A2 Level:

  1. What is Oktoberfest?
  2. Where is Oktoberfest celebrated?
  3. What foods are eaten at Oktoberfest?
  4. What do people wear at Oktoberfest?
  5. Do you like festivals? Why or why not?
  6. Have you ever been to a festival?
  7. What drinks are popular at Oktoberfest?
  8. Do you know any German words?
  9. Would you like to visit Oktoberfest?
  10. What music do you think is played at Oktoberfest?
  11. Do you like trying new foods?
  12. What is a traditional costume?
  13. Can you name any German foods?
  14. Do you like outdoor or indoor events?
  15. What makes a festival fun?
  16. Have you ever worn a costume?
  17. What is your favorite festival food?
  18. Would you like to dance at a festival?
  19. How do you celebrate with friends?
  20. What is the biggest festival in your country?

B1 Level:

  1. Why is Oktoberfest celebrated?
  2. How does Oktoberfest impact Munich’s economy?
  3. Discuss the importance of traditional costumes at cultural events.
  4. How do festivals promote cultural exchange?
  5. What are the environmental impacts of large festivals like Oktoberfest?
  6. How does food play a role in cultural identity?
  7. Why do people enjoy festive music?
  8. Can festivals be a way to learn about history?
  9. How do festivals change a city?
  10. What are the benefits of attending festivals?
  11. Discuss the role of beer in German culture.
  12. How do traditional and modern elements mix at Oktoberfest?
  13. Why is Oktoberfest important to Bavarian culture?
  14. How can festivals unite people from different backgrounds?
  15. What challenges do large festivals face?
  16. How do festivals influence tourism?
  17. Discuss the significance of family activities at Oktoberfest.
  18. How has Oktoberfest evolved over the years?
  19. Why do some people travel specifically for festivals?
  20. What can other cultures learn from Oktoberfest?

B2 Level:

  1. Analyze the economic benefits versus the societal costs of hosting Oktoberfest.
  2. Discuss the globalization of cultural festivals like Oktoberfest.
  3. How does Oktoberfest reflect German historical traditions?
  4. Examine the role of Oktoberfest in promoting German beer culture globally.
  5. How do festivals like Oktoberfest adapt to modern social concerns, such as health and safety regulations?
  6. Discuss the importance of sustainability in large-scale events.
  7. How do cultural festivals impact local communities?
  8. Analyze the role of media in shaping the international image of Oktoberfest.
  9. How do traditional events maintain relevance in a rapidly changing world?
  10. Discuss the balance between commercialization and cultural authenticity in festivals.
  11. How do festivals serve as platforms for cultural diplomacy?
  12. Examine the impact of digital media on the popularity of cultural events.
  13. Discuss the challenges of preserving traditional crafts and foods in a commercialized setting.
  14. How do festivals like Oktoberfest influence national identity?
  15. What are the ethical considerations of animal usage in traditional festivals?
  16. Examine the role of language and communication at international festivals.
  17. How can festivals promote inclusivity and diversity?
  18. Discuss the psychological effects of communal celebrations on society.
  19. Analyze the impact of international visitors on the cultural authenticity of Oktoberfest.
  20. How do festivals contribute to the global understanding of cultural heritage?

C1 Level:

  1. Critically assess the role of Oktoberfest in the commodification of Bavarian culture.
  2. Discuss the interplay between tradition and innovation in the evolution of Oktoberfest.
  3. Explore the concept of cultural appropriation in the context of global celebrations of Oktoberfest.
  4. Analyze the influence of Oktoberfest on global perceptions of Germany.
  5. Examine the role of Oktoberfest in the cultural economy of Munich.
  6. Discuss the impact of global tourism trends on traditional festivals like Oktoberfest.
  7. Explore the significance of gastronomy in cultural representation at Oktoberfest.
  8. Analyze the sociocultural implications of Oktoberfest as a global phenomenon.
  9. Discuss the role of community and social cohesion in the enduring popularity of Oktoberfest.
  10. Examine the challenges and opportunities of hosting a culturally significant festival in the modern era.

C2 Level:

  1. Critique the narrative of Oktoberfest within the context of global cultural homogenization.
  2. Explore the dialectic of authenticity and spectacle in Oktoberfest and its international iterations.
  3. Analyze the role of Oktoberfest in constructing and disseminating a specific image of Bavarian identity.
  4. Discuss the implications of cultural festivals as mechanisms of soft power.
  5. Examine the intersection of commercial interests and cultural heritage preservation at Oktoberfest.
  6. Critically evaluate the impact of mass tourism on the sustainability of traditional festivals.
  7. Explore the ethical considerations in the commercialization of cultural and religious festivals.
  8. Analyze the role of Oktoberfest in the discourse on cultural globalization and localization.
  9. Discuss the impact of cultural festivals on the negotiation of national and regional identities.
  10. Examine the role of festivals like Oktoberfest in fostering global cultural literacy and empathy.