30 Brilliant Conversation Starters for the ESL Classroom


  1. How is your community or city like?
  2. What’s your favorite movie? why did you like it ?
  3. What sports do you like to play or watch?
  4. What’s your favorite color?
  5. What did you do last weekend?
  6. What do you think of tattoos?
  7. What three words best describe you?
  8. If you had intro music, what song would it be? Why?
  9. Who is your oldest friend? Where did you meet him or her?
  10. What foods do you absolutely hate?
  11. What is your favorite holiday?
  12. What are your goals for the next two years?
  13. What is your favorite piece of technology that you own?
  14. How do you feel if you accidentally leave your phone at home?
  15. Do you text more or call more? Why?
  16. How many apps do you have on your phone?
  17. What are the three best apps on your phone?
  18. What’s your favorite song?
  19. What’s one of your favorite music videos?
  20. When was the last time you went to a movie theater?
  21. Which do you prefer? Books or movies?
  22. What cartoons did you watch as a child?
  23. What are some traits that  your favorite cartoon character has?
  24. What’s the best sitcom past or present?
  25. Who is your favorite  movie or TV Show characters?
  26. What are you best at?
  27. How would you spend $500 in two hours?
  28. If you were in a dessert island,  what would you love to eat every day?
  29. Who was your favorite highschool teacher?
  30. What are your best childhood memories?