Warm-up Task:
Make a list of the different types of housing.

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. What kind of place do you live in now? How long have you been living there?
  2. What kind of house would you prefer to live in? Why?
  3. How expensive is housing in your city? Is the cost a problem for many people?
  4. Would you rather live alone or with other people? Why?
  5. Do you like your home? What do you like about it? What don’t you like about it?
  6. Do you have a favorite room in your house? Which room do you like most and why?
  7. Do you have too many things in your house? Does it feel cluttered? Or is there plenty of space?
  8. Does your home have enough windows? What do you see when you look outside?
  9. Do you know your neighbors? How did you meet them?
  10. Have you ever had any problems with a neighbor? What happened?
  11. How well is your home sound-proofed? Can you easily hear noises from outside?
  12. When something needs fixing or changing in your house, do you do it yourself or get someone to do it for you? Give examples if you can.
  13. Describe your childhood home. When was the last time you saw it?
  14. Have you ever lived in a dormitory or other accommodation with shared facilities? How was that experience?
  15. Have you ever lived with a roommate? Did you get along well? What kind of problems did you have?
  16. Have you ever lived in a foreign country? What kind of housing did you stay in? How was it similar or different from housing in your country?
  17. Do you like staying in hotels or do you prefer your home?
  18. Are you interested in interior design? How important is the style or appearance of the inside of a home?
  19. There is an expression in English: there’s no place like home. What do people mean when they say this?
  20. In most countries, including wealthy ones, there are many homeless people. Can you imagine being homeless? What would it be like?