50 Debate Questions in English

I have just created a new video that can be used in the English Language Classroom, ideally for adult or teenage ESL / ELL students at an intermediate level.

This video contains 50 debate questions in English that are great for classroom debates and to get students to give their opinions USING English. Of course, the teacher can always ask WHY? or WHY NOT? to get them to say more.

Example Questions are:
– Should school uniforms be compulsory for students? Why?
– Do you think television is a bad influence on people? Why?
– Can money buy happiness? Why? Why not?
– Do you think childhood is the happiest time of your life?
– Do you think we should spend billions on exploring space?
– Should public transport be free? Why? Why not?
– Do you think that life is better today than 50 years ago?
– Do you think parents are too permissive with their children nowadays?
– Should the legal driving age be 21? Why? Why not?
– Should all beauty pageants be banned? Why? Why not?
– Should smoking be banned? Why? Why not

NOTE: These questions are intended for ADULT ESL learners though most of the questions are also suitable for TEENAGERS.

These questions are at an INTERMEDIATE level of English and are a great way to get students to give their opinions about different topics They can be used as speaking practice or as writing prompts.


We have a set of these debate questions available as Flash Cards that can be used in the classroom:

50 English debate questions - English teacher resource - Flash Cards

More details here: 50 Debate Questions in English – Flash Cards for Speaking / Writing Practice

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