Getting to know you conversation questions

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These are really general ELT icebreaker conversation questions. Unlike many of our other conversation questions they are pretty basic.

Getting to know you[edit]

Personal details[edit]

  • What is your name?
  • What is your surname?
  • Can you spell that, please?
  • How old are you?
  • Where are you from?
  • Where do you live?
  • What's your address?
  • What's your phone number?
  • What's your email address?


  • Do you have a big family?
  • How many brothers and sisters do you have?
  • Are they older or younger than you?
  • Are you married?
  • Do you have any children?
  • How old are they?


  • Do you have any pets?
  • What are their names?
  • How old are they?
  • Did you have any pets when you were a child?


  • Do you work or are you a student?
  • What do you do?
  • What's your job title?
  • Where do you work?
  • Have you done this job all your working life?
  • What's your dream job?
  • Where would you like to work?
  • What jobs are you interested in?

Secondary and primary school[edit]

  • When you were young, what was your favourite subject?
  • Do you still remember your friends from school?
  • How were you like back at school? Were you quiet? Studious? Troublemaker? Teacher's pet?
  • Did you enjoy primary school? Why?
  • Do you have any secondary school qualifications?
  • What was the best thing about secondary school?
  • What is your highest qualification?
  • Which subject did you get the best grade in at school?


  • What kind of things are you interested in?
  • Do you have any hobbies?
  • What do you do in your freetime?
  • If you had more time, what pastimes would you take up?
  • Do you do enough physical exercise?
  • What were your hobbies when you were young?


  • What was your dream job when you were a child?
  • What is your goal in life?
  • Do you have any short term goals?

See also[edit]