Video Games

ESL discussion questions about video games.

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  1. Did you play video games as a child? What games did you play?
  2. What is the best video game you have ever played?
  3. What genre of video games interests you the most?
  4. Do you prefer playing against computer opponents or other human players?
  5. Can a video game be educational in any way?
  6. Is it possible to learn practical skills from playing video games?
  7. Can playing video games help to relieve stress?
  8. Is video game addiction a big problem in modern society?
  9. Why do so many video games involve killing?
  10. Can violent video games make people violent in the real world?
  11. For how many hours a day is it healthy to play video games?
  12. Are online multiplayer games a good way to meet people?
  13. Are video games just for children or can adults play them?
  14. At what age should a child be allowed to play video games?
  15. Will virtual reality games become popular in the future?
  16. Have you ever heard of e-sports? Do they interest you in any way?
  17. Have you ever played a game on a mobile phone? Was it fun?
  18. Is it possible to tell a good story through a video game?
  19. Can playing a video game in foreign language help you learn it better?
  20. Can video games be considered art?
  21. What will video games look like in 50 years' time?
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How to use the video games ESL discussion questions

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

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