Memory conversation questions
Do you have a good memory or a bad one? Do things just go in one ear and out the other or do they get etched in your mind? Here are some fun discussion questions about memory for ESL and general English speaking activities.
This is an intermediate level topic that is best suited to older teens and adults. The hardest words and terms in this speaking activity include – remind, certain, photographic memory, souvenir, and advice.
The memory conversation questions are –
How good are you at remembering things? What things are easy to remember?
What kinds of things do you often forget? Have you forgotten anything this week?
What is the earliest memory of your life that you can think of?
Are there any songs that remind you of a certain event or time in your life?
Have you ever forgotten something important? What was it and what happened?
Do you usually remember your dreams? What was the last dream you had?
Are you good at remembering phone numbers? Whose numbers do you remember?
Would you like to have a photographic memory? How would it be useful to you?
What is one of the happiest memories in your life? Who were you with at the time?
Do you like to buy souvenirs to remember places? What souvenirs do you own?
Is there a memory that you would like to erase from your mind? What is it?
How do you think you could train your brain to have a better memory?
What do you think is the most common thing that people forget in your country?
Can you remember a time when you felt a lot of fear? Why were you so scared?
Which animals do you think have a good memory? Why do you think so?
Do your parents and grandparents have good memories? What do they forget?
How would you feel if your best friend forgot your birthday? What would you say?
Do you take many photographs for memories? How often do you look at them?
What do you think it would be like if you could only remember the past 7 days?
What do you hope to be remembered for in your life? Who will remember you?
Are there kinds of food or vitamins that can help a person’s memory?
What things can make a person’s memory worse?
Has someone ever given you advice that you will never forget? What was it?
Are there any smells that bring back memories to you? What are they?
Memory idioms and expressions
Here are some interesting related idioms to share and discuss once you have completed the memory conversation questions.
A person who has a memory like an elephant has a very good memory. Somebody with the memory of a goldfish has a terrible memory.
If you take a stroll or a walk down memory lane, you remember a happy time in your life.
To jog someone’s memory is to remind them of something they may have forgotten.
If something slips your mind, you forget it.