25 Neighborhood Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom

A Neighborhood is a geographically localized community within a larger city, town, suburb, or rural area.

Neighborhoods are often social communities with considerable face-to-face interaction among members

These are 26 different neighborhood conversation questions divided in three different sets.

How to Use these Conversation Questions

You are probably interested in learning how to use conversation questions in the classroom.

There are several ways to use these and other conversation questions in EnglishPost.org

  • You can print the questions, cut them out and put them in a plastic or paper bag, and ask learners to grab one and answer them.
  • You can print the different sets, give them to learners and ask them to answer these questions. After that, you can give them 5 minutes to gather with people who have the same set and start having a conversation.

Now, let’s check the three different sets of conversation questions

Neighborhood Questions: Part A

These are the first ten neighborhood questions

  1.  When did you move into the neighborhood?
  2. How was it different than it is today?
  3. Do you like your neighborhood? What do you like about it?
  4. Does your neighborhood have all the facilities you need? What would you like to add?
  5. What would you like to change about your neighborhood?
  6. What do you like about your community?
  7. How many of your neighbors do you know?
  8. If you could change one thing about your neighborhood, what would that be?
  9. Do any of your neighbors have a pet? Have you ever had a pet problem with them?
  10. Did you like the neighborhood where you grew up?

Neighborhood Conversation Questions: Part B

These are the first ten neighborhood questions

  1. How would you describe your neighborhood? Do you like it?
  2. Is your neighborhood convenient for raising children? How about adolescents?
  3. Where is the best place to eat in your city?
  4. Do you have nosy neighbors?
  5. What kind of neighbors don’t you like?
  6. Where is there a lot of crime in your city?
  7. What’s the best place to shop in your city?
  8. Which is the most expensive area to live in your city? Who lives there?
  9. What questions would you make before buying a house?
  10. How is the transportation system where you live? Is it reliable? Affordable?

Neighborhood Discussion Questions: Part C

These are the third set of neighborhood questions

  1. Are health services available in your city?
  2. Are there supermarkets near where you live?
  3. How many gas stations are there in your city?
  4. Are there several banks near where you live?
  5. How many schools are there nearby?
  6. Is there a small park in your neighborhood?

Manuel Campos, English Professor

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