English Conversation Starters
Week 10-2023

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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Enjoy the conversation!

Academia de inglés en Murcia pull yourself together

Random Question

Do you have any pet peeves?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«Women are better than men when it comes to childcare»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

Adjective use

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

  • He looks bored
  • He looks boring

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

Word of the week


“I can’t believe they gave you those concert tickets. You’re so jammy!

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

Food for thought

An empty vessel makes much noise

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

Did you know?

When lightning hits sand it forms a glass tube called fulgurite

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

Idiom of the week

Pull yourself together

“I know you are stressed but we have important work to do. Please try to pull yourself together!”

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

Bad joke time!

  • Why did the scarecrow win an award?
  • He was outstanding in his field.

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

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