bank conversation questions for ESL

25 bank conversation questions

Bank conversation questions

A conversation worksheet about banks with 2 pictures to describe. There are some difficult words on this handout. Be sure to over these terms with your students before starting the discussion – stuck, armed robbery, transaction, mortgage, fees, safety deposit box, bankrupt, prison sentence, heist, and annoy.


The bank conversation questions are –

1 – When was the last time you went to a bank? What did you do there?

2 – Which banks do you use? What do you think is the best bank?

3 – What kind of security systems do banks need to have?

4 – What would you do if you were stuck inside a bank during an armed robbery?

5 – Do you think banks are the best place to keep money? Where else can you put it?

6 – How have banks changed over the last 50 years?

7 – What things do you need to open a bank account in your country?

8 – Would you like to work in a bank? Why or why not?

9 – What kinds of online banking transactions do you make?

10 – Have you ever had a piggy bank? How much was in it when you opened it?

11 – What happens if a person can’t pay their mortgage?

12 – How much do you pay in bank fees each month? What are they for?

13 – Has a bank ever made a mistake with your account? What happened?

14 – If a bank offered you a one million dollar loan, would you take it? Why or why not?

15 – What kinds of things do you think people keep in safety deposit boxes?

16 – What did you do at a bank the last time you visited one?

17 – Why do people have bank accounts in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands?

18 – Do you have any credit cards? What are their limits?

19 – How can a bank become bankrupt?

20 – What would you get a bank loan to buy?

21 – What sort of jail or prison sentences do bank robbers get in your country?

22 – Do you have a safe in your home? What is inside it?

23 – Have you seen any good movies about bank heists? What were they called?

24 – What are some things about banks that annoy you or make you angry?

25 – Do you need to wait long when you go to a bank in person?


safety deposit boxes room inside of a bank vault
Bank idioms

If you bank on something, you are sure something will happen and rely on it happening in the future.

If you use all your money to buy something, you break the bank.

If a person is in the red, they are not in a good financial situation and usually owe money to a bank.

Money that is saved for your life in the future can be called a nest egg.

Daylight robbery is when someone asks way too much money for a service or product.

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