BE ENGLISH CLUB  www.BeEnglishClub.ru

If you want to SPEAK ENGLISH - you need to SPEAK ENGLISH

 

Questions for discussion in English: Death & Dying

Death & Dying

This topic might be too sensitive for some groups, but many are extremely interested in how different cultures deal with death.

  • What causes death?
  • Are "Living Wills" available where you live?
  • Are there special rites or ceremonies performed when a person dies?
  • Are you afraid of death?
  • Do you believe in life after death?
  • Do you often think of death?
  • Do you think that there is anything worth dying for?
  • Do you want to know the date of your death? Why or why not?
  • How do you cope with the death of someone special?
  • Is organ donation or transplants an option where you live?
  • Is physician assisted suicide an option in your country?
  • Would you consider physician assisted suicide if you were suffering a painful dying experience?
  • Is the death of a loved one considered a joyful or a sorrowful occasion?
  • Is there any person you would die for in order to save? Who is it?
  • What are some ways which you can help a family which has just experienced the death of a family member.
  • What should you say to someone who has lost a loved one?
  • What are your beliefs pertaining to a person's soul once they have died?
  • What do you think of suicide?
  • What do you think would happen if there were no death for human beings?
    • What do you think would happen if people never died?
  • What happens to a person's remains after death? Cremation? Burial? Etc.
  • What is the mourning process?
    • What is the mourning process?
  • Where do we go when we die?
  • Would you want your cremated remains to be part of a fireworks show?
  • Who do you think would mourn for you after your death?
  • If you were on death row, what would you request for your last meal?
    • Who would you want to watch you be executed?
  • If you could choose how you were going to die, what would you choose your death to be?
  • What do you think of cryogenics?
    • Would you like to have your body frozen, so that you could be thawed out and brought back to life sometime in the future?
    • Do you think it will ever be possible?
  • If you had the option of freezing your body in hopes that science would some day be able to bring you back to life, would you do it?
  • Why are so many people afraid of death, when it is unavoidable?
  • What would happen if you died?
  • On account of your beliefs or some other reason, do you look forward to dying?
  • Have you ever had to put a pet to sleep?
  • Do you believe that you will be born again?
  • Why is facing death a difficult experience?
  • How does a person cope with death of a friend or loved one?
  • What are some reactions to death of a friend?
  • How do your national customs surrounding death reflect the values of your country?
  • What should you say or not say to a friend who is facing death?
    • What should you say or not say to a friend who has lost a friend?
  • What are funerals like in your country?
    • What are some funeral customs in your country?
  • What is the suicide hotline in your community?
  • Is there a suicide hotline in the area where you live?
  • Do you know someone who has died from a traffic accident?
  • Do you know someone who has died from a from disease?
    • What was your reaction?
    • How did you feel?
  • When have you visited a hospital?Who did you visit?
  • What sights, smells, sounds did you notice when you visited the hospital?
    • How did you feel about your visit?
  • How can you help someone who is dying?
  • How do you tell someone that someone they know has died?
  • What are some useful euphemisms for telling someone that someone they know has died?
    • What are some other words for death? An example is "passed away".
  • Do you believe in God?
  • Do you think people should be cremated or buried?
  • Has anyone close to you ever passed away?
  • What is grief?
  • Do you think the grieving process is different for different ages?
  • Have you known someone who had an extended sickness before death?
  • Have you ever lost someone close to you?
  • Have known anyone who has committed suicide?
    • What would be your reaction?
    • What would you say to that person's friends?
  • What is hospice?
    • Do you have hospice services in your country?
    • How quickly is someone buried or cremated after death?
    • What expenses are involved in burying or cremating someone?
    • What measures are taken in your country to ensure that no stigma is associated with the burial of poor people?
  • Are coffins displayed on the street entrance to funeral parlors in your country?
  • Is it appropriate for funeral directors to advertise their services?
    • How can this be done?
  • If you were given the chance to have someone die with you, who would that person be?
    • How would you want to die?
  • Have you ever thought you'd like to die?
  • How does it feel when your loved one dies and you were unable to see them for the last time?
  • Have you ever been to a funeral where a family member of the deceased sung a song, read a letter or read a poem?
    • Have you ever done something like that at someone's funeral?
  • Would you want to know if you were dying and if so, would you want to know how long you had to live?
    • Would you want to know the exact day of your death?
  • If there were five of your friends drowning, which one would you save first?
  • If you are married or have a life partner would you expect them to move on after you die.
    • If so how long should they wait?
  • Do you have hospice services in your country?
  • Do you know anyone who died for a few seconds or minutes but came to life again?
    • What do you think about the stories these people tell?
  • Who has died that you know?
  • Have you had a pet die?
  • What is the worst way of dying?
  • What is the ideal way to die?
  • Do you believe in out-of-body experiences?
  • Are you afraid of losing one of your relatives all of a sudden?
  • Would you like it if someone sung you a song or read a poem about you, or a letter to you, at your funeral?
  • What kind of funeral arrangements would you make for yourself if you knew you were dying?
  • How long do you expect you spouse or life partner to wait before they move on after your death?
  • Do you have a bucket list?
  • What happens when is embalmed?

    Perhaps not a useful question, but it was submitted.

  • Would you like to die?
  •