English Discussion on
 Conversation Questions


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) Are you good at small talk and making conversation?
(2) When was the last time you had a really, really interesting conversation?
(3) Do you like intelligent conversation?
(4) What do you think of your English conversation classes and study books?
(5) How do you feel when people interrupt you in the middle of an important conversation?
(6) If you were a fly on the wall, which conversation in history would you like to listen to?
(7) What do you do when you hear your name pop up in other people’s conversations?
(8) Are you OK at everyday conversation in English?
(9) Someone once said: "Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue." What does this mean? Do you agree?
(10) Robert C. Gallagher said: "Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed." What does this mean? Do you agree?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘conversation’?
(2) People say conversation is an art. Do you think so?
(3) What topics of conversation do you enjoy most?
(4) Do you like listening to other people’s conversations?
(5) Have you ever overheard a conversation you wish you hadn’t?
(6) Who in life do you find it difficult to strike up a conversation with?
(7) What common conversation starters do you use?
(8) How long are your phone conversations?
(9) Oscar Wilde said: "Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative." What does this mean? Do you agree with him?
(10) A Chinese proverb says: "A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books." Do you agree?



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