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Warm-up Question:
What have you read today?

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite book? Who’s your favorite author?
  2. Are you a fast reader or a slow reader? Have you tried to read more quickly?
  3. Do you prefer to read fiction or non-fiction books? Why?
  4. Do you try to read books that are recognized as classics? Why or why not?
  5. Where is the best place to read? How long can you read for in one sitting?
  6. How is your eyesight? Do you need glasses to read? Is too much reading bad for our eyes?
  7. What are the advantages and disadvantages of reading on an e-reading device, such as a Kindle or iPad?
  8. Do you read magazines? What are some magazines you enjoy?
  9. Do you read the newspaper? Which section do you read first?
  10. The print industry has struggled in recent years because of the Internet. Do you think newspapers and magazines will die out completely?
  11. What do you think is the most popular book in the world?
  12. Is there a good library in your neighborhood? How often do you go to the library?
  13. What does “don’t judge a book by its cover” mean? Do you agree with this idea?
  14. Historically, some books have been banned or burned. Can a book be dangerous to society?
  15. What do you do if you come across a word you don’t know while you’re reading? Do you look it up, or just carry on?
  16. How many languages can you read in? How well can you understand each language?
  17. Is reading in a second language a good way to practice that language?
  18. People sometimes say that every person has ‘a book in them’. Have you thought about writing a book? What would you write about?