Cities conversation questions
Discussion questions about cities for speaking classes. The free printable PDF also has a picture description activity. Challenging words in this handout include – skyscrapers, modern, historical, landmark, slum, design, and capital.
The cities conversation questions are –
What is the biggest city in your country? Is it clean?
Do you live near any skyscrapers? What buildings are they?
What is the most dangerous city you know of?
What is the greenest city in your country?
What cities have you visited as a tourist? Which was your favourite?
Do you prefer modern cities or historical ones?
What city in the world would you most like to visit?
What famous landmarks do you know of? Which cities are they in?
Do people walk much in your home city? How do people usually get around?
What are the best and worst things about living in big cities?
Are there any slums in your country?
How do you think cities will change over the next 100 years?
If you were going to design a city what would you put in it?
What are some fun things to do when visiting a new city?
How many capital cities can you think of?
What 3 adjectives would you use to describe your country’s capital city?
What can be done to clean up a polluted city?
Do you know of any cities that have been destroyed? What happened?
What sports teams does your closest city have? Do you support them?
What city have you been to that has a good transportation system?
What are the main industries of your closest city?
What world city do you think has the best food? Clothing? Museums?
Is there a city you don’t like or never want to visit?
If you get to talking about famous landmarks, the world landmarks worksheets will also be useful as will the world flags worksheets.
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.