25 conversation questions about patience

25 Conversation questions about patience

Conversation questions about patience

Patience is a virtue, so the saying goes. it is an important personality trait that we need in our daily lives. Here are some interesting discussion questions about patience that you can use with your classes and colleagues.

The most challenging terms for ESL learners in this speaking activity include – lose your patience, require, prepared. advice, stuck, traffic jam, test your patience, annoy, queue, deal with, and situation.

The conversation questions about patience are –


1 – What words do you associate with patience?

2 – Would you describe yourself as patient or impatient? Can you give examples of why?

3 – What is something that you really dislike waiting for? How long do you have to wait?

4 – Have you ever lost your patience with another person? What happened at this time?

5 – What kinds of work and occupations require a lot of patience? Why is this so?

6 – Who is the most patient person that you know? In what ways do they show patience?

7 – What is something that you want to do in the future that will require a lot of patience?

8 – How long would you be prepared to wait for a table at your favorite restaurant?

9 – What kind of advice would you give to a person who was about to lose their patience?

10– Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam? How long were you stuck in it?

11- What is something that you often do when you begin to feel impatient?

12- Are you becoming more or less patient as you get older? Why do you think this is so?

13- Who in your family tests your patience the most? What do they do that annoys you?

14- What is something that you had to wait for yesterday? Did you wait very long?

15- Do you think that an impatient person can learn to be more patient? How can they?

16- What is the longest amount of time that you have ever spent in a queue? What for?

17- What are some hobbies and pastimes that need a lot of patience to do?

18- Do you have more patience early in the morning, in the afternoon, or in the evening?

19- In what ways can being a calm patient person improve your life?

20- What is something that you have to deal with every day that needs some patience?

21- How long do you think you would wait for a friend before you gave up?

22- Do you think that social media has made people more or less patient? Why?

23- Can you think of any situations in which being impatient would be a good thing?

24- Is it possible for a person to be too patient? How could it be a bad thing?

25- Who do you think is or was the most patient person in the history of the world? Why?

a woman patiently weaving on a loom

Idioms about expressions about patience

Here are some interesting idioms you can use to keep the discussion going once you have completed the conversation questions about patience.

If a person is said to have the patience of a saint or the patience of Job, they have an extremely large amount of patience.

If you want to tell somebody to slow down, wait or stop rushing, you can say “Hold your horses“. This horse idiom is simply used to tell a person to be patient.

The saying of Rome wasn’t built in a day is used to say that big and important things take time, they don’t happen in a short period of time.

If time is on your side, you have plenty of time and there is no need to rush.

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