A Minimalistic Lifestyle

Type: Videos
Originally published on June 9, 2019 and last updated on May 13, 2023

The topic of minimalistic lifestyle is an excellent choice for English learners to discuss as it offers a wide range of language-learning opportunities. Engaging in conversations about minimalism allows learners to explore vocabulary related to consumerism, sustainability and intentional living.

They can practice expressing their opinions, using persuasive language to defend their viewpoint, and engaging in respectful debates. Furthermore, discussing minimalism encourages learners to expand their knowledge of idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs commonly used in conversations about simplicity and decluttering. Exploring this topic also provides an opportunity for learners to share personal experiences, fostering a sense of cultural exchange and improving their overall English proficiency.

Ask your students to watch the video below (either before or during the class). When finished check their understanding by asking the questions directly below the video before moving on to discuss the conversation questions.

Answer The Questions Below To Check Your Understanding

  • What does the video say minimalism is?
  • What are the benefits of minimalism described in the video?

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • minimalism (noun)
  • minimalistic (adjective)
  • spacious (adjective)
  • lifestyle (noun)
  • clutter (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • Are you currently practicing minimalism in your life? Would you like to?
  • Can you think of any challenges or drawbacks to living a minimalist lifestyle?
  • Do you know anyone living a minimalistic lifestyle?
  • How do you think minimalism can contribute to a more sustainable future?
  • What are some strategies you use to declutter your living space?
  • Do you believe minimalism is a trend or a long-term lifestyle choice?
  • Do you think minimalism can positively affect mental well-being?
  • Is minimalism a realistic lifestyle choice for everyone?
  • Does minimalism overlook sentimental items and emotional attachment?
  • Should schools teach minimalism as part of sustainability education?
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.