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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?