50 Personal Information Questions for the ESL Classroom

Personal information Questions are very important when you start learning English

You need to know personal information questions to learn more about others and create relationships.

Questions like these can help you start long-term friendships:

  • What kind of music do you like?
  • What are some of your hobbies?
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
  • What are your pet peeves?
  • How did your parents meet?
  • What are you afraid of?

These are some of the most common personal information questions divided into sets of seven to ten questions

Personal Information Questions: Basic Questions

These are the first ten basic common personal information questions

  1. What’s your name?
  2. Where are you from?
  3. What’s your family name?
  4. Where do you live?
  5. What’s your address?
  6. What’s your telephone number?
  7. What’s your email address?
  8. How old are you?
  9. When were you born?
  10. Where were you born?

Now let’s check questions about relationships and family

Personal Information Questions: Relationships & Family

These are eight basic personal information questions about relationships

  1. Are you married?
  2. Are you single?
  3. Do you have a boyfriend?
  4. Do you have a girlfriend?
  5. Are you divorced?
  6. Are you dating someone?
  7. Are you seeing someone?
  8. Do you have any children?

Personal Information Questions: Hobbies & Entertainment

These are five basic personal information questions about entertainment

  1. Do you watch anime?
  2. Do you watch movies?
  3. Do you like independent films?
  4. What type of music do you like?
  5. What are some of your favorite shows?
  6. Do you follow YouTube channels?
  7. What are your favorite YouTube channels?
  8. What hobbies do you have?

Personal Information Questions: Sports

These are some basic information questions about sports

  1. Do you play any sports?
  2. Do you watch sports?
  3. Do you like going to the gym?
  4. Do you like running?
  5. Are you into sports?
  6. Do you like working out?
  7. Do you know how to swim?
  8. What sport would you like to play?

Personal Information Questions: Work

These are some questions about work and university

  1. Where do you study?
  2. What do you study?
  3. Where do you work?
  4. What’s your position at work?
  5. What do you do for a living?
  6. What subjects are you interested in?
  7. Are you good at ____________?
  8. Are you terrible at___________?
  9. What classes are you taking?
  10. What application/software are you using?

Practice: Personal Information Questions

Listen to these twelve questions, then practice your pronunciation by asking these questions to your classmates or friends.

  1. What is your full name?
  2. Are you married?
  3. Do you have any pets?
  4. What is your favorite book?
  5. What is your favorite movie?
  6. Do you speak any foreign languages?
  7. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
  8. Are you a morning person?
  9. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
  10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  11. What is something unique about you?
  12. What is your occupation?

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