Future conversation questions
We all wonder what will come in the days and years ahead. These future conversation questions make for a great discussion that everyone can relate to and have opinions about. Answering the questions also helps students practice the future tense.
The most difficult terms in this speaking activity that you may need to go over include – leader, population, exist, civilisation, relatives, superpower, century, and predict.
The future conversation questions are –
In what ways do you think the world will be different in 100 years’ time from now?
What are your plans for the future? What do you think you will be doing in 10 years?
How will houses and homes be different in the future?
Is there anything about the future that makes you worry? What can you do about it?
Who do you think will be the next leader of your country? Why do you think so?
What kind of things do you expect robots to be doing in the future?
How do you think that food and farming will be different in the future?
Do you think that the world’s population will be larger or smaller in the year 2100?
Can you think of any jobs that may no longer exist in 50 years’ time?
How do you expect transportation to change in the future? What will be used for fuel?
Do you think that human civilisation will move into space in the future? In what year?
What do you think computers will be like in the future?
How do you think the weather will change in the coming years? Is this a good thing?
What are some good things that you think will happen in the world in the future?
Do you believe that people will live underground or under the sea in the future? Why?
What kind of future do you hope your children and relatives will experience?
If you could travel into the future, what year would you like to visit and why?
How do you think your country will change over the next 30 to 40 years?
Which country do you think will be the world superpower at the end of this century?
What things can everyday people do to make the future world a better place?
In what ways do you expect music and cinema to be different in the future?
Do you believe that some people can predict the future? If so, how do they do it?
What are 5 things that you would like to do before the end of your life on earth?
Do you think that people will live longer in the future? Why do you think so?
Future idioms and phrases
Here are some fascinating English idioms and phrases you can introduce to your group after discussing the future conversation questions.
If your future is bright or the future looks bright, then good and happy things are going to happen.
When something is going to happen quite soon in the coming days or months, we can say that it is just around the corner.
A person who does something like there is no tomorrow puts maximum effort and energy into the task.
Someone who has a taste of things to come has some knowledge or experience of how things will be in the future.