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8 More Conversation Topics from I-P for an ESL Class!

Do you ever have trouble coming up with new conversation topics for your English classes? Stress no more! 

Following our last article on eight conversation topics from A-H, this week we bring you eight more topics from I to P!

Here we go:

1) Interests

We all have interests (not the bank kind) and among your students, there could be common interests or very different ones. Talk to your students about their interests to get to know them better and so they can know their classmates better as well!

Sample questions:

– What are you most interested in at the moment? Why?

– How have your interests changed over the years?

– When did you lose interest in something you were once very interested in? Why?

2) Junk Food

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Whether you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth, it’s undeniable that we all have some cravings for junk food once in a while. Discuss with your students about the addictiveness of its impact on health and society.

Sample questions:

– What’s your favorite junk food? Why?

– Why do people like eating junk food?

– Should companies be fined for selling junk foods that are clearly terrible for people’s health?

3) Kindness

It doesn’t take a lot to be kind and kindness from a friend or stranger can make your day. Discuss the importance of kindness with your students and inspire each other to spread more kindness in the world.

Sample questions:

– When was the last time you experienced kindness from a stranger? Tell us about it.

– A person’s level of kindness reflects their level of happiness. What do you think about that?

– How can we express more kindness in our everyday lives?

4) Love

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We all feel different kinds of love for different people in our lives. We can also have love for places and things. Talk about this interesting topic of love with your students and see what they have to say about it!

Sample questions:

– How do you express love to different kinds of people in your life?  

– Is love a feeling or a choice? Why do you think so?

– Share about your first experience falling in love.

5) Money

Whether you love money or think it’s the root of all evil, it’s something we all have to deal with in our daily transactions. Discuss with your students the importance and value of money. 

Sample questions:

– How important is money to you? Why?

– If you had $1 million, what would you do with it?

– “Money can’t buy happiness.” What do you think of this quote?

6) Nature

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With this topic, you can discuss the environment, natural processes of life, natural sights, etc. Your students may have fascinating experiences and ideas to share about nature! 

Sample questions:

– When was the last time nature surprised you? What did you see or experience?

– Is natural is always better than artificial? Why or why not?

– Do you think nature or nurture plays a bigger role in what a person becomes? Why?

7) Oceans

Oceans make up more than 70% of the surface of our planet and hold 97% of the earth’s water! Discuss the importance of oceans and ocean life with your students. 

Sample questions:

– In what ways is life in the ocean important to life on earth?

– How are humans affecting the oceans?

– Would you want to explore the depths of the ocean? Why or why not?

8) Places

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Have your students share their favorite places with their classmates. Maybe some of them will be inspired to visit a new country or city!

Sample questions:

– What’s your favorite place in the world? Why?

– How do you prevent feelings of homesickness when you’re in a new place?

– Which places have you visited that you’ll never go back to again? Why?

Thank you for tuning into our weekly newsletter article! We hope these 8 conversation topics and sample questions will be helpful for your future English classes. Let us know in the comments what other types of topics you’d like to see on LatinHire’s Weekly Newsletter! 

Ellier Leng
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