Conversation Worksheets about People
The ESL Worksheets and teacher's notes on this page are in PDF format. You are free to download, print and photocopy them unmodified for classroom use.
Robin Hood | Teacher's Notes
An interesting worksheet on a popular legendary figure. This lesson helps students explore new vocabulary through the various meanings of "hood" in modern English and provides excellent opportunities for discussion and fluency practice through questions such as: "Robin Hood's intentions were good. To what extent does this justify his actions? Does the end ever justify the means?"
A Bride Too Far? Charles & Camilla | Teacher's Notes
A thought-provoking worksheet combining two topics of general interest to students - marriage and royalty, covering Prince Charles' second marriage. A good way to revise wedding vocabulary from a fresh angle! Topic-related lexis is practised in a vocabulary exercise. Fluency is encouraged through stimulating discussion questions such as "In your country is marriage a civil or a religious arrangement? Can married couples get divorced?"
What's in a Name? | Teacher's Notes
A fun worksheet on a universal theme - your name. This lesson includes vocabulary built from the base-word "name" as well as some common phrases and idioms connected with the topic. Fluency is practised through stimulating and personalised discussion questions such as: "What names did/will you choose for your children? Why do you like those names?"
Do you have a GSOH? | Teacher's Notes
A lesson about humour. ("GSOH" means "Good Sense Of Humour", in case you were wondering!) Questions such as "How would you define humour?" provide opportunities for fluency development.
On the Other Hand | Teacher's Notes
A worksheet about left-handedness. This lesson raises awareness about people who are left-handed and develops fluency with discussion questions such as "To what extent are left-handed people placed at a disadvantage in today's world?" The word "left" is then practised in its various meanings in a vocabulary/discussion exercise before the students do a fun true-or-false quiz to finish off.
Modern Love | Teacher's Notes
A worksheet which takes a look at same-sex marriage and traditional marriage in the 21st century. Topic-related vocabulary is practised in a gap-fill exercise. Fluency is encouraged through discussion questions such as "Should people of the same-sex be permitted to get married? Why/not?"
Family Matters | Teacher's Notes
An interesting worksheet on a popular theme designed to recycle familiar vocabulary whilst exposing students to some less familiar lexis (such as step-father, half-brother, sibling, single parent, etc.). Fluency is developed through stimulating discussion questions such as "What are the worst mistakes a parent can make?"
Childhood | Teacher's Notes
An ever-popular worksheet for generating conversation and promoting fluency through personalised questions and prompts (e.g. "Describe your happiest memories of childhood"). Includes presentation and practice of common childhood-related vocabulary in the form of proverbs (e.g. "Children should be seen and not heard").
Friendship | Teacher's Notes
A very useful worksheet on a popular topic which ties in with many mainstream course books. The lesson is based around discussion questions to encourage fluency (e.g "How difficult is it to maintain a friendship? Can a friendship last a lifetime?") and a gap-fill exercise using associated vocabulary (e.g. user-friendly, friendly fire, etc).
Fame | Teacher's Notes
A handy worksheet on a subject close to many people's hearts. Conversation questions such as "Would you like to be the child/brother/sister/parent or someone very famous?" quickly generate animated discussion, thus developing fluency. There is also a gap-fill with associated vocabulary (e.g. infamous).