💰 Lessons we’ve made about this topic:
– What Is a Budget?
– How to Stop Buying Stuff
– Luxury Fashion is for Broke People

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. What is a budget?
  2. Why is it important to have a budget?
  3. How do you make a budget?
  4. Do you have a budget for your pocket money?
  5. What can happen if you don’t follow a budget?
  6. Can a budget help you save money? How?
  7. What are some things you spend money on?
  8. How do you decide what to buy with your money?
  9. Do you think children should learn about budgets? Why?
  10. What is more important, saving money or enjoying it?
  11. Have you ever had to cut back on spending?
  12. What do you do if you run out of money before the end of the month?
  13. How can a budget help with shopping?
  14. Is it hard to stick to a budget?
  15. What do you think is a big waste of money?
  16. How do you feel when you save money?
  17. What’s something you want to save money for?
  18. How does your family plan its budget?
  19. What’s the difference between needs and wants in a budget?
  20. Do you prefer to pay with cash or card?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. How do budgets differ for individuals and families?
  2. What are the consequences of not having a budget?
  3. How can a budget affect your future?
  4. What are some tips for sticking to a budget?
  5. How does budgeting differ in different countries?
  6. What role do banks play in budgeting?
  7. Can budgeting be stressful? Why or why not?
  8. How do technology and apps help with budgeting?
  9. What’s the difference between a budget and a financial plan?
  10. How do unexpected expenses affect a budget?
  11. Discuss the importance of an emergency fund in a budget.
  12. What are some common budgeting mistakes?
  13. How can a budget help achieve financial goals?
  14. What’s your strategy for saving money?
  15. How does inflation impact budgeting?
  16. Can a budget change your lifestyle? How?
  17. Discuss the concept of ‘living within your means’.
  18. How important is it to track your spending?
  19. What are the challenges of budgeting for a big event?
  20. How do cultural attitudes influence budgeting?

B2 Level (Upper Intermediate)

  1. Discuss the psychological aspects of budgeting.
  2. How does financial literacy impact a person’s ability to budget?
  3. Compare traditional budgeting methods with modern approaches.
  4. What are the long-term benefits of disciplined budgeting?
  5. Discuss the role of budgeting in economic stability.
  6. How can governments’ budgeting decisions affect citizens?
  7. Analyze the impact of social media on spending habits.
  8. What are the ethics of budgeting in business?
  9. How does budgeting relate to environmental sustainability?
  10. Discuss the concept of budgeting time as a resource.
  11. How does income inequality affect budgeting?
  12. Explore the relationship between budgeting and mental health.
  13. What are the global consequences of national budget deficits?
  14. How can budgeting promote social responsibility?
  15. What are innovative budgeting strategies in the digital age?
  16. Discuss the role of budgeting in education systems.
  17. How does cultural background influence budgeting habits?
  18. Explore the concept of zero-based budgeting.
  19. What are the challenges in budgeting for retirement?
  20. How can budgeting empower individuals and communities?

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critically assess the effectiveness of personal budgeting in a consumerist society.
  2. Discuss the impact of political decisions on national budgeting.
  3. Explore the concept of ‘budgeting for sustainability’ in businesses.
  4. Analyze the role of budgeting in crisis management.
  5. Evaluate the importance of budgeting in healthcare systems.
  6. Examine the influence of technological advancements on budgeting trends.
  7. Discuss the interplay between budgeting and global economic trends.
  8. Analyze the psychological effects of debt on budgeting behavior.
  9. Explore the role of budgeting in educational reform.
  10. Critically discuss the limitations of traditional budgeting models in the current economic climate.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Debate the assertion that budgeting is an outdated concept in a digital economy.
  2. Analyze the implications of national debt on future budgeting and economic policy.
  3. Discuss the role of budgeting in shaping socio-economic inequalities.
  4. Evaluate the impact of globalization on personal and national budgeting.
  5. Explore the philosophical underpinnings of budgeting and fiscal responsibility.
  6. Critique the effectiveness of governmental budgeting in addressing social issues.
  7. Analyze the relationship between budgeting and political ideology.
  8. Discuss the potential of AI and machine learning in revolutionizing budgeting practices.
  9. Evaluate the ethical considerations in budgeting for scarce resources.
  10. Debate the role of budgeting in navigating global financial crises.