English Conversation Starters Week 44-2023

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!

bend over backwards idiom

Random Question

Which famous people annoy you?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«Democracy isn’t what it used to be. It has has become more and more corrupt»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Language Check

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

  • Could you tell me where I can find the nearest post box?
  • Where can I find the nearest post box?

Ask your teacher for help then make some new examples.

Word of the week


“This watch is really important to me. It’s a keepsake from my grandfather. He gave it to me just before he died.«

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

Food for thought

Every cloud has a silver lining

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

Idiom of the week

Bend over backwards

I can’t believe how ungrateful he is. I bent over backwards to help him and not a word of thanks.

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

Did you know?

The Chupa Chups logo was designed by Salvador Dalí.

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

Bad joke time!

  • What was the most ground-breaking invention ever?
  • The shovel

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

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