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Talking about goals in English

Conversation Starters
Achieving goals can make the difference between success and failure. Use the English questions below to start conversations on goals and goal-setting.
1. Do you usually have clear goals that you want to achieve?

2. What is your biggest goal for the near future?

3. What do you hope to achieve in the next ten years?

4. Have you ever tried writing down your goals? (Some people say writing down your goals will help make you successful!)

5. Do you have any big "life goals"? What are they?

Discussion Questions
Now try to have longer conversations about goals using the open-ended questions below. If you do not have a conversation partner, think of your own answers in English, using complete sentences.
1. What are some disadvantages of setting specific goals? Try to think of several reasons.

2. What is your biggest goal in life? Why is that your biggest goal?

3. What are the different goals that women and men might have?

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