House and Home

ESL discussion questions about the places we live.


  1. What do you look for in a place to live?
  2. Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
  3. What sort of house did you grow up in?
  4. Do you prefer living alone or with other people?
  5. Are there any changes you would like to make to your current home?
  6. Do you enjoy doing DIY at home?
  7. How much do you care about the colour scheme of your furniture and wallpaper?
  8. Do you often compare your home to other people's?
  9. Is it always better to buy than to rent a house?
  10. Is it better to live in the city centre or out of town?
  11. Would you like to live in a house in the middle of the countryside?
  12. Would you be able to live without running water or electricity?
  13. Would you like to live in a house with a games room?
  14. How many bathrooms should the ideal house have?
  15. How important is it to get on with your neighbours?
  16. Would you like to live in mansion or a palace one day?
  17. Would you ever consider living in a caravan?
  18. Would you be happy living on a houseboat?
  19. What makes a home really feel like a home?
  20. Do you prefer to stay at home or go out in the evening?
  21. Would you like to build your own home one day?
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How to use these materials

It is recommended that you download the 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 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 discussion questions in groups of two or three.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic 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 contained in the discussion questions.

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