Welcome to esl Discussion Topics

Quality questions you can use in the ESL classroom to get your students talking

General Topics

General

Discussion questions on general topics suitable for the ESL classroom.

General Questions
Business Topics

Business

Business English conversation questions for those studying English for specific purposes.

Business Questions
Grammar Topics

Grammar

Discussion questions designed to practice grammar in the ESL classroom.

Grammar Questions
PDF Formats

PDF Formats

All handouts available for download in a variety of PDF formats.

General Topics
Business Topics
Grammar Topics
How to use this site

This site contains more than a thousand ESL discussion questions on a range of topics including general, grammar and business English topics. These discussion questions are suitable for teachers to use in the ESL classroom with students at intermediate level or above. The discussion questions are designed to be accessible to a general audience, but are open enough to allow advanced speakers to develop more complex responses.

Select a topic above from either the general, grammar or business English categories and click on the link. This will take you to a page where you can view the discussion questions and download them in a variety of PDF formats perfect for the classroom. All the materials on this site are provided free of charge.

For further information about the site and its author, see the about page.