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30 ESL conversation questions about soccer and football

Talk about soccer with these ESL conversation questions about soccer and football.

This list of ESL conversation questions about soccer and football will help your students practice their speaking skills and become confident Engilsh speakers.

Kylian Mbappé once said: You should learn more every day, even from players younger than you.” Remember, that applies to soccer—and to learning a new language!

If you want to teach your students to talk about soccer in English, get them into pairs and spend some time on conversation practice.

ESL conversation questions about soccer and football

  1. Is the sport called “soccer” or “football” in your country?
  2. What do you like about soccer?
  3. What do you dislike about soccer?
  4. Are you a fan of soccer? Why or why not?
  5. Why do you think that soccer is the world’s most popular sport?
  6. Why do you think football fans are extremely passionate about the sport?
  7. Do you want to watch the World Cup? Why or why not?
  8. How would you explain soccer to someone who’s never heard of the game before?
  9. Describe the rules of soccer to your conversation partner.
  10. How would you describe a soccer field in English?
  11. What position would you like to play in soccer?
  12. What position would you avoid playing in soccer?
  13. Have you ever scored a goal in soccer? Describe how it felt.
  14. What emotions would a soccer player experience when they win a match?
  15. What emotions would a soccer player experience when they lose a match?
  16. Do you wish more goals were scored during a soccer game? Why or why not?
  17. What are the soccer referee’s responsibilities during a soccer game?
  18. What does it mean when a player is given a yellow card in soccer?
  19. What does it mean when a player is given a red card in soccer?
  20. Do you prefer to watch women’s soccer or men’s soccer? Why?
  21. Who is your favourite soccer player? Why
  22. Who is your least favourite soccer player? Why?
  23. What skills does someone need to be good at soccer?
  24. Do you think that professional football players get paid too little or too much?
  25. Do you think that technology will change soccer as a sport? If so, how?
  26. Do you think that people will still play football 100 years from now?
  27. What are the health benefits of playing soccer?
  28. Why is soccer more popular in England than it is in America?
  29. Which country has the best soccer team?
  30. Is soccer popular in your country? Why or why not?

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Cameron Smith

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