ESL Conversation Questions – Age

by Steve

These ESL questions cover the subject of age,

What do you think are the main differences between the youth of today and the older generation?

Do you think that young people "have it too easy"?

A common complaint from the younger generation is that old people complain too much. Do you agree?

Why should we respect our elders?

What age do you think is the best to be? Why?

In your country, at what age is somebody considered to be an adult?

Woman usually live longer than men do, why do you think this is?

At what age do people in your country retire? Do you think that this is a fair age?

Some people think that the youth of today are spoilt. What do you think?

Do younger people in your country usually give up their seat on a train or bus for an older person?

Do you think that younger people today, have less family values?

In some countries it is traditional for retirees to go and live with their children. Is it the same in your country?

Define middle aged.

At what age are people permitted to drink alcohol in your country? What other age restrictions exist in your country?

What do you plan to do when you retire?

At what age do people usually graduate from university in your country?

At what age do children start going to school in your country?

Does ageism exist in your country? In what ways?

At what age do people usually get married and have children in your country?

In most countries, politicians are middle aged and older. Is this true for your country? Do you think that younger politicians could do a better job?

ⓒ 2004 – These ESL Conversation Questions are the work of Steven Saunders, Reproducible for classroom use only.