Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It’s every teacher’s nightmare. Your students just won’t talk! Well, loosen ‘em on up with the following conversation prompts!

Name your favorite European film.
[Follow-up:] Is there genitalia in it?
[Follow-up to the follow-up:] Why is there genitalia in it?

Who in your life has taught you the most about parking on sidewalks?

Talk about a vacation that lasted just a touch too long….

How do cobblestones change the way that you, personally, rollerblade?

If you tried jogging, how far would you make it before your capris ripped open?
[Related:] In which year did [your country] quit trying at the summer Olympics?

[To men:] Deliver an impassioned diatribe on a FIFA-related subject.
[To women:] Listen politely.

[To women:] List your seven favorite clothing stores/labels.
[To men:] Noisily scratch yourselves and burp.

[To all:] When was the last time you saw a sunrise?
[Follow-up:] Was it because of ecstasy?

Debate: “What role should alcohol play in consensual teenage sex?”

Respond to the following statement: “Gay couples should be allowed to marry while smoking marijuana.”

Is it not important, somewhat important, or kind of important to prolong European civilization through the act of giving birth?

Ask your neighbor: “How much of your life has been completely meaningless or absurd?”

Essay prompt for homework: “If God were a building, how would you demolish It?”

Conor J. Dillon lives in Germany. He laughs out loud whenever he reads Ken Krimstein’s The Catcher in the Rye: The Unauthorized German Translation.

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The Swiss Miss Index Your guide to Swedes and Swiss.
The 25th Hour A Y.P.R. salute to 24.

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