Appearance Conversation Questions for Classroom Use

Published on March 28, 2024

In this post, we will be discussing a variety of questions related to physical appearance, including self-perception, societal norms, and body image.

These questions are designed to spark meaningful conversations about the ways in which we view ourselves and others.

Whether you’re a parent looking to start a conversation with your child, a teacher looking to facilitate a class discussion, or simply someone looking to learn more about yourself and others, these conversation questions about appearance will provide a great starting point.

Conversation Questions about Appearance

These are some examples of conversation questions about Physical Appearance

  • How do you feel about your physical appearance?
  • What is the first thing you notice about a person?
  • How important is appearance to you, and why?
  • Have you ever changed your appearance dramatically?
  • How much time do you typically spend on your appearance before going out?

  • In what ways do you think society defines beauty?
  • How does social media influence the way we view ourselves and others?
  • What do you think about cosmetic surgery to improve one’s appearance?

  • What are some of the most common beauty standards in your culture?
  • Do you think it is necessary to follow fashion trends to look good?
  • Do you think there is a certain age at which people should stop caring about their appearance?

  • How do you think we can challenge the negative stereotypes associated with certain physical appearances?
  • How do you think people’s perceptions of their own physical appearance can change over time?
  • In what ways do you think physical appearance can impact self-esteem?

  • How do you think physical appearance can affect the way people are treated by others?
  • How do you think the fashion and beauty industries impact the way people view themselves and others?
  • How do you think the concept of “beauty” differs across cultures and societies?

  • How do you think body image and physical appearance are represented in the media?
  • How do you think people’s physical appearances can affect their career opportunities?
  • How do you think people’s physical appearances can impact their romantic relationships?

Appearance: Follow-up Classroom Tasks

These are some classroom activities that you can easily carry out after having an appearance about discussion

  1. Describe Your Classmates: Have each student select a classmate and write a detailed description of their appearance, including clothing, hair, facial features, etc. Encourage them to be descriptive and creative.
  2. Guess Who I Am: Organize a game where students take turns describing either a classmate or a famous person without revealing their identity. The rest of the class must guess who they are describing based on the clues provided.
  3. Speak, Listen, Draw: Pair up students and have one student describe a person while the other student tries to draw based on the description. Rotate roles so each student gets a chance to describe and draw.
  4. Create Appearance Word Banks: Assign students to create word banks related to appearance. They can categorize the words into positive and negative attributes, adjectives and nouns, or any other relevant categories. Encourage them to brainstorm as many descriptive words as possible.

Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English