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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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Eating Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
What have you eaten today. How was it?

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Do you enjoy eating? Why?
  2. How many meals do you eat each day? Do you ever skip meals?
  3. Which foods are you bored with eating?
  4. What do you think when a person makes a lot of mess while eating?
  5. Do you eat a healthy diet? Do you eat too much or too little of any type of food?
  6. What does your family do while eating dinner? Do you sit around a dinner table?
  7. What is special about eating with another person?
  8. What is the best type of food to eat on a date?
  9. It is said, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. What does this mean? Do you think it’s true?
  10. People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Agree or disagree?
  11. Do you snack? What is your favorite thing to snack on?
  12. How often do you eat out? Is this more or less than the average person, in your opinion?
  13. What kind of restaurants do you like?
  14. Do you mind eating alone? Or do you usually try to eat with another person?
  15. Which eating tool is best? Chopsticks, knife and fork, or hands? Why?
  16. Do you ever eat a midnight snack? What do you like to eat late at night?
  17. Do you eat because you feel bored? What’s wrong with doing that?
  18. How do you know when to stop eating? Have you ever eaten too much?
  19. In your culture, do you say anything special before or after eating? To whom?
  20. What do think about eating disorders such as Anorexia and Bulimia? Are they common? How serious are they?

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Food Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
In turn, name different foods until one person cannot name a food within four seconds or repeats an already named food.

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. What is your favorite food? How often do you eat it?
  2. What food tastes bad to you?
  3. Is your country famous for any foods? What are they?
  4. What are the staple foods of your region?
  5. Who usually does the food shopping in your household? Where do they prefer to shop?
  6. Have you tried growing your own food? How did it go?
  7. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
  8. Are you a vegetarian? Why do some people stop eating meat?
  9. What food can you prepare? Are you a good cook?
  10. Who is the best cook in your family? What food do they prepare well?
  11. Which culture’s food, apart from your own, do you really like?
  12. Which countries’ foods are very healthy?
  13. Which foods are unhealthy? What is unhealthy about them?
  14. It is the 21st century. Why are people in some places still starving and malnourished?
  15. How do you judge food? By taste, appearance, smell, or feel? Can food be delicious if it looks terrible?
  16. Pick one food to represent you. Why did you choose it?
  17. Has food ever made you sick? What happened?
  18. Have you eaten any strange foods? Explain.
  19. Are you or is anyone you know allergic to any food? What happens if they eat the food accidentally?
  20. What do you think about genetically modified food? Do you try to eat organic food?