe environmental problems.
What is your opinion? Are you trying to reduce your plastic footprint?

Jane's class(F12,F22,T12,T22)
Where is your hometown?
Does any one famous come from your hometown?
Is your hometown famous for anything?
If someone was to visit your hometown. What is the first thing you would like them to see?
If you could change one thing in your hometown, what would it be? ( From these questions please choose two to answer.)

Raymond's class(F13,F23,T13,T23)
How did you deal with the corona virus, and how was your daily life affected?

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