Weekends in this city Discussion questions

Stage 1

Without looking at the list of questions below, ask your partner personal questions and discussion questions about the place where you are now and past, present and future weekends, e.g. “Did you spend last weekend here in Seoul? What did you do?” or “How has what people do at the weekends in this city changed over time?”

Stage 2

Choose questions below that you haven’t talked about yet to ask your partner.

 Do you prefer to spend your weekends inside or outside the city? Why?

 Has how you spend your weekends here changed as you’ve got older?

 What do young people/ university students/ people in their twenties/ middle aged people/ retired people usually do in this city at the weekend?

 What is the best thing to do here at the weekends?

 What was the best weekend you’ve ever had in this city?

 How do weekends in this city compare with your hometown or other cities you know?

 What is the best area for going out on Saturday nights?

 What things are there to do on weekend nights for people who don’t like drinking?

 What is the most relaxing/ most exciting/ most interesting/ healthiest way to spend your weekend in this city?

 What are the busiest shopping days and times of the year? How can you avoid the crowds?

 Are there any areas of your city which are better to avoid at the weekend?

 What do you think about the nightlife in your city?

 Do you think your city is a good place to visit for a weekend?

 How could the local or national government improve your city as a place for weekend breaks?

Stage 3

Design a two day tour of this city for a couple of first time foreign visitors. What things will they need to know about the places they go and the things they do there, e.g. opening times, table manners, tipping, dress?

Stage 4

What other topics might people need to know about before travelling to a foreign country?

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