40 Spoken English Conversation Topics That are Perfect for an English Club
The best way to learn how to speak English fluently is to have a conversation with someone in English. Because of this, some people choose to a form English speaking clubs, where they can talk with others who are trying to learn English or with native English speakers. If you want to learn English and aren’t part of an English Club, try to find one at a local school or language center.
Even without a club, having natural conversations is a fun and easy way to learn any language. The problem is that sometimes conversations can be difficult to keep going if you don’t know what to talk about, especially with the language isn’t your first language. This is where conversation topics become useful. They can help give ideas to talk about with others. They also let you explore topics that may not come up in a normal, everyday conversation.
Below are 40 questions or topics that can help start up a conversation that you can use with your English Club. They can also be used at work, at a party or even, at school, or with anyone!
- What is your dream job? Why?
- What is your ethnicity / nationality / heritage?
- Describe some of your favorite childhood stories and experiences.
- Why do you want to learn English?
- What is your favorite movie or TV show and why?
- If you had more time in the day, what would you do with the extra time?
- What is your hobby or something you enjoy doing in your spare time?
- If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? (A real or fictional place)
- If given the opportunity, would you go to outer space? Why or why not?
- What is something you regret never trying or doing?
- What is your hometown like? Do you like it or not?
- If you could have lunch with anyone (alive, dead, or imaginary), who would it be?
- What was your dream as a child?
- If you could speak any language (other than English), what would it be?
- Are you in any other club than this one? If so, which clubs? If not, why?
- Do you feel that technology is a good or bad thing?
- What is / was your dream vacation?
- Do you have a role model or idol? If so, who and why?
- What is / was your major in college?
- What is your favorite season of the year and why?
- If you were trapped on an abandoned, what are three items you would bring?
- Do you have any pets? What kind are they and what are their names?
- What is your obsession now versus when you were a child?
- Do you take naps often? Do you feel that naps are important or unnecessary?
- How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Is there a reason for this?
- What did you do last weekend? Did you go anywhere or do anything special?
- What do you plan to do this upcoming weekend?
- What is your favorite holiday and why?
- If you could open a business, what kind of would it be? Why?
- Are you a morning person or a night owl? (Night owl meaning you stay up late)
- What is one of your very bad or annoying habits?
- Who is your favorite fictional character? Why?
- What is your guilty pleasure? (A guilty pleasure is something you like even though you don’t want to)
- Do you have any special talents?
- What is your biggest fear? And why?
- Do you have any fears that are silly or nonsensical?
- Do you have any superstitions? (Such as a black cat representing bad luck)
- What was the best birthday celebration or present you have ever gotten?
- How do you feel about the possibility of flying cars in the future? Would you drive one?
- What is your biggest pet peeve? (A pet peeve is something that annoys you even when it shouldn’t)
Use this list as a way to make your English Club more fun! They are also great to use outside of a club. Practice speaking with these topics with anyone you can find. It is an enjoyable way to learn English and get to know someone else better.
If you are not part of an English Club or do not have anyone to practice English with, visit Spoken English Practice where you can get your own tutor and speaking partner. They will help you improve your English by simply having a conversation with you. All of these questions and topics will be great conversation starters to use during lessons!