25 animal conversation questions for ESL

50 fun animal conversation questions

50 animal conversation questions

Animals are a fantastic discussion topic for all ages. Here we have 2 separate conversation handouts. The first is suitable for beginners and the second is for intermediate and advanced English speakers.

Difficult words you may need to introduce include – aquarium, wild, endangered, hunt, desert, national, ridden, and scare.

This activity is well complimented with one of the animal vocabulary worksheets or puzzles.


The animal conversation questions are-


1 – Is there a zoo near you? What animals are kept there?

2 – What is the biggest sea animal?

3 – Have you ever been to an aquarium?

4 – If you were an animal what animal would you be?

5 – Are there any animals that scare you?

6 – What would you do if there was a snake in your garden?

7 – What are the most friendly animals?

8 – What animals help people? How do they help?

9 – What is the national animal of your country?

10 – What is the biggest animal you have seen in the wild?

11 – What small animals are there in your neighborhood?

12 – What do you think about hunting?

13 – Are there any endangered animals in your country?

14 – What animals have disappeared from your country?

15 – What animals live in the desert?

16 – What animals do you think are cute? Which are ugly?

17 – Have you ever ridden an animal? What was it and where did you go?

18 – What animals have you seen in the ocean?

19 – What animals are known to attack people?

20 – Have you seen any good movies about animals?

21 – What animals have the best life?

22 – Which country do you think has the most beautiful animals?

23 – Have you ever been to a farm? What animals did you see there?

24 – Do you know any people or have a friend that looks like an animal?

25 – What animal do you think that you most look like?

two meerkats in sunlight

Animal conversation questions 2

This second set of questions about animals is more difficult. The most challenging terms include – represent, personality, appearance, bitten, fed, law, protect, medical, memory, train, tricks, and introduced.


The second set of animal conversation questions are –


26 – Which animal do you think represents your personality? Your appearance?

27 – What are 3 animals that you would never eat? Why wouldn’t you eat them?

28 – Have you ever been bitten by an animal? What was it and what happened?

29 – Which do you think is the most dangerous, a bear, a shark, or a crocodile?

30 – How do you feel about insects? Do any of them scare you?

31 – Have you ever fed a wild animal or an animal at the zoo? What did you feed it?

32 – Are there any laws in your country that protect animals from being harmed?

33 – If you could keep any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be?

34 – Does your country have any famous animals? What are they famous for?

35 – What do you think about animal racing? What animals are raced in your country?

36 – Can you draw or paint pictures of any animals? Do think you are good at art?

37 – Which animal would you like most to take photographs of? Why this animal?

38 – Do you think that medical testing on animals is cruel or required to help people?

39 – What is the happiest memory you have of an animal that you can think of?

40 – Is roadkill a problem in your country? What kinds of animals are hit by vehicles?

41 – What animal do you think makes the most interesting sounds? Can you mimic it?

42 – Do you think it would be possible to train an alligator to do tricks? Why or why not?

43 – What is the national animal of your country? Why do you think it was chosen?

44 – Do you think that you could kill and cut up an animal to eat by yourself?

45 – Do you know the English names of any animal sounds? What are they?

46 – How many animals can you think of that eat leaves in 30 seconds?

47 – What do you think are the fastest animals on land, in the ocean, and in the sky?

48 – Do you know anyone who is a vegetarian? Why don’t they eat meat?

49 – Have any animals been introduced into your country? Why were they introduced?

50 – What is an animal that you would never wish to be? Why is that so?

a fox cub in a forest

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