Questions about advice and opinion.

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  1. Do you think teachers should be paid more?
  2. Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote in elections?
  3. Should people pass an intelligence test before they can vote?
  4. Do you have any bad habits which you should stop?
  5. Do you think you should exercise more?
  6. Do you think parents should be strict with their children?
  7. How much should parents spend on Christmas presents for their children?
  8. Should smoking be banned in all public places?
  9. Should your government do more to help poorer people?
  10. What should we do about the problem of global warming?
  11. Should everybody love their country?
  12. When was the last time you did something you shouldn't have done?
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How to use the should ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the should ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the should discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the should discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of should in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to should contained in the discussion questions.

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