ESL discussion questions about romance.

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  1. What is the most romantic thing a person can do for their partner?
  2. Where is the best place to go on a date?
  3. Should the man pay while on a date or should the couple share the bill?
  4. Is it right for a woman to ask a man on a date?
  5. What does a woman usually look for in a man?
  6. What does a man usually look for in a woman?
  7. Are flowers still a romantic gift or are they just old-fashioned now?
  8. What do you think about dating apps? Is this the future of romance?
  9. Do you enjoy reading romantic fiction?
  10. Are you a fan of romantic films? Do you have a favourite?
  11. What is the most famous love story ever told?
  12. Are there too many romantic novels and films?
  13. Why are there so many romantic songs?
  14. Would you say that women or men are more romantic?
  15. Are we more or less romantic than we were in the past?
  16. Has Hollywood changed the way we think about romance? For better or worse?
  17. Is it possible to fall in love at first sight?
  18. Can romance still exist in a relationship after many years of marriage?
  19. Would you say that true love is eternal?
  20. Is it appropriate for couples to hold hands and kiss in public?
  21. What do you think about St. Valentine's Day? Do you celebrate it?
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How to use the romance ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the romance 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 romance 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 romance 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 romance 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 romance contained in the discussion questions.

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