English Conversation Starters
Week 18-2023

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Random Question

When was the last time you told a white lie?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


“Going to the mountains is more fun than going to the beach”

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

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

  • He had a shower after he brushed his teeth.
  • He had a shower. After, he brushed his teeth.

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

Word of the week


“I’d prefer it if you made the speech this time. I hate being in the limelight.

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

Food for thought

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

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

Did you know?

You will produce around 20,000 litres of saliva during your life

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

Idiom of the week

A bone to pick

“I have a bone to pick with you! Why didn’t you tell be about the party last week?”

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

Bad joke time!

  • What do you call a pony with a sore throat?
  • A little hoarse

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

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