25 police conversation questions for ESL

25 police conversation questions

Police conversation questions

A free printable discussion worksheet about the police. Difficult terms to pre-teach before conducting this speaking activity include – police force, situation, confront, solve, fine (noun), task, interrogate, patrol, burglar, car chase, and directions.

The police conversation questions are –

Do you have any friends or family that work in the police force?

How many different kinds of police are there in your country? What are they?

Have you ever been to a police station? Why did you go there?

Have you ever had to call the police? Why did you call them?

What are some dangerous situations that police are confronted with?

Do police in your country carry guns? Do you think they should?

Would you like to work in the police force? In what area would like to work?

What skills does a detective need to be good at solving crimes?

Are there many traffic police in your country? What are the usual fines?

What do you think is the worst task that police have to do?

How would you interrogate criminals to get the truth from them?

What countries do you think have the best and worst police?

How would your country be different if there were no police at all?

What things do police usually carry when they are on patrol?

What is the number to call for police in your country?

Have you ever been stopped by the police? For what reason were you stopped?

What kind of training does a person need to do to join the police?

Have you ever seen a lot of police in one place? Why were they there?

What would you do if you saw a burglar in your house?

How would you react if a police officer told you to stop and put your hands up?

What do you think about high-speed car chases? Should they be allowed?

Do police in your country use horses or other animals for their work?

If you could change one thing about the police, what would it be?

Have you ever asked a police officer for directions?

police officers having a coffee break
Police idioms

A person who constantly corrects other people’s grammar and punctuation mistakes to the point it is irritating can be referred to as grammar police.

A police officer who is on duty can be said to be on the beat.

A person who is hiding from the police is said to be on the run.

A slang term for police is a cop. likewise, a police station is a cop-shop.

Some people call hired security guards that are usually unarmed rent-a-cops.

Related activities

If you would like more teaching resources related to the police conversation questions, have a look at the crime conversation questions and the describe the crime writing worksheet.

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