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Coffee Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
Where is the nearest place to get a cup of coffee? How is the coffee there?

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Do you drink coffee? How many cups do you drink per day?
  2. When do you drink coffee? Do you drink it at the same time every day?
  3. How do you feel if you want a cup of coffee but can’t have one?
  4. Are you addicted to caffeine? If so, is this a problem?
  5. How do you like your coffee? Black or white? Sugar or no sugar?
  6. Many people think espresso is too bitter. Can you drink one?
  7. Do you like other foods or drinks when they are coffee flavored? How about coffee cake? Or coffee flavored milk?
  8. How do you feel when you drink coffee?
  9. How do you feel when you drink too much coffee?
  10. What food goes well with coffee?
  11. Have you ever used an espresso machine? Can you make a good coffee?
  12. Do you drink coffee for the taste, or because you need a pick-me-up?
  13. Many people drink coffee to feel alert. Is there a better way to increase your concentration? How?
  14. Where do you most like to drink coffee? Do you have a favorite café?
  15. Do you have a favorite coffee mug? Describe what it looks like.
  16. Is a café a good place to go on a date? What are the pros and cons of a café environment when you are trying to get to know someone?
  17. Is coffee overpriced? How much do people pay for coffee in your country?
  18. Are you willing to pay a little more for organic or fair trade coffee? Why or why not?
  19. Are there any substitutes for a cup of coffee? How about a cup of tea? How about a can of cola?
  20. Do you prefer coffee from any particular coffee producing nation, such as Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, or Kenya?


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Drinking Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
How often and how much do you drink?

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ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. How old were you when you first tried alcohol? Who were you with?
  2. What is the legal minimum age for buying alcohol in your country? Do you think it is too high or too low?
  3. Is there social pressure to drink in your culture? How do you feel about this pressure?
  4. How do you like to celebrate good news? Is drinking a good way to celebrate?
  5. What kind of alcohol do you prefer to drink?
  6. Why do some people drink too much?
  7. Have you ever blacked out? What went wrong?
  8. Does alcohol help people to get to know each other? How?
  9. Where and when do you like to drink?
  10. Can alcohol make people brave? Have you ever used alcohol to help you overcome fear?
  11. How can you avoid a hangover? What’s the best cure for a hangover?
  12. If people do bad things while drinking, should we blame the alcohol or the person?
  13. Do you know someone who gets happy, angry, or sad when they drink? How do you react to their behavior?
  14. What do you like to do while you drink? Dance, sing, eat, talk, or something else?
  15. Have you played any drinking games? Explain how a drinking game you know is played, if you can.
  16. Could you date someone who drinks often? Could you date someone who never drinks?
  17. How much alcohol can a person drink and still be okay to drive? What is a suitable punishment for someone who drinks and drives?
  18. Do you respect people who can drink a lot? Why or why not?
  19. What is the strangest alcoholic drink or craziest cocktail you have had or heard about?
  20. Some famous artists have used alcohol while working. Do you think drugs or alcohol might help creativity?