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-

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

What is the biggest sea animal?

Have you ever been to an aquarium?

If you were an animal what animal would you be?

Are there any animals that scare you?

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

What are the most friendly animals?

What animals help people? How do they help?

What is the national animal of your country?

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

What small animals are there in your neighbourhood?

What do you think about hunting?

Are there any endangered animals in your country?

What animals have disappeared from your country?

What animals live in the desert?

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

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

What animals have you seen in the ocean?

What animals are known to attack people?

Have you seen any good movies about animals?

What animals have the best life?

Which country do you think has the most beautiful animals?

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

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

two meerkats in sunlight

Animal conversation questions 2

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

The animal conversation questions 2 are –

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a fox cub in a forest

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