Try this lesson: Useful Time Expressions

A2 Level Questions

  1. Can you name the four seasons and one thing unique to each?
  2. What do you do in the morning, afternoon, and evening?
  3. How do you tell time on a clock or watch?
  4. What is your favorite time of the day? Why?
  5. Do you have a special tradition for your birthday or New Year?
  6. How does the weather change with the seasons in your country?
  7. What activities do you do during different seasons?
  8. How do you feel about getting older?
  9. What is one thing you look forward to every year?
  10. Can you name a holiday that celebrates time or a new year?

B1 Level Questions

  1. Discuss the importance of time management in daily life.
  2. How do cultural perceptions of time differ around the world?
  3. What historical event would you like to witness if you could travel in time?
  4. How do you think technology has changed our perception of time?
  5. Discuss the significance of time in relationships and friendships.
  6. What traditions does your culture have for marking the passage of time?
  7. How do seasons affect lifestyle and activities in your area?
  8. Discuss the concept of “time is money.”
  9. How does the change in daylight affect your mood and activities?
  10. What would you do if you had an extra hour every day?

B2 Level Questions

  1. Analyze how time is portrayed in literature and art.
  2. Discuss the psychological effects of aging and the human perception of time.
  3. Evaluate the impact of time zones on global communication and business.
  4. How do you think society’s pace of life has changed over the past century?
  5. Discuss the role of time in shaping historical narratives and memory.
  6. How has the digital age influenced our sense of time and productivity?
  7. Discuss the concept of time travel in science fiction. Do you think it could ever be possible?
  8. Analyze the importance of preserving historical sites and artifacts for future generations.
  9. How do calendars and timekeeping systems reflect cultural priorities?
  10. Evaluate the phrase “living in the moment” versus planning for the future.

C1 Level Questions

  1. Critically assess the relationship between time and technological advancement.
  2. Explore the philosophical concepts of time in different cultures.
  3. Analyze the impact of chronological age vs. biological age on society.
  4. Discuss the implications of time dilation as proposed by the theory of relativity.
  5. Evaluate the role of circadian rhythms in human health and behavior.
  6. Examine the ethical considerations of extending human lifespan through medical advances.
  7. Discuss the influence of seasonal changes on economic patterns.
  8. Analyze the concept of “deep time” and its significance in understanding Earth’s history.
  9. Explore the role of time in environmental conservation efforts.
  10. Critically assess how modern lifestyles are impacting natural time cycles, such as sleep.

C2 Level Questions

  1. Debate the notion that time is a social construct versus a physical reality.
  2. Analyze the existential implications of time in human consciousness.
  3. Discuss the role of time in the development and decline of civilizations.
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of instant communication on societal expectations of time.
  5. Explore the potential for manipulating time perception to improve well-being.
  6. Debate the ethical implications of potential future technologies that could alter or control time.
  7. Analyze the relationship between time and power in political and social contexts.
  8. Discuss the concept of eternity from philosophical and scientific perspectives.
  9. Critically assess the notion of “time banking” in community development and social care.
  10. Explore the implications of quantum theory for our understanding of time.