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30 ESL conversation questions about exercise, sports, and fitness

The quote “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” applies to sports and fitness as much as it does to learning English.

Help your students improve their English fluency with these ESL conversation questions about exercise and fitness.

ESL conversation questions about exercise, sports, and fitness

  1. Do you enjoy exercise?
  2. What are your favourite ways to exercise?
  3. How often do you exercise each week?
  4. What sports did you play as a child? Do you still play them as an adult?
  5. Do you prefer cardiovascular exercise or weightlifting?
  6. Do you listen to music while you are exercising?
  7. What benefits have you experienced from exercise?
  8. Do you exercise alone or with others?
  9. Was exercise important to your family when you were growing up?
  10. Do you play any sports as a form of exercise?
  11. Do you prefer exercising outdoors or indoors?
  12. Do you enjoy watching professional sports? Which ones?
  13. Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle? Why or why not?
  14. Is exercise important in your family?
  15. Is exercise and playing sport important in your culture?
  16. Do you prefer summer sports or winter sports?
  17. Do you prefer exercising in the heat or in the cold?
  18. Did you learn to swim when you were a child? Why or why not?
  19. Did you learn how to ski when you were a child? Why or why not?
  20. Do you have a gym membership?
  21. Have you competed in any sporting events as an adult?
  22. Do you have any exercise or fitness goals that you’d like to achieve one day?
  23. What are some of the reasons that people exercise?
  24. What are some of the reasons that people don’t exercise?
  25. Did you enjoy physical education classes in school?
  26. Do you consider yourself to be a “sporty” person?
  27. Name some sports that you’d like to try one day.
  28. Are there any sports that frighten you? Which ones?
  29. Do you like extreme sports?
  30. Do you enjoy water-based sports?

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