Starter question

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A starter question or opening question is a question that’s used to start a conversation.

Pedagogy[edit | edit source]

Starter questions are used to start conversations, for speaking practice. Language learners are often given starter questions to ask classmates, and expected to add follow-up questions to any interesting replies they receive, to practice using language authentically. Sometimes starter questions are used as icebreakers, to help students transition from a passive to participatory state. Sometimes, biographical questions are taught to students at the beginning of teaching years, to accommodate new students too.