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Type: Grammar
Originally published on March 8, 2023 and last updated on May 15, 2023

Conversation questions about superlatives are good for English learners to talk about because they provide opportunities to practice and improve their grammar skills, vocabulary, and speaking fluency. Learning to use superlatives correctly can help learners express themselves more accurately and vividly, as well as better understand the nuances of the English language.

By discussing grammar-based conversation topics like superlatives, learners can become more comfortable using them in context and gain a deeper understanding of their meanings and usage.

Go through the theory of the grammar point to make sure your students fully understand when and how it is used, and then go through the various conversation questions. Try and engage the students in conversation with follow up questions or comments if they only give one short answers.

What is a Superlative?

A superlative is a form of adjective that describes the highest or most extreme degree of a quality or characteristic. It is used to compare three or more things, people, or ideas. The grammatical structure of a superlative is usually formed by adding “-est” to the end of a one-syllable adjective or adding “most” before a multi-syllable adjective or adverb.

Examples of superlative adjectives:

  • One-syllable adjective: “John is the tallest person in the room.”
  • Multi-syllable adjective: “That was the most delicious pizza I have ever tasted.”

Conversation Questions With Superlatives

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  • What is the most beautiful city you have ever visited?
  • Is English the most important language to learn in today's world?
  • Who is the funniest person you know?
  • Is Messi the greatest soccer player of all time?
  • What is the best book you have ever read?
  • What is the most interesting historical event in your country's history?
  • What is the best TV show you have ever watched?
  • Is the United States the most influential country in the world?
  • What is the most challenging thing you have ever done?
  • What is the most relaxing place you have ever been to?
  • Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?
  • What is the most important thing you have ever learned?
  • Is the internet the most important invention of the modern era?
  • What is the best meal you have ever had?
  • Is democracy the most stable form of government?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.