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Conversation Questions

About the U.S. (About the United States)

  • Have you ever visited the United States?
    • If not, would you like to visit this country?
  • Where have you been in the United States?
    • Where would you like to go in the USA and what would you like to see? Why?
  • What do you know about New York City?
    • Washington, D.C.?
    • Los Angeles?
    • Other cities?
  • What do you know about Oregon?
    • California?
    • Florida?
    • Texas?
    • Other states?
  • Have you ever met people from the U.S.?
    • What did you think about them?
  • When did Europeans first come to the Americas?
    • Who lived there before the Europeans came?
    • What has happened to the native people in the Americas?
  • Where do most Asians live in Canada?
    • In the United States?
    • Where do most people from your country live in the United States?
    • In Canada?
    • In Europe?
  • Do you know that Canada, the United States, and Mexico have a free trade agreement?
    • Do you think this is largely positive or negative for these countries?
  • Do you like Hollywood movies?
    • What have you learned about the U.S. by watching Hollywood movies?
    • Do you think it’s important for people in the world to see movies that come from other places as well? Why?
  • Who do you think was the best president in U.S. history? Why?
  • Who do you think was the worst president in American history? Why?
  • What are three things you admire about the USA. Why do you admire these things?
  • Do you think the world has anything to learn from the United States?
  • What are three things you dislike about the USA?
    • Why don’t you like these things?
    • If you could change anything about the U.S., what would you like to change?
  • Do you think the USA will change in a more positive direction in the future? Why or why not?
  • What is your country’s relationship with the United States these days?
  • How can better relationships be created between countries in the world?
  • How can people in the world build better relationships among themselves?