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Internet Conversation Questions

Warm-up Question:
Which website do you visit most often? What do you do there?

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. How many hours per day do you spend online? Is it too many?
  2. Do you go online more on your phone or more on a computer? What are the benefits of each?
  3. What is your preferred search engine? Why is it the best?
  4. How often do you search the internet for an answer to a trivial question?
  5. There is a lot of information on the internet. How do you know which information is accurate?
  6. Do you worry about online security? What are the risks of being online?
  7. How old should a child be before they are allowed to use the internet?
  8. Do you know anyone who never uses the internet? Why don’t they use it?
  9. Do you have any experience running a blog or building a website? Talk about it.
  10. By using the internet, do you feel connected? Connected to what or whom?
  11. Is your internet fast enough? How do you feel when the internet is working slowly?
  12. When was the last time you had no internet access? What were you doing?
  13. Do you do online shopping? What do you like to buy online and what do you prefer to buy in a store?
  14. Which Social Network Services do you use these days? Why do you prefer those over other SNS?
  15. What is your favorite smartphone app? What do you do with it?
  16. Have you played online games? What did you play?
  17. Have you tried online dating? What is good and bad about online dating?
  18. Have you ever met someone online and then met them in person? Were they like you expected them to be?
  19. Many services are online these days. Which parts of our lives will never be online?
  20. Are you interested in online business? Have you thought about starting your own? In which area?


Technology Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task: Take turns suggesting the most important technological advance of all time (e.g. the automobile, the steam engine, the electrical grid) and give a reason why it’s important (e.g. the electrical grid allows people to have all kinds of electrical devices in their homes and lighting at any time of day).

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Do you get excited by new technology? What kinds of technology interest you?
  2. Is technology developing faster than it used to? Are you worried about being left behind?
  3. When you get a new product, do you read the instruction manual? Or do you just figure it out?
  4. How much time do you spend online each week? Is it too much time, or a reasonable amount?
  5. What are some of your favorite websites? What can you do on them?
  6. Advances in medical technology mean people are living longer. What are some of the downsides of this? How old do you hope to live?
  7. How do you feel if you forget your mobile phone and leave it somewhere?
  8. Which electronics brands do you trust most? Are you loyal to one brand?
  9. Are you an early adopter? Do you like to have cutting edge technology? Are there any disadvantages to buying the latest product?
  10. Some people dislike or fear technology. Do you know anyone like this?
  11. Do you read e-books? What are their advantages and disadvantages when compared with paper books?
  12. Is there an electronic product you want these days? What is it? How will it make your life better?
  13. Do you play computer games? What do you say to people who believe they are a waste of time?
  14. What crazy future technology are you looking forward to? For example, flying cars or personal robots.
  15. Which social networking services (SNS) do you use? What do you like or dislike about them?
  16. How do you feel about dating websites or apps? Would you use one?
  17. Some people prefer to live with less technology in their lives. Can you understand the desire to live a simpler life?
  18. Many science fiction movies present a dark vision of the future. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of humanity?

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