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Travel Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
In groups, compete to name as many countries as you can within three minutes.

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Where did you go on your last trip? Talk about where you went and what you did.
  2. Have you traveled abroad? Where have you been? If you haven’t been overseas, which country would you most like to visit?
  3. What is the best place for a vacation in your country? Why is it good?
  4. What is the longest time you have been away from home? Did you feel homesick?
  5. How long should a vacation be? How long does it take you to truly unwind?
  6. What methods of transportation do you prefer to use when you travel?
  7. How do you choose where to go? Are you inspired by other people’s travel stories? Or photos? Or advertising?
  8. What’s more important to you when you travel – comfort and relaxation, or stimulating new experiences?
  9. Do you like to try local foods when you go somewhere? Have you ever had something really delicious? Talk about it.
  10. Things can go wrong when you travel. Have you had any bad travel experiences?
  11. What do you take with you when you travel? Do you try to pack light?
  12. Which place in the world do you think is too dangerous to visit? Why is it dangerous?
  13. What is the best age to travel? Can children appreciate the experience?
  14. What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling alone?
  15. What kind of accommodation do you choose to stay in when you go somewhere? Would you consider using a web-based community service such as Couchsurfing, through which you stay in someone’s house?
  16. Do you like to talk to the local people when you travel? Why or why not?
  17. Would you like to go to a big international event, such as the Olympics? What would be good or bad about attending such an event?
  18. Choose between these holidays and explain your choice:
    • A tour of historic sites in Europe
    • A relaxing stay at a beach resort in Southeast Asia
    • Going on safari in Africa

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