Warm-up Question:
What did you eat for your last meal? What are the ingredients of that dish?

 

 

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. Are you a vegetarian? If not, have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian?
  2. What reasons do people have for becoming vegetarians?
  3. How could not eating meat have a positive effect on the environment?
  4. Is it natural or unnatural for humans to eat meat?
  5. What kinds of health challenges can vegetarians have that meat-eaters do not have?
  6. What kinds of health problems do meat-eaters experience that vegetarians might avoid?
  7. Which foods do vegetarians tend to eat a lot of to replace what they miss by not eating meat?
  8. Vegans not only avoid eating meat, they avoid using animal products in other ways too. What do you think about people who make a commitment like this?
  9. Are there any well-known vegetarian or vegan restaurants in your city or town? If you have eaten at one of them, talk about your experience.
  10. Which vegetable is the most delicious?
  11. Can you cook any vegetarian dishes? Talk about something you can make.
  12. Most humans are omnivores. That is, they eat both animal meat and plants. Have you heard about people who eat only meat (carnivores)? Is this possible?
  13. Some people believe people are reincarnated as animals and offer this as one reason to be vegetarian. What do you think about the idea of reincarnation?
  14. Do you believe humans are superior to animals? If so, in what ways are they superior? In what ways are they not superior?
  15. Do you believe animals have the right to humane treatment? Do they deserve the same level of treatment that we offer to other humans?
  16. Who are some famous vegetarians?
  17. What kinds of social problems can arise when vegetarians and meat-eaters try to eat together?
  18. Do you think the numbers of vegetarians and vegans will continue to grow? If so, what explains their continued popularity?