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Conversation Questions

U.S. Presidents

  • Does the President of the United States play an important role in the world today? Why or why not?
  • In your opinion, who was the best leader of the United States of America? Who was the worst?
  • Who was George Washington? Please say what you know about him.
  • Who was Abraham Lincoln? Please say what you know about him.
  • Who was John F. Kennedy? Please say what you know about him.
  • Who was Dr. Martin Luther King? Please say what you know about him.
  • What do you know about President Jimmy Carter? President George Herbert Walker Bush (George W. Bush’s father)? President Ronald Reagan?
  • What do you know about President Bill Clinton?
  • What did people in your country think about President Clinton?
  • What do you know about President George W. Bush?
  • What did people in your country think about President Bush?
  • Can you name the two major political parties in the United States?
  • Who were the candidates for president of the United States in 2008?
  • What do you know about John McCain?
  • Do you know why John McCain was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam?
  • Do you think that 72 years old was too old to be president?
  • Who is Sarah Palin? Do you know what state she is from?
  • What do you know about Barack Obama?
  • What are Mr. Obama’s strong points and weak points?
  • Did you think that Americans were ready to elect an African American as president?
  • What kinds of Americans supported Mr. Obama?
  • Did people in your country hope that Obama would be elected president? Why or why not?
  • Some people think that Mr. Obama could be a very good or even a great president. Do you agree or disagree?
  • What are some of the major problems that President Obama faces?
  • Do you think that President Obama will be able to help solve some of these problems?
  • Do you think that President Obama will be able to create a better relationship between your country and the United States?
  • What are your hopes for the relationship between your country and the United States?
  • How do you think the relationship between your country and the United States will develop in the future?
  • What are some solutions to some of the major problems that the world faces?
  • Do you think countries can truly work together to solve the world’s problems?
  • Do you think that countries will solve the world’s problems together?