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25 Great ESL Conversation Starters for Young Children

You know how it goes, you finish your lesson material, take a look at the clock and 🙀 you have ten minutes left of the lesson and nothing to do !!!

So to help with that here are 25 great conversion starters for children.

The Future

  1. What do you want to do when you grow up?

  2. What will the cars of the future do?

  3. What kind of house do you want to live in when you grow up?

  4. Let's pretend it's your 100th birthday, tell me about your life.

  5. In the future if we can travel in outer space where would you go?


  1. If you were king/queen of a your own country, what rules would you make?

  2. You have discovered a new magic planet where you can make whatever you want happen, what are you going to do?

  3. If you could go back in time, when would you go and what would you do?

  4. Imagine you could create a new animal, what would it look like and what would you call it?

  5. You can be anyone you want for 1 day, who would you be and what would you do?


  1. What makes you happy? What makes you sad?

  2. What is different about you and your brother/sister?

  3. Are you shy? If you could not be shy for 1 day what would you do?

  4. What is the most unique special thing about you that no one else has?

  5. How have you changed since you were a baby? Do you like different things now?


  1. What is the best thing about your dad? What is the best thing about your mum?

  2. When you visit your grandparents, what do you all do?

  3. When you grow up, do you want children, what names would you give them?

  4. Describe someone in your family and see if I can guess who it is.

  5. In your whole extended family who is the ___est? (old, young, funny, happy etc)


  1. If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world for 2 weeks, where would you go?

  2. Where was your last vacation, what did you do?

  3. Do you prefer to travel by train, bus, plane or ship?

  4. Now that you are learning English, what countries can you visit that speak English?

  5. What was your favorite ever vacation?

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