Every week I host conversation hours after school with the students of 4° ESO (equivalent to American 10th grade), who will be taking their English First Certificate Exam at the end of the year. Conversation hour is designed to give them more time to practice speaking English as we often are too busy during class with other work. The students propose topics for discussion and I prepare materials. We look at a mixture of photos, short videos and articles. I try to share a combination of personal stories and experiences as well as current events. Our goal is to create a welcoming space for the open and free exchange of ideas and opinions between students. Below are the topics we have been discussing so far.