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Warm-up Question:
List as many universities as you can, in your country and abroad.

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Why do people go to university?
  2. Is it necessary to do further education after high school these days? What other options are there, besides education?
  3. What kind of post-high school education have you done?
  4. What was your favorite subject at university? Why did you like it?
  5. How did you choose which classes to take at university?
  6. Did you have a favorite professor? What did you like about them?
  7. How is the relationship between students and professors different from that between students and teachers at high school?
  8. How is university life different from high school life?
  9. Did you belong to any clubs at university? What kind of activities did you do with other club members?
  10. How important is the social aspect of university?
  11. What do you think about university rankings? What do they mean?
  12. Which is the most prestigious university in the world? Why is it so respected?
  13. Did you study hard in high school to get into your preferred university? Explain some of your study habits.
  14. How did you pick your major? Were you focused on a future career? Or did you have other priorities?
  15. How much is your current life or job related to what you studied in university?
  16. How much does it cost to attend university in your country? Is it affordable?
  17. Have you done post-graduate study? If not, would you consider doing it?
  18. Would you like to be a university professor? What are the pros and cons of that career?
  19. Does being highly educated mean someone is a good person?
  20. Some people return to university after they retire. What would you choose to study in that situation?

 

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