25 insects conversation questions for ESL

25 insects conversation questions

Insects conversation questions

25 questions for ESL classroom discussions. This topic is familiar to everyone although there is some complex vocabulary on this worksheet. Consider revising these words before conducting the exercise – pest, stung, bitten, spread, firefly, and mosquito.

The insect vocabulary matching worksheets are a good warm-up to do before moving on to the speaking questions. There are also some insects flashcards to help teach any new bugs your students are not yet familiar with.

The insects conversation questions are –

Do you know anyone who keeps bees?

What insects do you think are pests?

Which insects help people and how?

Have you ever been stung by a bee or a wasp?

Have you ever been bitten by an ant or any other insect?

What animals are often called insects but actually are not?

What insects have you seen in your house? How about your garden?

Have you ever had an insect problem? What did you do?

Which insects do you think are beautiful?

Which insects are very noisy?

Are you afraid of any insects? Which ones?

What would happen if there were no insects in the world?

How many legs do insects have?

What is the best way to get rid of mosquitos?

Have you ever eaten an insect? What countries eat insects?

Why are mosquitos dangerous? What can they spread?

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?

How do you think insects communicate with each other?

Have you ever seen fireflies? Where did you see them?

What is the biggest bug you have ever seen? Where was it?

Which insects live in large groups?

Which insects live in caves or underground?

What animals eat insects? Which animal eats what insect?

If you were an insect which insect would you like to be?

Do you know anyone who has kept insects as pets?

If you enjoyed these questions, also have a look at the bee discussion questions and the mosquito conversation questions.

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Insects idioms

Consider giving your students some insect idioms after completing the insects conversation questions. They will find it fun to guess their meanings. Here are a few of the most common that you could use –

To have “ants in your pants” – this means to be unable to sit still because you are very worried, excited, or impatient.

To have “butterflies in your stomach” means to be very nervous.

To be a “fly on the wall” is to witness something without anybody knowing.

If a person or animal “wouldn’t hurt a flea” this means they are gentle and would never hurt anyone.

To be “as snug as a bug in a rug” is to be extremely comfortable.

If something is the “bee’s knees” it is awesome or excellent.

If someone tells you to “Buzz off” they want you to go away!

If you “bug” someone, you annoy them.

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