25 COVID conversation questions for ESL
This is the hottest topic of recent times and is sure to get some discussion happening in your English classes. Depending on where you are and who you are teaching you may want to omit some of the questions, that is at your discretion. This free handout has over 25 questions and 2 related pictures to describe.
There are some challenging words and phrases in this activity and you should consider doing one or more of the covid vocabulary worksheets as a warm-up. In any case, the difficult terms to teach most students in advance include – vaccinated, lockdown, social distancing, quarantine, panic buy, sold out, pandemic, temperature, develop, viral, regulations, sanitizer, and hazmat suit.
Have you been vaccinated against covid?
Do you know anyone who has had the coronavirus?
How many days did you spend in lockdown? What did you do during that time?
What do you think about social distancing?
Do you think it is important to wear a mask at all times?
Where do you think COVID-19 came from?
Did people panic buy where you live? What things were sold out?
Where were people quarantined in your country? For how long?
What do you think are symptoms of having covid?
If you had a sore throat what would you do?
Where would you go if you could go anywhere during the pandemic?
What are some good ways to protect yourself and others from coronavirus?
What is a healthy temperature for the human body?
How many face masks have you bought?
How has the world changed since the arrival of covid?
Has your country developed its own vaccine?
Have or were you unable to go to school or work? How do/did you feel about it?
What is the best way to buy food during a viral pandemic?
Do or did you follow all the government regulations during this time?
When do you think international travel will return to normal?
What is the worst thing about being in lockdown?
How do you feel about other people not following rules such as wearing a mask?
Do you often use hand sanitizer? Do you carry any on your person?
Do you know of anybody who owns a hazmat suit?
Did you visit a hospital during this time? How was it different than usual?