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Warm-up Question:
How long have you been studying English? How old were you when you first learned some English?

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ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Why do you study English?
  2. Do you enjoy speaking in a language that is not your mother tongue?
  3. How well do you speak English? Is it possible to learn to speak English like a native speaker does?
  4. What level of English would satisfy you? What learning goals do you have?
  5. How did you feel about English at school? How was it taught?
  6. Is English easier or more difficult to learn than other languages? Why do you think so?
  7. Do you speak any languages other than your native language and English? What do you like about those other languages?
  8. When it comes to English, what are your strengths and weaknesses? Choose from vocabulary, grammar, fluency, pronunciation, reading, listening, writing, and idioms. Which do you most want to improve? Why?
  9. Have you taken any standardized English tests such as TOEIC, TOEFL, or IELTS? Did studying for these tests help you to improve your English?
  10. English is widely spoken as a second language around the world. Why is this?
  11. Many native English speakers do not learn to speak other languages well. Should they? Why? What are the benefits of learning another language?
  12. Many languages have adopted English loanwords. Which words in your language are borrowed from English?
  13. Are there any words from your native language that are commonly used by native English speakers? What are they?
  14. Will technology eliminate the need to learn other languages? How?
  15. What study tips do you have for people who want to improve their English? What is the best way to improve quickly?
  16. Do you watch television shows in English to help improve your English skills? How effective is this method? What shows can you recommend?
  17. What is your favorite word in English? What do you like about it?
  18. Is it important to learn slang or swearwords in English? Why or why not?
  19. How do you feel when you speak with a native speaker of English?
  20. Will English be replaced as a global language? How long will this take? Which language will be the next global language?

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