Freedom conversation questions
Freedom can be interpreted in many ways, from not being in prison to having no responsibilities. People all over the world see and value it differently. You can use these freedom conversation questions to find out how your students and friends view freedom.
This is an advanced topic for older teenagers and adults. The most challenging terms in this speaking exercise include – culture, restrict, captivity, censored, play a part, and possessions.
The freedom conversation questions are –
What does the word freedom mean to you? Do you think you have enough freedom?
What hobby or activity do you like to do that gives you a sense of freedom?
Are there any things you can do to bring more freedom into your life? What are they?
If you had the freedom to do anything you liked for a year, what would you do?
Did your family give you a lot of freedom when you were a child? How about now?
Do you think that your country has enough freedom? Is there anything you’d change?
Do you think that other cultures see freedom in different ways? Give examples.
Are there any laws that you believe restrict people’s freedom? What are they?
How do you feel about animals in captivity? Do you like to visit zoos?
Do you think it is possible for a person to be completely free? How can this be done?
What do you think are the 3 best and worst countries in the world to have freedom?
If you were to draw a picture of freedom, what would it look like?
Are there any famous people that you know of who have fought for freedom?
Have you ever felt that you had no freedom? Why and what did it feel like?
What kinds of jobs give people a lot of freedom? In what ways do they do this?
How do you feel about freedom of speech? What things should be censored?
Who is a person that you admire for their freedom in life?
Do you feel that money plays a large part in a person’s freedom? In what ways?
If you could free any animal into the wild, what would it be and why?
Are you usually free to do anything you like on weekends? Why or why not?
Do you believe people will have more or less freedom in the future? Why?
Have you ever felt sorry for a person or animal with no freedom? Did you help them?
Do you think that having a lot of possessions or none gives you more freedom?
Can people learn to live happily with only a small amount of freedom?
Idioms and expressions about freedom
Here are some related freedom expressions and idioms that you can discuss after completing the freedom conversation questions.
If you set a person or thing free, you release them from something that is restricting their freedom. You can also do this yourself if you break free.
A person who is footloose and fancy-free is free of all commitments. This is often used to talk about single people and romance.
To describe a person who is completely free of all worldly troubles and worries you can say that they are “As free as a bird” or “As free as the air“.