Speaking and listening – Intermediate to Advanced

Let’s talk about the MEANING of LIFE
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Why are we here? What’s the purpose of our life on Earth? When was the universe created? How did this happen? Who or what created it? Do you think we are alone in the universe? Explain.

Do you believe in a higher power, a God or Supreme Being? Why or why not?

We are born, live for 70-80 years and die. Why? Is your life significant? Is it worth living? Explain.

How old is the universe? How big is it? What was there before it was created?

Is time and space finite or infinite? When did time begin? Where does space end?

Live to work or work to live? What’s the difference? What do you do?

Do you believe in evolution? Does man come from ape or are we the intelligent design of some God or Higher Power? Do you think people need religion and the belief in a God to make their lives worth living? Do you? Discuss.

Where do we go when we die? Do you think there is life after death? Explain.

What is the purpose for which the universe was created? Are there other (parallel) universes?

‘We are just tiny, insignificant bugs in the vastness of the universe.’ Do you agree?

What was there before the universe was created? Did time exist?

Do you believe in fate? Can we choose our destiny? Give your views.

Get up, go to work, go home, watch TV and go to bed – year in, year out. Is that why we are here?

‘God created the Earth.’ Do you agree? If not God, who or waht? Discuss.

There is no God, otherwise there wouldn’t be so much misery, cruelty and suffering in the world. Do you agree? Discuss.

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What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. (Dalai Lama)

Life's about the journey, not the destination.

The more people mean something for you and for who you mean something, the closer you get to the meaning of life. (Maurice Spees) Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. (Erich Fromm) Sometimes questions are more important than answers.


Speaking and listening – Intermediate to Advanced

Which of the following do you agree with? Can you find other meanings of life? Does all this make sense? Discuss.

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