~ Topic 1 ~ Studying English ~ Choose the questions you like ~
1) For how long have you been studying English? Off and on or continuously? Explain.
2) Who was your first English teacher? What do you remember about that class?
3) Do you think English is a difficult language to learn in your country? How so?
4) How often do you study English? Do you have a favorite place? Who with?
5) What is your favorite way to study English (speaking/listening/writing/reading/other)?
1) What is the most difficult thing about English for you? How about for others?
2) Why are you learning English? Do you need a reason to like doing something?
3) How do you think English could help you in the future? Do you need it?
4) Do you think that English will dominate all other languages in the future?
5) If yes, how would it affect the world? Would other languages suffer? How?
1) How much time do you spend daydreaming during class? Is it a problem?
2) Does classroom arrangement (of desks/tables/students) matter? How? Why?
3) How do you use the Internet to study English? What websites do you use?
4) What forms of social media can you use when you study? Are they helpful?
5) How can English language help someone in your country advance in their career?
1) Which country is the best place to study English? Why do you think so?
2) Are you willing to hire a tutor to learn English? Are tutors expensive in your country?
3) What is the best way to learn vocabulary? Do you often use a dictionary? How?
4) Do you think it is necessary to learn textbook grammar? Why or why not?
5) How can learners improve their pronunciation? How important is it?
1) How can learners improve their listening/speaking/reading/writing skills?
2) What is the difference between fluency and accuracy? Which is more important? Why?
3) After you develop fluency/accuracy, what is the best way to improve fluency/accuracy?
4) Have you ever spoken English on the phone? Why is it difficult? Do you do it often?
5) Do you ever use English when writing e-mail or texting? Explain the problems.
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~ Making a Lesson ~
1) To begin with, in groups, in pairs, or as a class, select the questions you’d like to talk about.
2) Then, in pairs or in groups, ask questions and share ideas in your conversations.
3) Finally, share your ideas (each individual) in a classroom discussion.
~ TLW ~ Conversation Questions for Free Talking ~