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Conversation Worksheets about Society

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.

PDF iconHealthcare | Teacher's Notes
A lesson on a universally relevant topic which will really generate discussion! Vocabulary in the form of phrasal verbs and expressions is practised in a gap-fill exercise. The pace of the lesson is changed with some classic "Doctor, Doctor" puns, and students are encouraged to practise their fluency through relevant conversation questions such as: "Does the healthcare system in your country focus more on prevention or cure of illnesses?"

PDF iconShopping | Teacher's Notes
A topic that is not only popular but relevant and useful too. This worksheet is designed to provide practice of topic-related vocabulary and introduce some common idiomatic phrases (such as "to talk shop"). Fluency is encouraged through thought-provoking discussion questions such as "How has the way we shop changed over the last 50 years?"

PDF iconIs Football a Waste of Time? | Teacher's Notes
A great worksheet which will get your students talking, whatever they feel about football (soccer)! The discussion questions are designed to develop fluency (e.g. "Why does football have hooligans when other sports such as cricket, rugby and American football don't?")

PDF iconThe Naked Truth | Teacher's Notes
A fun lesson which works as an antidote to lessons on clothes! This lesson is all about nudity! Associated vocabulary is practised in a gap-fill, jokes are matched with their punchlines and fluency is encouraged with thought-provoking discussion questions. E.g. "Why is nudity often considered shocking?"

PDF iconA Wolf in Sheep's Clothing | Teacher's Notes
A very useful worksheet on a popular topic which ties in with many mainstream course books. The lesson practises vocabulary through a gap-fill exercise and develops fluency with discussion questions such as "If you could design a new uniform for the police, army, schoolchildren (etc) what changes would you make?"

PDF iconGenes and Genius | Teacher's Notes
An informative and interesting worksheet about genetics (GM food, genetic engineering, cloning, genetic fingerprinting, etc) which deals with topic-related vocabulary through mix-and-match exercises before moving on to discussion questions (e.g. "Would you want to have your own clone? Why/not?") to promote fluency.

PDF iconNo Smoke without Fire | Teacher's Notes
Dealing with the topic of smoking, this worksheet will interest both students who smoke and those who don't. Conversation questions such as "Whether you smoke or not, why do you think people take up smoking?" will generate lively discussion and encourage fluency.

PDF iconAnimals & Animosity | Teacher's Notes
A fun worksheet based around a gap-fill exercise for topic-related vocabulary followed by interesting discussion questions designed to promote fluency (e.g. "What should be done in cases where a pet attacks someone?").

PDF iconNo sex please, we're British! | Teacher's Notes
A fun worksheet taking a look at national stereotypes with a true-or-false quiz, vocabulary in the form of adjectives to describe national characteristics and discussion questions to promote fluency (e.g. "When does a cultural characteristic become a national stereotype?").