ESL Conversation Questions – Politics

by Steve

They do say that politics and religion are the two taboo subjects which you should avoid. But they are also great for getting students talking and that’s what we are here for!

Who is the current leader of your country?

What are the strongest political parties in your country?

Do you believe in democracy?

Did you vote in the last election?

How often do you have elections in your country?

What are your views on communism?

Are there any women politicians in your country?

What is the average age of politicians in your country?

Where are your houses of parliament?

Are women allowed to vote in your country?

How old do you have be to vote in your country?

What do you think about politicians?

Who did you vote for in the last election?

What makes a good leader?

Who is your favourite past government official?

Would you like to have so much responsibility as a politician?

Do you think the current official is popular with the people? Why/why not?

What would you do if you could run the country for a day/week/month/year/term of office?

What qualities do you think are most important for a leading government official?

Why do you think it's important to vote?

At what age do you think people should be able to vote?

Should voting be compulsory?

Who should be allowed to vote?

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