Can Traditional Men and Women Be Real Friends?


Real friendship requires a certain level of comfort and familiarity. With that in mind, doesn’t having very conservative and traditional values restrict the ability to get to know someone of the opposite sex well, and develop a real friendship? This is the question your students will tackle in this class!

Difficulty: CEFR B2 / IELTS 5.0-6.5 / BULATS 60-74 / TOEFL 87-109

Target Student Age: 16+

This presentation was tested in a 55-minute class.

 The Situation:

You are a married man, but you have many close female friends. One of your female friends is very close to you and works at the same place you do. Sometimes, she feels bad and you give her a hug.

Now, your colleagues are gossiping about you, and this might jeopardize your marriage. What do you do?

 This presentation includes:

  • 2 vocabulary introduction slides
  • 4 opening discussion questions
  • Background information
  • 3 introduction situations
  • 4 debates
  • 3 points to consider
  • 1 statistic for discussion


*Please note that all presentations have been made in such a way that they are not editable. This is done in order to ensure consistency in look and function, as well as protect the work that I have put into them. Thank you for your understanding.


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