English Conversation Starters
Week 17-2023

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 car is the most ugly in your opinion?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«Spain should be in the same time-zone as Portugal, Ireland and the UK»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

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

  • Hardly anyone was on the plane
  • Almost no one was on the plane

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

Word of the week


“Sorry I didn’t call you earlier but it’s been really hectic at work this morning«

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

Food for thought

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink

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

Did you know?

Trees communicate with each other using their roots and an underground fungi network

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

Idiom of the week

Couch potato

“I should stop being a slob and get some exercise. I’ve become a couch potato recently.”

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

Bad joke time!

  • Why are atoms not to be trusted
  • They make up everything

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

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