A Part of Conversation Questions for the ESL Classroom.
- What do you know about being homeless?
- Does your city have a large homeless population?
- Have someone you know been homeless?
- Does your country have many homeless people?
- What do you think can done to help homeless people?
- Have you done volunteer work in your community?
- Do you think it's acceptable for children to work late at night selling flowers and singing?
- Do you think these children need to be out doing this, or are they just earning extra money?
- What do you think will happen to these children in the future? Do they have a future?
- Do you think there should be more help for beggars, homeless and poor people in your town or city?
- How about in your country?
- Do you think your town or city should make a place for beggars and homeless people to go, like a homeless shelter?
- Do you think it would reduce the amount of beggars and homeless people on the street?
- Do you think it would encourage people to be lazy?
- What are some reasons that these people would not want to use such a shelter?
- If your town or city was to have a homeless shelter, who should run this place?
- Who should pay for this place?
- Should anybody be allowed to go to this place?
- Do you think the government should give money to homeless people?
- How about jobless people?
- If you think the government should give money, about how much money do you think should be given?
- Do you give money to beggars or homeless people? Why or why not?
- How do you know if a beggar is a real beggar?
- If you give money to beggars or homeless people, about how much do you give?
- Do you think beggars should work on their own?
- Would you offer a beggar a job to help you around you house?
- Would you rather give money to beggars or buskers? (Buskers are people who entertain you on the street for money, e.g. musicians)
- Would you rather give money to beggars who have a disability, older beggars, beggars with babies or child beggars? Why?
- Does your country have rich beggars?
- Have you heard of stories where people beg for money but in fact they are rich? Tell us about it?
- Does it make you feel good to give money to beggars?
- Do you give money to beggars to help or to make you feel good about yourself?
- Do you give money or do you give things: e.g. clothes, food, etc.?
- Do you choose the kind of beggars you give money or things to? e.g. old men playing musical instruments, small children roaming around, adults carrying a child.
- In your country, is there a syndicate behind beggars?
If you can think of another good question for this list, please add it.
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