Homelessness is a huge problem in the US. What is it like in your country? There are many causes of homelessness, such as economic downturn, family crises, and health problems. What is the leading cause o homelessness in your country? What kinds of services or assistance can a homeless person seek in your country?
What is the unemployment rate in the US? In your country? Have you ever been unemployed or underemployed? What did you do?
What causes poverty? What are some of the causes of poverty in your country?
How can parents take care of their children if they both have to work full time?
"Money can't buy happiness." Do you agree?
If you had all the money you wanted, what would you do?
In the Culture Clip, the narrator says that most families have to make choices and decisions because most people do not have money for everything they want. How do you make those choices? What are your priorities when you budget? How does one decide to spend money responsibly while still enjoying life?
Do you know what the minimum wage is in the US? Does your country have a minimum wage?
Have you ever gotten a job because you did something nice for someone? Have you ever been employed through an informal connection (not a job application)?
Jihan and Jamal have some tension over work/family life balance. Have you ever struggled with that?
Katherine gives Frank some advice on how not to be nervous while public speaking or in an interview. Do you get nervous in these situations? Have you ever frozen up like Frank? What techniques do you use to stay calm?
Write a Compare/Contrast essay in which you compare and contrast your country with the US. You can discuss homelessness, the causes of poverty, or minimum wage laws.
Write a conversation between one person politely asking for permission or approval and one person giving permission or refusing. As the dialogue goes on the requests slowly become more and more ridiculous.
Like a 5-10 item listicle about ways to relieve stress and/or not be nervous in stressful situations.