Warm-up Question:
Where did you grow up?

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Did you enjoy your childhood?
  2. Which is better out of being a child and being an adult?
  3. What’s your happiest memory from childhood?
  4. As a child, did your family mainly stay in one place or did you move around a lot? Either way, how did that affect you?
  5. Did you have other children to play with? Who did you usually play with as a child?
  6. Children have powerful imaginations. Can you recall any imaginary games or friends from childhood?
  7. Children can be scared of many things, real or imagined. Were you frightened by anything as a child?
  8. Did you have a favorite toy or toy series? What was it?
  9. Do you still have any toys from childhood? If so, where are they? If not, where did they go?
  10. Did you often play outside or did you prefer to stay inside?
  11. Did enjoy reading as a child? What kind of books did you read?
  12. Were you usually with your mother and father, or did you have other caregivers? Who looked after you?
  13. How old is a child when we can no longer call him or her a baby?
  14. At what age does a child become an adult?
  15. Children often mimic adult behavior. Did you ever pretend to be a grown-up?
  16. Did you get in trouble often? What kind of mischief did you get up to?
  17. What chores did you have to do? Were you diligent at getting your chores done? Or did your parents have to nag you?
  18. Did you receive pocket money when you were a kid? If so, what did you use to spend that money on?
  19. Do you have any vivid memories from early childhood? If so, what can you remember? For example, do you remember your first day at school?
A child with bright paint on her fingers