Good Habits

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on April 17, 2023 and last updated on May 14, 2023

Talking about good habits is an excellent conversation topic for English learners because it allows them to practice using common vocabulary and expressions related to personal development and self-improvement. Good habits, such as regular exercise, eating healthily or managing time effectively, are essential for success in various aspects of life, and discussing them can provide learners with valuable insights and inspiration to develop their own positive habits.

Discussing good habits can also help learners improve their vocabulary and overall level of English by introducing them to new words and phrases related to self-improvement, such as “mindfulness”, “self-discipline” or “goal-setting”. By using these words and phrases in context, learners can improve their understanding of their meanings and learn how to incorporate them into their own language use.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

What Are Good Habits?

Good habits are behaviours that contribute positively to someone’s physical, mental or emotional well-being. Examples of good habits include getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, staying hydrated or setting goals.

Good habits are essential for a healthy and fulfilling life, as they can help reduce stress, improve productivity, boost energy levels as well as increase overall happiness. Developing good habits requires consistent effort and practice, but the benefits can be significant and long-lasting.

Vocabulary Related To Good Habits

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • wellness (noun)
  • consistently (adverb)
  • stick to (phrasal verb)
  • actions speak louder than words (idiom)
  • regularly (adverb)
  • plan (verb)
  • disciplined (adjective)
  • routine (noun)

Conversation Question About Good Habits

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  • What good habits do you have?
  • What are some good habits that you would like to develop in the future?
  • What are the benefits of having good habits?
  • Is it better to form good habits through small, gradual changes or through drastic changes all at once?
  • How do you motivate yourself to maintain good habits?
  • How can someone turn a bad habit into a good habit?
  • Do you think it's easier to form good habits alone or with a group? Why?
  • What are some challenges that people face when trying to develop good habits?
  • What role do technology and social media play in developing good habits?
  • Should schools have classes on developing good habits? Why or why not?
  • Should social media platforms do more to promote good habits? Why or why not?
  • Is it better to focus on developing good habits or breaking bad habits? Why?
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.