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Video Games Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
What popular and classic video games do you known? Make a list.

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Do you like video games? Why or why not?
  2. Do you play video games these days? How much time per week do you spend playing them?
  3. Some people say that video games are a waste of time. Do you agree or disagree?
  4. What was the first game you ever played? Where and when did you play it?
  5. What is your favorite all-time game? Why was it great?
  6. What type of games are good for playing alone? Which are good for playing with other people?
  7. How much money do you spend on video games? Is it more or less than you spend on other forms of entertainment?
  8. Games can be played on computers, phones, consoles and in arcades. On what kind of machine or device to you prefer to play a game?
  9. Have you ever played a video game in an arcade? Are arcades popular in your country?
  10. Do video games help develop skills? What mental or physical skills do they help players to develop?
  11. Children enjoy video games. How old should a child be before he or she is allowed to play video games?
  12. It seems that most video game players are male. Why do boys like video games more than girls do?
  13. Have you ever played a game that requires physical movement, like with the Nintendo Wii? What are the benefits of this kind of game?
  14. Virtual reality systems are gaining popularity these days. Are you excited about the potential of virtual reality? Or are you worried? Why?
  15. Some video games are very violent. Do you think they influence their players to be violent in real life? If so, what should we do about it?
  16. Some people get addicted to video games. Why can’t they stop playing?
  17. These days, some gamers make a living from playing video games. Do you think professional gamers are similar to the athletes in other sports? Why or why not?
  18. Is there an upcoming game you are looking forward to playing? What is it? What do you expect from it?

 

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Olympic Games Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
In teams, name as many summer sports as you can in three minutes. Compare your results.

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Which Summer Olympic Games event would you most like to see?
  2. Which country do you guess will win the most gold medals at the Rio 2016 Games? Why is that country good at sports?
  3. Would you like to watch an Olympic Games opening or closing ceremony? Why or why not?
  4. Are you worried about terrorism affecting these Summer Olympics?
  5. Which do enjoy more – the Summer or Winter Olympics? Why?
  6. If you could magically gain the ability to do any summer sport well, which would you choose and why?
  7. Are you interested in visiting Brazil? Why or why not?
  8. Do you think hosting the Olympics can help a country’s image? Which countries have benefited from hosting the Olympics?
  9. It costs a lot of money to host the Olympic Games and Brazil has a lot of people who live in poverty. Is it right that they host the Olympics?
  10. Does your country have any famous Olympians? What do you remember about their achievements?
  11. Which Olympians from other countries do you know? Why are they so famous?
  12. What is the spirit of the Olympics? Is it about winning? Or something else?
  13. The use of performance enhancing drugs by athletes is a serious issue. What do you think about it?
  14. Which Olympic sport is the most glamorous? Why does it receive a lot of attention?
  15. Which country should host the next Winter or Summer Olympics?
  16. Every Olympics, some new sports are added to the games (and others are dropped). What sport would you like to see added to the Summer Olympics?
  17. Olympic athletes sacrifice a lot to reach the highest levels of their sports. Would you encourage your children to pursue a sporting career and aim for the Olympic Games?

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Winter Olympics Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
In teams, name as many winter sports as you can in two minutes. Compare your results.

 

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Which Winter Olympic event would you most like to see?
  2. Which country do you guess will win the most gold medals at the Sochi Games? Why are they strong?
  3. Would you like to watch an opening or closing ceremony?
  4. Are you worried about terrorism affecting these Winter Olympics?
  5. Which do enjoy more – the Winter or Summer Olympics?
  6. If you could magically gain the ability to do any winter sport well, which would you choose and why?
  7. Are you interested in visiting Russia? Why or why not?
  8. Do you think hosting the Olympics can help a country’s image? Which countries have benefited from hosting the Olympics?
  9. Does your country have any famous Winter Olympians? If not, which Winter Olympians from other countries do you know?
  10. Is figure skating a sport, or more like dancing?
  11. Which winter sport is more dangerous: bobsleigh, luge, ski-jumping, or downhill skiing? How do you feel while you watch them?
  12. Which country would you like to host the next Winter or Summer Olympics?
  13. What unlikely winter activity would you like to see in the Winter Olympics? For example, snowball fighting.
  14. Olympic athletes spend a lot of time in training over many years and sacrifice a lot. Would you encourage your children to attempt to become Winter Olympians?
  15. How cold of a temperature can you stand while watching a Winter Olympic event?
  16. What do you like to eat or drink to feel warmer in winter?

Sport Conversation Questions

Warm-up Tasks:
Compete in groups to list as many sports as you can on paper or on the whiteboard.

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ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Do you play any sports these days? If not, how do you get exercise?
  2. Which sports do you enjoy watching on TV? How much time do you spend watching them?
  3. Have you watched any sports live at the sports ground or stadium?  How was the experience? Was it better than watching on TV?
  4. Are there any sports you can’t stand to see on TV? What are they and why don’t you like them?
  5. Which is the most dangerous sport? What kind of injuries occur when people play it?
  6. Your country is best at which sports? Why is it strong at these?
  7. What sports did you play as a child? What was your proudest moment?
  8. Is sport an important part of education? What does it teach us?
  9. Who is your all-time favorite sportsperson?
  10. What do you think about crazy sports fans? Do you dress up to support your team?
  11. If the Olympics could only be one event, what should that event be?
  12. People compete in sport, games, the economy and many other areas of life. What is good and bad about competition?
  13. Is there too much money in sport? Are athletes paid too much or too little?
  14. Is motor-racing really a sport? How much recognition should we give to the engineers and designers versus the drivers?
  15. Some sports are often played alongside alcohol, like darts and pool. Do you consider the best players of these games to be athletes?
  16. Which is the sportiest country in the world?
  17. Athletes from which sports train the hardest?
  18. Some suggest that people who are good at sport, are not intelligent. What do you think about this stereotype?

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