Advice conversation questions
Advice is a recommendation or suggestion intended to help you. We can get this from professionals, friends, family, and colleagues. We can ask for it and it is often given to us even if we don’t want it. These advice conversation questions make for an interesting discussion topic in the English language.
For ESL students, the most difficult terms in this speaking exercise include – turn to (someone), react, stranger, directions, modern, require, lottery, and topics.
The advice conversation questions are –
1 – What kinds of things do you associate with giving advice?
2 – When was the last time that you gave somebody advice? What was the advice about?
3 – What things do you often need advice for? Do you usually get helpful advice?
4 – Who is the person that you usually turn to when you need important life advice?
5 – Do you search the internet for advice? Which websites have given you good advice?
6 – How do you react if a stranger asks for directions? Do you usually help them?
7 – What is some advice about the modern world that you would give to a young person?
8 – Who would you call if you needed advice on how to fix something in your home?
9 – When did you last ask your parents for advice? What advice did they give you?
10- What is the worst piece of advice that you have ever been given? Why was it so bad?
11- Have you ever given another person some bad advice? What happened afterward?
12- If you could give some advice to the leader of your country, what would it be?
13- Have you ever asked for advice on social media? What was the problem at the time?
14- What kinds of jobs require people to give advice? Can you give some examples?
15- Why do you think that people pay for advice? What is the most you have ever paid?
16- Has a friend ever asked you for advice on fashion and clothing? What did you say?
17- What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? How did it help you?
18- Whose advice would you say you listen to the most, your friends or your family?
19– What is some advice that you wish someone had given you in the past?
20- Do your friends often ask for advice? What kind of advice do they usually ask for?
21- How do you decide that advice that you are given is good or bad for you?
22- What advice would you give to a friend if they won the lottery or had a lot of money?
23- How would you advise a person who was looking to move to your home country?
24- What advice would you give to a person who was trying to learn a new language?
25- Do you think that you are good at giving advice? On which topics are you helpful?
Here is an interesting follow-up activity that you can do once you have completed the advice conversation questions.
Give your class some hypothetical situations and problems where people need advice. Students are to provide advice on what best to do in these situations and how to solve the problems. This can be done either as a speaking activity or as a writing task.
Some examples of situations where advice can be given are –
- My neighbor’s dog barks loudly at night.
- My tooth is hurting and I can’t see a dentist for 3 days.
- I want to make a lot of money as quickly as possible
- My sister is always sad, how can I help her?
- I have insomnia and can’t sleep at night.
- I left my mobile phone in a taxi.
- My car won’t start.
- I don’t know what to study at university.
- I need a new job and don’t know where to look.
- I am overweight and feel tired all the time.