English Conversation Starters
Week 20-2023

We’ve designed this page for teachers and their students to use in their English classes to help generate conversation. Each week you’ll find a fresh selection of bite-sized discussion topics and conversation starters.

Enjoy the conversation!

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Random Question

What is the strangest place you have ever visited while on holiday?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«The territory of the moon belongs to the USA»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Quick Grammar

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

  • Real Madrid isn’t going to win the league.
  • Real Madrid aren’t going to win the league.

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

Word of the week


“Please keep your feet off the upholstery. I’ve just had this sofa cleaned. Thank you.«

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

Food for thought

A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step

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

Did you know?

The male platypus has venomous ankles. But only in winter.

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

Idiom of the week

And pigs might fly

-“The builder said the project should be finished by next week.”
– “Yeah… and pigs might fly!”

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

Bad joke time!

  • Why don’t crabs help other crabs?
  • Because they’re shellfish

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

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