Conversation Questions


  • When were the first Olympic games?
  • Why did they take place?
  • When are the first Olympic games you remember?
    • When and where were they?
    • Did your country win any medals?
  • When and where were the best games?
  • How many Olympic sports can you name?
  • Which sports are your favorite?
  • How many medals did your country win in the last Olympics?
  • Which sport is your country good at?
  • Where are the next games?
  • How is a country chosen to hold the games?
  • Is holding the games a financial incentive?
    • Is it good for the country that holds the events?
  • Which Olympic sports do you like to watch on TV?
  • Does your country do better at the summer or the winter Olympics?
  • Do you think that the Olympics are important, or have there been too many negative things (use of performance-enhancing drugs, corrupt judges) in recent history?
  • Should professional athletes be allowed in the Olympics?
  • Do you think it’s fair that an athlete who lives in one country and competes in another country can come back to his/her home country to be part of the Olympic team?
  • Do countries spend too much time on the Olympics?
  • If we held the Olympics tomorrow in this class, in which sport would you win the gold?
  • If you had to change one Olympic sport, which sport would you take away and which sport would you add?
  • What is the most difficult Olympic sport?
  • Should all sports be included? For example, the horse riding event which means transporting the horses all over the world?