ESL Questions For Intermediate Level

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  1. Do you think the increase in robots in different industries is a good thing?
  2. What frustrates you about ordering food in a restaurant?
  3. Do you think you use your time wisely?
  4. How important is it to go on vacation at least once a year?
  5. What is your favourite pizza?
  6. What are the benefits of going camping?




  7. What benefits do you think people get from writing a journal?
  8. Would you still eat meat if you had to kill the animal yourself?
  9. Do you think people will eat more bugs in the future?
  10. Do you think gymnastics is a good hobby for children to take up?
  11. What are the best pets for children?
  12. Is it better to drink mineral water or tap water?
  13. Do you think concerts will be popular in the future?
  14. What are the benefits of self-study?




  15. Would you say music from the past is better than modern music?
  16. Do you think life was better when you were a child? Why?
  17. What are the benefits of practising Yoga?
  18. What do you like about where you live?
  19. Should workers be allowed to listen to music whilst working?
  20. Do young people spend too much time studying?
  21. What has been your favourite holiday?
  22. What are the best things that businesses can do to improve the teamwork of their employees?
  23. Should companies have to pay employees who are off work sick?
  24. Why do you think some jobs pay more than others?




  25. How could the town where you live be improved?
  26. What are the advantages of not going to university?
  27. How much paid holiday should employees be entitles too?
  28. How important is it to be tidy?
  29. What’s the most interesting trip you’ve ever been on?
  30. What are the best ways to teach children about looking after the environment?
  31. What do people usually consider when deciding on a place to live?
  32. What do you think are the best ways to protect the environment?
  33. Do you get nervous if you have to deliver a speech or talk?
  34. Do you think people are less sociable as a result of modern technology?
  35. Is a vegan diet healthy?
  36. Do you think high schools should separate children based on their ability?
  37. Is having a blog beneficial for businesses?
  38. Would you prefer to live in a flat or in a house?
  39. What are the best ways of communicating with your work colleagues?
  40. Do you think the healthcare system is good in your country?
  41. When is the best time to start marketing a new product or service?
  42. Can over protecting children harm them in the long term?




  43. Should people focus more on their mental health?
  44. Should business owners be allowed to discriminate by age when hiring someone?
  45. What languages would you most like to learn?
  46. What are the best ways to exercise at home?
  47. Do you think that all drugs should be legal?
  48. Will reading be an essential skill in the future?
  49. Should bank accounts be free?
  50. Do you think 18 year olds have enough life experience to be able to vote?
  51. What country would you most like to live in?
  52. Is it easier to find love now than 50 years ago?
  53. Should competitive sports be played in school?
  54. What are the best sports for children to play?
  55. Is it better to watch sporting events live or on the TV?
  56. Should police officers carry guns?
  57. What makes a good eating out experience?




  58. Should children be made to do chores around the house?
  59. Is it more difficult to become successful in the music industry now or 50 years ago?
  60. Are clothes lower quality now than in the past?
  61. Do children have too many toys nowadays?
  62. Does white privilege exist?
  63. What are the best ways to cope with the stress of work?
  64. What is the best way to deal with angry customers?
  65. Is the customer always right?
  66. Is taking a nap during the day good for you?
  67. Do you think learning foreign languages will be more or less important in the future?
  68. Is getting married less important now than in the past?
  69. Does autosuggestion work?
  70. What should the punishment be for tax evasion?
  71. Will self-driving cars be common in the future?
  72. Would our lives be better without social media?
  73. Should everyone have to enrol for military service?
  74. Should religion be taught in schools?
  75. Should women stop taking their husband’s surname when married?
  76. Will online fitness classes become more popular in the future?
  77. Is it better for children to wear a uniform to school?




  78. Should cannabis be legal?
  79. Is glamping better than camping?
  80. What are the benefits of learning to play an instrument as a child?
  81. How much exercise should children be doing in school?
  82. Is it better to exercise in a gym or outside?
  83. Is it better for students to take a gap year before going to university?
  84. Is it better to go on holiday abroad or stay in your own country?
  85. Was food better or worse 100 years ago?




  86. How important is it to face challenges in life?
  87. Should social media platforms be allowed to censor people?
  88. Is a two party voting system better than a multi party voting system?
  89. How much do you think the weather affects people’s mood?
  90. Do you believe objects can bring you good luck?
  91. How important is it for people to wear masks during a pandemic?
  92. Is listening to music while exercising ‘cheating’?
  93. What’s the difference between eating chicken and eating dog meat?
  94. Is social media dangerous for society?




  95. What things are important when choosing a place to live?
  96. How important is it to spend time outside?
  97. What are the positive and negative effects of a lockdown during a pandemic?
  98. Do you think animals deserve to be treated better by man?
  99. Is society more racist now than 20 years ago?
  100. What makes someone confident?
  101. Why do you think people drink alcohol?
  102. What languages do you think are the most difficult to learn?
  103. Is it easier to learn different languages when you are a child?
  104. What is the best way to stay fit for old people?
  105. What are the benefits of having plants in your home?
  106. How important is it to go on holiday at least once a year?
  107. Why do you think people choose to become politicians?
  108. Do you think you would benefit from meditation?




  109. Should there be a minimum wage?
  110. Is it better to grow up in the city or the country?
  111. How much pocket money should children be given?
  112. Are mobile phones destroying families?
  113. Is alcohol more harmful than marijuana?
  114. Are saunas good for you?
  115. How important is it to teach children about looking after the environment?
  116. What are the most important subjects for children at school?
  117. Do you prefer spending time with family or friends?
  118. What are the main differences between school now and 80 years ago?
  119. What are the advantages and disadvantages of audio books?
  120. What are the advantages and disadvantages of online shopping?
  121. Is running good for you?
  122. Should famous people be allowed privacy?




  123. Do children get too much homework?
  124. Should abortion be legal?
  125. Are you in favour of capital punishment?
  126. Is climate change real?
  127. What’s the best way to keep employees motivated?
  128. What are the benefits of juicing?
  129. Should we eat only organic food?




  130. Is social media like a drug?
  131. Are celebrities getting too much plastic surgery?
  132. Should bullfighting be banned?
  133. Are footballers paid too much money?
  134. Are low carb diets healthy?
  135. What type of things do you like to do on holiday?
  136. What are the pros and cons of social media?




  137. Will cash become obsolete in the near future?
  138. How important is it to protect our skin from the sun?
  139. Are ghosts real?
  140. Are women still discriminated against in business?
  141. What would you buy if you won the lottery?
  142. What essential items do you need to take with you on holiday?
  143. What are the pros and cons of teleworking?
  144. Would you be able to do the carnivore diet?
  145. Are you a morning person?
  146. Could you eat just one meal a day?
  147. What’s better, traditional books or E-books?
  148. Should we give to charities?
  149. How important is sleep?
  150. Which is worse for your health, smoking or drinking?




  151. Who should pay the bill on a first date?
  152. Is it worth making new year’s resolutions?
  153. Will smart speakers soon be commonplace in homes?
  154. What restrictions should there be on owning dogs?
  155. Should people take more responsibility when it comes to recycling?




  156. Does protesting work?
  157. Do we get wiser with age?