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Life When You Were a Child


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Although there are many aspects of life that have improved dramatically over years, many people still hold fond memories of their childhood. Some people often look back on their childhood as an almost magical time that they would love to relive again. Others have different perspectives. For example, they look at all the technology that is around today and envy what children have and wish they were in their position.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • childhood (noun)
  • envy (verb)
  • grow up (phrasal verb)
  • bring up (phrasal verb)
  • enjoyable (adjective)
  • problematic (adjective)
  • technology (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you think life was better when you were a child? Why?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Life When You Were a Child
  • Did you enjoy your childhood?
  • What things were better when you were a child?
  • What things are better now?
  • Would you like to be a child nowadays?
  • What problems do you think children face now that they didn't when you were a child?
  • What problems did you have when you were a child that most children don't have nowadays?

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