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Discussion Topics for Agreeing & Disagreeing (ESL)

These are conversation topics I have used to create discussion in my ESL class. They could also be used as speaking topics for speeches . These speaking topics go well with activities to practice giving opinions (agreeing, disagreeing, interrupting, and changing the topic). For a few activities for agreeing and disagreeing, visit here .

If you are looking for discussion questions, I have created a   longer list   (containing similar ideas) on the conversation questions page .

General Topics for Discussion or Speeches

  • English is easy to learn.
  • Money is more important than love.
  • Students should be required to study English in elementary school.
  • Violence is sometimes necessary.
  • Personality is more important than beauty.
  • People who live in apartments shouldn't own pets.
  • No job is perfect.
  • Everyone is good at something.
  • We are not alone in the universe.
  • Life was better 20 years ago.
  • The most important thing about a job is the salary.
  • You can know a lot about a person from the clothes he or she wears.
  • Teachers should be able to use physical punishment.
  • Global warming isn't real.
  • There are actions we can take to stop global warming.
  • There are no such things as ghosts.
  • Everyone has the right to have an opinion even if the opinion is false according to well-known facts.
  • People get offended too easily nowadays.
  • What goes around comes around. (If you do good, good will come to you / If you do bad, bad things will happen to you.)
  • Parents should never hit their children.
  • Table manners and etiquette have become less important in the 21st century.

Crime Discussion/Speech Topics

  • Smoking marijuana should be legal.
  • Police officers should not carry guns.
  • Criminals who take a life (kill someone) should spend their entire life behind bars.
  • Graffiti is art, not crime.
  • Prisoners are sent to jail to be reeducated.

Gender Issues Discussion/Speech Topics

  • Men should open doors for women.
  • Men and women can never really be equal.
  • Women are better at teaching children than men are.
  • Men are smarter than women.
  • Companies should have quotas on their executive boards to make them 50% female.
  • At a bar, men should initiate conversation with women (and not the other way around).

Health Discussion/Speech Topics

  • People who get plastic surgery usually look worse later in life.
  • Nowadays, people are too dependent on medicine.
  • This country's healthcare system needs a lot of improvement.
  • If you feel unwell, you should go to the doctor.
  • Western medicine is more effective than Eastern medicine.
  • People who use acupuncture are crazy.
  • People should be more concerned about their health.
  • Beauty products, vitamins, and mineral supplements generally provide the benefits they promise.
  • Home remedies can be just as useful as medicine from a pharmacy.
  • Obesity is a disease.
  • Humans shouldn't drink the milk of other animals such as cows.
  • There should be an extra tax on unhealthy food.
  • Worrying about cancer can give you cancer.

Politics Discussion/Speech Topics

  • Life would be better without government or rules.
  • People should be able to criticize the government.
  • The government has the right to monitor phone calls and e-mails.
  • The government should increase environmental regulations on businesses.
  • Women should be allowed to wear a niqab (or face veil) to civic ceremonies.
  • We should tax the rich to help the poor.
  • New Canadians who become terrorists should lose their citizenship and be sent back to where they came from.
  • The government should be stricter on immigration.
  • Canada should not participate in the war against ISIS.
  • Voting for a political party that is unlikely to win the election is wasting your vote.

Enjoy your discussion.

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12 comments on “ Discussion Topics for Agreeing & Disagreeing (ESL) ”

Little water was left in the pot,….?(question tag)

…, wasn’t it? (but it seems very strange to use a question tag here)

You’re missing “there”; (there was) little water left in the pot, wasn’t there?

This sentence has a negative meaning so it should be:

(There was) Little (not much) water was left in the pot, was there?

As the word”Home” has to function as “Adverb of place and Noun”, and you explained that when it works as adverb of place, the preposition ” To” is not used and when it is used as “noun” , preposition is possible,so school is also adverb of place now if we say that school has only form “Noun” and it does not have adverb form, Is it correct

Hello. ‘school’ does not have an adverb form. It is only a noun. Therefore, verbs that require a preposition use a preposition when school is the object (“I went to school / I arrived at school.”). You cannot omit the prepositions. If that’s what you meant, then you are correct.

Unless you are using the word school for the services it offers. Then you say I go to school. No prep

And what is “to”?

Put thing abt covid

Actually, there is an adverb form of school, “schoolishly.” It is, however, quite rare and pretty nearly archaic. It seems mainly to have been used to characterize the manners and thoughts of the so-called “schoolmen” (a.k.a., scholastic philosophers.) Wordhippo features the term as do older dictionaries.

The English subject is a bit complicated since it requires time and a lot of practice. Money is more important than health but it is necessary for life since many people depend on it. For teachers to teach English in elementary school, this great help for students is necessary to continue learning. Violence is not good but many times anger takes advantage of ourselves by taking revenge for which the act turns into violence. Personality is important Since we must have values ​​in our life And try to be a better person, beauty is natural. Not every job can be perfect as it can also be dangerous and very expensive. We are not alone in the world because there are many people around us but our personality is unique. We can all be good at something, it’s just that for some things we won’t have the ability to do everything perfectly. Money is one of the most necessary elements since if we work it is because we need the salary and trying to do things with love and commitment is the best. The happiness of another person does not have to offend me since we can all be happy as we want. Regarding the phrase that says what you sow, what you reap is very true, the world is turning around and what we do today, right or wrong, will have our reward sooner or later.

English is easy to learn: The english subject its such a beautifu world, you can learn a lot of things about it and you learn to aprecciate it with the pass of the day, It is easy at the way you want to learn it and study. No job is perfect: Because sometimes your body get tired of to many things and at this point you just want to through away those works issues, but also we have other days when we realize that we are blessing of have this job, its a constant feelings of high and lows. Women are better at teaching childrens than men are: No, because God gave to each one of us, the intelligence and the habbility for do all the things and ideal that we have in life, we just need the strengh and good vibes to do it. What goes around comes around: I have always used to think that those things that you sow, you harvest too, thats why we always have to do the good things to our behaviors.

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Writing an exciting and thoughtful speech requires one to select a good topic, research it thoroughly, and formation of individual opinions to express the same. School students are usually asked to speak on a contemporary topic to help them become good public speakers as well as learn the art of expressing oneself in front of an audience. While many speech competitions often allot topics beforehand, you might also have heard of extempore where topics are given on the spot for speech. This blog brings you a list of common English speech topics as well as some helpful tips and tricks that can assist you in effectively expressing your thoughts and opinions in front of an audience. Let’s begin!

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Speeches are all about one’s thoughts. It should not be copied from somewhere. It is all about what the speaker thinks of any given topic. However, take a look at the following list of English Speech Topics on different contemporary issues as well as concepts.

  • The Best Day of My Life
  • Social Media: Bane or Boon?
  • Pros and Cons of Online Learning
  • Benefits of Yoga
  • If I had a Superpower
  • I wish I were ______
  • Human Rights
  • Environment Conservation
  • Women Should Rule the World!
  • The Best Lesson I Have Learned
  • Paperbacks vs E-books
  • How to Tackle a Bad Habit
  • My Favorite Pastime/Hobby
  • Why should every citizen vote?
  • Fear of Missing Out (FOMO): Is it real or not?
  • Importance of Reading
  • Importance of Books in Our Life
  • My Favorite Fictional Character
  • Introverts vs Extroverts
  • Lessons to Learn from Sports
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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  • I mportance of Kindness
  • Is there Value in Homework?
  • Things I learned in Lockdown
  • How can food be recycled?
  • Should Art be a part of the school curriculum?
  • Should schools teach sign language?
  • Women make better presidents/prime ministers
  • Why books are better than movies?
  • Life was better when technology was simple
  • Impact of technology on our health
  • Should children’s reality shows be banned?
  • Learning in the Wake of COVID-19
  • Hard Work vs Smart Work
  • What Makes Learning Fun?
  • The Coolest Inventions You’ve Seen
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Importance of AI in Education
  • Importance of Extracurricular Activities
  • Should exams be banned?
  • How to Tackle Bullying in Schools?

  • Importance of Education
  • Is it beneficial to learn a Second Language?
  • Music has healing power
  • Success in life
  • Self Confidence
  • 18th birthday
  • Love is more powerful than hate
  • Social Impact of Covid-19
  • How can Online Learning be Fun?
  • Make Public Transport Free
  • Should violent video games be banned?
  • Speech on Learning

Exploring English Speech Topics? You must also take a look at Extempore Topics !

  • Climate Change
  • Ozone Layer Depletion
  • Reducing Water Levels
  • Deforestation
  • Global Warming
  • Waste Management
  • Water-Saving Techniques
  • Reducing the Green Cover of Earth
  • Endangered species need protection
  • Importance of fishing regulations
  • Importance of investing in alternative fuels
  • Impact of ocean acidification on marine organisms
  • The misuse of the term “sustainable development” by environmentalists
  • Microbial benefits
  • E-Waste Management
  • Natural Disasters and their impact on economic growth
  • Energy alternatives – Only solution to the environmental damage
  • Extinction of rare species
  • World Environment Day
  • Disaster Management
  • Over and Improper Use of Natural Resources
  • Air, Water and Soil Pollution
  • Efficiency of Recycling

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  • Technology and Mental Health
  • Privacy in the Digital Age: Navigating the Challenges of Data Collection and Surveillance
  • The Impact of Technology on Society
  • Artificial Intelligence: The New Normal
  • The Role of Social Media in Communication and Social Interactions
  • Sustainable Technology: Innovations for a Greener Future
  • The Rise of E-commerce
  • Gaming Technology: Entertainment, ESports and Interactive Experiences
  • The Digital Divide: Bridging the Gap for Equal Access to Technology
  • The Ethical Dilemmas of Emerging Technologies

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  • The Journey of Independence Day
  • The Significance of Independence Day
  • Indian Independence Day
  • Remembering the Founding Fathers
  • The Spirit of Independence
  • Independence Day and Volunteering
  • Independence Day Speeches
  • India’s Road to Freedom
  • Independence Day and National Identity
  • Independence Day in the Digital Age
  • Independence Day and Women’s Empowerment
  • Diwali: The Festival of Lights and Its Significance in Hindu Culture
  • Diwali and the Victory of Good Over Evil
  • Diwali and the Art of Giving
  • Diwali and the Spirit of Forgiveness
  • Diwali and Cultural Exchanges
  • Diwali and the Essence of Joy
  • Diwali and Social Responsibility
  • Diwali and Artistic Expressions
  • The Rituals and Traditions of Diwali
  • Diwali and the Symbolism of Light
  • Understanding Corruption
  • The Economic Consequence of Corruption
  • Corruption and International Aid
  • Media and Corruption
  • Fighting Corruption
  • Corruption in Politics
  • The Role of Transparency and Accountability in Curbing Corruption
  • The Role of Technology in Combating Corruption
  • Whistleblowing and Protecting Mechanism
  • Corruption in Business and Corporate Practices
  • Understanding Feminism
  • The Future of Feminism
  • Feminism and Parenting
  • Feminism and Online Activism
  • Feminism and Environmental Activism
  • Feminism and Reproductive Rights
  • The Gender Pay Gap: Examining Inequalities in the Workplace
  • Feminism and its Evolution
  • Feminism and Body Positivity
  • Feminism and Media Representation: Encouraging Authentic and Diverse Portrayals of Women
  • Expressing Gratitude and Love to Mothers
  • The Influence of Mothers in Shaping Our Values and Beliefs
  • Motherhood and Education
  • Mother’s Day and Volunteerism
  • Mother-Daughter Relationship
  • The Role of Mothers in Shaping Society
  • Mother’s Day Crafts and DIY Gifts
  • Learned Lessons from Mothers
  • Mother’s Day Around the World: Cultural Traditions and Celebrations
  • Capitalism: An Introduction to the Economic System and its Principles
  • The Future of Capitalism
  • Pros and Cons of Capitalism
  • Capitalism and Globalisation
  • Capitalism and Consumerism
  • Capitalism and Financial Crisis: Undertaking the Risk and Mitigation Measures
  • Capitalism and Environmental Sustainability
  • Capitalism and the Role of Government
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Capitalism
  • Capitalism and the Digital Economy
  • Mahatma Gandhi: The Father of the Nation and His Ideals
  • Remembering Gandhi: Reflecting On His Life and Legacy
  • Gandhi’s Influence on the Indian Independence Movement
  • Satyagraha: The Power of Truth and Nonviolent Resistance
  • Gandhi’s Philosophy of Swaraj
  • The Role of Women in Gandhi’s Freedom Struggle
  • Gandhi’s Teaching on Education and Moral Values
  • Gandhi’s Lasting Legacy
  • Gandhi’s Vision for a Just and Inclusive Society
  • The Relevance of Gandhi’s Principles in Today’s World
  • The Influence of Reading on Emotional Intelligence and Empathy
  • Reading and Mental Health
  • Benefits of Reading
  • Reading and Empowerment
  • The Role of Reading in Academic Success and Lifelong Learning
  • Promoting a Reading Culture: Encouraging Reading Habits in Society
  • Reading Biographies and Memoirs
  • Reading and Social Connections
  • The Joy of Reading: Escaping Into the Different Worlds and Characters
  • Reading and Personal Identity
  • The Current State of Communism
  • Communism: An Introduction to the Ideology and Its Historical Context
  • The Evolution of Communist Movements
  • The Role of the State in a Communist Society
  • The Fall of Communist Regimes
  • Communism and Religious Freedom
  • Communism and Gender Equality
  • Communism and Workers’ Rights
  • The Criticisms of Communism
  • Deforestation: Causes, Consequences and Global Impact
  • Deforestation and Climate Change
  • Deforestation and Carbon Sequestration
  • Deforestation and Individual Actions
  • Deforestation and Wildlife Trafficking
  • Deforestation and Sustainable Development
  • Deforestation and Indigenous Communities
  • Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss
  • Deforestation and Forest Fires
  • The Importance of Forests

Quick Read: TOEFL Speaking Topics

  • Women Empowerment
  • Education of Girl Child
  • Unemployment
  • Casteism 
  • Reservation
  • Importance of Maintaining Hygiene
  • Child Labour
  • Social Distancing
  • Organ Donation
  • Importance of the Right to Education
  • Child Trafficking
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Struggles of Immigrants
  • Impact of Globalisation
  • Adult education
  • Independence Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • World Cancer Day
  • World Population Day
  • World Health Day
  • Ambedkar Jayanti
  • Gandhi Jayanti
  • Human Rights Day
  • Zero Discrimination Day
  • Women’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Anti-Terrorism Day
  • Hindi Diwas 

Check out this list of all the important national and international days in 202 4 !

  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Raja Rammohan Roy
  • George Washington
  • Albert Einstein
  • APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Kailash Satyarthi
  • Diversity in India
  • The Role of Yoga and Meditation in Indian Culture and Its Global Impact
  • The Importance of Traditional Indian Clothing
  • Indian Folklore
  • Indian Festivals
  • The Art of Indian Dance
  • Traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda)
  • Indian Epics and Mythology
  • Social Customs and Etiquettes in Indian Society
  • Indian Sports and Games

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  • Honesty is the best policy
  • When there’s a will, there is a way
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Ignorance is Bliss
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover
  • Hard work is the key to success

Explore these proverbs & their meanings through this blog on Difficult Phrases !

  • The Role of International Organisations in Promoting and Protecting Human Rights
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Milestone in Human History
  • Gender Equality: Breaking Barriers and Empowering Women
  • Ensuring a Safe and Sustainable Environment for the Next Generation
  • The Right to Education: Empowering Minds
  • Bridging the Gap Between the Rich and Poor
  • Human Rights and Armed Conflicts
  • Global Fight to Combat Human Trafficking
  • Human Rights and Climate Change
  • Religious Freedom: Tolerance and Coexistence in a Diverse Society

To know what to mention in such speech topics, explore the Great Personalities in the World !

  • Importance of teacher in your life
  • SAT scores for college application
  • Student bullies should be expelled
  • Consequences of cheating in exams
  • Homeschooling is better than normal schooling
  • Importance of value education
  • Importance of sports and physical exercises
  • Schools vs colleges
  • What is the difference between a school, college and university in the USA?

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  • The Water-Energy Nexus
  • The Essence of Water: Exploring the Live-giving Properties of H2O
  • Water as a Driver of Economic Growth and Prosperity
  • Water Security: Ensuring Equal Access and Quality for All
  • Water and Agriculture
  • The Role of Water in Ecosystems
  • Water and Blue Economy
  • Water Diplomacy: Promoting Collaboration for Transboundary Water Management
  • Water and Cultural Significance: Exploring Symbolisms and Rituals
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Foundational for Human Health and Dignity
  • Article 370
  • Women rights
  • The Constitution of India
  • Youth of India
  • Culture of India
  • Importance of Unity
  • Generation Gap
  • Importance of Value Education
  • Old Age Homes
  • Family Values
  • Leadership skills
  • Rise of Smart Classes
  • Grading System
  • Importance of Practical Education
  • Benefits of Co-Education
  • Importance of Co-Curricular Activities
  • The uselessness of Power-Point Presentations
  • Rise of Technology
  • Excessive usage of the Internet
  • Speech on Fear
  • Speech on Dependence on Technology
  • Importance of Social Media
  • Speech on India of My Dreams
  • Indian Education System
  • Speech on My India

While exploring persuasive English speech topics, you must make sure that they are stimulating, engaging, concise and clear. There are three main types of Persuasive Speech topics which are:

1. Factual Persuasive Speech : These topics include facts, figures and statistics to thoroughly analyse the given topic and assess whether it’s true or false.

2. Policy Persuasive Speech : Discussing policies, laws and reforms, these speech topics critically examine the advantages and disadvantages of the given policy or law and suggest the improvements that can be made.

3. Value Persuasive Speech : Mainly focusing on social or political issues, these speech topics present the critique and argument of whether certain actions are morally right or not.

While speaking on a particular topic, there are certain things that you must keep in mind to make your speech expressive and effective. Let’s take a look at some useful topics that help you in acing any topic you are speaking on.

tips for writing and speaking

  • Always research the topic. If you are participating in an extempore, then make sure to go through the common and popular topics as well as the unconventional ones that you might get. Preparation is the key to delivering an impressive speech.
  • Whether you are given a topic on the spot or you are prepared for the speech, it is always pivotal that you seem interested in speaking about it. Relate the given issues to your own life and this will help you in giving it your twist.
  • Pay extra attention to your body language and enunciation. While a gesticulative approach will make you seem outward, having timid body language can cause a wrong impression.
  • Ponder upon the different viewpoints on a topic . Try to present a holistic view of the given topic but don’t forget to present your opinion on it as well. Along with this, don’t try to take sides unless the topic demands you to.
  • Involve your audience, if possible. This way, you will be able to interact with the people and it will also be useful in fighting the fear of public speaking.
  • Don’t mug up a speech. It becomes evident when someone just speaks on a topic continuously and the audience might realise that you have memorized it or you might forget a certain part which will let the whole speech fade away from your brain.
  • Instead, make notes about the topic in your mind, remember certain keywords and try to maintain a particular flow in your speech.
  • Incorporate humour in your speech in a way that you do not offend anyone or overdo it but get a positive reaction from the audience. Humour is a great way of lightening the mood as well as ensuring the whole speech is interactive and engaging.
  • When you need more specialized assistance, a  US essay writing service  can be a valuable resource for crafting your speech.

While preparing for English Speech topics, you must also check out IELTS Speaking Topics !

Juvenile delinquency is acceptable. Prostitution should be legal. Underage driving should be punishable by law. Beauty pageants for children should be banned. Prisoner’s right to vote. Voting rights should not be universal. Guns should be banned from college campuses.

A three-minute speech is undoubtedly a wonderful starting point for public speaking. This is because you need to communicate with your audience more effectively when you just have a short amount of time. In addition, the speech ought to be concise, pertinent, and clear.

Life is the gift of God in the form of trust that we will make it meaningful in whatever we can. We are all unique individuals. No one is born like you and no one will ever be, so cherish your individuality. Many times, I come across people accusing God of things that they don’t have. They always cursing their lives.

 2-minute speeches are  short and crisp speeches of about 260-350 words .

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I take english speaking classes, please provide me sone more material to help student’s.

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101 ESL Conversation Topics to Break the Silence

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ESL Conversation Starters

Looking for that missing element that will help your ESL conversation classes sparkle, shine and speak English?

Leading an engaging ESL conversation class isn’t something you can just pull off at the drop of a hat. But these tricks can help you go from zero to ESL hero. As a matter of fact, the one big secret is having…

Ready? Drumroll, please.

101 ESL conversation topics from a hat.

101 ESL Conversation Topics From a Hat

How many times have you been in an ESL conversation class and just couldn’t get your students to speak?

In the classroom and in everyday life, we need conversation starters or ice breakers to end the silence. Arguably, there’s nothing stranger than silence in a conversation class!

Here’s how you do it:

Before you start the school year, dedicate some time to preparing a list of free talking topics (see below).

First, print the conversation topics below. Second, cut each topic and put them in a hat. Finally, have them attached to your hip whenever you’re in need.

You can either open the whole classroom for discussion or have them speak in pairs. Furthermore, these ESL conversation topics are great for filling in any extra time at the end of the class or ice breakers at the start of a lesson.

And if you’d like more free ESL activities for your classroom, don’t forget to check out our other lists to engage your students in English. All are free and can be used for any purpose.

  • 43 Free ESL Worksheets that Enable English Language Learners
  • 13 Free ESL Lesson Plans to Master Your ESL Classes
  • 67 Free ESL Games to Teach English Like an All-Star

Either way, the goal is to get them practicing in English.

Culture Differences for Kids

  • High schools (Do students wear special school attire like uniforms? Can students drive to their high school? Can students drink water in class?)
  • Country work ethic (How long are typical work hours? Do students work after graduating?)
  • School clubs (What unique school clubs are there? Which club are you in? Why did you choose that club?)
  • Holidays (What is your favorite holiday? What type of food do you eat on specific holidays?)
  • Jobs (What jobs exist? Is it easy to get a job after graduation? Is it easy to find a job now?)
  • Pop culture (Who are pop culture icons in your home country?)
  • Video games (Do you play video games? What types of video games are popular?)
  • Parenting and punishment (What kind of punishment have you received at school or home? Do you believe in physical punishment?)

Culture Differences for Adults

  • Restaurant tips (Are tips at restaurants common? How much is a reasonable tip?)
  • Work dinner parties (Do wives and husbands attend work parties?)
  • Gestures (What are some unique gestures (thumbs up, middle finger, etc) in your country?)
  • Gift exchange (When you travel, is it common to exchange gifts? How about Christmas or any other holidays?)
  • Living with parents (How old do kids live with their parents?)
  • Greetings (How do you greet in your country? Do you bow or do handshakes?)
  • Safety and crime (Do you think your neighborhood is safe? What kind of crimes happen in your area?)
  • Punctuality (How often are friends late? How about buses and trains? Is it rude being late?)
  • Food and health (What is a typical meal? How healthy is it? Are gyms becoming more popular?)
  • Sports (How do sports players show respect after a game? Are there any unique sports in your country?)
  • Multiculturalism (Is your country multicultural? Is multiculturalism a good thing?)
  • Gender discrimination (Do women and men make the same amount of money for doing the same job? Is there much gender discrimination in your home country?)

If you…

  • If you had one wish, what would it be?
  • If you were rich, what would you do?
  • If you could be a celebrity for a day, which celebrity would you be?
  • If you were the principal at school, what would you change?
  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  • If you were on a deserted island, what would you bring and why?
  • If you could be any animal for a day, what would it be and why?
  • If you could have any superpower, what would you pick and why?
  • If you could pack only 3 items for your next trip, what would they be?
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  • If you could travel to the moon, would you like to go?
  • If you win the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
  • If you owned an island to yourself, what rules would you implement?
  • If they could pick a Halloween costume to dress up as on Halloween, what would it be?
  • If you could be born at a different time period, when would it be?
  • If you could change the past, would you do it?
  • If you could make a movie, which celebrity would you pick as yourself?
  • If you found a large amount of money, what would you do?
  • If you could change anything about your country, what would you change?
  • If you could be born in another country, which one would you pick?
  • If you could do your dream job 10 years from now, which job would you choose?

Have you ever…

  • Have you ever traveled out of your home country?
  • Have you ever cried when watching a movie? If yes, which one?
  • Have you ever experienced culture shock?
  • Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo or piercing?
  • Have you ever laughed so much that it made you cry?
  • Have you ever been lost and couldn’t find directions?
  • Have you ever fallen in love? If no, do you want to find love?
  • Have you ever won a trophy? If yes, which competition did you win?
  • Have you ever read a book that changed your life?
  • Have you ever been to Disneyland or an amazing theme park?
  • Have you ever had a dream that felt like it was real?
  • Have you ever seen something supernatural or paranormal?
  • Have you ever ridden a horse?
  • Have you ever had imaginary friends when you were young?
  • Have you ever had to go to the hospital?
  • Have you ever been outside your home country?
  • Have you ever experienced a natural disaster?
  • Have you ever owned a pet?
  • Have you ever donated anything to the poor?
  • Have you ever seen a car accident?

Would you rather…

  • Would rather be very intelligent or very good-looking?
  • Would you rather have a pet dog or cat?
  • Would you rather grow up going to school in your home country or another one?
  • Would you rather be a professional athlete or a celebrity actor?
  • Would you rather live forever or until 100 years old?
  • Would you rather live in the mountains or on the beach?
  • Would you rather bungee jump or skydive?
  • Would you rather be rich or find true love?
  • Would you rather walk backward or talk backward for the rest of your life?
  • Would you rather explore the oceans or outer space?
  • Would you rather live in an apartment or a house?
  • Would you rather be invisible or super fast?
  • Would you rather live in a country that is always cold or hot?
  • Would you rather live in the city or a small town?
  • Would you rather be a jack-of-all-trades or master one?
  • Would you rather ride an elephant or swim with dolphins?
  • Would you rather be rich and depressed or broke and happy?
  • In the past or future, when would you rather travel?
  • Would you rather eat rice or bread with every meal?
  • Would you rather use the internet or books as your main source of information?

Controversial

  • How do you deal with stress?
  • What is the best advice you have ever received?
  • Do you think aliens exist?
  • Is climate change real?
  • What age is best to start dating?
  • What personality traits do you want in your boyfriend or girlfriend?
  • Have you ever had a problem with bullying?
  • Are girls smarter than boys?
  • In the future, how many children do you want to have?
  • What makes a good teacher?
  • Who was your hero when you were a child?
  • What is the worst purchase you have made?
  • Would you rather know how you die or when you die?
  • What was the best holiday you’ve been on?
  • Is there any strange food in your country?
  • What are some inventions you hope to see in the future?
  • What is the most embarrassing moment of your life?
  • Would you ever try online dating?
  • What is on your bucket list?
  • Do you believe in any religions?
  • When was the last time you cried?

With 5 Minutes Left, What Do You Do?

All things considered, 101 ESL conversation topics from a hat is a fantastic end of the class time filler.

When you run out of things to do, pull out the hat and pick a topic. Otherwise, your class would just be sitting there twiddling their thumbs.

Strangely enough, a lot of teachers don’t equip themselves with back-up activities.

Now, you don’t have to sweat it out and watch the clock tick until the bell rings.

29 Comments

That sounds interesting

Thank you so much for sharing the topics.

I am a senior citizen trying to revive my teaching skills. You did it for me.

I’m glad I found this. Thank you so much!

Very useful.

There are many valuable questions here, and some which are inappropriate for some students. I think it is part of the teachers job to know their students and choose topics appropriate to their age, gender, culture etc. On the whole there are many inspirational topics to choose from here as a springboard to develop your own, perhaps more relevant, questions while still appreciating the efforts and work of the original source.

On the whole, very useful. I have taught in Asia for 20+ years. On the whole, STFU about love and dating. You come across as a lech. Plus countries like China and Japan do not need any more Western cultural poison.

thank you… thank you… so much… it’s really very helpful…

Very hepful! Thank you!

Sorry but “Is climate change real” is NOT a topic for conversation! It’s like saying ‘Is COVID real’ !!!! I’d suggest instead, ‘How do we deal with climate change’

Very helpful thanks for taking the time.

Great material! Thanks a million!

Thanks for the ideas of the topics and questions. All of them can help me a lot in my conversation class.

Thank you very much, this is very useful for my classes 🙂

Great questions.

As for potentially inappropriate questions, I would hope that every teacher has enough sense to decide what is appropriate or not for their students depending on age, maturity level, cultural norms/taboos, class dynamic, etc.

I’ve had classes where I would never think of asking some of these questions, and I’ve had classes where we’ve probably discussed all of these topics along with issues that are way more controversial. And those were some of my best classes.

Consider your class and use your best judgement.

Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for your work, splendid to liven up conversation in class. Thanks for the kindness of your generosity to share this. I believe it is crucial to be thankful and to contribute, and not just criticize. Thanks again

While there are some useful questions here, I’d be wary about asking questions regarding love and dating, as well as outdated gender ideology that reflects one’s own personal biases. For example, the gender wage gap has been debunked by all credible economists. 5 minutes googling will reveal to you why some men and women earn more than other men and women, and it’s nothing to do with gender. So with that and similar questions you’re bound to come into conflict with students with traditional conservative feminist views on wage differences, or ruin the group dynamic of a class of mixed gender students.

Wow……Mind blowing questions…..My ESL classes are gonna be fun-filled hereafter

These are wonderful and diverse topics to break the ice in a ESL class. Thank you for great selection of topics.

This is so amazing thank you so much!

These questions were so helpful, I would love to read more topics if any. Thank you

I loved it! thank you so much, I’ve been learning English for 9 months and my skill at talking has been improving every day more thanks to these topics

Depending on your class, age and level of maturity, I agree the questions about love and dating could be inappropriate. But of course, every situation is different.

I find most of these questions helpful and interesting, so I thank you for that, but there are questions that I think are inappropriate to ask your students, particularly the questions about love, dating, and crying. I also found multiple grammar errors in this article. For example:

“Have you ever had imaginary friends when you were young?” “In the past or future, when would you rather travel to the ?”

I was talking with a 12 year old in KSA whose younger 8 year old brother had gone to a farm earlier in the day. It turns out he goes to this farm every day.

Kids Love animals.

ask if You had a farm,

what kind of animals would You have? describe the animals. describe their behavior. what color is each animal? size? what would You feed each animal?

This is a good place to start. just my idea.

Nice organized and interesting ideas. Thank you

I found these tips very useful and interesting. I will be using some of your suggestions. Thanks.

They are very useful questions. Thank you and I hope there are more

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30+ ESL English Conversation Topics for Students & Young Learners

Looking to get your kids or English students talking? Here you can find a long list of English conversation topics for students learning English as a second language, (ESL).

With plenty of discussion ideas to choose from, these ESL conversation topics are great in class or everyday use at home with young English learners.

Why use English Conversation Topics to start Discussions with ESL students?

While you can learn through textbooks , games or online websites , conversation is one of the most important aspects of leaning English as a second language, (ESL).

Speaking in conversational form is helpful for students because they have to think about topics and words in their head before they say them.

Conversation and discussions are also great for helping students to learn about certain topics.

The more they use these topics in conversation the better practice they will gain when speaking in full conversations as they progress in their English language abilities.

Language is how we think and process information.

When students use different speaking topics, they are putting information into their memory and accessing old memories to validate their conversations. 

Example English Conversation Topics for Students

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Here is a list of 30+ English Conversation topics and discussion topics for students who are learning English as a second language.

  • Do you have any pets, if so, what are they?
  • What is your favourite animal and why?
  • What does this animal look like and what does it like to eat?
  • Are animals well looked after where you are from? Why?

2. Routines

  • Do you have certain routines that you follow, if so, what are they?
  • Do you have friends or family that follow similar routines?
  • What do you like about your routine?
  • How would you feel if something in your daily routine was changed?
  • What is your favourite book and why?
  • What is your least favourite book and why?
  • Is there a library in your hometown?
  • What information can you learn from reading books?

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4. Cleanliness

  • Why is cleanliness important?
  • How often do you think one should clean?
  • What types of things should be cleaned?
  • How clean do you think this room is?

5. Clothing

  • What do you like to wear?
  • Where do you buy your clothing and what colors do you choose?
  • What type of clothes do you not like wearing?
  • What type of clothing do your friends wear?
  • Which culture do you belong too?
  • How do people greet each other?
  • What type of customs and traditions do you practice?
  • Are you interested in learning about other cultures? Why?

7. Exercise

  • Do you usually exercise, if so, how often?
  • What activities do you do while exercising?
  • Do people in your country do a lot of exercising?
  • What can happen if people do not exercise?
  • How many siblings do you have?
  • What are their names and how old are they?
  • Where are your parents originally from?
  • Who are your extended family members? (cousins, aunts, uncles etc.)
  • What is your biggest fear and why?
  • How does having this fear make you feel?
  • Do you know people that share the same fear?
  • How can you work through your fears?

10. Feelings

  • How are you feeling right now?
  • How do you feel when someone hurts your feelings? Why?
  • How do you feel when someone makes you happy? Why?
  • Why is it important to think about other people’s feelings?
  • What is your favourite food and why?
  • What is your least favourite food and why?
  • What is a typical food from your home country?
  • What is a food you would love to try?
  • What is a goal that you have?
  • How do you plan to reach this goal?
  • Do you need help achieving your goal?
  • Do you think it’s important to set goals? Why?

13. Hobbies

  • What hobbies do you like to do?
  • What do you like about the hobbies you do?
  • Is there anybody in your family you share a hobby with?
  • When did you start practicing your hobby and how long do you spend practicing?

14. Holidays

  • What is your favourite holiday and why?
  • What is your least favoruite holiday and why?
  • How do you spend most of your holidays?
  • Do you do anything special with your family on holidays, if so what?

15. Hometown

  • Where is your hometown?
  • Do you live in a city or rural area?
  • Do you like living in your hometown? Why?
  • How do people get around in your hometown?

16. Household Items

  • What household item do you use the most and why?
  • How does it work?
  • How often do you use your household items?
  • Why are household items useful?
  • What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  • Do a lot of people do this job in your country?
  • What type of jobs do people in your country have?
  • Do you think everyone should work? Why?

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18. Manners

  • Who taught you about manners?
  • How often do you use them and why?
  • Why are using manners important?
  • How do you feel when someone isn’t using manners?
  • What is your favourite type of movie and why?
  • What is your least favourite type of movie and why?
  • Do you go to the cinema to watch a movie?
  • Do you watch movies in different languages? Why?
  • What is your favourite song and who sings it?
  • How much time a day do you spend listening to music?
  • What genre of music do you like best? Why?
  • What kind of music is preferred where you are from?
  • What do you do in a typical day at school?
  • What is your favourite subject and why?
  • What is your least favourite subject and why?
  • What do you like about your teachers?

22. Seasons

  • Can you name the four seasons?
  • What clothes do you need to wear in each season?
  • What season do you like best and why?
  • What season do you like least and why?
  • How time do you go to sleep and what time do you wake up?
  • How many hours of sleep do you usually get a night?
  • Do you think you get enough sleep? Why?
  • If you don’t get enough sleep, how do you feel?

24. Shopping

  • Do you like shopping and why?
  • What do you usually shop for and where do you go shopping?
  • Who do you go shopping with?
  • Are their many shops in your hometown?
  • What sports do you like and dislike? Why?
  • What sport is popular where you live?
  • Why are sports important?
  • Who do you play sports with?

26. Television

  • What is your favourite T.V program and why?
  • Is it an international T.V program?
  • What is the T.V program about?
  • How often do you watch this T.V program and who watches it with you?
  • How important is time to you?
  • How much free time do you usually have?
  • Who do you spend your free time with?
  • If you had more free time, what would you do with it?

28. Transportation

  • How do you travel to get to school?
  • How long does it take you to get to school?
  • What other types of transportation have you used?
  • How often do you use public transport?
  • Where have you traveled too?
  • Who do you usually go traveling with?
  • What languages do you use when traveling?
  • What is your favourite tourist attraction?

30. Weather

  • What is the weather outside today?
  • What is the weather normally like where you live?
  • How can the weather effect your feelings?
  • What kind of weather is your favourite and why?

Which English conversation topics NOT to talk about?

Some conversation topics can be sensitive for students and when talking about these topics can impact them negatively.

There are some topics that also are not appropriate for students because they may cause hurtful feelings unless they are brought up in certain circumstances.

Topics that tend to cause students to become uncomfortable include things such as politics and religious beliefs.

Some people tend to have strong opinions on these topics which they entitled too, however it can sometimes be uncomfortable to talk about with students in certain situations.

English conversation / discussion topics for young learners

When using conversational English be aware of the topics you are using and make sure they will impact students in a positive way.

All topics have room for discussion but be sure to discuss these at appropriate times, age level and with parent’s approval.

Do you have other English conversation topics that you use with your kids or students? Let us know!

Make sure you also check out our Phonics Games that can help students who are struggling with certain sounds. And this post on encouraging words for kids is filled with ideas on how to praise students when they have done well.

Teaching English? Take a look at our Learn English for Kids post with tones of other ESL English learning resources for children!

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15 Different English Speaking Topics For Intermediate Students (+Free PDF)

15 Different English Speaking Topics For Intermediate Students (+Free PDF)

For every ESL student, speaking with native English speakers is like a dream come true. To get to a decent conversational level to be able to talk to native speakers, you have many things to learn and many words and phrases to remember.

And while we are talking about words and phrases, have you been thinking about some English-speaking topics?

There are plenty of entertaining topics you can chit-chat about. The following topics are suitable for intermediate students, so keep reading and see which ones you find most entertaining or which ones are your favorites.

15 Different English Speaking Topics For ESL Intermediate Students

You don’t know what to talk about with native English speakers ?

Don’t worry because, in the following lines, you can find 15 different discussion topics ideal for English intermediate students.

Everyone likes to travel. Visiting other places, learning about other cultures, and meeting new people is always fun. Besides, it is one more experience and opportunity to practice the language.

What country would you like to visit?

Which country you would never visit again?

Which country did you visit more than once?

What do you like to visit in a foreign country?

Do you like traveling in summer or winter?

Food And Cooking

Food is also one of the favorites topics because everyone likes talking about food and delicious dishes.

It is mainly one of the topics suitable for beginners because of the related vocabulary, but you can expand and ask for more details for a more advanced level.

What is your favorite food? And why?

Which country, according to your opinion, has the best dishes?

What is the worst thing you’ve ever tasted?

Do you like to cook?

What do you like to cook?

How often do you cook?

What are the advantages or disadvantages of cooking?

Where do you get ingredients for cooking?

What do you think about organic food?

Do you eat only organic food?

Hobbies are something we enjoy doing in our spare time, so, naturally, everyone loves talking about their hobbies.

Do you have any hobbies?

How often do you do your hobbies?

How did you start these hobbies?

What do you think about (not) having hobbies?

What hobbies did you used to have and which ones you would like to do?

Work is a very important part of our lives. Most of us have jobs and work, so we always have to say something about that. Talking about work is one of the topics that can get people together.

Here are some suggestions when talking about work.

What work do you do?

Do you like your job?

Is your job demanding?

What is your opinion about work in general?

What is your dream job and why?

Environment

Topics about the environment are always inspiring and can lead to many other, even different, topics.

So, it is good to talk about the environment, as long as the conversation remains polite and without arguing.

What are serious environmental problems?

How can people help the environment? 

What is your opinion about climate change?

What do you think about pollution?

What should the government do to help the environment?

Television And Social Networks

Talking about television and social networks is entertaining and it gathers people together.

There are plenty of things you can chit-chat about television and media and here are some of them.

What is your opinion about television?

Do you watch television?

How often do you watch television?

Which tv programs do you watch?

Is watching television good for kids and if not, why?

Why are social networks so popular?

What do you think about social networks?

Do you use social networks?

Do people use social networks for bad purposes?

Which social networks do you use?

Don’t think that only men like talking about sports. You would be surprised to hear that many women actually like talking about this topic. Therefore, don’t divide people by gender. If you like talking about sports, ask your speaker about the opinion, no matter if it is a woman.

Do you like sports?

What is your favorite sport?

Do you watch sports?

Did you play any sport while you were in school?

Do you play sports now?

How often do you play sports?

Animals And Pets

These living beings that are part of our lives and our best friends are the topic everyone would gladly talk about. That’s why in the following lines, you can find some questions about animals and pets .

Do you like animals?

Do you have any pets?

Which is better to have as a pet, a dog or a cat?

What is your favorite animal?

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What do you think about killing animals for food?

Are people responsible for the extinction of some of the animals?

Do you help animal shelters in your town?

What is your opinion about the zoos and animals there?

Do animals suffer in zoos?

Making Plans And Goals

Making plans and goals has always been one of the favorite topics people like to discuss. Why then it wouldn’t be one of the English-speaking topics you can talk about with native English speakers?

What are your plans for…?

What are your plans for learning English?

What are your goals in life in general?

How do you plan to reach your goals?

How do you feel when you reach your goals?

Dream a Little Dream

Dreaming and dreams have been fascinating topics both for scientists and psychologists and ordinary people. 

Dreams can inspire you and help you with your consciousness.

Some of the fun questions about dreams can include the following questions.

Do you dream often?

What kind of dreams do you usually dream?

Which dreams do you still remember?

Do you think about dreams a lot the following day?

What do you think dreams and dreaming mean?

For Shopaholics

Some people love shopping so much that they can’t live either one day they don’t buy something. Others, on the other side, don’t like shopping and when they have to go buying things it’s like a punishment.

All in all, this topic is always interesting to discuss, so here are some questions that might help you start the conversation.

Do you like shopping? If don’t, why?

What do you mainly shop for?

What is your favorite shopping store?

How often do you go shopping?

Do you like going shopping alone or with friends?

Do you do online shopping?

What do you think about online shopping?

What are (dis)advantages of online shopping?

What do you think people will do the shopping for in the future?

Life Experiences

Age doesn’t guarantee you the knowledge, but it may guarantee you experience. Besides, it is always entertaining to talk about your life experiences and hear the experiences of others.

What is the greatest experience you’ve had?

What is the worst experience you’ve ever had?

What is the best idea you’ve ever had?

Do you learn from your own experiences?

On what achievement you are the proudest of?

Life in General

Talking about life, in general, is a great way to practice words and phrases you don’t use every day.

Since everyone has different views on life, here are some questions you may use while talking about life.

What is the meaning of our lives?

Do you think that there is an afterlife?

What do you think about your life?

What are you grateful for?

Is there some secret to a happy life?

Money, Money, Money

Money is essential in today’s world. Without it, we simply can’t live; we can’t buy food, pay the rent and have the food over our heads. As much as it may seem difficult to sometimes talk about money, besides being one more thing you can talk about, talking about money helps you expand your vocabulary and learn money-related terms.

What do you think is money the most important thing in our lives?

Do you manage to save some money? 

How do you organize your money?

If you win a lot of money in the lottery, what would you do with it?

Are there some tips and tricks to save money and spend less?

Books And Reading

With so many amazing books, this topic is always the right one to discuss with others.

This is an especially favorite topic about book lovers. They could talk about books for days.

Here are some of the questions about reading and books in general.

Do you like reading? If not, why?

What type of books do you usually read?

Do you have a favorite book?

Do you have a favorite writer?

Have you read something currently?

What was the last book you’ve read?

What do you think of e-books?

Do you read books online?

What are (dis)advantages of reading books online?

Do you usually buy or borrow books?

Final Thoughts

These are some of the topics you can discuss with native speakers. In case you don’t know any native English speakers, English tutors can help you. Besides being professional tutors, these people are native speakers, which is right for what you need.

Moreover, if you want to have these topics in one place, we have for you a PDF file you can download completely for free and use as a reminder when you start a conversation.

These topics can also inspire you to continue talking about other things or expand the existing topics.

After all, talking about entertaining and pleasant things is what matters. As long as you enjoy the conversation as well as your speaker, and practice the language, the topic is ideal.

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  • April 17, 2023
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Struggling to come up with the right ESL discussion topics for your lesson plans? In this guide, we’ve included a list of 100+ ESL discussion topics along with our best tips and tricks for choosing the right topic for every English level.

You’ll also find links to printable lists of ESL conversation questions for each of the conversation topics below. If you use these lists to save time and choose the right conversation starter for each class, you’ll find that the conversation possibilities are endless.

List of ESL discussion topics

  • AI and Artificial Intelligence
  • Daily Routine
  • Environment
  • Football & Soccer
  • Friends & Friendship
  • Intelligence
  • Games & Gaming
  • Gender & Gender Roles
  • Small Business
  • Social Media
  • The Olympic Games

What are ESL discussion topics?

ESL discussion topics are teaching tools that help English learners practice their speaking skills. It’s important to select suitable-but-interesting discussion topic for your students if you’d like to facilitate engaging conversation in your classroom.

ESL discussion topics vs ESL conversation questions: what’s the difference?

ESL discussion topics are discussion categories whereas ESL conversation questions are lists of questions that focus on a particular discussion topic. Discussion topics and conversation questions go hand in hand ; you will need to choose a discussion topic and to formulate conversation questions based on that topic for your students.

How to choose the right ESL discussion topics for your classroom

Choosing the right ESL discussion topics for your lessons is an art unto itself. You’ll need to consider consider the following criteria before creating your speaking lesson plans.

  • English Level. Basic discussion topics for beginners. Advanced discussion topics for experienced English students.
  • Age. Some topics are better suited to younger English students, while other topics are better suited to Adult learners.
  • Culture. Cultural norms may rule out . For example, if it is culturally unacceptable to discuss relationships or money in public, then these discussion topics should be avoided.
  • Conflict and Controversy. Some discussion topics may . For example, politics and religion. Of course, healthy debate is possible! But if you wish to avoid conflict and controversy in the classroom, then it may be better to avoid these discussion topics altogether.

What is a good topic for ESL students to discuss?

The best topic for ESL students to discuss will depend on each student’s English level and other factors that we listed above. Here are some discussion topic suggestions with links to printable conversation questions for each topic.

ESL discussion topics for beginner students

  • Countries  

ESL discussion topics for intermediate students

  • Fashion and Clothes
  • The Olympics

ESL discussion topics for advanced students

  • Dating, Relationships, and Marriage
  • AI & Artificial Intelligence

ESL discussion topics for children and teenage students

Esl discussion topics for adult learners, what are some controversial esl discussion topics.

  • Football and Soccer
  • Gender and Gender Roles

List of ESL discussion topics books

Want to save yourself some time? ESL discussion topics books can reduce the amount of planning you need to do before class. These books contain lists of printable ESL discussion topics and conversation questions that can be used to facilitate English speaking practice with your students.

The best ESL discussion topics books are:

  • 500 Grammar Based Conversation Questions
  • 67 ESL Conversation Topics with Questions, Vocabulary, Writing Prompts & More
  • 1005 ESL Conversation Questions: For English Teachers of Teenagers and Adults Who Want to Have Better TEFL Speaking and Conversation Classes

What are your students’ favorite ESL discussion topics?

Every English learning group is different. And some classes tend to prefer certain English discussion topics over others.

Whether you’re asking students to practice English with another conversation partner or engaging entire classrooms in speaking practice exercises, yow are you choosing ESL conversation topics for each of the groups that you teach? And what topics are they responding to the most?

Share your experiences in the comments below. And tell us how you’re using ESL discussion topics in the classroom.

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Explore stimulating discussions with these 11 engaging ESL conversation topics designed for intermediate students in 2024. From delving into cultural experiences and global issues to honing effective workplace communication skills, these topics offer a dynamic platform for language development and meaningful exchanges.

Elevating ESL Learning Through Conversation

Engaging in meaningful conversations is a powerful tool for ESL (English as a Second Language) learners, especially those at the intermediate level. This article introduces a variety of conversation topics tailored to intermediate students, designed to enhance their language skills and encourage active participation.

List of 11 Engaging ESL Conversation Topics for Intermediate Students

  • The Impact of Technology on Daily Life
  • Travel and Cultural Experiences
  • Balancing Work and Leisure
  • Personal Development and Goal Setting
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Favorite Books and Movies
  • Global Issues and Advocacy
  • Effective Communication in the Workplace
  • Culinary Adventures and Food Culture
  • Art and Creativity
  • Health and Wellness in Modern Society

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Everyday Life Conversations

Discussing daily routines, morning rituals:.

  • Share your typical morning routine.
  • Discuss how it sets the tone for your day.

A Day in the Life:

  • Describe a typical day in your life.
  • Talk about your activities from morning to night.

Weekend Plans:

  • Share your plans for the upcoming weekend.
  • Discuss activities you enjoy during your leisure time.

Hobbies and Interests

Favorite Hobbies:

  • Talk about your favorite hobbies.
  • Discuss why you find them enjoyable and fulfilling.

Discovering New Hobbies:

  • Share any new hobbies you’re interested in.
  • Discuss what sparked your curiosity about them.

Hobby Challenges:

  • Discuss challenges you’ve faced in pursuing a hobby.
  • Share how overcoming challenges has contributed to your growth.

Social Interactions and Relationships

Making new friends.

Meeting New People :

  • Share your experiences meeting new people.
  • Discuss strategies for breaking the ice and making friends.

Cultural Exchange:

  • Discuss friendships with people from different cultures.
  • Explore how cultural differences enrich your relationships.

Friendship Dynamics:

  • Discuss the qualities that contribute to being a good friend.
  • Share anecdotes about your closest friends.

Family Matters

Family Traditions:

  • Discuss traditions in your family.
  • Share memorable experiences related to family traditions.

Siblings and Birth Order:

  • Talk about your siblings and their roles in the family.
  • Discuss how birth order influences personalities.

Family Celebrations:

  • Share stories about significant family celebrations.
  • Discuss the importance of these gatherings.

Travel and Adventure

Favorite travel destinations.

Memorable Trips:

  • Discuss a memorable travel experience.
  • Share highlights and challenges from the trip.

Dream Destinations:

  • Talk about places you dream of visiting.
  • Discuss the reasons these destinations appeal to you.

Cultural Immersion:

  • Share experiences of immersing yourself in a new culture.
  • Discuss the impact on your perspective.

Education and Learning

Academic journey.

Favorite Subjects:

  • Discuss your favorite subjects in school or college.
  • Share why these subjects resonate with you.

Study Strategies:

  • Talk about effective study strategies.
  • Discuss techniques that help you retain information.

Future Educational Goals:

  • Share your aspirations for further education.
  • Discuss the careers or fields you’re interested in.

Entertainment and Media

Books, movies, and music.

Favorite Books:

  • Discuss your all-time favorite books.
  • Share what you enjoy about each book.

Movie Preferences:

  • Talk about your favorite movie genres.
  • Discuss memorable movie experiences.

Music Influences:

  • Share your favorite music genres and artists.
  • Discuss how music influences your mood.

Fostering Language Proficiency Through Conversations

Engaging in diverse conversations not only enhances language proficiency but also allows intermediate ESL students to express themselves more confidently. These conversation topics are designed to provide a platform for meaningful interactions, encouraging students to actively participate in the language learning process.

FAQs ESL Conversation Topics for Intermediate Students

Can these conversation topics be adapted for group discussions in a classroom setting.

Absolutely! These conversation topics are versatile and can be adapted for both one-on-one discussions and group settings, fostering collaborative learning.

How can these topics be used to improve speaking skills?

Encourage students to express themselves freely, use new vocabulary, and articulate their thoughts clearly. Regular practice with these conversation topics will help improve speaking skills.

Are these topics suitable for online ESL classes?

Yes, these topics are well-suited for online ESL classes. They promote interaction, making them ideal for virtual learning environments.

Can these conversation topics be used for language exchange programs?

Certainly! These topics provide a foundation for engaging language exchange discussions, allowing participants to share their experiences and perspectives.

How can educators incorporate these topics into lesson plans for intermediate ESL students?

Educators can use these conversation topics as discussion prompts, integrating them into lesson plans to promote speaking, listening, and comprehension skills. Encourage students to share their opinions and experiences related to each topic.

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12 Fun ESL Speaking Activities for Teens or Adults

Every language teacher knows that speaking is a core skill to teach and practice, but sometimes it can be challenging coming up with creative or engaging ESL speaking activities and games. You can use them to improve the community feeling inside the classroom , too.

Let’s dive into nine quick, easy, and fun ESL speaking activities for teenagers and adults you can integrate into your lessons or use in speaking clubs.

They are designed to be high-quality and enjoyable – and mostly suitable for online lessons, too.

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They don’t need much preparation, but will get your students talking and help them to hone their conversational skills without even thinking about it.

ESL Speaking Activities for teens and adults

1. Interview Pop

2. word racing, 3. guess who or what i am, 4. would you rather…, 5. how-to presentation, 6. living memory, 7. video talk, 8. talk about your weekend, 9. timed discussion, 10. debating club, 11. taboo words, 12. story chain.

Student level:  Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Type of Lesson:  Group or Individual

This is a great one for students to have fun and be creative. Put students in pairs, or you could also carry this one out in a one-one lesson.

Students choose one person they want to interview. It can be anybody of their choice, and the person doesn’t necessarily have to be alive still.

I tell students to choose someone they know a lot about or who they admire because then they’ll have more material to talk about when the speaking part of the activity comes around.

Give each student a list of ten to fifteen verbs. (Can be the same list or different) See the example:

Each student has to choose five verbs from their list.

They make a different question using one of their five verbs in each question; these questions are made for the person they want to interview.

Each question will have a different verb.

For example, let’s say a student chooses Barack Obama. They have to make five interview questions for Barack Obama, each question using a different verb from their list.

Here are some examples:

  • How did you decide you want to become president?
  • Did you want to continue being president after your term finished?
  • What did you love about being the president?
  • What would you change about the USA?
  • What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as president?

While I usually just come up with the verbs myself, you can also find  some verb lists  online, along with a list of people for your students to choose from.

While the students are making their questions, go through the class and help students fix the grammatical mistakes.

This is a great activity if you are practicing  question formation  as a grammar topic with your students.

The students then give their partner the questions that they wrote and then assume the role of the person they wanted to interview, while their partner asks them the questions they just made.

So this means that each student answers the questions from the perspective of the person they wanted to interview, as their partner asks them the questions.

Go around and listen for mistakes.

You could also then have students report to the class the person their partner chose and how they responded to the questions.

Student level:  Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Type of Lesson:  Group

A very interactive and high-energy ESL speaking activity. Many students get so into it and excited that they won’t even notice they are speaking in a foreign language and won’t even have time to think about making mistakes.

All you need to prepare for the game is to write down 15-20 vocabulary terms you want to practice with your students, each term is written on a different small slip of paper. Give a stack of these slips to each group.

You can also let the students write down the vocabulary (for example on the last topic they’ve learned) but then some words might be double and they also might not think of the words you want them to practice.

Divide your students into groups of three or four and explain the rules of the game.

One player from the first group starts. This student then has one minute to explain or define as many words written on their slips to their own group as they can, without saying the word they have on the card.

They want their group to guess as many words as possible in one minute.

Each time the members of the group guess a word, they put the card down, which gets them a point, and then they take a new card and repeat the same thing.

Once the minute is over, the next group takes their turn.

After the minute is up, each group counts their points and the group with the most points wins that round.

If you have time to play more rounds, after all, words are guessed, put them back in the basket and let them play again, although this time they can only use one word to explain the word on the card, for example, a synonym or a word they associate with the word on the card.

An example might be that if the word on the card is ‘handcuff’ then they say the word ‘police’ and the other students have to guess the word ‘handcuff’.

Students only get one guess. Once a student guesses, the student must move on to the next card, whether the word was guessed correctly or not.

In the last round, they act out or pantomime the words on their cards.

Here’s a list with even more fun ESL vocabulary games for adults and kids.

While there are many other good vocabulary-charades type games that can be done with both younger and older students, this one has been my favorite.

Student level:  Pre-Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate Type of Lesson:  Group

This is a very simple but effective activity with no preparation needed and can be played in two versions.

It’s usually more suitable for lower-level students but can also be used in intermediate or upper-intermediate students, especially for the other variation of the activity described below.

In version one, one student thinks of a person – it could be someone in the class or a famous person, someone that everyone is likely to know – and the rest of the class asks them yes or no questions about the person until they can guess who it is.

The student who guesses the person with the least amount of questions wins.

In version two, one student goes in front of the door, while the rest of the class decides on a person. Then the student comes back in and has to ask the class yes or no questions until they can guess who the person is.

Another variation of this game is to put students in groups and describe themselves from the perspective of an object, and the other students must guess what that object is in the quickest time possible.

Each student in the group writes down an object and then speaks from the perspective of that object as if they were actually that object.

For example, if one student chooses ‘handcuffs’ they would say something like:

  • “The police put me around somebody’s wrists when they break the law.”
  • “I have two round rings with chains connected them.”
  • “I am on a person on their way to prison.”

Students shouldn’t do any gesturing or acting on this one because that will give it away. The student who is able to guess the most objects correctly wins.

The reason I like this one more is that the students have to get a little bit more creative about expressing their ideas and they also tend to have more fun with this one.

Student level:  Intermediate to Advanced Type of Lesson:  Group or Individual

This is a great way to practice ‘would’ in the conditional form.

There’s a lot of different ways you can organize this one. One of the easiest ways is to just come up with some of your own ideas (5-10 should be enough), type them out, and cut them up into cards.

Go around the class and have a student draw a card, read it aloud, and then call on another student to answer it.

The goal is to make the “Would you rather”  questions funny, crazy, interesting, or controversial. Think about what kind of questions you think would be fun to discuss if you were learning a foreign language.

Bookmark our list of 110 “would you rather” questions, and you will never run out of great questions to discuss.

Here are a few examples:

  • Would you rather give up your mobile phone or your pet?
  • Would you rather have $50,000 that is legal or $150,000 that is illegal?
  • Would you rather be the funniest person in the room or the most intelligent?
  • Would you rather have your first child when you are 19 years old or when you are 45?

As stated before, you can make up your own. If you are doing a specific topic for your lesson, then you can try to make them as closely related to the topic as possible.

For example, if the topic for your lesson is  Meet the World’s Oldest Ice Hockey Player , then you might want to prepare some ‘would you rather’ questions about age or about hockey:

  • Would you rather stop aging at 17 or 35?
  • Would you rather date someone ten years older or ten younger?
  • Would you rather be a famous football player or a famous hockey player?

Give each group or pair of students the same card and have each of them state their opinion about the topic on the card.

You can give them a few minutes to take notes on their opinion and what they want to say before starting. Then students go around and say their opinion and support their argument.

This is one is sure to bring some good conversations and even laughs in your class.

You can also teach phrases on how to express opinions, such as:

  • “In my opinion…”
  • “I believe that…”
  • “In my eyes…”
  • “From my point of view…”

In addition to this, you could also assign students to make their own “Would you rather…” topics for the class or other groups. Make sure they keep them appropriate!

Help facilitate the conversations and ask follow-up questions while students are speaking.

This activity is great for a number of reasons: it’s simple to assign and explain, effective for students to develop speaking, and fun because it’s on a topic they’re interested in.

It’s also practical because they’re teaching the class how to do something or how something works.

Basically, all you need to do for ESL speaking activities like this one is have students choose some topic. It can be any appropriate topic according to their wishes.

Then they give a five-minute presentation on that How-to topic.

In order to get students cooperating together, you could also put them in pairs and have them decide on and organize the speech together.

Here are some of the ones my students have done before and they turned out to be great:

  • How to cook [a food]
  • How to play [a sport]
  • How to travel cheap
  • How to do a magic trick
  • How to live healthily

There are some  great tips  you can share with your students on giving a presentation in a foreign language.

Have students prepare the speech at home or during the lesson, and then have them present their topic during the next lesson.

You could take notes on their speaking or pronunciation mistakes while they present and go over them after the presentation.

Student level:  Pre-Intermediate Type of Lesson:  Group

This is a game based on the classic board game “memory” designed for lower-level students.

Two students go out of the room (Student A and Student B). The rest of the class gets together in pairs.

If you have an uneven number of students, one group can be in three.

Each pair chooses a word according to the learning objective.

For example, if your students are learning about food, then in pairs they will mutually agree on a meal or a food they both like. Then the two students come back into the classroom and these two students play against each other to gain points.

To gain points, Student A starts off and asks any student in the class “What do you like eating?” and that student answers “I like eating…”, and then Student A asks another student what they like to eat.

If the second student likes the same thing, then Student A gets one point. Then Student B goes and tries to match the pairs based on the food they mutually chose together.

This is a fun game to practice vocabulary and simple phrases.

You can make the game more interactive if students make gestures and movement demonstrating the type of food. For example, they gesture peeling a banana if the food they chose is ‘banana’.

Other good questions are:

  • What is your favorite subject?
  • What do you like doing in your free time?
  • What time is it?

Student level:  Pre-Intermediate to Advanced Type of Lesson:  Group or Individual

Find a YouTube video topic that you think would be interesting for your students. I would choose a relatively short video (two to five minutes), or something like a TedTalk.

Make some preview discussion questions about the topic presented in the video, go through them with students before watching, and then watch the video together.

You can then have some questions prepared based on the video content and some post-discussion activities while going through some of the important vocabulary terms from the video.

Students tend to love working with videos and there are so many good ones out there nowadays.

Using video is effective because it brings the outside world to your students, and they can generate some great discussions in class, inspiring students to speak their mind and share their opinions and ideas.

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Student level:  Beginner to Intermediate Type of Lesson:  Group

This activity is a better choice if your students are happy talking but maybe are a bit nervous speaking in front of a class:

Split the class into pairs.

Students need to discuss their weekend with their partner.

Use only English!

You need to be observant with this type of activity. Keep an eye on each student’s talk time. 

If you are finding some students are much more talkative than their partners, maybe set a time limit for how long each student can talk for before switching. This ensures that everyone gets a fair chance to practise.

Information gap activities are great to practice conversation; get more ideas here.

This is another simple yet great activity for building confidence in speaking!

Give the student a topic card, for instance, “Talk about your favorite place.” or “What’s your favorite band or artist?”

The student has a certain amount of time to prepare some ideas for what they will say.

The student then has to talk about that topic for a chosen amount of time.

When starting out with this activity, make sure to give more time for preparation and less time for the presentation. 5 minutes of preparation time and 1 minute of the presentation should be plenty. 

With time, you can reduce the preparation time or increase the presentation time.

Prepare a list of controversial topics, and two opposing views about each topic.

Split your students into pairs or small groups (each with an even number of students). Split each groups into two parties. Assign a topic to each group: each party has to hold an opposite view.

Give them some time to prepare arguments for their standpoint. 5 to 10 Minutes should be enough.

Then let each group debate their topic in front of the class. One party starts voicing their first argument, then the other answers.

Each statement shouldn’t exceed 30 seconds – use a stopwatch with a countdown, so students know when they have to stop.

The debate is over after a set time – for example 5 minutes – or when the parties stated all their arguments.

After each debate, the whole class votes which party was more convincing and won the debate.

If it’s an individual lesson, you and the student play the opposite parties – no final vote then.

Make sure to prepare topics according to the fluency level of your students. The topics can be rather serious and controversial, or fun and weird.

Here are a couple of examples:

Current and serious topics:

  • Classroom instruction vs. Homeschooling
  • Self-driving cars: smart or dangerous
  • Buy local vs. buy online
  • Death sentence: yes or no
  • iOS vs. Android

Fun and weird topics:

  • Vanilla vs. chocolate ice-cream
  • Get up early vs. go to bed late
  • Have no kids vs. have 5 kids
  • Travel to Mars vs. to the earth’s core
  • Sommer vs. Winter

Student level:  Beginner to Intermediate Type of Lesson:  Group

Finally, and absolute classic activity. Split your students into groups, each with at least 3 three students.

Prepare a list of words. For each word, think about 3-5 words which can be used to describe the original word. These can be synonyms, adjectives or any kind of related terms.

  • Weather – rain, cloud, sun, forecast, outside
  • hungry – food, stomach, eat, restaurant, thirsty
  • to run – fast, quick, walk, race, legs

Write the words on cards.

Now, one student has to take one card and explain the word to the other in their group. Here’s the catch: He must not use one of the words on the card (also, no parts or variations of the words.). He must not use gestures, facial expressions or voices. He has to circumscribe the word using other verbal expressions.

The rest of the group have to guess the word. Set a time for each round, like one minute. One group has to guess as many words as possible within that time; each guess is one point.

When the explaining student uses one of the taboo words (or other taboo means), he has to skip the current word and continue with the next card.

Count the points after each round. Then, the next group has its turn. The game is over, when each student in each group had their turn to explain words. Sum up the points; the group with the most wins.

Other possible game modes: Let the groups guess one word alternating, and set a 30 seconds time limit for each guess. Or let a student explain a word to the whole class, and who guesses it first, gets a point.

Student level:  Intermediate to Advanced Type of Lesson:  Group

This activity does not only help students develop their speaking and listening skills, it also fosters critical thinking skills, creativity, and imagination.

Here’s how it works:

  • Divide the group into small teams of 3–4 people each.
  • Give each team a starting sentence, such as “Once upon a time, in a land far, far away.”
  • Set a time limit, such as 5 minutes.
  • Each team must take turns adding one sentence to the story, building from the previous sentence.
  • The team that completes the most coherent story within the time limit wins.
  • To make it more challenging, you can also include a specific vocabulary theme for the story, such as “animals” or “travel”, or you can include a twist, such as “the story must be a horror story”.
  • After the activity, teams present their story to the class.
  • Encourage the class to ask questions about the story to the teams.

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7 Activities for Public Speaking That Will Boost ESL Students’ Confidence

Public speaking can be a scary thing.

Also known as glossophobia , the fear of public speaking is a major source of anxiety for roughly 75% of people worldwide .

However, public speaking is an essential skill everyone needs to have , including language learners.

The good news is that it gets easier with practice, which is why you should try out some of the below activities for public speaking that will help improve your or your students’ skills.

1. Watch TED Talks and observe body language

2. practice mimicking body language, 3. recite famous speeches, 4. give presentations in small groups, 5. prepare solo presentations using powerpoint, 6. do improvised presentations on random topics, 7. do some drama activities.

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Playing videos from TED Talks is a fantastic way for you to see people giving professional-quality presentations in English. The TED Talks website is filled with hundreds of different speakers, with topics ranging from the fascinating world of technology to the meaning of life.

Here’s a list of excellent TED talks presentations for ESL students , along with guidelines on how to use them in the classroom.

Think about things you like and don’t like about the presentation as you watch the video. Once the presentation has ended, write down the positive and negative aspects you observed. This will get you thinking about what kind of techniques you can implement in your own speeches, as well as which mistakes to avoid.

To give yourself or your students a well-rounded learning experience, you could add FluentU   to your toolbox. FluentU is a language learning program that allows you to watch a library of authentic English videos with interactive dual-language subtitles. This can be a great way to break down what each video contains.

Good public speaking skills aren’t just about using clever words and speaking clearly— body language is equally as important . Incidentally, there’s a TED Talk you can watch covering the power of body language.

Start by brainstorming different types of body language, like gestures, postures and facial expressions. You can select actions like smiling, frowning, crossing your arms and more. After introducing body language, try matching your examples to various emotions and messages.

The results of this can be surprising because some meanings of expressions and gestures vary depending on the culture. Gestures that may seem polite could be offensive in other countries. For example, the “thumbs up” sign may seem universal for good job , but in Australia, Greece and the Middle East, it could be construed as an offensive insult.

Once you’ve elicited examples of positive and negative body language, practice how to use good body language in your presentations .

Making a speech is difficult enough, but writing a good one can feel like an impossible challenge to a beginner ESL learner.

Take some of the pressure off by reciting famous speeches. That way, you can focus on speaking skills without diving into writing or grammar.

Speeches can be taken from historical figures, social media and even movies. For beginners, you could work with a selection of famous short poems . For advanced students, try a longer speech, such as John F. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech.”

Standing alone in front of the class can be a nerve-wracking experience, even for the most gifted of learners.

If you aren’t ready for solo presentations, work in small groups so all of the attention isn’t focused on one individual learner. This can be done in just about any context, from proposing a business idea to describing how to cook your favorite food.

If you’re teaching this exercise, monitoring your students’ activity can be difficult with several groups working at the same time, so have your students assess each other.

Give every student a scoring sheet with criteria covering things like voice projection, timing, entertainment and ease of understanding. As your students listen, each group can score their partners based on this criteria. Then, you can use their scoring sheets to give feedback at the end of the class.

When you feel ready to come up with your own material, try preparing your own presentations with the help of PowerPoint.

PowerPoint slides are a great visual aid, as well as a way to make the presentation easier for nervous students.

Make sure the topic is a suitable difficulty level, and ideally, something you’re interested in. Just make sure to give enough time to write a presentation script and create the PowerPoint slides to go along with it.

I recommend planning the project in advance so there’s time to work on the presentations. Students who don’t have PowerPoint on their computer can use Google Slides as an alternative . It’s free and just as effective.

Once you or your students have built up some confidence in speaking, you can start trying some real  challenges , like on-the-spot presentations.

Do this by writing out a list of different topics and putting them in a hat, bag or any other object you or the students have to stick your hand into. These topics could be anything from my dream job  to the importance of a healthy diet.

Randomly select one topic, and without any preparation time, talk to the class or another audience for as long as they can about their chosen topic.

Public speaking doesn’t have to be about presentations. You can change things up a bit by trying some drama activities  as well.

These could include role plays and reenactments of famous movie scenes. While acting, students still use skills like good body language, voice projection, intonation and even improvisation  to make their dialogue sound natural and convincing.

While lectures and note-taking can be beneficial, nothing compares to the hands-on experience you can get from practicing public speaking.

That’s why you should implement some of the above activities for public speaking into your lessons or personal learning plans to improve confidence and overall speaking quality.

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Do you want to deliver a compelling speech then choose your topic wisely yes, good topics help you leave a lasting impression. to help you, we have compiled a list of the best english speech topics that you can use to deliver a captivating speech. keep reading, table of contents, english speech topics | learn to give an effective speech, structure of a speech, have a strong opening , short and crisp, conclude with a question, types of english speech topics , speech topics on environment , english speech topics for students about education, 2 minute speech topics, speech topics for students on proverbs, english speech topics on social issues, >1 minute speech topics, speech topics for students on important events, topics for speech on world leaders, key takeaways.

A speech is a formal address to an audience to convince, persuade, inspire, or inform. From historic moments to the present, there are extraordinary examples of spoken language and the best English speech topics. It can and has changed the world. 

When we talk about ideal English speeches, we can never miss out on Martin Luther Jr.’s speech. The famous “I have a dream” was delivered by him in 1963. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed more than 200,000 people. His speech became globally prominent for the repetitive phrase “I have a dream.” King’s moving speech became a central part of the heritage.

This is a perfect example to tell you that you need to understand a topic while choosing a topic to give a speech. In addition, emotional topics evoke sentiments and increase the chances of achieving the desired results. 

So, let’s move ahead and learn all about delivering the best speech and some good topics for speech in English. 

While you can create your own structure for the speech, this is a basic outline that you can follow to hook your audience with a well-structured piece. 

  • Start with a quote- You can start with a quote on the topic.
  •  A brief introduction- Then, briefly introduce the subject.
  • The current situation- Next, explain the current situation, the problem (if any), and the corrective actions that are taken to improve the situation. Some topics have their strengths and weaknesses. Cover them one by one.
  • Pick up the best points- There may be too many points about a subject. It is a good idea to pick some of the best and stick to them, or your audience will be overwhelmed. Most importantly, always start with your strongest side. 
  • Know the subject- It is important not to deviate from the subject. You might have an urge to link one point to another, which may deviate you from the main points. But you have to refrain from doing it.
  • Conclusion- End your speech with a solution or an opinion. When giving a solution to a problem, remember to include some steps.

Tips for giving an English speech

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There may be times when you are not aware of some English speech topics, but you are asked to speak on those. Do not get overwhelmed; just follow these tips to nail your speech! 

To keep your audience hooked right from the get-go, you need to have a strong opening. After your opening statement, you can state a fact or some quote relevant to your topic, which will keep the audience wanting more. A strong opening statement can do wonders in how closely your audience listens to you.

Remember to follow a particular structure. It’s a framework that shapes your speech and helps you get going. Therefore, write down the ideas you come up with and then stitch them together. As a result, each part will have something interesting for the audience to talk about.

You deliver a speech in front of different types of people. To ensure that your message is delivered successfully to everyone, you need to make sure you use the correct words. Only the right words can express your message. Therefore, the level of complexity should match the audience you are speaking to.

Your speech may have an incredible point, but if you don’t convey it well, it won’t work. Make sure you present it in a way that everyone is comfortable, with and that the audience finds relevant. You can draw from real-life instances, as it will bring a more human element to your speech. Make sure to also briefly explain why you have mentioned the story and hence its relevance to your topic.

As mentioned in the previous paragraph using an example will support your speech and help you prove your claim. It also helps to persuade viewers for better engagement. Make sure people buy what you offer and use only enough examples to add that emotional touch to your speech.

The worst thing one can do is give a long speech. Summarize your views in a short and informative piece. In fact, the longer it is, the more mistakes you make. If someone is spending time listening to you, make sure it’s worth it.

A good speech gives you something to think about and ending your speech with a question can give that effect. Based on your topic, you can question your audience and give them some food for thought. This will also encourage them to learn and educate themselves more on the topic if the cards are played right.

  • Instead of learning all your points on the topic, try to understand it. A speech has an impact when it seems effortless and personal. 
  • No matter if you have a high or low GPA, universities will want you to be a part of their program if you can conduct yourself well and clear your entrance examinations. 

It’s time to learn some types of English speech topics to make you ready to give any kind of speech!  

  • Fact-based and compelling speech- Use facts and numbers to prove whether a topic is right or wrong. 
  • Persuasive speech- Discuss whether something is morally correct.  
  • Policy persuasive speech- Promote policies, laws, etc.

List of English speech topics for students

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When it comes to choosing a topic in English for speech, your choices are endless. This list of some interesting topics for speech in English will help you make the right choice! 

  • Does punishing a bully a good idea? 
  • How confidently do you speak in public? 
  • Does a test result determine the value of a student?
  • Do video games encourage violence?
  • How do you overcome the fear of math ?
  • Are e-books better than paperback books?
  • Should children under 10 be allowed a smartphone?
  • Benefits of recycling things!
  • Should we ban smoking in public places? 
  • Should zoos be banned? 
  • It’s time to ban animal testing.
  • Is the ban on plastic bags useful? 
  • Should exotic animals be kept as pets?  
  • What is the government doing to combat global warming ?
  • How can you manage water pollution? 
  • What will happen if everyone uses bamboo toothbrushes?
  • How can we protect the oceans?
  • Causes of massive coral bleaching 
  • What does sustainable development mean?
  • The great Pacific garbage patch.
  • The effects of industrial and household waste.
  • A talk on green energy conversion

speech topics for esl students

  • Education System in XYZ.
  • Girls’ Education.
  • Value of Education .
  • Should uniforms be banned? 
  • Do we need to allow mobile phones in school?
  • Pros and cons of co-educational institutions.
  • How does offline learning help students develop social skills?
  • Are boarding schools better than full-time schools?
  • Does skipping a year help students? 
  • Is learning to make a PowerPoint presentation a waste of time?
  • There should be the same rating system for all students. 
  • Pros and cons of remote learning
  • Should cafeterias be mandatory in all schools? 
  • Are smart classes beneficial to students?
  • Does dropping a year help students?
  • Should we allow mobile phones in school?
  • Learning about all world religions in school is important.
  • Impact of social media on people.
  • Can money buy happiness?
  • Public transport should be free for all.
  • Importance of art in one’s life.
  • Should body-shaming be a punishable offense? 
  • Having pets benefits people.
  • Should education be free for all?
  • Adopt, don’t shop is the new wave! 
  • Does having a low GPA impact your career?
  • How to overcome your fears.
  • How has technology benefited society?
  • Do exam results alone determine a child’s worth?
  • Which is better: Rote learning or hands-on learning?
  • A bad workman always blames his tools.
  • Action speaks louder than words.
  • A jack of all trades is master of none.
  • A good listener is a silent flatterer.
  • All that glitters is not gold.
  • Among the blind, one-eyed man is the king.
  • An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.
  • As you sow, so you shall reap.
  • What goes around comes back around.
  • Curiosity killed the cat.
  • Time is money.
  • Road safety
  • Unemployment
  • How does the gender pay gap affect the economy?
  • Importance of women empowerment.
  • Mitigate poverty for a happy world.
  • How to stop racial discrimination?
  • Importance of equality in today’s world.
  • Saving the world
  • Leadership skills
  • Positive thinking
  • Meditation and yoga
  • How does reading help transform one’s life?
  • Goal setting
  • Breaking bad habits
  • A favorite fictional character
  • Importance of including sports in life.
  • Value of time
  • Independence day
  • Republic day
  • Mother’s day
  • Father’s day
  • Children’s day
  • International men’s day
  • World population day
  • World health day
  • Human rights day
  • Teacher’s day
  • Zero discrimination day
  • Pride month
  • Black lives matter
  • Mahatama Gandhi
  • George Washington
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Alexander the Great
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Winston Churchill
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Choose topics you understand and emotionally connect with.
  • Follow a structured speech format with a strong opening, introduction, key points, and a solution or opinion in conclusion.
  • Use an engaging opening, appropriate vocabulary, relevant examples, and keep your speech concise.
  • Explore various types of speech topics, including fact-based, persuasive, and policy-related, along with a list of topics for students in different categories like education, environment, social issues, and important events, and world leaders.

All in all, a good speech takes time and effort. It might not be perfect at first, but practicing will help you get better. Choose the right topic, and feel free to express your thoughts and opinions. Also, practice the above-mentioned English speech topics and ace all your speech competitions. 

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog and got some good topics for speech in English. If you have any questions/ suggestions, reach out to us ! Also, drop a comment to let us know your thoughts about the blog! All the best for your upcoming exam!

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1. What is the best topic for a 2-minute speech?

Answer- Some ideas for a 2-minute speech topic could be- 

  • Social impact of COVID-19
  • Is online learning better than offline learning
  • Proper use of the 3Rs- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
  • Extinction of rare species
  • E-waste management

2. What is a mini-speech?

Answer- A mini-speech is generally ‌given by a host to introduce another speaker.

3. What should be kept in mind while preparing a speech? Answer- It is important to note that they need to inform, educate, persuade, or motivate the audience. In other words, you must make them accept your point of view.

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The fear of public speaking is something that a lot of people share. It’s usually named as one of the most common fears that people have. Believe it or not, the best way to conquer a fear of public speaking is to just do it—a lot. Because the more you do it, the easier it gets. Eventually, you’ll start to get a little more comfortable and it’s not a problem anymore. Believe it or not, you might actually start to enjoy it. This is one reason why it’s important for children and adolescents to give speeches in school.

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One thing that can help get young children and teens over their initial nervousness is to give them an interesting topic to talk about. Sometimes, it can be something that they genuinely have an interest in and might be excited to give a speech on. Or it can be something funny to help them break through their nervousness.

Topics for young children should be fun, simple, and something they can easily come up with on their own. You don’t want to give them a topic that is too difficult or requires too much preparation. Let’s face it, they’re going to be really nervous. The focus should be learning how to cope with speaking in front of a group comfortably and effectively, not necessarily on the content, subject, or topic.

Topics for teenagers and high school ESL students can be a little more personal or in depth but still needs to be a demonstrative speech, motivational speech, persuasive speech topic, an informative speech topic, or a funny impromptu speech in order to captivate the audience. Depending on the subject of the class where the student is giving the speech, the topic can loosely relate to whatever is being taught. That said, it’s important to remember that teenagers are also going to be nervous—in some cases, very nervous. Perhaps even more so than younger children because teenagers tend to worry more about what other people will think and are very concerned with fitting in.

Choosing the topic is important, especially for a 2-minute speech and will help with student progress. However, there is no point in giving a talk on Donald Trump for a few minutes if you don’t know anything about him. But don’t worry, we have some great ideas.

List of 2-Minute Speech Topics

School-aged children.

  • My Favorite Animal
  • My Favorite Stuffed Animal
  • The Best Toy Ever
  • My Favorite Food for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Something I Love To Do for Fun
  • How to Build with Lego
  • The Best Day of My Life
  • The Smartest Cartoon Character
  • The Worst Chore
  • The Best Cookie
  • The Best Place to Go in Summer
  • How to Eat an Apple
  • Why Is the Sky Blue?
  • If I Had a Superpower
  • A New Rule I Would Make
  • My Favorite Cereal
  • What Is the Best Letter of the Alphabet?
  • Is Summer Better than Winter?
  • When I Grow Up
  • Best Thing to Do at Recess
  • How to Eat Pancakes
  • Pizza Crust: Yes or No?
  • A Time I was Brave
  • The Greatest Animal on the Farm
  • My Favorite T-Shirt
  • The Funniest Thing to Do with My Mom/Dad
  • What Is the Best Pet?
  • Who is My Hero?
  • If I Had $100
  • The Best Thing about A Farm
  • Where Do Rainbows Come From?
  • Why I Like Being the Oldest/Youngest Sibling
  • How to Have Fun in the Rain
  • The Best Thing about October
  • The Grossest Pizza Topping
  • The Hardest Thing I Ever Did
  • Sandwiches: With or Without Crusts
  • The Tastiest Fruit
  • The Best Thing That Is the Color Red/Blue/Orange
  • When I Learned to Tie My Shoes
  • Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter
  • Why Does It Rain?
  • What Is Thunder?
  • Crayons or Markers: Which Are Better?
  • How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • The Best Thing about Having a Dog/Cat
  • My Halloween Costume
  • When I Learned to Ride a Bike
  • My Best Friend
  • How to Pick a Book to Read
  • The Best Thing about My Mom/Dad/Sister/Brother
  • My Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
  • My Favorite Animal at the Zoo
  • What Is the Best Color Apple?
  • Ketchup On Your French Fries: Yes or No
  • Teaching Grandma to Use a Smartphone
  • How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
  • Would You Rather Use Textbooks or Tablets in Class?
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  • The Most Annoying Thing my Mom/Dad Ever Did
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  • If Time Travel Were Real
  • The Stupidest Rule My Parents Have
  • A Much Needed Invention
  • Why I Love/Hate Vampires
  • The Best Book I’ve Ever Read
  • How to Tell a Fact from an Opinion
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  • The Best App on My Phone
  • Three Things I Can’t Live without
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  • How Do I Feel when My Cell Battery is at 10%?
  • The Best Advice I Ever Got
  • My Favorite Sandwich
  • My Dream Car
  • What I’m Dreading about College
  • Facebook vs. Twitter
  • How Social Media Makes my Life Better/Worse
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  • Should School Start Later?
  • Naps: Yay or Nay?
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  • My Biggest Fear
  • My After School Job
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  • Best Toppings for a Burger
  • If I Could Only Listen to One Song for the Rest of My Life
  • How I Got my Driver’s License
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In the first place, speeches are especially about the speaker’s endorsed opinions and ideas about any topic for deliberation. Ordinarily, in the first place, it has to be unique and thought about beyond the box. What is more above all, we crave our voices to be heard and also usually motivate others with our ideas and thoughts to be sure. However, we become nervous to the point of fact and fail to find the right words at the opportune moment.  Accordingly, therefore, in this piece, you are offered 110+ Best & Easy English Speech Topics for students.

Firstly a speech may be prepared in advance with proper preparation undeniably. Additionally, an extempore speech is sometimes given on the spot without any preparation whatsoever.

To illustrate, consequently writing an exciting speech that is thoughtful requires one to select a superior-quality topic and research extensively about it.

English Speech Topic for Students

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  • One-Minute Speech Topics 
  • Two-Minute Speech Topics
  • Three-Minute Speech Topics
  • Four- Minutes Speech Topics
  • Five-Minute Speech Topics

Speech Topics for School Kids

  • The Genre of Speech topics 
  • Suggestions for Delivering an Extraordinary Speech

English Speaking Courses can boost your verbal communication skills and make a visible difference to the pitch. You will be more confident with your verbal skills and talk without hesitation. English Speaking Practice on various  topics for a 1-minute speech daily will enhance your verbal communication quickly in the following ways:

  • Language Proficiency: An English-speaking course helps improve language proficiency which includes vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. This enables individuals to express themselves more clearly and effectively.
  • Confidence Building: Through practice and feedback in a supportive environment, speaking courses help build confidence in speaking English . Confidence is vital for effective verbal communication, as it allows individuals to speak more fluently and persuasively.
  • Public Speaking Skills: English speaking classes often include exercises in English speaking which are valuable for various contexts, including presentations, meetings, and social interactions. 

This enhances your interaction skills by learning how to engage an audience, organize thoughts, and deliver an impactful message which enhances verbal communication skills significantly.

  • Critical Thinking and Persuasion: English speaking encourages critical thinking and the ability to structure arguments coherently. This skill set is essential for effective verbal communication, as it enables individuals to articulate their ideas persuasively and engage in meaningful discussions.
  • Nonverbal Communication: Effective verbal communication encompasses not only words but also nonverbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice. English-speaking courses often address these aspects, helping individuals become more aware of how their nonverbal communication affects their message delivery.
  • Active Listening: Effective verbal communication involves not only speaking but also active listening. speaking courses may include activities that improve listening skills, such as summarizing speaking which contributes to more meaningful interactions.
  • Cultural Awareness: Speaking courses help to explore cultural differences in communication styles, helping individuals navigate intercultural interactions with sensitivity and respect.

English Language courses have helped numerous learners to improve their verbal skills which has now become a mandate in every field. It has boosted Lerner’s confidence to speak and deliver right and clear communication. 

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One-minute Speech Topics

1. The impact of technology on society as an illustration singularly.

2 The Role of Youth in Climate Change in Brief Notwithstanding.

3. Over time the impact of Social Media on relationships.

4. The dangers of distracted driving in the first place.

5. The impact of social media on self-esteem on the other hand in particular.

6. The importance of pressure on decision-making to that end.

7. The importance of financial literacy particularly over time.

8. The importance of pollution on the environment additionally.

9. Simply the benefits of learning from failure notwithstanding.

10. The importance of exercise and physical fitness over time to begin with.

11. The importance of maintaining a healthy diet to illustrate.

12. Singularly the impact of music on the brain is undoubtedly recorded.

13. The importance of mental health awareness over time.

14. The benefits of leadership skills as a rule

15. The importance of public speaking skills

Two Minutes Speech Topics

16. The importance of personal responsibility

17. The benefits of volunteering and community service

18. The impact of music on the brain

19. The importance of learning a foreign language

20. The importance of a great education inexplicably

21. Generally the benefits of positive thinking

22. The benefits of stress management techniques over time

23. The impact of social media on privacy in brief

24. The benefits of being open-minded

25. The importance of diversity and inclusion.

26. The significance of critical thinking skills.

27. The significance of mental health awareness

28. The advantages of goal setting

29. The significance of forgiveness

30. The significance of teamwork and collaboration

Three-Minute Speech Topics 

31. The benefits of reading

32. The dangers of sleep deprivation and benefits of sleep

33. The impact of religion on society

34. The significance of self-care

35. The advantages of mindfulness and meditation

36. The advantages of having a positive attitude

37. The impact of social media on political discourse

38. The significance of budgeting and saving money

39. The benefits of letting go of grudges & forgiveness.

40. The significance of conflict resolution skills

41. The satisfaction of practicing gratitude

42. The significance of networking with people

43. The importance of emotional quotient or emotional intelligence

44. The advantages of a healthy work-life balance

45. The significance of time management skills

Four Minutes Speech Topics

46. The significance of a healthy work environment

47. The advantages of a strong support system

48. The significance of self-confidence

49. The significance of caring for the self

50. The influence of the Internet on communication

51. The advantages of creativity and artistic expression

52. The advantages of a healthy relationship

53. The influence of social media on job-searching and employment.

54. The importance of learning a foreign language

55. The significance of mental health fitness for athletes.

56. The advantages of a positive frame of mind towards aging gracefully

57. The advantages of forgiveness and letting go of grudges

58. The influence of social media on fashion  and beauty trends

59. The consequences of social media on the Film & TV industry

60. The satisfaction of practicing self-compassion

61. The significance of digital literacy

62. The influence of social media on political campaigns and elections

Five-Minute Speech topics

Speech on women empowerment

63. Speech on the significance of education as a rule

64. Speech on saving  water especially

65. Speech on the value of time and punctuality nonetheless

66. Speech on Honesty is the best policy

67. Speech on gaining knowledge

68. Speech on the role of the Father in a family

69. Speech on the role of the Mother in a household

70. Speech on teachers and education

71. Speech on Online Classes

72. Speech on Teacher’s Day

 73. Speech on reading good books

74. Speech on trees is our savior

75  Speech on. how to remain happy

76. Cleanliness is next to Godliness

77. Why celebrate Earth Day?

78. Importance of English in today’s globalised life

79. Speech on Hindi Divas

Speech Topics for Adolescents

80. Pollution and Health Awareness

81. Junk food and health issues

82. Sports activities to keep in good health

83. Why are cultural activities necessary?

84. Healthcare in Modern India

85. World Population Day

86. Benefits of Co-education

87. Education system in modern India

88. World Health Organization

89. World Health Day in April.

90. World Population Day

91. Should  Yoga be made compulsory in school?

92 Should schools teach sign language?

93. In particular, should children participate in reality shows?

94. Learning by Fun

95. How to tackle bullying in school

96. Therefore should exams be banned till middle school?

97. Should art classes be taken seriously in school?

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Speech topics on Prominent Indians

  • 98. Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 99. Bahadur Shastri
  • 100. Mahatma Gandhi
  • 101.Swami Vivekananda
  • 102.Rabindra Nath Tagore
  • 103.Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  • 104. C .V. Raman
  • 105. Raja Rammohun Roy
  • 106. Ratan Tata
  • 107.Bhagat Singh
  • 108. Kailash Satyarthi
  • 109.Sarojini Naidu
  • 110.Khudiram Bose
  • 111.Dadabhai Naoroji
  • 112.Tantia Tope
  • 113.Mother Teresa
  • 114.Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  • 115.Dalai Lama

Speech Topics on Prominent World Personalities

1. Albert Einstein

2. George Washington

3 Alfred Nobel

4 Nelson Mandela 

5 Robert Downey Jr

6 Dwayne Johnson

7 Abde Villiers

8 Pope Francis

9 Elon Musk

9 Bill Gates

10. Martin Luther King

11.Napolean Bonaparte

Speech Topics on Education

  • SAT scores for college application
  • Consequences of cheating in any examination
  • Education in Schools versus College
  • Importance of value education
  • Generally, normal schooling is far better than homeschool in Importance of sports and physical exercises

Speech Topics in General

  • Constitution of India
  • Dependence on Information Technology
  • Indian culture
  • Digital India
  • Digitalized payment systems in India
  • Yoga asanas and their benefits
  • Unity in diversity
  • Indian Classical music stalwarts
  • Western Classical Music 
  • The Indian Army
  • Patriotism in Indian Freedom fighters
  • Article 370 and its Impact on Kashmir
  • Leadership skills in the Indian diaspora
  • Elections in India
  • Family values in India

General Awareness

  • Modern Youth of India
  • Women’s Rights in India
  • Narrowing the generation gap in India
  • The Constitution of India
  • Marriage laws in India
  • The changing Indian culture
  • Old Age Homes in India
  • Indian Navy
  • Rise of Smart Classes in Modern India
  • Measuring Carbon footprints
  • Grading Systems in Schools & Colleges 
  • Making Public transportation free in India
  • Of course, love is more powerful than hate 
  • Miscellaneous Topics
  • Peddling fake news in social media
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
  • Leadership skills to be learned
  • Corruption in India
  • Indian Institute of Management
  • India’s relationship with its neighboring countries
  • The Indian Stock Market
  • The New  Pension System for Government Staff
  • Retirement age in India
  • The National Assessment & Accreditation Council(NAAC)
  • Management Education in India
  • Unemployment and its Effect on the Indian Population
  • Solar Electricity
  • Pandemic in India
  • RERA in India
  • Domestic and International Air travel from  India
  • Indian Airforce
  • Solar electricity
  • Political Parties in India
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • UPI Transactions
  • Linking PAN with ADHAAR number
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • National Defense Academy
  • Indian Military Academy
  • Car Industry in India
  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Election for the post of Prime Minister in India
  • Vegetarian food for good health
  • Non Vegetarian food for building muscles
  • Are eggs good for health?

Topics on Social issues

  • Adult education
  • Women Empowerment
  • Impact of Globalization
  • Social distancing
  • Multiculturalism
  • Unemployment in IT Sectors
  • Child Trafficking and abuse
  • Caste-based reservation in jobs
  • Importance of maintaining hygiene
  • Organ Donation in India
  • Capitalism in India
  • Communism in India
  • Socialism in India
  • Minority Communities in India
  • Voting for elections in India
  • Relations of India with Neighboring Countries
  • Untouchability in Indian villages
  • Democracy in India
  • Women’s Employment in India
  • Women Parliamentarians’ Contribution to India
  • Religious Fanaticism in India
  • Child Labour 
  • POSH act 2013
  • Clash between Forward & Backward Castes in India
  • Eradicating poverty in India
  • Education of girl child
  • Importance of the Right to Education
  • Struggles of Refugees 

Topics on Important Days & Events

  • Independence Day
  • Republic Day
  • World Population day
  • Women’s day
  • Mother’s day
  • Father’s day
  • Ambedkar Jayanti
  • World Human Rights Day
  • Zero discrimination day
  • Maha Shivratri
  • Mahavir Jayanti
  • Buddha Purnima
  • Janmashtami

Festivals of India

  • Miladi Nabi
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • Naraka Chaturdashi

Speech Topics on Proverbs

  • Ignorance is bliss
  • Honesty is the best policy
  • Knowledge is power
  • Hard work is the key to success
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • A picture is worth a thousand words
  • Generally, blood is thicker than water
  • Beggars can’t be choosers
  • Nonetheless better safe than sorry

The Genre of Speech topics

On the other hand, you have gone through the best and easiest English Speech Topics above. Firstly while preparing a speech the content should be well-researched for a clear, concise, engaging, and inspiring topic. Accordingly, the three significant kinds of eloquent speech topics are:-

Value Persuasive Speech

Put another way these speech topics include brief social and political issues to be sure. Moreover, for the most part, Value Persuasive Speeches discuss opinions collected & analysed. Undoubtedly to be sure whether a particular action is ethical or not.

Factual Persuasive Speech

To illustrate, these speeches include topics such as facts & figures along with statistics which are used otherwise to substantiate whether it is true or false consequently

Policy Persuasive Speech

Lastly, International English Language speech topics illustrate laws, policies & reforms. In addition, not to mention that advantages & disadvantages of policies, reforms & law are talked about& improvements which can be done naturally

Suggestions for delivering an extraordinary  speech 

In particular, when you are delivering a speech on a public forum, you must have rehearsed one of the best and Importance of English Language Speech topics for students. In particular, please ensure you keep the following tips in mind for delivering an engaging and effective speech. Moreover, if the topic for your speech is known beforehand. Consequently practice well before a mirror, your friends, or your family members to overcome stage fright and nervousness undoubtedly.

Your Audience is the best judge

Undeniably your audience in the first place is people with different points of view, who may point fingers at you consequently, and laugh at you in particular. To put it another way, particularly there may be many people making menacing faces. with different facial expressions. Consequently, in the first place do not let these distractions instill fear in you and subsequently stop your speech volley.

Moreover always remember as an example that when you are on the stage, simply you are the orator, who has taken the challenge of delivering a fantastic speech. Inexplicably it will be well received and appreciated for the exclusive content shared consequently.

Do’ s & Dont’s of Delivering a Fantastic Speech

  • First place not to mention, researching well about the topic you are planning to deliver your speech on will help you to be an impressive orator in front of the audience. Usually, the speaker is creative, articulate, persuasive, charming, enthusiastic, and responds well to challenges, especially when there are recognition and rewards involved especially.
  • Secondly picking and selecting the right words simply which are positive and inspiring will undeniably enthrall your audience. For the most part the audience, in particular, will be demanding more if the topic is presented with the right type of humor and the subject enriching not to mention.
  • All the more, proper display of body language inexplicably will make you enamored certainly in front of your audience. As a matter of fact, they are spending time and money undeniably listening to your speech.
  • Put another way your thoughts should be expressed effectively & efficiently, especially in front of an audience, who are there in the first place to benefit immensely from your talk.

In the meantime, if you are planning on becoming an entrepreneur or an orator, your excellent presentation skills consequently will be your sales pitch to conclude successfully. Overtime good preparation and regular practice will ensure excellent

results undeniably.

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Conclusion:

To begin with, public speaking is an art that has to be rehearsed thoroughly and practiced in advance to enhance your oratory skills. As a matter of fact, your presentation skills along with a well-researched topic will do wonders for you. In the same manner, your body language and pronunciation along with good enunciation will keep the attention of the audience to your speech. presentation.

Q.1 What do you mean by a persuasive speech?

Ans.  A persuasive speech is a technique of presenting a speech, where the main purpose is to convince the audience to embrace a particular point of view of the speaker.

Q.2 How do you make a good persuasive speech topic?

Ans.  The best speech topics for a Persuasive speech are ones that ignite passion and debate audience response. If the speech captures the audience’s curiosity and in turn motivates the audience to take the desired action as targetted by the speaker.

Q.3 Why would an audience listen to your speech?

Ans.  Whatever topic is selected it should be informative to the audience as well as interesting for them to keep them glued to their speech.

Q.4 Can you suggest 5-minute speech topics?

Ans.  There are a large number of topics that would be suitable for a 5-minute speech in English. You may select topics on: 1. Current affairs in India 2. Dangers of driving and sending text messages 3. The benefits of a vegetarian diet. 4. The danger of sleep disorders 5. How to manage E-Waste

Q 5. How to encourage students to give the speech?

Ans.  Speech is never been a cup of tea for student life. Most students take speech lightly. Hence encouraging students for the speech is challenging. Hence, following this article can help you get topics for your students that can fetch their interest in it.

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List of best english speech topics, 1-minute speech topics.

  • The importance of education
  • The impact of technology on society
  • The importance of exercise and physical fitness
  • The dangers of climate change
  • The role of youth in bringing about social change
  • The benefits of volunteering and community service
  • The importance of maintaining a healthy diet
  • The impact of social media on relationships
  • The importance of mental health awareness
  • The dangers of distracted driving
  • The impact of music on the brain
  • The importance of a good education
  • The benefits of traveling and experiencing new cultures
  • The importance of learning a second language
  • The impact of social media on self-esteem
  • The benefits of reading
  • The importance of goal-setting
  • The impact of peer pressure on decision-making
  • The importance of forgiveness
  • The benefits of meditation and mindfulness
  • The importance of self-care
  • The impact of media representation on body image
  • The benefits of a positive attitude
  • The importance of financial literacy
  • The impact of pollution on the environment
  • The benefits of a healthy work-life balance
  • The importance of time management skills
  • The impact of celebrity role models on youth
  • The benefits of sleep and the dangers of sleep deprivation
  • The importance of saving money and budgeting
  • The impact of social media on political discourse
  • The benefits of learning from failure
  • The importance of teamwork and collaboration
  • The impact of the Internet on communication
  • The benefits of creativity and artistic expression
  • The importance of self-confidence
  • The impact of religion on society
  • The benefits of healthy relationships
  • The importance of personal responsibility
  • The impact of video games on behavior
  • The benefits of leadership skills
  • The importance of diversity and inclusion
  • The impact of social media on privacy
  • The benefits of forgiveness and letting go of grudges
  • The importance of public speaking skills
  • The impact of social media on news and information dissemination
  • The benefits of having a hobby or passion
  • The importance of critical thinking skills
  • The impact of social media on the economy
  • The benefits of stress management techniques
  • The importance of a healthy work environment
  • The impact of social media on job searching and employment
  • The benefits of a strong support system
  • The importance of conflict resolution skills
  • The impact of social media on advertising and marketing
  • The benefits of practicing gratitude
  • The importance of networking
  • The impact of social media on social movements and activism
  • The benefits of positive thinking
  • The importance of emotional intelligence
  • The impact of social media on relationships and dating
  • The benefits of being open-minded
  • The importance of maintaining a sense of humor
  • The impact of social media on the entertainment industry
  • The importance of mental health support in the workplace
  • The impact of social media on fashion and beauty trends
  • The benefits of a positive attitude toward aging
  • The importance of digital literacy
  • The impact of social media on political campaigns and elections
  • The benefits of practicing self-compassion
  • The importance of mental health resources for college students
  • The impact of social media on the music industry
  • The benefits of practicing self-care
  • The importance of mental health resources for athletes
  • The impact of social media on the film and

2-Minute Speech Topics

  • Implication of Kindness
  • Is there Value in Homework?
  • Things I learned in Lockdown
  • How can food be recycled?
  • Should Art be a part of the school schedule?
  • Should children's reality shows be banned?
  • Learning in the Wake of Covid-19
  • Hard Work vs. Smart Work
  • What Makes Learning Fun?
  • The Coolest Innovations You’ve Seen
  • Men should wear pink
  • Should schools teach sign language?
  • Women make better presidents/prime ministers
  • Why books are better than movies?
  • Life was sounder when technology was more spartan
  • Effect of technology on our health
  • Importance of AI in Education
  • Significance of Extracurricular Activities
  • Should exams be banned?
  • How to tackle Bullying in Schools?
  • Summer Vacation

Easy Speech Topics in English

  • Significance of Education
  • How can Online Learning be Fun?
  • Make Public Transport Free?
  • Should violent video games be banned?
  • Is it beneficial to learn a Second Language?
  • Music has healing power.
  • Love is more powerful than hate
  • Social Impact of Covid-19
  • Children's Day
  • Teacher's Day
  • Independence Day
  • Janmashtami
  • Newspaper Reading
  • Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan
  • Mobile phone
  • Wonder of Science

English Speech Topics on Greatest Leaders in India & Around the World

  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Albert Einstein
  • APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Raja Rammohan Roy
  • George Washington
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Kailash Satyarthi

English Speech Topics on Environment

  • Climate Change
  • Depletion of the Ozone Layer
  • Reducing Water Levels
  • Reducing the Green Cover of Earth
  • Endangered species need protection
  • Significance of fishing regulations
  • Significance of investing in alternative fuels
  • Impact of ocean acidification on marine organisms
  • Microbial benefits
  • World Environment Day
  • Disaster Management
  • Improper Use of Natural Resources
  • Air, Water, and Soil Pollution
  • Efficiency of Recycling
  • Deforestation
  • Global Warming
  • Waste Management
  • Water-Saving Techniques
  • E-Waste Management
  • Natural disasters and their effect on economic growth
  • Energy alternatives – Only resolution to the environmental deterioration
  • Extinction of rare species

English Speech Topics on Social Issues

  • Women Empowerment
  • Child Labour
  • Social Distancing
  • Organ Donation
  • Importance of the Right to Education
  • Child Trafficking
  • Education of Girl Child
  • Unemployment
  • Reservation
  • Importance of Maintaining Hygiene
  • Multiculturalism
  • Struggles of Immigrants
  • Impact of Globalisation
  • Adult education

English Speech Topics on Education

  • Significance of a teacher in your life
  • SAT scores for college application
  • Importance of sports and physical exercises
  • Schools vs colleges
  • What are the differences between a school, college, and university in the USA?
  • Student bullies should be expelled
  • Consequences of cheating in exams
  • Homeschooling is better than normal schooling
  • Importance of value education

English Speech Topics on Important Days & Events

  • Mother’s Day
  • World Population Day
  • Zero Discrimination Day
  • Women’s Day
  • World Health Day
  • Ambedkar Jayanti
  • Gandhi Jayanti
  • Human Rights Day
  • Anti-Terrorism Day
  • Hindi Diwas 

English Speech Topics on Proverbs

  • Honesty is the best policy
  • When there’s a will, there is a way
  • Knowledge is Power
  • Ignorance is Bliss
  • Hard work is the key to success
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover

Miscellaneous Speech Topics

  • Article 370
  • Women's rights
  • The Constitution of India
  • Youth of India
  • Culture of India
  • Importance of Unity
  • Generation Gap
  • Importance of Value Education
  • Old Age Homes
  • Family Values
  • Leadership skills
  • Rise of Smart Classes
  • Grading System
  • Importance of Practical Education
  • Benefits of Co-Education
  • Importance of Co-Curricular Activities
  • The uselessness of PowerPoint presentations
  • Rise of Technology
  • Excessive usage of the Internet
  • Speech on Fear
  • Speech on Dependence on Technology
  • Importance of Social Media
  • Speech on Save Water
  • Speech on India of My Dreams
  • Speech on the Indian Education System
  • Speech on My India

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There is a small but important difference between planning a persuasive speech and writing a persuasive essay. First, if you are planning a persuasive speech, you should think about a topic that can engage your audience. For this reason, you may want to consider a few topics before settling on the one that allows you to be more descriptive and entertaining.

Another important factor when picking a persuasive speech topic is to choose one that can provoke your audience. If you stir up a little emotion in your audience members, you'll keep their attention. The list below is provided to help you brainstorm. Choose a topic from this list or use the list to generate an idea of your own.

  • Studying martial arts is good for mind and health.
  • Competitive sports can teach us about life.
  • Reality shows are exploiting people.
  • Community service should be a graduation requirement for all high school students.
  • The characteristics that make a person a hero.
  • It's important to grow things in a garden.
  • Violent video games are dangerous.
  • Lyrics in a song can impact our lives.
  • Traveling and studying abroad are positive experiences.
  • Journal writing is therapeutic.
  • You should spend time with your grandparents.
  • A laptop is better than a tablet.
  • Religion and science can go hand in hand.
  • School uniforms are good.
  • All-female colleges and all-male colleges are bad.
  • Multiple choice tests are better than essay tests .
  • We should not spend money on space exploration.
  • Open-book tests are as effective as closed-book tests.
  • Security cameras keep us safer.
  • Parents should have access to students' grades.
  • Small classes are better than big classes.
  • You need to start saving for retirement now.
  • Credit cards are harmful to college students.
  • We should have a royal family.
  • We should protect endangered animals.
  • Texting while driving is dangerous.
  • You can write a novel.
  • Recycling should be required in the U.S.
  • State colleges are better than private colleges.
  • Private colleges are better than state colleges.
  • We should do away with penny coins.
  • Fast food containers hurt the environment.
  • Plastic straws are harmful to the environment.
  • You can eat and enjoy healthy snacks.
  • You can become a millionaire.
  • Dogs are better pets than cats.
  • You should own a bird.
  • It's unethical to keep birds in cages.
  • Liberal arts degrees prepare graduates to be better workers than other degrees.
  • Hunting animals should be banned.
  • Football is a dangerous sport.
  • School days should start later.
  • Night school is better than day school.
  • Technical training is better than a college degree.
  • Immigration laws should be more lenient.
  • Students should be able to choose their schools.
  • Everyone should learn to play a musical instrument.
  • Grass lawns should be prohibited.
  • Sharks should be protected.
  • We should do away with cars and go back to horse and carriage for transportation.
  • We should use more wind power.
  • We should pay more taxes.
  • We should do away with taxes.
  • Teachers should be tested like students.
  • We should not interfere in the affairs of other countries.
  • Every student should join a club.
  • Homeschooling is better than traditional schooling.
  • People should stay married for life.
  • Smoking in public should be illegal.
  • College students should live on campus .
  • Parents should let students fail.
  • Giving to charity is good.
  • Education makes us happier people.
  • T​he ​ death penalty should be outlawed.
  • Bigfoot is real.
  • We should increase train travel to save the environment.
  • We should read more classic books.
  • Fame is bad for young children.
  • Athletes should stay loyal to teams.
  • We should reform our prisons.
  • Juvenile offenders should not go to boot camps.
  • Abraham Lincoln was the best president.
  • Abraham Lincoln gets too much credit.
  • Students should be allowed to have cell phones in elementary, middle, and high school.
  • College student-athletes should be paid for playing.
  • Elderly citizens on fixed income should receive free public transportation.
  • Colleges and universities should be free to attend.
  • All American citizens should complete one year of community service.
  • Students should be required to take Spanish classes.
  • Every student should be required to learn at least one foreign language .
  • Marijuana should be legal for recreational use nationwide.
  • Commercial testing of products on animals should no longer be allowed.
  • High school students should be required to participate in at least one team sport.
  • The drinking age in the U.S. should be 25.
  • Replacing fossil fuels with cheaper alternative energy options should be mandated.
  • Churches need to contribute their share of taxes.
  • The Cuba embargo should be maintained by the U.S.
  • America should replace income taxes with a nationwide flat tax.
  • Once they reach the age of 18, all U.S. citizens should be automatically registered to vote .
  • Doctor-assisted suicide should be legal.
  • Spammers—people who bombard the internet with unsolicited email—should be banned from sending junk mail.
  • Every automobile driver should be required to take a new driver's test every three years.
  • Electroshock treatment is not a humane form of therapy.
  • Global warming is not real.
  • Single-parent adoption should be encouraged and promoted.
  • Gun companies should be held accountable for gun crimes.
  • Human cloning is not moral.
  • Religion does not belong in public education.
  • Juveniles should not be tried as adults.
  • American workers should be guaranteed a three-day weekend by law.
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Speech Topics in English for Students and Children

Many times we have wanted our voices to be heard and also inspire others with our ideas and thoughts. However, we aren’t able to do so in the correct manner sometimes. It is mostly because one fails to find the right words at the right times. That is why we have speeches. They help you attract the attention of the audience and make people listen to you. In school and college, speech topics become a part of our lives. While it is comparatively easy to write an essay, to deliver a speech is an entirely different thing. Proper persuasive speech topics can help you inform and convince your target audience. In order to do that, you need to do thorough research and state valid points to make a good impression.

When we talk about persuasive speech topics, it is important to note that they must inform, educate, convince or motivate your audience. In other words, you will be influencing them to accept your point of view. The finest persuasive speech topics are always stimulating, daring and very crisp and clear. Always remember to choose an interesting persuasive speech topic. It will help attract the attention of the listener or reader from the start to the end. Moreover, make sure to have ample knowledge about the topics, which will assist you in counter-questioning.

When choosing your persuasive speech topic, make sure it is familiar so you can prepare it easily. Further, your audience must care about the topic and must be able to easily visualize them. The main point is to make sure to not choose something that is overdone. Emotional topics help stimulate more emotions and give better chances of achieving the desired outcome.

Types of Persuasive Speech Topics

  • Factual Persuasive Speech – Use facts and figures to prove whether the topic is true or false
  • Value Persuasive Speech – Argues whether something is morally correct or not
  • Policy Persuasive Speech – Speeches that try to advance policies, laws and more.

There are a lot of persuasive speech topics that we consider interesting enough to be chosen as given below. All these persuasive speech topics are relevant and will remain so for a long time. When it comes to choosing persuasive speech topics, your options are infinite. We have compiled some of the best ones to help you make a good impression.

Toppr has done all the thorough research on your behalf so you can solely focus on delivering the speech excellently. In this article, we have listed out numerous important speech topics from various categories for special occasions, on prominent leaders, motivational, persuasive speech topics and more. They are appropriate for everyone from school students to college ones. Our vast collections of speech topics ensure you find anything and everything that you are looking for. Following is a great list of speech topics divided into different categories like persuasive speech topics and more for a better and quick search:

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  • Will punishing bullies help?
  • How to speak confidently in public?
  • Do exam results alone determine a child’s worth?
  • Do video games promote violence?
  • How to overcome the fear of Maths?
  • Should schools have longer recess time?
  • Should schools make swimming lessons mandatory?
  • What is the best age to own a mobile phone?
  • What is better: Paper books or E-Books?
  • How to overcome exam fever?

List of Persuasive Speech Topics on Environment

  • How will recycling help us?
  • Should there be a ban on smoking in public places?
  • Should zoos be banned?
  • Should there be a ban on animal testing?
  • Will banning plastic bags help?
  • Should exotic animals be kept as pets?
  • Is the government doing enough to tackle Global Warming?
  • How to control water pollution?
  • What is better: Buying pets or Adoption?
  • Why Elephant riding is unethical?

Speech Topics about Prominent Leaders

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Speech Topics on Environment and Nature

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  • Save Environment Speech
  • Save Water Speech
  • Speech About Nature
  • Speech On Air Pollution
  • Speech On Deforestation
  • Speech On Disaster Management
  • Speech On Environment
  • Speech On Importance Of Water
  • Speech On Pollution
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Speech Topics on Festivals and Events

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  • Children’s Day Speech
  • Christmas Day Speech
  • Gandhi Jayanti Speech
  • Hindi Diwas Speech
  • Human Rights Day Speech
  • Independence Day Speech
  • International Women’s Day Speech
  • Labour Day Speech
  • Mother’s Day Speech
  • Speech On Baisakhi
  • Speech On Diwali
  • Speech On World Population Day
  • Teachers Day Celebration Speech
  • Teachers Day Speech
  • Welcome Speech For Independence Day
  • Tryst With Destiny

Speech Topics on Proverbs

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  • Knowledge Is Power Speech
  • Laughter Is The Best Medicine Speech
  • Speech On Unity Is Strength

Speech Topics for Special Occasions

  • Best Man Speech
  • Best Farewell Speech
  • Annual Function Speech
  • Farewell Speech For Colleague
  • Retirement Farewell Speech
  • Thank You Speech
  • Thank You Speech For Award
  • Thank You Speech For Birthday
  • Thank You Speech For Farewell
  • Vote Of Thanks Speech
  •  Welcome Speech For Republic Day
  • Welcome Speech For Annual Function
  • Welcome Speech For College Function
  • Welcome Speech For Conference
  • Welcome Speech For Event
  • Welcome Speech For Farewell

Speech Topics on Social Issues

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Speech
  • Clean India Speech
  • Organ Donation Speech
  • Road Safety Speech
  • Speech On Child Labour
  • Speech On Agriculture
  • Speech On Cleanliness
  • Speech On Corruption
  • Women Empowerment Speech
  • Speech On Unemployment

Speech Topics about Education

  • Importance Of Education Speech
  • Speech on Education
  • Speech On Books
  • Speech On Education System In India
  • Speech On Girls Education
  • Value Of Education Speech

Speech Topics for Kids

  • Doctor Speech
  • Speech On Money
  • Speech On Mother
  • Speech On Music
  • Speech On Respect
  • Speech On Sports
  • Speech On Sports And Games
  • Speech On the Importance of Teacher in Our Lives
  • Speech About Friendship
  • Speech On India
  • Speech On Junk Food
  • Speech On Grandparents

Speech Topics on Public Speaking Topics

  • Speech On Article 370
  • Speech On Constitution Of India
  • Election Speech
  • Leadership Speech
  • Political Speech
  • Speech About Youth
  • Speech On Fashion
  • Speech On Generation Gap
  • Speech On Indian Army
  • Speech On Indian Culture
  • Speech On Internet
  • Speech On Technology
  • Speech On Unity
  • Speech On Yoga
  • Speech On Travel And Tourism
  • Speech On Health
  • Speech On Importance Of Cleanliness

List of Persuasive Speech Topics on Education

  • Should school uniforms be banned?
  • Should we allow mobile phones in school?
  • Co-Education has more benefits or drawbacks?
  • What is better: Rote learning or Hands-on Learning?
  • Boarding schools are better than Day schools?
  • Dropping a year helps students or not?
  • Are PowerPoint presentations a waste of time?
  • Having the same grading system for all students, is it fair?
  • Should it be mandatory for all schools to have a canteen?
  • Are smart classes beneficial to students?

Motivational Speech Topics

  • Speech About Dreams
  • Speech About Life
  • Speech On Time
  • Speech On Discipline
  • Speech On Happiness
  • Speech On Kindness
  • Speech On Value Of Time
  • Speech On Health And Fitness

Tips for Writing a Speech

It does not matter if you have the most innovative ideas if you don’t execute them well in your speech. A good speech always invokes emotion, is well-researched and addresses relevant subjects. In order to write a good speech, make sure to follow the points given below:

Structure: Always remember to have a definite structure when you begin writing your speech. It is a frame that will give shape to your speech and help keep you on track. Jot down all ideas coming to your mind and then connect them so that each part has something interesting to keep the audience intrigued.

Vocabulary: A speech is meant for an audience that is filled with different types of people. You need to make sure you are using the right words so your message is conveyed successfully to each and every one. Only the right words can express and highlight your message. Thus, the level of complexity must match the level of the audience of your speech.

Relatable: Your speech is what you make of it, if your speech has incredible points but you don’t deliver it well, it won’t work. Try to include relatable things in the speech to make everyone comfortable and deliver it in a humanized manner so the audience relates to you as well as your speech.

Examples: When you use examples, it helps support and proves your point in a better manner. It also helps convince the audience and result in better engagement. Try using just enough examples so people buy what you are offering and also to add that emotional edge to your speech.

Short: The worst thing you can do to your audience is to deliver a long speech. Do not try too hard and sum up your views in a short and informative speech. In fact, the longer you take, the more mistakes you will make. When someone is investing their time to listen to you, make sure it is worth it.

To sum it up, a good speech requires time and effort. Try to pick the right topic if it’s in your hand and express your thoughts and opinions freely, without any hesitance. Consistency is key, you won’t get it perfect the first time, but eventually, you will get there.

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