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Feelings Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
How do you feel today?

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Are you a sensitive person? Are you more or less emotional than other people? What makes you think so?
  2. Can you control your emotions well? How?
  3. When are emotions a problem?
  4. What is a crime of passion? Can you understand why feelings could cause someone to commit a crime?
  5. Are you generally a positive person or a negative person?
  6. Do you find it easy to explain your feelings to another person? If not, why is it difficult?
  7. What makes you feel best? Why?
  8. Is there a limit to how often we can feel good? In other words, if you feel good now, does that mean you will feel bad at some time later?
  9. Is sadness always a bad feeling? Are there good types of sadness and bad types of sadness? Give an example if you can.
  10. What makes you feel sad?
  11. If you’re feeling down, how can you make yourself feel better?
  12. What is the saddest movie, song, or story that you know?
  13. What makes you feel nervous? How can you calm your nerves?
  14. Are you excited about anything coming up in the near future?
  15. Have you felt satisfied recently? What made you feel that way?
  16. What do you do to stay awake when you feel very sleepy?
  17. Do people know how you feel by looking at your face? Are you good at hiding your emotions?
  18. What is the best way to deal with feelings of anger?
  19. When do you feel most energized? What do you like to do with that energy?
  20. Have you been in love? What is it like to be in love?
  21. Which is more powerful between feelings of love and feelings of hate?
  22. Can you easily tell how other people are feeling? How useful is this ability?
  23. What is emotional intelligence? How emotionally intelligent are you?
  24. Are women more emotional than men? Or is that just a stereotype?


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Meeting People Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
Have you met anyone for the first time recently? How did you meet?

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ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. How often do you meet new people? How do you usually meet them?
  2. When you meet someone for the first time, how do you feel?
  3. How long does it take you to feel comfortable with a new person?
  4. What is the first thing you usually do or say when you meet a person for the first time?
  5. Do you know any good ice-breaker questions?
  6. Which topics do you avoid when you talk with someone for the first time? Which topics are safe?
  7. What does ‘first impressions matter‘, mean? Do you agree?
  8. Do you think you make a good first impression?
  9. Have you ever met a boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents? What kind of impression did you make?
  10. When you meet someone and hear their name, do you remember it easily? Do you have any tricks to remember names well?
  11. Have you ever introduced yourself to a stranger in public? Why? What did you say?
  12. Is it more comfortable for you to meet men or women? Why?
  13. Have you ever met somebody and immediately hit it off? What made you get along so quickly?
  14. Have you ever been to a party where people were mingling? How good are you at circulating?
  15. Do you remember faces? If you have met a person, do you easily recognize them later?
  16. If you are walking down a street and see someone you think you know, do you always stop and say hello? Why or why not?
  17. How do people meet people to date these days?
  18. Some couples have romantic or funny stories about how they first met. Have you heard any good ones you would like to share?


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Personality Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
Explain why you think each of the following personality traits is either positive or negative:

  • confident
  • bossy
  • humble
  • rude
  • dependable
  • energetic
  • emotional
  • optimistic

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ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What is your best personality trait?
  3. What is your biggest fault? Are you trying to overcome it?
  4. Do people fall in love with good looks or with a great personality?
  5. Do you have a positive or negative attitude?
  6. Is it possible for a person to be too positive or too happy?
  7. What personality traits does a leader need?
  8. How does one person’s character affect the personalities of surrounding people? Are you influenced by people you know? Give an example.
  9. Do you try to be a friendly person? Why or why not?
  10. How are male and female personalities different?
  11. Do all people have a combination of good and bad characteristics? Or are some people all good or all bad? How about Mother Teresa? How about Adolf Hitler?
  12. What does ‘nice guys finish last‘ mean? Do you agree?
  13. Is your character similar to your mother or father’s character? In what ways are you like them and in what ways are you different?
  14. How does birth order affect personality? What qualities does a first-born child have? What about the last-born child in a big family? How about an only child?
  15. Do countries have personalities? What is the dominant personality of some countries you know? How about Canada? How about Italy?
  16. Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Or somewhere in the middle?
  17. What is charisma? Do you know any charismatic people?
  18. Can people change their personality if they want to? Do you know anybody who has changed theirs?
  19. What is your blood type? Do you think personality is related to blood type?
  20. What is your star sign? What does it say about you?

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