One of the best ways to practice your English Conversation is by using English as a Second Language (ESL) questions. A good ESL conversation question is one that you would use everyday while speaking, or a question that you would have to use in an emergency.
Common ESL question topics include: food and eating, directions, money and shopping, family, and medical questions. The list of topics is endless and you can tailor your ESL questions to topics that are most important to you. For ESL questions to be effective in improving your English conversation it’s important to use your ESL questions in real world settings with native speakers as well as to practice your ESL questions in the classroom. Repetition, practice, and use are the keys to making your English conversation fluent and natural.
Here are some useful ESL questions for food and eating:
- Did you eat breakfast today?
- Are you hungry?
- What would you like to drink?
- Do you like to cook?
- What kinds of foods do you like to cook?
- What are your favorite foods?
- Would you like to come with me to eat lunch?
- Where would you like to eat lunch?
- What would you like for dinner?
- Do you drink coffee?
These are some examples of common directions, money and shopping ESL questions:
- Excuse me, how do I get to the park?
- Which way is the museum?
- Where is the bus stop?
- How much is this?
- Excuse me, can you tell me how much this costs?
- Where can I find the clothing department?
- Is this the checkout line?
- Do you take credit cards?
- Where is the bank?
Here are some examples of useful ESL questions you should know in case of a medical emergency.
- Where is the hospital?
- How do I get to the Emergency room?
- Would you please call 911?
- Help, I have an emergency. Is anyone here a doctor?
- Do you feel sick?
- What symptoms do you have?
- Where can I buy over the counter medicines?
- Which way is the pharmacy?
- Can the pharmacist please help me?