What can I talk about during Instant Tutoring?

Instant Tutoring sessions are a way for students to get extra speaking practice.  Because your teacher does not have any time to prepare,  Instant Tutoring sessions should be student- directed, so it is up to you to tell the teacher how you want to use this session.

You should tell the teacher to help you as a speaking coach and correct your language questions or even correct student essays. 

Below are some great Conversation Topics to help with Speaking Practice:


  • Describe yourself

  • Describe your family

  • Describe your partner

  • Describe your hometown

  • Describe your best friend

  • Describe your job

  • What do you like doing in your free time?

  • Do you have any pets?

  • Why are you learning this language?

  • What are your plans in (insert relevant country)?


Talking about the past

  • Talk about a movie you have watched

  • Talk about a book you have read

  • Talk about a happy memory

  • Talk about your last holiday

  • Talk about a news story you have read

  • Talk about a social event you have been to

  • What were you doing this time last year?

  • What did you do last weekend?


Talking about the future

  • What are your plans for next weekend?

  • What are your plans for your next holiday?

  • In your opinion, how will the world be different in 20 years?


About you

  • What is your favorite dish? How do you make it?

  • Describe your favorite book/movie

  • What is your favorite season and why?

  • What are your goals?

  • What is your most valuable possession?

  • What subject did you enjoy most at school?

  • What is your favorite holiday/festival?

  • What has been the happiest time of your life?


Another really good website with thousands of conversation questions which could be used to inspire students to start talking is this website:


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