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Mother's Day Discussion Topics for English Language Learners

  • Is Mother's  Day celebrated in your country? If not, do you have a similar holiday (such as  Parent's Day)? Why is such a day good?

  • How many children does the average family in your country have? How many children are in your family?

  • How old was your mother when she got married?  At what age do most women in your country get married?

  • How old was your mother when you were born? At what age do most women in your country have their first child? their last?

  • In your culture, what are a mother's duties to her children? to her husband? to her parents? to her community?

  • How is your mother's life different from her mother's? her grandmother's? yours?

  • In what ways is your mother like her mother (your grandmother)? In what ways is she different?

  • How are you like your mother? How are you different?

  • Who are you more like -- your father or your mother? Explain your answer.

  • What does your mother do?

  • What are your mother's hobbies?

  • What makes someone a good mother?

  • What makes someone a bad mother?

  • What is your earliest memory of your mother? your favorite memory? your funniest memory?

  • What is the single most important lesson you have learned from your mother?

  • What do you like best about your mother?

  • How can you show your love for your mother?

  • How can you show your mother you appreciate her?

  • At what age in a child's life is it most important for the mother to spend time with with him or her?

  • Who is primarily responsible for rearing children in your culture?

  • Should mothers work outside the home? Why or why not?

  • What responsibilities does a mother have?

  • What challenges does a mother face?

  • What character qualities does a mother need?

  • Do you think it is easier or more difficult to be a mother today than it was fifty years ago?

  • If you do not yet have children, do you want children? Why or why not?

  • In what ways do you hope to be like your mother? In what ways do you want to be different?
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