Questions About Age and Aging

61 questions about age and aging

Discussion questions about age and aging are a fun way to practice English speaking in the ESL classroom. Everyone ages, so English learners of all levels will have something to say about the aging experience.

Put your students into pairs or grab an English speaking partner and use this list of age and aging questions to spark some fun and eng-aging discussions!

List of questions about age

  1. What age would you like to live until, and why?
  2. What was/will be your favorite age and why?
  3. Do you feel older or younger than your actual age? Why?
  4. What activities do you enjoy doing with people of different ages?
  5. Do you think people become wiser as they get older? Why or why not?
  6. Do you think age is just a number, or does it really matter? Why?
  7. Do you think it’s important to respect older people? Why?
  8. Do you think there is a perfect age for falling in love? Why or why not?
  9. How do you imagine your life when you are retired?
  10. Do you think age affects a person’s ability to learn new things? Why or why not?
  11. What do you think are the advantages of being a young adult?
  12. What are some common hobbies or activities for older people in your country?
  13. How do you think technology has changed the way people of different ages interact?
  14.  What age range do you consider as the teenage years?
  15. How do you think being a teenager is different from being a child?
  16. What are some typical activities or interests for teenagers?
  17. What are some challenges that teenagers often face?
  18. What advice would you give to someone entering their teenage years?
  19. What age do you consider someone to be an adult?
  20. What are some responsibilities that adults typically have?
  21. What are some common challenges people face during adulthood?
  22. How do you think adulthood differs from adolescence?
  23. What are some advantages of being an adult?
  24. What are some opportunities or experiences that are often associated with early 20s?
  25. How do you think life in your early 20s differs from life as a teenager?
  26. What are some common career or educational pursuits during this stage of life?
  27. What are some challenges young adults face as they transition into this stage?
  28. What are your goals or plans for your early 20s?
  29. At what age do you think middle age begins?
  30. What are some goals or aspirations people often have during middle age?
  31. How do you think middle age is different from young adulthood?
  32. What are some common health concerns for people in middle age?
  33. How do you imagine your life when you reach middle age?
  34. Do you think it’s important to have friends of different ages? Why or why not?
  35. What is the worst age to be? Why?

List of questions about aging

  1. What age is considered “old age” in your culture?
  2. What are some common signs of aging? List as many as you can.
  3. What are some advantages of growing older?
  4. What are some challenges that older people often face?
  5. What are some common stereotypes about aging?
  6. Are you looking forward to aging? Why or why not?
  7. What has surprised you about aging?
  8. Have you ever experienced ageism? What happened?
  9. What are some key factors that contribute to healthy aging?
  10. How can individuals of different ages support and learn from each other?
  11. How do older people contribute to society?
  12. How do you think people’s perspectives on aging have changed over time?
  13. Do you think aging is viewed more positively or negatively in your culture? Why?
  14. How do you imagine your life when you’re older?
  15. What are some strategies for maintaining mental sharpness as we age?
  16. Do you think people become happier as they age? Why or why not?
  17. How do you think technology has affected the lives of older individuals?
  18. What are some activities or hobbies that older people enjoy?
  19. How important is physical fitness and exercise as people age?
  20. Do you think it’s important to provide care and support for older family members? Why?
  21. What are some ways society can better accommodate the needs of older individuals?
  22. How do you think attitudes towards aging vary across different cultures? How?
  23. Do you think it’s important for older people to continue learning new things? Why?
  24. Do you think that technology will change the way humans age? How?
  25. What are some ways younger generations can learn from the wisdom of older generations?
  26. What are some challenges that people face as they grow older?

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