As Idowu Koyenikan once said, “your pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great; your country becomes great because of your pride in it.”
Help your students improve their English fluency and share stories about their homelands with these ESL conversation questions about countries.
ESL conversation questions about countries
- What country were you born in?
- How would you describe your country to someone who’s never been there before?
- What is the population of your native country?
- Is your country a republic?
- Who is the political leader of your country?
- Are you proud of your country and its culture? Why or why not?
- Which country would you most like to visit someday? Why?
- Name 10 different ways to describe a country.
- What is (or what are) your country’s national sport(s)?
- Does your country do well at the Olympics?
- What are some traditions in your country that don’t exist anywhere else?
- Is your country landlocked?
- What are some famous dishes from your country?
- Where do people like to go on holiday in your country?
- What is your country most known for?
- Does your country have any political allies?
- Does your country have any political enemies?
- What is your favourite thing about visiting other countries?
- What is your least favourite thing about visiting other countries?
- Are there any countries that you refuse to visit? Which ones and why?
- If you could go on a round-the-world trip, which countries would you visit and why?
- Are there any countries that you would visit but not live in?
- Are there any other countries that you would like to live in? Why?
- What is one thing that your country does better than any other country in the world?
- Has your country won first place in any international sport?