A selection of grammar-based discussion questions.
Air Travel, Animals, Art, Childhood, Cinema, Crime, Eating Out, Education, Environment, Family, Fashion, Food, Football (Soccer), The Future, Travel, Health, History, Holidays (Vacations), House and Home, The Internet, Language, Language Learning, Literature, Marriage, The Media, Money, Music, Personality, Politics, Romance, Science, Shopping, Smartphones, Sport, Technology, Transport, Video Games, War, Weather, Work.
Advertising, Brands, Building Relationships, Change, Money, Communication, Competition, Consultants, Crisis Management, Cultures, Customer Service, Employment Trends, Ethics, First Impressions, Human Resources, International Marketing, International Markets, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Management Styles, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Business, Online Business, Organisation, Project Management, Raising Finance, Risk, Strategy, Success, Team Building, Training, Travel.
First Conditional, Going to (plans and predictions), Mixed Conditionals, Present Continuous (now / around now), Present Perfect for Life Experience (+ past simple), Second Conditional, Third Conditional, Used to.
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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