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PERSONAL VALUES AND IDEALS

Questions
1.
What are your ambitions, hopes and fears?
2.
Are family and friends important to you?
3.
What do you think are the best and worst traits a person can have?
4.
Is there anyone (family member/friend or a famous person) that you
admire for his or her values and ideals?
5.
What values do you think are important in work? (in a job)
6.
What is the worst injustice for you?
7.
Do you think that discrimination and prejudices still exist in your
country?
8.
Is freedom of speech a basic human right?
9.
Do you think that the television is a means to influence young minds?
10.
What motto do you live by?
Personal Values and Ideals vocabulary

tolerance

discrimination

ethical

work

love

freedom

friends

a moral dilemma

moral

code/ creed/ ethics/ rules/ beliefs

family

respect/disrespect

selfish/selfless

environmental

principles

wealth/poverty

ethical

consumption

compassion (for people in need/ charity)

environmental

principles

honesty/dishonesty

betray/lie to/ double cross


integrity/hypocrisy
loyal/ trustworthy

WORD BANK: TABLE OF IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS


Achievement

Friendships

Physical challenge

Advancement and
promotion

Growth

Pleasure

Adventure

Having a family

Power and authority

Affection (love and


caring)

Helping other people

Privacy

Arts

Helping society

Public service

Challenging problems

Honesty

Purity

Change and variety

Independence

Quality of what I take


part in

Close relationships

Influencing others

Quality relationships

Community

Inner harmony

Recognition (respect
from others, status)

Competence

Integrity

Religion

Competition

Intellectual status

Reputation

Cooperation

Involvement

Responsibility and
accountability

Country

Job tranquility

Security

Creativity

Knowledge

Self-Respect

Decisiveness

Leadership

Serenity

Democracy

Location

Sophistication

Ecological awareness

Loyalty

Stability

Economic security

Market position

Status

Effectiveness

Meaningful work

Supervising others

Efficiency

Merit

Time freedom

Ethical practice

Money

Truth

Excellence

Nature

Wealth

Being around people


who
are open and honest
Excitement

Wisdom
Order (tranquility,
stability, conformity)

Fame

Work under pressure

Fast living

Personal development

Work with others

Financial gain

Freedom

Working alone