English Conversation Starters
Week 11-2023

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 grain of salt

Random Question

What would you do if you could clone yourself?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«A second-hand car is greener than buying a new electric car»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

Used to: disambiguation

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

  • I’m used to having a dog
  • I used to have a dog

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

Word of the week


“Were we actually invited to this party?» 

«I don’t think so. It seems we are gatecrashing!

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

Food for thought

You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs

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

Did you know?

Hot water freezes faster than cold water

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

Idiom of the week

Take with a grain of salt

“They are interesting statistics but could be misleading. I’d take them with a grain of salt.

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

Bad joke time!

  • Why should you sell your vacuum cleaner?
  • Because it’s been collecting dust for years.

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

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