Loneliness conversation questions
A free PDF worksheet of loneliness conversation questions for ESL, IELTS, and general English discussion. This topic is suitable for older students who are at least intermediate level English speakers.
The most difficult words in this activity include – isolated, suffer, modern technology, relationship, single, partner, introvert, extrovert, solitude, deserted, and rural.
The loneliness conversation questions are –
Where do you like to go when you feel like being alone?
What do you think would be the most isolated place on earth to live?
How can a person who feels lonely make new friends?
What kinds of things do you do when you feel lonely?
Do you think that younger people or older people suffer more from loneliness?
Have you ever felt left out or outcast from society? Why did you feel this way?
Are you close to your family? Who do you turn to when you feel lonely?
Do you think that modern technology has made people more lonely? In what ways?
How can loneliness be bad for people’s health? How can lonely people feel better?
What kinds of jobs do you think would be lonely? Would you do any of these jobs?
Can people in a relationship feel lonely? Can you give examples of why?
Would you be able to go live in a different country by yourself? Why or why not?
If you were single and lonely, what would you do to find a partner?
Do you know any countries where loneliness is a problem? How is your country?
Do you prefer to travel alone or with friends? What things do you enjoy doing alone?
Would you say that you are an introvert or an extrovert? Why do you think so?
Do you worry about being alone in your old age? Why or why not?
What is the differences between solitude and isolation, and alone and lonely?
Would you enjoy spending time living on a deserted island?
Do you think that loneliness is a bigger problem in big cities or in rural areas?
What advice would you give a teenager who felt very lonely?
Can animals suffer from loneliness? Can you give some examples?
Do you expect that people in the future will be more lonely or less lonely? Why?
What is the longest amount of time you have gone without speaking to someone?
Here are a couple of further activity ideas to do once you have completed discussing the loneliness conversation questions.
Brainstorm – Get your class to brainstorm a list of ways to deal with or help with loneliness. You can either do this in small groups or as a whole class and write the ideas on the board.
Survey – Using the ideas that you have brainstormed, create a class survey to find out which of the ideas each person thinks are the most useful and least useful.