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Warm-up Question:
Which countries have you been to? Which of them seemed like a good place to live?

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Which countries do you think take in the most immigrants?
  2. How do countries decide whom to allow in? What factors do they consider?
  3. Do many people emigrate from your country? Where do most of them go?
  4. Why do people usually leave your country? What are they looking for?
  5. Have you considered emigrating? If you were to emigrate, where would you go? Why?
  6. Which country in the world is the safest to live in? How important is safety to you?
  7. Which country has the best education system? In what ways is it good?
  8. Where in the world are there good economic opportunities? Where is it relatively easy to make money?
  9. Which country would be the most enjoyable to live in? What makes it a fun place?
  10. Are there many immigrants in your country? Where do they come from?
  11. What kinds of jobs do immigrants typically do in your country?
  12. When did your ancestors arrive in your country? Do you know where they came from?
  13. What challenges do you think an immigrant faces in a new country?
  14. Do you know any recent immigrants? How did you meet them?
  15. In what ways does immigration benefit a country?
  16. What are some possible negative effects of immigration?
  17. Do you think immigrants should learn to speak the language of their new country? How well do they need to speak it?
  18. If you married someone from another country, how would the two of you decide where to live?
  19. Do developed countries have a responsibilities to welcome refugees from parts of the world that are experiencing difficulties? Why or why not?
  20. Some people believe there should be free migration throughout the world. What would be the result of anybody being able to go anywhere?