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ESL Conversation Topics

Discover thousands of ESL conversation questions on a variety of different topics as well as games, debates, case studies and more to help improve the speaking and fluency of English learners around the world.

two people sitting down having a conversation

Browse Topics

Choose a topic and view a selection of different conversation lessons and questions.
people rowing on a lake

Activities

15 Conversations
panda eating bamboo

Animals

10 Conversations
man standing in front of people sitting beside table with laptop computers

Business

24 Conversations
kids in spiderman and Captain America costumes

Children

17 Conversations
woman holding book on bookshelves

Education

29 Conversations
band playing musical instruments

Entertainment

14 Conversations
landscape photography of black mountain

Environment

6 Conversations
runner tying his shoes

Exercise

10 Conversations
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english beginner holding a folder

Beginner

38 Conversations
two intermediate level english learners looking at the camera

Intermediate

178 Conversations
advanced english learner thinking

Advanced

56 Conversations
man in white dress shirt holding a girl in white dress

Family

13 Conversations
breakfast menu

Food and Drink

23 Conversations
woman in black tank top and black leggings lying on black and white floral area rug

Health and Fitness

41 Conversations
Mount Rushmore

History

3 Conversations
Internet LED signage beside building near buildings

Internet

21 Conversations
happy birthday greeting card lot

Languages

5 Conversations
Police standing on road

Law and Order

25 Conversations
man and woman sitting in front of folding table in front of cafe with green awnings

Leisure

30 Conversations
woman standing on rock in front of mountain during daytime

Life

85 Conversations
10 and 20 us dollar bill

Money

17 Conversations
person playing brown and white acoustic guitars

Music

9 Conversations
Barack Obama

Politics

22 Conversations
woman wearing white scoop-neck long-sleeved top over green trees during daytime

Religion

3 Conversations
woman in white long sleeve shirt sitting on chair

Science and Technology

15 Conversations
person walking while carrying a camera and paper bags

Shopping

4 Conversations
woman in brown knit sweater holding brown ceramic cup

Spirituality

5 Conversations
basketball court

Sport

10 Conversations
red and yellow bus on road during daytime

Transport

2 Conversations
black DSLR camera near sunglasses and bag

Travelling

11 Conversations
woman sitting at table

Work

22 Conversations

Why Not Try Our Random Question and Debate Generators?

Make classes with your students a bit more fun and interesting by using our random question or debate topic generator. Or if you prefer, check out our list of 200+ debate topics and choose which one to talk about.

Random Question Generator:

Do you really think beauty is inside of us?

Make It Intersting

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question.
  • success
  • aesthetic
  • consider
  • attraction
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Random Debate Generator:

Try and argue AGAINST the following debate topic
Doctors should not be allowed to prescribe anti-depressant drugs to anyone under the age of 18

Make It Intersting

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question.
  • tablets
  • prescription
  • antidepressants
  • depression
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About ESL Conversation Topics

ESL Conversation Topics is a free resource for both teachers and learners of English. We are continually adding to our library of ESL conversation questions which is designed to help English leaners practice and improve their conversation skills. Within each conversation topic you will find a selection of questions. Each question is then broken down (phrasal verb: to break down = divide something into different parts/sections) into further questions encouraging the learner to speak and develop their conversation skills.

Additionally each question comes with a summary related to the question in either text, audio or video format as well as a list of key vocabulary. Some conversation questions even come with exercises to test the English learners grammar and vocabulary.

Questions are allocated both a conversation topic and a level so you can choose to view the different questions by topic or level of the learner.

English Teachers

The question provided for each ESL conversation topic allow you to easily prepare for conversation classes with your students, whether it be a group class or 1-2-1 class. Many of the questions come with key vocabulary for you to discuss with your students and exercises to check their understand of the different topics and in sum cases provide a review of different grammar points.

English Learners

Practice is key to improving conversation skills in any language. The questions provided in each ESL conversation topic are allocated a level so you can be sure to find suitable questions whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level. These questions are perfect for practicing with other English leaners, teachers or language exchange partners.