English Conversation Starters
Week 12-2023

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

Which three items would you take with you to a desert island?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«We don’t know for sure but there is a 99% probability that aliens exist»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

Third conditional

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

  • If you had known the truth, you would have acted differently.
  • Had you known the truth, you would have acted differently.

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

Word of the week


“I don’t like swimming at the pool but I love to dangle my feet in the water

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

Food for thought

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

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

Did you know?

The oldest surviving song was written in the year 1400 BC (Hurrian Hymn No.6)

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

Idiom of the week

The wrong side of the bed

“Why are you in such a bad mood? Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

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

Bad joke time!

  • Did you know that the Mona Lisa was executed for treason in the year 1526?
  • She maintained her innocence till the end though. She insisted she had been framed.

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

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