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41 conversation questions about family

Questions about family are an excellent ESL discussion topic.

Questions about family are an excellent ESL discussion topic, especially when you’re trying to practice your English skills and engage others in lively small talk.

Next time you’re stuck on ideas for making conversation, use this list of ESL conversation questions about family to spark some interesting conversations about all things family.

List of questions about family

  1. How big is your family?
  2. Would you prefer to have a big family or a small family?
  3. Describe one of your favorite memories with your family.
  4. What is the single most important value in your family?
  5. What activities do you and your family enjoy doing together?
  6. Does your family have frequent gatherings or get-togethers?
  7. Who are the most influential people in your family?
  8. How do you handle disagreements or conflicts within the family?
  9. What traditions does your family have?
  10. How has your family changed over time?
  11. How does your extended family support each other?
  12. What challenges has your family faced together? How were they overcome?
  13. How do people in your family stay in touch with each other?
  14. Is family important to you? Why or why not?
  15. What do you think is the most important thing that binds your family together?
  16. How does your family celebrate special occasions?
  17. What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned from your family?
  18. How has technology changed the way your family communicates and interacts with each other?
  19. Are you an only child?
  20. Are you the eldest, the youngest, or the middle child
  21. Are you friends with your siblings?
  22. Has having siblings impacted your life? How?
  23. Do you think it’s important to grow up with siblings? Why or why not?
  24. Who is the funniest person in your family?
  25. What role do grandparents play in your family?
  26. Does your family eat meals together?
  27. Who is the best chef in your family?
  28. Do you have any special family recipes that have been passed down through generations?
  29. Are there any topics that are off-limits for discussion in your family?
  30. How do you maintain a sense of belonging in a blended family?
  31. Do you have any close friends who you consider as family?
  32. Are family values important in your culture?
  33. What are the biggest lessons you have have learned from your parents?
  34. Are there any benefits to having a big family?
  35. Are there any downsides to having a big family?
  36. What do you think is the most rewarding part of being in a family?
  37. How does your family handle stress or difficult times together?
  38. How does your family celebrate milestones and good times together?
  39. Are the men in your family close?
  40. Are the women in your family close?
  41. What are some of the most important lessons you have learned from your family?

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