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Conversation Topics Handout

Use conversation handouts for free talking ideas, debate, creative thinking, writing topics, or personal introspection. Use them as a whole for groups to choose from or cut them into strips for random topic lotteries. Click on the image for a printable pdf.

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  1. It’s all right to lie once in a while
  2. Money brings happiness
  3. Women are better at raising children than men
  4. Minorities still face a glass ceiling
  5. Communism is a good idea
  6. Downloading copyrighted material is the same as stealing
  7. More recreational drugs should be legalized
  8. Everyone is equal
  9. Torture is an acceptable option for retrieving information from terrorists
  10. Cheating is a natural human condition
  11. You must respect the elderly even if they are disrespectful towards you
  12. We are too dependent on computers
  13. Affirmative action is necessary for equality
  14. Terminally ill people should be able to end their lives
  15. Morality gets worse with every generation
  16. Language devolves with each generation
  17. Beauty pageants are exploitative
  18. Cosmetic surgery is bad for society
  19. Students should be able to grade teachers
  20. Politicians are always corrupt
  21. Being paranoid is better than being gullible
  22. Stereotypes aren’t fair
  23. Religion is harmful to society
  24. Everyone should be allowed to own guns
  25. Animals (non-human) should have the same rights as people


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  1. Gay people should have the right to adopt
  2. Same-sex marriage shouldn’t be permitted
  3. The best revenge is success
  4. Intoxication should not be a legal defense for crimes
  5. People never change
  6. Once a cheater, always a cheater
  7. There are no universal truths
  8. Government’s that govern best govern least
  9. Theories of God and science can work together
  10. There is no good or bad; everything is relative
  11. A fixed age for retirement is unfair
  12. People who have tattoos are damaged goods
  13. Education should be free
  14. Schools are outdated
  15. Fate is real
  16. Everyone should serve in the military at some point
  17. It’s better to be broke with a loving family than rich and lonely
  18. Advertisements harm society
  19. Life is too short to hold a grudge
  20. You can’t judge people without knowing them personally
  21. Violent movies encourage violent behavior
  22. Offensive books should be removed from schools/ libraries
  23. Public nudity shouldn’t be against the law
  24. Nutrients should be added to the water supply
  25. Corporations will replace the role of governments


Printable Lesson Plan Template

Save time planning and organizing your English classes by printing and filling out this lesson plan template. Sections include date, topic, goal, vocabulary/ grammar, materials, warm-up, review, lecture, activity 1, activity 2, and closing. For lesson precision, add the expected completion time for your activities to the right of the appropriate section headings. Click on the image below for the full-sized printout.

lesson plan template preview

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Certificate of Recognition Templates

Certificates of recognition officially recognize students who have done a good job. It might not be something they put on their resume, but an official acknowledgment of their efforts is a nice pat on the back. Here are a few types of certificates you may find suitable:

Certificate of Recognition

Students who obtain a certain grade may receive this commendation. Multiple students may qualify to receive this.

MVP (Most Valuable Pupil)

This student helps class run better. He or she actively responds to questions, asks relevant questions, participates, and provides an all-round good example.

Most Improved Student

This is what learning is about: personal growth. Through time and dedication, this student has shown steady improvement.

Most Outstanding Student

This student shows exemplary performance, is studious, does homework, and completes assignments on time.

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 Standard 8.5″ x 11″  International A4
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Modify the Template!

Download and open the .doc file to change the text to your liking. Adjust the background frame to fit your paper size by clicking and dragging. You will need an editor such as Microsoft Word. If you don’t already have them, you will also need to install the fonts Edwardian Script and Garamond. Get what you need here or click on the individual files below:

 The Template  The Fonts



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Printable Money

Printable money is great for games or shopping activities in the classroom. Below is a complete sheet of modern American currency along with fun facts for reference. Click on the image for a full-sized printout.


printable US money


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