English Conversation Starters
Week 14-2023

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Random Question

How do you celebrate Easter?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«You have to be cruel to be kind»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

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

  • I had fallen asleep when the film ended
  • I fell asleep when the film ended

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

Word of the week


“I can’t believe you scoffed all my Easter eggs!” 


«He scoffed at the idea when she suggested going bungee jumping.»

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

Food for thought

Never put all your eggs in one basket

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

Did you know?

«Easter» is derived from «Eostre», the pagan goddess of spring 

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

Idiom of the week

Pie in the sky

“The idea that the world will be perfect one day is just pie in the sky

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

Bad joke time!

  • What did the Holy Buddhist Egg of Tibet transform into after many years of meditation?
  • An Ommmmmmmelette

(Eggcellent jokes like these always crack me up!)

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

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