Questions list

The right question can really get a student thinking and passionate about speaking English. A good idea is to try to ask interesting questions and ask about topics that the student can relate to.

What is…

  1. What is your favourite movie?
  2. What is your favourite hobby?
  3. What is your favourite band / artist?
  4. What is your favourite food?
  5. What is your favourite drink?
  6. What is your worst habit? 
  7. What is the best thing you have ever bought?
  8. What is your idea of a perfect christmas?

Which is better?

  1. Which is better? Rewards or punishments?
  2. Which is better? Happiness or wealth?
  3. Which is better? Having more friends or having closer friends?
  4. Which is better? Intelligence or knowledge?
  5. Which is better? Healthy eating or exercise?
  6. Which is better? A big party or a small gathering?
  7. Which is better? Jogging or hiking?

If you could…

  1. If you could go back in time, where would you go?
  2. If you could trade a year of your life for £1000,000 how many years would you trade?
  3. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
  4. If you could make any fictional character real, who would you pick?
  5. If you could make one person disappear from the planet, who would you choose?
  6. If you could change your name, what would it be and why?


  1. Why is the sky blue?
  2. Why do we yawn?
  3. Why do we dream?
  4. Why do we sneeze?
  5. Why do people smoke?

What would you do if…

  1. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  2. What would you do if you could fly?
  3. What would you do if had an extra weekday?
  4. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
  5. What would you do if you were immortal?
  6. What would you do if you could make time stand still for a week?

Where would…

  1. Where would your ideal holiday be?