Resource: Mainstream Books With Ideas For Conversation Topics

034541760701_bo2204203200_pisitb-dp-500-arrowtopright45-64_aa240_sh20_sclzzzzzzz_1.jpgAs any teacher knows, there are days when your creativity goes on holiday. But your students sill want engaging, fun topics to talk about which also incorporate the grammar structures they’re studying (well…they might not care about that last one…but maybe you do…or the school does…). If you’re still in an English-speaking country or have access to reasonably priced English-language books, give these ones a glance:

  • Would You..? Perfect for second conditional or just for some good old imaginary situations.
  • Have You Ever..? Same author, different structure. You may need to edit these a bit beforehand so you don’t end up in a discussion about who has had sex in a public place (and got/gotten caught).
  • Kokology: Game Of Self-Discovery Don’t let the odd name throw you. This book has several different scenarios and a key to explain what your answer says about you.
  • The Book Of Questions This one is an oldie but goodie.
  • If… Even more second conditionals.
  • The Book Of Fabulous Questions This book is small, which, as someone who has moved frequently, I rank as a highly desireable quality in a book. It has interesting questions inside too.
  • The Cube This is actually one personality test with detailed analysis. You can only do it once, really, but it can be fun.