1. Are cities good for the environment or bad for the environment?
  2. Can you name two cities in twenty different countries around the world?
  3. Can you suggest some good tourist sites to visit in your city?
  4. Did you grow up in the city or in the country?
  5. Do all the cities in your country or the U.S. have the same educational system?
  6. Do you know if your city has a disaster plan for earthquakes, fires, tsunamis, etc? If so, what is the plan? In your opinion, is it a good/sufficient plan? What changes would you make?
  7. Do you know the neighbors who live near you?
  8. Do you like cities or the country side? Which is better and why?
  9. Do you like modern cosmopolitan architecture?
  10. Do you think some cities are becoming too large? Why?
  11. Do you think that each city should have their own laws or could all cities share the same general laws?
  12. Do you think that we will still live in cities 100 years from now?
  13. Do you walk alone at night in your home city?
  14. Does your city have a professional or semi-professional sports team? How many teams are there? What are sports? What are the team’s names? Do you go and watch some of these sports? How much does it cost? Do some of these teams win championships?
  15. How can we make our cities safer places to live?
  16. How do you think cities will change in the future?
  17. How would you describe the architecture of your city?
  18. If you had grown up in a different city, how would your life have been different?
  19. If you had grown up in a different city, how would your life have been different?
  20. Is your city very cosmopolitan?
  21. What are some cosmopolitan cities around the world
  22. What are some differences between living in the city and living in the country?
  23. What are some historical places in your city? Have you visited them?
  24. What are some of most famous cities in the world? What makes them famous?
  25. What are some of the advantages of living in a city?
  26. What are some of the disadvantages of living in a city?
  27. What are some tourist attractions in your city?
  28. What are the major problems in your city? What are some long term problems? What are some recent problems? What is your city doing to solve these problems? What do you think should be done to solve them ? What are you doing to help solve these problems?
  29. What are the names of two big cities in Europe?
  30. What are the names of two small cities in Europe?
  31. What are you doing to reduce the amount of pollution in your city? Does your city have any laws about dealing with pollution? Do you follow them? How do you sort garbage in your city? Do you recycle on a regular basis?
  32. What aspects of life in the city would you complain about?
  33. What city do you live in? What part of this city do you like the best? Can you describe the city?
  34. What city is best known for: fashion? technology? art? industry? travel?
  35. What city would you like to visit?
  36. What do you think should be done to improve living condition in cities?
  37. What is the most important part of a city?
  38. What makes a city great to live in?
  39. What monuments of your city do you consider the most impressive? Why?
  40. What size city is best to live in? Why?
  41. What would you do if you were in charge of a city? How would you improve it?
  42. What would you do to improve some aspects of your city?
  43. What’s the most prestigious university in your city?
  44. What’s your favorite city? Why?
  45. Where’s the trendiest area in your city? Do you enjoy going there?
  46. Which cities do you feel safe in?
  47. Which cities have the best bus services/taxis/metro?
  48. Which cities would you like to visit around the world?
  49. Which cities would you like to visit in your home country?
  50. Which city’s sports team do you cheer for?
  51. who are some famous personalities from your city?
  52. Who is the local government head in your city?
  53. Why do you like living in the city?
  54. Why do you think that humans started living in cities?
  55. Would you enjoy designing a new city?
  56. Would you prefer to live in a really old historical city, or a really new modern city?
  57. Would you want to be a member of the city council of your city?
  58. Would you want to be the mayor of your city? What would you do? How would you change things? Do you think you could make big changes in your city?
  59. You can make one change to your country’s capital city, what will you change?

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