English Conversation Starters Week 45-2023

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!

come back to haunt you

Random Question

What’s your favourite app on your phone?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«Being fit and having a good appearance is more important than being intelligent»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Language Check

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

  • You ought to look it up.
  • You ought to look into it.

Ask your teacher for help then make some new examples.

Word of the week


“I’m really annoyed with this ankle injury. It’s completely scuppered my plans for the weekend.«

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

Food for thought

Blood is thicker than water

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

Idiom of the week

Come back to haunt you

You shouldn’t have said that to your teacher. It’ll come back to haunt you when you get your grades.

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

Did you know?

Sloths can hold their breath for longer than dolphins

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

Bad joke time!

  • What is, hands-down, the best time of day?
  • Half past six

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

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