ESL discussion questions about travelling.

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  1. In what ways can travel broaden the mind?
  2. What is the difference between travelling and going on holiday?
  3. Have you ever gone travelling? Where did you go? For how long?
  4. Is there a place in the world you would particularly like to visit?
  5. Have you ever travelled through your own country? Would it be worth it?
  6. Do you prefer travelling though the countryside or the city?
  7. Has the idea of travelling ever made you anxious? Why?
  8. What do you think is the best country in the world to travel through?
  9. Where is the cheapest place to travel?
  10. When a traveller arrives in a new place, what is the first thing they should do?
  11. When travelling through a city, what are the most important things to see?
  12. What are the essential things a traveller needs to take with them on a journey?
  13. How important is it to collect souvenirs when travelling?
  14. What is the best time of life to travel the world?
  15. What is the best way to travel? By road, rail, sea or air?
  16. How important is it to travel in comfort?
  17. Should you learn some of the local language when visiting a new place?
  18. What do you think about gap years? Do they benefit the students who take them?
  19. Is travelling the only way to learn about new cultures?
  20. Is travelling only for the wealthy?
  21. Does travelling harm the environment?
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How to use the travel ESL discussion questions

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

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