Cities conversation questions
Discussion questions about cities for speaking classes. Just about everyone has been to a city so it is a very easy topic to talk about. The free printable PDF also has a picture description activity.
If your students or group don’t live in a city, you can just talk about the closest one to them. Challenging words in this handout include – district, skyscrapers, modern, historical, landmark, slum, design, and capital.
The cities conversation questions are –
1 – How many people live in your city? What is the busiest district or area?
2 – What is something that your city is famous for?
3 – What is the biggest city in your country? Is it clean?
4 – Do you live near any skyscrapers? What buildings are they?
5 – What is the most dangerous city you know of?
6 – What is the greenest city in your country?
7 – What cities have you visited as a tourist? Which was your favorite?
8 – Do you prefer modern cities or historical ones?
9 – What city in the world would you most like to visit?
10- What famous landmarks do you know of? Which cities are they in?
11 – Do people walk much in your home city? How do people usually get around?
12 – What are the best and worst things about living in big cities?
13 – Are there any slums in your country?
14 – How do you think cities will change over the next 100 years?
15 – If you were going to design a city what would you put in it?
16 – What are some fun things to do when visiting a new city?
17 – How many capital cities can you think of?
18 – What 3 adjectives would you use to describe your country’s capital city?
19 – What can be done to clean up a polluted city?
20 – Do you know of any cities that have been destroyed? What happened?
21 – What sports teams does your closest city have? Do you support them?
22 – What city have you been to that has a good transportation system?
23 – What are the main industries of your closest city?
24 – What world city do you think has the best food? Clothing? Museums?
25 – Is there a city you don’t like or never want to visit?
Once you have completed discussing the cities conversation questions, try introducing some of these fun city idioms to your class.
A person who comes to the countryside from a city who has no idea about life in rural areas can be called a city slicker.
A concrete jungle is used to describe a busy city without many trees.
A marble city is slang for a cemetery, while a cardboard city refers to place where many homeless people live.