Harry Potter

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on May 8, 2023 and last updated on May 13, 2023

Engaging in meaningful conversations is a crucial aspect of learning any language, and what better way to captivate English learners than by delving into the enchanting world of Harry Potter?

Discussing the famous wizarding series not only ignites the imagination but also offers a plethora of opportunities to enhance speaking and conversation skills. By exploring conversation questions related to Harry Potter, learners can unravel the complexities of the English language, develop vocabulary, express opinions and hone their critical thinking abilities.

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.

About Harry Potter

Harry Potter is an enchanting story set in a mystical world where extraordinary things happen. The tale follows the adventures of a young boy named Harry, who discovers he is a wizard on his eleventh birthday. He receives an invitation to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a special place where he learns about spells, potions, and fantastical creatures. Together with his loyal friends Ron and Hermione, Harry embarks on thrilling quests, uncovering secrets about his past and facing daunting challenges.

The series explores themes of friendship, bravery, and the struggle against evil, captivating readers with its vividly imagined universe and unforgettable characters. From the exciting Quidditch matches to the epic battles, Harry Potter takes readers on an extraordinary journey of magic, mystery, and self-discovery.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • wizard (noun)
  • mysterious (adjective)
  • discover (verb)
  • take on (phrasal verb)
  • wand (noun)
  • brave (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • Have you read the Harry Potter books or seen the films? Did you enjoy them?
  • Do you like these kinds of stories?
  • How would you describe Harry Potter?
  • Which character from the series do you relate to the most? Why?
  • If you could attend Hogwarts, which house would you want to be sorted into, and why?
  • What is your favourite Harry Potter book/film?
  • What age do you think Harry Potter is suitable for?
  • Which magical creature from the series would you most like to have as a pet or companion?
  • What lessons can we learn from the friendships depicted in the Harry Potter series?
  • Do the Harry Potter books promote positive values and life lessons for young readers?
  • Would you like J.K. Rowling to continue expanding the Harry Potter universe with new books?
  • If you could be able to do one spell from Harry Potter which one would it be?
  • What lessons can we learn from the obstacles and challenges faced by the characters in the Harry Potter series?
  • Do you think the story of Harry Potter would make a good musical?
  • If you could have played any character in the film which one would it have been?
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.