English Conversation Starters Week 48-2023

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!

cut corners idiom

Random Question

Do you enjoy any weird food combinations?

Develop the conversation. Ask some follow-up questions.


«The Christmas holidays are better than the summer holidays»

Would your opinion change in different scenarios?

Language Check

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

  • She would’ve saved him but she couldn’t.
  • She could’ve saved him but she wouldn’t.

Ask your teacher for help then make some new examples.

Word of the week


“Her parachute didn’t fully open and she landed in a cactus field. Amazingly, she walked a way completely unscathed!«

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

Food for thought

Different strokes for different folks

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

Idiom of the week

Cut corners

I know you don’t have much time but, if we cut corners, the customers won’t be happy. Let’s do it properly.

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

Did you know?

Tibetans feed their deceased loved-ones to vultures.

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

Bad joke time!

  • Why did the pony ask for a glass of water?
  • Because it was a little hoarse.

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

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