Speaking: Discussion Questions

Download the questions as a .pdf (for printing) or
copy and paste them (for editing) from the list below.

See this post for 10 ideas on how to use these questions.

  • How important is your family to you?
  • How many people are in your immediate family?
    What about in your extended family?
  • Who are you closest to in your family? Why do you think that is?
  • Do you have any pets? Do they feel like part of the family?
  • Are there any black sheep in your family? Can you tell us a little bit about them?
  • Did your grandparents come from big families? What did they do?
  • Can you tell us one of your favourite family memories?
  • Do you wish you could spend more time with your family? What would you do together?
  • How did your parents meet?
  • Who used to comfort you when you were a child? Who used to punish you when you did something wrong?
  • ho is the most successful person in your family? How did they become successful?
  • What’s the secret of a happy family life?
  • “You can’t choose your family. Thank God you can choose your friends.” Do you agree?
  • Who are your favourite cousins? Why do you feel close to them?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child?
  • “I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” What do you think this quote means? Do you agree with it?
  • Would you like to have a big family?
  • What did your family and you like to do
    together when you were a child?
  • What was your favourite family game?
  • If you had to name your first-born child after a member of your family, who would you choose? Why?

Listening: Online Videos

Reading: Online Texts

Here are some interesting (and, hopefully, semi-permanent!) online articles and websites I’ve found. Have a look through and see if there’s one that might interest your class. If you have any other suggestions about more sites or articles I could include here, please let me know.

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