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Conversation Questions

Fads and Trends

  • What is a fad?
  • Do you pay attention to fads?
  • What were some fads when you were in high school?
  • What were some fads when you were in college?
  • What are some fads now?
  • Are fads the same as popular culture?
  • What are some of the fads in your home country? Are they the same as where you are living now?
  • Why do you think people pay attention to fads?
  • What fad influence your life the most?
  • What portion of the general population do you think creates or follows fads?
  • How do fads start and who starts them? Today? In the past?
  • What media influences how fads evolve?
  • If you wanted to start a trend, how would you go about it?
  • How long does it take for a fad to die out?
  • What are the current trends in fashion?
  • What are the current trends in electronics?
  • What are the current trends in music, books, or movies?
  • What are the current trends in dating/relationships?
  • How do you learn about the current trends?
  • Are there any current trends you don’t like?
  • Are there any trends from the past you hope come back?
  • Are there any trends from the past you hope never come back?
  • What sorts of trends do you think will develop in the near future?
  • Name a trend that you followed.
  • What is a fad diet? Can you name any?
  • What is a yo-yo diet?
  • Have you ever tried a fad diet?
  • Do you count calories? Do you think counting calories is a good way to lose weight?
  • Do you ever eat or drink “diet” products, such as diet coke?
  • Have you ever tried a weight loss program?
    • Was it successful?
  • Do your parents talk about fads “in their day”?
  • What fads or trends do you remember from the 80’s, 90’s or any other time period?