English Conversation Starters
Week 09-2023

We’ve designed this page for teachers and students to use in their English classes to help generate conversation. Each week you’ll find a fresh selection of bite-sized discussion topics.

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Random Question

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«Sometimes quantity is more important than quality»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

Expressing speculation

What, if any, is the difference between these two sentences:

  • Mario just failed his driving test. He must be pretty upset.
  • Mario just failed his driving test. He’s bound to be pretty upset.

Ask your teacher for help then make some new examples using the same structure.

Word of the week


“Don’t be glum. I’m sure everything will be better for you soon.

Can you think of any synonyms? Use the word to make new sentences.

Food for thought

Beggars can’t be choosers

When might someone say this? Do you have a similar expression in your language?

Did you know?

The closest country to the USA, after Mexico and Canada, is Russia.

Is this really true? Let’s fact-check it for more details

Idiom of the week

Everything but the kitchen sink

“Whenever we go camping my husband packs everything but the kitchen sink!

Do you have a similar idiom in your language? Make some new example sentences.

Bad joke time!

  • Why are star football players so cool?
  • Because they surround themselves with thousands of fans

Do you have any terrible jokes you would like to share?

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